I really...REALLY...want to like this color line. The colors are beautiful, I like the argan oil smell, but...it sucks. I've tried it three times because I was willing to assume some user error. I have three issues with it. One - it actually dries my hair out after I use it. Two - the color fades super fast. Three - and the biggest - all three times I've used it, even tonight when doing a deposit only glaze (with 10 volume), it burns my roots one to two shades lighter than the rest of my hair and I have to go back in and do the roots again. Ten volume should not lighten my roots to a shade lighter than they are, especially when I'm using a color that is 2 shades DARKER than my natural color. I've used many different colors on my hair in the past 20 years and I've never had a hair color consistently do this. If it was a half shade I'd give it a pass, since the roots are virgin. However, they should NOT turn a red shade, especially when I am using equal parts neutral brown and chocolate brown. I'm going back to either Ion or Clairol Pro for the time being. I'm super happy it works for others, but it's a bust for me. Le sad.
Hair color love, One 'n Only is the best hair color I have used in my almost 20 years of coloring my hair. HG worthy at home hair color, and the price is great. I have long hair past my shoulders, one tube of color and one small bottle of developer was enough to get all my hair done in one application. My hair felt so soft afterwards, it didn't feel dry an parched like it normally does post coloring. The swatches in store and online dont do the colors justice and make them look much darker than they really are which made me almost shy away from purchasing this. I purchased 5T Light Tobacco Brown, which is is nice shade close to my natural color. I've seen plenty of hair dye labeled level 5 or 6 and the results come out closer to a level 2 or 3. I spent a lot of time in Sally trying to pick the right hair color, I've been really happy with One 'n Onlys shampoo and conditioner and I am happy with my purchase.
The color I use and trust is the Clairol Professional tube color, but I will sometimes also use the Wella Color Charm from Sally's. I saw this brand had great reviews, plus it is B1G1 Free for the month on September at Sally's.
What I wanted to do was slightly deepen up my blonde, now that we are going into fall. My usual shade is the High Lift Golden Blonde in the Clairol line- it's one of the lightest shades in that line. I was going for a medium blonde color- and when I see medium blonde swatches, I get quite nervous as they look very dark. I have also tried "medium blonde" shades from box color at the drugstore and have always had bad results- I've had them turn out brown or red on my hair, and then have to damage it more by going light again.
So I decided to buy 7N- Medium Natural Blonde. The cream is white, which is different from the other ones I've tried. I got a very nice result- very natural- *blonde*- just a few shades darker but still *blonde*- not brown or red! I used a 10 volume developer, since I was darkening the color and not trying to lift it. So if you are very blonde, and want to deepen it up, I would say this is a nice color to try! I may go back and get a few more tubes before the sale ends. It didn't damage my hair and made it nice and soft- love this!
I am writing this review after using up one 3 fl oz. bottle to dye my hair from a c7-8 cool ash light brown/dark blonde to a 3CH which is a dark chocolate brown. This hair color is a very thick creamy consistency. This color has very strong red tones and I will explain why I love this color and why I love the brand. First of all, it is very thick, so it is easy to get precise application without it dripping everywhere. The hair color will turn out darker than planned. Which, I actually don't mind. My hair was a little bit longer than shoulder length and required the two applications in one bottle after dying it previously with this color as well. It dyes a red almost black color. However, over the course of 3 months, it fades into a 5 warm brown with STRONG red tones. I found that as it faded, the red came out more and more. It faded evenly and I waited a whole three months to redye it when I had at least an inch of roots showing. I only used sulfate free shampoo though during those three months. I love how it fades and i love the color it fades into. Therefore, I will be repurchasing and I have repurchased already. The only Con I have found is the 45 minute developing time. Therefore, if you do dye your hair, make sure you set aside enough time. I will update after I have dyed my hair again using the same dye.
UPDATE 12/2/2013: Just redyed my hair with one tube of this hair color and I love it still and I still agree with my original review. I just ran out and when I have to redye my hair in three months again, I will be repurchasing.
I've used just box colors up until now, but I took a chance when I went to Sally's and I've never been more glad. So far I've used 4CH, 6G and 6N (Medium Chocolate brown, Dark Golden Blonde and Dark Natural Blonde respectively).
