John Frieda • Precision Foam Color • Hair Color
|Would buy this product again.||55%|
Age: 18 & Under Skin: Normal, Fair Hair: Brunette Eyes: Green
I have been dying my hair for a while now, but I always had my friends help me dye my hair. However, I wanted something that i can do on my own for my long hair. So, I did my research on these reviews and had a 50/50 shot of it working, since some reviews were good and some were bad. This is by far the easiest hair dye ever. I read on here that it gets a couple shades darker than the box, so following that, i found the box color i wanted and went up one shade lighter. And it came out the exact box color that i chose in the first place. I love the shine and the ease of coverage. It took me a while to dye, because my hair is a little below the middle of my back, but it worked perfectly in the end. I have no bad things to say about this product, it took less than 5 minutes to wash the dye out and the conditioner is AMAZING. will definitely be my permenant hair dye brand, especially since i only needed one box, when i usually need 2 or three of my other brand. (loreal feria) although i loved loreal feria (the shine was fantastic) im more pleased with this product.
Age: 44-55 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium Hair: Brunette Eyes: Blue
I love this stuff. I'm on my third box, all deep cherry brown. I'm a natural brunette and find this just gives me a nice mahogany colour. It couldn't be easier to apply, no mess, no drips. I find some of the reviews baffling. My mom is a colourist and it seems like blondes have the biggest issues with home coloring, seems to be the same way with this product. I absolutely love it and will continue to use it.
There have been a couple of comments on greys. It covers mine for about a month before starting to fade. A colour protecting shampoo and conditioner are a must.
Age: 36-43 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Neutral Hair: Brunette, Straight, Fine Eyes: Hazel
I use this on my daughter. She has LOADS of hair! Very long and thick. She buys just one box and it completely covers all her hair. We have tried others and have had to consistently buy 2 boxes because they wouldn't cover all her hair. The color always comes out gorgeous!! Never drips or stains and it very easy to apply. She always gets compliments from her friends on her hair color!
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium Hair: Brunette Eyes: Hazel
Generally, I search reviews of products before buying and trying. I wanted to color my hair, just a smidge different and I wasn't devoted to any brand (My hair stylist has constantly put the fear of box dye in me, which I hadn't ignored until now in desperation!) and just like your average consumer, I saw the ad for this color in a magazine as well as on tv, said it was new. Browsing in Bed Bath & Beyond, I found, I remembered the ad, I said, Hey, for $12 what could go wrong?
My friend and I dissected everything about this color. It asks you not to shake it more than 5 times (weird?!), it's foam, it says to palm feed it to the hair, not bottle feed. What the hell is with all of this? Those are the cons. THOSE.
The Pros: I have long hair and this dye COMPLETELY covered all of it with an eighth of the bottle left. We thought it may have not covered each piece of hair, the foam looked kind of dry after a while, but testing the texture, my hair was drenched. This dye did NOT DRIP AT ALL, true to what it claims on the box, there was not a single dot on my floor, or on my neck at all (sweet!), and last but not at all least, the COLOR covered ALL of my hair, no weird patches where the dye did not seep into, precisely covered my whole scalp! AHH!
I WILL buy this again, I recommend this to ANYONE, I don't understand how anyone could write an awful review on this stuff, it was easy, and it didn't LIE not a bit! I LOVE THIS PRODUCT!!!
Age: 25-29 Skin: Sensitive, Fair, Neutral Hair: Brunette, Straight, Coarse Eyes: Brown
I have to say that I was very disappointed in this hair dye. My hair was dark brown and had not been color treated in several months. I purchased shade 3VR - Deep Cherry Brown for around $13 at Target.
The packaging is very nice and consistent with what you'd expect from a John Freida product. The black gloves were very nice, and you get a lot of conditioner. The foam was probably the best of any that I've used. It stayed frothy and was easy to apply everywhere. One box gave me plenty of coverage with a good bit left over. It didn't smell bad at all.
As it was processing, I started looking on here at the reviews (which I should've done first, of course) and noticed that the majority of users said that the color pulled very dark. That panicked me, so I ended up washing the color out after about 15 minutes. That's where the trouble started.
It took forever to rinse the dye out of my hair. I am not exaggerating when I say that I was in the shower for over half an hour. I shampooed my hair twice. Eventually I just gave up because the water was long since cold. My towel had red all over it. My pillowcase turned red, even though my hair was dry by then. It took three or four washes after this to stop seeing red in the water. It stained my skin pretty badly, as well as my shower.
The box shows it as a nice, blue based red. I know that the results can vary a lot from the box, but what I ended up with was nowhere near what I expected. It wasn't even red - it was orange. Bright orange. But only on the top half of my hair. The ends didn't look like they took the color at all.
The conditioner that comes with it is very nice. It's also very heavy, and there's a reason for that: this dye was very damaging. I expect damage when I color my hair, but this was like I had put bleach in my hair and left it for too long.
I ended up in the salon a few weeks later to get the color fixed, because as I washed my hair more, it just turned more orange.
