Clairol • Nice n' Easy -new formula • Hair Color
|Would buy this product again.||62%|
Age: 19-24 Skin: Normal, Medium Hair: Black Eyes: Brown
I wandered through the hair color aisles searching for the perfect complimentary, rich, dark brown. However, from past traumatic hair coloring experiences I was knowledgable enough to pick a shade a bit lighter than what I wanted and a cool tone to defeat the red tones from prior coloring.. Product disclaimer (as many of you have probably already read), it goes on A LOT darker than the box describes. I purchased cool medium brown and my hair is the closest it can be to black. I don't mind it seeing as how my hair is already dark to begin with and I'm optimistic that it will fade in a few weeks to come. The treatment it comes with thoroughly conditions the hair which, one of the better hair coloring products I've tried although Garnier's Natural hair color (is that what it's called? It's definitley not the 100% color one) remains my favourite hair coloring product.. Although purchasers beware of that as well, it goes on much darker! Good luck ladies.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Combination, Fair, Neutral Hair: Red Eyes: Green
Love this product and have used it many many many times in soft black. The soft black comes out a beautiful shade of warm black that is glossy, shiney, and leaves my hair in fabulous condition. It nevers fades or dries out my hair.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Normal, Fair-Medium Hair: Red Eyes: Blue
Warning: Go a shade or two lighter than you desire. I've used this hair color twice, once to dye my hair dark medium brown, and once medium auburn. The time I dyed my hair dark brown, it turned out jet black. I was horrified. The time I dyed my hair medium auburn, it turned out a dark brown with a red tint to it.
It had good staying power though. After about a month, the black faded to the brown it was supposed to be and then lasted about a month after that. I didn't let the auburn stick around; instead I redyed my hair with another brand.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium Hair: Brunette Eyes: Green
I wish I had read the reviews before I chose the shade 121A ("natural darkest brown" or something like that). Warning: it comes out much darker than the box leads you to believe.
I am 36 with dark brown hair but am plagued with chunks of premature grey in the front. For the last year I resolved to embrace my grey and see if I get a cool Stacey London or Bonnie Raitt stripe out of it. I did, but dangit I'm also 36! So I decided to dye it.
Went to the store and looked for my old standby Nice n Easy 131. There was no evidence of it: was it discontinued? So I chose 121A (the pic on the box looked fine!)
Did I do a strand test? Of course not! I only left it on for 20 minutes once applied. Very dark. Looks black.
I'm bummed but I also have hope it will fade a bit in the next couple weeks as others have reported. I also am pretty zen: "it's just hair".
In a month or so I'll have grey roots again and I'll buy a lighter shade. I do like this dye brand and I think it covers grey well.
*Update*: I just was getting my hair cut. My stylist didn't harass me, bless her, and gave a few tips. If your hair is too dark, use a clarifying shampoo for four-ish days in a row (I left the salon with Bumble and Bumble Sunday shampoo). This will be drying, she said, but it will begin to fade the color fast.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Combination, Medium Hair: Brown Eyes: Brown
I promise myself not to color my hair anymore, but I get tempted everytime when I see a color I want. I always reach for this one when I color my hair. It's just nice and easy to use. It doesn't make my hair dry or dull after , unlike some other brands I've used. It doesn't drip and spills all over the place and doesn't smell bad. Try it and you'll see...
