Friday, February 22, 2013

Review: John Frieda Precision Foam Color in Luminous Blue Black

So like what happens every few months, I get bored with my hair. It just happened that this time I got a coupon for a free box of John Frieda Precision Foam Color so tada! Excuse to do my hair other than just boredom.  This is the first time I have had black hair...ever. This has always amused me since I am  half Asian and have always wanted black hair. And now I have it! (at least until I get bored again)

Before! This was what the Deep Cherry Brown color looks like after a few months.  The red is pretty much all gone, but it leaves this lovely deep brown behind.  It is almost my natural color, just a few shades lighter.  But I was bored so dye time it was!

The box

The contents of said box

Don't I look lovely like this =P I was smart this time and put some Aquaphor along my hair line to prevent the dye from staining my skin.

After about 10 minutes you can tell the foam is getting darker and made me very glad I used Aquaphor on my skin!

The final result!

Initial Thoughts: This dye smelled and behaved the same way as other Precision Foam colors I have used in the past.  The color is more black than blue black.  I cannot pick up the blue it should have.  It is a very nice natural black color.

Overall Thoughts: This is the first time a dye has dried out my hair.  This is also the first time I have ever gone darker than my natural color, so not sure if the dye formula is different than when I go lighter.  Usually dye makes my hair super soft (this brand included) but this time it make my hair very dry.  It took about a week of thick conditioners and putting plenty of hair oil onto my hair to make it get back to normal.  Because of this, this may be the first and last time I go this dark with this brand.  



  1. A hairdresser once told me black dye is the worst thing you can do to your hair, even worse than bleaching. If you like the dark colors maybe, try Manic Panic. It is temporary and it fades quickly if you wash it daily, but the colors come out beautifully and I like that I can change them often. Not only does it not damage my hair and has no smell, but it actually makes it much nicer. Hit me up if you try it and need some pointers, I don't follow package directions lol!!

    1. That is so interesting! At least I'm not going nuts thinking the black dye was harsher than anything else I have done. If i wanna go black again I will def look at Manic Panic. For now I'm taking this as the worlds hint I need to go red next time =P