I was really surprised by how badly the dye worked for me, and I won't be purchasing it again. I can get a much gentler dye that gives me the result I want for $5 less at the same store.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Combination, Fair, Warm Hair: Brunette, Straight, Medium Eyes: Hazel
I have very, very long hair that is thin stranded but extremely dense. I was scared to try color at home again because it is so difficult to try and get everything evenly covered for me, even my colorist says how time consuming my hair is for him to color because of the density. Cremes have always left blotches no matter how well I think I did it.
Now with that in mind, this product is amazing! One box covered all of my hair even though I bought three just in case. It was so easy to apply and massage in, and there was extra left over to really saturate it all. It wasn't messy at all and any drips on my skin and counter wiped off very easily with no staining. I loved the packaging as well, it made me feel fancier doing an at home color, haha!
I returned the deep brown black and got dark chocolate brown instead and left it on for 30 minutes, which actually made it that really dark rich almost black brown. If you leave it on just 20 minutes you will get that more chocolate color. I think that this type of color will get very dark if you don't pay attention to the time, I just happened to want it to look that way. But be cautious. Anyways, lI don't think I need to go to the colorist any more!
UPDATE: I still love the product and continue to use it, but I have found that it leaves my blonde roots visibly lighter after one or two washes. What I do now is first color just my roots with Colorsilk (brown black) because it really stains those roots and doesn't let go for many washes, and then I do an all over the next day with the John Freida color.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Normal, Fair Hair: Brown Eyes: Green
I purchased 3N Deep Brown Black to get back to my natural color after being a dark auburn shade. The applcation was easy, the smell wasn't bothersome (the nicest smelling haircolor I've tried, if there is such a thing) and my hair didn't feel too wrecked afterwards. My results with foam have been differed (SAMY was decent, Garnier didn't seem to do a thing but leave my hair feeling dry) so naturally I was nervous about trying this. I was afraid I wouldn't have enough foam even for my medium-length, fine hair, but I definitely did. Even though I knew I was coloring my hair a super dark shade, I didn't want it to turn out jet black, but it was through the first three washings. Now it's lightened up just enough (even though I use color-saving shampoo and conditioner) to the point where it looks natural. I'm very pleased now, a week later and would probably repurchase.
Age: 44-55 Skin: Dry, Fair-Medium Hair: Blond Eyes: Blue
I purchased this hair color in the lightest blonde (the official name escapes me right now, but it was #10). After I purchased it, because it was on sale for $5.00, I then looked here for reviews, and I must say, I was very nervous about trying this brand. But try it, I did, and I am over the moon with the results! It is the prettiest shade of blonde I have ever had, and at 53, having colored my hair since the age of 18, that is saying something! I added some Gray Magic from Sally's, as well as some Unred, also from Sally's. I feel absolutely gorgeous right now! Hands down, this is the BEST brand of color I have ever used. I do not think I could feel more lovely than I do this minute. Swear to God, my whole face has been lit up by this color, and I look several years younger...who'd a thunk it?
Age: 19-24 Skin: Acne-prone, Fair, Cool Hair: Blond, Straight, Fine Eyes: Green
My natural hair color is dark blonde. I wanted to lighten it up a bit because I used to always dye my hair a lighter blonde and wanted to get back to that color instead of sticking with my boring hair color. Anyways, yesterday I went out and purchased the 8N Medium Natural blonde color because I thought it looked pretty and natural. I followed the instructions very carefully and was surprised when one bottle was enough to fully saturate my hair! (usually I always bye two boxes). So I let it sit for 30 minutes and WTF! It didn't do anything! I know that sounds crazy but my hair was the SAME color as before. My boyfriend and I laughed because it looked the exact same. SO, disappointed, I decided to try a lighter color in hopes it would bring me the color I wanted. I bought 10N Extra Light Natural blonde, read the directions carefully, left on for 30 minutes and...WTF! It barley did anything! My hair is blonder I guess but it looks like a caramel color! So I don't recommend this to anyone wishing to go blonde out there because it simply isn't strong enough to lift any color! I am really disappointed because now, my hair is left really dry and my scalp itchy from dying it too much in one day. I can say that when I buy a usual box of hair dye, although it takes two boxes, the results are always some shade of blonde. This, was not even worth it! I guess I have to wait a while to try and dye over it but what a pain and waste of money.
Age: 36-43 Skin: Dry, Fair-Medium, Cool Hair: Brunette, Wavy, Medium Eyes: Hazel
I have been coloring my hair for years now, at home and in salons. I have tried every brand out there and have never been totally satisfied with one particular brand. I decided to try John Frieda finally since I use almost all of their products and love them.
The colors run dark, so in order to go lightest brown I picked Dark Pearl Cool Blonde. (My natural color is about medium/dark brown) All winter I have been dying it dark brown, about a level 4 so I used Color Oops right before trying the Dark Pearl Cool Blonde.
I am so happy with the beautiful color it turned out. It came out exactly a light chocolate brown that looks very natural. It is extremely soft and shiny and NO patches or weird variations. I imagine the color will lighten more as it fades and go to the lightest brown eventually, but right now its been 2 days and its a light milk chocolate brown color.
The application ALONE makes it worth the money, but the color and quality are salon and definitely worth the extra expense compared to other brands.