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Fair Hair: Black, Straight, Fine Eyes: Hazel
This is by far the best drugstore hair dye you can get. And the great thing is, it only runs for about 7 dollars! I dye my hair black routinely, preferably blue black, and this brand lasts really long. I used feria a few times cause the blue black on the cover looks so good, and it did look fabulous when I dyed it however, it fades to this really WEIRD black brown that even my hair dresser commented on it. If it wasnt for her I would have never tried nice and easy, it just doesn't seem that appealing-cover wise. I did try it once and I'm in love with this brand now :) It's simply the best drugstore hair dye out there. Easy to use, lasts forever, and when it does fade it fades easily. Repurchased again today ^_^
Age: 25-29 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium Hair: Brown Eyes: Blue
For starters, my natural hair color is medium brown with some gold undertones. I used this dye after using L'Oreal Superior Preference in Intense Copper Red and it turning my roots BRIGHT ORANGE. The rest of my hair was a clowny fakish red color. (all I wanted was red hair!! lol) I called the help line for Clairol after being so disappointed with L'Oreal to ask for advice. The girl I talked to was SO helpful! I explained to her my problem and she told me exactly what to do. She told me to get Nice N Easy in 116 Light Neutral Brown, mix the two parts together as directed, but add 2 ounces of my shampoo to the mix. Start with my roots, checking color every 5 minutes until I get close to my desired color, and then pull into the rest of my hair for the last 5 minutes. Well, I did this and low and behold... my perfect shade of auburn!!! My roots blended in perfectly with the rest of my hair, and the neutral brown dye toned down that horrible pink red shade. I am sooooo happy!!! My hair really feels nice, too. The scent is strong, like any dye with ammonia, but I've definitely smelled worse. Clairol totally saved me. Now I'm going to write a review on my horrible experience with Preference.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Neutral Hair: Black, Straight, Fine Eyes: Brown
This is the only hair color that stays on my hair for a really long time. When I have to color it again, it's because of hair growth, not because it faded. I use Natural darkest brown and it comes in black-brown, exactly what I want. Looks very natural too. For me, the best d/s hair color.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Acne-prone, Fair Hair: Brown Eyes: Hazel
I love this hair colour! I've learned to buy a few shades lighter than what I'm looking for so that it comes out the right colour, and after I figured that out I never want to switch. its incredibly shiny and soft, and the colour looks natural. Nothing more I can really say, other than to buy at least 2-3 shades LIGHTER than the colour you want, because they tend to show up darker than what appears on the box.
EDI|T: I can't stress that enough, really. dark brown = black. medium brown = dark brown. I think you get the picture...The browns really do turn out darker than pictured, but after a few washes they fade a little bit to more the colour on the box.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Combination Hair: Brown Eyes: Brown
I thought I had learned my lesson.
I just stripped my hair yesterday.. I do this often enough to know that my hair would be left porous.. but I still use a dark color, just alter the time.. and it usually works out. So I purchased 120A which is Natural dark Golden Brown. hrm. Put it on, and was quite startled at how quickly it oxidized into an inky black color. keeping in mind that my hair previous to the dye was left a bright auburn color, I did not worry until the 8 minute mark.. ( yes, 8 minutes of a possible 25) Soi proceeded to the bathroom to rinse. hair color was left on about 10 minutes or so.. and I was left with this gothy, incredibly inky black color. absolutely NO golden dark brown color to be found. wow. was i disgusted. Thankfully, I had enough color remover to get rid of this mistake.. (( just enough.) now my hair is some strange reddish/ brassy color.. but I can live with it for now.. guess i will stick to L'oreal. they fade fast, but at least i am not left with a horrid head of hair..
Age: Unknown Skin: Sensitive, Fair-Medium, Warm Hair: Brown, Wavy, Medium Eyes: Brown
didnt read these reviews. wish i had. usually do but having used the stuff before, didnt realize something changed. yeah brown=black. on me brown = black with purple highlights.
this was the most vile hair color i have ever used and i have tried many. the color obviously is so far from what ti says, that its hard to believe this was not a black dye in a bottle marked brown. no hair color has ever irritated my very sensitive skin. seriously. i use aquaphor around my hair line, i take all the precautions and still. this left my forehead red, itching and inflamed. scalp not much better. wherever the dye touched my skin it left a dark black/purple splotch that i had to live with to some extent for a few days. it looked like i had used spray on hair color around my roots right after i was done, the dye would not wash off my skin there. forget the trauma to my bathroom! the shower curtains and walls and floor and top of the sink, all stained. never had that happen and who doesn't somehow spill something? drip something? i always have and yet, always cleans up. not this time. the dripping down my back i did not notice and so i looked severely bruised on my spine. nice.
but all would have been ok had my hair not been jet black, with like i said, purple streaks! no way to live with that! i have super fair skin, and am too old for goth! goth works if you choose it!!! this was not by choice. i could not wash it out. i had to resort to color oops which said to use the same day. i have had break off at the roots now. i am seriously sad. miserable would be more like it. it had taken me so long to grow out a short haircut, and finally get my hair like i wanted it. i was so happy with it but for that nagging tiny patch of resistant gray in one spot mainly. i never expected this, never signed on for this and think this is really an awful product that should come with a warning. sure most of us review, and read reviews on everything. but you should not have to read a review to know if a product is safe to use, will be what it states on the package. its not just me, brown is not brown here. far from it. i am calling the company, i want more than a refund. i read the reviews after and no, i didnt have weeks to wait for my hair to hopefully become the color i actually believed i was buying when i got chose this product!
