John Frieda • Precision Foam Color • Hair Color
|Would buy this product again.||55%|
Age: 44-55 Skin: Sensitive, Fair-Medium, Warm Hair: Brown, Wavy, Fine Eyes: Brown
I wish I had read the reviews before I used this. I got this free with a coupon, as I would never pay 4 times as much as I pay for Colorsilk. My hair is probably 50% gray. I used 6.5PBN and left it on the roots longer, maybe 40 minutes, for the stubborn grays, and because I thought the foam would be a coverage issue. Then I pulled it through to the ends to brighten the color, for probably less than five minutes. As mentioned by others, I had the scalp staining and burning. When I rinsed it out, I got quite a shock. I have been home coloring for decades, and haven't gotten an unpleasant shock like this in quite a few years. The ends, where the color had rested for less than 5 minutes, turned out very dark, in places that "black shoe polish" dull color, with a slight greenish tinge. After a week, the roots had faded a lot. (I usually don't color them but every three weeks; will have to re-color this sooner.) The ends remain very dark. Not flattering for a woman of my age.
I agree the packaging, the foam dispenser, the gloves are all top notch, the very best I've used in a home kit. But what good is that, if the color is off? There seems to be a common theme of colors coming out a lot darker than depicted on the box. I have NEVER had a light brown color come out so dark in such a short time, and I've used all kinds, mostly Colorsilk, Loreal Preference and Excellence and Feria, Ion color brilliance, etc. I won't use Frieda color again, even if it's free.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Dry, Fair, Neutral Hair: Brown, Curly, Fine Eyes: Blue
It started because I desperately needed to dye my hair for my wedding. Being low on funds, I ended up deciding to do it myself at home. I've had a hard time finding hair color that sticks to the white hairs invading my roots (and there's A LOT of them now.). I chose 7PBN (Dark Cool Pearl Blonde) because it looked the closest to my natural hair color (or so I thought). The instructions were easy to follow. I prefer the foam application as I can easily see where the product is going and any spots I missed. However, because it is foam, I would say use a bit more than you think you need. Foam is a little less concentrated. This is one of the better smelling at home hair dyes I've used. Though it still has a very chemical smell. I left it on for 45 minutes and rinsed. After I dried my hair I was really amazed. It covered all the white hairs and the color came out so even! I would given this rating a 5 if the colors were better represented on the box. Even though I absolutely love the color, I was really going for something with very little red in it. I figured because it said "Cool" then it would be perfect. However, it actually does have quite a bit of red. So I got lucky that in the end, the color looks beautiful on me anyways. Whenever I see pictures from the wedding, I think "Woah, nice hair color!". It also managed to stay vibrant for a good 4 weeks before fading. When it did start to fade, the color still looked great. I've seen a lot of people on here unhappy with the fade time. I can get away with going 3-4 days without washing my hair because it's naturally very dry. I also use a color protecting shampoo so maybe that's why it lasted so long for me. I just did my roots today in the same color and it came out great again. I think I found my go-to color for a while. :)
Age: 25-29 Skin: Other Hair: Brunette Eyes: Green
I have been dyeing my hair myself for over 10 years and never once had any major disasters in doing so, nor have I ever been so extremely dissatisfied with a product that I felt the need to warn others off. That is, until today of course.
I chose this product because in my experience foam dye is generally much easier to apply and covers the hair more evenly, less streaks etc etc. But with this product I found it to be exactly the opposite.
I have shoulder length hair and I had run out of the so called foam by the time I got to the right side of my hair. I say "so called foam" because I was literally dealing with more or less runny liquid of a water like consistency, to the point where my entire sink was COVERED in the dye.
In the end I had to pour the remaining liquid over my head and hope for the best. The result was obviously not good.
John Frieda Precision Foam Colour was, in my opinion, horrible to use and anything but precise. I will never use it again.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Oily, Fair Hair: Brunette Eyes: Green
I really like this new technology - foam hair color. I have a long hair and only need to buy 1 box. Out of quite few that i've tried ( nice and easy, garnier, l'oreal) i like it the best so far! But my judgment is for the hair color range only. P.S. i don't have gray hair and i also have henna in my hair ( its a good natural hair color Only if you want to stick with it for a long time or until you cut off your hair;), so I can only use brown or black hair dyes, besides all of these dyes eventually bring out reddish undertone to my hair:(. Otherwise if you use henna in your hair and at some point you would like to go lighter or have highlights, balayage or ombre - it will turn Green!!;-00) Therefore, avoid :)
Age: 25-29 Skin: Normal, Olive, Cool Hair: Black, Straight, Medium Eyes: Brown
I bought the shade 4PBN (dark cool espresso brown) to get rid of my ombre highlights that I had for over a year. I was tired of my ends looking completely dead and dried even with multiple trims. As someone who is pretty much hair-dye-at-home-incompetent, I really prefer using foam dyes because you basically just lather up your entire head in the foam, and you're done. That's pretty much how this worked for me. I was afraid at first that it wouldn't completely cover up the bleached ends of my hair, but I applied the foam to my ends first (opposite of the directions) and let it saturate my ends for 10 minutes before applying the dye to the top of my end. Overall, I left it in my hair for 30 minutes. I was pleasantly happy with the results. There are still some peek-a-boo lighter strands on the ends of my hair from the ombre, but I expected that. This worked pretty well and was easy to use. I did knock off one point because it's pretty expensive for a drugstore kit ($13.)
