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on 10/27/2012 2:23:00 PM
More reviews by PrincessBubblegum
Skin: Combination, Fair, Cool
Hair: Black, Straight, Medium
It seems like people have been having trouble when using lighter colors of this product, which I can't speak for. My hair is naturally very dark brown and I dye it black, so it's hard to screw it up. I feel like I should make note of that. Anyway, I was curious about this, but reluctant to pay so much for box dye. Eventually I broke down and got the Luminous Blue Black. And I have to say, even though I'm a TOTAL cheapskate, it's totally worth the price. Most dye smells awful, but this smells pretty good actually. And the conditioner smells AMAZING, I can't stop sniffing my hair after I use it. I have psoriasis on my scalp, and usually when I dye my hair it makes the affected areas burn and hurt. This dye seems to be gentler, even when I accidentally got foam on a spot I had just itched, the burning was minimal. I like the squeezy foam bottle, it creates much less mess and it kind of fun actually. The gloves are a little bit nicer than what comes with other dyes. The color is beautiful and seems to last a good while; it hardly faded, I only finally decided to color again after more than 6 or 7 weeks because I can kind of see that my roots are coming in. I don't really have any complaints that I can think of actually, I just love this stuff. I'm willing to pay more if it's this much better. I love it ♥
on 10/27/2012 2:33:00 AM
More reviews by mechanicalhumans
Age: 18 & Under
Skin: Combination, Fair, Not Sure
Hair: Red, Other, Other
I bought this product today to dye my hair black. I usually buy the Feria hair dye but I decided to try this... BAD IDEA! I left this on for an hour and 30 minutes and even having it on there for that long it didn't dye all of my hair. I applied it correctly and mixed it correctly. The product claims that it won't leave your hair patchy but it does. I now have to go to the store again tomorrow and buy a demi-permanent dye to redo my hair. I am not happy. :(
on 10/15/2012 9:58:00 PM
More reviews by melisaRN816
Skin: Sensitive, Fair-Medium, Not Sure
Hair: Blond, Wavy, Fine
This is a multipart review of several of these john frieda foam products, which I have tested and used since Jan 2012 up until about thirty minutes ago.....with months of non use in between, of course. I have natural almost "mousy" dark blonde hair. When I've been around sun a lot, it is very blonde...in the winter it is that dark blonde but not quite light brown. In January of this year I dyed my hair a john frieda medium natural brown color. IT HAD RED TONES TO IT where there weren't really any showing on the box. In fact, the rather nice lady at ulta had help me pick this out, helping me avoid any brown with reddish tones. WRONGGGGGGGGGGGGG. So I called their helpline and send them some pics of me, and they recommended another brown- once again, I didn't want ANY reddish tones. Nothing against reddish or auburn, but I Had done that before and wanted something different.I believe she had recommended a chocolate type brown for me. It, too, came out red. I'd like to note that I have ZERO red in my hair. NONE, no strawberry blonde, nothing. Over the first week I noticed that the john frieda brunette colors faded very quickly. They just....didn't hold, I guess. I followed all instructions, and I have rather fine hair--but I have never had a hair product leave my hair so quickly. Fine with me since I didn't care for it too much.It all grew out and I was back to my natural, mousy blondish hair color. I tried john frieda's medium natural blonde foam color a few days ago. ONCE AGAIN, mystery red tones appeared out of nowhere. I was so careful to avoid any "ash" or "golden" because I know that can alter the color. I just wanted a pure, medium natural blonde color. NOPE. So, I re-dyed it the john frieda LIGHT natural blonde-- one shade lighter than the medium natural blonde, and lo and behold...RED UNDERTONES. I have dyed my hair plenty of times before with different brands and have never, ever ever ever ever had unintentional red undertones/auburn undertones. So, my guess is that that's J.F's foam dye and that is just how it is.After dying it the light natural blonde color tonight, it sort of looks like a strawberry blonde color. It is....dealable. still isn't what I wanted. I showed my dad, my dad of all people who knows NOTHING about hair color, the box of what it was supposed to be and what it was. even he asked "what the .....?" so this might be it for me and john frieda's foam hair color. I like their other products though. Maybe they need a few years to get it together regarding this hair color.I will say that the foam was relatively easy to use, and not messy. No nasty drip messes which was really, really nice. Better luck to anyone else who tries this product!!!
on 10/15/2012 6:28:00 PM
More reviews by decoded
Skin: Very Oily, Fair, Not Sure
Hair: Brown, Wavy, Fine
I bought into the foam hype and decided to try this dye in the 6G Light Golden Brown because the haircut and shade on the box was exactly what I wanted. But It made my hair a splotchy mess. It went way darker than what I wanted it to. I tried using the color once more in hopes that the box dye before that was just bad. But I got the same bad splotchy results. I ended up trying the brand once more because of an emergency use of used Color Oop's hair color remover on a botched dye job. I was stuck with very few options and a good coupon for this dye, so I tried using the 3N deep brown-black. But the color was again a splotchy mess. But at least it did come out a darker black, than brown. The one thing I can say for these dyes is the color seems to fade pretty fast; which in my case was a blessing. I won't try this product again. The only thing I will say was foam was def better than regular dyes because there was so much less of a mess.
on 10/13/2012 3:23:00 AM
More reviews by Evilyn1983
Skin: Oily, Olive, Warm
Hair: Brunette, Straight, Fine
I've only tried 1 other brand of foaming due, but I can't remember the brand. It smelled HORRIBLE, like Budweiser Beer. So I was hesitant to try another one, but boy am I glad I did. This product was AWESOME. I live how it doesn't require full on shaking, just tilting of the bottle, to activate the product. Squeezing the bottle instead of pumping was interesting. The mixture did foam, althoughy it does take. Few squeezes to really activate the foaming. But once it did, it did not bleed or run or get all over the place. It smelled pleasant, applied evenly, and best of all, I didn't even require a brush/comb to work the product in! I've been raving about this to friends and coworkers, and I will DEF be buying this again! Only thing, is the gloves tore within 5 mins of putting them on. I thought they were rather cheap.
