Written on: 21/05/2013 by EmilyPankhurst (1 review written)
Used "Palest Oatmeal Light Blonde". Ought to have chosen a known Brand. I've used many different brands and been satisfied that they did lighten my roots. Absolutely no difference to them using this produce. Utterly, inedequate and absolutely hopeless. I followed the instruction to the letter. I will be returning to Boots to discuss the matter. A complete and utter waste of time. I am now worried I won't be able to use another hair colourant for another month! You could say, I am... (read more)
Written on: 20/08/2012
I used the warm maple and it has turn my hair orange! And I really do mean orange! Ive tried a colour stripper and it make it worse and even brighter! I have used bleach and then baking soda and neither had any effect! I tried dying it brown and it only worked on the ends! Ive devestated! If any one got any ideas on how I can correct it PLEASE let me know!!! I have marked 1 only as I didnt have an option not to! Seriously stay clear of warm maple! The pictures on the box are completly... (read more)
Written on: 02/12/2011 by Katymackenzie (1 review written)
I have been colouring my hair for 20 years and this is the happiest I have been as a brunette. For less than a fiver and in 20 minutes, my hair is shiny and soft and a beautiful shade of warm brown. It cost me £80+ and took much longer to get a less desirable result at a salon. Won't be buying anything else now. (read more)
Written on: 28/05/2011 by HelenaB39 (1 review written)
I love this product..... no nasty smell or stinging which I experienced with other hair dyes. I use bitter chocolate on my dark greying hair, and it covers well. A tip is to use it on hair that has only been washed and dried minus conditioner, as conditioner can affect the dye take-up on grey. My daughter tried it also, but can't find a suitable shade for her brunette hair which doesn't contain red. Overall maybe more colours would make it a better product for some. (read more)
Written on: 15/05/2011
This product is a waste of money. I was attracted by the fact that it claims to be organic, but the color doesnt work at all. I tried the semi-permanent colors twice and the permanent once, and my hair color is still the same. But a different hair coloring product, this one is useless. (read more)
Written on: 30/03/2011
SPICED CONKER BROWN AND MULBERRY BURGUNDY BROWN:
i have bought the spiced conker brown 3 times and thought it turned out really well...i left it on for bout 20mins and gave it a gorgeous rich colour!!however i did think it faded a bit fast so decided to get the mulberry burgundy color and it came out UNREAL!!it doesnt fade as fast and the color is gorgeous...its a real deep colour and makes my hair look rich and fresh!!i would recommend leaving it on for about 25minutes though depending on... (read more)
Written on: 12/01/2011
I brought Spiced Conker from the Botanics range.
I love this colour to pieces. However, don't be buy this based on the photo on the front of the box. Always look on the back where it says Find Your Shade. It shows you what the colour will be like depending on the colour of hair you have now.
I have naturally dark brown hair so it came out as a dark red on my hair. I love the conditioner that comes with this, iv'e never seen my hair so soft and shiny.
This is definatly my favourite home... (read more)
Written on: 24/11/2010
I used the deep mahogany over my blonde highlights. I have missed some spots and is a little pink in places. It has turned out with a purple tone to it too, feels really healthy and everyone loves it! My hair feels really thick. (read more)
Written on: 10/11/2010
I have light brown hair naturally but had totally over bleached it with cheap looking dodgy highlights so thought id go brown.
i purchased boots botanics light brown (roasted nutmeg) which when i first did a strand test went lilac a couple of days later i thought sod it and covered my whole head. im sooooo pleases with the result :) i think the issue i had with the purple steak was because i did not shake/mix the dye together for long enough i shook it this time until it turned dark brown.... (read more)
Written on: 05/11/2010
I bought 'Spiced Conker' from the advice given by a Boots sales assistant. She informed me this colour has golden tones (not red tones) and would make my hair slightly darker with a golden hue. It's turned out dark auburn, which is a nice colour, but not what I wanted. It has too much red in it despite it looking lightish brown on the box. I used semi permanent but as it has peroxide in it, it behaves like a permanent colour, so will take ages to come out. My hairdressers friend told me... (read more)
Written on: 28/10/2010
I bought the Medium Carmale Golden Blonde shade after experimenting briefly with shaders & toners and was looking for something not too drastically different from my natural colours, seeing as it was my first time.
