Clairol • Herbal Essences Hair Color [DISCONTINUED] • Hair Color
|Would buy this product again.||54%|
This product has been discontinued
Age: 30-35 Skin: Oily, Fair, Warm Hair: Red, Curly, Medium Eyes: Hazel
For a product that's discontinued, I found this easily enough -- on sale for five bucks this week at my local Target. The colour I picked, #44 Paint the Town, came out a vibrant red. It was hard to rinse out, however, and still stained my towels after a lot of rinsing, so be warned there. Otherwise, my hair looks great, application was easy enough, and I only gave it an extra 15 minutes to make sure the colour really took -- 40 instead of the suggested 25, since red can be finicky. Overall, I really like it, and the colour is exactly what I wanted: vibrant, fire-engine red.
Age: 56 & Over Skin: Normal, Fair, Neutral Hair: Red, Curly, Medium Eyes: Brown
I tried this in the Medium Auburn after being sent a free coupon for it by Clairol. I'd used the Nice and Easy mousse, which I normally use and not only got a horrible, dark color, but also a reaction.
This stuff is great, getting the color desired. I wish I could find it in a light auburn, not knowing if they make it.
I like the added, extra packet of coloring included to refresh the color. It says to use it about 2 wks. after coloring, but waited close to a month, now not needing to re-color it for awhile.
The only bad thing I can say about it is the cheap prs. of gloves included. THEY DO INCLUDE 2 PRS. THOUGH, for the initial coloring and the refreshing packet. They're such a thin plastic that if one has nails at all, easily puncture.
Age: 18 & Under Skin: Oily, Fair, Cool Hair: Brown, Curly, Medium Eyes: Green
I dyed my hair a VERY light blond. I'm talking Ghostly, people. Almost white with this brand. I used the Vibrant hair color in XL4 Blond. On virgin hair, I tried it, standing in the bathroom, holding my breath and hoping I don't pass out.
I ended up needing 2 boxes, and my father had to run to the store halfway in, when I realized that I didn't have enough hair color.
But, all was fine when I stepped out of the shower and saw my bold, beautiful hair. From dark, dark blond (almost brown) to a blond that didn't come from bleach, but almost looked it.
I was THRILLED. Days after, I felt my hair and it was smooth, soft, and not damaged...AT ALL.
In those days, I didn't know how well off I had it. When my roots grew back, I continued to dye the entirety of my head that color, up until one day, my mother went to the store to get me my color, and came back with something about 4 shades to dark.
A little impatient, I ran off to the store, returned the boxes, and went to the hair dye display of walmart to find it.
It was gone. My color, gone. So, I rummaged around and found something close. Feria. I liked the look, and the blond was very similar. I took it home, did it, and stepped out of the shower...with green, orange, and bright yellow locks.
My hair was fried, it was dead, useless, hideous! Since then, I chopped my hair off, (all of it) grew my hair out, and my natural color is back, and barely reaches my shoulders.
I planned to let it grow back to it's original length, halfway down my back, and then dying it back to blond. But now, I don't see it on the shelves anymore.
My heart is weeping. I LOVE this color. No damage, perfect color, bright, bold, and it LASTS. Repeat dyes doesn't harm your hair either...oh, how I miss it. Long, white blond hair...
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium Hair: Brunette Eyes: Blue
So this is a horribel hair dye. It left my hair really dull and a flat color. It dried out my hair alot and I mean like it felt fried and that surprised me. I didnt have any previous color in my hair. The only good thing about this dye was its conditioner smelt good didnt work very well but smelt great.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Fair Hair: Blond Eyes: Blue
I generally have bought this dye for my hair. It does not have an ammonia smell to it and it comes with an amazingly scented conditioner. I always purchase #44, Deep Red (Paint the Town). I love bright red hair, and this color lasts quite a while. Mess cleanup is minimal. This color generally lasts 4 weeks for me at a bright red tone, then fades at about 6 weeks to a more natural auburn/red. I would recommend it, and have been to anyone that asks.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Acne-prone, Fair Hair: Brunette Eyes: Green
I thought this was a pretty good product. It smells pretty good, unlike other products that have a really strong bad smell. This one smelled like apples, and it wasnt strong at all. The color came out a little dark, but I still like it. It left my hair really silky and shiny. I havent washed my hair since dying it yet, so im not so sure how long it will take until it fades. Usually it takes a day or two of shampooing before my hair dye fades. So hopefully it lasts longer. Id buy this again if it doesnt fade quickly.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium Hair: Brunette Eyes: Brown
I used the shade [70 Black Stilettos - Bright Black]
The color went on easily, and the conditioner is wonderful. Had a bit of a reaction to the dye a few hours after applying, just itchy & slightly red along my hairline, which is normal for my sensitive skin.
