Garnier • Color Breaks - light blonde to medium blonde • Hair Color
|Would buy this product again.||70%|
Age: 25-29 Skin: Oily, Fair Hair: Blond, Wavy, Medium Eyes: Hazel
This stuff is a nightmare!!! I used it once a few months ago, and several days later, I noticed that chunks of my hair had broken off. For some reason, I didn't link it to this product, so I bought Color Breaks again. Well, my hair is breaking off AGAIN and now there can be no doubt that this product is causing it.
I've bleached my hair in the past... dyed my hair in the past... and NOTHING has ever caused my hair to break off in chunks!! How horrid! By the way, I only left it on for 10 minutes... I didn't even leave it on for the full 20!
Age: 18 & Under Skin: Very Oily, Fair-Medium Hair: Brunette Eyes: Green
I liked this product reasonably. I put blond highlights in my medium brown hair. I had never had blond highlights before and was very pleased with the color breaks, but it more like dyed all of the top layer of my hair than just a little highlights. The tools they give you to make breaks aren't very good, but the color itself isn't too bad.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Oily, Fair, Cool Hair: Blond, Straight, Fine Eyes: Blue
be very careful with this product!! this is to add lowlights to light hair; i put this on my whitish/bleached-blonde hair and after 10min it was BROWN, ahhhh!! so if you have super light hair and want a touch of dimension, i'd suggest washing out after 5min and then doing a 2nd run if you want darker [btw- the picture for this product is wrong]
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium Hair: Other Eyes: Blue
This stuff sucks! I bought it cause of all of the good reviews on here and its aweful!! I look like a cheeta!
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Fair, Cool Hair: Brunette, Wavy, Medium Eyes: Green
I am naturally dark blonde/light brown and bleached and colored my hair to a very light golden blonde last week. In an effort to make it look a little less unnatural, I bought the Low Light version of Color Breaks. I am normally VERY cautious about using products like this, but after doing a test strand and reading the reviews on here, I decided to take the plunge.
I LOVED IT! The color came out so gorgeous. My boyfriend and I agree that it looks like I went and had it done at a salon...except it cost $6.99 instead of $120!
My only qualm was with the oversized "mascara" brush it came with. It was not useful in getting close to the roots. I ended up only using it about half the time and just using the my fingertips the rest of the time.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Normal, Fair-Medium Hair: Blond Eyes: Green
I have ash blonde hair naturally and everything else is dyed lighter blonde. The directions say to put it on 1/4 inches away from the roots, then come back and do the roots...well the pieces that I followed the directions on ending up with the roots darker and it looked streaky. The pieces came out looking yellow and made my hair feel like straw. I'm not surprised with the straw feeling, because it is bleach, but it should at least come with some kind of conditioner. If you want multitonal color, I would suggest just buying Feria haircolor rather than this stuff or even a highlighting kit with a better brush. Also it says do it with damp hair, the pieces that weren't damp actually turned out with a way better color than the damp strands.
Age: 36-43 Skin: Oily, Fair, Warm Hair: Blond, Straight, Fine Eyes: Green
My hair is naturally dirty blonde (and grey) and I lighten it to a medium blonde. Previously, I've always lightened up to platinum hair, so I've been missing the bright blonde and decided to try this.
I *really* messed up with the application - the wand got tangled in my hair so I used my fingers and lightened big chunks instead of strands, and I got big glops of color all over my hair
This stuff blends SO WELL, you can't tell how badly I messed up! I'm surprised how nicely the color turned out - I was worried it would be orange or brassy. Instead it's a beautiful blond. It looks great.
Next time, I'm going to buy one of those old-fashioned caps and pull strands through instead of messing with the wand.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Normal, Fair-Medium Hair: Blond, Straight, Fine Eyes: Green
I bought the Dark Blonde to Light Brown version. I like this product a lot. It was easy to use and the directions were simple to follow. It says use it up to 14 days after a color treatment, but I just used to to add highlights to my hair. It worked out great, I suppose because the bleach doesn't "lift" as much as typical highlight kits. It' never turned my hair white or orange (but I am naturally dark ash blonde, not golden or brunette). >>>>TIP: Ditch the stupid mascara wand and use an old toothbrush. Fewer tangles, better coverage, more control.<<<<<
UPDATE: I used this on the hair around my face 1 week after using Colour Experte #8.3 hair dye/highlight and it looks amazing. I freakin' love it.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Normal, Fair-Medium, Warm Hair: Blond, Straight, Fine Eyes: Blue
This product did EXACTLY what I wanted it to do! I usually use L'oreal Hilight Styliste, but I saw this at Walmart and decided to give it a whirl because it was 3 or 4 dollars cheaper. I am very impressed/pleased with the results. For reference, I purchased the dark blonde/light brown kit and applied 10-12 highlights on my bobbed, dark blonde hair. I was a bit nervous that I would end up with obvious-looking white stripes. However, what I got after 20 mins. were very natural, pretty blonde highlights that look like I had them done in a salon! They blend beautifully with my hair and look better than the results I get from L'oreal. I will definitely be using this kit again!
