Beauty Review: Clairol Nice N Easy Color Blend Foam Hair Colour

Beauty Review: Clairol Nice N Easy Color Blend Foam Hair Colour

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What it is:
Launching at the end of February 2011, Clairol’s new Color Blend Foam Hair Colour is a permanent hair colour that blends away greys. What's unique is that the texture is a foolproof foam, instead of traditional liquid, so it's easier to apply to the hair.

How it works:
Basically, Clairol’s Color Blend Foam starts out as two liquids (the tint and the developer), becomes a foam once the two are shaken together and then becomes a liquid again once its applied to the hair. It’s the best of both worlds: the drip-free application of a foam and the superior coverage of a liquid.

How to use it:
Before you do anything, put on the plastic gloves! Nobody looks cute with stained hands. First, start by pouring the smaller bottle of tint into the larger bottle of developer and shake until the mixture begins to foam. Next, squeeze the foam into your hand. Rub the foam into your hair, starting with your roots and working your way down to the tips of your hair. Once all of your hair is saturated, leave it on for 25 minutes. (If you have long hair, I advise putting it into a bun.) Then, rinse your hair under the shower until the water runs clear. Finally, apply the colour-sealing conditioner, leave it in for two minutes and rinse.

The good:
With Clairol’s Color Blend Foam, gone are the days of hair dye dripping down your forehead and splattered all over your bathroom counter. Although I had my doubts, the foam formula really is mess-free and easy to use! Not to mention, Clairol’s foam formula produces six times more product than liquid or crème colours. If you’re a longhaired lovely like me, you won’t need to buy two boxes! Also, the Dark Brown colour that I used came out a beautiful, rich dark brown with a slightly red tone. Best of all, it covered up my atrocious roots almost seamlessly!

The not-so-good: My only complaint about Clairol’s Color Blend Foam is the bottle design. Having to squeeze from the middle of the bottle is a bit of a pain – especially once the product starts to get low. A push-pump dispenser would have made things way easier!

One week later: One of my pet peeves with at-home hair colour is the way it washes out slightly within a couple of days. However, I found that one week after using Clairol’s Color Blend Foam, my colour was as vibrant as it was on day one.

Finally, a hair colour that doesn’t require me to bleach my white bath towels every time I use it!

 
 

Comments

kathy's picture

NOT RECOMMENDED
1) the odour. It is horrible, toxic and incredibly uncomfortable to ingest.
The colour isn't bad but you can find just about any other colour box out there without the toxic fumes that it gives off.
It does stain quite badly in fact it dripped off my hands to my laundry room sink and it left a stain...I hate to say this but what is it doing to your hair/health!
I found (and I don't know if it was just a coincidence) but I have a major headache and feeling dizzy the day after (almost like vertigo).
I would not recommend this product at all and I have used quite a lot of coloured products over the counter. I would prefer Loreal, more expensive but worth it. But even more so the natural, henna types are the best

Anonymous's picture

I am convinced that this proves that there are so many people in the world that are so miserable that all they do is complain about everything! I read these ridiculous reviews after I bought this product and thought twice if I wanted to use it or not, but luckily since I know that everyone just likes to complain about anything, I wanted to try it for myself. It worked perfect and I don't understand why there are so many complaints! My only guess was that you are all so miserable and having nothing better to do than complain. I've been coloring my hair for years and this product might not smell the best but neither does any other color product! There was no drip, it took me 15 mins less than the regular coloring products, the stains on my skin came off in the shower without scrubbing, and the conditioner worked fine! My hair is half way down my back and I didn't even use a whole bottle. So, how about you follow the directions next time! The amount of complaints on here are ridiculous. These companies are trying to make it an easier experience and all you can do is complain?! Loved the product and plan to use it again! I mean really, toxic smell? Get some therapy people because you are all obviously unhappy with your lives and exaggerate about everything you can. Ridiculous!
Life is too short to complain all the time!

Anonymous's picture

I completely agree! People just need something to complain about! Follow the directions and buy the right color and this product is awesome! So easy! I'm glad someone else feels the same.

