Well, I finally decided to get Garnier's Nutrisse Mousse hair dye.
I really wanted to try a hair dye that was "mess free". Meaning that you didn't have to use any brushed to apply it to your hair. I was excited. Really excited. But I restrained myself from trying it out immediately.
That lasted for about 2 weeks.
By that time, I was ready for it. The last part of my pervious dye was really faded, I was back to being blonde.
Now there is nothing wrong with being blonde. I love being blonde, but I was done with it for the moment.
I really wanted to be dark auburn. Not light auburn, or subtle auburn. But nice, opposite, really, just dark intense auburn.
The way this hair dye works as opposed to others, is that it works with a literal mousse pump. Why I say literal is because other hair companys have brought out a dye that comes in a mousse bottle, but the top just squirts out like any old bottle does. This one is a literal mousse container/pump.
You opend the two bottles (the mousse bottle contains the chemical stimulent, and the other bottle contains the dye) and mix them together in the mousse container.
When you gently mix it together, you just press the head of the bottle, and out comes the dye in mousse form!
Now on the front of the box says it's "Easy to use. No mess". And I guess that is how it is for most people. But not for me.
Being an artist, I tend to mix things differently. By differently, I mean, I know enough about liquids at how much of each ingredient I need to add to make a product work. So, I tend to not use a whole bottle of hair dye in one use. I pour the same amount of each into the desired bottle to create the concotion I need.
It works for paint-in hair dyes. Not for mousse dyes I've found out.
This thing was a mess. Because I didn't know how much I would need, I only poured a little of each into the main bottle. However, I needed to refil the bottle 3 times before I covered my head. Doing that in a cramped bathroom that you CAN'T get any dye ANYWHERE is hard. It hardly foamed like mousse should. It was almost no better than any normal paint dye.
It was dripping everywhere, wouldn't end up on the right part of my hand, yeah it wasn't pretty.
I can't say that I'm fond of the way the bottle system works, but I think I'd have an easier time if I had just used the full bottle, or even half of it.
However, the result was worth it. It took me from being a mixed head of many shades of colors, to a rich, dark, auburn. Really, it was exactaly what I wanted.
However, the color faded about 30% as I spent time in the sun, which I didn't anticipate for. But that's what I get for doing it in the middle of summer. Tip, don't do it when you're going to be spending lots of time in the sun.
If you want a dark, Mahogany color, I would definitely recommend this. It leaves your hair soft, unlike what people think when they think about dying their hair.
I didn't like the application, but loved the results.
Pump System: 2/5
Color Application: 3.5/5
Color Result: 5/5
Overall Rating: 4/5
Would I buy it again? Yes
Why did I use this product? To cover my blonde streaked hair and make me a mahogany red/brown.
Price: Here in Canada, where I bought it, it was $8.99 without tax. Pretty good for hair dye. I've seen hair dye costing up to $50, and I bought a Herbitint hair dye (it was a Henna dye), and it was over $20.