A bit of background, I bleached my entire head when I briefly decided I wanted to dye my hair blue, then again when I decided I wanted it white. My hair is naturally a dark brown so you can imagine the kind of damage I put my hair through. I dyed it black after I got tired of it, and spent months trying to remove the black after I realized I wanted it lighter. I ended up having to bleach that off too. After I realized my terrible mistake, I decided to color over hair (after nursing it back for a couple of weeks).
At first I used it (4CH) with generic sally developer, and it was alright. My hair was colored, but the texture was a bit rough. Afterwards I used 6G after a couple of months with 20 volume of the argan developer and let me tell you, I thought I had put conditioner instead of hair color because it was just that soft.
On another go-round where instead of just covering my roots I decided to switch it up and mixed 6G and 6N with 15 developer (mixed 20 and 10). I got the same soft hair and even though all the damage my hair was put through and my hair was no worse for wear.
As for the individual colors 4CH Medium Chocolate Brown was a bit too dark for my liking. I figured it wouldn't be too dark (there is a dark chocolate brown after all), but the end result was nearly black. I can't say whether 3CH would give the desired result, but I would err on the side of caution with anything in this color line.
6G Dark Golden Blonde had a bit too much red undertones for my liking, and I probably wouldn't chose just this color again.
6N Dark Natural Blonde I chose to combat the red tones (without going too ashy) and it did it's job. I added this dye on top of my 6G hair as well as my nearly black roots. and it turned out remarkably even. On some sections of my hair that were bleached exceptionally you can see the dye is a little lighter than the rest but it's not that noticeable.
I experienced little to no fading and with the addition of the branded developer there wasn't a strong chemical smell I found the hair dying experience pretty tolerable. Pretty much the only complaint I have aside from my 4CH experience is the preservation of the dye. Each tube contains 2 applications (at least it did for my medium length hair). But when reapplication time came I opened the tube back up at least half of the dye near the cap had turned from white to a dark brown. I had screwed the cap on pretty tight so I don't see it being my fault. Although I can't think of a better solution of the top of my head, they should probably think about an alternative that would better preserve the dye.
Overall I would say it's worth taking a chance on if your looking for a long-lasting and minimally damaging hair color. I haven't tried a wide variety of their colors but compared to some of the other lines out there they have a vibrant selection of colors in the brown range. Sometimes you'll find Sally's will offer the developer free with the color, and that'll make the jump easier. Me? I will continue using this until I decide to make another stupid hair decision.
This just might be an HG for me. I thought I would never go back to permanent color because of the damage, but I kept seeing ads for One N Only Argan Oil color from Sally's and I finally just had to try it out. I got the permanent color in 4C Medium Copper Brown and I used it with a Volume 10 developer because I wasn't after a lot of lift. The color and developer together ran me less than ten bucks and I had enough in both containers for two separate dye jobs, so the cost turns out better than box kits in the long run. At least it does on my head of hair. The color tube is resealable, which helps with that. The resulting color is a little thicker than I am used to working with once I got it mixed, a brush and bowl user might appreciate this better than I did (I prefer bottle application since I'm doing single process). It was plenty enough to coat my whole head of hair when all was said and done, and there was no itching or tingling or any of the weird sensations I'm used to feeling with a processing dye job piled up on my head. Processing does take longer than what I had been using, but since there was no discomfort or noticeable smell it was more than tolerable. There was a good deal more violet in this take on copper than I have ever seen before. It came out very auburn, but a couple weeks in it faded to a more mellow shade of coppery brown and I still don't see any grey. I haven't noticed any damage either, it rinsed out shiny and has stayed shiny all this while. Even my mother thought it looked nice, and she's always trying to turn me into a blonde.
