I can hardly believe I am posting pictures of my greys! But, for the first time ever I’ve used a permanent home dye. Way back when, I used to have highlights, but haven’t (other than one semi-permanent colour a couple of years ago) used a proper permanent dye before. I’ve been holding out before taking the leap til I felt my hair really needed it. My natural hair colour is a lightish brown and has some natural blond highlights in it so it is an overall shade that can conceal greys quite well on its own. But, it was becoming increasingly obvious that I couldn’t put it off anymore – just too many strands of grey to keep on pulling them out!
So, I chose the colour from the John Frieda site but the PR kindly sent me a colour either side of what I’d chosen. This was a really good move because I ended up using a different shade to the one I’d chosen from the site. You’ll probably have seen the adverts for this brand – it’s pretty heavily advertised – and there’s a big push on how easy it is to use. For once, I can’t disagree. A little bit of pouring, tilting and pumping and it’s all done.
I still have the reminder of clumsiness from the semi-perm colour that I managed to splash all over my bedroom carpet – obviously big brown blobs on a light grey carpet look, er, all kinds of awful. But I didn’t spill a drop with John Frieda Precision. The foam is great – it doesn’t drip at all.
The colour I am left with absolutely covers all the greys, no doubt about that. It has changed my natural blond highlights to a reddish tone and slightly darkened the overall colour but I really like it. Completely a thumbs up from me for the whole thing – easy to use and great result.
The only thing I was slightly confused about is on the instructions it says that you can leave it on an absolute maximum of 30 minutes. In fact, it takes a good five or more minutes to get all the foam worked through so some parts of the hair will have longer exposure than others.
Anyway, here are the pictures along with a BBB Recommends badge. Yep, it was that good.
|Pre-coloured hair taken in sunlight with a couple of obvious greys showing.|
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I love this stuff! I’d used it on my hair a few days before I saw you the other week, and my hair is still seriously shiny!
My only sluight grumble is that while it covered the greys (well silvers) straight away, the ones on my parting are beginning to break through again, ie, the colour has worn off the grey. If that makes sense….
Still love the no-drip, fab colour, super shine of it though!
Looking good! I got the chance to try the JF foam when it first came out and was really pleased with the root coverage. Much better than with conventional home hair colour.
I know Clairol and L’Oreal are doing foam colours now too. Presumably they perform as well as the John Frieda.
I’ve tried a Clairol Foam Hair Dye before and found it really easy to use.
The only thing I noticed is that they tend to fade out quicker than normal hair dyes.
I love the colour of your hair by the way… so shiny and healthy!
love reddish hair tones!
First of all, i like your post.It is very helpful.
Second, i guess your hair was more shiny before you dyed it.
Do beware. It seems everyone who has used the 6G and 7G hair colours has ended up with dark red hair.
Myself included – other colours may be fine but there is a definate problem with these shades.