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Heavy Metals Permanent Creme Hair Color is rated 2.9 out of 5 by 158.
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  • 100% Fade Resistant Gray Coverage Maximum Light Reflection and Shine Enriched with Pequi & Argan Oil Luxurious long lasting color
    ion Hair Color science relies on the power of micro-pigmentation— ion's microscopic pigment molecules oxidize slower, allowing them to penetrate deep into the cortex of each hair strand for long-lasting, fade-resistant color. These formulas are PPD-free and enriched with Hyaluronic Acid, Argan Oil, Pequi Oil, and botanicals to nourish and strengthen hair from within. Not to mention, ion Hair Color is gentle on hair, containing up to 38% less ammonia than the leading professional brands on the market. Unlock your hair’s true potential with Ion’s cutting-edge, salon-quality color science and bring home vibrancy like never before.
  • 1:1 mixing ratio. Two ounces of color to two ounces of 10, 20, 30 or 40 Volume ion Sensitive Scalp Creme Developer. High Lift Blonde series is mixed 1:2 ratio: Two ounces of color to 4 ounces of 30 or 40 Volume Ion Sensitive Scalp Developer. Bowl and brush application is recommended. Always read the product packaging and inserts for complete directions, instructions, and warnings, and make sure to perform both the strand test and the patch test before applying your color.

    If you have never colored your hair and you want to change your current hair color or you have not colored in 3 months or longer follow these steps: Apply hair color mixture to dry, unwashed hair • Work gently through hair as you would a shampoo. Loosely pile hair on top of head • Process according to manufacturer’s directions. When processing time is complete, add a small amount of warm water to hair and work into lather • Rinse until the water runs clear.

    If you color your hair every 4-6 weeks with a shade of similar tone and level follow these steps: Make 1/4” partings throughout dry, unwashed hair • Apply the mixture onto new growth area only, working from the front to the back of your head. Leave color on new growth area for 25 minutes. When processing time is complete, add a small amount of warm water to hair and work into lather • Rinse until the water runs clear.

    Always read the product packaging and inserts for complete directions, instructions, and warnings, and make sure to perform both the strand test and the patch test before applying your color.

Rated 1 out of 5 by from Not happy Should of listened to reviews. Has a brown base color not gray. Had no brown in my hair, but I do now.
Date published: 2020-01-18
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Love this stuff. I got the nude to see the effects Made my hear look healthy and vibrant. It worked well
Date published: 2019-11-27
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Not as described This isn't remotely charcoal. It's brown-based. The rinse water was brown. I'm semi-happy with the faded results. It suits my skin better than gray. But this is it. It's NOT charcoal. Not even close. It's a neutral toned dark blonde.
Date published: 2019-11-25
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Light Charcoal Yeah Right! went in the store to pick out the perfect grey. The little hair on the front of the box clearly is grey. My hair was bleached blonde so it was light enough. What i got was a dark brown!!! serious!!!
Date published: 2019-11-10
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Super A mi me encanta me lo doy con un peroxido de 10 y lo dejo por pocos minutos y me da un color precioso tono gris
Date published: 2019-09-18
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Not a true charcoal Basically ash brown after processing dried hair out
Date published: 2019-09-15
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Misleading Same with the other review. I hsve to get developer in order to use this.
Date published: 2019-09-02
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Rose Color is cuutee I have done this twice now and I am truly in love with the color. I started with a silver toned color (reference below). It gives me the pastel pink tht I want and I’m too scared to try anything else. The first time I dyed my hair with this I think I left it on for 20-30 mins. When I touched up the color I left it on for 45 mins this time and it became a more vibrant pink (nearing magenta) and it faded again nicely to the cute pastel pink. I’ve gotten many compliments on my hair and I always hear random strangers passing by talking about how they love my hair. The downsides are the fact that it does fade overtime but it fades pretty evenly. My biggest con though is how bad it looks after swimming in chlorine (again ref photo below). It’s pretty ugly but the nice thing is this dye is cheap. The fade usually lasts me a month but I also just wash my hair pretty much once a week because I need those natural oils in my fried bleached hair lol If you wash your hair often, I do not recommend this for you. Hope this helped.
Date published: 2019-08-14
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how light is color i am looking for extra light silver

Asked by: sandy1983
Silver pearl is really hot or miss . I have known it to not pulling any color at all more than positive results . Titanium is really good though.
Answered by: MommaBeee
Date published: 2019-03-23

what do you mix with color

Asked by: shirlene
You mix with developer. I use 10volume for deeper saturated color.
Answered by: Beezelnut
Date published: 2019-03-15

 Seems when I use violet toner on my bleach and tone the purple sticks to the hair at the route well this ion toner do the same ?

