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    • poppy_f1
    • By poppy_f1 11th Apr 10, 9:46 AM
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    • #2
    • 11th Apr 10, 9:46 AM
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    • 11th Apr 10, 9:46 AM
    i use garnier natrisse
    only mix up half the mixure do my roots, then repeat 4 weeks later

    also i generally buy 2 dyes at a time when they are on offer
  • glowgirl
    • #3
    • 11th Apr 10, 12:30 PM
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    • 11th Apr 10, 12:30 PM
    I find Nice n Easy lasts the longest on greys, I do my roots every 4 or 5 weeks but could probably get away with 6 weeks, Nice n Easy comes out darker than on the package, I have med/dark brown hair and use Light Ash Brown, choose a colour with the word ash in it if you dont want red tones, I like this product because every time you use it it comes out the same colour.
    Thank you for this site Martin
    The time for change has come
    Good luck for the future
    • got-it-spend-it
    • By got-it-spend-it 11th Apr 10, 1:14 PM
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    got-it-spend-it
    • #4
    • 11th Apr 10, 1:14 PM
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    • 11th Apr 10, 1:14 PM
    I use nice n easy too! I have very dark brown hair, and I find this gives the longest lasting coverage.
    Yummy mummy, runner, baker and procrastinator
  • Sublime
    • #5
    • 11th Apr 10, 1:19 PM
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    • 11th Apr 10, 1:19 PM
    I've had the odd one since I was 19!

    Boots Botanics, Chocolate works well for me. It's very dark, which I quite like.
    • geminilady
    • By geminilady 11th Apr 10, 4:24 PM
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    • #6
    • 11th Apr 10, 4:24 PM
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    • 11th Apr 10, 4:24 PM
    I also use nice and easy the price is good and it covers well.I found boots own did not cover my grey.
    • buyitall
    • By buyitall 11th Apr 10, 4:37 PM
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    buyitall
    • #7
    • 11th Apr 10, 4:37 PM
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    • 11th Apr 10, 4:37 PM
    I use the nice n easy root touch up dye, which comes with a brush for doing roots.
  • beauty addict
    • #8
    • 11th Apr 10, 6:02 PM
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    • 11th Apr 10, 6:02 PM
    Hi all, Thanks for all the replies, think I will try Nice'n' Easy, a lot cheaper than the hairdresser!!
    • monruth
    • By monruth 9th May 10, 2:43 AM
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    • #9
    • 9th May 10, 2:43 AM
    Osmo Ikon vs L'Oreal
    • #9
    • 9th May 10, 2:43 AM
    My hairdresser has chosen to change the permanent hair dye she uses on my grey (natural colour dark brown) hair. She used to use L'oreal and now uses Osmo Ikon. I have noticed that more hair is falling out and my hair has become much more dry since she changed and asked her to revert back to L'oreal but she refused stating that Osmo Ikon is better.
    I think she changed because Osmo Ikon is cheaper than L'oreal which I saw on hairdressing supplier websites.
    However, I need proof and facts to show her. Who can give me honest and accurate information as to which is the better product.
    Thanks
  • Material Girl
    My hairdresser has chosen to change the permanent hair dye she uses on my grey (natural colour dark brown) hair. She used to use L'oreal and now uses Osmo Ikon. I have noticed that more hair is falling out and my hair has become much more dry since she changed and asked her to revert back to L'oreal but she refused stating that Osmo Ikon is better.
    I think she changed because Osmo Ikon is cheaper than L'oreal which I saw on hairdressing supplier websites.
    However, I need proof and facts to show her. Who can give me honest and accurate information as to which is the better product.
    Thanks
    Originally posted by monruth
    I wouldn't stay with a hairdresser who refused what I, the customer, wanted. I don't think you have to do the research to prove to her that you're in the right - just change to a salon that will be happy to do you as you want!
    • silvasava
    • By silvasava 9th May 10, 3:22 PM
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    Hi Monruth - Material girl is right, if your hairdresser cannot or will not use the product that suits you then go elswhere. Many years ago (I'm an ex-hairdresser) one of my customers used to go to a different hairdresser for her 'perm' because my shop didn't use the particular brand that suited her hair - but she always came back to me for her cuts & colour. Result - one happy customer & thats what it should be about
    Small victories - sometimes they are all you can hope for but sometimes they are all you need - be kinder than necessary, for everyone you meet is fighting some kind of battle
    • silvasava
    • By silvasava 9th May 10, 3:24 PM
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    silvasava
    ps Monruth - L'Oreal Excellence is v good for grey coverage
    Small victories - sometimes they are all you can hope for but sometimes they are all you need - be kinder than necessary, for everyone you meet is fighting some kind of battle
    • pattycake
    • By pattycake 9th May 10, 6:21 PM
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    pattycake
    I am a greying dark brown brunette. I always used to use Nice'n'Easy but started to think it was a bit harsh. I need to colour every 5 weeks as the white roots start to show big time. Anyhow, I have switched to Herbashine Dark Brown. It is supposed to be a semi-permanent without ammonia. It says on the box to leave on for only 10 minutes but I go for 20 minutes and then find it covers my roots beautifully and makes my hair really glossy. It is much easier on my hair than the Nice'n'Easy. It lasts for the full 5 weeks before I colour again with very little fading.
    • bellamonkey
    • By bellamonkey 9th May 10, 8:43 PM
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    bellamonkey
    I am a greying dark brown brunette. I always used to use Nice'n'Easy but started to think it was a bit harsh. I need to colour every 5 weeks as the white roots start to show big time. Anyhow, I have switched to Herbashine Dark Brown. It is supposed to be a semi-permanent without ammonia. It says on the box to leave on for only 10 minutes but I go for 20 minutes and then find it covers my roots beautifully and makes my hair really glossy. It is much easier on my hair than the Nice'n'Easy. It lasts for the full 5 weeks before I colour again with very little fading.
    Originally posted by pattycake
    Where do you buy Herbashine from?
  • coco1980
    i have been going grey since i was 4 years old, started dying my hair when i was 12 and have always usec nice & easy or loreal, ind anything else doesnt cover as good. i also have to cover every 4 weeks but only because my roots come through
    In 2009 i finally gave up smoking Have been smoke free for 3 years!!!!!!
    Weight Watchers starting weight 12.6
    Target weight 10st current weight - -10 st 7lb
    Aim to be debt free by Jan 2013! not now just bought a house
    • terra_ferma
    • By terra_ferma 9th May 10, 11:48 PM
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    terra_ferma
    The only hair dye that has ever been able to cover my greys is
    Clairol Perfect 10 (in black).
    I used it once because the second time I got L'oreal excell 10 by mistake (I was looking for the '10mins dye with a comb on the lid - how many can there be out here?').
    It was only after using it that I realised that my grey hair were not covered.....
    • pattycake
    • By pattycake 10th May 10, 3:44 PM
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    pattycake
    Where do you buy Herbashine from?
    Originally posted by bellamonkey


    Superdrug. I has been on offer lately. It is a bit pricier than Nice'n'Easy but worth it IMHO. I think full price it is around £6.50. Still a lot cheaper than going to a salon.
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