Clairol • Beautiful Collection Semi-Permanent Hair Color • Hair Color
|Would buy this product again.||68%|
Age: 44-55 Skin: Other Hair: Other Eyes: Other
I use this product only on stubborn, resistant gray at my temples. For that purpose, it works great. It is quite thick, and I found colors are very true to the swatches. It does not smell and is easy to use. It really does become "permanent" when used with heat; but it's not usually worth the time because I'm using it on areas that I keep short. When I tried it as an all-over hair color, I found the color to be too flat. Also - it has Hydrolized Wheat Protein, so when used as an all-over hair color, it makes my hair smell like beer when damp.
Age: 36-43 Skin: Normal, Fair Hair: Blond Eyes: Blue
I have used this product many times, in different colors. This is supposed to be a semi-permanent color, but like many here, I noticed this rinses out pretty quickly. I also suggest using a strand test. I used 14K Gold on my medium blonde hair and it came out bright golden auburn. And the Champagne was so ashy it turned my hair a dark blonde with green undertones. However, once you find the right color, I suggest using this as a gentle color refresher, and that's about all. It does go on nicely, smells great, and conditions your hair. And since it has no harsh chemicals in it, you won't ruin your hair with this product.
Age: 44-55 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium Hair: Brown Eyes: Brown
No, no, no, no.... no.
Just gave this product it's second and final chance. So my 50-60% gray hair is dark brown and shiny... what's *left* of it, that is! Lost enough during the rinsing to have to toss it into the toilet - twice. Then I notice my drain (which was not neglected) was running slow... and this is what I pulled out of it (it's gross):
That is a LOT of hair - it was literally heavy in my hand! I'll have to keep searching for something to fill the void while I wean myself of of years of Bigen. I have bone-straight Asian type hair that's two feet long. It's a nice espresso color with deep molasses highlights, except for that glittering silver new growth!
Age: 44-55 Skin: Very Dry, Fair Hair: Other, Curly Eyes: Green
I used heat, kept this stuff on for an hour, and my hair was as per photo before I started (natural). This was two days ago. I just washed my hair with a gentle shampoo and watched half the color (champagne) go down the drain. After the next shampoo, it should be all gone. What a disappointment. Now I need deep conditioning, and will have to wait until all this comes out, including the wax or whatever. Weeks?
Age: 25-29 Skin: Normal, Fair-Medium Hair: Brunette Eyes: Brown
I bought two of these at Sally... I usually use Jazzing. I have super damaged hair from dying brown hair blonde, so I try and baby it with semi-permanent dyes til it grows out.
That being said, this did leave my hair glossy and soft and richly colored.
But the downside to that is that it is extremely drippy, worse than Jazzing which is pretty bad in itself. It smells better than Jazzing, but it left my hair feeling kind of gross and sticky after rinsing, and I know it's not my conditioner. It definitely runs A LOT on the first wash, I was pretty sad to see that.
All in all you get what you pay for, it didn't visibly damage my hair and it looks good. Worth a shot, but personally I will be going back to Jazzing after I run out of this one.
Age: 36-43 Skin: Other Hair: Other Eyes: Other
I am on my third bottle of this wonderful product. This is easy to use and long lasting on me if I use heat with it. I only have to apply this every 6-8 weeks because I wash every other day and use Quantum Browns gradual color shampoo to keep the color going. I like that the scent is not strong and does not linger. This is very easy to use. I apply to clean, damp hair then put on a shower cap and sit under a hair bonnet for 10 minutes. Then I leave it on for an additional 25 minutes so that the color will hold on longer in my hair. Love how it gradually fades out of the hair so there is not tell tale line like with permanent color and henna. Often on sale at Sally Beauty.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Acne-prone Hair: Brown Eyes: Brown
I have used Beautiful Collection hair color on my hair many times- I am always pleased with the result immediately after using. However, the color doesn't last long AT ALL- I have tried all ways to make it last- letting it sit on my hair for 3 hours, sitting under the dryer for an hour, with a shower cap, and without one- same result. I am African American with 3cish natural hair- maybe my hair isn't porous enough since I'm not relaxed, but this color rinses out in 3 washes, easily. For me that is over about 1.5 weeks.
