Garnier • Herbashine • Hair Color
|Would buy this product again.||59%|
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Fair Hair: Brunette, Straight, Medium Eyes: Green
I used natural dark brown. It is a tad darker than my natural color and looks quite natural. Makes my eyes pop. I like how my natural highlights show through after a few washes, making the hair color look less flat. The conditioner that comes with it is WONDERFUL. Its like a paste, much better than any conditioner I have ever used. My hair stays impossibly shiny for weeks after using this dye. Its really rich color with even coverage, and very easy to do. Highly recommend. This color lasts for months on me, and never shows any "roots". Love it!
Age: 30-35 Skin: Combination, Fair, Cool Hair: Black, Wavy, Fine Eyes: Green
I have long dark brown hair, way past my shoulders. It's fairly damaged and thin. I usually fork out tons of cash to have it professionally done in a dark purple, but after 3 weeks it always fades.
So after a recommendation at a drug store, I purchased the 200 soft black. The color was amazing and super shiney and got every bit of hair, there was still some breakage, but not as much as with a permanent color. It covered great, but my hair felt like hay after. It's been 3 weeks and it still looks good, it's faded a bit, but still looks pretty.
No I won't purchase again, I will try natural instincts next time.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium Hair: Brunette Eyes: Hazel
It's just okay.
I used 415 soft mahogany dark brown. I usually use Nutrisse, but I had a coupon and it was on sale at CVS, so since I was getting it for like $1, I decided to try the Herbashine. The color came out a little darker than on the box, and I didn't go over the time limit. The application went pretty well, doesn't really drip.
Had issues when it was time to rinse it out. I washed it out in the shower and the water splashed dark brown everywhere, made a mess. And it says "rinse til water runs clear," think I rinsed for like another 10 minutes and the water was still a little brown. I was worried my hair wouldn't change color because it was all running out, but somehow it did hold some color. I did lose a little bit of hair, but my hair is naturally really thick and curly so the thinning was kinda a plus for me. After it air dried, it had a weird texture; the underneath part was soft and shinier while the top was really frizzy (much worse than normal). After I straightened it, it looked much better. Doesn't smell bad, but doesn't smell as good as the Nutrisse, or make my hair feel as good as the Nutrisse does. Waiting to see how long it lasts.
I guess its okay, especially since I got it so cheap, but I like the Nutrisse better. I wouldn't pay full price for it. Might buy again, but only if it's on sale.
Age: 18 & Under Skin: Acne-prone, Fair-Medium Hair: Blond, Straight, Medium Eyes: Hazel
Would you buy this product again? Is there a NEVER EVER button?!
What a piece of junk this dye is. I left it in for 10mins just to do touch ups on my roots and it did NOTHING. I took a shower, came out, blow dried my hair and my hair looked the same. There were my same BLACK roots, my hair color is brown and it didn't dye em at all!
Horrible hair dye, please for anyone who's looking to buy this stuff- don't! Save yourself the time, money, and embarrasment.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Sensitive, Fair-Medium Hair: Brown, Wavy, Medium Eyes: Brown
left my hair extremely dry and brittle. the conditioner that comes with it is great, but the actual dye is absolute crap. the color did not come out ash brown.. actually, it did not show up on my hair at all.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Sensitive, Medium Hair: Brunette Eyes: Brown
I decided to use this because I have used almost every single home dye kit and seen the commercials and thought it can not be much worse then the other ones I have used.I tried this once before and I did not like it but this time I used Shade 426! I loved it! It does not smell bad and it washes off your skin easily. The color is vibrant and did not destroy my hair.
Age: 44-55 Skin: Normal, Medium Hair: Brunette Eyes: Hazel
I've used this product twice, to give it a fair chance. I normally use Clairol Natural Instincts and I wanted to compare. The Garnier Herbashine definitely leaves my hair feeling dried out. I used natural medium brown. I never noticed any shine after using this product, so I think the product name is very misleading. It doesn't seem gentle on my hair at all, and the color fades rather quickly, especially from gray areas.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium Hair: Blond Eyes: Green
I admit, my hair was probably a bit too light to use the color I used, Medium Golden Brown. I have naturally medium blond hair, and when I used this, had some grown-out lowlights and highlights. Anyway, I used this on December 24, 2010, and left it in for about 8 minutes. It made my hair a deep, deep auburn. Looked extremely dark in low lighting and looked light a horrid orange-y red-y color in brighter lighting. A month later, it faded to a tolerable dark brown with orange undertones. Two months after that, it faded to an orange-y dark blond/light brown. I actually like that color, the color I got THREE MONTHS LATER, but I've grown bored with it and want my blond hair back. I've been using peroxide to lighten it gradually since apparently, this crap is not ever going to budge. I've had permanent hair color done that faded more quickly than this. So yeah, medium golden brown=dark auburn.
