I bought this kit on a whim while checking out the root touch-up offerings in the drugstore. I wanted something that would tide me over until I could see my hair stylist again for my salon colour, yet I’ve been disappointed with past brands that I’ve tried (Root Touch-Up by Clairol, Root Rescue by L’oreal – the former because the colour was way darker than my medium copper red, and the latter because it didn’t cover up my silver roots well enough). I tend to roll my eyes and say “yeah, right” when they claim they can match any red, both drugstore or salon, because I know better. So when I saw the box of Root Erase by Revlon, I was not overly optimistic. In comparing prices, Root Touch-Up was around $12, Root Rescue was around $10, and Root Erase was $8 – that alone made me think “what the heck – why not?”. I don’t understand how the other companies have the nerve of charging basically the cost of their regular hair colours, for a product that is a 1/3 of the size. Guess they see us coming!
So last night, I decided to take the leap, and applied Root Erase following the enclosed directions. Having used the two other brands, I had a good basis for comparison, especially when it came to application. The sponge-tipped applicator on the Root Erase bottle has to be the best, hands down. It controls the product so it doesn’t leak out all over you – you completely control where it goes and how much you want to apply. It also has a very soft, clean, pleasing fragrance – another major plus in my books. I allowed the product to sit on my hair for 15 minutes (they recommend 10 minutes, or 15 minutes for resistant grey), and then hopped in the shower to rinse it out and then wash my hair. One thing I didn’t like was the way it made my hair feel after I had rinsed it out and shampooed it… it wasn’t as smooth or soft as I am used to, so that threw me off and at that point I wondered “ack, did I just damage my hair with this stuff??”. I put my usual conditioner on (I use only salon-quality hair care products – when you spend a small fortune every 6-8 weeks on salon colour, you want to look after it!), and after I rinsed it out my hair felt its usual soft and healthy self. Whew. After towel-drying, I looked at my hair in the mirror and was more than pleasantly surprised to see how well it really did blend into my red hair. It doesn’t match my colour, but it looks like a natural blend of roots to colour, and it really covers my silver streaks well.
So in summary, I am VERY pleased with this product, and will absolutely buy it again, and recommend it to others.
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