My hair has taken a lot of crap over the past few months. After trying to dye my ends purple and ending up with this weird red thing going on, I've been trying to dye it back to it's normal color. The last one I used was from Confume and I ran out of color so my hair was patchy.
When I did my Etude House haul I picked up some of their Hot Style Cream Color because they said it was good for grays, which I have in abundance. I figured I could use the rest of the color, after I hit my grays, on the ends of my hair to get rid of the patchy red brown junk.
This is the color itself. It's priced very decently in my opinion. It is just about the same price level as a Garnier or L'oreal at $9.10 USD.
Inside the kit, though, is much different than what I'm used to when it comes to home hair coloring kits.
Just look at all of that stuff. You definitely don't get that in kits here.
This kit came with color plus an activator (the two bottles), an applicator comb plus a tiny brush for the little hairs that come in around your face, a pair of really good gloves, a cape, and a little packet of Silky Perfumed Treatment.
Reading through the directions, it sounded rather complicated. When you apply the color, you apply a strip of each the color and the activator down the sides of the plastic comb/brush in a one to one ratio.
I kept thinking that doing this over and over again was not only going to be a tedious process, but take bleedin forever.
While it did take a bit longer with the added step of having to repeat stripes on the comb, the process didn't really take much longer than using something like a bubble color or your standard cream color in the bottle applicator.
This was also extremely clean.
When I do my hair I end up with brown everywhere. My ears, my shoulders, my arms, you name it. I never use the capes, they are bothersome and get hot fast when you don't have a house with aircon in all rooms.
After I got all of the color in, I slapped my hair into a couple of buns to wait out my time.
This formula is no drip, which is fantastic. It doesn't help that I actually ran out of color toward the end, so I still have patches. Moral of the story: when you have super long hair get two boxes. I wasn't thinking when I ordered it.
After ten to fifteen minutes, you wash it out.
It was a bit difficult to get my hair back out of the buns because the color dried in a strange way.
It doesn't help matters that I forgot to put my timer on and had to go by an instagram photo I posted to calculate about how long I'd had it in.
After you wash it out, you put in the Silk Perfumed Treatment and let that sit for about five minutes. Again, long hair problem, didn't have enough of it to go around completely.
I will say that the treatment smells absolutely amazing. It reminded me of a plumeria soap that I used to use as a teenager. The smell even lingered after that had set and I'd washed it out.
That stuff is no joke. After I dried my hair, my hair felt so silky smooth and much nicer than it had before I colored.
And here is the after!
The box says the color is blackish brown, but even when I buy things that say blackish brown or dark brown it always comes up black on me.
This color was a lot of fun to use, and much easier than I thought it would be. I may or may not use it again, simply because I prefer bubble color over a cream.
This product is a definite toot!
The only bad thing was I got my phone case stained. RIP cute phone case.
Have you tried this product before?
What's your favorite home hair color?