Goldwell

Goldwell


Overall rating
4.0
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74%
would repurchase
4.0
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Overall rating
74%
would repurchase

Recent Goldwell Reviews

Colorance toner, any color.
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4 months ago

I am a natural 7N (medium ash blonde) which goes 8N (light ash blonde) in the summer. I have been getting highlights in my hair for years but tend to go brassy really quickly. Purple shampoos doesn't work for me at all. My tips go grey-purple while the yellow still show through elsewhere. Not a good look. A new hairdresser used toners on me after a highlighting service; Goldwell colorance 10P and 10V on the midshaft, only pulling through to the tips in the last two minutes, and 7N as a root shadow to make the new highlights look more lived in. The result was absolutely gorgeous! Cool ash, but not grey at all, it looked completely natural and the Colorance also added shine to my hair. So I bought the toners to keep up at home. However, after some months I noticed my hair getting brassier and brassier from the roots to midshaft, the toners now not being enough to cover the brassiness. I researched, and found out that most toners contains hydrogen peroxide. This will slowly bleach your hair, but only to the stage where the red hair pigments show through. Hair pigment consists of all the primary colors. When you bleach hair, the first pigments to go are the cool tones (blue and green) and the last are the warm pigments (red and yellow). So when toning my hair I was essentially giving it a gentle bleach bath, slowly exposing red and yellow pigments in the hair, that hadn't been highlighted and thus completely stripped of all pigment. When the cool pigments of the toner washed out I was left with even brassier hair. The definition of counterproductive. So: One lippie for adding shine and for (initially) beautiful and natural colors. Four off for making all the non-highlighted hair brassy. I ended up getting a full head of bleach to remove all the brassiness and a root shadow with a permanent color. I haven't found the solution for the initial brassiness problem, as it comes from minerals in the water (iron and ochre), but in the future I'll try toning with a permanent color, which covers permanently, rather than a semi or demipermanent, that creates brassiness and washes out. Permanent is less gentle on the hair, but I prefer it over brassy hair.

Colorance toner, any color.
1.0
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from

4 months ago

I am a natural 7N (medium ash blonde) which goes 8N (light ash blonde) in the summer. I have been getting highlights in my hair for years but tend to go brassy really quickly. Purple shampoos doesn't work for me at all. My tips go grey-purple while the yellow still show through elsewhere. Not a good look. A new hairdresser used toners on me after a highlighting service; Goldwell colorance 10P and 10V on the midshaft, only pulling through to the tips in the last two minutes, and 7N as a root shadow to make the new highlights look more lived in. The result was absolutely gorgeous! Cool ash, but not grey at all, it looked completely natural and the Colorance also added shine to my hair. So I bought the toners to keep up at home. However, after some months I noticed my hair getting brassier and brassier from the roots to midshaft, the toners now not being enough to cover the brassiness. I researched, and found out that most toners contains hydrogen peroxide. This will slowly bleach your hair, but only to the stage where the red hair pigments show through. Hair pigment consists of all the primary colors. When you bleach hair, the first pigments to go are the cool tones (blue and green) and the last are the warm pigments (red and yellow). So when toning my hair I was essentially giving it a gentle bleach bath, slowly exposing red and yellow pigments in the hair, that hadn't been highlighted and thus completely stripped of all pigment. When the cool pigments of the toner washed out I was left with even brassier hair. The definition of counterproductive. So: One lippie for adding shine and for (initially) beautiful and natural colors. Four off for making all the non-highlighted hair brassy. I ended up getting a full head of bleach to remove all the brassiness and a root shadow with a permanent color. I haven't found the solution for the initial brassiness problem, as it comes from minerals in the water (iron and ochre), but in the future I'll try toning with a permanent color, which covers permanently, rather than a semi or demipermanent, that creates brassiness and washes out. Permanent is less gentle on the hair, but I prefer it over brassy hair.


