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Color Brilliance by ion
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Color Brilliance by ion

Intense Neutrals Permanent Creme Hair Color is rated 4.2 out of 5 by 299.
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  • Superior Italian micro pigments ensure deeper color deposit while fortifying each hair strand Nutrient rich PPD free creme formulation Less than 1% ammonia Antioxidant infused

    ion Color Brilliance palette consists of 4 rich, luxurious neutral shades. The advanced ionic technology utilizes pure ionic micro pigments for deeper, more intense color deposit. ion Color Brilliance penetrates the cuticle layer of the hair and lodges in the cortex, ensuring 100% flawless gray coverage. Permanent hair color designed for resistant grey over 50%. Enriched with exotic pequi, and argan oil to nourish, strengthen, and protect color longevity.

  • 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.


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Rated 1 out of 5 by from Los productos nunca llegaron la orden la hize 4 ab Los productos no me llegaron la orden la hice 4 abril
Date published: 2020-05-22
Rated 5 out of 5 by from My go to color product Faithful and true. My go to color. Covers gray good and lasts.
Date published: 2020-05-21
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Poor color This color wasn’t even close to what was on the box. It came out so much darker.
Date published: 2020-05-21
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Covers gray better and color doesn't fade I suppose that in order to get really intense color, its going to be darker...go a shade or maybe even two shades lighter than you would normally. This color really covers gray...Really!!!
Date published: 2020-05-17
Rated 1 out of 5 by from BLACK and YIKES I often dye my hair with ion products. I bought the medium intense brown. It sure covered everything that needed JET BLACK.
Date published: 2020-05-16
Rated 5 out of 5 by from ION Permanent Hair color It is sensitive to my scalp and doesn’t irritate it like so many others.
Date published: 2020-05-16
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Perfect for those with all grey hair! I am 95% grey & this actually covers ALL of it. Being a double pigment it is a must-have for those with hard to cover grey. My hair is corse & dries it out some. Wished it moisturized like Mystic Devine. I use 2NN & it's a bit dark at first, like any other color, but is true to color.
Date published: 2020-05-15
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Disgusted I was sent old color that did not mix at all with developer. It was chunky and never mixed. Highly unhappy with this purchase. I bought 3 tubes and all were same. Will not be purchasing again. I would like someone to contact me about a refund!
Date published: 2020-05-13
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Asked by: Thuytran
NN series is for resistant grey. 4NN is dark brown. Only if you are 75-100% grey and resistant should you use this. 
Answered by: Jess6011
Date published: 2020-04-17

What number developer do I do 

Asked by: Couttneh
If your hair is light and you’re dying it darker, use a lower developer. If your hair is dark and you’re dying it lighter, use a higher number developer.
Answered by: Megan445
Date published: 2020-03-28

I am having trouble ordering the only product I buy. Ion color 5nn

Asked by: LINNEA Nee
Best advice is to either see if it is listed on their website, or call your local Sally Beauty store & ask rep if it is available or if they can order it for you
Answered by: roscraze
Date published: 2020-03-27

What exactly does the NN stand for please on the 8NN hair color?

Asked by: Janran13
It’s if you have resistant grey, it’s for extra grey coverage. If you’re just coloring and you have little to no grey then you do not need the NN series. 
Answered by: Jess6011
Date published: 2020-03-27

I have very dark brown hair and am looking to cover the gray that is taking over! What should I look for in a hair color 

Asked by: Jajo2018
I had very dark brown and would recommend 6nn. Any lower number will make your hair too dark.
Answered by: Sparrow1
Date published: 2020-04-17

So, the direction on the paper inside the 7nn say 'shampoo' after coloring process. I really think this is weird (and I realize it says 'appropriate shampoo'.) Please advise.

Asked by: Ann D Brown
Once the dye is done developing get in the shower as normal. Rinse your hair with water to get most of the dye out then use your normal shampoo and conditioner. 
Answered by: MartiMar
Date published: 2019-11-04

Can I mix 2nn and 3nn together?

Asked by: b_aleea96
Yes I do that sometimes.
Answered by: LoriV454
Date published: 2020-03-27

Hi say I pull extremely red I have never worked with this line...I have been useing one n only argan 4n this enough in this line or will I need an ash?

