I’ll start by admitting that I’m a pretty regular home dye-r. I go once a year on my birthday to get an expensive dye job, but as soon as my roots start to show, I’m back to home dye jobs.
I do really appreciate the companies that will tell you on the box if the color in question has warm or cool undertones so you can make sure that it will match your skin tone. Nothing worse than a dye job that screams fake. The box did not offer any of that information. The back of the box was more like an advertisement for how great the product is, almost like Loreal is expecting you to grab the product off the shelf and skip all the way home with it. I really wish they’d used that space for more useful information, like helping me pick the right shade.
One of the first things I noticed about the sublime mousse product line is that the variety of shades is comparatively limited. The store I went to carried 6 or 7 different color options, only one of which was blonde, two were black, all the rest were browns. This was OK with me because I was wanting to go browner anyways.
Perhaps my biggest problem with hair dye is how long it takes to apply. I have long hair and it takes so long to work each section of hair that I usually get uneven color because one section has processed for longer than other sections. It’s almost impossible to get even coverage and inevitably, there’s a few pieces that get missed completely.
The other problem I always have with hair dye is dripping. I’ve dripped on the sink and on the tub. I’ve ruined countless towels, shirts and rugs. I even had one incident where I accidentally dripped on my salt and pepper mini schnauzer.
She had come into the bathroom to see what I was up to and must have gotten under my hair as I was applying the dye. I didn’t even notice her hair faux pas until it had already processed. She looked up at me with that same look she gets when the groomer cuts her hair too short. It’s the same way I look when I get a bad haircut. I tried to cheer her up by joking that the product covered grays well. She had a red dot the size of a half dollar in the middle of her back for almost 2 months until it grew out.
Could sublime mousse be the solution to my drip dilemma? The pictures and directions on the side of the box make it look easy enough. Inside the box I find easy to read directions, a pair of gloves, a pump, developer and colorant. Within a few minutes of opening the box I’m ready to get started. I can already tell this is going to be the easiest dye job ever.
I pump some product on the top of my head and rub it in. At first, I’m skeptical. I think to myself that it can’t really be this easy. Really? That’s it? Just pump this stuff all over my head and rub it in like shampoo? My long tresses were completely covered in under 5 minutes. Process time was about 30 minutes. The end result was by far the most even hair color I’ve ever gotten out of a box.
Mousse hair dye is amazing. Period. No drip. No mess. It’s easy to apply. It’s easy to clean up. I haven’t felt this great about a product since discovering the difference between tampons and maxi pads. Yes, it’s THAT good. I want to scream it from the rooftops that every woman that dyes her hair at home needs to try this. And Loreal didn’t pay me to say that.