Garnier • Herbashine • Hair Color
|Would buy this product again.||59%|
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Fair, Neutral Hair: Black, Straight, Medium Eyes: Green
I can't even believe the negative reviews on this! I love this hair dye and have been using it for 3 years now, nothing compares! My hair is naturally a light brown almost dark blonde and I initially dyed it a dark chocolate brown for prom. It faded a bit but I hated my roots showing so I re did it, this time using the soft black. I didn't intend on keeping the color but I wasn't about to bleach my hair and then dye it back to it's originial color. I think this dye works best if you're using the darker brunette colors, but I have never tried the light dyes. I just use the soft black to touch up every couple weeks now and it's made my hair healthier and behave better. It also thickens it up and gives it a glossy sheen and literally shines like glass plus making it softer. The little conditioner packet that they put in there is to die for, as well; If Garnier made liters of it, I would snatch it right up. I have pretty healthy hair anyways that goes down to the middle of my back, but this just takes it to another level. It smells like...well hair dye, it doesn't burn my nose though like others have. I wish more came in the box because my hair is pretty thick and 1 box doesn't cut it. It is pretty cheap for how amazing it is. Especially if you get it at WalMart. It's also not as JET black as I would like it to be, it is at first but obviously it fades a little and I've been trying other black hair dyes but they just don't compare to this one. Herbashine isn't damaging or drying (at least to me!), actually makes my hair healthier, shinier, and thicker. It lasts about a month or so on my hair. I've seen other's comments on how it's darker than they orginially wanted.. I can't comment on the actuality of the 'true' color on the box, being that I WANT a darker color because my hair is black, so that's perfect for me. If you're going for a dark brunette/black I would absolutely choose this as your dye. It may fade a tiny bit faster than permanent dyes but I can deal with that; especially with all the other beneficial things that come with using this. I will not go back to another hair dye, every time I do I regret it.
Age: 44-55 Skin: Normal, Medium Hair: Brunette Eyes: Other
I used this demi-permanent hair colour last august so that's 7 months ago...and it just absolutely ruined my hair >:( gave me horrible frizz, which I have not been able to get rid of, though I have not coloured it since. As another reviewer noted, the colour does not fade out from the bottom portion of the hair - my hair is still red from the ears down. I dyed it mahogany brown...the brown faded out completely, and now I just have this cheap, brassy red look in my ends. When I called the company to inquire about fixing the problem, I found the customer help person disinterested to the point of being rude. Their only solution was that I should use more of their crappy hair dye to fix the problem :/
For a product that has a low amount of ammonia, it still smells horrid. The formula was difficult to work with - rather drippy - and it was difficult to apply well. Came with cheap, awful gloves. And the colour came out far darker than the image on the side of the box. Spare yourself the agony of permanently ruining your hair, and find a better brand! PLUS Garnier tests on animals, as I have since found out. :(
Age: 36-43 Skin: Combination Hair: Brown Eyes: Blue
First off, I have bought this product about three times, in various colors for my medium brown hair dyed lighter with permanent dye this fall. I LOVE the way it makes my hair feel, and I love I found it on sale all three times. However, I find it didn't completely cover my slight amount of grays (whites?) and although the reddish undertones lasted, i still saw a root line. But, for 3 or 4 dollars, it makes your hair feel fantastic, like a clear glaze. It gave my hair lots of body and eased some of the kinks from my erstwhile wiry strands. I did like that, but maybe it was the hair mask/conditioner that did that instead:)
Age: 19-24 Skin: Very Oily, Fair Hair: Brunette Eyes: Blue
I have an awful feeling this might be discontinued, as I can't get in anywhere except eBay and I'm down to my last two. I've been using this for years in various colours, and I love it. Like it says on the box it lasts about six weeks, so it starts to fade out before you get really noticeable roots. I've used Red Mahogany, Plum, the chocolate brown I can't remember the name of...all round a great dye system that actually feels like it does my hair some good. I love this and hope they are just rebranding or something!
