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Brand: Clairol / Type: Hair Colour

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      03.11.2011 00:19

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      A good value product, but you need to use it quite often

      I have used this product in various shades many times, mainly because it's one of the very few semi-permanent products on the market.

      I like to use semi-permanent mainly because it doesn't stain skin too badly if you gets splashes (especially as you can't see the back of your neck or behind your ears too easily).

      Having said that, the semi-permanence basically means it washes out really quick, and doesn't give the best coverage - a good job it's a reasonably priced as it is as you have to buy it much more often.

      'Naturally blends away greys' in my opinion means it will colour but not hide your grey hairs, so that when you get re-growth you won't notice so much as it wasn't fully covered in the first place!

      Give it its dues, it is trult easy to use, there seems to be plenty enough to apply to medium length hair without needing a second bottle, and leaves your hair very shiny and smelling lovely.

      However, contrary to the claims that ash tones combat redness in hair, whatever shade I choose my hair always end up with an auburn hue, despite having no natural red in my hair. The 'medium' brown is more dark brown really and the dark brown could be re-labelled 'goth' or 'Morticia'. Ok, as long as you realise before you get started.

      All in all, despite my criticism I will contionue to use this product knowing its down-sides as it offers good value for money overall.

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      20.06.2011 22:29
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      Great for adding subtle tones to your hair

      I used Loving Care in light ash brown after stripping my hair colour with Scott Cornwall's colour B4 (which sent it orange). Normally I steer clear of ash as I have warm colouring and have heard horror stories about ash tones turning green, but I was advised it would tone the orange down. I am really pleased with the result, and plan to dye my hair with the permanent version when this one has washed out.

      The product lasts 6-8 shampoos, but that will depend on the condition of your hair. If your hair is damaged or porous, it will probably turn out darker than the pictures on the box, and will last longer. The product is really easy to use as there is no mixing - just squeeze the product on to your hair, and distribute evenly. The bottle comes with a pointed nozzle to allow you to apply evenly to the roots, and the after colour conditioner will leave your hair feeling fantastic.

      The colour is subtle - a product with no harsh chemicals can only do so much - so don't expect it to lighten or dramatically change your hair colour. My hair went from dark orange blonde to light reddish brown - no signs of cool tones, but much fewer orange ones!

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      03.04.2008 19:32
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      ok

      When I was 18 I have discovered my first grey hair. It have never really bothered me, until so many people have started question me about them. Like it is really big deal to have a few grey hair!!!! What's wrong with you people??? When the questioning have become a common thing, I have decided to color them, so I will shut them all up. Somehow I have forgotten about it, until I went to my local drug store for few things, I have seen this really good price for Clairol. The price was really good only $4.75, sounded cheap to me. ( now I know why)
      That was my first coloring and I didn't really new, what is the different between products, I guessed only price. I run home with my hair color in the plastic bag from store and cannot wait to apply it. Fortunately I found my husband at home to be my hairdresser for just that day. Of course he was not much excited about coloring my hair, but at the end he agreed. At least if he mess it up, I can blame him and not myself.

      I took the box from plastic bag and there she is, model staring at me, with this beautiful shiny, healthy looking hair. Emptying the box, I was wishing to have the same color like her. Product include just 2 bottles , gloves and conditioner. Usage is very easy , just pour one bottle to another and shake for a little bit .And then you can start color your hair. Simply just massage it to your hair or if you have someone like my husband, you can just enjoy his service. He did really nice work and covered all my hair, with this creamy color. I left it on for 20 minutes, what depends on your natural hair color. After those 20 minutes I went to shower to wash it off and use the conditioner after. It smelled really good and gives shiny look to my hair. I step out of the shower and could not wait to look to the mirror. Wow, it really worked and I had really this nice shade like on the picture, but wanted wait till my hair will be dry. After 3 hours, my hair still look great, healthy, shiny, but I didn't need to wait long for disappointment after. It took only two weeks when my grey hair started to show again. Well, I guess I will have to try another product, or just pull those grey hair out, or just put the ear plugs to my ear when someone would question me again about those few grey hair I have.

      My opinion:
      Clairol product has very good price and nice selection of shades and what i really love about this product is conditioner , the box include. This conditioner seem to threat your hair really good and fragrance is so beautifully fresh. However I would expect for this product to be more lasting. The bottles consist enough liquid for 2 usage, but I am not sure if it save to storage them until another use.

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      24.03.2007 09:16
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      Great product, simple, effective and conditions hair beautifully

      I wanted to color my hair in a hurry and couldn't be bothered with mixing bottles of color and developer. I did have 2 bottles of Clairol Loving Care dark brown lotion, 3034 which just needs to be applied from the bottle. I have usually found that semi-permanent colors have disappointed me but in this case I was quite surprised. Even though I have below shoulder length hair, there was enough to use for a second time. However, Australia no longer sells this product and I am searching websites to fine out how I can still obtain it. It's disappointing to see row after row of hair color products which require mixing and I much prefer the simplicity of having something available that is not going to dry my hair too much.

