John Frieda • Precision Foam Color • Hair Color
|Would buy this product again.||55%|
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.
Age: 44-55 Skin: Normal Hair: Black Eyes: Brown
I had black hair (I'm indian). For years I've highlighted it. Lately it was brown with copper (left over from my dark red that I loved in the fall).
I stripped out the red with color oops, which left me with blonde/honey, and I just felt faded.
I wanted to darken the blonde bits to contrast with my normal black - so it would be dark base with slightly lighter highlights, so I chose 5NBG - medium chestnut brown and now my entire head is dark brown.
It's a lovely color and covered up those pesky strands of white that keep showing up - but based on my color choice, I'd expected a lighter result.
So warning. 5NBG is dark brown when placed on honey highlighted hair.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Fair, Neutral Hair: Blond, Wavy, Coarse Eyes: Blue
Hallelujah! What a great discovery. I have been getting a full head of foils and toner for a couple if years now, since I had some bad dying experiences. I recently lost my job and got a new one that doesn't start for a while, and in an effort to save money I thought, surely there is a dye that will do the trick!!
Considering everytime I got Hilights I had to get it toned darker.. What's the point of lifting it so much then?!
So I brought one of my hair extensions with me to the supermarket to color match..
I purchased this in 9a? Light ash blonde, as it was the closest match and my best friend recommended it.
Application: I was confused with the pump as it didn't pump.. Took me a while to work out that u have to squeeze the bottle :P
There was plenty of product, and I have long thick hair.
The foam was easy to use, the gloves were fantastic, and I just used my dye brush to help section and apply.
Did my roots first, left for 15 min then 10 on the lengths and ends.
Rinsed. My hair felt fine!! A lot better than after a bleach!
And oh my god the conditioner. It smells amazing!!!
I eagerly dried my hair and I'm so happy!!! No more roots, gorgeous color and my hair feels so soft :)
I think i may not have applied enough in a few spots but that my fault. But I am so happy!!
No more forking out $180 every 6 weeks :)
Reccomend this shade to light beige blondes!!!!
Will definately repurchase.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Sensitive, Fair, Neutral Hair: Brunette, Wavy, Medium Eyes: Green
I used Feria hair color for years and never had a problem with it. I didn't particularly like how gaggy it made me with the strong ammonia content, but I dealt with it because it gave me a gorgeous color. Until it didn't. I don't know if my hair changed or their formula did, but suddenly my hair would no longer hold the (permanent!) color. I was so disappointed. My mom suggested I try another brand and I decided on this one because they offered the same color I was using and happened to be on sale at the time. The foam was a little weird to use at first, but I picked it up pretty quickly and though occasionally I'll get a whiff of ammonia that makes my head spin it's not anything near as bad as it was with the Feria and other (normal) hair colors I've tried. I also find that with my thick hair I actually get much more even coverage with the foam than I did with the regular liquid application. The wear is much better than I've gotten from other brands too. Reds are notoriously hard to hold, but I get a solid 4 weeks with this dye and really only noticeable fading between week 5-6. There's also much let color rinsing out the first few times I wash my hair after dying it. So while it's more expensive than other d/s dyes I think it's definitely worth the $2-3 extra.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Acne-prone, Medium Hair: Brunette Eyes: Hazel
I've found this to be the best drugstore hair color. It doesn't fade and I have dark blonde hair that I dye brown so it has a tendency to fade quickly with other brands. The only thing I don't like about it is that my hair looks flat and all one-dimension afterwards.
Age: 56 & Over Skin: Normal, Fair-Medium Hair: Brown Eyes: Brown
Easy to use but with thick hair, past my shoulder, I really did not care for the foam application as it was hard to do my roots closely. It smells good, left my hair in good condition but I do not care for the color (medium natural brown) as it came out too dark. The good part is that it will oxidize in probably a week if I am lucky. In the meantime, I doubt I will buy again as I just don't like foam application.
I got it at a great price due to a $5 off coupon but really, it is not good at coloring my gray either as others have said. I did get compliments on my hair but I have no idea why as to me it looks pretty bad. The color is NOT even.