Age: 44-55 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Warm Hair: Brunette, Wavy, Medium Eyes: Hazel
I love John frieda colour mousse. The colour I used dark cherry red (had not tried this shade before) is gorgeous. I have very dark hair, thick, in a long bob with a little grey growing through (I know this covers greys perfectly already) I wanted a change from dark brown and my main concern whether it would show the plum aspect or if it would just look black. The colour was perfect and what I love most it's natural looking as good I think as salon dyes and shines with a beautiful shimmer of plum. Giving my very dark brown that extra oomph i wanted. Superb coverage covered all greys perfectly. Total ease to apply. Non drying. And I find it to last me long enough but then I dye my hair every 3-4 weeks to keep on top of greys. I have my haircut regular once a month to keep it in condition. I think I've tried ever hair dye and along with clairol (semi permanent which I use every so often as a rest from permanent) this is the only other I really like. This really being my number 1.
Age: 36-43 Skin: Sensitive, Fair Hair: Blond Eyes: Blue
Pros and Cons Pro 1) my hair is extra long, down to my waist. However unlike all other box dyes I've used, I don't need 2 boxes. One is more than enough. So good value for money. Pro 2) this is hands down the easiest application I've ever used. Simple, quick & easy to apply on your own. Pro 3) even coverage & drip free Con 1) unlike the loreal ranges, these dyes fail on the shine factor. Con 2) after having my mum try these dyes out too, it's clear they aren't suitable for covering greys. She only has around 10% greyness but these dyes didn't colour the grey much at all. Con 3) I can't comment on the darker shades as I've only used the blondes. So far I've tried 3 different blondes (8g, 8n & 10n). My hair is naturally golden blonde but all 3 of these blondes only lightened my hair 'slightly' at best. By far the worst shades of blonde unfortunately. Plus a tip: use the entire bottle. You will probably get to the point where your hair is drenched with dye. But don't stop, use the entire bottle & keep lathering. The trick to getting a good lather going is to use the whole lot and keep massaging gently.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Fair Hair: Brunette Eyes: Hazel
(4BG Dark chocolate brown)
Im abit of a home dye freak, i've tried every one going as ive never found one that ive just though 'wow' to, until nowww! Ive always seen this and ive thought should i, shouldnt i? because of the price as its £10, but i bought it last night, applied it and im so happy with the results.
Its so clean and easy to apply, even if it did take me about 5 minutes to figure out you had to squeeze the bottle to get the contents out lol. i will say when i first started putting it on the smell was ridiculously strong, my eyes were watering but the ammonia smell does dissapear after a couple of minutes. Also, when making up the bottle i didn't think there would be enough, but you get more than you bargain for, i didn't even use up all of the formula.
The condition was amaaazing, left my hair so silky and soft and there's loads left so i can keep using for the next couple of times :).
End results - Lovely dark brown rich colour, soft and im just in love! Will definitely purchase again.
Age: 18 & Under Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium Hair: Black Eyes: Brown
I really wanted to try this for the foam. I've heard lots about Asian foam brand hair dyes. I was hoping for that, you get what you pay for, and buy this pricey dye. I am also pregnant and didnt want anything that smelled so pwerful that I'd get sick from. I got blue black 2a. It was easy to use. It smelled great, I rarely smelled any ammonia. My hair was a faded blonde or ashy brown and as I applied the product, my hair was turning black right away, so I knew where I needed more product for an even all around color. The conditioner was fantastic. It smelled amazing and left my hair feeling very soft. My end results? I was so happy! My hair was even, shiny, soft. It was a very deep black color, with a bit of blue, but not too blue. I didn't want the unnatural black blue. But John frieda blue black left me with a perfect color. My color makes my hair have so much texture. I'm in love, and will definitely be buying again.
Age: 44-55 Skin: Acne-prone, Fair, Cool Hair: Brown, Fine Eyes: Hazel
Why won't this cover my gray??? I've bought this three times in different shades up to natural med brown because I can't get it through my head that this will absolutely not cover the grey roots I have. I am about 60% gray and a med brown. I went lighter on the shade at first because I kept reading reviews of how it pulls darker than expected, left on double the amount of time stated and it does nothing on my gray. so disappointed that I've thrown my money away three times on this expensive stuff. I've went back to Colorsilk for $3.