Age: 18 & Under Skin: Dry, Fair Hair: Brown Eyes: Brown
Two weeks ago I bleached my hair with Feria Extra Bleach Blonde. It left my hair yellowish and uneven, but not horribly so. I waited until today to dye over it with Herbashine in shade 810 Medium Ash Blonde. My goal was to get rid of that unattractive yellow tint. As I had forseen, the color that resulted from Herbashine is a bit darker than I'd have liked. However, I know it will fade when I wash my hair tomorrow. I left it on for exactly 10 minutes. I would have chosen a lighter shade but this one was only $4 on sale at Safeway, and I know it's not permanent. It gave me exactly what I expected: soft hair, a cool, non-brassy hair color, and radiant color. Looking back, I'd rather of used shade 900, especially after seeing how this brand totally got rid of my brassy tones. If you're looking for a nice, natural ash blonde color, this is it.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Very Dry, Fair Hair: Brunette Eyes: Blue
Okay, after reading about this online I was literally wetting myself putting this on!! People that had bought Ash colours and Medium Brown had written that it had come out almost Jet Black, which can be the absolute worst colour to get rid of, and my mother hates unnatural black hair. And yet, I'd bought Dark Brown. But anyway, when I mixed it, I essentially wussed out, and decided that I was only going to put it on for six and a half to seven minutes. So far it is perfect. Naturally, my hair is a dark brown, that had faded and become dry and sort of a light shabby dull brown. My hair is dark, and shiny, and healthy looking. I have no complaints (as of yet), but will edit this as soon as they occur. Really loving the colour so far. I have a really yellow skintone so the warmth of the colour has done me wonders. I have to say, I'm really pleased with the results. As for the hair coming out, I actually lost less strands than normal...like literally 3 or 4, and I'd been expecting 15-20. It smelled great too!
I think if you are dubious about using the product, try it for a little less time than stated. It wasn't badly priced, so next time I won't be so afraid to add a couple extra mins onto the mere seven I waited for!!
Finally: Garnier literally need (and I cannot stress this need enough) to start selling the Fortifying creme separately. Phenomenol!!!
Age: 25-29 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium Hair: Blond Eyes: Green
I am somewhat of a newbie with home hair coloring, so I figured it would be "wise" to stick with the non-permanent stuff to start. My natural hair color *used to be* blonde, now (post kids) it's more of a dull-ish dark blonde/light brown. I was hoping to lighten it a shade or two and amp up the shiny, healthy look.
I started out with Herbashine Medium Natural Blonde. It did not lighten my hair at all, instead it turned a very vague shade of dark strawberry blonde. Not what I wanted. I called the color people at Garnier and they advised trying an Ash tone. My local Walgreens had #810 - Medium Ash Blonde, so I got that (since the lady at Garnier said I should get it if I could find it - it's been removed from their line more recently). I tested a strand and it looked okay, so I just finished doing my whole head.
Now, instead of just a gentle shade of dark strawberry blonde, my hair is full-on orange. It looks awful.
I have read extensively online about coloring hair at home and here's what I'm concluding about this particular brand and make of hair color - if you want to lighten your blonde hair at all, look elsewhere. Brunettes seem to have better luck with this product.
So irritated, now I have to find a beauty supply store so I can get something to get rid of this ghastly brassy tone.
A note about the "pros" for this color product:
- It doesn't smell bad.
- It's ten minutes flat (and I used less this time actually)
- It does make your hair shiny and soft - both times I've used it, my hair *texture* was quite lovely afterward, no signs of damage at all.
- The color doesn't look flat; it does look multidimensional, just...multidimensional orange.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Normal, Medium, Cool Hair: Brunette, Wavy, Medium Eyes: Hazel
This is the WORST hair dye EVER ! Stay away ! I used medium ash brown and it end up black ! My hair was so dry, and i even lost my hair. I will never buy it again !
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Fair, Neutral Hair: Blond, Wavy, Fine Eyes: Brown
I used Light ash brown on my dyed brassy blonde to match my roots, and the results were DARK. However I experianced the same thing with natural instincts so I guess it's the whole semi permanent thing. I just did it so I dont know how well the color wears, but my hair doesn't feel dry or damaged, it looks really shiny, but then again it's probably just the darkening. Overall I guess it was a good experiance.
Age: 56 & Over Skin: Oily, Fair-Medium Hair: Brown Eyes: Other
I have been using Clairol Natural Instincts, but could no longer find my color  locally, so tried Garnier HerbaShine in 565. It turned out great. My hair already has some red highlights and this intensified them, but in a really natural way.