Anonymous's picture

I liked it and it's going on 7 weeks since I last colored it with the foam. It was tricky with the bottle at first but learned fast how to operate it. The only thing that worried me was my hair felt like straw after I washed out the foam and was never more happy to put on conditioner that came with it and after applying the conditioner my hair felt fine. It never changed color but stayed a very rich brown and never faded even after many shampoos. Bought it again and can't wait to use it. Don't give up because you get your money's worth. NO FADING has made me happy.

Anonymous's picture

I don't know what people are talking about the product works fine, and I didnt even have instructions in my box. I mixed the dye tried to figure out how the pump worked and then figured out that I had to squeeze it, no splattering it foamed just fine, I had a lot of product left, I had a few stains on my head and they came off with water and toilet paper. I got the dark brown shade and after reading the reviews I was afraid that my hair would be black but its a rather pretty shade of dark brown. The 2 packs of condtioner that comes with the kit I used mabe a teasspoon, it covered my hair really well and my hair is soft, and I have enough conditioner left to use once a week for at least 3 weeks. Just like the other cnditioners that come in hair dye products.
The only reason I am on this websit was to check how long I to keep the product on my hair and I find people are trashing the product ...its a good product and I wil buy it again.

Anonymous's picture

Have not used this product but there are way more people expressing their dislike for this product than like. Clairol are you listening!

Anonymous's picture

Like many of the above comments, I have used Clairol Nice and Easy for many many years. I figured I'd try the 'newer' and more expensive product just to see. Well, I saw all right. What a messy drippy and lousy job job it did. Hair came out much darker and barely covered the roots even on the first day. Never again will I use this so called foam product. I warned by friend, but she had bought it and decided to try it anyway. Well, she had the exact experience and same complaints as me. She said never again.

Anonymous's picture

I have used Clairol Nice and Easy for many many years with great satisfaction. I recently decided to try the new and more expensive so called 'foam' dye. Well, I was completely dissatified with the product. Never had a more messy and drippy time coloring my hair, plus my hair came out much much darker and barely covered the roots.. Even on day 1. I told my friend of my experience, but she had bought the product too, and decided to try it out. Well, she had the exact bad experience as me..... So much for new products..... Sometimes sticking with the old is much much better.

Anonymous's picture

I used Nice N Easy hair color one time. I loved the color but once my natural color began to show again I noticed many many solid white hairs. I would have thought "Eh , I'm just getting old" I'm 27, If I had noticed the slightest of grays before dying but I am 100% sure that it was this dye that bleached numurous strands of my hair. o.o I am not happy at all. I will be sure and find a better brand next time I dye my hair, I suggest unless you want white hair that you do the same.

Anonymous's picture

I found out the hard way with this crappy product as well... I loved the color it gave me, but it stained EVERYTHING in my bathroom!!! I couldn't get it off, and was just lucky I tried a Magic Eraser- IT WORKED! So, if I were you, try a Magic Eraser, it cleaned up my stained tub, countertop, sink basin, even my toilet paper holder got stsined! But came off w/ the Magic Eraser... hope this saves your vanity! :)

Anonymous's picture

Amazing! I have NEVER died my hair EVER and I am 21 years old. Today I randomly decided to die my hair with this product and looked up reviews and found this site. I was scared to buy the product because of all the negative reviews until I watched this video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2noL7KHZWpM . It looked easy so I went out and bought a box. I followed the directions about the dying part pretty well. I didn't do a test or anything like that and I washed my hair the same day in the morning. It was not messy at all, it was sooo easy! And for that girl that said she broke the pump, you don't push on it, you squeeze the bottle. Super easy, I used it all just to be safe. I let it sit for about 30-35 min then washed it out. I was scared because my hair felt like straw but I used the conditioner and my hair felt sooo soft. I blow dried it and looked at the colour and loved it! It was so simple! I would recommend this product to anyone! Of course, the only downside is that it STINKS. It smells like cat pee, so I did it with the window open.
Awesome product, 9/10 ! :)

Anonymous's picture

I just wanna know if I can use this product with bleach blonde hair and dark roots. Will it work?

