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True Color Permanent Cream Color

True Color by Clairol Professional
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True Color Permanent Cream Color

True Color by Clairol Professional

True Color Permanent Cream Color is rated 4.5 out of 5 by 2159.
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  • Up to 100% Intense Gray Coverage for resistant hair using (3NN, 5NN, 6NN, 7NN) Up to 100% Gray Coverage using (1N, 2N, 4N, 5N, 6N, 7N, 8N) Color deposits deep into the hair for even natural-looking results Hair is Primed to help fight free radicals in hair PrimeColorSeal All-in-One Technology® Hair is sealed for optimum shine 35 Truly natural-looking shades
    Clairol Professional® TRUE COLOR™ is a long-lasting, permanent cream color, specially formulated to deliver beautiful, natural-looking color results so true that only you know for sure. The PrimeColorSeal All-in-One Technology® helps to fight the free radicals that can interfere in the coloring process and seals the cuticle for even tone results, color longevity and optimum shine. TRUE COLOR™ preserves and enhances the thousands of natural tones in your hair and provides up to 100% gray coverage for salon-quality results that are true to you.

    Clairol Professional Help Line:


    Hotlines are open from 8:30am to 8:30pm Monday – Friday and 9:00am – 6:00pm Saturday & Sunday EASTERN TIME.

  • Clairol Professional® TRUE COLOR™ Standard mixing Ratio 1:1

    1. Mix 1 part Clairol Professional TRUE COLOR™ Permanent Color with 1 part Clairol Professional TRUE COLOR™ Developer (20, 30 or 40 volume).

    2. Apply color mixture to dry hair

    3. Process for 30 minutes o Rinse, shampoo & condition o For Stubborn / Resistant Grey hair use the NN series (3NN, 5NN, 6NN, 7NN) and add an additional 5-10 minutes of processing time at the new growth area.

    4.. Rinse, shampoo & condition Toning with True Color. Mixing ratio, 1:1 for a strong toning effect or 1:2 for soft toning.


    Strong toning 

    1. Mix 1 part Clairol Professional TRUE COLOR Permanent Color with 1 part Clairol Professional TRUE COLOR Developer (20 volume).

    2. Apply color mixture to towel dried hair

    3. Process for 15-25 minutes

    4. Check every 5 minutes until your desired color is reached


    Soft toning

    1. Mix 1 part Clairol Professional TRUE COLOR Permanent Color with 2 parts Clairol Professional TRUE COLOR Developer (6 volume).

    2. Process for 10-15 minutes

    3. Rinse, shampoo & condition


    Refreshing /glossing with Clairol Professional True Color 

    1. Mixing Ratio: Mix 1 part Clairol Professional TRUE COLOR™ Permanent Color with 2 parts Clairol Professional TRUE COLOR™ Developer (6 volume).

    2. Apply mixture to dry or damp hair

    3. Process for 5-10 minutes o Check every few minutes until your desired color is reached

    4. Rinse, shampoo & condition

  • Permanent color works by removing hairs natural pigment and depositing color into hair. Permanent color can fade over time but can only be removed by using a lightener.


    • Clairol Professional® TRUE COLOR™ Standard mixing Ratio 1:1. You can tone, refresh and gloss too! See Directions tab for information on these additional services.


    • 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.


    • 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.


    Other tips:

    • Always perform a strand and patch test.

    • It is often not necessary to refresh the ends of the hair on every permanent hair color touch-up application.

    • For gray, use N shades ( 1N, 2N, 4N, 5N, 6N, 7N, 8N) with 20 Volume TRUE COLOR™ Developer and apply to gray area first.

    •For resistent gray, use NN shades ( 3NN, 5NN, 6NN, 7NN ) with 20 Volume TRUE COLOR™ Developer

    •Apply coconut oil (or another barrier cream) around your hairline.

    • Choose a shade 1 level lighter than desired if you are unsure of which shade to use or if you have very few gray hairs.

    • Use an old t-shirt, towel, or coloring cape to protect your clothing.

Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great product The color is true. It is easy to use. It does not make my hair dry. I am very pleased with the product.
Date published: 2020-10-16
Rated 5 out of 5 by from True Color Permanent Cream Color Sun Honey I am very happy with this permanent cream color and the shade is perfect for me. It is a great value as well.
Date published: 2020-10-12
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great product poor packing The tubes of dye were perfectly fine, but the boxes from my online order were mangled. Not as clean looking of a product as when bought in store
Date published: 2020-10-04
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Won’t buy it again My hair showed a lot of orange undertone after using this developer and color. I do mot have this problem with some other products. My hair is level 5 and I used 8BA color.
Date published: 2020-09-23
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Lava Rock Very Dark I used to color lava rock which is supposed to be a medium ash brown to color over my balayage/dark brown that has become very orangey red and dull looking. The pro is that this is a true ash base which is hard to come by. Con is that my hair came out very dark, almost uniformly black and with little dimension in color. i used the 6 developer 1:1. i believe if i try again I will use a shade lighter and a 1:2 ratio which is suggested for soft toning (however these instructions are not on the box). Ive washed 4-5 times with hardly any fading, which i guess can be seen as a pro.
Date published: 2020-09-23
Rated 5 out of 5 by from 7BRV Russett Stones The most natural looking auburn that resembled my hair color in my younger days.
Date published: 2020-09-19
Rated 5 out of 5 by from So much better than eSalon! Very easy to use & awesome results! So much better from the garbage from eSalon! So glad I gave it a try... it’s my new go-to!
Date published: 2020-08-29
Rated 5 out of 5 by from 5N Received this product as complimentary. I simply love the color, it turned out like dark chocolate and also love how easy is to do my hair at home. The only thing I would add is an ampoule to hydrate the hair and repair from the process of coloring.
Date published: 2020-08-25
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I need medium golden brown. Which would be the closest to that color

Asked by: Katekathy
I use 9GA, Sunbeam, in Clairol's TRUE COLOR line to get alight golden BLONDE. My hair is much lighter than a medium golden brown so I am not sure which color would be best for brown hair I do find that the color depicted on the box is a touch darker than my results. Though it's all good for me, I don't know how the brown shades translate. Good luck.
Answered by: JayneL50
Date published: 2020-07-09

Does it have everything in the box

Asked by: Isabel Niznik
No. You need to buy a developer, a brush to apply, and a plastic bowl to mix.
Answered by: SherryBar
Date published: 2020-06-24

I used 6N last night with 20 volume developer. It is too dark for my liking. I'd like to use an ash mixed with this for next time. Would that help? What ash color would you recommend? I need to cover grays too.

Asked by: Rachie0504
Using an ash is not the answer to your problem, if anything it could make it appear darker & your grays muddy looking. You need to use a lighter shade, next time try 7N. It still depends on your natural color & how much gray you actually have. An N is good for covering gray, but really need more info.
Answered by: Anet Net
Date published: 2020-06-15

I am a natural strawberry blonde/ orange and all the colors I try are a brown undertone. Do you have a suggestion for a color match?

Asked by: MelissaCD
I always have the person asking to check if they are cool or warm undertones and start there. The boxes show cool or warm tones too. Browns have both cool or warm. Do your lips have blue or red natural undertones? Put electric blue or true Fire engine red or black next to them for a couple minutes in good lighting. Let your eyes adjust. You can see it. I am medium brown naturally now turned mostly grey and use a cool darkest blonde and leave it in longer. Turns out natural brown for me. You will have to try the three closest or mix them to get what you want. For a while I mixed 2 colors half and half to get the SAME COLOR. I have dyed this head for approx. 30 years now trying to keep the same color. I always find it again when the products are discontinued.
Answered by: Mendy says think and keep
Date published: 2020-06-14

My hair is medium brown.  3 months of grey roots.  What color do u recc

Asked by: Barb1818
I would use a darker shade of brown on the roots and leave it on for 20 to 45 minutes just before you rinse the dye out distribute the color thru whole head for 2 but not more than 5 minutes
Answered by: Ladydie2
Date published: 2020-06-28

Is there a color I can add to this to tone down the orange just a little

Asked by: Gigi1995
I use Crimson Flame ...I'm not having any orange tones...and wouldnt alter this color perfect as is.
Answered by: Misty0708
Date published: 2020-05-29

I just used 8N color on my roots but gray coverage was imperfect.  I processed for 45 minutes.  Color is the right shade but disappointed to see gray "ghosts" of my roots.  Will 7NN work better?  But it's too dark.  Please advise.

