No, no, no! Do not waste your money on this product! I used dark golden blonde on virgin hair. It came out an awful, muddy, murky, reddish brown. Disgusting. One dimensional. Flat. When it finally started to fade (the color just stuck and stuck) it had a brassy, orange tinge. Just, no.
Hair Color -Unlisted Brand - Tints of Nature - Conditioning Permanent Hair Color
loolee 5/17/2010 10:55:00 AM
I used 7N natural medium blonde on level 4-5 mousy brown roots with some gray and level 8-9 brassy yellowish red outgrowth. My goal was to darken and tone the outgrowth. I am really pleased with the result! My hair is a beautiful honey color--level 7. The product covered my previous hair color mistake very evenly--even the roots lifted! My hair looks very healthy. The shampoo that was included in the kit was great: smelled good and worked up a fine lather. It was almost too much in the packet (only use 1/2 of the packet, if you choose to use it). I wouldn't have used it at all except it was my first time using Tints of Nature and I wanted to go exactly as the instructions directed. From here on out, I won't bother. However, the shampoo ~did~ make my hair feel nice and soft--something the conditioner ~didn't~ do! Plus, there wasn't enough conditioner in the packet. Don't bother with it and just use your own conditioner. The smell of the actual hair color was wonderful; nothing offensive here! It smelled faintly of peppermint. I let my cat sniff the just developed bottle as a test and he didn't bat a pretty kitty cat eye. The stuff went on easily because it was like a gel. I used it out of the bottle but next time I'll do the bowl and brush method to see which one is better. No stinging on the scalp. It even covered my gray, and I can tell you that the name brand colors weren't even doing that for me. Actually, the name brand colors kept leaving me looking orange! Fellow colorists, you must try this one! Just a nice, natural color is the result I think you'll see. I think it's worth the price!
Hair Color -Clairol - Natural Instincts Hair Color
loolee 9/14/2008 6:35:00 PM
So, 6 weeks ago in a fit of feminism, I drew out my sewing scissors and hacked off what were shoulder length cantalope colored locks right down to the root. (The drab, ciggy-ash colored roots with manly amounts of gray at the temples). I looked like a marine with a shameful buzz cut. For 3 weeks I attempted to embrace the buzz- I mean the gray. My intent was to get off the addictive cycle of coloring my hair. It's expensive to go to the salon yet diy'ers cannot see what is going on in the back. Not feeling the love, I put Naturcolor Yarrow Blonde over the buzz. For a fashion week moment I was satisfied; the grays were covered with a neutral blonde and the ash was covered with a medium neutral brown. After 3 more weeks of trying to embrace the new blah shade I now had, I could no longer keep my itching fingers from plucking 15RG golden sienna off the store shelves. It looked to be a medium shade of color based on the pretty lady on the box; I figured I would get a slightly darker result, of course. And I did, but oh, it is so cute! It's a darkish reddish copper color (lighter red where the gray is). It looks very natural. It didn't sting my scalp during application except on the back of my neck where I've been having to shave every couple of days. And even then, it didn't sting all that badly. I left it on for 30 minutes just to ensure gray coverage. When I rinsed out, my hair was dry, as I expected it to be. The enclosed conditioner took care of that, as I expected it to. However, the directions say to use a nickle size amount; I have extremely short hair and I must have used at least 17 cents worth. Now it remains to be how it will fade. Usually reds fade to orange on me. Well, that's better than ciggy-ash colored hair with manly grays, I guess.
Hair Color -Unlisted Brand - Herbaceuticals Inc. - Naturcolor - all shades
loolee 9/1/2008 5:44:00 AM
Wow, I'm pretty impressed. I used Yarrow blonde (a neutral) on my extremely short (boy short!), virgin (only cos I hacked the dyed portion off and it was down to my shoulders!) cigarette ash color with 80 percent grey at the temples. It was the best hair color experience ever in that it had no smell other than herbal. When I washed the stuff out after leaving it in for the 45 min. it recommends for resistant grey, my hair felt squeaky clean but not dry. I really liked the conditioner that came with it, but then I have a preference for thick, butter-like consistencies. Afterward, I was left with a subtle, oh so natural, beautiful, healthy honeyed brown on the previously cigarette ash color. On the grey parts, it appears as various shades of highlighted gold and caramel strands. You know, this is just what I was looking for. I've been trying to embrace the grey, and I've only been ~hating~ it. With this on my hair, it's like me, only better. Seriously, I don't think people will even realize I've colored, it looks that natural. I have a feeling there won't be a serious demarcation line of roots, either. On the other hand, it looks like I'm allowing myself to age gracefully. Please do give it a try! I'm very happy I did. I let this sit on my shelf for probably a year and a half before trying it. It's the only hair color I'll be using on my hair fron now on.
