August 6, 2009

Review: Hair color Garnier Herbashine

Hi ladies!
Today I'm going to do a review on my latest experience with hair coloring!
I'm not going to lie. Since I was a little girl, I wanted to be a brunette. But I was born butt white with freckles and blond hair... So forget it, nature isn't on my side.
Two years ago, I dyed my hair dark brown... It was awful, looked really bad on me, so I just let the blond in me be.
I'm always coloring my hair in different shades of blond. I can't be with the same hair two months straight! I just like to give it low or light highlights or dyed it in the hundred different shades of blond out there.
I don't like to color my hair in salons, I did it for many years, it was a wast of money and time. I've been doing it myself at home for two years and I'm a pro now ahaha But I'm a natural blond, so for me it's okay to do this at home, but if someday I'll want to dye it brown or red or whatever color, I'm not going to do at home... So a tip, if you're going for a dramatic change, and you're not familiar with box hair coloring, don't do it at home.

I have light blonde hair ( not naturally), but in the summer I wanted to go darker! With my fake tan it would be perfect! So I choose the newest hair dye Garnier Herbashine in the shade 810 Ash Blond (It's like 2 shades darker than my natural hair).
Basically, it's a non ammonia hair color that will work in only 10 minutes! I never tried the 10 minutes hair color so I was curious about it.
The smell was good, it didn't feel itchy on my scalp, the consistency was a bit runny but that's okay.
I left the hair color on my hair for EXACTLY 10 minutes. Not less not more... It was 10 minutes. Inside the box, said that the longer you wait, the darker your hair will be, so I waited for 10 minutes only.
Guess what?
My roots were LIGHT BROWN... and the rest of my hair was exactly like the girl on the box. The darker roots like Whitney Port are really gorgeous and natural for me, so I didn't care about it, overall it came out a natural pretty color... but... My roots will eventually grow... and what the heck will I do when my roots are much lighter than my hair??? This exact thing happened to me when I dyed my hair brown, so next month I will have to dye it back to normal...

Overall, I recommend this hair color especially if you have darker hair. It provides a fast application, and natural results without damaging your hair. I'll probably buy it again next summer!
I have tried better hair colors, like Revlon Colorsilk and my favorite Garnier Nutrisse! The first one doesn't have ammonia too (:

A picture after I dyed my hair:

(The light isn't that good here, in the sun it looks more lighter, and in the dark looks like a dark/medium blond on top and light ashy blond on the bottom)

If you have any question, feel free to ask. You can visit Garnier Herbashine site HERE .

Thank you!!


Laura said...

Daisy said...

Ooh I really like the glasses! I like how they're thicker at the sides!

Toothfairynotes said...

I think your hair looks great!

Have a great week!

MyLittleStar said...

Hi! I'm a girl with a pale skin and with a dark hair, like dark brown, is not tottaly black, but close to it, and I don't know what to do with it.
Some days I look sick, because my skin is almost white and my hair is so dark, so I think maybe I will dye my hair at home, but I don't know if I go for Herbashine or Nutrisse, I only need 2 shades lighter than my natural color and I didn't want to spend money at a salon, I prefer try it by myself.

What you think? :) if you could answer I will appreciate :D kisses*

MyLittleStar said...

I have another question, sorry, do you paint your eyebrows? Or it's safe paint our eyebrows with Herbashine or Nutrisse? Thanks again *

Marisa said...

@MyLittleStar Hi! Thanks for commenting!
I have already blonde hair and in this case, I wanted to darken up so Herbashine was the best choice! If you have dark hair and you want to lighten up don't go for Herbashine because it's a semi-permanent hair which means it will only darken up or add some tones. Go for a permanent hair color like Garnier Nutrisse ou L'oreal Preference.
Three years a go I dyed my hair dark brown and it looked awful on me so to take it out was a process. My advice is to go slow. First buy a a hair color a shade lighter than your natural hair and make sure it has the words ASH in it, so your hair won't turn orange. Then three weeks later try a shade that's two shades lighter than your hair again with the words ASH in it.
If you are from Portugal I can tell you to buy the hair color with Sonia Ara├║jo on the box I think it would look great. If it turns orange than you can dye it back (: I never dyed my eyebrows with hair color or anything, but I think if you are careful and leave it for 15 minutes the most, you're okay! I hope this was helpful if you have anymore questions feel free to ask !

MyLittleStar said...

Thanks for your comment :D and for the help :D yes I come from Portugal and I love her hair color, I will see what I can do about it ;D once again thanks*