My hair was silky and super shiny for weeks after using this product. I loved the richness of the color, never faded even a little. (I use color protection shampoo and conditioner, and use the weekly deep conditioner too as well).
The only reason I am giving this product 3/5 is because of that last sentence... this color NEVER faded at ALL. And I was expecting it to fade, like most normal hair colors.
I know black hair dye is like a curse that's impossible to get rid of completely, but I really was expecting it to fade just a little bit. But nope, my hair stayed jet black.
If you like to keep the same shade of hair color, or don't mind going darker every time you dye, this color may be for you.
Age: 18 & Under Skin: Very Dry, Dark Hair: Brunette, Relaxed Eyes: Black
Ok so I decided to dye my hair with this product in brazen raisin because I saw this at my drugstore for $4.99 and said "why not". WELL for starters, the developer was thicker than most brands and that concerned me but I didn't think about too much but the dye smelled good (at least for a permanent hair dye...I think it was because the dye doesn't have ammonia..?) and it went on my hair ok. But when I was rinsing it off before conditioning it, tons of color came out! It seemed like I was rinsing my hair forever before the water came clear. After conditioning, my hair was not EXACTLY like the box but it was pretty close and I liked it but I think I'm going to use another hair dye next time.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Dry, Medium, Warm Hair: Blond, Wavy, Medium Eyes: Green
I used this last night on my medium to light brown hair in the color Color me Vibrant Knockout Blonde. I was told it was a good way to lighten hair (although because my hair is brown, i wouldn't become a blonde).
My hair only lightened about 2 shades which i found disappointing, I was hoping for a little lighter like the box indicated on the side where it shows current hair color, and ending color.
I didn't downgrade it too much because it was a simple and cheap color to use. It cost me 6.97 at walmart, was easy to apply and to wash out. My hair felt soft and silky after washing it and using the conditioner as well.
Main thing I didn't like (besides the color not being lighter) was the smell. Smelled like dead fish and fake flowers when applying the stuff. My bf (who applies it for me) asked if we had any dr masks around because it was making his eyes water. I have used other kits before that didn't smell this bad.
Overall, I would probably use their hair dye again, but to darken because lightening wasn't worth it
Age: 36-43 Skin: Acne-prone, Fair Hair: Blond Eyes: Green
I have naturally dark blonde, almost light brown hair. I had tried the temporary Spiced Tea color by Clairol, decided that it was a nice natural looking orangy red head color, so I decided I wanted to go permanent. The closest thing Clairol had to that color was Paint the Town. HUGE MISTAKE. I look like friggin Bozo the Clown now! It turned out this crazy purplish reddish nightmare. Yeah -- that cute little Mary Jane on the box IS NOT WHAT YOU WILL LOOK LIKE IN ANY WAY. Seriously, I wouldn't be surprise if kids stopped me on the street asking for balloon animals. All I can do is just hope to God I can shampoo the hell out of it and get some of the wierd unnatural purple red mess out of my hair. Look, if you really want to risk it, leave it in for 10 minutes instead of 25, but really, do yourself a favor and get something that looks more like a nice human hair color, unless entertaining children at birthday parties is something you wanna do. In the meantime, throw a prayer to the All Mighty for this crap to wash out of my hair.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Acne-prone, Fair-Medium, Cool Hair: Brunette, Curly, Medium Eyes: Brown
This was my worst hair color experience ever! My hair is naturally dark brown with red highlights and some grays in the front. I purchased the light brown shade. After coloring, my roots turned a reddish-orange brown and did not cover any of my grays even after leaving on my roots for 45 minutes and 25 min for the rest of my hair. The rest of my hair had been previously colored and no color deposited on the rest of my hair. I was hoping to lighten my hair a little but now I have reddish brown roots and dark brown for the rest of my shoulder length hair. This product also damaged my hair leaving it dry and frizzy. I have already begun using hair moisturizing treatments 2x per week which has reversed some of the damage, thank God! Please do not buy this product, its garbage and does not match the shade on box. Now I have to figure out what to do next.
Age: 36-43 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium Hair: Red, Medium Eyes: Brown
This is my review for Dark Brown/Chocolate Velvet.
This is my 4 th week after dying my hair with Chocolate Velvet. I purposefully waited a month to see exactly how my hair would respond to this color and how long it takes for it to fade.