Asked by: Susan2019
I mixed this with a toner o50 from wella to get more of a grey tone and I got just a little purple but only noticable in the sun
Answered by: Jazzypea
Date published: 2019-09-09

So I have recently dyed my hair smokey silver after being bleached the bleach was that yellow orange color but the color still took as a charcoal grey & used 2 boxes NOW, i just bought silver pearl & wanted to know if it would have the silver purple tint 

Asked by: lilhilt0704
I bought this color for my husband and you only get the silver with purple tint if you strip your hair a little past straw yellow. If it's anything at straw yellow or darker, it won't stick.
Answered by: Rayneblood95
Date published: 2019-02-22

My hair is colored silver pearl can I put the rose right over it?

Asked by: Terri 123
I would suggest talking to your hairdresser. Hope that helps!
Answered by: seniormodelhatmodel
Date published: 2019-02-22

my hair is brown but is going permanently grey and I want to make it all totally grey. What do you advise to use?

Asked by: KristiV1973
a couple of the grey colors in the Ion Color Brilliance Permanent collection, 7VA Chrome, and 6C-HM Light Charcoal. I have used them to mix with my dark ash blond hair color (a different brand) to give a more natural grey-brown tone (not the warm tones), with good, but varying results. The Chrome color (on my hair) is fairly light and silvery, while the Light Charcoal is rather dark, not "light". (There is a darker Ion Charcoal shade available, but I imagine it is really dark.) So I may try to mix the two greys I've used to try to get a medium grey color, but still blend it with an ash blond color. In your hair, do you want the grey to be darker or lighter than your original brown? I'm not a hair color expert, but I think if the grey you want is darker than the brown, you can use the grey color directly on top of the brown, and maybe the Light Charcoal color would be good to use. I do think the brown hair colored with the grey would not turn out pure grey at first, though, but you can continue to recolor with the grey and it would gradually get more grey, I assume. But if the grey you want is lighter than your brown, in order to go lighter you may have to first strip (bleach) your original hair color and then use the grey shade you want (the Chrome or Light Charcoal or a mix of the two). You may just have to experiment to see how it comes out. I was a little jittery at first with mixing colors and experimenting, but have not had any problems doing so. I was also told, if you mix hair color brands, to be sure they both use the same developer volume level. Hope this helps.
Answered by: SuthnBelle
Date published: 2019-02-21

I used Ion medium gray hair color this time instead of the light charcoal gray hair color and it came out pretty dark with a hint of gray in the light.....I do love these colors but was wondering if it will lighten up some after few washes....

Asked by: Raven054
It's permanent color, but like all color it will fade with washing. Particularly if you use a shampoo that doesn't protect your color correctly. For the most fade, was often, in hot, lather well and repeat until the water runs clear. ;-)
Answered by: karinfarrar
Date published: 2019-02-21

Hi I'm wandering if I can mix "clear shine"with "silver pearl"?

Asked by: Shelley54
Yes, but the colour will be diluted. Not as bold.
Answered by: Blanchette
Date published: 2019-02-14

Do I need to use a toner after I bleach my hair or does this act as a toner as well? I'm trying to go silver

Asked by: Elaina73
Would help to know which "silver" you are trying to use, would also help to know how light your hair is post bleach. You should tone it out but your hair will need to be icey blonde before applying any of the silvers from this brand. If not you will experience green/dirty blonde spots. The only color I would recommend if you lifted light enough and preferred not to tone your hair, would be Pewter. Mind you that's not silver, that's a medium Grey. Your hair MUST be white prior to applying any brands silver, if not you will end up with a green hue since generally you will experience yellowy brassy colors... Adding an ashy color to a yellow color will result in a green. Purples cancel out yellow, greens cancel out red. I highly recommend getting your hair professionally colored if you're trying to achieve silver, silver is very difficult.
Answered by: Great Britten
Date published: 2019-02-06

Can I color over my colored med ash brown hair with med charcoal cream

Asked by: Limber jane
I have experience with the Silver Pearl Metallic and I LOVE IT! I brought my dark brown hair to light blonde and I got exactly the silver I wanted (two toned) The charcoal sounds darker so I’d say go for it! It can always be adjusted w/a toner..
Answered by: Trischb54
Date published: 2019-02-06

Do I need a activator with the permanent cream hair color

Asked by: Rosebud09
Are you referring to developer? Yes, you need developer with all permanent hair dye. 
Answered by: SamanthaJR
Date published: 2019-01-21

Could I use silver pearl on my dyed grey hair?

