Clairol Semi-Permanent Color Rinse Results

Applied the color rinse
in sections to damp hair
In my last post I talked about doing a Dark Brown color rinse on my hair to help tone down the burgundy red tones from using Henna.  Unfortunately, I have not had much luck with the Beautiful Collection product by Clairol.  I don’t think it’s the product itself but my regimen that does not work with color rinsing. 

The first thing I didn’t like is that I had to apply the product all over whereas with something more permanent you’re just re-touching the roots after the first application.  I just figured I would start with this to see if I liked the color on me.  The other thing is that the product rinses out easily with conditioner. 

See what had happened was. . . Prior to applying the rinse, I decided to shampoo my hair so that it was free from any build-up.  Then I applied the rinse and left it on for the suggested amount of time 25 minutes (10 minutes of that was under the dryer).  I rinsed until the water ran clear and then did a deep conditioning treatment which sent me back under the dryer.  I think this is where I went wrong.  When I rinsed the conditioner out in the shower I saw a lot of the color rinsing out with it.  I followed up with an ACV rinse to close down the cuticles of my hair strands and towel dried.  I was planning on wearing my hair straight so I let it air dry overnight and flat ironed the next day.  When I went out into the sun…STILL BURGUNDY!  I was up all night doing my hair and the color didn’t even take but like I said, the deep conditioning with heat is probably what did it.  I thought that maybe the hair cuticle opened up because of the heat from the hooded dryer and the color released.
My hair color the next day…still burgundy

I figured I would try one more time a few weeks later and this time just rinse the color out, apply conditioner in the shower, detangle and leave it at that.  I mean, I know Clairol doesn’t think I can shampoo, apply a color rinse and not use conditioner to get my hair back in order do they?  Well, apparently I’m the crazy one because the color (after detangling and rinsing the conditioner out with cool water) came out again! 

The product in question
Clairol Beautiful Collection
Semi Permanent Color Rinse
in Darkest Brown

Part of me keeps thinking back to when I told my mom about adding deep conditioning treatments to her routine.  The semi-permanent color rinse by Clairol is the very reason why she wouldn’t (or couldn’t).  She explained to me that the color kept rinsing out when she tried to deep condition so she stopped…Hmmmm.  Well, anyway I can see now that I’m going to end up going with something more permanent next go ’round.  Maybe the 2 step Henna/Indigo is the right choice for me after all.  To be continued.

5 thoughts on “Clairol Semi-Permanent Color Rinse Results

  1. Brendita says:

    You mustn't use any heat on your hair for at least 4 days after a demi/semi permanent color. If you do that, you'll have no "leakage issues". Deep conditioning color treated hair is VERY important. If you color your hair properly (shampoo, towel dry, apply color, rinse, apply instant conditioner with no heat, rinse, style) it will behave just like permanent color. Super curly/kinky hair grabs and holds onto color very well. I've been using Wella Color Charms on my natural 4A/B hair for 3 years and it's wonderful. I have A LOT of grey hair and it coves it 100%. I've used Clairol as well. I liked it, but I prefer Wella. Please check out my You Tube Video for a demo.

  2. Mimi says:

    The first time I tried it I flat ironed my hair afterwards. The second time I did not use any heat and still the same result. The color rinsed out with the conditioner. Maybe it's not working for me because of the Henna? IDK 🙁

  3. Brendita says:

    OH! You have henna! I'm sorry! I didn't read the next post. Yes, if you have henna, you can't color over it: Nothing will "stick". You must wait for henna to grow out (like a relaxer).

  4. Mimi says:

    I actually caught a vid on youtube where the woman covered her burgundy red color from henna with a Dominican semi-permanent color rinse. She basically needed it black to blend with a hair piece she was using. She had no problems. Then again, not sure how long it lasted for her. Anyway, I purchased more indigo and will be posting soon on my Henna/Indigo results. Thanks for all of your help!

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