If you need to color your hair for a specific event, I recommend, as the result is always shiny and rich. However, for long term color, I don't recommend unless you want to recolor your hair every 2-3 weeks.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Acne-prone, Fair Hair: Brown Eyes: Brown
This is my first try at doing my own haircolor and I am very pleased. I used this product in Darkest Brown. It was easy to use - easy to work into the hair like you would a shampoo - didn't stain my skin or bathroom. It left my hair dark brown and shiny and soft. This is similar to the results I get at the salon only way cheaper ($5 at Sallys!). Smell is nice.
update: Downgraded to a 4 due to not being able to cover greys very well. I used the Honey Brown (lighter than the Darkest Brown I used before), and the Honey Brown is actually still quite dark. I put it on after towel drying my shampooed hair, and sat under my dryer for 10 min to try to get the color to stay better on the greys. I think next time Ill keep the heat going for longer and make sure the greys are a little more saturated. Color is nice - a medium gold brown. Leaves hair shiny and soft.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Acne-prone Hair: Brown, Relaxed, Medium Eyes: Brown
I used this product in Jet Black and it was ok for the most part. If wasn't as dark as I expected it to be. It came out in a natural black instead. It did not stain my scalp which was a plus but it came out in abou 2 to 3 washes and was done when i relaxed my hair which usually makes color stay longer. Hair did feel conditioned though. It was not that expensive about $4.00 at sally's (on sale). Not sure if i will buy again. Probably if it was on sale. About to try ion demi color (on sale at sally's) with next relaxer.
Age: 18 & Under Skin: Very Oily, Fair-Medium Hair: Brunette Eyes: Green
I did not like this product at all. I put it in and left it in like it said and I have dyed my hair many times. I put it in and liked the color, but it deposited a weird substance on my hair and the color had rinsed out in about 2 days. I don't recommend.
Age: 44-55 Skin: Combination, Medium Brown Hair: Brown, Relaxed, Coarse Eyes: Brown
I used Dark Brown to cover grays in my darker brown hair. It suprised me that it did cover probably about 95% of the gray. It also left my hair shiny and healthy looking. The downside is that it didn't last but about 3 weeks for me. The other problem was rinsing the stuff out. I thought I would never get it rinsed out completely. Even after what seemed like forever trying to get it out, I noticed that I still had color deposits on my scalp. I'll go back to my Clairol Root Touch Up color, but if I find I need to do an emergency color close to my relaxer retouch time, I'll use the Beautiful Collections.
Age: 36-43 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium Hair: Blond Eyes: Blue
I colored my hair today with Clairol Beautiful Collection Advanced Grey Solutions in Light Goldent Chestnut. The color is a bit too red, but what I am impressed with is that my resistant grey (white, actually) is COMPLETELY covered, which is saying something because I have difficulty covering my grey with even permanent hair color. My hair feels great, too! I only wish that they offered lighter, more natural shades as they do in the other Beautiful Collection line. I will also have to see how long it lasts, as most haircolors fade on me rather quickly.
Clairol, more lighter and natural shades for Advanced Grey Solutions.
Age: 44-55 Skin: Normal, Tan Hair: Red Eyes: Violet
i tried the beautiful collection burgundy brown over top of my red locs and the results were fantastic...i am very pleased with this product.my hair is now a deep rich dark burgundy and my locs are more fuller and managable..... for natural hair it does a great job and i also have a wonderful shine.....i do recommend this product for natural and beautiful hair....yes i will be buying this product again.....thanx clairol ...a happy and satisfied customer........
Age: 44-55 Skin: Sensitive, Fair-Medium Hair: Brown Eyes: Blue
I used this dye for a couple of years to cover grey. It made my hair shiny and more healthyɬookng. It didn't last very long, about three weeks before I wanted to touch it up, but since it's so inexpensive and easy to use, that was OK.
My hair is curly/frizzy, so the anti-frizz effect also made it worth the trouble of reapplying every few weeks. And I can't use peroxide or ammonia on my hair because it's too fragile. so my options are limited.
Lately, I just have too much grey and the regular Beautiful was not covering it. I tried the new Beautiful Collection Advanced Grey Solutions. It is amazing--really does cover grey, for about six weeks, and it makes the hair even more shiny and less frizzy than regular Beautiful. BUT... they only make a few shades and they don't make a light or medium neutral brown, which is what I really want. I used their Rich Dark Brown, which is lovely but too dark for me. I tried their Light Golden Brown, which is lovely too, but over my grey, it comes out a brilliant copper. It's a great color if that's what you want, but it looks bad on me. I tried mixing those two colors to get a light brown, and so far I haven't found the right proportions. It's either too dark or too orange. I will try one more time. If I can't make a medium or light brown, I might just keep on being a dark brunette, since this is the only good grey coverage in a temp dye that I have found.
Hey, Clairol---could you make this in some more natural colors?
