Clairol Shimmer Lights Conditioning Shampoo
What a find!
After a beach vacation my hair felt oily and dull, plus my highlights were looking orange. After reading labels on tons of products I decided to stick with a purple shampoo since I had always had good results. After following the directions and washing twice I felt like I had a new head of hair. even my natural brown hair was gorgeous with new luster. I plan to use this once a week or as needed. The scent is slightly off-putting but it doesn't linger after drying.
July 17, 2015
Recommended by everyone for a reason! It work!
I have naturally blonde hair that I've never dyed/ highlighted and that has darkened from platinum to a dirty beige blonde over time, but still gets natural highlights from the sun. I haven't actually been out in the sun much until this summer because I now live at the beach, so my hair hasn't had the chance to naturally lighten in the sun for a very long time (like 5 years). Maybe it's because it's darker now, or the really hard beach water, or both, but this year when it started to lighten naturally from being on the beach so much it turned a brassy yellowy color on the top layer (where the sun exerted most of its effects!). I have never had this issue in the past, so I had no idea why it happened or what to do! With the exception of my hair turning green due to chlorine, I've never had issues with the color, and have never done anything to 'correct' it. I obviously cannot live with yellow hair, so I began scouring the internet which lead me to find numerous sources recommending this product to tone down brassiness in blonde hair. I used this shampoo and the matching conditioner for the first time today, left it on maybe 4 minutes because I was afraid of tiniting my hair lavender (the lady at Sallys warned me to be careful), and IT WORKED! After one wash my hair is considerably less brassy and I am SO HAPPY! I will continue to use it this week and maybe next, as my hair still isn't quite back to it's normal beige blonde, but that's probably because I should have left it on a few more minutes. I've read of people who leave it on as long as 10 minutes! I'm thinking 5-6 mins will do the trick for me though, and then I'll just use it weekly to keep the brassiness toned down. I did read that the shampoo was very drying, so I went ahead and used a deep conditioner after the shimmer lights one, and didn't notice any excessive tangles, dryness, or other unpleasant effects of the shampoo. When doing research a lot of people complained about the sent, and it IS a pretty strong old lady smell--like think of a perfume your grandmother would wear--but it doesn't bother me enough to stop me from using it. IT WORKS, I 100% recommend this if you're suffering from brassy, yellowy hair :)
July 15, 2015
Stinks horribly, strips hair.
This stuff stinks. Literally. The chemical fragrance is extremely strong, even days after and days after shampooing and conditioning with other pleasant, strongly-fragranced product.
The shampoo itself is very harsh and drying, contains SLS, and I returned it after the first use.
June 25, 2015
Gross smell, no visible difference
If it actually did tone down my gold hair I could deal with the smell. But since it did nothing for the color, essentially there's no point to this shampoo nor conditioner other than that of a normal product. Also be careful when using. It can easily stain. It's very purple.
June 22, 2015