Rated 5 out of 5 by JulieNC Worked like a charm!
I have been using Ion Color Brilliance Permanent Creme hair color in 7G Medium Golden Blonde with 20v developer for a good while now. I decided to be different and use 7RC Medium Copper Blonde for a change. Boy, was that a disaster! I ended up with a harsh auburn color, and I looked like death warmed over. Disclaimer: I made this decision on my own, and it was my fault for not anticipating negative results. I checked around to see what would be good to tone this mess down, and a couple of professionals I know recommended Ion Color Corrector. Well, my local Sally shop was out of it, and I couldn't wait for an online order, so I picked up One 'n Only Colorfix to try. I had excellent results! I used all of the product because I have thick, long hair, and I needed all of it. It did smell pretty bad, but I love the results! I only kept it on for about five minutes after I finished applying it all over because I got the results I wanted and didn't want to risk keeping it on any longer than that. I ended up with a beautiful strawberry blonde---not too much red, but just enough to make it pretty! :) This color is actually better than what I was going for, so I'm happy! And my hair is not damaged from the product. I have thick, wavy, coarse hair, and it actually feels a bit softer and less coarse now. I hope I never have another coloring disaster like I did this time, but if I do, I know what to buy! :)
January 16, 2016
Rated 4 out of 5 by Liin Removed Black Dye
My hair is naturally black and I got tired of dying it brown so i dyed it back to black a year ago or maybe longer. I recently tried to dye my hair brown and only half of my hair took the color brown the other half still stayed black. I didn't want to bleach my hair so i figured i would try this first. I only used the two first bottles as i was told to do, I did not sit out in the sun or applied any heat completely skipped those directions just wrapped it for 20 minutes to 25 minutes. It did take me long to apply it because my hair is long so the whole thing with the 20 minutes took about an hour. I used two full boxes and nothing was left. After rinsing i was surprised to see that it took the black color out, it was brown and almost the same color as the top part. I haven't decided if i will dye it again but it definitely took out the black dye.
Bad part stinks horrible, i realized the longer my hair was wet the stronger the smell. I blow dried the wet parts and it smelled less, hopefully it goes away today which is the next day.
January 15, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by Optimist From dark to light!
LOVE this product! Never used it before. I am a medium brunette naturally. I have been dying my hair for almost 20+ years now. Recently, over the last couple of years (I'm 40+ years old) my hair has turned almost a black color, even though the darkest shade of haircolor I have used is a medium brown. The ends, almost a blue-black. I wanted my "brown" back! I have used permanent, boxed haircolor my whole life. I had to remove the color, but I didn't want to bleach. I bought One and Only Color Fix. I mixed the 2 bottles of color fix together (the entire bottles) and put all of it on my hair and really rubbed it in and saturated every last strand. I then wrapped my head in saran wrap and kept "warming" my head with the blowdyer off and on for a 1/2 hour. I rinsed really well and then shampooed twice with a clarifying shampoo. I DID NOT use the developing lotion (bottle #3) as it said it may turn your hair dark again! So I threw it out. Honestly, I expected a mess. I anticipated it to turn out really uneven with grey roots and still dark ends. Well, it didn't do that, but it certainly wasn't pretty at first! I had grey roots, it felt really dry, and the rest of my hair was a ginger-orange color. I then applied an entire bottle of ION semi-permanent light warm brown to my hair. I used the entire bottle and really rubbed it in. It almost looked like wood stain and I was a little frightened my hair would turn black again! I wrapped my head in saran wrap again, warmed it with the blow dryer a couple of times, and left it on for 1/2 an hour. I got into the shower and rinsed and rinsed. Then I applied an ION color sealer conditioner and let it sit for 10 minutes while I continued to shower. I rinsed and styled as usual. I LOVE MY HAIR! The color is even!!! Not light on the top and dark at the ends like I feared! It's evenly colored, no grey, shiny, smooth, soft, and the best of all, it's a very warm light brown color with undertones of red! It's gorgeous! I haven't had a color like this that I absolutely loved in forever! I hope the semi-permanent will last a couple of weeks, but I have heard mixed reviews about it fading too quickly. I don't think I care, though. Even having to re-color once a week would be worth it to keep this color! I am now a semi-permanent hair color girl! I never would have though! (My hair, I would say is porous; it takes color very quickly (except the greys) and usually turns out on the dark side of what ever color I am trying to achieve.) I hope this review helps with your decision to use these products!
December 28, 2015
Rated 1 out of 5 by DMWhite85 Not worth it!
I read previous reviews prior to purchase. I ensured I bough enough for 4 applications as I was aware I wouldn't get where I wanted with just one. I've bleached my hair many times, I know colour removal tends to smell, so I was prepared. Follow the instructions on the box to a T. I don't know if this is a pro or not, but, when I put the product accidentally on my natural roots, there was no colour change as with typical dye/bleach, however, there was no colour change to my dyed hair either. I dyed my hair auburn approx 11 months ago, haven't dyed it since, so I had a lot of root growth, I was expecting to go back to my natural colour, I just wanted to remove as much of the faded red as possible, I then planned to cover with a lighter colour. I spaced the applications out over 3 weeks, in hopes of not frying my hair, however, I still needed to cut 2+ inches off.After 3 applications and suffering through the horrible smell, extremely damaged hair that stuck for days and no change to colour, I'm extremely dissapointed.
October 23, 2015