Then I started seeing commercials for the American version of foam hair color. I was shocked that Americans finally jumped on the band wagon and came out with a foam hair color. For those of you who are not familiar, foam hair dye has been used and have become very popular in countries in Asia for years. I decided to give our American brand a chance to see how it stacks up against my beloved Japanese brands.
Clairol Nice n' Easy Color Blend Foam
This new, easy-to-apply hair color formula begins as a liquid, then applies as a foam. And it puts dimensional hair color right at your fingertips.
- ColorSeal Conditioning Gloss (2 packs)
- Foam pump dispenser
- Rubber gloves
My experience with this hair dye is completely positive.
I felt this hair dye was fast, simple, and easy to use even for a complete klutz like myself. I decided at the last minute right before hopping into my shower to test this out. I grabbed the box followed the instructions and was done super fast. My husband can't believe I can dye my hair so easily.
"How do you dye your own hair... all that hair..."
Haha, I'm glad I can impress someone, anyways- back to the hair.
Apply the foam to your hair like you would shampoo, once you have all your hair covered let it sit for 25 minutes and rinse it out. Nice n' Easy even includes a conditioner you use to seal the dye in after you wash your hair. Japanese brands always include a special conditioner with their hair dyes and I always wondered why American brands didn't do this, so good job Nice n' Easy.
What I don't understand is the reviews I read on MakeupAlley, they are so bad. This hair dye is so simple to use! Some of the complaints were that this dye was hard to use, or was messy. What hair dye isn't messy? That all depends on you and how careful you are. I think black is the hardest color to dye your hair, it gets everywhere if you're not careful and it stains your skin. Of course I got some dye on my forehead, ears, and neck- like I said I'm a klutz! But I removed it as soon as I saw it. With any hair dye, if you get it on your skin hurry and remove it before it sets or else it will be hard to remove later. After everything was done, I didn't have any signs or stains that might imply I had just dyed my hair. I'll edit this post later and add some photos of the finished product.
Overall, I loved this hair dye. My hair came out black, shiny, and smelled great. I love how easy foam dyes are to use, and I love the conditioner packs they now include. I would suggest this to other newbies who want to dye their hair at home. But I do have one complaint: The instructions included in the box are not clear enough. What's up with that Nice n' Easy?
Since I am familiar with these foam hair dyes here are a few tips, and tricks I've learned from using the Japanese brand foam hair color:
- Shake the bottle 3 times.
- Do not use if the foam is runny.
- Do not re-shake during use.
- Hold the bottle upright while squeezing.
Shiny and black right?
This video is probably the best video to watch if you aren't quite sure how to use foam hair color. It's not in English but you don't have to understand the language to understand what she's doing. Check it out!
I hope this helps, let me know if you have any questions!