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Clairol Natural Instincts Hair Color 26 Hot Cocoa Medium Bronze Brown 1 Kit (Pack of 3)

by Clairol

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026 Hot Cocoa
  • Natural Instincts is Ammonia Free formula, gives you healthier-looking, radiant color and blends away gray in 10 minutes; Color lasts up to 6 weeks
  • See radiant color, and feel touchable softness after coloring
  • Our demi-permanent Natural Instincts system with Aloe, Vitamin E, and Coconut Oil; It's proven less damaging
  • Lasts 28 shampoos
  • Professional advice from the Clairol experts: If you are not sure which shade to choose start with a lighter shade
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Important Information

Safety Warning
Important safety warnings: Hair color products may cause allergic reactions, which in rare cases can be severe. Tattoos may increase the risk of allergy to this product. Conduct a skin allergy test 48 hours prior to each application, even if you have already used coloring products before. Remember to buy the product 48 hours in advance. Do not use this product if you have experienced any reaction to hair color products or have sensitive, irritated or damaged scalp. In these cases, do not conduct the skin allergy test and consult a doctor before using any hair color product. Read and follow instructions carefully. In rare cases, use of hair colorants has been associated with temporary or permanent skin depigmentation (skin lightening or loss of color). If you notice any skin depigmentation or other unexpected reaction such as pain or severe itching, discontinue use immediately. This product contains ingredients that may cause skin irritation on certain individuals and a preliminary test according to accompanying directions should first be made. This product must not be used for dyeing the eyelashes or eyebrows. To do so may cause blindness. Product not intended to be used on children. Keep out of reach of children. Follow safety warnings. Perform the skin allergy test 48 hours before coloring. Can cause allergic reactions follow the safety warnings.

Ingredients
Shade 26: Water/Eau, Hexylene Glycol, Ethanolamine, Propylene Glycol, Trisodium Ethylenediamine Disuccinate, Soytrimonium Chloride, Fragrance/Parfum, Ethoxydiglycol, Oleth-5, C11-15 Pareth-9, P-Aminophenol, Oleth-2, 2-Methyl-5-Hydroxyethylaminophenol, Dilinoleic Acid, P-Phenylenediamine, Cocamidopropyl Betaine, Tall Oil Acid, 2-Methylresorcinol, Erythorbic Acid, M-Aminophenol, Sodium Sulfite, Oleamide Mipa, C12-15 Pareth-3, Resorcinol, Oleth-10, Panthenol, EDTA, Tocopherol, Ascorbic Acid. Color Activating Creme: Water/Eau, Hydrogen Peroxide, Acrylates Copolymer, Steareth-21, Oleth-2, PEG-50 Hydrogenated Palmamide, Oleth-5, Acrylates/Steareth-20 Methacrylate Copolymer, Oleyl Alcohol, Etidronic Acid, Disodium EDTA, Simethicone, Sorbitan Stearate, PEG-40 Stearate, Cellulose Gum. Colortreat Conditioning Treatment: Water/Eau, Bis-Hydroxy/Methoxy Amodimethicone, Stearyl Alcohol, Cetyl Alcohol, Stearamidopropyl Dimethylamine, Glutamic Acid, Fragrance/Parfum, Benzyl Alcohol, Panthenyl Ethyl Ether, Citric Acid, EDTA, Sodium Chloride, Cocos Nucifera (Coconut) Oil, Carthamus Tinctorius (Safflower) Seed Oil, Panthenol, Trimethylsiloxysilicate, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice, Methylchloroisothiazolinone, Methylisothiazolinone

Directions
Usage Instructions included in the kit.

Product Description

Color: 026 Hot Cocoa

From the Manufacturer

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The Natural Instincts system is the healthier hair color indulgence—a non-permanent, ammonia-free formula with aloe, vitamin and antioxidants. Hair, just like skin, is susceptible to environmental factors that attack the proteins in your hair, which can weaken the hair structure and ultimately lead to breakage. In most cases, this process is amplified when you color your hair. Our Natural Instincts system nourishes and protects your hair with clinically proven healthier color. The antioxidant properties prevent the formation of highly reactive, damaging molecules by helping to inactivate the metal ions that cause their formation. This leads to predictable color results and hair that’s actually healthier-looking than before you colored.

