Perfect 10, by Clairol, is something that peaked my interest. I am generally a fan of Natural Instincts (because it is non-permanent), however, I would try a permanent color once in while. Perfect 10 was interesting because it says that the color takes 10 minutes, rather than the standard 20. This is great if you are limited on time and like most moms, I am very limited (even 10 min. is precious!).
The product also includes a comb applicator feature (for a quicker, more even application) AS WELL AS the traditional applicator tip.
I found the color to be a good match for me. I have naturally darker brown hair with red tones, and my goal was to make it a more even tone and ash out the reds that were beginning to show through from previous dye jobs.
Here is my before shot.
You definitely have to follow the directions to a tee! They recommend 10 minutes or NO LONGER than 15 for resistant grays! They mean it! The color works quickly with strong chemicals which seem to get stronger the longer they are on. I had some grays to cover however I did the recommended 10 minutes and immediately washed it out. If left on too long, you will get a shade that is something other than what the proclaimed result is on the box. It gave my hair a more even tone although I still see a bit of red (I bought the ash to tone out the red). Now the texture of my hair, UNBELIEVABLE! Soft, shiny, tangle free and smelling great!
Here is the after shot.
The lighting isn't the greatest so it is hard to see the color change. I was only going for subtlety, not a drastic result, and I believe I achieved just that.
For $11-14 and 10-15 minutes of your time, I would give Perfect 10 by Clairol, the thumbs up!