{review} John Frieda Precision Foam Colour

When I was recently asked if I would like to review the new John Frieda Precision Foam hair colour, I was excited and scared at the same time. 

Reason being was that it has been a long time since I've tried an at-home hair colour and I had NEVER tried it as a blonde. The fact that it was a John Frieda product was reassuring (you may already know I'm a fan...you can read about that here)

The 20-shade collection was developed by John Frieda® Creative Colour Director and sought-after UK colourist Nicola Clarke, who is responsible for some of the most iconic hair colours in Hollywood. 
There are plenty of options for blondes, brunettes and
redheads — all of which provide 100% grey coverage. (The grey coverage is something I need and I was pleasantly surprised when it did indeed cover...lovin' that)

The colour I used was 8N Medium Natural Blonde and I'm really happy with the result. 

I asked if I could have 2 packets of colour to use as my hair is super thick (witchy-poo thick) and I've always (in the past) needed 2 packets of regular at-home colour to get enough coverage. I didn't believe it when one packet was more than enough. The non drip foam just kept on a comin and spread on really smoothly and easily. I used to need Mr3P's or my Mum's help to ensure I was getting it even at the back and through the layers, but the ease of this product truly makes it a one woman show, which means I can colour when I want to and not have to "book in" an assistant.

It smells really nice too.

Here's the how-to:
John Frieda® Precision Foam Colour includes everything you need to create salon-quality, flawless colour results easily at home. Apply the Salon Professional Gloves and gently mix the Colourant into the Developer. Squeeze the centre of the bottle to dispense foam into gloved hand and apply directly to hair. Massage foam into hair with fingertips to thoroughly cover each strand from root to tip. The foam easily coats even the most hard-to-reach areas, including the back of the head and hairline. Let stand for 20 minutes (30 minutes for grey coverage) and rinse with lukewarm water until water runs clear. Apply Conditioner to seal in colour, while keeping hair soft and silky. Leave for two to five minutes before rinsing.


It's funny that as I sit here writing this post, Mr3P walks past and comments about my new hair colour and how much he likes it. He has no idea I'm writing about my hair as he thinks I'm on Facebook....lol

On sale at John Frieda® Hair Care stockists nationally, including major grocery and pharmacy retailers. For locations, phone 1800 468 318 (AU) or 0800 403 504 (NZ). Available from March 2012. RRP $22.99

Check out the colours available at John Frieda's Website
(click here)


  1. Your colour looks really pretty Marnie. I'll have to give it go sometime...I'm a diy hair colour junkie!
    Cas x

  2. I used this on the weekend...I was blown away by the condioner in the packet: it is FABULOUS

  3. Hi Marnie
    I have no idea if you will get this, or if I will get a response, but here goes! lol
    Just noticed your John Frieda 8N hair colour. It looks lovely, but I notice the date is quite old, so I was wondering what colour you may have had on your hair before putting this on? I noticed the braiding pictures were at a much later date, but on those photos you have virtually exactly the same hair colouring as me (real hair: mousy brown. Bleached highlights and some kind of chestnutty/auburn. Were they the colours that you managed to cover over with the John Frieda 8N? Although my true colour is mousy brown/dark blonde for some reason, many times after colouring it turns a horrible gingery colour. My current auburn colour is from a red supposedly 'temporary' hair colour I put on February 2013! If you can somehow answer me, that would be great. I am not very techy, and I don't know how these blogger sites work.

    1. Hi Jan,
      Sorry for the late reply...I've been away from my blog for some time. In response to your question, I've tried so many different hair colours in that time since using the 8n from JF, including foils and colours from my hairdresser. The auburn colour underneath is an old colour that I was slowly getting rid of with foils. I have a lot of greys at the roots now and my natural colour is a dark blonde (looks much darker at the roots against the blonde foils) I find the ashy tones will stop you from getting the ginger tone that you hate. You could also use a toner to neutralise the yellow/ginger. Hope this helps a bit. x Marnie


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