Anonymous's picture

I also don't know what people are complaining about! I'm 46 and have been getting foil highlights for years. I went brown a few years ago, and loved it, but it was too expensive to maintain. A co-worker used this product and it turned out beautiful! I went right out to buy the product. I figured if I could color my own hair it would save alot of money! I was a little nervous because I had never colored my own hair. I went with a light brown just to be safe. It came out beautiful! Super easy! I will totally buy this product again. Maybe even go a little darker! Definately recommend it!

Anonymous's picture

If you actually read the directions, its states that its not a push pump in all caps...not to mention, if it doesnt go down, doesnt common sense tell you that something isnt right, and maybe you should look over the directions again?

Anonymous's picture

After a hair bleaching fiasco, my hair was DRY, DRY,DRY. It felt like a brillo pad. My sister-in-law told I would need some intensive hair conditioning to get it back near normal.I had wanted to use the Hydrate Conditioner from Shielo Hair before I destroyed my hair. SO i decided to buy the Shielo Hydrate Conditioner and give it a try. After ONE application my dry, brillo bleached hair, it was shiny, soft and smelled great. My hair looked better than it did ever before. I do this once a week and my hair looks great, the color has been preserved, and I am never trying anything else. Ever.

Anonymous's picture

I have now used the Foam Dye a few times.... Going blonder and blonder..... I LOVE IT!!!! If you make a mess.... That's your own fault, its not like the bottle sprays out of control.... Dont be so messy.... Put paper towel under the bottle. As for the color of my hair..... I love it! Never had such an amazing experience!!!!!

Anonymous's picture

Wish I'd read these comments BEFORE putting this stuff on my hair. I've been colouring my hair every 3 weeks for the past 9 years and have never used such a difficult product. Trying to apply foam just to the roots is impossible! The stuff wound up everywhere! On my forehead, on my neck, on my ears... and with regular applicators I can just apply the colour to my hair without additional tools. But with this product, I had to part my hair with a comb, then try to put the foam on the roots. Buying this was a mistake, and it will be a LONG time before I try an new hair colour product. I'm going back to L'oreal Superior Preference!

Anonymous's picture

I've been using Nice n Easy every 6-8 weeks for as long as I can remember, I've probably used all of the shades of blonde at one point. I decided to try to foam because I thought it would be easier. I got the lightest shade available - light blonde, which was still a bit darker than my shade at the time. It was super easy to use, no mess or anything and no stains on my skin, but as I was washing it out, my biggest nightmare came true. I was looking at my blonde strands and thinking they looked a little blue in the shower, but I figured it was just the lighting. Nope. My. Hair. Turned. Blue. I don't know if it was the product or the way I layered a dark color over my already light one. 8 weeks later and my hair is still tinted blue. I've never commented on anything like this before, but one of the things I take pride in is my long, straight, blonde hair. It's still long and straight, but now blue. This is a nightmare.

Anonymous's picture

I have used this product twice so far - and I like it. The foam is so much easier to use.
The only thing is I wonder about the amount of ppd in it.....

Anonymous's picture

The same thing happened to me! My dark brown hair is black. I have always used medium ash brown, and it came out a much different color than usual. Further insult, I gave my husband what I thought was a coupon if two of these were purchased, and I turned outto be $4 off the next time I purchased THREE! Heck, I don't even want the one I have left. Also, I found it difficult to use the foam when I am gray and basically want it at my roots. Not easy to apply.

Anonymous's picture

I used this product several months ago, reddish brown. Prior to that I have only died my hair a few times to cover the few emerging grays. I thought the foam was much easier to use, so at first I was happy. The color came out dark. So, I did not notice at first that the dye actually stained my scalp. Ever since using this product in August, my hair has been breaking off and falling out. I believe that this product truly damaged my hair. On the sides I now have short pieces sticking out all over from the breakage. It is much, much thinner and insuch, I believe that I am going to have to get it cut short to make it look presentable. Despite the easiness of this product, I would not use it again out of fear of the damage that it will do.

Anonymous's picture

Hated this product!!!! Smells terrible, I now have shorter hairs on the left side of my temple (thank god I have curls and lots of hair to cover) and my hair turned out dry and very unmanagable. It definately did not feel like it had just been dyed. Couldn't wait until I could re-do with another product. Will never try this product again or recommend it to friends.

