Que habla Espanol? My "Marc Anthony", True Professional Root Touch-Up kit, does. Just Tournez (twist), Agitez shake), and Appliquez (apply)...If only it was that simple. The instructions drove me loca.
Root Touch-Up, is positioning itself as the first, permanent root touch up kit, in a single application unit. NOT TRUE. My sister Loren, turned me on to Revlon's Root Perfect, a few months back. It was perfect too, and now it has vanished. At $3.99 a box, it was also a bahgin. When I started having a hard time finding it, I began hoarding it, ("Madam, there is a 10 per customer limit", alright, the clerk didn't say it, but she thought it). Marc Anthony's version weighs in at a hefty $10.99, nearly 3 times the price. For this much of a gouge, it better banish all signs of grey until after Labor Day.
The RT-U assembly instructions require holding the (short) bottle on a counter, with one hand, while removing the cap clockwise, continuing to hold with one hand, adding the developer, counter clock wise. Finish by twisting on the upper applicator, at a 90 degree angle...and this was the English version. If I wasn't trying to cover my roots, I would have been pulling them out...
In all fairness, I am aware that the hemisphere of my brain, that processes maps, blueprints and instructions, is not all that snappy. I found out the depth of my limitations in the third grade. Periodically, we were administered I.Q. tests...I would be cruising along, until I hit the wall at the word problem section; "Tommy has two dimes and a nickel, Liz has and quarter and four pennies. What time will the Super Chief be arriving at the Cleveland station"? Huh???? No matter how many times I re read those suckers, they never made sense. My solution, with my number 2 pencil, was to craft hidden pictures on the answer sheet, X's, Christmas tree's, etc... My matriculation to Elementary School came as a welcome surprise...No doubt, some blind spot in the system.
So, how did my hair come out? Was I happy with the results??? Not particularly. Though I only left the product on for 10 minutes, my hair came out dense and a shade darker than "Brun Moyen". It also covered more of my highlights, than I would like to sacrifice. Marc Anthony, adios.
What's left for touch up alternatives? For now, I am back to Clairol's Root Kit, Medium Brown...but I promise you, if the price creeps up to $10.99, I am shopping in the men's aisle for "Just for Men, Beards and Moustaches". The instructions are idiot proof. After all... they were written "Just for Men".