Absolutely love this product. I colour my hair about twice a year at the salon and once or twice a year a home, I have natural dark brown hair with a red tinge in it. My last colour was at the hairdressers some 6-8 months ago, I actually wanted black but they refused to do it for me. Being Asian they have this thing about colouring another Asians hair black -_-. So I ended up going for dark reddish brown highlights. By now it had gone grassy and brassy, made me look malnourished and unhealthy. So happened that Priceline had 40% off all hair products, so I got a box for $5, a steal! I used blueberry black.
The last time I coloured my hair at home I had to get it redone at the hair dressers as it didn't turn out well. I used Schwarzkopf LIVE colour (in a cup) and was terribly disappointed with the product and price. So staying away from Schwarzkopf I thought I'd try Garnier. Before this my preferred was Loreal Casting, it has a stronger smell than Garnier.
Back to the product, since my normal hair dresser made it clear he would not be doing my hair black, I decided to do it myself, and this product was surprisingly easy to use and did not disappoint one bit. Yes the plastic gloves that came with it were huge but it stayed on fine. When mixed together it had a lovely smell, and a creamy texture that was not runny or drippy, it clung onto my hair very well. I didn't get the feeling as though I was putting something toxic on my hair as I did with the S brand. I love how it only takes 10miutes, perfect for busy mums like me. The conditioner was lovely and not too greasy compared to Loreal ones. I only left the conditioner on for 1-2 minutes (it recommends 2-3mins) and it made my hair very soft and shiny afterward. It also rubbed off easily from my skin and white shower tiles. The creamy texture was so perfect that I could comb it through while applying with no drips at all!
I usually feel self conscious after colouring my hair, mainly due to the smell, but not this time. There was no after smell. My hair appears more sleek, smooth and tame.
Colorwise it is exactly what it says on the box, blueberry black. The next day some considerable amount of colour washed off, however did not stain my towels or shower.
I will definitely buy this product again and recommend it to anyone in a similar situation. For once I don't feel like a victim to false advertising ie. This seems to be a product that does exactly what it says. I secretly hope the colour lasts longer than 28 washes as I totally love it, so does hub :)