Asked by: akimbo33
I am naturally light blonde and have been using 6NN for a few months. I find that I always have that ghosty effect with my roots after a few washes, and it has me considering other options. 6NN is very a dark walnut brown.
Answered by: rellarella
Date published: 2020-05-27

Looking for true color in demi permanent that came in a tube a really long time ago, do they still carry it?

Asked by: Anonymous
I believe this may be permanent but just use 5 or 10 volume my color came out so beautiful and multi dimensional.
Answered by: RoseGold111
Date published: 2020-05-30

What does PA mean?

Asked by: Niloofar
Pretty sure PA will correct brassy/orange tones. Of course, depends on what your natural hair color is and/or starting hair color. "purplish-ash" = hair will look more natural brown without "reddish/orange hues". 
Answered by: Lala1975
Date published: 2020-05-26

What does the rg stand for in 7 rg

Asked by: Gigi1995
Red gold
Answered by: Shannon Louise
Date published: 2020-05-26

Is everything you need in the box. Or do you have to buy any thing else.

Asked by: Stacey 808
gloves , bottle, developer
Answered by: Dora4106
Date published: 2020-05-24

Have been using wella color charm #841 light golden blonde.  My  color Is coming too much of a strawberry blonde.  Would like to try clairol true color 9n.  In your opinion would this shade work for me and do I use 20 volume peroxide.  

Asked by: AlexisJg
I haven't specifically used that color before. But aside from redken this clairol is my favorite. And depending on what kind of lift you need determines which volume you need to buy. Very little lift and just more color placement? Then buy 20 volume. Need a little more color stripped to achieve the color you want? Go up in volume.
Answered by: ChefKitty
Date published: 2020-05-24

what would 1 shade darker than Dessert Fox be? Claire 8BA CREME.

Asked by: sandycay1
Answered by: julie for hair
Date published: 2020-05-24

7rg. Is there a color I can mix with it to tone down the orange just a little. But not lilac I want to keep the color warm

Asked by: Gigi1995
In my experience, violet additives do well to tone down orange/warm tones. Ardell makes a red gold corrector, but that might be too strong because the 7rg is a red gold after all. There are lots of brands that have violet additives, just a few drops will tone down orange. At level 7 though, you may need a blue additive. If you're wanted to keep some warmth, I would only use a few drops of additive. You could also use the color as is and then shampoo with the Blonde Brilliance Ash lathering toner. It counteracts the deep warm tones.
Answered by: tammysusie
Date published: 2020-05-21

Do I need to mix this with something else

Asked by: Nancygas
You need to mix with a developer.  I use a 20 as directed by my hair girl.
Answered by: Sherry14
Date published: 2020-05-18

What crème developer would be best to use with the Clairol professional true color to cover gray?

Asked by: Donna1960
I used 20 and it covered all my grey.  I actually was thrilled with the outcome.
Answered by: Rain9400
Date published: 2020-05-17

I normally dye my hair with 5NN, but it makes it almost black. I'm naturally a medium/dark brownish-haired person. If I want to go one shade lighter than 5NN, what should I get?  

Asked by: MelismaM
I do 5AA or if possible 6AN because it comes out that perfect between for me. They don't sell 6AN but the 5AA is closest I've found. It gives a deep color yet stays lighter looking, which is what I like. I hope you find the right color for you.
Answered by: Justfromawoman
Date published: 2020-05-14

I usually use 5 or 6n but had blond highlights added about a month ago and want to go lighter. Will 7n make my roots(black) turn brassy?

Asked by: Dortiz15
Sorry but I only use 7RG to cover my gray hair & it does a great job for that, but that's my only experience.
Answered by: Debbie1419
Date published: 2020-05-11

I am trying to find a color equal to 7a clariol cream

Asked by: janice ricca
I’m not a licensed cosmetologist. I buy 7N. So if I switch brands, I still buy 7N. Hope this helps.
Answered by: kamphair
Date published: 2020-05-22

Hi! I have highlighted hair That’s grown out and I’m looking Into coloring  it all into a dark brown (my natural hair color) I have some grey in my front area near my forehead, what color do you recommend?

