Review: Clairol Nice ‘n Easy Color Blend Foam Hair Color


About 75% of American women color their hair, so the chances are—you’re one of them! 51% say that they dislike the process (count me in on that one too), and now all the major players in the at-home hair color market are listening. New this month, Clairol is introducing us to Nice ‘n Easy Color Blend Foam, a permanent hair color product with a unique foaming delivery system to ensure cleaner, easier application—without drips. It’s about time!

I tried Color Blend Foam out and was pleasantly surprised with how easy it was. After mixing, the color foams up, and is dispensed through a squeeze bottle. Applying is as easy as shampooing your hair, as you rub dollops of the foam in—then leave it on for 25 minutes. Rinse it out, apply the deep conditioning treatment…and you’re finished. It’s seriously easy! The only thing I can think of that would make this product better is if it were available as a semi-permanent color.

A few tips…

  • Since you’re applying this color with your hands, I wouldn’t recommend Color Blend Foam if you’re trying to retouch your base color if you have a lot of highlights (unless you’re trying to cover them)—it might be difficult to keep the color off of them. But if you have a single process color, this is an easy-to-use, mess-free product.
  • Try to stay within 2 shades of your existing hair color, and remember that hair color can’t lift existing color. So if you’ve already got color on your hair, you won’t be able to make it lighter with Color Blend Foam. Stay at your existing level, or go 1-2 shades darker (at the max) for best results.

Availability: drugstores, $8.99-$9.99

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  • Sparklesky

    Same exact thing happened to me.  Plus it is a messy horrible product.  Will never buy it again.  I am still trying to grow out the hair that was colored by this product.

  • queen

    I AM A BLACK WOMAN…. I LIKE THIS PRODUCT  AND IT WORKS.  IT IS NOT MESSY (AS READ IN REVIEWS).. I THINK THE FOLKS WHO USED THS DID OR DO NOT KNOW HOW TO COLOR THEIR HAIR.   I AM A LIGHT AUBURN 46r…(HEY)

    MY NATURAL STARTING HAIR COLOR WAS GREY BLACK AND BROWN.. AND YES  THIS NICE EASY FOAM COLOR DID EVERYTHING IT SAID.  I LUV ME SOME ME….
    AS FAR AS THE SMELL  IT IS HAIR COLOR WITH A BLEACH BASE…WHAT DID YOU EXPECT.

    TRY IT FOR YOURSELF  BELEIVE MY POST… NOT THE NAY-SAYERS

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/FGWJOP6VS6LNTOS34NM4FX4Q5Q Janie

    I wanted to give my take on the foam color. I read the comment from Linda. I must say, I alos have been coloring my hair for years and I hated the foam. I had alot of trouble with the foam getting everywhere including my face, neck and the counter. I definitely will not but it again. I like the idea of the foam,but I felt like I needed another hand to help me hold my mirror to see where I was applying the color to the back of my head(I retouchmy roots, and I like to see that the color is applied where it is needed).The foam was very messy and the gloves were not great either. I have used Nice’n Easy in the past and I really liked. Just wanted to let you know my view on the foam. Thanks for taking your time to read my message.

  • http://beautyjunkiesunite.com/ Amber

    Thanks, Janie! I love reading everyone’s replies!

  • Barb

    The product is horrible. Will be going for a refund from CVS.  AWFUL item.

  • unhappy

    I used the Nice and Easy medium ash brown now for a seccond time today, and left it in for half the time i had left it the first time.. and to my horror it STILL went BLACK and its my matric dance in two days. What a dissapointment. This product is NOT one to use.

  • Kim ku

    Probably should have done the skin test before using…duh.

  • http://www.facebook.com/Lesliejay63 Leslie Morrison

    LOVE LOVE LOVE this stuff. It’s the first time I have ever used a foam hair color. I have been doing my own hair (medium auburn) for about 10 years. At first, I thought there was not going to be NEAR enough of the product to cover my hair (which is shoulder length, and very course and thick. It is also chemically straightened using Japanese Yuko TR System). This was so, so, so easy to use and get onto my hair. It didn’t run all over like the regular stuff. It seemed to cover my hair ALOT better as well. The color turned out AWESOME. I have already gone out and bought two more to have on hand.