So as you may know, I'm a fan of messing with my hair. Colour-wise, anyway. (I'm still too chicken to try any type of interesting cut. Haha.) I've been itching to try and find a shade of red that'll look good with my skin tone, as I've gone orange before to awful results.
LO AND BEHOLD, I saw the following banner ad while browsing around Soompi:
^ (Pretty, Right?)
Logically, I assumed that the 'free trial; custom-made haircolor' claim had a "catch". I was wrong.
I went to eSalon and after a very simple 'profile' of my hair was made (current length, texture, chemical damage, current colour(s), how easily it takes colour, etc.), I was able to choose a hair colour for myself. I chose "Dark Brown; Mahogany", a reddish brown.
So let me skip to the interesting stuff: the before and after.
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Alright, so as a quick overview, my hair previous to the dye was almost entirely my natural, dark brown-black colour. The tips in a few areas were lighter from the aforementioned 'messing with my hair' (lightening/bleaching for highlights).
After the dye, my hair was lightened just a couple shades, and coloured to a mahogany-brown colour. (In sunlight, I've heard it almost looks purple from my friends. o.O ) In low lighting, it is not noticeable. During daytime, it is. And it looks super red under any sort of 'yellow' lighting. :3
As for my hair's condition before and after, my hair was suuuper-soft and well-loved before, and after using this dye (with a 20 vol. developer) it felt a bit damaged/thinner (as it always does when I use 20 vol or higher developer). :[ I pampered it with several conditioners and some coloured-hair treatments, and it's on its way to feeling as super-soft as it once did. : D Next, I'll add some bright red streaks/chunks.
So yeah, if you want to try eSalon's free trial hair colour (and yes it's full-size), just check out this link to start your hair profile!
DISCLAIMER: I was not sponsored by any companies to do this review-- I just freakin' love this website right now. Haha.