Age: 44-55 Skin: Acne-prone, Fair-Medium, Warm Hair: Brown Eyes: Hazel
Finally--a non-permanent color that will cover my grays! Since I started using this product, I have saved a TON of money by not having to go the salon to have my hair colored. Salon color was lasting three weeks, but I was stretching it to four (ugh). HerbaShine lasts only two weeks, but it is so inexpensive that it still saves me a boatload of money over going to the salon. I have fairly dark brown hair, but I use shade #630, Light Golden Brown (aka Golden Teak), apply only to my gray roots, leave it on for 25-30 minutes, and my gray is blended away beautifully. (Last time I used it, I put just a touch on the surface of my hair for the last five minutes, just to calm down my frizzies. That seemed to work well, too.) What a godsend! Runs rings around Clairol Natural Instincts, which did NOTHING to cover my gray, even when I left it on 30 minutes. My only complaint is that so much product is wasted--I wish it came in a smaller size--but at $7 a pop, that's not much of a complaint.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Sensitive, Fair Hair: Brown Eyes: Green
I used the shade Coke and Rum, I don't know the actual name. On the box it looked to be a brown with a slight reddish tint and after I dyed it it came out exactly as the box said it would! I slept with it still damp that night and when I woke up my pillow case was ruined, it had bled all over the pillow case and into the pillow itself. So that day I shampooed it really well and dried it completely before going to bed, the next morning I find that it had bled onto another pillow case just from a small amount of sweat the night before. It was not as bad as the first night but still ruined the case. Overall the color was nice and very pretty and nicely priced but the bleeding was very disappointing. I would buy this product again but I would stay clear of the colors containing any red pigment.
Age: 18 & Under Skin: Normal, Fair, Cool Hair: Brunette Eyes: Green
firstly, OMG I LOVE THIS PRODUCT!!!!!!!!!!!!! I use it in dark natural brown and it comes up a really beautiful, rich, very dark shade of brown. Whenever i use this, it's glossy, it smells great, is easy to use (no drips) and gives great colour. It's perfect to enhance your natural colour! I basically used it because i'd previously used sun-in on the ends of my naturally dark hair for a kind of subtle ombre look, but after a while it started to get brassy and i got bored of it anyway, so i tried Herbashine and now it's all i use!! Defs recommend <3
Age: 18 & Under Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium Hair: Red Eyes: Blue
I have naturally ashy dirty blonde hair, and used Sun-In in it a few years ago, which led to horrible roots and my need to dye it to a golden medium blonde. I wanted to do a big change to my hair and dye it red brown. I chose the shade 565 in Medium Auburn Brown. Good thing my mom read the directions, because this specific shade needed to be left in an extra five minutes to achieve maximum coverage. The color came out exactly how I wanted where it applied, but in other parts the dye didn't even take to my hair! It left parts blonde! So then I tried to re-dye the areas where the color didn't come out right and it was okay...until I used a straightener. I ran the straightener down my hair and it literally took all the pigment out of one-inch sections, so it made my hair look like a red and blonde ZEBRA. I was infuriated. I am going to wash my hair like crazy and get this color out so I can permanently dye it this color. Not buying this ever again.
I gave it a two because it covered most of my hair well, and the color was accurate, but it lost three because its inability to dye parts of my hair and staying issues. I know its only semi-permanent, but seriously? A STRAIGHTENER?
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Fair Hair: Brunette Eyes: Brown
Well, I just used the soft black color and my hair is a medium brown colour naturally. The price didn't bother me too much, I saw several that were more expensive. After dying, it looks great, it doesn't feel like it's done too much damage to my hair, (I've never dyed it before until today) although I do feel a slight difference from my usual silkiness. The color does look relatively natural compared to other bottle blacks I've seen. I'm just hoping it fades within a good time span!
Age: 18 & Under Skin: Combination, Tan Hair: Brunette, Straight, Medium Eyes: Brown
This did nothing to my hair but made it darker. This was my first hair dye so my hair was virgin. I bought a very light brown colour and left it on abit longer but it didn't make a difference. Would not recommend.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Neutral Hair: Brown, Wavy, Medium Eyes: Green
I cannot remember the shade I used.. I think it was Dark Natural Brown. This is about the same price as any regular color, and personally I think demi/semi permanent should cost less! I like the color, and it is the color on the box, but the smell while and after coloring is awful. It's not strong, but not pleasant like the avocado fruit oil in the original. I've also noticed that my hair feels different. I hadn't colored my hair in over 5 months and it almost seems to leave a film over your hair. The conditioner that came with it was very thick, as thick as a hair mask. I liked that, but I will use the original Garnier Nutrisse from now on. It just works so well (more like salon color), and 9/10 you get long lasting color that matches the box shade.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Sensitive, Fair-Medium Hair: Brunette Eyes: Brown
I used this product 3 times. The first time I got it in Dark Natural Brown. My hair was completely virgin hair that had never been dyed. I had a medium ashy brown with some which looked a bit orangey in the sun. I dyed my hair and I noticed it looked very dark (almost black) and it had a reddish tint in the light which I didn't really liked. The next 2 times I bought it in black. The black color was nice. My hair had a faint smell of bleach afterwards even though it's a semi permanent dye. The reason I give this a 1 is because this dye makes your hair fall, and I mean a lot. Since it's the first dye I ever used, I thought it was normal to lose a lot of hair. But I looked up reviews on this and a lot of people were saying the same thing. I was losing clumps of 20+ strands while washing this stuff out. I have since tried a new dye and have found that this is not normal, especially since we're talking about a dye that isn't supposed to have bleach. Please, spare your hair from the loss. Do not buy this product.