Four weeks ago, I wanted a rich dark dark dark deep brown color. Had to emphasize the dark. :) So I first reached for Natural Instincts Dark Brown/Nutmeg. I knew the initial color would be too dark, which was OK. I had used brown/black in the past and the staying power was amazing, BUT it was a wee bit too dark for me. The nutmeg initially turned my hair black, as was expected. What I did not expect was for it to completely wash out by the 3rd wash, revealing my greys around the temples, and looking.... blah. Even my roots looked uneven. I was really surprised it didn't hold like black/brown did. I digress..
I waited a couple of weeks and decided to do some reading around here and after reading about Herbal Essences not being so hot... I decided to keep on looking. But there I was in the aisle late at night in Walgreens staring at the box of Chocolate Velvet.
Came home and decided to give it a shot.
I was immediately impressed with the fact that this stuff did not stink or burn my eyes and scalp. I left it on for 25 minutes. I knew I was going to come out really dark. The rinse out was easy, and after that I massaged the conditioner that came with it, all through my hair, concentrating on my ends. Then I left that on for 30 minutes.
Let's just say this. I was not in shock that I came out really dark. It was a black/brown color.... a bit too dark for my liking at first... however, what was really gorgeous was the lack of red tones I got, and the hints of a nice warm gold in bright light. But not GOLD GOLD, ugly gold. My color was even from root to tip. There was no splotchy parts, and no uneven roots in site. The next day, my buddies said it was REAL dark, but not quite black and looked like a salon job.
This has staying power. I'm really surprised that I am sitting here on week 4 with vibrant color still left in my hair. It has faded to a deep chocolate color. Still doesn't look exactly like that color on the box though, which is fine. Oh, and I have not been using color safe shampoo. I've been using that new Suave with the avocado and the conditioner treatment that came with the dye.
My hair was already damaged before using this dye, and it has not been damaged further from this color. If anything my hair is much softer and behaved. It doesn't feel like shoe polish.... that feeling I tend to get from Natural Instincts colorant.
My greys? I'm just now starting to see tiny bits coming in here and there, but they have been out of sight for the past month and for this I am happy! It is hard to keep those babies covered. I've tried L'Oreal colors, Garnier, Colorsilk.... none keep those greys covered for more than 2 weeks.
If you are OK with really dark hair, with black/brown that is... then this color is GREAT. If you are looking for that color on the box, and you want all chocolate, I'm sorry but it's not happening. This stuff is seriously dark... and the chocolate tones won't come out for awhile.
I thought that the Colorsilk dark brown was gorgeous until I used this. This is more rich..
I will re-purchase next month. It seems to be difficult to find and hope it won't get d'c'd.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Acne-prone, Olive Hair: Brunette Eyes: Brown
I just started dying my med/dark brown w/reddish highlights hair. I was looking for something similar to Scarlett from GI Joe. I've tried 3 brands now, Paint the Town being the last color I've tried. It takes me about 2.5 hours from color to rinse-10 to separate it all, 40 to color, an hour to let the color set, 10-30 to rinse it out (after 30 mins 1st color I still had tons of bleeding, after the cider rinse 2nd time I had much less but still a lot). After the pink undertones washed out (after 3 washes), I loved the color, but every time I wash my hair I have to rinse the tub out-it bleeds every time. I have a shaving-cut-red tinge to the water running off my hair. Because of the shade, I have to recolor every 3-4 weeks (it fades quickly) & I've recolored this same color once, but I'm looking for a new color next time. Friends said to wait to wash it, apple cider vinegar followed by cool water rinse... didn't work. It still bleeds all over the place. I don't have a nice smell though-hubby said my hair still smells like dye (didn't w/Nice n Easy or the other). The conditioner rocks & I've got tons of it, since it takes 2 boxes to dye my long hair, but the color leaves a lot to be desired. I colored a week ago, washed it twice & already have roots showing! I changed to some red-enhancing shampoo from my previous Treseme moisturizing. It was cheap in price & apparently quality too.
I'll have to find another vibrant red that coats my hair, not my shower. If you've got a similar color that really works, please let me know!
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Fair, Cool Hair: Brunette, Straight, Fine Eyes: Brown
I bought the Foxy Brown hair color. I am not sure why it is called Foxy Brown since it definitely comes out a soft blackish / brown color. I rated it a 3 because of this. I thought this would be a medium brown but it came out much darker. The color was beautiful and shiny and I wound up really liking it but was not originally what I was looking for.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Oily, Fair-Medium, Warm Hair: Brown, Wavy, Medium Eyes: Brown
I just dyed my hair using the Chocolate Velvet shade. Instead of dark brown I now have black hair. Lame. hopefully it will fade. I use to use Feria, but ever since they reformatted their conditioner, I've been wondering if i can find a cheaper alternative. I should have just paid the extra five bucks..
