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    i went on here just to see what others thought of this product. I've been coloring my hair for 20+ years, several of those years were with very high end stylists at $200-$300 a visit. Life changed.... I have several beautician friends (who i can't aford to see right now) who all begged and pleaded that i not "ruin my hair" with "box color". Despite their begging, i went to the drug store and moreught a well-reviewed brand, colored my hair and hated it. I forgot how flat and one dimensional box color makes your hair. I somehow came across eSalon and thought i'd give it a shot. I was looking to take my dark blonde, with light highlights to more of a coppery tone. I went through, did all the questions etc... ordered my first box. Package came, makes you feel a little special since it's made "just for you" and has your name all over it. Eventhough we all know it's just a gimic. No problems with application, it was stinky, but no more than any other box color i've ever used in the past. I didn't love the end result because it didn't dye evenly over the previous box color fiasco... Stylist friends gave it the thumbs up and blamed the box color for the uneven result. i decided to give it another shot and this time i really loved the color. I use salon color safe shampoo and conditioner still color fades a little more quickly than i would like, although that's to be expected with any red tones. I have now used it a few times, The customer service is great and they really do work with you to try to get the color right for you, and delivered around the right time. I'm not in love with the product. It gives more depth and dimension than typical box color. If i had a choice, finances aside, i would go to the posh salon and get it done right; however, i much rather this color than anything that i could get in a "cheap" salon or in a drugstore. — 1 day, 18 hours ago
    christina_vansant | 1 reviews

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    Vile ammonia feast that will ruin your hair, eyes, and lungs

    I had high hopes for this hair color, and I probably should have waited until I have at least shampooed my hair once after the coloring, but man, I can't wait. It is enticing, to be able to formulate your own color, to get it delivered to your door step, and look exactly as you have envisioned. With me, this ha been the case only partially. Yes, you cjoose the color, yes it is easy, yes, it moreves in a lovely box, well packaged, with all the bottles clearly labeled, and a little gift inside. I was really looking forward to the coloring experience, but it turned out to be hell. I wish I had a paramedic team on stand by for this. The ammonia in the hair color is so strong, that my throat closed up. I had to run out of the bathroom every other time to take a breath of air. It was a chemical assault, and I am not a wuss. The bathroom, even with a door wide open, turned into a gas chamber. That was part one of the experience, the part that had to do with the roots. Part two was a different mix that was designed to give the ends a lighter, ombre color. While the roots were processing, the mix was supposed to be waiting. So I watche a bit of TV before getting back into the bathroom. And boy, was I surprised. I thought part one of the experience was horrendous, this part was even worse! The mix was so potently vile and stinky that it probably could be used for tear gas. My eyes were burning, tears were running down my cheeks, I applied the color as quickly as I possibly could and ran out of the bathroom. Surprise number three awaited in the shower itself. The haircolor mixture turned my already dry-ish hair to hay. I could barely get shampoo out of my hair. The dryness could only be masked with tons of conditioner. The Esalon hair color just might have ruined my hair to the point of no return. And I did specify in the answers to the questionnaire that my hair is dry from the middle to the ends of the hair. Apparently, no one really reads these questionnaires since the end result is really bad damage. This has been my experience with this hair color. I have never had a color this bad in my entire life. And I used a lot of boxed pharmacy-type hair color. Esalon takes the cake. What a pity. The concept is great. — 5 days, 19 hours ago
    AntoniaHeredes | 1 reviews

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