Asked by: Shanessa
You will always need to add a little ash to color if pulling red is a problem. 
Answered by: Debbie805
Date published: 2019-02-20

What’s the ratio of developer to color question

Asked by: Dfletcher
1 oz of color and 1 oz developer. Equal parts. Easy Peasy. Happy coloring. 
Answered by: Weezy and Tini
Date published: 2019-12-23

What's the difference between 6N, and 6NN. I was using 2/3 of 6N +1/3 of 6A + 20 activator to color my roots. my natural hair color is dark Brown. my hair has light brown color with partial highlight.

Asked by: beauty 20
nn has higher % of pigment
Answered by: joannieN
Date published: 2020-04-01

How much developer or peroxide to 1ounce of color?

Asked by: Louise62
equal ratio - if you are using 1 oz of color, use 1 oz of developer
Answered by: allybaba
Date published: 2018-11-26

What I can use to cover the brassy color roots.  I used the dark brown on all my hair but the roots comes in brassy color.  Please help 

Asked by: Angela 80
You might try applying plain peroxide on roots first for about 10-15 mins to open the shaft. Then apply as usual
Answered by: kewlmom18
Date published: 2018-11-21

i use 9n. i was told 9nn is the same color but will cover my gray better. what can i expect?

Asked by: kkvkkvkk
Hello the color is the same and does cover well. I use 7n alot switch to 7nn and it is the same. You should be fine.
Answered by: beach108
Date published: 2019-06-17

Do you have permanent hair dyes for sensitive scalps?

Asked by: olderAdult
I also have a sensitive scalp and have never had any trouble in the past years using color brilliance.
Answered by: Deelefebver
Date published: 2018-11-01

Do I need to get the developer with this product?

Asked by: Laurenn67
yes, its better when you use developer and I use 20, I like the color and last for 6 weeks
Answered by: christ28
Date published: 2019-03-07

Is it fully grey coverage?

Asked by: Inthu Mathan
Yes, I have had excellent luck with this product. In fact on two separate occasions at separate salons they both said it was very natural looking and They couldn't tell that I colored my own hair.
Answered by: Deelefebver
Date published: 2019-03-07

Which volume developer should I use 30 or 40

Asked by: Jenniedollison
Either one, both are faster working than the 20, although the higher the volume, the harsher on your hair
Answered by: roscraze
Date published: 2020-01-30

If I use nice and easy (golden blond) what shade would icon match?

Asked by: Patricia Kinsman
In Nice and Easy my color was lightest golden brown and with the ion medium intense blonde is a shade darker, so definitely plan on buying a lighter color of the ion.
Answered by: Mollymarie
Date published: 2018-10-05

I usually use 20 volume developer but I would like my hair to come out lighter. Should I use 40 volume developer so the color comes out lighter but still covers my gray? I am 100% gray and do the regrowth for 45 minutes. Thank you

Asked by: Sandra Jane
Do not use 40 volume developer on regular dye jobs, it damages the hair more. (All dye damages the hair, use the least strong developer you can to minimize the damage.) 20 volume is the correct strength for normal dyeing & I've found 45 minutes works best for my gray too, but if you want to change the color you've already applied to a lighter color than the dye you have already used, then you can up the volume the next time to strip some of the color out while using a lighter shade, just remember it damages the hair more because it opens up the cuticle in the hair shaft wider, and once damaged it will be weaker & need more conditioning. You could also switch brands to one that also lifts as well as deposits color unlike Ion which doesn't lift at all. I don't think the moderators on here will let me recommend a different brand, they have removed two of my posts where I specifically mentioned the brand I used to use and compared it to Ion, sorry.
Answered by: Jen Jen2
Date published: 2019-02-01

how often can I use this on my hair?

I don't put color on top of color, unless something happened to the original color to make it go bad. The old color fades sometimes, or turns brassy, then you can try a red-gold corrector in your dye and go over it to tone down the brassiness. I only put new color on the roots usually, to cover the new gray. I sometimes put leftover color in streaks down the top of the rest of my hair just to use it all up instead of wasting it if I mixed too much. Ion does not lift, it only lays down new color, so even if you put on a lighter shade, like blond over brown, it won't turn blond by doing this with Ion. The less you color the better, color ALWAYS damages your hair. I always condition after coloring too, and I always shampoo all the color out of my hair BEFORE I condition it.
Answered by: Jen Jen2
Date published: 2018-03-04

What would 7NN - 7.00 look like over bleached blond balayage. I just need to tone down all that light blonde and some red I wandered what this color put on it would do.

