Clairol • Nice 'n Easy Perfect 10 • Hair Color
|Would buy this product again.||56%|
Age: 19-24 Skin: Oily, Tan Hair: Blond Eyes: Blue
First, this is probably one of the only at-home hair color that has turned out the same as it looks on the box. I bought the Medium Golden Blonde, and I got it on sale because the store was closing - it's kind of spendy otherwise. I LOVE the conditioner, it smelled pretty and made my hair really silky. I used the applicator nozzle but combed it through with the applicator brush. It smelled, but most all hair dye smells and I don't think this one is any worse than others I have tried (and I've been coloring my hair since I was 13).
And 10 minutes is way better than a whole 30!
Age: 30-35 Skin: Oily, Fair Hair: Brunette Eyes: Green
I very much wanted to love this product. I bought the light auburn and I have to say the color I got was the exact color on the box......for a day. The color has faded to a dull light brown which is such a shame because the color of my hair after I just dyed it was a gorgeous, shiny, multi-tonal auburn. It has been a week and I have to dye my hair again. I have dyed my hair auburn and red shades for years and I understand that reds rarely last and are the quickest to fade, but this is ridiculous.
About the actual product: I didn't use the attached comb (those always seem so cumbersome and useless) and instead used the nozzle. It didn't drip or smell any worse than other brands. The after color conditioner was awful and dried my hair out further. I wish they could re-formulate this product so I can get the same effect of the brilliant color for more than a day.
Age: 44-55 Skin: Other Hair: Other Eyes: Other
This is by far the very worst hair color I have ever tried. I have just dried my hair and it is much darker and dull!!! I tired Light Golden Brown. There is also more red in this color than gold.
The coloring itself was awful. The comb is useless. The color came out in big blobs and didn't adhere well. There was alot of dripping and thank goodness I was careful to put down paper towels everywhere.
The smell was very strong. I have an enclosed shower and I had to open the door while I rinsed. The window and fan were on too. I felt very affected by the smell.
Age: 44-55 Skin: Very Dry Hair: Brown Eyes: Brown
I agree with the conditional yes/no option for this product. The color was very nice (my daughter actually complemented on the multi-toned hues) and the conditoner is great. However, the color fades after only two weeks, leaving not just gray roots but an all over dullness. I normally use Nice and Easy so I don't think brand is an issue in my case. For more than twice the price, it's just simply not worth it.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Oily, Medium Hair: Brown Eyes: Hazel
This is the only, ONLY, hair color I've used that turned out the exact same color as on the box. I picked up the Medium Golden Brown shade and expected it would either not show up at all or turn out very dark like most colors do. However, it was exactly the same shade - a little too red for "golden" but the model's hair on the box reflects that and I liked it.
So far it hasn't faded much and it did not damage my hair at all. I have terribly damaged hair and this didn't even frizz it out. I was very impressed.
I don't understand all the complaints about it being drippy because it was just average as far as that goes. I knew the comb applicator was a gimmick, so I didn't even try that. The only thing is I don't have any gray hair - yet - so I don't know how well it works with that. If this stuff was cheaper, I'd definitely buy it again.
Age: 36-43 Skin: Dry Hair: Brown Eyes: Green
I tried this twice. I used the Dark Blonde on my medium-ish brown hair to lighten it up a little and color grays (which I have done successfully with the same shade of Excellence many times).
Things I loved:
1. Quicker than usual
2. Doesn't smell bad
3. Leaves hair soft and shiny
Things I didn't love:
1. Didn't cover grays
The first time I used it just the 10 minutes and NO gray coverage at all (which I should have known...but a girl can dream). Four weeks later I tried again and left it on the gray parts 20 minutes and the grays were toned down, but still pretty clearly there...and they faded right out within a week to be completely uncovered again.
So - if you don't need to cover gray - this stuff rocks. But for me...not working...
Age: 36-43 Skin: Sensitive, Fair Hair: Blond Eyes: Green
1st: When I say "YES," I WOULD buy this again, I wish they had a "CONDITIONAL Yes/No" choice. I'll explain.
PRO: This made my very difficult hair the softest, shiniest & silkiest it has EVER been. I have fine but dense (i.e., LOTS of it) wavy-to-curly, frizzy hair. (It's like soft cotton candy: it doesn't hang, it "fluffs.") After PERFECT 10, it was flowing, shiny, run-a-brush-through-it-and-you're-done! hair. I was tempted to go rent a convertible & drive up Pacific Coast Highway, just to feel my hair actually flow in the wind (for once!).