1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.
on 10/12/2012 1:00:00 PM
More reviews by GlamItUp23
Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Neutral
Hair: Brunette, Other, Coarse
I bought this product in Medium Golden Brown 5G. I have naturally dark brown hair that I highighted over the past year to the point that my hair was more of a blondish/ light brown color. However, I was sick of keeping up with my dark roots, so I decided to go back to a darker color. I decided to use this because my boyfriend's sister did, and she always got good results. I'm glad I did! My sister did it for me (I have mid-back length hair, so I feel that doing it myself may have been messy/difficult). It turned my top layer (the more blonder part) a deep cherry dark brown (which I love because it looks like I have natural dimension to my hair) and turned my hair underneath back to my natural color. It didn't smell too bad, and the conditioning treatment makes my hair SO soft. Plus my hair shines more than it ever has (TRUST me, I've been trying to get it to this level for quite a while!) I get so many compliments on my hair now! The price is a little more than other drugstore brands, but I feel that you pay for what you get. Highly recommend!
on 10/4/2012 11:11:00 AM
More reviews by Katedutch
Skin: Sensitive, Fair, Cool
I used this color last night in 7NBG (Dark Caramel Blonde). I was drawn to the claim that this color would be even, since stylist's can usually look at my hair and say "so you color this yourself!" since underneath there's a little unevenness. My hair was medium blonde, but hadn't been colored all summer since my hair lightens in the summer and even root touch ups aren't necessary to maintain the color. Upon opening the box, I was kind of excited to see how the directions are clear & concise and the gloves are professional quality, plus it only takes 20 minutes which beats the 25-30 of most other boxed colors I have used. I followed the directions and application was easy-peasy and while I know it isn't formulated with the best ingredients, I didn't have to step out of my bathroom (window & door open, vent on) to take a breather like I normally do, it didn't seem as harsh.After 20 minutes, I rinsed the color out & then applied the delicious smelling conditioner & let it sit for 5 minutes as directed. My hair was SUPER soft after this. I then gave myself a blowout since it looked ultra-dark. It's definitely darker than the box had said (which, I know not to expect those results, but this is a little much), but it came out a really nice dark ash blonde shade so I don't have any complaints.
on 10/1/2012 7:16:00 PM
More reviews by dmd0705
Skin: Very Dry, Medium, Not Sure
Hair: Brown, Other, Other
My natural hair is a light brown and now has some gray in it. I've been blonde for many years. I decided I wanted a slight change and thought a caramel blonde would be fun for the winter.I bought the John Frieda because I've used their light blondes for a while and was happy with it. Not this time! It turned my blonde hair a dark brown. It was so dark that it looked like black shoe polish before washing it out. It's many shades darker than the pictures on the side of the box that shows the color over medium brown hair, and probably 4 or 5 levels darker than it shows the color over blonde hair.I've washed it several times with Dawn and it pulled a little bit of the color out but I am still left with medium brown hair...nothing blonde about it! I'm really upset and all I got from John Frieda was a coupon for a free box of color.I've colored my hair for many years and never had it turn out differently than expected. This has been quite a shock. I don't want to bleach it or use Color Oops to remove the color. I'm just afraid they will be too harsh on my fine hair.I just tried Marc Anthony Easy-Lites and even that product is barely effecting the brown. Not sure what that product has done to my hair but it's not good.I would highly recommend anyone considering using this product to do a strand test first, something I've never needed to do in the past. My real recommendation is just to stay away from it entirely.
2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.
on 9/29/2012 2:10:00 PM
More reviews by ginyasasson
Skin: Other, Other, Not Sure
Hair: Blond, Other, Other
I have always used Loreal but love John Frieda shampoos so decided to be brave and give it a go. The color wad the same quality as Loreal and it was much less stinky. I used "light ash blonde" which is exactly what i used with Loreal. But the foam is much more difficul to apply, especially with a root touch up. Other hair dyes stay on your hair where you put it, whereas this foam expands and goes beyond your roots. Also other hair dyes have a tipped bottle that you can use to part your hair and this does not. Not a big deal, but ease of use is important to me. Since the oolor quality is the same, I will just be using Loreal in the future.
2 out of 3 people found this review helpful.
on 9/10/2012 12:10:00 PM
More reviews by kelsielilly
Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Not Sure
This was the last straw in deciding to use only salon colour! Not only is box dye harsh but it has many chemicals that salon dyes don't! This dye smelt awful and although the foam is easy to use, it definitely damages hair WAY more than it should! If I were John Freida I would be ashamed to have my name on this. Got me off of his products forever.
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