Anonymous's picture

I don't know who wrote the original review but they must have been paid under the table by Clairol??!! This is the worst product I've ever used and have been covering those gray hairs for awhile. Not only is it more expensive, the color is darker, my hair looks and feels dull and dry - even after those grease packets they include. What's wrose is I tried to sign on to Clairol to submit a review - I registered, then tried to log in - said I didn't exist - so tried to re-register - said I did exist - so tried to log in again - said it couldn't locate my "account" and they also want to now the name of your first born?! Guess they don't want negative reviews published.
I also had stained skin - the bottle was slimy - when you tried to squeeze for more foam. I don't know about the rest of you but I only have two hands. I have short hair and it took 3X as long to try to cover it. I will be calling for a refund in the morning. Thanks for listening! :)
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Anonymous's picture

I have been coloring my hair for years, and this is the first time I tried this product. I have never had issues before, but I realized after, that my scalp is stained!! I don't know how to fix it and it looks so weird! I will never use this product again!!

Anonymous's picture

I cant believe that so many people have had problems and clairol have not picked up on this i have coloured my hair for years and always like nice and easy because it lasted longer with out fading so last week thought i would try the new mousse and got my usual shade of medium brown ........ive turned out black and i mean really black which is not so bad if you are young but i am in my sixties and not very happy about this, thought maybe i had left it on to long and was actually looking for some advice on lightening it when i came across this page so my advice to anyone is leave this product alone

Anonymous's picture

Bought "medium brown". My hair is now BLACK! Wow! Thought I was getting a deal-- picked it up at the store for $5.99. I'll be spending close to $200+ to fix this mess! NEVER AGAIN!!!

Anonymous's picture

I WILL NEVER USE THIS PRODUCT AGAIN!!!! it smells so terrible, its way above my budget, it stain my scalp. i have this asian dark hair and want to color it dark blonde after waiting for 35 minutes, i still have the same color.. i wont buy this product,,

Anonymous's picture

I also experienced bad fumes, so much that within 2 minutes my eyes watered and my nose started to drip. I immediately washed it all out and threw away the packet. Won't try this one ever again.

Anonymous's picture

I guess I must of used this the right way because my hair looks GREAT:) its exactly what u wanted. The small was strong but it got the job done

Anonymous's picture

I use it and it and my hair look fabulus love the blond

Anonymous's picture

I'm 28 years old and have been dying my hair an array of different colors for 15 years I have tried so many different brands, I have found that no matter what a light blond with one brand will be a different shade of blond with another brand. I also know that nice and easy is always darker then what the box says. I just colored my hair today with this nice and easy foam, I found the application to be very easy and mess free, not a drop on my bathroom counter, I have no idea how anyone could get this all over the bathroom, with this or any other kind of dye, pay attention to what u are doing and if it does drip wipe up immediately just like the direction say.I didn't find that this burnt my scalp and more or any less then another brand, and it washed out good and my hair is soft, shiny, it's not falling out, it's not blue and my grey is gone. It didn't stain my skin or my scalp, all I have to say is that I may not love this product but in my opinion there is nothing wrong with it.

Anonymous's picture

Well, you cant just go from dark hair to blonde. You have to bleach it first, which box dyes do not do. This brand works awesome for various tones of the colour you want and covers up dark roots.

Anonymous's picture

omg never again! I'm asian so my hair is dark , so i bleached my hair first to light blonde turned out good but i wanted it medium brown so i got the foam .. DID NOT turn out to the colour i wanted instead turned out like a ugly orange brown colour ughh. also when i was doing it it stung my eyes so bad , i didn't even get it around my eye and the smell is horrible had to stand beside the window opened. now I'm going to the salon to get this fixed.. i should've just went to the salon in the first place , regret this so much !

