If I'm going darker, I tend not to bother with the salon. Instead, I simply buy a box of color and do it at home.
Being that I'm not the neatest person, my bathrooms have often ended up appearing as though I got into a fight with a newspaper. Imagine. Black splattered everywhere like no one made it out alive.
This time, I decided to give a foam color a try. Clairol® Nice 'N Easy Color Blend Foam promised a drip-free experience, so I dropped it into my cart and away I went.
Mixing the color was simple enough. Dump bottle 1 into Bottle 2 and shake three times (this instruction caused me to get that "shake it once that's fine..." song stuck in my head), then attach foamer cap. Wait 30 seconds and then you're ready to color. The instructions suggest applying petroleum jelly at your neck and hairline, but I'm a take chances kind of girl. Note: For those with a similar careless attitude, baby wipes do an excellent job of getting the dye off your skin later. Just saying.
The product makes good on its claims not to drip. I have long hair (to my mid-back) and there was plenty of dye to cover my head. After 25 minutes, you can rinse it out, apply the conditioner, and rinse again. They include an extra packet of conditioner to apply a week after.
The color turned out wonderfully and my hair didn't feel damaged. The next day, I went to the hair salon for a cut and stylists were complimenting me and asking (no joke) if it was my natural color.
For permanent color in over 15 shades, take a look at Clairol® Nice 'N Easy Color Blend Foam.
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