Age: 18 & Under Skin: Normal, Fair-Medium Hair: Black Eyes: Brown
I bought the shade in Luminous Blue Black. My hair previously was black with blonde bangs and my hair down is a little lower than shoulder length. One box was more than enough to cover my entire head. In fact, I could have covered it 2-3 times extra because it's a foam formula instead of a liquid. That's the first thing I like about this product - you get a lot more product because of the foam dispenser than regular liquid hair dyes so 1 box will probably work for really long hair too. Also, I didn't have any patches and the color was exactly what I was looking for - a bright deep jet black. I also LOVE the conditioner that comes in the box - It made my hair extremely smooth, silky, and shiny. Yes, it is a bit on the pricey side but I think for the amount of product it's quite good.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Oily, Medium, Warm Hair: Brunette, Wavy, Fine Eyes: Brown
Okay it is pricy, one down side to this product. I had coupons and catch it on sale when I can. This was the first foam hair color I had tried, which I like the ease of it going on. In total I have tried 3, ( 4GB Dark Chocolate Brown, 5B Medium Chocolate Brown, and 5G Medium Golden Brown) I always forgot which color I had before. Overall, I was very please with the overall results. Applying it was simple and it did wash out fully, without leaving a stain on my towel. I liked how it left my hair feeling as well. It gave my hair rich brown tones to it and didn't bring out any red, which made me very happy. This product I do recommend to those I know.
Age: 36-43 Skin: Acne-prone, Fair-Medium, Warm Hair: Blond, Curly, Medium Eyes: Green
After trying different grocery store box brands this is my favorite blonde at home color! It's a really nice sunkissed blonde (unlike the sublime foam one which was trashy blonde looking) I really like the foam color! For roots it blends really well with whatever blonde I have lower and there is plenty of product for my whole head (unlike Clairol root touch up) It also covers all of my greys (unlike Loreal Performing Preference) Its a little more than the other grocery store box colors but this one does everything!
Age: 44-55 Skin: Combination Hair: Blond Eyes: Green
For years a stylist came to my home to colour my hair using Logics, then she moved out of state and I really didn't want to endure the atmosphere of a salon. My natural color is a dirty blond with no gray. With a free coupon, I acquired the John Frieda Precision Foam Color Permanent Hair Colour, 10N Sheer Blonde Extra Light Natural Blonde to touch up my roots, a task I had never attempted myself. Following the instructions I was surprised at how easy this was! My hair is very thick and the bottle contains more than enough solution. The conditioner is an ample size which gives several uses. I love this colour - on me a medium light golden blond and have purchased it about five times. My hair is soft, shiny and I've received numerous compliments.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Normal, Fair Hair: Red Eyes: Green
I have to admit, I am just not crazy about this hair color. I mean I love the idea of foam, and I love the color. I picked the deep black brown, which is 3N. And I made sure that it was even throughout my hair, used the entire bottle because my hair is extremely thick, and goes past my shoulders. Well unfortunately where the color hit the most was the top portion, the underside of the hair and towards the ends looks as though it hadn't been touched by the color at all. I paid close attention to the direction, and it just didn't hold true. However, where the color did deposit, it turned it a heavenly deep chocolate brown, comparable to that of Nina Dobrev. I would like to purchase it one more time, just to see if perhaps it was a bad box, and if it does the same thing, I won't be purchasing this hair color again. Quite disappointed.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Normal, Fair, Warm Hair: Blond, Wavy, Fine Eyes: Green
Medium Natural Blonde 8N
-Hair type & color: Wavy/curly, very fine but not super thin, frizz prone/Natural color: Medium golden blonde with lots of red tones, picks up bright blonde highlights if I'm outside for any length of time.-
I recently began getting some silvers (not white, straight silver) and wanted to find something close to my natural color. I have read that using hair color that says Golden will pull red, and Ash can go green or gray (definitely not what I want.) I know two women who have used JFPF and both came out exactly like the color on the box. (One brunette, one very light blonde with no warm tones.) After reading tons of reviews, I was still nervous because it seems that brunettes have an easier time in general coloring their hair (ie. less catastrophes). I chose Medium Natural, figuring I don't want to go too light in case it looks awful and I end up with darker roots.
The application was a piece of cake; no mess, great gloves, the smell wasn't too strong, and I only had to wait 20 minutes. Not only am I relieved to not have a disaster on my hands.. I am loving the color! It didn't pull my red tones too far at all, no brassiness and definitely not too cool. The balance of warm and cool tones is just right. It's a medium-to-light *golden* blonde with lots of shine. The conditioner that comes with it is excellent. I left that on for a full 5 minutes. I am so pleased with this product! I paid $11.99 and will happily do so again as that beats $100 at a salon any day.
(Grey coverage: Right now, I don't have that much silver hair but it appears to be covered.)
*Update: After several washings, this color settled down beautifully. I liked the initial color but the color now is perfect. I think I will go for Light Natural Blonde next time, after all. I would recommend this to anyone looking for something so easy to apply that it's virtually foolproof and good quality. Just be sure to read the instructions. :)