Asked by: Vanessaa21
I have dark hair and I use 5N 
Answered by: Shore123
Date published: 2020-05-07

I colored twice with 5N cocoa bean. I have naturally dark hair. I want to go a little bit lighter 7N glimmer of light or 7NN breezy dogwood. Which do you recommend? Is there anything i need to do before switching colors??

Asked by: mama bear in the house
I would suggest lightening your hair; a bleach bath with the ratio of 1oz Ion creme lightener, 2oz Ion 20volume developer, and an extra 1 oz of purple shampoo (or shampoo of your choosing) to make the bleach softer will help remove the pigment of the 5N and lift your hair light enough to go lighter. Leave it on for 35-40 minutes after fully applied to hair, don’t forget to saturate the hair to prevent patchiness. I would suggest after the lightening process to use 7N or 7NN with 7PA (equal parts) and a 20 vol developer. The “PA” in the level seven color will color correct brassy tones and make the color true to a 7N/NN. With touch ups you won’t need to use the 7PA and can just use the 7N or 7NN. Hope this helps!! 
Answered by: LizfromVegas
Date published: 2020-05-06

Is Clairol True Color 7RG (red clay) a warm color?

Asked by: Charlene5
Answered by: Joann625
Date published: 2020-05-06

What color is lasted to Medium brown

Asked by: Melissa94
9N, True color is the best! Its true to the lift I wanted one achieve. Love it!
Answered by: durdench
Date published: 2020-05-12

I am looking at 5pa smoky brown.  I have natural very dark brown hair that pulls a lot of red tone when lightened.  My stylist uses a tired when lightening my hair and occasional toner afterward.  Will this lighten my hair a shade or 2 cover some grays 

Asked by: Wickster
This color has really helped w/the red. I wanted to tone down the red & this works for me. It does cover the gray but for me I'm still testing the waters on that part. Sometimes it covers the gray really good & then other times I feel like I'm coloring more often because of the gray. It might lighten a little but it really does tone down the ref. Hope this helps.
Answered by: Sheribear5463
Date published: 2020-05-16

What color can I mix with red clay to tone down the orange some?

Asked by: Gigi1995
I've mixed Copper Shadows with Red Clay with really nice results. By May I will try straight Red Clay just to compare the difference for summer. True Color is wonderfully long-lasting and does not disappoint. Temporarily, until your next color, you could add Roux Fanci-ful Frivolous Fawn over the Red Clay for a lovely subtle tawny-mauve tone-down of your unwanted orange undertones.
Answered by: MPowerLeo
Date published: 2020-05-12

Clairol 7NN Breezy Dogwood. Is there any red in this color? I'm wanting a light brown with no red.

Asked by: Angela Lee
There is no red in this color how dark is your natural hair color?
Answered by: Becky000
Date published: 2020-05-04

If my hair stylist said my base is 40g6n + 2g light nn would would be comp?

Asked by: KathieL1
Answered by: Suziebell
Date published: 2020-04-18

I use 7N and my color has orange highlights, if I change to 7PG will that take away some of the orange? thank you!

Asked by: nonadeb70
I use violet ash blonde. I mix a little N to cover my grey. the violet ash helps decrease the brassiness (orange) and violet keeps it from looking like it has green undertones. I use blonde vs brown, it seems like when I use brown that causes a redness in my hair. almost auburn..hope that helps. sometimes I will use a demi color between colorings to tone down the brassiness.
Answered by: brenda13
Date published: 2020-04-15

What is the difference between n and nn

Asked by: Pamela 69
THE single n is nuetral coverage. This single and is for a low percentage Gray hair The double and is for extra Gray coverage. The double in is better for a high percentage of Gray hair.
Answered by: Joann625
Date published: 2020-05-30

Are there any colors I can combine to get a medium copper brown and gray coverage?

Asked by: Jessyloo
Never mixed colors, if you want to cover gray for a medium brown shade, try sunlit brown
Answered by: Gigigigigi
Date published: 2020-05-08
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