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        23.01.2003 05:07
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        Every now and again I wake up and decide that I'm going to dye my hair - I haven't got a clue why as I normally live to regret it afterwards. However, on Saturday I visited the hairdressers for a trim and was horrified to notice that I had a couple of stripes running through my hair where I have had it coloured or lightened and the colour has grown out or taken better in one place than another. As I have very long hair which is normally tied back I rarely look at the back and therefore had no idea it was so bad - luckily I don't think anybody else has either as when it is tied back it wasn't noticeable. Because of my bad experiences with permanent dyes I decided to look for a semi permanent dye on this occasion - I didn't want anything drastic - I simply wanted to give my hair an even colouring as close to my natural colour as possible. With the above in mind I set off to Boots, I don't have a favourite brand of hair colourant and decided to just scan the shelves, check the boxes for ease of use and colour and make my purchase based on my findings. I browsed through the vast array of products, checking the price, colour, ease of use and length of time that the product lasted for, before finally deciding on Clairol Loving Care Creme Colourant in Medium Brown. The box claims to cover grey to leave you with natural looking colour, fortunately I don't have any grey yet, but I was looking for a natural colour and liked the colour swatch that is displayed on the box, I was also attracted to this product as it only lasts for 6-8 washes and therefore if it looked awful I could wash it out quite quickly. You should note that if you purchase a colour that is darker than your natural colour it may last longer than 6-8 washes. As soon as I had put my son to bed I set upon colouring my hair. The packaging advises that the product is ready to use and therefore needs no mixing up - this was
        a big plus for me as I'm lazy and was looking for something that I could simply apply, leave on for 20 minutes and wash off. Unfortunately the exterior of the box doesn't advise you how to apply the product, and whilst it is ready to use it still requires approximately an hour from start to finish, which is longer than I really wanted to spend - however I had made the purchase so I decided that I was going to use it. The product is packaged in a cardboard box, inside the box you will find the colourant, a sachet of conditioner and the instructions. Upon opening the instructions you will reveal a pair of gloves, (if you're lucky - I only had one), and a plastic hood. The instructions are very clear and very easy to follow - however, I did find trying apply the product by myself quite tricky - perhaps because I have got very long hair - I would advise you to have somebody close by on standby just in case you need assistance. Before applying any colour you are advised to carry out a skin sensitivity and strand test 48 hours beforehand just to make sure that you are not allergic to it. Being impatient, I didn't bother with either and just got straight on with the job in hand. Although this is only a semi permanent colourant I would advise you to make sure that you use an old towel and wear old clothing just in case you get any dye on them - if you are anything like me then I can guarantee that you will. You will need to secure the plastic hood once you have applied the colour so I would advise you to have a large butterfly clip to hand as well as your old towel and a wet flannel to wash away any colouring that may get onto your skin during the application process. Read the instructions before you start and that way you will know what is involved and whether you have the time to spare. Once you have gathered all your bits and pieces together you are ready to start. First of all
        you will need to apply the plastic gloves that are supplied with the kit, (I only had one so I had to make do with a sandwich bag on the other hand). Place your old towel around your shoulders and have your instruction leaflet and butterfly clip to hand. Before you can apply the colourant you have to give it a good shake. Once you have shaken it you simply unscrew the top and you are ready to go. The colourant is applied to dry hair and you are advised to apply the colour directly to the hair, taking care to make sure that you distribute the colourant evenly - as I have very long hair I found this virtually impossible on my own and discovered that it was easier to squeeze the product into my hands and work it into my hair using my hands - at least that way I could feel where I was applying it and hopefully I would achieve a good even coverage. I would strongly advise you to either wear old clothing or remove all your top half clothing before carrying out this step as by the time I had finished I had colourant in my ears, down my back, up my arms and around my face. Once you have applied all the colourant you need to cover your hair with the plastic hood and then fasten it into place with a butterfly clip or similar - again I found this virtually impossible as I had more hair than the hood would accommodate - however I did manage to stuff most of it in and then had the problem of trying to secure it into place. Obviously if you have short hair this step will be much easier to carry out. Once you have placed the hood on you need to leave it on for 20-30 minutes, (or the time indicated by your strand test, if you bothered to do one)! During this time you might find it useful to prepare the conditioner. The conditioner is packaged in a separate sachet, it is used to seal the colour and to help leave your hair in good condition. Prior to use you will need to mix the sachet contents with half a pint of warm w
        ater. After the 20/30 minutes have elapsed you are ready to remove the hood, and being washing out the colour. I would advise you to do this over the bath with a shower attachment as it is a very messy job. Initially you should add a little bit of warm water to your hair and then work it into a lather, continuing to rinse until the water runs clear - this took me about 10 minutes. When I first started the bath was absolutely covered in little brown spots and looked like somebody had been very ill in it. I am pleased to report that the spots were easy to wash away and did not leave any staining behind. Once you are satisfied that you have rinsed all the colourant out you are ready to apply the conditioner, which you should have already prepared. The conditioner is easy to apply by simply pouring slowly over the head and massaging in. You are now ready to style your hair as normal and admire your fabulous new colour. I have been allowing my hair to dry whilst typing this opinion and have just been to admire the new colour. It hasn't given me a very noticeable colour but I am quite happy with the colour as not too dissimilar to my natural colour and it has taken evenly. The hair colourant contains vitamin E, nutrients and protein and my hair looks shiny and much healthier than it did before. I mainly chose this product as I thought it would be easy to use - in hindsight had I have realised what was involved I would have probably avoided it . I was really looking for a simple wash in colour that just needed to be left for 10/20 minutes before rinsing out and conditioning. Having said that I am pleased with the results and on that basis I would have no hesitation in recommending this product to you. I would however advise you to make sure that you have help nearby just in case you need it. Boots currently have a third off on the Clairol Loving Care range - it normally retails
        at £3.99 but at the moment it is priced at just £2.66. Thank you for reading. Julie

