3 words: DON’T DO IT!
I seriously wish I had googled this product before purchasing it. It would have saved me so so much stress and heartache.
Let me start at the beginning..
So, this past Friday was crazy hair day at school and I’ve been leaning towards wanting to put purple in my hair for many days now, so what better time to do that they now. I decided to try out the Garnier Color Styler Intense Wash-Out Haircolor since it’s something that isn’t permeant and if I didn’t like the look no harm done right! WRONG! My poor poor hair. I ended up purchasing the Pink Pop version because on dark hair it goes in purple and the purple color option wasn’t available.
So Garnier Color Styler is an Intense Wash-Out Color with Revolutionary Color Coat Technology. It is an ultra-easy application. It uses Clay-based pigmented formula which creates a thin color-coat on the surface of the hair fiber without damaging it. When it dries there is no rubbing off or staining. And it washes out in 2-3 shampoos. Or so they say.
Now the color part of this product did work. However it didn’t actually turn my hair purple. More of a red with slightly purple undertones. You can sort of see in the images below. After the product was in and dried I decided to curl my hair. They stayed perfectly. I even slept on them and only had to touch up a few. They even stayed without any hairspray which was fantastic but the knots in my hair were unbelievable when I tried to bush it out later that evening.
As for damaging my hair, well I believe that this product did damage my hair. Hopefully once the product it out it will go back to normal, but during the application process I noticed my hair was starting to become straw like. I would assume that this is due to the clay based formula coating my hair. 3 shampoos later and the product is still somewhat in and my hair is knotty and still straw like. I’m unable to wear it naturally curly so I’ve had to straightened it after every shower and I can feel a difference. It’s not a silky smooth at it usually it. Normally when I run my fingers through my hair there aren’t many knots but since this product is still in my hair there are.
Overall I would caution you against purchasing this product. Hopefully a few more showers will remove the product and my hair will go back to normal.