As I used a new product today, and started this blog - it seems to make sense that my first proper post will be a review.
I am going to review John Frieda's Precision Foam Hair Colour, a relatively new addition to the extensive range of hair colours already available. The colour I used was Medium Chocolate Brown (5B). I decided to dye my hair at home after having highlights and going quite blonde in early summer, they had started to grow out, look brassy and I thought they made me look washed out in the winter. I started the transition from dark blonde to brown with a semi perm a couple of weeks ago - I think it was L'Oreal. This stopped the change being too drastic.
The folk at John Frieda claim that the dye is much less messy than other dyes, it provides non-patchy and multi-tonal colour.
Its simple to use, the usual add the colour to developer - but don't shake just tip the bottle. Very good quality gloves are provided, and they are black which made me smile :) The dye is very easy to apply, you just squeeze the middle and out comes the foam, some reviews have mentioned that its hard to squeeze the foam out, I didn't have this problem at all and I am a wussy need a man to open jars kind of person. It is dead easy to apply - you just load your hair with foam and massage. BUT the foam gets everywhere - all over my bathroom, way more than an ordinary dye! Although once it was on my head the dye didn't drip at all, I didn't need a towel. The smell was an average hair dye smell, not overly pungent but not lovely, it started to get a bit cloying in my small bathroom - but it is a windowless room.
Developing it looked very red which was surprising but I didn't mind as I quite like a bit of red. Washing it out was easy and the conditioner smells nice - the portion is enough for three uses for my medium length quite fine hair.
It dried as a deep dark brown with red and gold tones. A lovely colour, I really like it. My hair also feels incredibly soft and I keep touching it. Its shiny too which is lovely after having dull blonde hair for a while. Because I applied it onto my hair with bleached and highlighted streaks and my natural quite dark roots you can see a colour gradation from the top to the bottom but its coverage is quite impressive and it looks nice and even. I have a few quite stubborn greys and I am pleased to report I can't see them!
Overall I would recommend the product but go for a lighter shade than you think you will need as my hair really is quite dark!
The Cold, Hard Facts
Name: John Frieda Precision Foam Hair Colour
Price: £9.99 (on offer at Superdrug though)
Available: most large shops e.g. Boots, Superdrug, Sainsburys
Pros: Good coverage, lovely colour
Cons: Messy, very dark.
Please note: You should always do an allergy test.