This product really disappointed me. I researched this product thoroughly and felt like it would do the job. But then I tried it. I have very dark brown hair (almost black), and have gray roots that I wanted to cover up. I went two shades lighter than my natural color, since everyone on these review boards said the color runs dark. It not only didn't cover my grays, but it faded out after only two weeks. My roots are now a light brown with a reddish tine, which is a stark contrast to the rest of my dark brown hair. This product is a gimmick. Do not waste your money.
Age Beautiful demi colors are awesome! It says that it's not good for gray hair that is more than 50% gray...I beg to differ! I have several clients that has a lot of gray and it covers it wonderfully. And the conditioning agents in this product is great. Two thumbs up for this product. Thank you. P.S. Plus it smells delightful ;-)
Yes it runs dark. I am a level 2 dark brown. Based on the reviews I purchased the 4N. I was a perfect match and no "hot roots" I have been having a problem with this lately. I am getting older and my natural cool toned hair was not complementing my skin anymore. warm and neutral hair color gives me hot roots. This brand is great.
I let my hair color grow off to see what my hair color is and it is pure WHITE on the top and sides and gray in the back. I tried L'Oreal Excellence permanent and Healthy Look semi-permanent box color and did a strand test on each of them. They were all medium blonde. They did not cover my white hair. (See my reviews on the L'Oreal products)
I did some research and found Age Beautiful DOUBLE pigmented color. I started with 9N permanent all over and that was too light for me, but it DID cover the white and gray and did not pull red. So I moved down to 8N permanent, medium blonde and love it. It is a WARM dark blonde/light brown, not a medium blonde. I really like it. I used 30 volume developer. My gray will pull red (but did not).
I left the permanent color on 45 minutes to completely color the white at the root. Neutral hair color has all of the colors to replace the missing pigment in my white hair. Since I had already colored all of my hair previously for the first time with permanent hair color (first time coloring virgin hair), for the second coloring I used DEMI Age Beautiful in 8N mixed with the developer made just for the Demi on the shaft and ends and left it on the last 15 minutes. I did not need to add anything else to the mix, just 8N and 30 V developer (at the root) and no red! The color is shiny and natural looking. The white and gray are completely covered. From here on out I will use permanent on my roots and demi on the ends.
I feel like it took several years off my appearance. I am in my late 50's and now look like I am in my early 50's. Not a miracle worker. My hair is in great condition. I tried to stay my natural color for a couple of years, but never felt like myself. Now I do. Some people can rock the white, but I'm not one of them.
When the demi faded a month or so later (I was using oil on my hair, which will fade color), I repeated the coloring process above, but left the demi on 10 minutes and looks great. Will skip the hair oils from now on.
BE SURE TO GO TO THE AGE BEAUTIFUL WEBSITE AND FIND OUT THE MIXTURE AND TIMING FOR YOUR PARTICULAR HAIR. ALWAYS, ALWAYS DO A STRAND TEST! IT'S A PAIN, BUT SO WORTH IT!
When doing a strand test with pre-packaged box color (L'Oreal, Clairol, etc), check the number of ounces of colorant in relation to the number of ounces of developer. Sometimes it is NOT 1:1. You may have to buy an extra box of color and mix up the whole thing just to do a stand test. This is so you know you have the right ratio of colorant to developer. Good Luck!
This is wonderful color for any age group. In mid-August I had a social function and did not have time to get my hair done professionally (my last professional color was a disaster, and so I was hesitant.) I went to Sallys at the last minute and while looking at a regular hair color brand I have used in the past, I saw a teenaged girl with a gorgeous blonde hair color which is what I have been wanting my color to be ..... I saw her purchasing Age Beautiful and asked her questions and she gave me such a glowing review, that I figured why not? I have to say that I have used many different brands of hair color from drugstore brands to professional brands and Age Beautiful is my favorite ...... the color is natural looking, does not turn brassy and lasts 4 to 5 weeks, which is great considering that I have dark roots. I choose a blonde shade that is cool-toned and am surprised that I do not have to add color drops to keep it from turning brassy ..... the blonde shade is a true cool-toned and looks absolutely natural. Today I did a retouch and am once again very pleased with my results. I highly recommend Age Beautiful.
My hair is almost all white now and I used Age Beautiful 8G with generic 10 volume peroxide from Sally's. The color does come out dark blond but when I went into the sun it developed the most beautiful highlights. It's as if the color provided the lowlights so I could have beautiful blond streaks. I have been coloring my hair since 1993 and have never had permanent color leave my hair in such great condition. I went out and bought more--going to experiment with 9G and 9N. I used 10 volume for the first time because I realized I didn't need to lift the color two steps. Age Beautiful provided wonderful grey coverage (my hair is somewhat resistant) and it thickened my fine hair. Highly recommended.
I have long, thick hair. I bought this product thinking that it would cover my white hair. I really had high hopes for this product. Mind you, it's not cheap! However, I bought a lot because I need more than 1 to cover my thick hair.
The bottle is small so 1 is good only if you have a really short hair cut. Age Beautiful did not do its job. It did not live up to its claim. I still have a lot of white hair, especially on top in front of my head. Why does this product claim to have 100% grey coverage when it OBVIOUSLY is not true?!
Age Beautiful is a scam. I wasted my time and money on something that I had extremely high hopes for. No exaggeration at all. I just finished coloring my hair a few minutes ago and I am very disappointed. I want everyone to know that this product does not cover gray/white hair. Please don't buy. You will thank me.
I tried this colour for the first time a couple months ago in 3RV colour Darkest Plum Brown and I really did love the colour. Exactly what I had wanted! I have thick wavy hair and I found this colour did my hair a have a bit of a residue on it because it is supposed to help thicken for ager people with finer hair! So I had to make sure I deep conditioned after to remove some of that residue and restore moisture.. Impressed with the colour overall
Minimal fading (The first time I tried to fade using baking soda and clarifying shampoo. It didn't budge)
Very affordable (They had a sale last month 2 for 1....ended up being less than $6 for 2 tubes of color!)
Gentle on hair (My hair didn't feel like straw afterward using 20 developer. 2nd time I made 25 developer and it felt a tad bit rough when I rinsed but nothing like it has felt in the past using Nice and Easy)
Covers grey (I probably have 40% grey)
Finding the right shade (get someone to help you if possible. I didn't ask for help and went way too dark the first time. 2nd time was perfect though and worth the experimentation to find the right color b/c this is definitely the right product for me)
Best applied with a brush and bowl not a bottle (this is a preference thing, I'm sure most pros prefer the brush)
I made the transition from drugstore hair-dye to salon quality and popped into my local Sallys beauty supply store. I always keep my hair jet-black, so picked up the darkest shade in this collection in permanent. I'm only 29, but have alot of grays around my temples, mainly towards the front area surrounding my face. This stuff is AWESOME! The color is RICH! And it really does LAST! I have dyed my hair twice already with this and have only noticed new growth, no fading, no changing color, no blue/purple or reddish tinges. I have tried the Ion collection and the Argan collection--both in jet/darkest blacks, but they are NOTHING compared to this!