I left it on for about 25 minutes and I'm very happy with th end result. Apart from the fact I'd have like to have had it go a slightly lighter, blonder colour. The end shade was largely satisfactory, apart from the lightness and it being a little too caramel than golden, but... (read more)
Written on: 27/10/2010
Okay, so I bought this on a whim today, having dyed my hair previously several times and considering myself quite the expert at home dying. It was a good price and the colour looked good - I went for the light brown. I went home and did everything the box said, was weirded out by the purple dye which went the shade of prawn cocktail, and finally on my head went ginger at the top but left most of my hair pretty much the same colour it was before (black) and a bit streaky with light brown... (read more)
Written on: 28/09/2010
WOW!! I'm soooo pleased. : ) My hair is dark blonde and had some (half head) highlights that were growing out (yuck!). My natural dark blonde colour is also quite dull, so I decided to buy for Boots Botanics light brown semi-permanent dye to even the colour and brighten up my natural colour. (It is 2 for £6 at the moment so a total bargain!)
I can't stop looking in the mirror! It worked better than I hoped. Very natural looking, covered highlights perfectly and it feels in such good... (read more)
Written on: 16/05/2010
I bought the palest oatmeal light blonde semi-permanent colour and my hair is dark blonde. the packet said that I would go light blonde. I didn't. Nothing changed. I did four strand tests... one was my original hair, one dye had been on for 10 minutes, one dye had been on for 20 minutes, and one dye had been on for 45 minutes. I couldn't tell the difference between each one. The dye has NO EFFECT AND IS A WASTE OF MONEY. yeah, don't buy it. (read more)
Written on: 04/05/2010 by jhagan (1 review written)
I bought a golden semi-permanent Botanics colour that was suitable for highlighted hair. I now have orange hair and have spent the last 2 days washing it with anything from head and Shoulders to extra virgin olive oil. I am now go to have to pay a lot to get this sorted out and am currently too embarrassed to leave the house. Thanks Boots!! (read more)
Written on: 25/04/2010
I needed to find a colour without too many chemicals, because I am having chemotherapy and have lost half the thickness of my hair and have one section at the back that is almost transparent (i.e. you can see my scalp), I usually use permanent colour in a very light blonde shade. If anyone has any hair problem I would recommend this, I used the Oatmeal shade, although not as light and not perhaps as covering of the regrowth as I hoped it has worked. (read more)
Written on: 03/04/2010
I brought the semi-permanent deepest mulberry dark burgundry brown and used it on my blonde hair, which according to the box should have turned out a warm brown colour, but my hair is now purple and really patchy despite me covering my hair evenly. (read more)
Written on: 05/02/2010
This did not cover my grey hair which was the whole point of colouring my hair. It very smooth now but I would not reccomend this product as it does not do what it is supposed to! (read more)
Written on: 15/01/2010
I didn't get any colour change having left on for 25minutes no grey coverage. The only plus was that my hair felt conditioned that I could have got from a cheap conditioner! So why pay for a product not fit for the purpose! (read more)
Written on: 23/10/2009
I used Boots "Spiced conker"semi permanent, and I have to say it is not orange at all,but a really lovely rich natural auburn,even over my white/grey! But, Be ye warned,it is a NEW CONCOCTION (which probably explains why it is giving a much better colour and cover),but it DOES now contain Peroxide and PPDs.I'm allergic to some dyes so was worried silly after applying it, but this(as with the old version)I am fine with(well I'm sat here writing this 7 hours later),and no nasty itching or... (read more)
Written on: 02/08/2009
Boots Botanics are 2-4-1 at the moment, so I went for lightest ash blonde and bitter chocolate brown (couldn't decide which way to go). The ash blonde did absolutely nothing to my naturally dark blonde hair, despite the colour chart on the box stating it would - look out for the small print telling you it won't lighten your hair, just enhance it. The leave-in conditioner, however, was worth the £3, it's fantastic. Tried the bitter chocolate and LOVE it - left it on for a bit longer than... (read more)
Written on: 21/06/2009
used medium (conker) brown Boots Botanics...2 bottles as my hair is long. has coloured my roots dark blond and the rest of my hair looks the same...going on holiday on monday so couldnt get much worse! (read more)
Written on: 21/04/2009
I used the Boots Botanics spiced conker dye last night and my hair went ginger! I always knew it was a bit of a risk as my hair was quite heavily highlighted, but was not expecting it to go quite this red! However, apparantly ginger hair suits me better, so it's not all that bad. Just be cautious, if you do not want red hair, and you have used bleach in your hair previously, I would not reccomend it! (read more)
Written on: 05/04/2009
I Used Palest Mahogany Blonde Boots Botanics, It Worked A Treat On My Hair But It Was A Bit Cinfusing To Use Though. Good result
Good for first time colorers (read more)
Written on: 04/04/2009 by Binndy (1 review written)
Bought the Spiced Conker Boots Botanics Hair Colour but was very dissapointed and shocked that my hair had turned orange/red I dont think I will be using this again as I am to frightend too.I use Botanics skin range and love it so it was very upset that this has happened. (read more)
Written on: 22/03/2009
I really like boots botanics although I cant say i have much experience with it - it's my first time. I used dark mahogany brown sort of thing and it's AMAZINNNGG! my hair is in great condition and infact feels quite thick now, and its a wonderful colour. its sort of a purply reddy browny blacky which I love, it's the perfect colour i was looking for! my mum helped me dye it and it turned out great. the packaging was correct and everything... overall i really love this product. it's not a... (read more)
Written on: 20/12/2008
Bought the Spiced Conker Boots Botanics Hair Colour as it contained no PPD. I have dark hair and I was hoping it would colour my greys. O.k if you just want to change the colour of your hair.
