herbashine or natural instinct or robert craig?

Lovestoread22Lovestoread22 Registered Users Posts: 33
hi, i have black hair and i want to change my hair color into cool shiny brown colour, which should i choose;
herbashine 610 light ash brown
RC coffee brown
14 light ash brown
and this is my first time i colour my hair so any suggestion and advice are welcome :lol:
Dont live in US having trouble to find right products cos there are only few sold here
2c/3a
Hair damage by blow drying and flat iron weekly
Protein sensitive
CG mod since 01/09/2010
Shampoo; sebamed children shampoo sulfate free (a little unsure if the shampoo is sulfate free)
Conditioner; burt bees sugarbeet
DC: burt bees shea repair (but not really works for me though)
english is NOT my first languange so please bear with me if i have offend you by my choice of words

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  • CurliniCurlini Registered Users Posts: 258 Curl Neophyte
    Hi-
    I don't know about Herbashine but I have used both Natural Instincts and Robert Craig. It's important that you understand that Robert Craig will not lighten your hair color - it can only deposit color on your current color. So it probably isn't the option you're looking for. My guess is that Natural Instincts is probably your best bet. Good luck!
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  • sweetpeacurlisweetpeacurli Registered Users Posts: 343
    Just out of curiosity, how did you narrow down your options to those three choices?
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  • Lovestoread22Lovestoread22 Registered Users Posts: 33
    curlini: well actually what i really want for my hair is to add shine, and i wanna go two shades lighter than my current hair color
    sweatpea: theyre in my opinion the most knwon amonia free haircolor
    Dont live in US having trouble to find right products cos there are only few sold here
    2c/3a
    Hair damage by blow drying and flat iron weekly
    Protein sensitive
    CG mod since 01/09/2010
    Shampoo; sebamed children shampoo sulfate free (a little unsure if the shampoo is sulfate free)
    Conditioner; burt bees sugarbeet
    DC: burt bees shea repair (but not really works for me though)
    english is NOT my first languange so please bear with me if i have offend you by my choice of words
  • sweetpeacurlisweetpeacurli Registered Users Posts: 343
    Ah, that's the connection between those 3 that I was missing. :D

    Well, for what it's worth, I dye my naturally-black hair medium golden brown using Loreal Preference. It's not ammonia-free, but I've not had good luck going ammonia-free in the past. I find both Natural Instincts and Revlon Colorsilk to be very drying. And Robert Craig doesn't lighten at all, so it doesn't work for my current needs.

    I've never tried herbashine, though.

    Natural color:
    5063693164_232f17e592.jpg

    After dying with Preference in Medium Golden Brown:
    http://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/sets/72157624956016243/

    Not a fabulous curl day, but the color is fairly accurate here:
    5044612857_41cdf49f92.jpg
    Sulfate and Silicone-free since 2005
    CO-wash convert since October 2010
    Photos: http://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/
    Website: http://healthycurls.net
    Twitter: @sweetpeacurli

    Currently loving:
    • Vo5 tea therapy conditioners
    • Aubrey Organics Honeysuckle Rose conditioner
    • Giovanni Direct leave-in
    • Biosilk Rock Hard Gelee
    I am now completely out of the closet as the craziest of crazy cat ladies. I own it. I embrace it. I am one with the crazy.
  • Lovestoread22Lovestoread22 Registered Users Posts: 33
    how about redken eq shades? have you ever tried it?
    Dont live in US having trouble to find right products cos there are only few sold here
    2c/3a
    Hair damage by blow drying and flat iron weekly
    Protein sensitive
    CG mod since 01/09/2010
    Shampoo; sebamed children shampoo sulfate free (a little unsure if the shampoo is sulfate free)
    Conditioner; burt bees sugarbeet
    DC: burt bees shea repair (but not really works for me though)
    english is NOT my first languange so please bear with me if i have offend you by my choice of words
  • sweetpeacurlisweetpeacurli Registered Users Posts: 343
    how about redken eq shades? have you ever tried it?
    Oooh I've been curious about redken eq for ages. What's the story on it? Have you tried it?
    Sulfate and Silicone-free since 2005
    CO-wash convert since October 2010
    Photos: http://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/
    Website: http://healthycurls.net
    Twitter: @sweetpeacurli

    Currently loving:
    • Vo5 tea therapy conditioners
    • Aubrey Organics Honeysuckle Rose conditioner
    • Giovanni Direct leave-in
    • Biosilk Rock Hard Gelee
    I am now completely out of the closet as the craziest of crazy cat ladies. I own it. I embrace it. I am one with the crazy.
  • Lovestoread22Lovestoread22 Registered Users Posts: 33
    No, i have never color my hair actually, this is my first time, so do you think it would be better to do it on your own or going to the salon?
    And your hair looks beautiful! It doesnt look dry or anything :)
    Dont live in US having trouble to find right products cos there are only few sold here
    2c/3a
    Hair damage by blow drying and flat iron weekly
    Protein sensitive
    CG mod since 01/09/2010
    Shampoo; sebamed children shampoo sulfate free (a little unsure if the shampoo is sulfate free)
    Conditioner; burt bees sugarbeet
    DC: burt bees shea repair (but not really works for me though)
    english is NOT my first languange so please bear with me if i have offend you by my choice of words

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