On a positive note, the conditioner it comes with is AMAZING. If they sold it seprately, I would buy it. also, my hair dosen't feel dry and brittle.
I would reconsider purchasing another color. Maybe a medium brown would give me the result I want since their shades seem to run very dark.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Oily, Fair, Neutral Hair: Red, Wavy, Medium Eyes: Green
I have been coloring my hair for 10+ years & have used a variety of dyes from Nice'n Easy to Manic Panic I hate to say it but this is be the worst I've ever used!!
The first time I tried Herbal Essences hair dye was about a year ago. I bought black & there was a tiny hole in the plastic bottle. I didn't notice it until it was too late and there were little black dots of hair dye all over my bathroom. At the time I had long hair so yeah, it's kind of hard to do it by yourself but never had any messy problems until that day using the Herbal Essences. Color seems to fade and lose it's shine quickly despite my use of sulfate free shampoo (I usually don't have much a problem with black fading) and the formula was a bit runny.
The other day I bleached my hair and decided to go red. My drugstore didn't have a large selection of Feria so I went with the Herbal Essences Fire Reds collection in Spicy Cinnamon. This time, the color and the developer creme did not mix throughly, no matter how long I shook it. I even stuck a plastic knife in the bottle to mix it and the color just kind of clumped into little blobs in the bottle. In all my years of dyeing this has never happened. I used it anyway and got your average auburn, nothing "fire red" about it. And once again, I found the forumla to be runny.
Sure, this was cheap, about $6 but not worth the trouble. I'm guessing the 2 bottles I got were flukes, but either way I won't bother with this dye again.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Combination, Fair, Neutral Hair: Red Eyes: Green
I purchased 70 - Black Stilettos for the low low price of $5.99. The resulting colour is a deep shiny black with strong brown undertones visible in natural light. So far the colour has faded in the last two weeks, but it continues to look healthy and shiny.
A tube of conditioner is included that is suppose to last you 6 weeks, but I used it up on the day I coloured. I found my hair quite dry and in need of a deep conditioner, so I slathered the whole tube on and waited 15 minutes. The conditioner definitely left my hair very healthy looking and soft.
Overall I do like this product and I quite enjoyed the girly pink packaging. If one is looking for a warm black I would recommend this, but there are no options for a cool toned black in this collection.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Normal, Fair-Medium Hair: Brunette Eyes: Hazel
LOVED IT!!! I have been dying my hair with nutrisse for a long time, trying to acheive a rich, brown color that didn't turn out black - but it was always too light, too black or too red. Well, I decided to try this product in the Medium Brown "Foxy Brown" shade. It is perfect. My hair was a weird reddy, light brown colored that had been lightened from the sun going into it, and afterwards, it was almost identical to the box color. Well, I take it back - it did take about one shampoo (the first day it was a LITTLE too dark) - but still, one shampoo isn't bad at all. The smell was fine and it went on pretty easy. My hair is wavy and falls below my bra strap line so I had to use two boxes - but that's true with every brand I use. Also, it's been about two weeks now with no fading. All in all, definately the best at home color I've used. Only problem is they don't sell it at the local walgreens, CVS or target. Don't know why. Had to go to walmart to get it. Oh well.
Age: 18 & Under Skin: Dry, Fair Hair: Black Eyes: Hazel
It's good for a temporary intense color or a color booster if your already dyed hair is fading, but i don't really like it.
Partly because most of they dye that i put in my hair had been washed out. Also, it doesn't last long enough for me. Generally drugstore coloring brands still retain their color for about a month to 2 months for me but this only last about a 2-3 weeks before it mostly faded from my hair. D:
Age: 36-43 Skin: Combination Hair: Red Eyes: Blue
I used #44, Paint the Town. I started with strawberry blonde (my natural color is medium faded red) and pretty much ended up with the color on the box, which is what I was hoping for. I was concerned after reading a number of reviews that said this yields burgundy hair, so I left the color on for 15 minutes only (I also did my brows for 7). My desired look is Julianne Mooreish; this is clearly a bit more intense. I'm headed for a week's vacation at the beach, so hopefully this will be more middle-of-the-road before I need to return to my job as a corporate lawyer next Monday.
This color rinsed orange, so reports of burgundy results are a bit confusing to me. Perhaps on darker hair this reads as a burgundy, but IMO this is an orange red, not a burgundy red.
Rated 5 because it pretty much did what I expected it to do.