Age: 25-29 Skin: Oily, Tan Hair: Black Eyes: Brown
I don't know why this has gotten such a bad rep, but my experience with this was great. Since I've been graying prematurely, I decided to try the Clairol Beautiful Advanced Gray Solutions. Initially, I was skeptical because I hadn't had haircolor or any chemicals on my hair since '05, but I'm happy I did it. It's been a little over a month and the color (Midnight Black) is still covering my gray! I used two bottles because my hair is thick and goes beyond my shoulder blades. I also wash my hair once a week and I don't use shampoo (sounds weird, but apparently, a lot of ppl go poo-less). If any of that helps ... There was also no change in the texture of my hair (other than a lot of shine), and I've had no negative results, with the exception of splattering my shower curtain and counter :-(. Overall, I would definitely recommend this product. As long as the formula and my results stay consistent, I will continue to use this. Oh, and I forgot to mention, I processed this under a hooded dryer for about 30 mins.
Age: 36-43 Skin: Very Dry Hair: Red Eyes: Green
At first, I loved this product. I used the red brown. The color was so beautiful. The color lasted about 3 to 4 days only.
My hair fell out for 3 weeks. I went to two doctors. I had my thyroid, testosterone tested. Everything good. I used the semi again. 3 more weeks of hair just falling out by root. Terrible itching. I went to dermatologist. He didn't think it would be the dye. He said a temp shedding from stress. I once again used it again because I loved the color. AGAIN, hair falling out. Needless to say..NO MORE! I was wondering if anyone can help me with a red brown color. I would rather semi perm. Not a violet red. a red brown. thanks!
Age: 56 & Over Skin: Normal Hair: Red Eyes: Green
I was so disappointed in this product. I thought, terrific, no mixing, no fuss. Well once I colored, dryed and styled my hair, I thought it was awful. It left a waxy, horrid residue in my hair. That stayed in my hair for more than a week, and I needed to use clarifying shampoo several times. After that it just faded to an unattractive brass color. I used Rosewood, which is the shade I use in Natural Instincts, but the results were so different. I'm going back to NI, which leaves my hair beautiful, shiny, and richly colored for a full six weeks. How hard is it to mix two items, after all.
Age: 44-55 Skin: Normal Hair: Brunette Eyes: Brown
I am so impressed with this product. I can't believe I did not try this before now. I was in Sallys to find some lowlighting colors because I am a brunette usually but in the summer I go very very light brown to blonde. I wanted to go back to a dark shade for fall and was originally going to use this product for lowlights. I bought the red/violet shade. So it didn't really work for lowlights (too much of a pain to do myself) so I put it away and dyed my hair a mahogany brown color that came out really great (Loreal Crushed Garnet). Since my hair was so light to begin with the jnew color was a little lighter than I would like but still dark but not that dark rich color I want (I go to such extremes!!!!!) Anyway I decided to take that out and put that on my head because I wanted that deep mahogany/plumish look. Well wow did it come out great. It is so easy to use because it is premixed. All you do is open, put it on and wait 25 minutes. How easy is that? A friend actually came over a short while ago and said "Wow I love your haircolor". I will absolutely purchase this one again and again. What a find!!!!!
Age: 36-43 Skin: Normal, Dark Hair: Black Eyes: Brown
Love this product. I got it in blackest black. I have gray hair throughout the top of my head and it actually covered it. It last pretty good too and left my hair extremely shiny. As mentioned by another member, if you want to go extremely black, this is the product. Vibrant, true color that lasts...
Age: 36-43 Skin: Oily, Fair Hair: Brown Eyes: Brown
After years of processing my hair and watching it turn to 'straw', I let my hair grow out without processing it at all. Over time - it took many, many haircuts and lots of patience - I had a healthy head of hair, naturally med/dk brown. I was bored w/my color and hadn't changed it in about 10 years, so I let my brother-in-law use a demi-permanent color on my hair at his salon in dk brown/burgundy. It came out great but of course faded because it wasn't permanent but at least it was still healthy! I moved shortly after that, so I couldn't get my hair done for free anymore (sob!) and I can't afford to get it done at a salon all the time, so I had to find a cheaper, non-permanent alternative. I've been alternating between Nice 'n Easy Color Boosting Glaze (burgundy, dk brown or black) and John Freida's Color Glaze (dk brown and dk red) for a boost of color but those colors are too limited for me. I recently used L'Oreal's Color Pulse in Chilled Plum which was absolutely gorgeous but it washed out quickly. Today I tried the Clairol Beautiful Collection in Amethyst. It put a lovely plummy tone in my hair without turning my hair purple and was pretty cheap. My hair did have a little bit of that waxy/greasy residue that all the color glazes seem to give me even after completely rinsing, but I was home all day doing nothing. My hair hasn't dried out a bit, it's very soft and it smells good. Tomorrow I'll wash it before I leave the house, so it should look just fine. I wash my hair every other day, so I hope my hair holds onto this color! If it doesn't, that's ok because it's not expensive. I love it and will try either the Wine Brown color or the Clairol Jazzing in Cherry Cola next time it needs some color. Long live hair stains! I'll never use permanent color again!