The Clairol gave a single overall color, but the Garnier gave a variety of colors, like an expensive salon job does.
The 565 is a pretty coppery brown, darker than the box picture. It looks purple when you apply it, so don't be freaked out as I was when I saw it. The Garnier covers gray beautifully, better than the Clairol. I don't care for the smell of the conditioner, but that is minor. The applicator is also not great and like another commentator, I cut it off in order to use it more easily. I am very pleased with the results and have received several compliments already.
Age: 36-43 Skin: Combination, Fair Hair: Brown Eyes: Blue
I got 600 because while the color on the box looked virtually identical to my hair color, I wanted the shine. Of course we won't mention the pesky gray strands that appear from out of nowhere. Now my hair is dull and I just wanted to liven it up a bit as well as get rid of the grays. I don't make it a habit in dying it. Now I remember why. So I used Garnier Herbashine 600. My hair is brassy.
I'm not happy. I will say there was no odor until using the packet conditioner which smells amazing and was the best part of the whole ordeal. I also can't say my hair was straw or really dry. Perhaps when I put the dye on but after it was rinsed off my hair was very soft.
It's almost orange. I will not dye my hair ever again. I guess I get what I pay for.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Sensitive, Fair-Medium Hair: Brunette, Fine Eyes: Hazel
Garnier Herbashine Haircolor, 510 Medium Ash Brown
I used this last night. The color came out so dark its definitely not medium and does not match the color on the box. The color also did not cover well. I have long thin hair and used 2 boxes. There was about half a bottle left and we coated the hair immensly. Even so I had a few high lights that did not cover well AT ALL. My hair also feels VERY DRY and damaged.
the reason I said I would use it again is because I have used this brand before and had better results with another color. Also I love the conditioner in the box.
BUT BE WARNED it drys out your hair and the Medium Ash Brown is not truley an Ash or a medium. In the light the color has a red tint. It is not chocolatey or a rich brown but it is also not exactly an Ash.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Other, Fair Hair: Brunette Eyes: Blue
I dyed my hair with the Light Ash Brown (610) shade. I loved the colour on the box it was a very cool tone, and I was dying over a previously dyed dark blonde shade with pretty substantial roots of my natural colour which is a light ash brown. However, it turned out a very dark almost black-brown. It was very disappointing, cause I think the colour on the box is gorgeous. It does fade and wash out over time, but definitely not a product I will try again or recommend.
Age: 18 & Under Skin: Very Dry, Dark Hair: Brunette, Relaxed Eyes: Black
So my usual HG hairdye of all time is Clairol's Natural Instincts but today I decided to dye my hair (my extensions) with this dye (I used L'oreal's Healthy Look on my real hair...check out my review =))
The process of dying my extensions was fairly easy. The formula of this dye is more on the runny side (versus the loreal brand which is kinda thick) so keep that in mind but the dye smells really good so that helps I guess. The product was easy to distribute throughout the extension hair too. And the conditioner is AMAZING!! It's disappointing how small the conditioner is because it's so thick and amazing! They need to seriously sell a full bottle of that stuff lol!
Overall I would give this hairdye a 4/5 because the color turned out good but it was a little darker than the box, the conditioner is awesome and the hairdye smelled good but it was on the runny side.
If you are deciding on using the three demi permanent drugstore hairdyes as of February 2011 (loreal healthy look, garnier herbashine and clairol natural instincts) then I would probably tell you to try natural instincts first, then garnier herbashine and then loreal healthy look :)
UPDATE AUGUST 19th, 2011: I used this on my real hair and it was just like the last time when I used it on my extensions. The color did turn out darker than expected (I used color 300 this time, last time I used 415) but I liked how it turned out so I'm happy. The conditioner also made my hair feel moisturized after I was done dying my hair too which is a big plus. I would definitely buy this again.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Dry, Fair-Medium Hair: Black Eyes: Black
It was a great product! I was afraid it would smell bad, but it smells amazing! I have black hair and I was dying my hair Natural Dark Brown, Shade 400 I think? It's very easy to use and I think it turned out well.
Age: 18 & Under Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium Hair: Brown, Kinky, Coarse Eyes: Hazel
HORRIBLE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I bought this, wanting to dye my light brown hair with a darker brown, with a red tint. I got the medium mahogany brown #535, it turned my hair literally orange. I only bought it for 4.14 on sale at CVS.... I had to run all the way to town at 12 am just to buy hair dye cause I looked like a carrot. It was hard to get it all the way out of the bottle. It rinsed out easy, and nice. But It looked nothing like the example pic on the box. Don't buy it, try something else like Clariol or something, just NOT this product. Unless orange hair is what you want... and yes, I left it on the right amount of time the instructions said... Just don't buy no matter how cheap it is...