Switch to Healthier1 Hair Color

Less guilt. More gorgeous. A perfect recipe for clinically proven healthier color.1 The Natural Instincts system has aloe, vitamin and antioxidants. Plus even more reasons to make the switch:

  • Non-permanent, ammonia-free formula works in just 10 minutes
  • Lasts through two shampoos
  • Gently blends away gray
  • Includes Natural Instincts Week 2 Color Refresher, a conditioning crème formula that deposits color pigments 15 days after coloring
  • Includes Color Treat Conditioner for radiant, healthy-looking color

1. Natural Instincts non-permanent Level 2 vs. leading Triple Protection permanent Level 3 color crème: based on amount of surface damage.

Types of Hair Color

Compare Types of Clairol hair color.

Brand # of Shades Gray Coverage Color Type Color Lasts Works In Formula
Nice 'n Easy Perfect 10 24 100% Permanent Crème Color Up to 8 Weeks 10 minutes Micropearls for
high-gloss color
Nice 'n Easy 42 100% Permanent Crème Color Up to 8 Weeks 25 minutes Color Blend Technology
for highlights & lowlights
Color Blend Foam 23 100% Permanent Foam Color Up to 8 Weeks 25 minutes Color Blend Technology
in a drip-free foam
Nice 'n Easy Root Touch-Up 18
formulated to match
any shade
100% Permanent Crème Color Up to 3 weeks 10 minutes More shade choices,
to match any shade,
even salon color*
Natural Instincts 23 Up to 50% Demi-Permanent
Crème Color
Up to 28 shampoos 10 minutes Clinically proven
healthier** color with
no ammonia
Natural Instincts Vibrant 13 100% Permanent Crème Color Up to 8 weeks 10 minutes Anitoxidants help
fight damage

* Among leading retail permanent shade and pre-formulated salon color

** Natural Instincts non-permanent Level 2 vs. leading Triple protection permanent Level 3 color crème: based on amount of surface damage

Meet Your Perfect Match

Take the guesswork out of gorgeous. Try our quick tool and we’ll give you personalized, expert shade recommendations. Visit Clairol.com/MyShade.

Discover Your Most Beautiful Shade

Get less guilt, more gorgeous with our ammonia-free shades.

Product Description

Natural Instincts with a unique blend of Aloe and Coconut - it's hair color that actually improves the healthy look of your hair!.

Product Details

Color: 026 Hot Cocoa
  • Product Dimensions: 2.4 x 2.4 x 6.4 inches ; 10.2 ounces
  • Shipping Weight: 1.6 pounds
  • Shipping: Currently, item can be shipped only within the U.S.
  • ASIN: B001E5EC68
  • UPC: 381519003080
  • Item model number: NA
  • Average Customer Review: 3.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (258 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #144,287 in Beauty (See Top 100 in Beauty)
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Customer Questions & Answers

Customer Reviews

The worst part of it all was the 2 week color refresher!
ChicagoBoyRN
I have found this particular color hard to find in the stores, so it is nice to buy it with a few clicks.
BelleCheri
I have a cool skin tone, and my hair is naturally dark blonde / light brown and washed out looking.
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Most Helpful Customer Reviews

62 of 66 people found the following review helpful By Shelley Gammon TOP 1000 REVIEWERVINE VOICE on August 28, 2004
Color Name: 002 Sahara
Level one rinses only last a week or two before your original color pokes through again. Level 3 is a permanent rinse - so when your hair grows, the different color in your roots has a stark contrast. I love the Natural Instincts level 2 rinses. The color lasting power varies depening on the color of your natural hair and the color you select. I leave color on for over the maximum 20 minutes or it just won't take - but the color is truly natural in appearance and doesn't look like some freakish tone - even when it fades after about 30 shampoos. It starts to gently fade at about the time different colored roots start showing, so you don't get a stark difference - it just looks like your hair is changing colors on its own - slowly and gracefully - giving you a day or even a week to put off before coloring your hair again.
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60 of 66 people found the following review helpful By Gina Salamone on August 23, 2011
Color Name: 024 Clove
To Clariol

I love, love, love the old version of your medium brown color. Why on earth did you change the formula, with that stupid 2 week refresher that turns your hair reddish? On top of it, the newer formula dries out your hair and does not last as long. Please go back to the oringal formulas, please!!!!! I loved the older version, it beautifully colored my hair, and it made my hair silky smooth and healthy.

