Back in late October I received my Clairol Nice 'N Easy BzzKit. Since I wanted to enjoy my pink hair for a little while longer, I decided to wait until there were about three weeks left in the campaign before I used the colour. I did actually colour my hair Natural Mahogany Black quite some time ago, but since the battery in my notebook died, I haven't gotten around to reviewing it here. Now that I am up and running again, I present my thoughts and observations while I shifted a shade... or three!
Let's start at the beginning. According to their website:
I received the #2BG/126 Natural Mahogany Black shade (we did have a choice, they didn't just send whatever they felt like) and I prefer to go bold when I colour.
Here are my package contents:
Colour blend formula
Colour blend activator
One pair of gloves
CC Colorseal conditioner
I do have to gripe about the gloves. I would gladly pay a few extra cents for a decent pair of gloves in the box. Unfortunately, this is far from unusual. I usually just use my own latex gloves - they fit better, don't tear and offer better use of my fingers. Seriously, how much would it actually cost a huge company to put better gloves in the box? I bought a box of 50 pairs of latex for $5. I understand that some people are allergic to latex and can't use them, but maybe rubber or something? Look into it, Clairol, please.
The colour was surprisingly easy to mix and use. I had no issues with waste, mess or spills. The odor is not unpleasant at first, but does get progressively worse. However, it is not as bad as some, quite manageable in a well-ventilated room.
I have to say that the formula itself is a little too watery. I had some serious issues with it dripping down my face. The last thing you want to see when you're applying black hair dye is drips on your face! It did come off easily with a wet towel, so that disaster was averted. When I was ready to rinse it out, there was a lot along the hairline that I did not see, but even after being on my skin for 45 minutes, it easily washed off while I was rinsing the product out of my hair in the shower. That is a definite plus.
As you can see, there is not a whole lot of mess to clean up when you're done. Excellent. I did get a little splash on my counter and actually did not notice it until about a half hour later. Good news, though, it did come off. I would not recommend tempting the gods because I did not catch all of it at that time, and the splatter that I found an hour later kinda came off, but not really.
I stink at selfies, but here are some 'before' pictures, so you can see what kind of a mountain Clairol Nice 'N Easy had to scale with my hair. First, lots of grey. I told everyone who would listen that I was going for the Bride of Frankenstein look. Then there was the pink and the blonde. Plus the length. I have pretty long hair. So did this one box of hair colour solve all my hair woes?
Well, picture number one shows you that the grey coverage was pretty darn good. I have a few stragglers, but since I am no expert, I'm going to guess that I missed those. Photo number two shows just how pretty those mahogany tones really are. The third one shows the length - and coverage. I'd also like to point out that this shade really is very natural looking, not at all stark and shocking the way black dye usually is. Overall, I'd like to point out that this one box did ALL my hair, which is quite impressive. It also covered all the different colours in my hair and now looks like one consistent shade. I have to admit that I was not expecting that. I was pleasantly surprised.
Finally, just to let you know, the colour rinsed out easily and hair loss was normal - not too crazy. The CC colourseal conditioner smells amazing, a little like almonds, and they give you a really generous amount. I used it three times before I ran out. My hair feels soft and looks shiny and healthy and natural.
Product Rating: 4.5 smiles out of 5
Product Website: www.clairol.com
Product Type: hair care
Would I purchase?: yes
Would I recommend?: yes
Nice 'N Easy hair colour with Colorblend Technology were sent free by the good people at BzzAgent and Clairol.
All opinions expressed in this blog are my own, unbiased after testing the product. The product was offered free of charge with the expectation of an honest review within this blog, favorable or otherwise
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