I've been lightening my dishwater blonde hair for more than fifteen years now, and I haven't found another do-it-yourself haircolor that can surpass Garnier Nutrisse Permanent Creme Haircolor. My current shade of choice is Macadamia, although I have experimented with other colors from time to time. I find Garnier Nutrisse to be easy to use, and the directions provided in the box give you step by step instructions for every phase in the process. The cream is applied using a bottle with a fine tip, so spills are very rare and the mess is minimal. Plastic gloves are also included with the kit, so your hands never run the risk of being stained. Garnier Nutrisse also gives you a small container of fruit oil to mix with the cream, and this cuts down on the usually unpleasant scent of the developing cream.
After only 25 minutes, the haircolor is ready to be washed out. An after-color conditioner is provided in the box, and I have found that leaving the conditioner on your hair for a few extra minutes really helps your hair soak up a little additional moisture, leaving it bouncy and shiny.
I would caution anyone planning to use Garnier Nutrisse Permanent Creme Haircolor not to leave the color on for longer than the directions state. Failure to follow the instructions may result in your hair feeling brittle and dry.
Overall, I'd highly recommend Garnier Nutrisse Permanent Creme Haircolor. It's very competitively priced, and you can't beat the results for the price.