That day of the month where I have to dye my hair has come again (too many grey hair sadly!… Am I getting old or is it a sign of wisdom? Hmmm, I think I’ll stick with the latter!). So, I am in the mood to try a different hair dye brand, but always within my favorite range of hair colors. I usually prefer brown colors with red shades.
Of course, I do trust hair salons to perform that tricky task, but often I am going through phases where I don’t have the patience of following all the ritual. You know; making an appointment, be there on time, while sometimes letting you wait forever because the previous lady showed up late, be nice to the hairdresser that pulls your hair back and forth. And of course I cannot overlook how pricey a hair salon can be!
Alright, you got the picture!
Which hair dye did I use?
This was one of those times that I was so deadly bored of all these stuff I mentioned previously, so my only option was to dye my hair at home.
And to fast forward the story, I used Syoss hair dye.
The Syoss coloration kit comes with a tube of color cream, a plastic applicator with a liquid mix, a sachet of an emollient cream color protection, a leaflet of instructions and a pair of plastic gloves.
Syoss Hair Color Review:
I used the Dark Blonde Syoss 6-8 hair dye.
The first number is the basic tone; 6 is the dark blonde.
I know that cosmetic industries have their own way to relate numbers to palette colors. So, if you’d ask me I would say it’s a medium brown hair color! It depends on your natural or already dyed hair color of course. My hair had already red shades from my previous hair dye (you can see my picture on the sidebar).
The second number is the shade; 8 is chocolate.
It sounds delicious and sweet, doesn’t it?
So, as everything in life, my choice to use Syoss hair dye had its pros and cons.
- It’s a professional permanent hair dye.
- It’s affordable and you can easily find it in supermarkets (though not available in all countries).
- It has no complicated instructions.
- The procedure is simple and it’s easy to use*.
- It doesn’t have a stinky annoying smell.
- It doesn’t take much effort or water to wash off the excess dye.
- After 4 days when I washed my hair again I saw no hair dye running in the bathtub. Super!
- I got a nice, vibrant chocolate color, which is pretty shiny under the sunlight.
*If you are used to dye your hair at home then you are familiar with the procedure. If this is your first time remember to use an old towel on your shoulders and cover the floor with newspaper to avoid stains. And cover your face line with cream or vaseline to avoid stains on your skin.
- I couldn’t figure out for sure if it had ammonia or not. Although, the hair dye didn’t have that characteristic ammonia smell, I believe that it must have ammonia in it. Unfortunately, I couldn’t find the list of ingredients that are usually written on the package. The only thing that I found written on the back of the color cream tube is that only the tone 10-95 has ammonia. I don’t know why they say that. If all the other tones didn’t have ammonia, wouldn’t they have mentioned (advertised) it on the dye box?
- If you have long hair and you dye your hair for the first time or you want to change your color entirely, you will definitely need 2 boxes for better coverage. I didn’t make that much of a hair color change, so I only used one box.
- I would prefer it with just a bit thicker consistency. It wasn’t running like water, but it was close enough!
- It didn’t cover all of my grey hair but I guess it was mostly my fault; it needed more massage to spread it evenly on the scalp. That’s why I wanted the mixture a little bit thicker too!
- The color result was darker than I thought it would be. But that’s not really a con after all, because I totally loved the color.
Two things I noticed after using the Syoss hair dye
1- In the instructions it’s written that if you have damaged or very porous hair ends they don’t recommend applying the mixture to the edges (approximately 1-2 cm.) and to apply the mixture only 5-10 minutes before the end of the required time of application.
Although I didn’t use much of the product on my ends, the color became a little bit darker and my ends were so dry. I guess next time I’ll leave it only 5 min. and not 10. Now, I must have a few pre-poo oil hair treatments to bring back the moisture into my hair. So girls watch out if you have dry ends!
2- My hair’s texture is coarse, so after I had let my hair air-dry naturally, it became frizzy and rough like straw. In addition, my hair gained extra volume on its lengths, which I guess is excellent for fine hair!
I have to pinpoint that I used the emollient cream color protection, which was inside the Syoss dye box. They claim, this conditioning cream is enriched with Pro-Cellium Keratin and provitamin B5; restructuring the hair shaft from the inside, for strong hair and remarkably intense long color full of health and shine. I also used a small portion of the cream on my scalp to lock the color, therefore my scalp got oily sooner. But it was expected.
All in all, I have to say that my hair looks a little thirsty, although I have to admit that the color is lovely.
I have used Syoss shampoos and conditioners many times, but this was my first time I used a Syoss dye. Maybe next time I’ll try the Syoss Oleo Intense Permanent Intensive Oil Color* which is without ammonia for sure. It’s even advertised on the box!!!
*UPDATE: I did try out the Syoss Oleo Intense Permanent Intensive Oil Color. This is my review!
To You With Love.