Not sure where to put this so I'll put it here!
I color my own hair a few times a year when life gets crazy and can't get to salon. I typically buy Garnier or one of the Clairol lines (forget which).
As only buy a few times per year, and may not get the same brand, I realize there may be some changes I am not familiar with, but the last time I bought hair color (Clairol) at Walmart - it seemed like a different product. It did not mix well, it felt very mud-like on my head, the gloves were different - hell - even the cardboard box it came in seemed weird.
Other than hair color, I also bought a few things I normally pick up at the grocery store because they were a a bit less expensive. My son wanted to know what was wrong with the deodorant I bought for him - he said it felt and smelled different.
On the plus side my hair came out fine and my athlete son stayed dry and odor free (thank the good lord) but I'm wondering if I'm imagining that the products sold to Walmart (as brand names) are truly a different formulation.
Any insight? And since this is a beauty thread, what is your favorite hair color brand?