February 24th, 2003, 11:21 AM
Has anyone tried this? I've done it once before to give my dark hair some reddish tint. It worked pretty well. Now I want to get my lighter ends to match my darker roots. The sun has just naturally done this and it's not noticeable until I wear my hair in certain updos. It's probably pretty and natural looking, but I want it to be all the same color again.
Has anyone done this? Do you recommend any certain products? I've been looking on www.beautydeals.net and found some by ARTec, Biolage, and Clay Pac. I had never heard of the last one. There is also one by Graham Webb. I need to do some more looking though because I do not have ingredient lists for any of them.
February 24th, 2003, 11:34 AM
I haven't tried it with conditioners. I have tried shampoos before. Are there any to tone down redness?
February 24th, 2003, 11:45 AM
I would assume that the conditioners work the same as shampoos. The Artec one says that it tones down brassiness and red tones. That's the one I think I want to try.
February 24th, 2003, 04:08 PM
I have used the Aveda Annatto (deep auburn tones) color conditioner before. I thought the color outcome was subtle, but nice. It smelled nice too. Also, it "took" on my lower length a lot more than the top and it sounds like that's what you want. One thing though, it also "took" on my scalp and hands and cuticles so wear gloves!!! :D . I could not wear a part until I washed again! :oops: One other thing, this particular conditioner has cones, so depending on how you feel about that, it may be bad. I did feel that it dried my hair out a little tiny bit. My hair was also a bit harder to untangle than usual. (I thought of following it up with a regular conditioner or cream rinse???) I'd say it lasted through 2-3 washes.
I was going to list all the ingredients, but I could be here all night. Here are the first few (in order):
Aqueous Extracts of Henna, Red Clover, Madder Root, Aloe, Almond and Cherry Bark, Dipalmitoylethyl Hdroxyethylmonium Methosulfate, Stearyl Alcohol, Cyclomethicone, Dimethicone Copolyol, Glycerin.......ad nauseum...
Hope this helps! :D
February 24th, 2003, 04:15 PM
I use the blue/violet S & C's on occasion to tone down brassiness. I have the BLue Malva S & C by Aveda, it works well but I think it's on the harsh side. I liked the violet one my Artec the best. I was not impressed with Claypac and was thinking about tossing that one. I have a violet shampoo from Sally's that isn't too bad. I like the idea of a color conditioner because if you use just a color shampoo and then follow it with a conditioner you rinse out. you will rinse out the benefits of the shampoo so why bother with a color shampoo. I have a brunette friend who swears by the Black Malva by Aveda. She says it keeps her hair more brunette between colorings. I'm using the blue/violet ones to tone down the brassiness I see on the ends of my hair that were colored a year and a half ago. I think it's too gold.
February 24th, 2003, 05:53 PM
and that's available at beautydeals.net? Artec huh? I'll have to look into that. Thanks
February 25th, 2003, 03:59 AM
Anne--that's where I found them, but I don't think they have every color. I'm not sure though. I can't find an ARTec website. I had found one before and didn't bookmark it so now it's lost on the internet somewhere. :)
Thanks everyone for your posts.
February 25th, 2003, 09:56 AM
Redken makes some good color shampoos that are gentle. The conditioners probably work similar. They should be fine. Artec and Redken are good brands.