CON: Wellllll... the color. I have medium blonde hair naturally, but it's got a gold cast, whereas my skin is very pale & very blue-pink in tone. So I dye mainly to keep the level of blonde or raise it a bit + most importantly, to get it an ASHY shade. I used "Whirlwind Blonde" (Light Ash Blonde), the 2nd-lightest blonde in the line. So? The previously-dyed hair below my roots (see my other haircolor reviews, if you care to) came out okay - ashy but even a bit DARKER than before!?) and my roots are pretty much... light ash-BROWN. (This also happened once, like 15 years ago, when I put L'OREAL's lightest ash blonde shade of PREFERENCE on my hair, but I had higher hopes for this NEW, different-brand stuff!)
Perhaps the color is better for darker shades - I have no idea, as I'm the first of anyone I know to use PERFECT 10. I MIGHT buy it again, IF they offer a greater range of colors - including, obviously, a lighter ash blonde! (Two reddish-haired friends of mine decided not to try it at all in the first place because PERFECT 10 has so few RED options!)
I guess what I reallly love about this is its conditioner. Are there any hair professionals out there who'd be nice enough to tell me (and any other MUAers with hair like mine) whether the conditioners for the various CLAIROL PERFECT 10 haircoloring kits are available separately? Seriously, this is amazing stuff!
I'm back to the drawing board, yet again. :- D
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Olive Hair: Brown Eyes: Brown
I have tried L'Oreal Feria and it fried my hair, and Hydrience and ColorSpa are OK, but this is the first at-home hair dye that I can say I really love. It didn't fry my hair at all and left it glossy and natural. I wasn't too particular with the timing but I gather from the other posts that people were leaving it on too long at the roots and got a two-tone colour in the end. So, just be careful and do a strand test at the beginning (although I didn't). I used light golden brown on my dark brown hair and it didn't lighten it in a fake way, just gave some rich and reflective colour. This is the first time I've thought that I could just keep using a dye and make this my new hair colour. I highly recommend it, though be sure to choose the right colour for you, watch the clock, and if need be do a strand test.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Oily Hair: Black Eyes: Brown
i really wanted to like this!
I've had to problems with hair colouring before and i've tired pretty much any brand out there.
So i got this in the darkest brown i could buy(not as dark as i would like it to be).
first it felt that there may not be enough product to go on my hair (which goes just past my collarbone) so that worried me, i've never had that problem before.
i liked how speedy it was and no strong smell. okay so after the time i washed it off and i didn't see a big difference, at first i thought i saw hints of a lighter tone (my hair is black so that's pretty good)
as time went on i realized that the rest of my hair remained black while my roots were this dark brassy brown! i thought it wasn't as noticable until a friend asked me if i had touched up my roots. which is really sad, i've never had this problem before, and i am so tempted to dye over it if it weren't for the suggestion that you don't dye too soon after another dye job.
also, it's kind of expensive $15 (i get better results with the regular nice and easy) but i had a couple so it was around $12 (still expensive)
in a nutshell.. expensive, ineffective, made my roots a different colour to my hair :'(
Age: 30-35 Skin: Oily Hair: Brown Eyes: Brown
I enjoyed this product. I wanted a nice rich dark brown and I got it. It was very easy to apply (I have chin-length hair) and I liked the applicator brush it comes with because it cut my application time down in half. I washed my hair the day before I colored and did not put any styling products in it. I had a coupon for it from the newspaper that saved me a couple of bucks. If in time it wears off unbelievably fast, I'll write an update stating so. If there aren't any updates, I'm still thrilled with the product.
The bad part, it doesn't smell good. In fact, the fumes burn your eyes and nose so it's a good thing it's only a ten minute application! It stains your skin very easy so either take precaution on places like your forehead or clean it up as soon as it gets on your skin. And it seemed to take forever to rinse out.