Wow, I thought I was really taking a chance on this product after reading all the negative reviews about it. I purchased deep copper red on a whim at the grocery store and then went online to read the reviews. I finally decided to go for it despite the negativity, and surprise, surprise: every negative that I had read about it, I did not experience! It didn't burn my scalp, it didn't smell bad, it wasn't all that drippy, the color didn't turn out too extreme, my hair was not ravaged (and I color once a month; not just roots but the whole head and my hair is chin length). I am well pleased! Of course, I expect the color to fade, as all colors do, especially red.
Sunscreen -Neutrogena - Ultra Sheer Dry-Touch Sunblock SPF45
loolee 5/14/2005 5:52:00 PM
Love this stuff and here's why: I live in a very ~dry~ climate & this product doesn't make my face sweat.
Skincare - Body -NADS - Hair Removal System - No-Heat Hair Removal Gel
loolee 5/14/2005 5:45:00 PM
Ha ha! What a joke! What a mess! Doesn't even come with near enough strips of cloth to do ~one~ limb. Ladies & gentlemen, just stick with the throw-away cheapo razors. Much easier clean-up.
Well, I tried this to see if I could get that elusive "better than your own lips" look ... alas. The color is far too bright on my pale skin. It makes me look like a has-been socialite on my last ditch gold-digging effort. I'd rather see this on my cat (cos she has black lips & therefore, it wouldn't show up).
Does nothing for my lips because I can't even get it ~on~ my lips because the formula is so dry!!! So, I've been using it on my cuticles to get rid of it. Ack!
Treatments -Sally Hansen - Cuticle Massage Cream with Apricot Extract
loolee 5/14/2005 5:29:00 PM
Useless to my cutes. They still be as hangnailish as ever. Been usin' on my heels to try & get rid of. Yech.
Any color that I have bought this in has gone on great! Just the right amount of thickness to not cause bubbles or streaky color. I have only been able to find it in a boutique so I'm not aware of all the colors that are most likely available. It even dries really quickly!
What an engaging scent this nifty cream has! I tried it at night but it strangely didn't absorb. I found that odd because the product isn't all ~that~ thick. So I tried it as my day cream & then put my daily dose of Neutrogena sunblock over it to try & get it to absorb. That seemed to have done the trick. I am content to use it as a day cream because I live in a very dry climate. I also rubbed it on my lips to try to plump them up. You know, I really have to say that what I like best about this product is its smell & its consistency. And for those 2 reasons, I will repurchase.
Moisturizers -Olay - Regenerist Enhancing Lotion with UV protection
loolee 4/28/2005 3:02:00 AM
You know, this company has their slick advertising campaign that sucks you right in. Don't buy into it. ~Really~ nothing special. Continued use of any of the Oil of Olay Regenerist line produced negligible results. So, to use up the rest of the container of this stuff, I just slather it on my heels when I'm poking about in the med cab & I happen to notice it. It's not that it helps the heels at all; just tryin' to get rid of.
Treatments (Eye) -Olay - Regenerist Eye Lifting Serum
loolee 4/28/2005 2:56:00 AM
Stuff didn't want to dissolve quickly into my eye area. Product too thin for my likeing. Didn't notice any appreciable improvement with continued use. Don't get much product for the price. I used the container up because I had shelled out for it. Instead, please read my review for Kiss my Face's eye treatment & consider that. Thx.
Moisturizers -Eucerin - Redness Relief Perfecting Lotion with spf 15
loolee 4/28/2005 2:52:00 AM
Not to my liking. Far too much product comes out of the pump. Plus, the formula is rather thin, so I find I can't really control it's placement. Finally, if you look ~really~ closely at the places where you've applied this stuff, you'll see that your pores are green! I wouldn't bother. Instead, celebrate your ruddiness with a nice blush to complement!