I have very long, somewhat layered, regular to thick, curly/wavy hair. I started coloring my hair when I was in my early 20s and started going grey around the time I started coloring my hair. I ALWAYS used colorcharm by wella to color my hair and always the color cinnamon brown which gives my hair a rich brown with red tones that sparkle in the sunlight. Earlier this year, on a whim, when I was looking around Sally's Beauty supply for my hair stuff - I saw that One n-Only put out hair color and since I absolutely LOVE their argan oil and argan oil hydrating mask, I decided "what the heck" and purchased some. From the VERY first application, I was hooked. I have to color my hair myself as it is so long and I go to an Aveda salon so it would be SO expensive to pay for coloring. So, I've been coloring my own hair for years and only with Wella (mind you) and now I don't want to use anything but One 'n Only. I started with 3C Dark Copper Brown and found it a bit too red and brassy for me (I like my hair medium brown with a reddish tint to it as it as close to my natural color before going grey as possible with the added richness the coloring gives it). So I tried 4CH Medium Chocolate Brown and added a dollop of the 3C and I love the color. It is a rich darkish brown with reddish highlights that almost makes my hair look dark purple in the right light. Very cool! The only thing I might change is the colors I use - but not the product. After the first time I used this product my hair was so soft and rich feeling and I had NEVER felt that using the Wella. I went to see my stylist 3 days after I colored it and she commented she had never felt or seen it looking so soft and silky and wanted to know what I had done with it and coloring it was the only difference. PROS: excellent color, covers gray totally, feels silky soft and rich after coloring, scent doesn't trigger migraines with me, color lasts and stays rich looking, price is comparable to other high end hair coloring products, can almost always find this product on sale in some form or another. CONS: can only be found at Sally's or ordered from their website, limited color choices right now (but that seems to be expanding).
I'm so happy I found this!!!! HG!!!!
For the past 10 years or so I've used Garnier Nutrisse, the only one that was able to lighten my light brown hair to a light blonde with little to no damage. I was using the shade Chamomile, because of course in Canada the best shade for blondes that want an ashy color, White Chocolate 111, is not available. As a result, my hair always turned brassy soon after coloring, and it didn't look pretty.
I stated searching for another product to replace it, and I saw this One N Only with Argan Oil had good reviews, so I bought it in the shade 10A (lightest ash). I also bought the matching developer 30%. I mixed in an old applicator bottle (1:2 ratio), and applied on my roots, with no big expectations. But wow, did I love the result! My roots lifted much more than with Nutrisse, and they became a gorgeous shade of very light ash baby blonde!
I didn't pull the color through my whole hair, but I can say with certainty that I had no damage. In fact, my hair looked shinier and healthier!
There is no offensive smell to this hair dye, it mixes well, doesn't drip.
I will keep buying this product, it replaced my old time favorite. This hair color, combined with the Fudge toning shampoo for blondes, is my HG combo at the moment and gave me that gorgeous hair shade no hair dresser has been able to achieve in a loooong time :D
Just tried this brand of colour and omgosh i love it! I'm a natural blonde but as I'm getting older my hair is getting to be a more dark blonde. So I wanted to go to my summer blonde which is medium to light ash blonde. So I got this at Sally's and it came with a free argan oil spray which I love as well.
i mixed Light Ash Blond with some Very light Ash Blonde to cut the brassyness. I have hair to my waist so I love how there is 2 applications per tube. Finally enough dye for my hair:)
So I mixed 2 of the Light Ash with 1 of the very light ash used 30 volume developer and went to town. This colour is so rich and creamy and it actually moisturizes your hair. I put it in and left it for 25-30 min because I was afraid of being brassy. Well I washed, conditioned with One n Only as well. Then I used a purple toner conditioner just in case.
Well wow the colour turned out beautiful! The blonde is just how i wanted it light but not patchy or brassy just a beautiful light ash blonde. I couldn't be happier also my hair felt and smelled really good. That never happens when I use dye I always smell it no matter what i do. Not with this it truly saturates the hair with beautiful colour. I can't speak for grey coverage since I'm not there yet, but I am a convert to this brand and will not use any other.
It really is that good in my opinion. There is a great range of colours, they are reasonably priced, and they work! I highly recommend this product and will mos def repurchase.
I was a loyal customer of Age Beautiful till I found this treasure. Here is my hair background: Majority are gray and I am talking about white gray. Due to the fast growth of my hair, I have to dye every other week. My hair is thick and coarse. I use 1N, which is neutral black. This covers grays beautifully. The best feature of this product is that it conditions like no other dye that I have ever used in my life. The hair color can be easily removed from the skin but covers the hair beautifully. Once applied, it has a purple shade and then it turns to whatever shade on the box. I have never experienced a hair color that actually makes my hair silkier. This does. Incredible product. For reference, I use One n' Only hair mask and Keratin blow dryer as well. Love the brand and majority of products.