Anonymous's picture

I have used this twice. Very competently I might add. So bullies, BACK OFF.
First time, I enjoyed the colour. My sister who used to be hairdresser, parted my hair and did my roots. Great coverage, by a pro that is.
I just bought my second package, whatever matches 103B.
It sucks trying to do my own roots with this foam. I didn't enjoy using it.
- there are no separate times for computing your roots only. I guess you colour your whole head of hair like its a first time colour.
-it ends up feeling "scummy" on your skin - like the sludge on the side of a glass after a ice cream float. Hard to wash that off skin.
-still had white temples after leaving it on for 45 minutes.
NOT RECOMMENDED.

Anonymous's picture

I have to agree with you here I had a wonderful experience with it as well my hair was a dirty blonde brown with a slight reddish in it I used the light blonde and I could not believe how right on the color turned out the 3rd color on the back on the back of the box it turned exactly that color I am so impressed but there are other things I loved about it
1. Mess free and I so agree there as well how sloppy are these people when putting it on you don't just slap it on take your time do a neat job I understand I was using blonde not a darker brown or black but still I never made any kind of mess with it.
2. No drips or spills it was perfect mousse.
3. Very easy to apply and the color comes out evenly with beautiful highlights you cant miss a spot with this.
4. Smells not bad everyone say's it stinks to me it smelled like a Red wine and personally I like the smell of wine so that didn't bother me.
5. No itchy burning scalp.
6. No Stains it never stained me and the only 3 drops I got on me wiped right off with a dry wash cloth.
There is one thing only that did kinda bother me when rinsing my hair out it felt kinda straw like but as soon as I put the conditioner it felt so silky smooth
I quickly blow dried it loved the results so soft and silky smooth beautiful color with obvious highlights it looks so pretty not dull and borring like plain hair color with no highlights this was probably the easiest best hair color product I have ever used I love it and will continue to use it!
Much thanks Clairol I throughly injoyed your product some people may not like it but I do and want to continue with it so keep it comming.

Anonymous's picture

One other thing I forgot to mention is about the results of the hair color for you
Alot of people don't understand everyones hair color is different your not always gonna get the exact color on the box for example if you go from black hair to the light blonde of course it's not gonna be the exact blonde on the box your hair is dark you have to use it a few times before getting that blonde but trust me one use will get your hair pretty light concidering how dark it is cause my Sister went from black to blonde she got pretty light blonde hair. Also sometimes if you had your hair dyed a different color before using this dye sometimes the dye does not mix well with the other dye and can cause the color to come out funny so it's best to strip out the old color then add this one. Another thing is bleaching your hair can be very damaging to your hair so don't do that eather. If you like you can keep the color in a bit longer like 30 to 35 min I did that the first time.
So many people are saying the hair dye is damaging there hair. First thing you should do before ever dying your hair yourself from a box dye is seek a professional hair dresser and ask them what condition your hair is in just cause your hair looks healthy does not mean it's healthy you should always find that out first. I'm not saying all of you but some of you might have had not so healthy hair when using the dye. also hair texture makes a difference as well if you have very fine thin hair when putting hair dye in it sometimes does have a tendency to fall out a bit so that's how that goes.
Hair turning dark black instead of dark brown or brownish instead of blonde I tend to notice that when buying box hair color they tend to be darker then the color on the box my case with the one I got the exact color on the box 3rd one on back to be exact but with others my hair turned out darker that's just the way these kind of dyes are so knowing that to easily avoid this problem go a shade or 2 lighter then your normal color you would use or want to get a more desired color that you wanted. Don't label the product awful just cause it turned your hair somewhat darker.
As for the color dying your scalp I never had this happen to me not with any hair dye not this one eather what did you have in your hair before putting the dye on or did you just put something in your hair before putting the dye on or if your hair was dyed before it could be it did it not mix well with this dye again if your hair was dyed before it's best you strip that color out before using not just this dye but any dye.
I'm only saying that everyones hair texture, color ect... is different so everyones gonna have a different result come on folks if you take proper precautions your hair should be fine again I loved this hair dye so glad I was one who dared to try it out
Learned alot from my Sister who does hair Cosmetology.

Anonymous's picture

the WORST ever!!!!! doesn't worth a penny

Anonymous's picture

I dyed my hair with this stuff and was impressed with the results, however 5 months later I tried to dye it with a different dye (l'oreal) and it only dyed the roots. I had a friend who is a certified hairstylist try to dye it, and SHE couldn't do it. What ever is in this stuff, is crazy so if you do use it, DON'T change your color.

