After using SAMY Fat Foam to attempt to lighten my hair I found that it did nothing but make my hair smell bad, and the color did not even take. When I first saw John Frieda Precision Foam Hair Color, I left it alone on the shelf figuring it was the same garbage that Fat Foam was. However the second time I saw it I came prepared with a coupon for a few dollars off, and I went ahead and tried it. I picked up 9N Light Natural Blonde, and hoped that if anything, it at least lightened my hair up a few shades.
John Frieda Precision Foam Hair Color is done up differently than Fat Foam, Fat Foam basically came with a huge mixing container, that you shook to create the foam.
John Frieda Precision Foam Hair Color included a mixing container that you apply a pump applicator to. The ix inside never turns into a foam, but when you squeeze the bottle, it dispenses in a bubbly foam. The foam is a lot different than Fat Foam.
I have very thick hair, and I worried that there would not be enough to saturate my whole head. Thankfully I was able to, but not with the same tick saturation I got from Fat Foam. I didn’t care though, my main focus was on the out layer of hair, more so than the back near my neck.
The foam stinks, I can’t lie. It has that same harsh smell that most blonde dyes have, and I worried that it would dry out my hair.
I waited the full 30 minutes, and it took 30 minutes for the color changes to be visible, as it seemed to lighten the hair very slowly.
My darker hair however was still left dark, only a shade or 2 lighter, which was noticeable. The hair that I already had highlighted took the color best, lightening it up into a gorgeous natural looking blonde color.
After showering, and styling my hair, I did notice the changes, and I liked them because they were subtle, natural, and obvious all the same. No patches, which was a major plus.
The next time I use this foam, I will step it up to an even lighter shade, to really get lighter blonde results. I like though that this foam does not improvise or change your natural highlights to blend in with the rest of the hair color into one solid mass of color. It leaves your highlights alone, but lightens them, while lightening the rest of the hair. When you dry and style the hair, you will notice that any highlights you had previously are still there, so there is no need to touch them up with lighter shades of color.
What I especially liked besides the results, is the fact that my hair actually felt healthier after using the dye, and the included conditioner to use after coloring.
All in all, I was not expecting to like this foam, due to the disappointment I got from Fat Foam, however I think I found my favorite hair coloring kit to date. John Frieda Precision Foam Hair Color- 9N Light Natural Blonde!