Kerasilk Beautifying Hair Perfume
4.0
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2 years ago

I'm liking this! But I'm not sure what it's supposed to do. Goldwell describes the purpose of this potion is to "Reactivate the freshly-washed hair scent, mask and protect against unpleasant odors, and provide a silky hair feel, a touch of shine and prevent static." I found that it's basically a silkening agent with a very pleasant smell. In fact, I bought it for the smell. I tried the scent Oriental (gold/brown bottle) at my salon and noticed it smelled very much like VS Amber Romance (super sweet, vanilliac, sugar, amber-ish), but didn't make me sick (big bonus for not making me sick!). Anyway, I like sweet, gourmand scents but usually something in them provokes a migraine. I noticed this didn't and it smelled delightful, which was an immediate sale for me. This scent does fade fast though. You won't be wafting it all day. Anyway, it does seem to have some softening, silkening properties as well as not creating a build-up feel. It has mild detangling abilities, but won't replace a devoted detangler. If you are into hair perfumes but are generally fragrance sensitive, this line is worth checking out. Don't buy in your salon. They are nearly half the price on Amazon (about $21.00). Little glass bottles are super cute and easy to travel with. I took one lippie off because I think it could do more for the hair, such as detangle or heat protect etc.

Kerasilk Beautifying Hair Perfume
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2 years ago

I'm liking this! But I'm not sure what it's supposed to do. Goldwell describes the purpose of this potion is to "Reactivate the freshly-washed hair scent, mask and protect against unpleasant odors, and provide a silky hair feel, a touch of shine and prevent static." I found that it's basically a silkening agent with a very pleasant smell. In fact, I bought it for the smell. I tried the scent Oriental (gold/brown bottle) at my salon and noticed it smelled very much like VS Amber Romance (super sweet, vanilliac, sugar, amber-ish), but didn't make me sick (big bonus for not making me sick!). Anyway, I like sweet, gourmand scents but usually something in them provokes a migraine. I noticed this didn't and it smelled delightful, which was an immediate sale for me. This scent does fade fast though. You won't be wafting it all day. Anyway, it does seem to have some softening, silkening properties as well as not creating a build-up feel. It has mild detangling abilities, but won't replace a devoted detangler. If you are into hair perfumes but are generally fragrance sensitive, this line is worth checking out. Don't buy in your salon. They are nearly half the price on Amazon (about $21.00). Little glass bottles are super cute and easy to travel with. I took one lippie off because I think it could do more for the hair, such as detangle or heat protect etc.

Elumen Intensive Treatment for Color- Treated Hair

Wonderful 5 minute hair treatment that is easily available online & locally ! Stumbled upon this product and decided to give it a try since I colour my hair very often with professional dye - wanted a treatment that didn't take a long time to use/ process and that was meant to keep hair healthy and shiny without weighing it down or being greasy... So my experience with this treatment was awesome! After shampooing and following the directions on the package, my hair was so soft, healthy and shiny, easier to manage , moisturized and just felt really good all around. I use this treatment after colouring and again about two weeks later to keep the colour fresh and the hair soft. This is a great product! Pricey but worth every penny and it lasts for a good amount of time. Scent is wonderful too. Only thing is to rinse very well after since this can make hair feel coated. Packaging isn't the greatest but the product itself rocks! Highly recommend for everyone who colours their hair whether it is just highlights/lowlights; semi / demi permanent / permanent; bleached; double processed or using drugstore dye from the box ... This I find is a huge plus because the treatment although meant for Goldwell hair colour, works with all brands...I don't or never have used Goldwell dye thus far...Reviews were good online too. 5 lippies ;-) Will r/p

Elumen Intensive Treatment for Color- Treated Hair
5.0
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2 years ago

Wonderful 5 minute hair treatment that is easily available online & locally ! Stumbled upon this product and decided to give it a try since I colour my hair very often with professional dye - wanted a treatment that didn't take a long time to use/ process and that was meant to keep hair healthy and shiny without weighing it down or being greasy... So my experience with this treatment was awesome! After shampooing and following the directions on the package, my hair was so soft, healthy and shiny, easier to manage , moisturized and just felt really good all around. I use this treatment after colouring and again about two weeks later to keep the colour fresh and the hair soft. This is a great product! Pricey but worth every penny and it lasts for a good amount of time. Scent is wonderful too. Only thing is to rinse very well after since this can make hair feel coated. Packaging isn't the greatest but the product itself rocks! Highly recommend for everyone who colours their hair whether it is just highlights/lowlights; semi / demi permanent / permanent; bleached; double processed or using drugstore dye from the box ... This I find is a huge plus because the treatment although meant for Goldwell hair colour, works with all brands...I don't or never have used Goldwell dye thus far...Reviews were good online too. 5 lippies ;-) Will r/p