Asked by: Taty1960
I would suggest you ask your hairdresser. I had my hair bleached and then used the Silver Pearl and got the results I was looking for. Hope that helps!
Answered by: seniormodelhatmodel
Date published: 2019-02-21

How much developer do I use and do I use the entire tube color?

Asked by: lizzforbes
Use the whole tube and 2 oz of developer
Answered by: Connie 01
Date published: 2019-02-24

When to use this product What is the results

Asked by: Pilar palmatier
I used the product to mix half and half with my regular hair color to give my hair an overall cooler color while still mostly the natural color I use. It was a subtle change but did look cooler. This seems to be a god way to overcome the brassy tones of my regular purchased hair color (although it was an ash color to begin with).
Answered by: SuthnBelle
Date published: 2019-02-23

I have used arctic fox darker purple color on my hair a few weeks ago and I was wondering what would happen if I used a icy white or extremely light color silver/blonde color on top of it. Would it lighten my purple or would it not do anything?

Asked by: Danielle93
It likely wouldn’t do anything except change the tone of purple a bit. 
Answered by: SinisterSolace
Date published: 2019-01-31

Has anyone used Rose on bleached hair?

Asked by: LunaM00n
Yes! The permanent Rose is beautiful! I’ve diluted it with some clear and used it all over my level 10 hair before as well as using the color straight up for some peek-a-boo highlights also on level 10. Results were both breathtaking. The rose is one of my favorites! 
Answered by: PayyGplatinum
Date published: 2019-01-31

I have been dyeing my hair red for years. If i do use the slate or pearl gray will it actually show up?

Asked by: Victoria Ga
Simply...color will not lift color. You’ll need to have your hair lifted appropriately. Especially when dealing with years of colouring your hair red. 
Answered by: CaraCh86
Date published: 2019-01-26

how light does your hair need to be to have these colors show

Asked by: megmeg32
Ideally platinum blonde. As with most hair color products. You will still get a decent looking result starting from dark blonde, given that these colors are fairly neutral. And these can also balance out orange tints from bleaching. But to get the expected results, start from platinum. Also, the color will come out darker immediately and will fade to expected after about 4 showers.
Answered by: Kellllll
Date published: 2018-12-09

I did a color test using silver pearl. It looks like it turned my blonde highlights purple/silver. Before this I tried ion titanium and that only turned part of my blonde highlights silver with a blue tint and didn’t turn all the blonde silver. Any sugge?

Asked by: Cotygirl56
Leave on for less time.
Answered by: Cinnamouse
Date published: 2018-10-23

I really want to use 7sp-hm.  The box shows a pretty silver pearl color.  I need to know how dark it really is..

Asked by: Lakota08
It will depend on your natural or pre-lightened level. Test stranding is a great way to preview your results before completing a full application!
Answered by: Your ion color expert
Date published: 2018-10-11

Did anyone else who used this have trouble with mixing? This past time i used this color, it would NOT combine with the 20 vol sensitive scalp developer at all.

Asked by: Amanda12595
I just used it with the pewter color and the 20 volume developer and had not trouble with it mixing.
Answered by: livininthekeys
Date published: 2018-12-29

Anybody have a pic of this 9n-hm on a light brown blonde? My original hair color was strawberry blonde but I’ve been dying it for years 5RC. Now I’m taking that 5RC out and want to see how this color would turn out alone or if it’s too orange. 

Asked by: Pmedic76
I want to see the 9N-HM as well, I went to Sally looking for a Strawberry-blonde and this was the closest color I could find......anyone have pics or recommendations
Answered by: DesertBeauty007
Date published: 2019-10-02

Do I need to bleach the hair first?

