I bought this in 5 which is a medium brown. I always use a medium brown. For some reason, this color came out much darker than I expected. It was a very dark brown almost black. I was very disappointed. The only good thing that I liked about it was how it made my hair feel when the process was completed.
I got this hair dye on sale so I wasn't too bothered by the price. The colour came out fine, just what I had wanted BUT!... Here are a few things that you might wanna know before purchasing this one. 1. There's an extra step before you go forwards in dying your hair - some pre-treatment thing they make you slather on you hair, it just looks like hair gel... Don't know what it's good for, just a nuisance if you ask me. 2. The consistency after you've mixed the colour and activating creme is really watery, it's like your squirting creamy yellow water on your hair - I dyed my hair by myself and it was a total mess! If you have someone else dying your hair for you - that's great but if you're in a situation like me - just get another brand. 3. The smell is especially strong with this one, I had to step out of my washroom for a bit cause the fumes were getting to me and I've tried other hair dyes like feria or nutriesse - it's never happen to me until now. Overall I'm happy with my colour, just wouldn't buy it again.
I bought this haircolor in the medium blonde shade. The kit includes a pre-color treatment gel which really made my hair very soft and tangle-free. Overall, my goal was to lighten my medium brown roots to a light brown/dark blonde shade and to help blend some old highlights with the rest of my hair. I wasn't thrilled with the results. The color was not consistent on my roots. Overall, it lightened most of my roots to the light brown shade I desired, but some spots looked much darker. Also, it did a lousy job at blending my light blonde highlights. Now, I understand that perhaps I picked the wrong shade or maybe I should have left the color on my roots longer than recommended because they were quite dark. Since this haircolor kit did leave my hair looking insanely shiny and smooth I will try it again. I think it will be the perfect kit to go darker with and I can't wait to try out the brown shades.
I bought 5r after reading awesome reviews on this color line. I'm naturally a level 4 and my hair was colored a semi permanent 4r. My grays were peeking through so I decided permanent was the way to go. The last time I colored my hair was 3 months ago. I followed the directions to a t and it came out horrible absolutely horrible. The front part of my hair didn't pick up the color it made it much darker and it was very spotty and uneven. I really really wish I could rewind time and undo this color. I'm besides myself with how bad it looks. The pretreatment was weird it didn't help anything I think it made the color worse. My hair is barely shoulder length and it didnt cover all my hair. I have a dark band then light red to the ends. When I washed it out my hair felt good and my grays are covered but I will NEVER buy this line again. I don't recommend this line what so ever.
LOVE this!! I got shade 6G, light golden brown. I was disappointed that they don't have a dark blonde, but after one washing this one lightens up to that shade.
Pros: price; gorgeous shade; pre-treatment is easy, one step, and effective; conditioner works great; hair smells great and feels soft after coloring.
Cons: messier and drippier than other colors; wish the mixture made a little more. just because I want Age Defy doesn't mean I have thinning hair, and one box doesn't quite make it through my thick hair, even for root touch ups
That said, I will definitely be purchasing again, like every 3 weeks. I like the brunette I am right afterwards, and I like the dark blonde it fades into.
quick not to the reviewer who said the color tube didn't verify what the shade is: it's on the crimp of the tube, just the color and letter (mine is 6G). also, no color should have you finding dye on the towel after rinsing. i think you're not getting it all out in the rinse. double check behind your ears and inside your earlobe, in the folds. that's where it's usually hiding.
I have already colored twice with this and im very pleased. I bought 2 boxes and mixed light golden brown with light brown, which is what I do with every brand. I still get 2 applications as I use only 1 applicator and mix the 2nd batch for my next coloring. I find the light brown keeps the red under control while light golden still gives some nice dimension. Anyway, this does not smell at all. There is a serum you apply all over before coloring and while Im not sure it does anything special as far as anti-aging, it sure does make the color super easy to apply. I wondered why nobody thought of that sooner. The color was really beautiful and for me lasted at least 5 weeks which is a treat im not used to. My hair was soft and like the previous reviewer said, it rinses out really easily and completely. Again I think its something with that pretreatment gel. I try every new haircolor that comes out always looking for the newest and best. I impressed with this one, so I'll still try others but I bet this one will be my new regular. Oh, and it does mix up very light, mine looked like a pineapple smoothie in the bottle but the color was just as I expected it to be.
Again, at the drugstore looking for something new in the boxed hair color world. I wasn't too pleased with what I had in my hair already which was Garnier Ultra Color in Red Brown. It faded so fast, like in one week to a very brassy barf brown. So, I waited a month to redye it a new color. I spotted this new hair color from Clairol called Age Defy. Not too many colors to chose from this line. Mostly your typical black, brown and red shades. With any dye, my hair tends to pull dark so I wanted something that was going to turn out close to my natural color which is medium brown. In order to do that, I have to pick up a shade that is called light brown to give me a medium brown. Medium browns just dye my hair black.
Process: 1. I hate that the color tubes in the box don't list what shade you bought! When I mixed the color, it was the shade of yellow mustard. I thought they packaged the color wrong in the box. Worst case scenario, if I turned out to look like mustard, I was going to shave my head. Thankfully, the color turned dark over the coloring process. 2. The product was very drippy and thin. Be sure to have an old towel to cover the floor and have pre-moistened paper towels to wipe out the drips. 3. This hair color comes with a pre-color step. It is a serum that is suppose to be an anti-aging product to help hair to look smooth and healthy. It basically just felt like any silicone based hair serum. I didn't find any incredible benefit from using this step before I dyed my hair. 4. I did enjoy the rinsing process. The color rinsed out very easily and I didn't get as much breakage like I do with other boxed dyes. I also found that my hair felt soft and managable after I washed and conditioned it. Also, no hair dye came out on the towel while drying my hair.
Results: Not that impressed. The end result was a dark brown with a red tint to it. Nothing like what I imagined this color to turn out like. Roots were lighter than the ends. I did like that it did tone down the brassy barf brown I previously had.