Age: 36-43 Skin: Sensitive, Fair Hair: Brunette, Wavy, Fine Eyes: Hazel
I hated this product. I used the light golden brown and it turned my roots a bad brown/gold color while leaving my ends a darker brown color. Finally after two days I could not take it anymore and bought Nutrisse in med brown to cover it up. It looks fine now, but I should have stuck with Nutrisse. I did however really love the conditioner that had with this, I wish they sold it separate.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Sensitive, Fair, Cool Hair: Brown, Wavy, Coarse Eyes: Brown
I normally use the Natural Instincts dyes in the light brown shades so I thought since it's also Clairol, the "chocolate shake" would be perfect....um, not so much. If chocolate shake means Donald Trump-ish orange roots with muddy deep brown hair then I really must not know what chocolate looks like. On the plus side, the conditioner was good and my hair was soft. The applicator is cool too but not enough to ever make me purchase again...im just hoping it'll fade enough to be light brown again.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Fair Hair: Brown Eyes: Green
Application wasn't too difficult. The ammonia smell was atrocious! My eyes stung, my lungs burned, it was more pungent that any other hair dye I have ever used. On the upside the color turned out to be exactly as described on the box. It faded after two weeks, but that could be because I used Feria hair color five weeks prior. The color was beautiful but I would never use this product again. My bathroom is too small and the fumes are just terrible. It also fried my hair.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Acne-prone, Fair Hair: Brown Eyes: Brown
Will never use again! Lies lies lies! I always use Nice 'n Easy Grey solution-it really is the only thing that will cover my greys and the colour is exactly perfect-medium brown.I have used literally every drugstore brand but this is the one I always go back to. I thought I would be safe using the same colour by the same manufacturer but no-I was left with RED roots and BLACK ends with a sort of auburn in between. I was shocked, and had to dye my hair the week after because I just couldn't stand it anymore. It may be back to normal after a couple more months. We'll see.
**EDIT** My sister loved this, so she talked me into trying it again. I left it on for 25 minutes this time and almost got what I wanted. Still slightly red at the roots-which is odd because I used a medium ash brown. The 2 good things are the conditioner-amazing -and it doesn't stain the scalp. May purchase again, but not sure.
Age: 36-43 Skin: Acne-prone Hair: Blond Eyes: Hazel
HORRIBLE. HORRIBLE. HORRIBLE product. I am still crying over the results of this disgusting, vile product. I had previously used Loreal Dream Blonde in light blonde and it was a bit too light/white so I thought I'd tone it down with Perfect 10 because it was only 10 minutes and it wasn't supposed to be harsh. Low and behold after 10 minutes my hair was purple with orange roots. After using a clarifying shampoo about 8 times it rinsed out to a blah, nasty, greyish ash colour. WHY did it turn ash when it says "medium blonde" on the package is a major question for me. I don't even know what to do to fix this horrible, horrible mess. It's now dry, dark, blah and ashy. Words can't even describe how upset I am by this experience and this product. I wanted to give it 0's across the board but I had to enter something so that is why it is 1 lipstick otherwise it would be negative lipstick ratings.
Age: Unknown Skin: Combination, Olive Hair: Brown, Wavy, Coarse Eyes: Brown
OK, here is the lowdown on what I experienced with Perfect 10:
1. No ammonia smell-- Not true or this is some serious wishful thinking. To me the ammonia smell of Perfect 10 was the same as every other hair color I've used. Not that it would keep me from buying it, since they all have that smell anyways! I did catch a faint whiff of flowery fragrance meant to cover up the ammonia smell.
2. Leaves hair shiny- True. And the condition of my hair previous to coloring with Perfect 10 was the worst it has ever been, totally fried by highlighter that had been left on too long and then colored over. Whatever is in the tube of after-color conditioner is like from over the rainbow or something, because my previously fried head of shoulder length hair looks like Glenda the Good Fairy waved her magic wand over it and now it's normal and shiny looking. Impressive.
3. Tends to stain skin- True. However, having read about this from other reviews, I took the precaution of putting body butter on my forehead, neck, ears and shoulders before coloring, so this was not a problem.
4. Tends to sting scalp- True. It makes you wonder how irritating it would become if you left it on as long as other haircolors (20-30 min range). It can't be that healthy if it stings like that. However the stinging went away after rinsing and conditioning.
5. Takes only 10-15 min- True. However, I was not trying to cover gray, so can't comment on that.
6. Messier than other hair colors- False. I didn't find it any drippier or messier than other coloring. However, after reading the reviews on the applicator being messy, I didn't use it, just smoothed it on my hair with gloved hands.
It's only been 4 days since coloring, so I haven't seen how the color holds up yet. I'll update my review once I see how it goes. At this point however, I am very happy with my shiny hair and would repurchase.