Age: 36-43 Skin: Combination Hair: Red Eyes: Blue
I had quit highlighting my hair a few years ago but lately I've been bored and wanting to do it again. My hair is naturally strawberry blonde and dyed a brighter red. I purchased the formula for "Dark Blonde to Light Brown" hair. Well right away I realized part of why I paid so much to a colorist to do highlights, this is not easy!! I had my SO help me with the back (he helps me dye it too, he's kind of a pro at this sort of thing and really it's not that far removed from pinstriping a car). So I did several highlights all over my head but mainly concentrating on the top layers. I'm sure that if my hair was all one length it would have been much easier but I have a very layered style with bangs.
I actually had to do it twice and when other reviewers say to leave it on for 25 minutes, I would have to agree and say maybe even leave it on for 30. It's not quite as dramatic as I would have liked, that said given that it was my first time doing this maybe thats a good thing. I'm sure I will do this again, probably pick a darker shade and leave on for longer. But part of me wonders, couldn't I get the same results buy getting some Wellite and 10 volume developer at Sally's?
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium Hair: Blond Eyes: Hazel
*Well here is my situation. I've been getting my hair highlighted for years-- usually golden blonde to light blonde on my natural dark blonde/light brown base. I recently went lighter than i've ever gone..and i love it-- problem is the UPKEEP. After about 5-6 weeks I started seeing those tell-tale roots and I wanted to try something that would at least break up the root to stretch out my salon visits. Well I did some research and read the reviews on makeupalley for the Garnier Color Breaks in Light to Medium Blonde.
*Found it at the local drugstore for $6.99. Came with a small bottle of developer, packet of powder bleach, highlighting comb/mixer, bowl and gloves. The preparation is easy enough-- mix developer and bleach and start placing what they call "breaks" (highlights) where you want them(they recommend 8--i did a lot more than that). I did a test piece underneath my hair to see how long it takes and how well the color lifts. Took 20-25 min to see a full blonde lift. I sectioned my hair...starting with two sections around my ears and carefully painted some highlights root to tip--trying to follow my colorists path. After the two sections and 25 min(20 wasnt enough) I rinsed and then did two thin top layers on top of my head where roots were most noticeable. Again, I sectioned my hair and used the wand the kit came with. I kept my right hand glove free b/c it was easier to separate the hair and wore the glove on my left hand to blend the bleach in each strand evenly. I left that on about 25-30 min and shampooed well. Used a really good conditioner as the kit didn't come with one. After nervously removing the towel from my head i was shocked!! The color looked GREAT--like I had it done. Roots were almost non exisitant. I suppose with someone to help you-- you can easily do your whole head (or at least the back!!). With patience and a little time and good placement you can easily get great salon quality highlights with this. The color did not bleed onto my other hair, and I had a lot of product left over. Nothing got damaged, and now even a few days later it looks vibrant and natural. If i knew the exact ratio of bleach to developer I would have used half to conserve. I will def use this again to stretch out my salon visits!!
Age: 25-29 Skin: Combination Hair: Brown Eyes: Blue
I purchased the light and medium brown highlights. The highlights came out subtle and I was a bit pleased with the way it came out. The only thing I would recommend that you have someone do the highlights for you. I did the highlights myself and some of them did not come out right. I would recommend this product to anyone who wants subtle highlights that aren't too dramatic.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Very Oily Hair: Red Eyes: Brown
I bought this kit for my teenage daughter because out of the highlight kits at the store, this one looked the easiest to use. I am a hair coloring amatuer (read never done it before) so I was hoping this would be easy for me to work with and I was right.
It comes with such easy directions. You basically just pour the 2 ingredients in a bowl, mix to a cream and brush on with a little highlight comb that is included. They even tell you what a good placement for the highlights will be. We left it on for 20 minutes as the directions stated. Rinsed, Shampooed & Conditioned and Viola!