GO Back to Orginal Version, or else this customer will leave you!
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45 of 53 people found the following review helpful By Deborah Bernhardt on January 7, 2012
Color Name: 014 Tweed
ZERO STARS
Be careful: I used this product (Natural Instincts 14 Tweed, in the OLD box) for years, and always used to be very happy with the color and the conditioner. The color and conditioner always used to make my hair feel smooth, and I used to use the conditioner several times between colorings. I have gray to cover, and the old product was a great color -- cool, light brown, and gentle for using often as my hair grew out. Fade used to be nice and roots not as apparent as with a permanent color.

A few months ago, I went to the store and found that my reliable product had a new and improved box. You can distinguish the "new and improved" product by the green stripe on the front of the new box, and because it offers a "Week 2 Color Refresher" packet.

I grabbed a few of the new boxes, which promised the same good color. The new "improved" product is NOTHING like the old. The color was ugly, and no nice tube of the great conditioner! Tried the Color Refresher packet and it turned my hair clown color. Looked like glow-in-the-dark hair -- and of course, only on part of my hair. My hair felt awful and looked even worse.

I spent hours washing my hair with laundry detergent to get some semblance of a normal color. I threw away the unused boxes -- did not even donate them to Goodwill!

I would no longer recommend this product to anyone -- and am actually warning you not to use it. If you have used this product in the past, be aware that it has changed, and make sure that if you try it, you have time in your schedule to try to fix the results. Or make sure you have a hat!

***Update***
Currently using L'Oreal Paris Healthy Look Crème Gloss Color and pretty happy with it. I have not been able to find the perfect ash brwon that I really want, though.
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23 of 26 people found the following review helpful By Melissa King on December 5, 2011
Color Name: 006 Linen
After Natural Instincts changed the packaging and color names, I used the same number I always used, which was supposed to be the same as the old shade, and was shocked at results. Bright, intense brass. Nothing like the old version. It turns out that the new instructions were misleading. Do NOT use on DRY hair. Use ONLY ON DAMP HAIR. If you use on dry hair, your hair will absorb too much pigment, and it will be even worse if your hair is previously processed or has chlorine damage.
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40 of 48 people found the following review helpful By Angela C. Baranowski on March 30, 2011
Color Name: 028 Dark Brown
I have used Natural Instincts for several years. It seems to be the next best semi-permanent haircolor to L'Oreal's discontinued Colorspa, although this particular color looks harshly uniform until several shampoos after first coloring. My real concern, and the reason for the low rating, is the newly added "Week 2 ColorFresh! Revitalizer". The instructions are to use it 2 weeks after coloring. Here are my issues with it:

1. You have to put it on in the shower after you wash your hair, so unless you have a mirror handy, you can't watch what you're doing.
2. It leaves a stain on the scalp and skin. This is not a subtle stain. It is reminiscent of poorly and excessively applied self-tanner from the 1980s, with a strong, unnatural orange cast.
3. It doesn't have staying power. I was able to remove it from my hairline and scalp with eye makeup remover (nevermind the mess that made). Then, it washed away completely in the next shampoo. What a joke!

This product "enhancement" is a real disappointment and not something I would expect from Clairol. I say, get it right or don't put it on the market. Otherwise, you're going to lose credibility with loyal customers.
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21 of 25 people found the following review helpful By Kunoichi on October 7, 2011
Color Name: 020 Hazelnut
This review is for my grandma. When she went to use the 2 week refresh it turned her hair ORANGE. What the heck is up with that? She definitely wont be using it again thats for sure.
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21 of 26 people found the following review helpful By ChicagoBoyRN on March 30, 2012
Color Name: 020 Hazelnut
My mom used Natural Instinct for many years until they changed their formula. The worst part of it all was the 2 week color refresher! Turned my mom's hair into a fireball!!! IT'S PURE RED!!! (she used a dark brown hair coloring) She was very furious that she didn't leave the house for many weeks.

I'm going to do a research for another ammonia free hair coloring. She won't be buying this brand again!
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