Age: 36-43 Skin: Dry Hair: Brown Eyes: Hazel
I've been dying my light brown hair that was once naturally blonde every month for about 3 years now. I was pleased with the results when I tried this brand two weeks ago; it left my hair in better condition than Preference ever did. I had good luck w/ the conditioner. I mixed the lightest shade w/ Light Ash Blonde and applied using the root touch up method, since my roots are a blah muddy brown. The color seemed slightly brassy, but improved after one or two shampoos.
ADVICE: (1) Drape your floor w/ an old shower curtain, trash bags, etc. this is runny compared to Excellence or Garnier. (2) Get a friend to help you, since this works very rapidly. We applied w/ one person parting and the other squirting product, and this sped things up considerably. This is your key to success if you use this product. (3) Wipe dye runs off of your face and ears promptly. I have very pale skin and did not have any stains afterwards. (4) Don't get too hung up on the applicator. I used the old-school tip for all but the long parts. (5) I used two boxes to cover my below shoulder-length hair that's thick. Plan accordingly :). (6) use a dish sprayer or some comparable shower w/ strong water pressure to rinse THOROUGHLY; it takes some work to get it all out.
I'll buy this again for the time savings and results. It's still a LOT cheaper than getting full highlights!
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination Hair: Blond Eyes: Blue
I am surprised with this hair color! It was the easiest thing I've ever done. On a whim, I stopped by the drugstore on my way back from work....went home, put this stuff in my hair, and 10 minutes later.... (ok, more with mixing, applying, etc.) voila! I have very long and thick hair. I just wanted a color to even out my darker roots and highlights. So, I bought the dark blonde shade. I did what I usually do if I color my hair at home: I mixed the dye as directed, then added enough shampoo to fill the applicator bottle and dilute it a bit. This was certainly enough for all my hair (and made it easier to apply/rinse out). It really worked...and, altogether, this was much less dramatic than my last $300 salon job. I'm impressed.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Combination, Fair Hair: Brunette Eyes: Other
Oh, no, I wouldn't buy this crap again. If only I'd read the reviews. One box is not enough if you have long hair, but the price is ridiculous enough that I wouldn't want to pay for 2 boxes at a time. Secondly, while it only takes 10 minutes, the color doesn't hold AT ALL. The applicator seemed cool, but it drips everywhere-it's certainly not less messy. All-in-all I hate this product with an all-consuming passion. More than I've ever hated any hair color before. Yuck.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Very Dry, Fair Hair: Brunette Eyes: Green
I tried this product shortly after its release in the shade called "Full Tilt Toffee". Since I had gray hairs before I had a driver's license, I consider myself something of an expert in home hair color. I do use the salon, too, but I have very dark hair and those silver streaks at the roots become noticeable too quickly for me to drop $150 on hiding them every time. I've tried a wide range of hair color brands, including Natural Instincts, Preference, Excellence, Natural Match, Garnier, and Feria. My experience with brunette colors is that they nearly always come out darker and redder than the box would indicate. This is the first time that I've had a result thats truly consistent with the advertising. I love the color, and there is a depth and dimension to it that appears far more natural than other products. My hair is shiny and healthy, and the gray coverage is both more complete and longer lasting than any comparable at home product. In the past I would alternate between Natural Instincts and some permanent color to lessen the damage to my hair, but this product doesn't seem to dry it out at all! I also love the comb applicator nozzle; makes life easier, especially with a runnier formula. I will happily repurchase this when my roots start to show!
Edit in response to other reviews:
This product is more concentrated than other permanent hair colors, thus it only takes ten minutes to work. If you take ten minutes to apply it, and then let it sit for ten minutes, then it sits for twenty minutes or more on the first portion you applied to, which is typically your roots. Heat from your scalp also significantly speeds the chemical reaction at the roots. The result: "two tone" hair in a color inconsistent with the promised results. I realize that no product will work for everyone, but I truly believe that some of the people with dramatic mishaps may have inadvertently left the dye on for far longer than intended. When I use this or any permanent color, I begin timing when I start application, knowing that the two minutes or so I spend on my roots is part of the total time. My more porous ends absorb color more quickly and I'm left with even, beautiful color. Granted, my hair is quite short, but you get the general idea. I still highly recommend this, with the precaution that you have to be experienced with home hair color kits and follow the directions carefully and efficiently. I hope everyone isn't discouraged from trying Perfect 10, because I will be heartbroken if it's DC'd!