A couple of days ago, the time had come. It was time to dye my mom's long curly hair. I received a box of this in the mail because I won it in a giveaway from Allure magazine. Before using it recently, I was completely unfamiliar with Fekkai hair coloring products.
One of the first things I noticed was that the model's hair color on the box did not jive with the name of the color. The name of the color is "8w Melisse: Medium Golden Blonde." One would think that the hair would be a shade of blonde, right? The model's hair on the front is a shade of brown.
Luckily, my mom isn't a blonde. I think that when I entered this giveaway I looked online on Sephora at the colors and picked which color was the closest to my mom's shade. Thankfully, I chose the right shade for her, but I find the name to be very misleading.
This kit is great because of all of the things inside! It has a mixing bowl and a brush to apply color. That was the most notable difference I saw from this kit and most other home coloring kits I see. I took the color and the developer and mixed them in the provided bowl with the brush. Then I separated her hair with the rattail side of the brush. I was able to paint on the color well with the brush. I did use my hands to apply color too to the ends and middle of the hair. We let the color stay on for 35 minutes. She washed it out after that. It came with a hair mask that she used to condition her hair with.
I saw her hair afterward in the sunlight outside. I noticed only a couple missed grey hairs. No big areas. I tried really hard to be so thorough too, but it is nearly impossible to get everything. The color over all looks really pretty. It brightens her up. It's definitely an allover, one-tone color. You know how some hair colors tout that they bring out highlights and lowlights in one step. I don't see that with this. It is just a good, beautiful dye that covers grey well and comes with great tools.
TIP! I found the bowl and brush so handy that I washed them really thoroughly to use the next time I color my mom's hair. I think that I can get great results using this helpful brush with a cheaper dye.