I finally got past the line on the bottle and I stopped. I knew I couldn’t put any more dye onto my head because, frankly, it was beginning to burn my nose. The chemical smell from the foam was much stronger than I anticipated and I was in my bathroom with the door closed. I needed air. I set the timer, wrapped an old towel around me, and left the bathroom.
My boyfriend looked at me and said, “You know that stuff is all over your back, right?” I gave him a withering glance and perched on the coffee table to watch the end of a television show. I was supposed to wait 25 minutes but I couldn’t take it anymore. The chemicals were so strong that my eyes were watering. Besides, this foam had taken about 20 minutes to apply as opposed to the L’Oreal that used to take me about seven minutes. I entered the shower after 20 minutes. With the L’Oreal, any dye on my back washes off. Not so with the Clairol foam. I was tattooed on my forehead, ears, and back after my shower.
The best part of this product was the conditioner. That was the best smelling conditioner I have ever used. Unfortunately, there were only two small packs. L’Oreal’s dye comes with a tube of conditioner that I can use for about three weeks.
The results: the color was true to the box. My hair isn’t as shiny as with the other conditioner/dye. Two weeks after I used it, my grey had turned the brown into a brassy color. It does not look like highlights. It looks like I need to dye my hair again. This time, I’m going back to my L’Oreal Excellence Crème. It is much easier to use, does not drip, and does not smell nearly as bad as the Clairol.