I used the 6N light brown and got fabulous results, NO scalp irritation and great, salon quality results! I applied to my roots only and it did not mess up my subtle highlights. It is the next day and I can not smell any color, like I can with Wella Color Charm, no itching and it is shiny and looks completely like nature did it. The grey coverage is fantastic, too. I did have to reapply to one stubborn spot at my temple-I would say apply a thick layer there. I would say that you might want to buy a second bottle and double the "recipe", especially if you have anything but very thin hair, as there is not a lot of volume to this product, as it is mixed 1:1, not 1:2, like Wella, for example. You end up with only 4 total oz. for your whole head.
the color is not even close to what I chose, which was pretty much what I had already had. Copper indicates just that, as in 'penny'. what I got from light copper red 6RC was in fact a dark brown with burgundy red tones. I detest
burgundy shades of red-not even supposed to be in the same tone family as copper! I also lost more hair in the shower with this product than any I have tried in the past-so much for helping my 'aging' hair! ( my hair is just < 50 % gray (approximate since I haven't let it grow out in about 6 years) and was a natural med brown
So glad I discovered this wonderful product. I have always used drugstore color (Revlon Colorsilk or Clairol Root Touchup) between professional colorings. I am 49, almost completely gray, and need to do my roots every 3 weeks. Age Beautiful makes my hair look as if I just came from the salon. The gray coverage is perfect and the color is rich and beautiful. The first time I used it, I used light neutral brown and my roots were a little too light. This time, I mixed 1oz light neutral brown with 1 oz medium neutral brown and 2 oz of 20% developer. I couldn't be happier with the results. Truly my HG.
Based on the reviews here.... I went a shade lighter than I thought I wanted, instead of medium ash brown, I went w/light ash brown.... I should have gone w/the medium.... I now have lighter roots than I was trying to cover (my hair is a light ash brown and i like to go richer/a lil darker, it's very healthy even tho i color just about monthly, long & straight).... so while it was clearly the wrong color for me... and I will have to do it again (first thing in the morning - sally's opens at 9)... this covered my gray like NOTHING I've used before and the shine is KICK @SS.... and smooooth like buddah and I don't use conditioner after I color because I feel like it just wipes the color away w/it.... so seriously... while I should be absolutely HATING this haircolor... I can't wait to use it again (and get it right this time). The smell is very faint (i've got super hero sense of smell) and after you rinse you're good the smell doesnt linger (no one will smell you and go oooh she just colored), the application was easy... not too runny... not to thick. It says you can use it w/a bottle or a bowl/brush... (i b/b'd it). My only advice and suggestion is that some people's version of darker is not necessarily someone else's perception of that same color... so go w/the a lighter shade BUT BUY THE COLOR YOU'RE GOING FOR JUST IN CASE!!!! it'll save ya a trip, it costs $5 (there was also a coupon for buy one get one free) & you can always use it for lowlights! This might really be the color I've been hoping to find to replace the Robert Craig (the gray coverage is a cr@p shoot sometimes it covers sometimes it doesnt).
UPDATE: 1/2 light ash brown & 1/2 medium ash brown = a pretty perfect ash brown for me.... which is probably a lil darker than the example of medium ash brown SO... it IS definitely darker but it's ALSO MY NEW HG HAIR COLOR.
2ND UPDATE: I'm tired of the visible roots w/permanent color and have been doing glazes since my grey isn't even really 10%. Still find the glazes are darkening and not fading on the length of my hair (which may be because of the brazilian blow out i did 2 years ago). not longer HG but still pretty good color
I am a young 50 with light brown wavy fine shoulder-length layered hair that is very grey in the crown and sides, above the ears. I have to color every 3-4 weeks. Used to get color and highlights in salon but it got so pricey that I took things in my own hands. Tried Excellence creme, Feria and Clairol permanent dyes and then foiled in highlights on the crown and around my face. Now that I have discovered Zotos Age Beautiful I still have to color every 3-4 weeks but I love this product - my hair is so healthy and shiny - no one can believe that I do anything to it because it looks so natural. There is no amonia smell or scalp sensitivity like I have experienced with other products. I use 6N and 7N - the dark blonde on my crown regrowth and the light brown on the regrowth layers underneath. I squirt it into the roots with a bottle and then pull it through the strands with a short stiff brush to create streaks and not form a hard line. I add foil highlights every couple of months to brighten up around my face. If you color often and want gentle non-brassy results, give this a try. I use the 30 percent Age Beautiful developer and get great results. Love this product!!