The highlights turned out gorgeous. Very natural looking and blended in so well with her hair color. But you can definately tell a HUGE difference. I can't get over how wonderful it looks ♥ I am so glad I purchased this kit because it looks gorgeous and my daughter is very happy with her hair:) I would repurchase this kit and only this kit for highlights in a heartbeat. All of her friends loved it and now want highlights too:) I told their moms where to go so they don't have to spend a fortune at the salon:) I paid $5.97 for this at Wal-Mart:)
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Medium Hair: Brunette Eyes: Brown
I used the color breaks for medium to dark brown hair. I was really nervous about how the highlights would turn out because it looks almost orange on the box, but it was the only highlights for brown hair that wasn't a blonde or reddish color. Putting them in I was really nervous because your hair does look like it's turning orange while the bleach is on it. I was soooo pleasently surprised when I rinsed and dried my hair. The color is a perfect beautiful mix of carmel and bronzed brown. The color is also very tasteful and subtle. I did not want huge streaks of blonde in my dark hair but I wan't just a bit of lightness to brighten everything up. I have had numours compliments on them both from friends and strangers. I would highly recomend this color. Oh another thing I was really nervous about was that I previously had very very light blonde hair, then dyed my hair dark. I was afriad the bleach would just take the hair back to the original light blonde color but no.... It worked so nicely. I don't tell people I got my highlights from a box, I don't think many would believe me! This is the first hair color I have used that turns out better on your own hair than what is shown on the box.
Age: 36-43 Skin: Combination Hair: Blond Eyes: Green
This was a very easy to use product for me with good results. The smell wasn't overpowering and the price was under $10.00. The instructions suggest just highlighting 8-10 thin pieces of hair, but I did about 20 pieces around my face and on the top of my hair. It lightened w/in 20 minutes, didn't bleed on to other hair and didn't turn my hair any shade of orange or brass. I was very pleased w/ this product and will use it again.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Acne-prone, Fair, Neutral Hair: Blond, Straight, Fine Eyes: Green
I had really good luck with this kit. I normally color it a blonde all over and was beginning to get roots (dirty dishwater) and I didn't want to color all over again. So I got this highlighting kit and went to town. I was afraid that since I didn't color it first it would not turn out. I started with dry hair, put some into a clip and went around with some streaks. Then I put some more hair down and put more streaks and finally parted it where I normally do and placed some more streaks. I waited the whole 20 minutes and washed it out and conditioned it. It turned out better than any other home kit and just about as good as a beauty shop that charges $75-120 dollars. Not bad for about $6. The color is a baby blonde and the remaining roots look like lowlights. Couldn't be more pleased. It would be easier if you had a helper, but it is not impossible to do by yourself. The only negative is the brush could be better.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Dry Hair: Blond Eyes: Green
I have been using this for a few months and it is great to use after you color because you do not have to dry your hair. It breaks up the solidness of overall hair color and you can do dramatic or subtle highlights, but you do need to make sure you have your own good conditioner to use afterward. I do not like the mascara wand applicator because it does get tangled in your hair easily. Those plastic wand things are much better, but I will keep buying this because I think the results are great.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Dry Hair: Blond Eyes: Blue
After reading the reviews I was excited about trying this product. I have light brown hair with white blond highlights. I did not like the applicator that came with the kit. I have fine long hair and the applicator kept getting tangled in my hair when I applied the cream. I then decided to just use my fingers. I kept the dye on for the whole 20 minutes. When I rinsed it and dried my hair, the results blended with redish highlights not white blonde. It did not look bad but it was not the results that I expected. I am now using Clairol Shimmer lights to help rid the redish tint. Oh well better luck next time.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Other Hair: Other Eyes: Other
This surprisingly was amazing. I have long golden blonde hair so I used the one meant for blonde hair already. I didn't want to spend a lot on highlights & was scared about using an at home one. But after I put it on my hair for 20 min *like they say* my hair was a light baby blonde, it didn't look brassy or anything! Everyone loved it too, it didn't look wierd or mangled. You need to use a good conditioner with it since they don't provide one, but this is definitely a must!
Age: 36-43 Skin: Other Hair: Other Eyes: Other
well, this stuff was "ok" but that's about all. Still think the best thing is to pull through a cap if you are doing it yourself (ie not getting foils in a salon). I practically got it for free- On sale at Walgreen's for $5 and a $2 off coupon in the Su paper.
no real harm done it looks sorta summery.