Age: 44-55 Skin: Dry, Fair, Neutral Hair: Brunette, Straight, Fine Eyes: Blue
I tried this product twice. The first was in Dark Opalescent Brown, which turned out quite orange. It was easy and quick to apply, and the conditioner felt as though it had left my hair in good condition. My hair was very shiny afterwards, and had a lot of extra body. But the shine soon disappeared and it became clear that the extra body was because it had damaged my hair.
I tried it once more, about two months later, this time in Dark Purple to get rid of the orange. I really loved this colour, a dark burgundy, but the damage to my hair was even clearer second time round. It was left swollen and scruffed up, and it seemed to react to certain conditioners by becoming even more swollen. I was kind of intrigued by the effect, because I've always had fine hair, and suddenly I had Big Hair on demand. But it wasn't healthy looking, and it had a tendency to knot while I slept.
I wouldn't call this a semi-permanent dye, because the colour didn't wash out. It faded from the top four inches or so of my hair, but from my ears down it stayed until it was cut out.
I almost certainly wouldn't use it again, but if I did use it, it would only be on virgin hair. That is, I wouldn't use it over hair that had already been dyed by HerbaShine, because the layering of the dye really seemed to magnify the damage.
Age: 36-43 Skin: Other, Fair, Neutral Hair: Brown, Wavy, Medium Eyes: Brown
I have naturally dark brown hair. I started going gray last year (only about 5% at this point) and have had my hair colored professionally about three times. It left my hair very dry so I've been giving it a rest. I've been growing out a dark brown dye job that was becoming faded and brassy so I decided to use a semipermanent ammonia-free color to deepen it and take away the brassiness. I chose Garnier Herbashine in Medium Ash brown, #510. First, the reviews on this site almost caused me not to try it. I did anyway and really liked the results. It was easy to use. I didn't have trouble working it through my hair--it was much like the consistency I've experienced when having it done professionally. It was not at all messy, rinsed out easily and I didn't lose any hair. I liked the conditioner. And the color is exactly what I wanted -- on me it came out a deep, rich brown. I still have a little residual red but I think it's because I only left it on for 7-8 minutes. Oh, and my hair feels soft and manageable. For someone with no experience with at-home dyeing, it was amazingly fast and easy with good results. I'd definitely use this again, try other colors and leave it on longer.
I think this product probably works better on dark hair--it seems to me the reviewers who are most satisfied have naturally dark hair, or want dark hair, so the depth of color doesn't freak them out. It does skew dark, which is why I went with a medium brown; dark brown would probably make my hair black. A friend of mine uses this and her hair is jet black--it looks great. The only reason I gave this a 4 is I have nothing to compare it to, but I also plan to stick with this product. Beats paying big bucks at the salon and having fried hair.
Age: 18 & Under Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium Hair: Brunette, Wavy, Medium Eyes: Green
Herbashine gives you really nice color! I started dying my hair last year and after a few months I found Herbashine. Part of the reason I love this is because it only lasts through 28 washes (although I've had some last longer and some last shorter than that). I've used many of the colors ranging from the red-browns, to black. The colors that have more red in them get redder if you keep dying over them with the same color, and it's kind of hard to get rid of red (for me it took a few months of dying over with a regular brown color). The color that I think lasts the longest would be their soft black. I had never had black hair before so I wanted to give it a try. The color itself was nice, but after a few weeks I wasn't so sure I liked it anymore. The soft black definitely did fade during the 28 washes, but after a month my hair was still quite dark, but luckily I was able to dye over it to bring it back to chocolate brown (with another brand). The application of the color is fast and easy, but I find some colors have been more difficult to wash out than others. The conditioner leaves your hair soft and smooth. Overall- Herbashine has many great colors and ultimately leaves your hair in good condition. I would recommend this to people who are just starting to dye their hair, or people who are still trying to find their perfect color.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Sensitive, Fair Hair: Brunette Eyes: Brown
I like Garnier Herbashine, but it's not my favorite demi-permanent hair color. It applies well, albeit a bit messy, lasts about a month, doesn't sting my scalp, and doesn't dry out my hair. The smell leaves a bit to be desired. I really like that I can get it on sale for cheap at my local Food 4 Less and with the coupon from the Sunday paper, I pay $2.
