Best Foam Hair Dye or Color Benefits and Using Them

Would you like to try some of the best foam hair colors? This article will give you pros, cons, best brands including Clairol, John Frieda, L’Oreal, Garnier, etc. as well as general insight on how to apply them.

What are they?

Foam hair colors or dyes are referred to types that employ the foam technology in delivering excellent ‘professional salon results’ while dying your hair. When using them, they tend to form as opposed to those that are jellylike, creamy or liquids.

These are not a specific brand but rather a type. For instance, you will get a temporary, semi-permanent, demi-permanent or even permanent ones that come in or they are applied as foams.

Clairol Nice 'N Easy Color Blend Foam
Clairol Nice ‘N Easy Color Blend Foam


To begin with, they are less messy. Imagine the trouble of applying hair dye on the tiny hairs on your neck without most of it running down your neck. You definitely need to go for a foamy brand. Foam will ensure even application that is less messy with no tiny drops on your floor, sink, etc. In fact, after you have applied it, you can go to your living room and watch your TV as you wait for the required time (for the color to develop).

Secondly, most people have reported that they apply and they will ensure you perfectly and evenly them from your hair roots to its ends. It easily seeps into your hair especially if you brushed it with a fine comb.

Furthermore, the foamy hair dye will help you achieve flawless and most natural looking at home. It ensures perfect coverage and if you have grey hair, going for a good color will completely cover it. You will not have a million different color variations on different spots.

Most of them are ammonia free, and they have pleasant scents. This should be an assurance that going for this dye type is a good decision you can make.


Not everyone is happy with them. Some people still find it messy and runny just like the other creamy liquid brands. Furthermore, Clairol’s Nice n Easy Foam hair color is particularly hard to squeeze from its bottle and it is not so easy to wash off as it has a tendency of flying all over.

The other downside is some people claim it leaves stains that are hard to remove. You, therefore, need to ensure you carefully use it. However, on your next shower, they will surely come out. However, there are brands like Garnier Nutrisse Mousse, which are easy to remove and come out easily with any soap.

Best foam hair color and dye – top brands

If you are looking for the best brands, you need to know that some of the most successful brands in the market include Clairol (Nice N Easy), Garner, L’Oreal, John Frieda, Samy Fat, etc. We reviewed a number of the best ones before coming up with the below list. So what are some of the best?

  • Clairol Nice ‘n Easy Color Blend
  • Garnier Nutrisse Mousse
  • Koleston Color-Intense Foam Haircolor from Koleston
  • Samy Fat
  • John Frieda Precision- Permanent
  • Samy Fat Foam Permanent Hair Color
  • Permanent Foam haircolor & dye from L’Oréal Paris (Absolute and Sublime Mousse)
  • Schwarzkopf Live Color XXL Shake It Up Permanent – Ice Blonde

These are some of the best ones to go for. Whether you have chosen Clairol Nice n Easy, Garnier, L’Oreal, John Frieda or Samy Fat you need to ensure the specific shade you have gone for is what you needed and it will flatter your looks. Of course, there are different colors including red, blonde, etc.

Colors including red and blonde

Just like other types, they come in different colors and shades. You will virtually get most of the colors you need ranging from red, green, blue, purple, brown, white to any color including blonde for those who love it.  You simply need to search for the best brand you want and check if the exact color or shade you want is available.

For instance, if you want to buy John Frieda, the John Frieda Precision comes in various shades and one of them is the 4R Radiant Red Dark Red Brown, 6R Radiant Red Light Red Brown, Medium Natural Blonde 8N etc.

On the other hand, Schwarzkopf Ice blonde is a good choice if you want blonde looks. All the others come in various colors you might want from brown, red, blonde, grey, etc.

Without going through all the colors they come in, you need to know they are available in almost every color that other dyes are available in since foam is only a form and not a brand of dye as said earlier.

How to apply foam hair dyes

On how to apply or use them, we will not go to the details or steps since each brand will have its own instructions. However, for most of them, you need to apply the foam to your hair and massage it until it is evenly colored. Furthermore, you need to apply working with your hair roots following shampoo application motions.

Other instructions on how to apply them will be dependent on which brand you are using from the above list of the best ones. Ensure you follow the given instructions if you want to get perfect results including application time, preparation of your dye, storage etc.

Generally, you need to ensure the foam dye has covered all your hair, wear protecting clothing (towel around your neck and gloves) and avoid pre-washing your hair to retain a natural layer of sebum that is good in protecting your hair scalp (wash hair after dying and conditioning).


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