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Recent Ion Reviews

Hair Color -Ion -Color Brilliance Absolute Perfection Step 2

on 3/30/2018 3:55:00 PM

I really liked this product. I used this immediately after rinsing step 1 + toner mix out of my hair and left step 2 on for 10 minutes. My hair is silky soft and it feels better than it did before I toned it. It hasn't been very long since I've used this so I'm not sure how well it actually "seals" the color in, but I'll continue to use Step 1 & 2 when I tone at home as I do think it's helping the condition of my hair.

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Hair Color -Ion -Ion Color Brilliance Absolute Perfection Booster Step 1

on 3/30/2018 3:48:00 PM


I've never used Olaplex 1 & 2 so I can't compare similarities.

I added step 1 to my Ion volume 10 and Wella toner T-10 mix. I felt like my neck/hairline wasn't stinging as much as it normally does when I tone, but I'm not sure if that was from step 1 or something else. I did feel like my hair was not as rough and tangled as it normally feels when I'm rinsing out the toner in the shower. It actually felt manageable and like I could run my fingers through it and rinse without having to add shampoo to break it up, which was good since you're not supposed to shampoo in between steps 1 and 2. My hair does feel better after using both products so I'll continue to use this when I tone at home.

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Hair Treatments -Ion -Repair Solutions Hair Reconstructor

on 3/13/2018 11:34:00 PM


I hope they still make this since I haven’t had to purchase in a long time - I have very short fine hair which I abuse the hell out of with hair dye and bleach but this has lasted forever in the big pump bottle. I keep this in my linen closet for desperate situations. I have aphogee too but it’s a stinky mess. This smells like almond cherry hand soap which I love. It lathers & is a strange consistency kinda slimy but aren’t all protein treatments? I leave under cap on clean hair (sometimes right after bleaching and shimmer light shampoo) for 20 min to an hour and follow with sallys GVP ‘biolage’ balm. I usually don’t rinse the balm out and put pure coconut oil right over it. So no cones. My hair air dries feeling muuuuuch better!!!!! So soft with less breakage. I should use this more often like weekly maybe with the abuse my hair goes through. Doesn’t soften hence the need for moisture after! Don’t forget this step.

Styling Products -Ion -Day Two Style Extend Serum

on 3/9/2018 5:35:00 PM

I was sent a bottle of this by ION and figured I'd review it. There are pros and cons to Ion Day Two Style Extend Serum. This serum smells AMAZING to me, like sugary gummy candy. I appreciate that it didn't make my fine hair texture feel greasy. The silicone in this does a great job at protecting against heat damage and smooths the frizz right out. Hair is left shinier, and softer. As far as serums go, this is quite light. It absorbed fully, which is something I can't say for all formulas.

While I do like this product plenty, I'm on the fence about "repurchasing". Ion is out of their damn minds to charge $6.99 at Sally Beauty (as I write this 3/09/2018) for a 2 oz bottle. The brand is not high end, so that cost per oz is ridiculous. Promising to "style extend" and keep hair looking fresh the next day sort of irks me. Mainly because the ingredient list is DEFINITELY nothing special. Style Extend Serum is just like most of the cheap hair serums on the market...... comprised of mainly silicone and fragrance. Nothing about that is "science-y". So don't expect miracles.

Hair Color -Ion -Color Brilliance

on 3/1/2018 2:04:00 PM


This is the worst hair color I have ever used on my hair and I have colored it for 25 years. I normally use Loreal Mega Brown shades but wanted to try something different and Ion was on sale so I bought a permanent dark warm copper blonde (can't remember the exact one) and used 20 developer mainly to touch up gray roots. First of all, when I mixed it, the bowl looked like strawberry yogurt and it actually scared me a little, but thought it had to change colors on my hair, so planned to keep a close eye on it as it developed. It did change slightly but my scalp burned like crazy. In addition, there wasn't even enough color to coat my above the shoulder length hair! I left it on 30 minutes because that was all i could handle of my burning scalp. After it was washed out, my hair actually did have shades of red/pink blotches which was not at all what I wanted. Also the color faded to almost nothing after a couple of washes.....horrible stuff! Needless to say the whole process was a bad, bad, bad experience and I returned the other 2 tubes that I purchased. I picked up a bottle of Wella Color Charm and tried it about 4 weeks later and got beautiful results. My recommendation is DON'T waste your time or money on Ion hair color sold at Sally....that product is a joke!

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