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Very blonde, not as blue as I had hoped,
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This review is from: Clairol Nice 'N Easy Born Blonde Hair Color, Ultra Blue 1 Kit (Pack of 3) (Health and Beauty)
I've used Lightest Ash or Extra Light Ash blonde shades for years and always had good luck with them, but I was tired of waiting for my shades to go on sale, and I was hoping to find a bulk price here on Amazon that would be the equivalent of getting them on sale while saving me a trip to the store. I was intrigued by the Ultra Blue, because I have a Medium Brown color naturally that has underlying red tones, but otherwise takes easily to color. As long as I have that "ash" cooling agent, I'm in good shape. Would "blue" be even better than "ash"? I decided to try it out.
Clearly this product is for people who have a harder time getting their hair to take color than mine. This color is definitely not a "works with your own tones and highlights" sort of color. I ended up with a fairly even and very platinum shade, which is noticeably lighter than my usual color. I'm still getting used to it and deciding whether I like it this light. My main complaint is that the "blue" tones didn't seem to work as well as my usual "ash" tones in removing brassiness. Maybe with so light a shade it's a different ball game, but it left me with yellow tones that I didn't expect from a "blue" haircolor. Perhaps I should have left it on longer (I only did 45 minutes, and the instructions say you can leave it on up to 90 minutes), but I fear I would have ended up with white hair if I left it on for any longer than I did.
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Initial post: Jul 7, 2012 5:47:24 PM PDT
I've had similar results with the Born Blond Ultra Blue color with brassy results. Your review mentioned using an Ash color that worked well. Would you mind sharing the brand/color info? Thanks it can be so hard to ind a color that will lift the brown without leaving red/orange tones behind!
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