05 May 2011

Review of Clairol Perfect 10 Nice 'n Easy Hair Colour

The shade I used, Light Golden Brown
It’s been a long, long time since I used a home dye kit on my hair. Scarred by memories of stained sinks, baths, towels, floor tiles and various body parts, I’ve steered clear since I got my own place and actually cared about the state of the bathroom. But dire economic straits and an increasingly greying barnett have forced me to reconsider and, this weekend, I picked up a box of Clairol Perfect 10 Nice ‘n Easy.

I was lured in by promises of rich, high gloss hair colour in just 10 minutes – and the price-tag, a mere €9.25 from Boots in the Jervis Centre, served to seal the deal.

The process was actually something of a revelation. Home colour has come on in leaps and bounds since the last time I experimented, and for me, this was a quick and painless experience. I say for me, because my glamorous assistant, let’s call him Mr. Fluff, may beg to differ. Perhaps he had to put up with some overenthusiastic ‘directing’ on my part, but we can’t blame the product for that. And it behaved impeccably – no drips, no staining, no nasty smells, and it was all refreshingly quick and easy.




Pack contents

Application wise, you mix up the colour and whack it on using the comb shaped applicator. Leave for 10 minutes, then rinse and use the conditioner provided. You get enough applications of this to use once a week for 6 weeks. I was left with soft, glossy, medium brown hair (it turned out about a shade darker than I expected) but, sadly, it didn’t cover all my greys. It got most of ‘em, but some of those stubborn bad boys are hanging on in there. My hairdresser told me before that hair can become resistant to dye, so I’m reluctant to blame the product. I plan on repurchasing and only covering my roots the next time, so I’ll let you know how I get on then.  

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