Age: 36-43 Skin: Dry, Fair Hair: Brunette Eyes: Green
Wow. Thanks guys. I bought this hair color in Medium Brown and I am so glad I checked here before I put it on my hair. Something made me hesitant to use it; I kept thinking it might turn out too dark and boy, am I glad I read these reviews first! I have naturally dark brown hair but I am not fond of expecting a color only to have it come out way darker than what I wanted. It has been so long since I have not colored my hair that if I had gone ahead and had really dark results, I think I would have freaked out. Disaster avoided thanks to MUA!!
I will keep looking for a more reliable color result in a different brand. In the meantime, this sucker is going back to the store.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Acne-prone Hair: Brown Eyes: Brown
Like others have said, it does NOT come out the shade on the box....I have tried a bunch of dark brown colours in this line, and for the first few weeks it comes out JET BLACK. it's horrible. after a while, it does start to show the colour it's supposed to be, but it is still darker than what you expect.
Age: 18 & Under Skin: Oily, Tan Hair: Red Eyes: Brown
I've been using this dye as my normal one. I like to change my haircolor often and I usually pre-lighten my hair before putting a new color in. I used to use this regularly after bleaching. I really liked it but after a while I started to not like it. I'll start with the pros: works well, leaves my hair in good cindition, the included conditioner is really great, always on sale (around $5-6), doesn't fade quickly/as much and great array of shades. Cons: the smell is overwhelming, just the fumes in the air hurts my eyes, kinda runny at the start. The biggest con is that it always comes out at least 1 shade too dark. I always have to pick a few shades lighter. And some colours are not really true to the color on the box. That's why I give this 3 lippies out of 5.
Age: 36-43 Skin: Dry, Fair, Cool Hair: Brown Eyes: Brown
Prematurely gray, have been dye-ing forever. I never bought this stuff because it was cheaper than the other d/s brands, so I assumed it must be lower quality.
After reaching the point where the usual suspects (Garnier and L'oreal products, including buying the individual items at Sally's) would no longer make a dent in covering my gray roots and were leaving me with too much built-up muddy color, I tried this on a whim. Finally! I guess everyone's hair must really be different, because this is the only product on shelves right now that gives me real gray coverage AND leaves my hair feeling like hair.
I had some leftover l'oreal creme and developer and tried it on my roots last week--learned my lesson. Bad coverage and shocked, frizzy hair. Back to Nice n Easy.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Sensitive, Fair Hair: Blond Eyes: Green
My natural hair color it's a dirty blonde, so I have to color my hair sometimes to give it a little more shine and pretty color. I used this hair color 3 times yet the shade was Summerblonde 02 and I have to say I really liked it. It gave me cute shade of blonde and the color lasting it's good. I don't like the conditioner that comes with it. And the smell of the formula, but that's okay, its a small price to pay.
Age: 36-43 Skin: Dry, Fair Hair: Red Eyes: Blue
I love this color. It is not the most glamorous or fancy but it is the work horse of the drugstore. They have every color you can think of; they have a great help line; they have a good interactive website; the colors cover those pesky gray and white hairs; and there is never a "what in the world!!!" moment when you look in the mirror after you wash it off. I like all the spice colors because they are a good mixture of red and brown so they add in all the colors you need to be a natural red head. I am always looking for that perfect copper tone and they are close.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Dry, Olive Hair: Black, Straight, Medium Eyes: Brown
I absolutely love this hair dye. I use the Blue Black formula. It's been months, and the color is still pretty vibrant in my hair. The conditioner it comes with leaves my hair silky smooth, I LOVE IT! The blue black is really natural looking, not gothic, which I love about it. I will continue to use this!
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Tan, Warm Hair: Blond Eyes: Blue
I used this a couple of times in "Natural Light Auburn", which is a very pretty vibrant without being fake looking auburn color. My natural color is dark blonde/light brown. I like this brand because it's so easy to find, I can get it pretty much at any drugstore and never have to hunt for it like some brands/shades. It doesn't look flat or dull, and it has just enough red tones to last and still look pretty once it fades (all reds fade). The only negative is that it can grab darker on the ends, so I have to apply to the top and then pull through the ends last which is a pain in the butt (I prefer just to just color all over). I put yes that I'd buy again, but I much prefer Garnier Nutrisse, my second fave would be Feria.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Tan Hair: Blond Eyes: Green
I bought this when I decided to dye my hair from a medium blonde to a dark brown. I believe the color I bought was a medium brown. I don't remember the name (this has been over a year ago). The color of the dye was INK BLACK. I was like woah! I used it anyway and it turned my hair the exact color of the dye...INK BLACK! It was awful. I don't recommend this brand to anyone. I think it is cheap and not made well.