Age: Unknown Skin: Other Hair: Other Eyes: Other
My hair is naturally 1B in shade, but I think that middle age is kicking in and my natural color is fading. I was also getting grays that appeared overnight along my hairline. It was sort of shocking how fast they were coming in. So my two reasons for wanting to color were to really enrich the shade and cover the grays.
Although I already had a box of the Garnier Herbashine in Soft Black in my linen closet, I still read a lot of reviews here first. I was kind of shocked to read that so many women layer color over color and then expect the color results to be exactly the same as they are on the box.
I know nothing about coloring hair, but I would imagine it's like painting; you place one shade over another and it's going to show through, right? Even if the previous shade has faded...it just seems to be that the color will not be true. Anyway, what do I know. That's why I read stuff, lol.
I read through the instructions and got the timer ready. Found an old beat up tee shirt to protect my skin and got out the black towels. Looked at some YT videos to see what I could learn there. A lot of the women who used my shade had videos so that increased my comfort level a bit.
I combed my hair straight back and start making vertical parts going toward the back. Striped on the color, combed it through and repeated. Combed it through to the ends, twisted it and moved on the the next section. When I was all done, I poured the rest of the color right into my (gloved) hands and made sure I covered those grays on my hair line, all around my head.
I combed the color through again for good measure, got in the shower and rinsed with cool water for a good ten minutes. Added the conditioner that came in the box. I had no problems getting the color out and the conditioner made my hair super easy to comb through. I was shocked at how fast the dye had taken and the fact that there were very few drips. A big plus.
Same thing in the shower...whatever dye got on the (white) tiles came right up with my normal bathroom cleaner. The conditioner made my hair super soft and I could comb right through it. I let it sit on my hair while I washed and then rinsed everything out.
No dye transfer to the towels (I squeezed my hair dry with my (white) microfiber towel first). My hair looked super dark and glossy. I wrapped it all up in a black towel, dried it some more, added my normal 1 tbls. leave in conditioner and a few drops of PM Skinny Serum.
Blew my hair dry in sections. Then I could really get a look at my work. I was shocked that all the grays were indeed covered. The new color was super dark and super shiny black. Easy to comb and dried quickly. The Garnier website and reviews mentioned something about how the dye was enriched with keratin so that it fills in the "cracks" in the hair. I'm just getting familiar with this claim, but I do know that my hair felt and looked different.
The strands seemed stronger and my hair was shinier than usual. It also dried really fast for some reason. When I ran my flat iron through the sections my hair turned into glass - it was that shiny. I checked the bathroom floor and shower floor for breakage and saw no strands that were broken.
From what I have read, this product is a demi or a semi perm, which means it is supposed to last through 28 shampoos. Since I only shampoo once a week, were talking 6 months before I would need to re-colour again.
I was shocked at how well this worked for me and I have already purchased another box.
Age: 18 & Under Skin: Very Oily, Fair, Neutral Hair: Blond, Curly, Medium Eyes: Hazel
I remember when i used to be 15 i was dying my hair for the first time.i had my mom to do it for me,we use (i can't remember the name or the number)a meduim brown that shines a red glow in the sun,i really liked it at first but it started to fade after a week and a half,the packaging was sorta cheap,it didn't take but 15 minutes to apply and rinse off,it did smell funny to me after a while,for the first time it was a big disapointment,i guess i'll have to look for a different semi-permanent hair dye.i do not recommend this for anyone who's dying they're hair for the first time,or anyone for that matter.
Age: 36-43 Skin: Dry, Fair-Medium Hair: Brunette Eyes: Brown
I bought this after being a die hard regular garnier user. I didn't even realize it was a semi permanent. I wanted to tone down my red brassiness thanks to the pool and the colorado sunshine so chose medium brown. Hair is perfect color - shiny and soft so far! we'll see how long it lasts but loved the fact it only took like 15 min!
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Cool Hair: Blond, Straight, Medium Eyes: Blue
Tried this a little while ago. Mediocre product. Smells good and distributes a great deal of color. But after that I don't really have much to say on the "pros" side.
The color came out MUCH darker than the box indicated. It was only supposed to be a shade or two darker than my hair and it came out a good 4-5 shades darker. NOT what I wanted. It also took FOREVER to wash out. Which I guess is a good thing for others, but when your color comes out wrong, it's not a good thing.