Looked at buying the Bitter Chocolate to see if that would be any better, but when I checked the product contents it had PPD in it. (read more)
Written on: 26/11/2008
I have just used this product for the first time as i have had an allergic PPD reaction to a previous dye from different company. I have been looking for a permanent dye free from PPD for a couple of months and I was really pleased to have read the ingredients and found that there was no PPD in the medium brown colour.
I found rinsing this product did not take very long at all the quickest in all the products i have ever used. I will use this product again. (read more)
Written on: 06/11/2008
Boots Botanics - I dye my hair to enhance the colour and even it out rather than to dramatically change the colour. For this, the Botanics dye is excellent - the best I've used. I've tried others but always come back to Botanics. It's gentle which is great for my long, dry curly hair and always gives me a great even colour. (read more)
Written on: 03/09/2008
I did purchase this product some time ago. In fact 2 boxes as I have a long hair.
I normally buy this product for several years and never had this problem. Anyway think it is average quality not especially good.
Both products for each parcel had some fault. One box had the color tube broken and the other box ended in a very strange, very fluid color in the mixing of products that I never saw before.
It didn't dye my hair properly and left it very dry and awkward.
Very unhappy. Not buying again. (read more)
Written on: 21/08/2008
Purchased Botanics semi permanent colour in Golden Caramel shade. The box shows a warmish blonde colour.
Actual Result - My hair is now orange ( prior to use, I was a medium blonde with a few highlights) The colour it has produced is nothing like any of the pictures on the packaging, even though my hair closely matched the middle one.
Would not recommend this product to anyone, unless they were a clown! (read more)
Written on: 15/08/2008
This product completely failed to do anything to my hair even after carefully following the instructions with the aid of someone experianced with har dying. Guess my hair just wasn't suited to it! (read more)
Written on: 07/08/2008
I've dyed my hair since I was 13, and I used this colour 2 years ago and I used it for a year (which when I have been known to change my hair colour every time I colour it says a lot). It always leaves my hair in good condition and since I bleached my hair a year ago to go a purple colour every time I have coloured it since I've had to use intensive conditioner for a while, but this still leaves my long and thick hair feeling and looking as good as this product left it first time. I love... (read more)
Written on: 10/04/2008
A good product, I have used it before and will use it again. It's a product for those of us who don't want a drastic change in colour, just a slight shift for a bit of a change and to even out overall colour (if like me you have darker hair near the roots and lighter hair near the ends). (read more)
Written on: 23/03/2007 by Denise Margaret Smith (1 review written)
I have only been colouring my hair for one year (I'm nearly sixty) so I've been lucky. I've used L'Oreal products until January this year when I saw your Botanics range and thought I'd try it. Initially I was pleased with the colour but as I've continued to use it the condition of my hair has deteriorated, though I always use conditioner. Today I found a tube of L'Oreal conditioner, with enough left in it to condition my hair. The result has been dramatic which is why I've checked you on... (read more)
Written on: 18/03/2007 by fredmond (1 review written)
I have used Boots Botanics semi permanent hair colour twice. I have been colouring my hair for years and since using this brand I will not go back to permanent colours. (read more)
Written on: 08/08/2006 by karenmully
I tried Boots Botanics because it is seen as more natural and gentler on your hair. The colour came out completely different to the colour on the box and proceeded to go through many different colours over a number of weeks. It also came out patchy. Ive been using hair dye for years and this is probably the worst one I've ever used. (read more)
Written on: 31/07/2006 by sophisha (1 review written)
I used Botanics Hair Colour as an experiment, and I compared it to other semi-permanents (Boots own and Loreal etc.). It had little, if any result. It may be a safe option for first-time users or those who want a very subtle semi-permanent result, but considering it was the same price as other leading brands, I'll probably use one of those next time! (read more)
Written on: 06/07/2006 by celestiteaura (20 reviews written)
I bought the Boots Botanic terracotta colour in the permanent range because I always thought terracotta was a coppery brown colour. The colour on the box was a bit misleading, I couldn't really tell what it was supposed to be. Oh well, let's give it a try. The colour actually turned out to be was way, way darker with purple and red tones in it, a completely bizarre colour! It wasn't unpleasant but it was a bit of a shock to the system, especially as the box colour is much lighter. ... (read more)
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