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          22.06.2001 16:44
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          When the first wisps of grey arrived I went to the hairdresser and had blond streaks put in. Let any one guess which is mine and which is from the bottle. The lightening of hair colour is very flattering when the skin begins to age and the dark shades seem to emphasize it. The procedure which is quite lengthy and costly needs repeating only every four to six months, but towards the end the line of demarcation is noticeable and you look as though you had a dark cap like Capuchin monkey. I was quite unhappy with this cap after a couple of years and noticed that my own hair was growing out in natural grey streaks. To do something about it I went into the nearest pharm and brushed off pesky attendants whilst I did some serious reading of what was available in the rinse department. My choice fell on Loving Care and I have been using it exclusively ever since. It catches all the odd grey hairs and highlights the streaks with ash blond, mellows my brown hair and gives a very flattering effect. Most important of all it fades uniformly all over giving no line of demarcation which screams DYED. It is easy to apply, lasts about six weeks and is positively non harmful to the hair and scalp. Unfortunately it is no longer imported to my neck of the woods and I have to stock up every time I go overseas. It is the best solution to ageing gracefully or just giving a bit of zing to your hair with no long term commitments

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            30.08.2000 04:53
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            I have a very light brown coloured hair,but I like to dye it ash blonde ,as I find light brown hair very boring. I always use Clairol's nice and easy, it is very easy to use and only takes twenty minutes to develop. I have quite a lot of grey hairs and unlike other hair dyes , nice and easy covers them easily, I know a lot of people who have used it, and say it is one of the best hair dyes on the market, and at only five pounds it is a bargain. It is a lot cheaper than going to the hairdresser.

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            16.08.2000 22:39
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            My hair is a natural dark blonde, but when I was about 14, I decided to go lighter, after lightening my hair to a light blonde, I have never looked back. Light blonde does suit my face and personality a lot more than dark blonde does. I have tried lots of different hair dyes over the years, and I find that most of them, burn into my scalp, making my head really itchy, whether this is because my scalp is very sensitive I don't know. Maybe other people have experienced the same problem. I also noticed that the condition of my hair was suffering, most hairdyes are full of bleach. I decide to try something that wasn't 100% bleach. As I've said my hair is a natural dark blonde, I saw Clairol Nice and Easy, in boots. That was about 2 years ago, now I won't use anything else, it does make my scalp itch I little bit, but not that badly. It gives me natural looking light blonde hair; it even contains built in conditioners that leave your hair soft and silky. And best of all the colour doesn't fade; my colour is just as just after 6 weeks. I would recommend this hair dye to anyone who has sensitive skin, but I wouldn't recommend this product if you want to go more than 3 shade's lighter than your natural colour.

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            04.07.2000 22:22
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            Clairol Loving Care is a long established hair colour (don't like the word 'dye!) that changes it's packaging regularly, plasters 'New' over it, just to catch your eye, but basically , the quality is consistent. Application is simple and takes minutes, using the usual very dodgy plastic gloves supplied. It doesn't drip, so I can sit and write a few more product opinions to dooyoo on my computer while it takes. The colours are very true. WUSIWYG! They range from subtle, natural colours through the blonde ranges, to some fiery red shades. Coverage is great on those elusive grey ones that can come creeping in. The added bonus is the conditioning sachet. My hair is so glossy after using it, I wish I could just buy the sachets for use in between the colour sessions. A first class hair product.

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