Rated 4 out of 5 by 83
Rated 5 out of 5 by CarrieInPA Good-for-your-hair color. Excellent for between salon visit maintenance.
While the shade is not exactly perfect, the color itself will not damage your hair and may even good for it. There are few hair color products that are not damaging and this is one of the few.
*Beware* some of the competitor products that claim to have no ammonia and no peroxide have ammonia or peroxide cousin ingredients.
No, I don't work for Ion. I did experience severe damage from one of the competitor products that is also sold by Sally.
I would like to see Ion make the color in more shades. I am concerned that Ion may discontinue this excellent product since the display at Sally's keeps getting smaller and smaller.
May 3, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by MARCELAWP IT'S GREAT!
I use only it and work very well for me. I have black and long hair. It's really free PPD. I love it.
March 25, 2016
Rated 4 out of 5 by DenzKoils So Far My Favorite Semi-Permanent
I am a 4b, low-porosity, natural and had given up using semi-permanent colors because they would rinse right out of my hair. Perhaps this will help someone else who has found semi-permanent doesn't work as well for them. The demi and permanent color caused deterioration of my ends. To really help increase the odds that it would work, I did a lot of things my initial times using the color. I start with a mudwash to remove all oils and build up. I used the ION pre-color treatment. I applied the color and let it sit for 45 minutes under 2 plastic caps and 2 of the metallic caps. I rinsed in cool to warm water. I used the ION after-color treatment. I skipped conditioning after. I used a leave-in and styler with no oil. I made sure I didn't wash my hair for at least 4 days after to let the color take hold.
After a few tries I have simplified my process. I still start with the mudwash. I skip the pre-color treatment and apply the color. I still do 45 minutes under the 4 caps. I rinse in cool to warm water but skip the after-color treatment. I do my leave-in and styler but no oil on the 1st day. I optionally do oil the 2nd day. I still wait 4 days before wetting my hair again.
I usually wet my hair every 3 to 4 days and my color last 3 weeks but it looks better if I do it every 2 week.
My hair is brown with large sections of gray up front. With the black color even left on for 45 minutes, it looks a dark reddish brown.
This color does what I need it to do and I'm not worried about drying my ends out.
February 16, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by Optimist From really dark to wonderful!
" 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