|Carino Hair Care £2.39 at Aldi|
When it comes to hair, I change my colour pretty often. It’s fun to experiment with new looks, and I’ve been doing it since I was a teen. I must admit, my hair is pretty damaged now, which is why I wanted to go for a dark colour as a way to get back to my natural hair colour and give my hair a rest.
On one of my trips to Aldi, I decided to give this colour a go as I didn’t think there would be any issue whatsoever in ensuring that my lightened hair would be evenly coloured with what appeared as a dark, rich shade.
I was mistaken.
I bought two boxes of Carino Hair Colour at Aldi for £2.39 each. At that price I figured if it didn’t work for me it wouldn’t be too big of a loss anyway. Sadly, it didn’t work for me. I tried using the hair colour on two separate ocassions. On one ocassion I applied the colour as per the box, which shouldn’t even have mattered as I’ve been doing this for years, but I followed the directions anyway. After I was done with the application, I rinsed, conditioned, and towel dried. When I looked in the mirror my hair colour was a mess. The application was even, and it looked even, the issue was the fact that the shade was in no way shape or form true to what the colour should have been. Believe me, I checked that the contents matched the box, so that wasn’t the issue.
Disappointed with my hair colour, I waited about 4 days to try all over again. This time the colour was a bit better, but still not what it was meant to have been.
All in all, it wasn’t that great a loss monetarily, and for a quick touch up, or to help you when you’re really in a bind you might want to try it. I personally have come across better deals, and have used other low end brands that have given a better result.
Even though I’m a frugalista, I’m a firm believer in “you get what you pay for”. In a lot of instances discount brands, or generic brands are just as good as name brands, but the reality is that in many instances they are not. This was one of them. You’re better off saving your money and spending it on a quality product when it comes to hair colour, I know I will. For now, my hair is a bit of a mess, but hopefully that will be resolved soon, and not by using this brand. Ever.
Have you used Carino hair colour before, if so what did you think?