Asked by: Donabarrett
There is an additive called "Ardell Red Gold Corrector Plus" that you can add to any type of dye to remove the red/gold brassy effect.
Answered by: Jen Jen2
Date published: 2018-05-04

What difference between intense blonde and blonde

Asked by: PatriceK
I'm told it means Intense blond has more pigment, it lays down more of the color.
Answered by: Jen Jen2
Date published: 2020-02-17

My hair is really black and i have too much white hair. I am using deep to med brown but my gray hair becomes light brown and its seems i have 2tone hair. The gray hair is stubborn and its still gray coloring. What dye # will i used for ion brand?

Asked by: Hillary ann
Ion makes a separate gray coverage dye, it's better to cover the gray, but I also add some Gray Magic additive just to the roots, it makes the color stronger and the gray doesn't show thru as much. White hair is much harder to cover than colored hair. You can also try the "intense" series, they lay down more pigment. (One thought; sometimes you can use the "2tone hair" effect to advantage, if you can figure out just exactly what new color you want the white hair to look like. I saw one beautiful black-haired woman whose hair was going gray all over but she covered everything except one lock of hair at the left of center and left that one lock white, it gave her a great effect).
Answered by: Jen Jen2
Date published: 2019-05-26

I had bleached ombre and I will use a protein and this dark intense brown dye. My question is will this dye fade and if so, how much? Will it fade into weird gray colors? Will it last at least 8 months because it does say it is permanent.

Asked by: stardreaming86
Dye always fades, even permanent dye. Some fade more than others. (The only exception to this I've found is the water-based vegetable dyes, they don't fade even if you try to lighten them.) I've found all ash-labeled chemical dyes turn brassy eventually, even though they're blue-based. I bought an additive called "Ardell Red Gold Protector Plus" that you add to any dye to remove the brassiness, it seems to help.
Answered by: Jen Jen2
Date published: 2018-03-04

Been using 4nn for many years to cover gray. Now it's making my hair to dark what can I do to lighten it up

Asked by: Sister sis
Did you change dye brands? Every brand is different.
Answered by: Jen Jen2
Date published: 2018-03-04

I used 8NN Lightest Intense Blonde and I am horrified that my once medium blonde hair is brown. I always used Loreal medium Blonde 8 and Clairol Root Touchup Medium or light blonde. Swatch in store matched my hair it sure doesn't now, what happened?

Asked by: Riverbuny
Ion colors are darker than other dyes, it says so in the book the Sally Beauty shop had for Ion. All their shades are about one shade darker in the same color numbers when compared to other dyes. I don't usually do a color test, but it is a good idea when switching dyes.
Answered by: Jen Jen2
Date published: 2020-01-30

How do you use the product I already bought it but I don't know if I mix it or just put it on straight dry hair or wet hair

Asked by: Jackie5150
I have had hair color put on both dry and wet hair by different beauticians, they say it doesn't matter (I've asked). I always put mine on my dry hair at home. One beautician insisted on washing my hair first, others didn't. Moral of this story: it may not matter wet or dry.
Answered by: Jen Jen2
Date published: 2018-03-04

What are the side effects to ion hair color

Asked by: Hernandez22
The only "side effects" I've had is my scalp stinging if I have a scratch. It will dye your skin too if you leave it on. I don't advise putting dye on the skin, skin absorbs everything, you don't want chemicals absorbed into your body. It's really hard to do your own hair without getting it on your scalp.
Answered by: Jen Jen2
Date published: 2018-03-04

Hi the 4nn left my gray roots a bit more of a reddish tint with still a little gray noticeable. I used the Salon care 20vol developer and left it on for 45 minutes. Is there another color you would suggest? 

Asked by: Tonya gal
There is Ardell Red/Gold Corrector Plus additive you can use to remove red/yellow in any dye; just measure the drops into the dye as you mix it up. (They also make a Gray Magic additive that makes dye color resistant gray hair better.)
Answered by: Jen Jen2
Date published: 2018-03-04

How long does shipping/delivery take?

Asked by: Wolflady
Mine was delivered in less than a week
Answered by: andrea29178
Date published: 2018-02-05
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