Although I’ve been dying my hair darker for years, last summer I worked on bringing it back up to my natural light brown/dirty blonde. As you know, it’s quite the process trying to lift dark dye. I had a great hairdresser who took the time to really correct every little spot that pulled orange. Never the less, it still remained a bit brassy. A few weeks ago I chopped nearly 5 inches off to freshen it up. Just a few days ago I got up the guts to go dark again and toss a box in. Since I had used the John Freida Precision Foam Colour method in the past, I picked it up in the color 4N (neutral tone).
The Claim: non-drip, even distribution, quick, easy to use.
Cost: About $13 at local CVS, Walgreens, etc.
I’m pretty pleased with the results here. The process was incredibly simple and quick, and I felt like I had more than enough product to fully saturate all of my hair. They do mention that you should not go more than two shades lighter or darker with this product. Some of the highlights in my hair were as light as a level 8 (hard to tell by the photo), and this product was a level 4. The fear is that all of the really blonde pieces will turn a green hue when choosing a neutral to ash tone. To avoid this, a colorist will usually put a red filler before turning a blonde to a brunette. I’m not sure if my brassy state saved me, but I didn’t have a problem. Overall, I really like the John Frieda foam for the ease and overall color, and I will definitely continue to use it. Let me know what you think!