Anonymous's picture

This product was TERRIBLE!! I would never use it again.

Anonymous's picture

This product is totally a failure in design and quality performance !
I bought 2 packages of 1 lighter, and 1 darker brown color to try.
After mixing it according to the instruction, the foam died down quickly within a minute.
Even I kept squeezing the bottle (which I felt quite exhausted), it would not pump up the foam again.
I assumed that I might not have learned the skills yet. However, when I tried the 2nd package 3 weeks later, I had the same awful experience again.
It stained my scalp rather than colored my hair. The shade is darker than it illustrated.
When the foam burst in my hands, it stained my white wall and counter with small dots!
Expensive and not worth the dollars!

Anonymous's picture

Last evening I used the foam hair color in a chestnut brown ...love the colour but it is not easy to use...and I found the red really stained my scalp. This product was runny as well I had dripping down my neck.. thanks

Anonymous's picture

CAREFUL the new foam is UNPREDICTABLE!  I have been coloring my hair for years and years using a competitor's product and have never had any problems. This morning I used Nice'n Easy foam 5rb (medium reddish brown) and after 22 minutes my hair was pitch black! I called the customer service line and the only solution that they offered was to strip the color from my hair and then re-color with another nice'n easy product. When I told the rep that I was afraid to use 2 more processes on recently colored hair (I figure this would damange my hair and even perhaps make it fall out of my head!!)- he told me that perhaps I should go to a hair salon to have it done - at my expense of cause! I find it amazing that even in these tough economic times a company with a consumer name an repretation of Clairol would basically tell their unsuspecting customers that even though (through no fault of the customer) their product worked in a awful and unexpected manner-

Anonymous's picture

I used this product in 5G Medium Golden Brown. I left the product on for 25 minutes, then had a great deal of difficulty in rinsing it out--stuck like glue to my hair, as well as being in my scalp. I ended up shampooing hair, which helped. The hair is much darker than it should be, but the shampooing did remove the product from my scalp.

Anonymous's picture

I agree with the above comments.....I put in light brown and my hair is BLACK...I have had no response from the customer service number...it says they are closed and to try their website for info....it is a dead end.....they should be responsible..I have used Nice'neasy for years....i will go to a different company if they are not taking some respoonsibility for their products! Blonde is not DARK BROWN and BROWN is not BLACK!
I am going on a trip and will have to pay a hairdresser to fix their problem....this is very frustrating!!!

Anonymous's picture

The smell is disgusting, way different than every other hair dye I've used. Also, it is not drip free at all, made a mess everywhere. Would not recommend this product.

Anonymous's picture

First time ever dying my hair I used this product. I loved it at first, the color was great, it worked good. Everything seemed fine. Then the next day I woke up, took a shower, got out, blow dried my hair and the top of my hair wouldnt dry. It was really wierd. I noticed that it wasn't wet but oily. I thought oh well maybe I didn't wash my hair well enough. But the next day it did the same thing, and the next day, and the next day. It just keeps getting worse and worse! The whole top of my head is literally all grease, and what's rediculous is I just got out of the shower! I don't know what to do! I've tried so many remedies and nothing seems to work. I regret ever dying it I just wish it was back to the way it was before :(

Anonymous's picture

Ugh, I have this on my hair right now and I wish I would have read this before I started. I hope it comes out easier then it went on. I will never use this again. It was VERY messy. My face, neck and arms had more color on them then they ever did with the "regular" kind of dye.
I will NEVER use this again, and I suggest you RUN away from this product!

Anonymous's picture

Just wanted to update my comment. I rinsed the color out of my hair, and kept the conditioner on for about 5 minutes. Then after rinsing I shampoo'd it. I was able to get all the color off my hair. However my hairline is another story. I will have to wear my hair with bangs for a while. No amount of scrubbing would get the dye off my skin.
I used light brown and my hair came out dark brown, just thought I would throw that in too.
I am very unhappy with this product.

Anonymous's picture

Thanks everyone for posting your comments. I was just about to use this product, but instead it's going in the garbage.

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