Asked by: Yendy0303
Answered by: CindyMarie
Date published: 2018-09-20

What color would my hair more than likely turn into if I mixed Rose & Nude? A whole tube of Rose & a whole tube of Nude? Maybe Rose Gold/Strawberry Blonde

Asked by: LunaM00n
I used a pea size bit of rose in a whole tube of nude and got a very unique strawberry blonde\dusty pink color, more normal than a fashion color like pink. It would have been appropriate for even an office job. An entire tube of rose would be BRIGHT pink blondish whereas mine was strawberry blonde pinkish. Lol it's all imagine it would be a very bright, head turning color! Especially if you use developer, I think that's why do many said it just washed right out, they used it like manic panic instead of adding the developer which makes it permanent. I want to see nude by itself, on someone's real hair, not Ions swatch. I did remove the nude rose the very next day and just toned my blonde to white with Well a T18 White Lady or pale ash blonde as it's now called.
Answered by: AnitaTaco
Date published: 2019-02-17

How light does my hair need to be to achieve the light charcoal results? What level of blonde?

Asked by: whycanti
Almost platinum blonde 
Answered by: Mari__38
Date published: 2019-01-26

Will the silver hair color change the brown in my salt and pepper hair

Asked by: Stevie cole
It is possible!! Since this is a Permanent Dye it may change the tin of your natural hair .
Answered by: mannymanriquez
Date published: 2019-01-23

Right now my hair is Dark Violet Red with Loreal HiColor Red Magenta underneath...and beautiful silver roots (My gray is naturally silver). I am wanting to let my natural gray grown in, Can I use this over the colors I have now?

Asked by: jaymme68
You are going to need to use a dye remover first. Color over color, especially dark to light, always yields unexpected and often unpleasant results!
Answered by: YoungSilverFox
Date published: 2018-11-08

can you mix this hair color with a bleach for highlights on dark hair? I use pull through the cap method and want something besides blonde highlights?

Asked by: Peaceful and happy
No. I would not recommend mixing hair color with hair bleach. Bleach lifts the color that is already in your hair and often times requires a different amount of time and different level of developer. Since bleach lifts color, mixing color in, would completely defete the purpose of putting color in your hair. It will not deposit the color. It is a two step process. It could be 3 depending on how dark your is and how much lift the bleach will give you. (I.e. if your hair is very pale blonde, bleach should lighten it enough to go straight to coloring. If your hair is medium blonde to black, bleaching may turn your hair dark orange/yellow. In which case you would need a toner after bleaching, but before dying.) I have experimented a ton with my hair and currently have light silver hair. Also keep in mind, if you are doing a silver color, it is a very transparent shade. So any color you have in your hair will show through the silver. Here are the steps I would recommend: Make sure your hair is unwashed so your oils protect your scalp and protect hair from unnecessary damage. 1. Bleach 2. Rinse AND WASH with shampoo, this is vital to avoid damage and messing with the next step. (I learned this the hard way) 3. Tone your hair. I use Lightest Ash Blonde by Wella. You can purchase it at Sallys. 4. If your hair is ready, as in light enough to where you want it, you can go ahead and put dye in after drying it. If your hair is not light enough to deposit the color, I would recommend waiting at least a week before bleaching again. This is when toner becomes your best friend. My hair took 6 bleaching sessions to become light enough to add silver into it. If that is the case for you, I highly recommend just waiting it out. It is well worth it. You do not want your hair to break off and have the possibility of going bald. Another thing, DO NOT for any reason EVER apply heat or a cap over the bleach while it is on your hair. This will literally melt your hair. I hope this helps. :) good luck and happy hair coloring.
Answered by: Arianaxrose
Date published: 2019-01-18

Do you need developer for this product? If so how many 

Asked by: Brittany44
Yes! The developer is what makes it a permanent dye. You mix the color with a developer in a 1 to 1 (same amount of each) ratio,so 2 oz of developer for one box of this color.
Answered by: TinyDeeLee
Date published: 2018-09-22

The swatch for Silver Pearl looks almost black. I couldn't find it in store yet to compare, but is that an accurate color?

Asked by: Diosametal
These are in my local store now with swatches, the silver Pearl is very light, similar to Chrome. Looks close to the color swatch shown here for dusty violet, but with a very subtle blue undertone instead of purple
Answered by: Diosametal
Date published: 2018-09-29
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