After reading all the reviews on this color, I decided to try it out! And...I am SO happy! I think this may be my HG. I have medium brown hair that has red and gold in it. I've been using semi-permanent color for awhile, and I didn't have a lot of new growth. (I have lots of grey when it does come in, though, so this product really appealed to me)
I read how this color is darker than you think, and that you should go for a lighter shade. I chose the 6G, light golden brown, and it came out pretty darn perfect. The instructions say to do roots first, so I did, but I put the color all the way through after about 5 minutes, because I didn't have much new growth...and I didn't want to have demarcation lines. I used a pretty stiff 1.5 inch artist's paintbrush to put it on, which really helped me around my face and temples. Left it on for 35 minutes and voila!!
Use the Zotos developer with it for sure. It's awesome...the formula for it and the color are super creamy. Highly, highly recommend this color!!
I really REALLY liked this product. In fact, it really exceeded my expectations. I have done a lot to my hair, its been colored a lot, I have used a lot of different products ( color over color) so in all honesty, its really tough to say what I'm gonna get when I try a color on my hair. Plus, my hair is LONG ( down to my waist LONG) thank goodness it is straight so its relatively easy to part and section off- but it is still a pain to color and get it all done right and evenly. Sometimes my hair absorbs/deposits color in areas of my hair differently than in other areas which really BUMS me out...I notice this more with demi's so I started using permanent color. Anyway, Age Beautiful really did a nice job of coloring my hair fairly evenly (considering...) I had a problem "root area" which it blended nicely ( I used 4RC with 5N w/ 20 volume for 40 minutes). It did color a BIT darker so I might opt to use 6N next time (and just forgo the "red copper" all together and use a golden shade instead). My hair rinsed easily ( I shampooed with the Age Beautiful Shampoo) and the dye wasn't any more difficult to remove from my skin than any other hair color. Sally's had a special this week 2 Age Beautiful products for $15 so I purchased the daily conditioner with the intensive conditioner ( I am all about conditioning which is how I am able to do so much
coloring to my hair, keep it so long and yet have it so shiny and healthy). It's a great deal- Age Beauty is a great product. I heard some not so great things but wanted to try myself...I would have given it 5 lippes if the shades were more "dimensional" I want to try Feria just for that look. I like this deep shade (5N w/4RC) but not enough ooomph for me. I will get bored with the flatness ( if my hair wasn't so long I would ponder the highlight idea). Anyway I will use this product again. I think it would be good for someone with "sensitivities" as well, the odor is very mild in both the color and the developer.
Definitley, this should be ranked above and beyond the best in comparison with all of the permanent hair colors that I have used, and I have used them all. From Revlon to Da Vinci hair colors, this is by far a gentler hair color. It contains Keratin and other vitamins that really keep the hair conditioned. The most important fact about this hair color is that you do not see as much hair fall out. For me, this was a God sent because my hair became incredibly weak after applying other hair color products. It does not burn or make my scalp itch after application either. It washes off the skin quickly and it sticks to the hair permanently. My hair is black and I use N3, which is supposed to be dark brown and I get natural shade of black as intended. Go one grade down on the hair shade that you want to achieve. Condition it with any conditioner and you will get the best outcome no matter what. For reference, my hair is almost 99% gray and 100% stubborn. I use this hair color on my roots every two weeks because my hair grows really fast. I mix one tube of this with 1/2 of the peroxide in 20 Volume bottle from the same company. EXCELLENT PRODUCT AND HIGHLY RECOMMENDED.
I am 42 years old and have been coloring my hair for 2 decades.
Fried my hair a year ago leaving permanent color on too long.
Experimented this past year with a variety of semi-permanent hair colors.
All brands ended up not covering my grey, which is minimal, or my roots, which are considerable. My hair was dull and ugly.
Colored with Zotos Age Beautiful 9N and their 20% developer and got full coverage, shiny, healthy hair that looks great....salon great at a fraction of the cost.
I couldn't be more pleased.
I'm so glad people told me about this!
I used dark ash brown (4a), and got great results. This might run just a touch dark, but since I just did my roots, better too dark than too light I think since I dye my hair much darker than my natural dishwater blonde color. The cost was $5.49 for the color (with my Sally's card), and the developer was $1.99 for a 4 ounce bottle. I used a squeeze applicator bottle to mix and apply this. I put it on for about 45 minutes (on my roots and brows), and then washed out in the shower (taking a few minutes to bring it through the ends). I didn't feel any stinging or itching, and my scalp is sensitive. This also doesn't have a horrible or strong scent to it.
My end result is shiny and healthy looking hair (I also used the One N'Only Argan Oil Restorative Mask after shampooing - I'm writing a review on that next - highly recommended as well!)
I highly recommend this - check it out next time you are at Sally Beauty!
UPDATE! It has been weeks since I used this and this still looks rich and great -it hasn't faded much, but my roots are coming in a again a little (as they do!). I have recommended this to people - it is great! Also - I did my brows with this color and that stayed longer than any other color I've tried before.