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Products aimed to specific hair color

I was wondering if any of you knew about these hair color specific products (shampoos, conditioners, stylers, etc). My questions for you are:

#1- Do these products really enrich hair color?

#2- What happens if you used one that is completely opposite of your natural hair color? (For instance- you have blond hair and you use the brunette one)

#3- What if your hair was a mixture of 3 colors and you used one that specific towards only one of them? (For instance- my hair is a dark brown with a reddish hint that looks really dark in the winter but really red in the summer.. And lets say I used the one specifically for redhead people, would that bring more of the red out?)

I'm sure these products are pure gimmicks but ive always wondered about them.
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  • rosabearrrosabearr Banned Posts: 165Banned Users
    I like the John Fredia Collection of Shampoo & Conditoner this one work the best to prevent color fading. It also helps enchance you hair color with out dye.

    The product contains Carmel ingridents

    It also well price this several bottles

    Blondes
    Bruenetts
    Red Hair

    None of for dark color such as the shade of Black.
  • cymprenicympreni Posts: 9,609Registered Users
    IMO rip off. There's lots of stuff you probably already have in your kitchen that can enhance your color for a lot less money.

    For example I'm a brunette, I could use coffee, rosemary and sage as a hair rinse. If it's herbs, then you boil it in water, strain, let cool. Then pour it over your hair, then rinse out. If you like, you can catch it in a bowl and repeat as many times as you wish. It's very gradual, and takes multiple tries, but it does work. It worked for me after a chemical dye turned out wrong, and the redye washed out. After a while of doing this weekly, my hair looked more like it's natural color.

    I don't know any for the other colors. I suppose you could use stuff for another color to tweek your color. But I don't think it would be dramatic.

    I don't have links anymore. But google stuff like herbal or natural hair dyes/color rinses. They might have stuff on long hair boards.
  • cymprenicympreni Posts: 9,609Registered Users
    Found a site

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    And I forgot, I have a book listing herbs good for coloring.

    To lighten:
    Chamomile
    Mullein
    Rhubarb root
    Hollyhock

    To darken:
    sage
    sage and rosemary
    sage and raspberry leaves
    green outer shells of unripe walnuts: crush in pestle and mortor, add a pinch of salt, cover with water and soak for 3 days, then add 3 cups water and simmer for 5 hours, adding more water as necessary to maintain at least 1 cup liquid. Strain and reduce to 1 cup by boiling
    Ivy berries

    To redden:
    alkanet root
    calendula
    henna-follow product instructions
    red hibiscus
    safron

    For black hair:
    elderberries
    indigo leaves and henna in equal quantities

    For grey hair:
    hollyhock: removes yellow tones
    betony highlights yellow tones
    sage: darkens grey hair and adds luster

    To make: Choose herb(s) from list and unles otherwise stated make a decotion by simmering 2 oz of herb in 4 cups water for 20 minutes, keeping lid on pan. Cool, strain and pour through hair catching the rinse in a bowl. Repeat as many times as possible.

    These are progressive dyes, so the more you use them, the stronger the effect. So, used on occasion, it can be used to enhanse your color. IME it can take several uses before you notice anything. It's a very subtle change.

    Disclaimer: I'm not expert in hair or herbs. I've only used coffee rinses and the sage and rosemary one. Please do your research before attempting.
  • wildwoodflowrwildwoodflowr Posts: 63Registered Users
    I've used both John Frieda and L'oreal Professionel Colorist lines with a lot of success but I've stopped using them since I avoid 'cones now.

    They definitely enhanced my color from the first wash/condition. I'm a red head and once used the brunette version of John Frieda (while visiting a friend and not knowing what is was lol) and I was suddenly a brunette with hints of redness. It was actually a very nice even looking brunette though. John Frieda's red didnt look very even or natural looking on me.

    When using the L'oreal Colorist line, my red color evened out more dramatically. The more often you use it, the more enhanced your color gets. The color fades quickly so I would use the shampoo/conditioner combo at least once a week to keep it looking nice. I loved Loreal Colorist! So many different pretty shades to choose from, similar to choosing hair dye. It colors so well I could use this instead of dying my hair, though I'm a natural redhead (mostly brown-red now)

    Hope that helps
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    Conditioners: VO5 or Suave Conditioners (Co-wash), GVP Conditioning Balm (Rinse Out/Leave In), AOHR (Deep Treat)
    Stylers: Herbal Essences Set Me Up Gel, Karen's Body Beautiful Hair Nectar (SOTC)

  • hahgiwoofahahgiwoofa Posts: 87Registered Users
    I must admit I always though it was a gimmick until I tried a Nicky Clarke one for red hair - the condish is in a clear bottle with bronze metallic looking liquid in. It's lovely stuff, smells vanilla leave my hair really shiny and my colour seems to sustain, best of all no silicone! but as is usually my luck I went to get some more last week and :angry5:DISCONTINUED!!!!!!!:angry5::angry5::angry5::angry5:

    I looked at John Frieda, but as with Frizz ease it's jam packed with silicone.

    I love the idea of making my own shampoo and rinses etc (same as I like the idea of drowing my own veg and baking my own bread) but in practicality I just aint got the time
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    CG - australian organics (Holland and Barratt) poo & condish, Louise Galvin Deep condish treatment, boots pink curl creme
    non CG - Umberto Gianni pink range, L'Oreal Studio Line Curl Power Controlling Creme
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  • SunshineGrrlSunshineGrrl Posts: 3,823Registered Users
    I think they're good, but the John Frieda does have silicones in it.

    Beware. I had a friend who used them (wayyyyy back when they first came out) on her blonde hair. She used the brown color enhancing shampoo and conditioner and it turned an icky brownish greenish blonde color. I think if you have brunette hair, but want to enhance red tones, the redhead one would be okay.

    I henna my hair and don't have much fade out, but asked my instructor what I could do to keep my color vibrant. She recommended buying some Paul Mitchell (we're a Paul Mitchell school, go figure) Inkworks, which is a semi-permanent color that washes out in 2-3 weeks, mix about 1 oz of the color with about 8 oz of conditioner and it'll keep the color vibrant.

    Beware if you do this, make sure and only do the amount listed above. Otherwise, you'll end up with pink (for the red color) hands and nails and it doesn't wash out well. I do not think PM Inkworks come in a natural hair color, though. They do have a clear one which could act like a sealer, I've heard.

  • ninja dogninja dog Posts: 23,780Registered Users
    Sunshine, can a non-professional buy Inkworks? Where is it sold?

    Thanks!
  • SunshineGrrlSunshineGrrl Posts: 3,823Registered Users
    ninja dog wrote: »
    Sunshine, can a non-professional buy Inkworks? Where is it sold?

    Thanks!

    Probably not. At least, not that I know of. If you so desire, I can purchase a bottle and ship it off to you. But I warn you, it can sometimes take a few days for me to get down there and ship it off to you. You can also buy the knockoff at Sally's. It's called Beyond the Zone Color Jamz.

    Beyond the Zone Colors:
    Bubble Head Pink
    Candy Apple Red
    Clear Shine
    Crimson Storm
    Huckleberry Blue
    Midnight Blue
    Not So Shy Violet
    Party Time Pink
    Purple Passion
    Raspberry Kamikaze
    Tripped Up Turquoise
    Wild Red

    Paul Mitchell Inkworks Colors:
    Yellow
    Red
    Neon-Red
    Orange
    Neon-Orange
    Hot Pink
    Purple
    Blue
    Green
    Black
    Clear

  • ninja dogninja dog Posts: 23,780Registered Users
    Oh, dear.......thanks for your offer, but I wouldn't know what color to choose from either source. I have strawberry blonde hair....what would you advise?

    TIA
  • SunshineGrrlSunshineGrrl Posts: 3,823Registered Users
    ninja dog wrote: »
    Oh, dear.......thanks for your offer, but I wouldn't know what color to choose from either source. I have strawberry blonde hair....what would you advise?

    TIA

    The truest color I've seen to a natural hair color is the red. I'd have to trek down to Sally's to see which one is truer red in their colors. For strawberry blonde, I would probably recommend 1/2-1/4 the amount in the same amount of conditioner, just to refresh the color and only use it once a week. I was too chicken to do the full 8 oz, so I went and purchased little 3 oz travel sized bottles and mixed some color+conditioner in there. I think I have like 4 of those in my shower now. I used it on my hair for approximately 1-2 weeks washing approximately every 2-3 days and people kept on asking me if I had colored my hair. Now I only used it once a week...maybe twice if I feel like it's looking a little orange. I'm so picky lately, it's sad.

  • ninja dogninja dog Posts: 23,780Registered Users
    Okay, I'll take a look at Sally's and proceed with caution. Thank you!!
  • SunshineGrrlSunshineGrrl Posts: 3,823Registered Users
    ninja dog wrote: »
    Okay, I'll take a look at Sally's and proceed with caution. Thank you!!

    You're welcome! Let me know how it goes if you decide to take the dive!

  • mrl234mrl234 Posts: 548Registered Users
    Yeah, I used to use the redhead line on my reddish-brown hair and it helped highlight the red. It wasn't an extreme change by any means, though.
    I think they're good, but the John Frieda does have silicones in it.

    Beware. I had a friend who used them (wayyyyy back when they first came out) on her blonde hair. She used the brown color enhancing shampoo and conditioner and it turned an icky brownish greenish blonde color. I think if you have brunette hair, but want to enhance red tones, the redhead one would be okay.

    I henna my hair and don't have much fade out, but asked my instructor what I could do to keep my color vibrant. She recommended buying some Paul Mitchell (we're a Paul Mitchell school, go figure) Inkworks, which is a semi-permanent color that washes out in 2-3 weeks, mix about 1 oz of the color with about 8 oz of conditioner and it'll keep the color vibrant.

    Beware if you do this, make sure and only do the amount listed above. Otherwise, you'll end up with pink (for the red color) hands and nails and it doesn't wash out well. I do not think PM Inkworks come in a natural hair color, though. They do have a clear one which could act like a sealer, I've heard.
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    Low-poo: Yes to Carrots Daily Pampering Shampoo (1-2x/week)
    Rinse outs: Yes to Carrots Pampering Mud Conditioner
    Styling: a little bit of leave in and a little bit of KCCC, diffusing
    Olive oil DTs, honey rinses in the summer :)