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Have you used this hair color brand? HELP!

post #1 of 18
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I've never dyed my hair before except highlights at a salon. I wanted brown and something that would wash out after so many washings. This is NON-permanent. I have put off doing it for weeks because I'm afraid it will break off my hair or something. I decided to go ahead and ask you. Here's what it is:

Loreal Paris ColorSpa Moisture Actif #32 Teak Light Ash Brown
Non-Permanent, lasts 28 shampoos,no ammonia,15 mins to color.

Thanks!!
PS here's my hair length and color right now: http://www.geocities.com/gothic_amethyst/photos.html
(recent ones on top)
post #2 of 18
What color is your hair right now? Results vary depending on the color.

I've used Light Ash Brown before. (used is to tone down the reddish tones in my hair)

post #3 of 18
I've used ColorSpa before (actually for over a year), but not the color you're asking about. It didn't damage my hair, and when used regularly becomes almost a permanent color. I also liked the smell of the deep conditioner included in the kit.
post #4 of 18
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Originally posted by Whisker's mom
What color is your hair right now? Results vary depending on the color.

I've used Light Ash Brown before. (used is to tone down the reddish tones in my hair)

I dont know a name for my color..these photos are from the last several weeks to months(starting at top).
http://www.geocities.com/gothic_amethyst/photos.html

Are you saying you've used this brand or just the color light ash brown?
post #5 of 18
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Originally posted by okeefecl
I've used ColorSpa before (actually for over a year), but not the color you're asking about. It didn't damage my hair, and when used regularly becomes almost a permanent color. I also liked the smell of the deep conditioner included in the kit.
Ok so you liked it...hey does one box work for long hair? Look at the top photos on my photo page....(link is on my first post in thread) Grandma got me two boxes cause she said one wont be enough. It says extra measure of color for longer thicker hair, but I'm afraid 2 boxes wont be enough....what do you think???
post #6 of 18
There is one problem with semi-permanent products since they don't contain any ammonia or peroxide, you won't be able to lighten your hair any shades, you'll only be able to add color.

If this is what you had in mind you have nothing to loose - just have fun!!!
post #7 of 18
If your goal is to lighten your hair it won't work. If the color is darker, it should be fine. It's really hard for me to tell by pictures.

You'll probably need 2 boxes. If I do my whole head I have to use 2 and my hair is just below my shoulders.
post #8 of 18
I use that all the time. I am blonde though and get close to my natural hair color and it just brightens it and makes it look like it has highlights in it. I use the #46 wheat on my hair and I really like it alot.
post #9 of 18
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Originally posted by mzjazz2u
If your goal is to lighten your hair it won't work. If the color is darker, it should be fine. It's really hard for me to tell by pictures.

You'll probably need 2 boxes. If I do my whole head I have to use 2 and my hair is just below my shoulders.
I'm wanting to darken it. I'm sick of the blond highlights and their taking forever to grow out...plus I've always wanted dark hair.
Mine is several inches past shoulders...I guess if I start from top and work my way down, then if I dont have enough I could always cut off the inch or 2 that I didnt have enough for....maybe..
post #10 of 18
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Originally posted by Hell603
There is one problem with semi-permanent products since they don't contain any ammonia or peroxide, you won't be able to lighten your hair any shades, you'll only be able to add color.

If this is what you had in mind you have nothing to loose - just have fun!!!
I do want to darken. I'm tired of my highlights and they are taking forever to grow out.
post #11 of 18
I'm not sure you can go really dark with this color, on the box it says it just compliments your natural hair color. Maybe a shade or two darker would be fine though.
post #12 of 18
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Originally posted by malynn
I use that all the time. I am blonde though and get close to my natural hair color and it just brightens it and makes it look like it has highlights in it. I use the #46 wheat on my hair and I really like it alot.
Good another person who likes it Yeah...sofar no complaints
post #13 of 18
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Originally posted by malynn
I'm not sure you can go really dark with this color, on the box it says it just compliments your natural hair color. Maybe a shade or two darker would be fine though.
I cant go real dark, I just wanna be a shade or 2 darker. This stuff is susposed to get lighter(less of the color in your hair) as you wash it. This was also so I could see myself with darker hair that wasnt permanent so I would know if I will like it.
post #14 of 18
I've used that brand beofre, but not that color. It's not as damaging as permanent color - that's one reason I like the semi-permanents, b/c they're not as hard on long hair. 2 boxes does it for my waist-length hair - unless your hair is REALLY thick, 2 should probably be enough. Just keep in mind that even though this formula is no-ammonia, it does have a tiny amount of peroxide, and if you use it repeatedly it might lighten your hair a little bit. Your hair is gorgeous, BTW.
post #15 of 18
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Originally posted by Gothic_Amethyst
I dont know a name for my color..these photos are from the last several weeks to months(starting at top).
http://www.geocities.com/gothic_amethyst/photos.html

Are you saying you've used this brand or just the color light ash brown?
Had to go check the website to see what the box looks like. I've used so many different kinds in the past. Nope... haven't tried that one yet but I wouldn't worry if I were you. Breakage occurs most often when there is bleach involved. Non-Permanent colors are not worrisome. I'm just wondering about the 'ash' part. If your higlights are blonde and you put that color in, you may (or you may not) end up having like a faint greenish hue. I really can't tell in your pictures how blonde your highlights are. Personally, I wouldn't use any ash tone on top of blonde but this one may be different.

You could always do the 24 hr strand test to see exactly what the result will be on your hair. Do it on the blondest part. There should be an explanation how in the box.

I love playing with color and have no fear of trying any of them. I can assure you that I have had no horror hair episodes. It is alot of fun! Experiment and enjoy!

Good luck and be sure to post some pics after!
post #16 of 18
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Originally posted by tuxedokitties
I've used that brand beofre, but not that color. It's not as damaging as permanent color - that's one reason I like the semi-permanents, b/c they're not as hard on long hair. 2 boxes does it for my waist-length hair - unless your hair is REALLY thick, 2 should probably be enough. Just keep in mind that even though this formula is no-ammonia, it does have a tiny amount of peroxide, and if you use it repeatedly it might lighten your hair a little bit. Your hair is gorgeous, BTW.
That's another reason I wanted something gentle.I've had a hard enough time growing my hair out and attempting to keep it healthy.
My hair is thin. I have to keep it permed that's the only way it;s not just hanging. I just get a natural looking perm. Most people think it's natural. I'm just lucky enough to have a stylest who understands what I mean by 'natural'. I can handle alittle lighting as long as it's still darker than now...hope that made sense...
Thank you! My hair would be blushing if it could...wait..I am!
post #17 of 18
I think that is the brand I use - I believe it used to be called Loreal Casting ColorSpa. If so, I have had very good luck with it.

My hair is very dark brown, and I am starting to get some grays that really stand out against the dark! I have used a dark red and a dark brown (don't remember the exact colors). The red usually lasts about a month (shampooing daily), while the dark brown will last from 2-3 months. (???) It's never bothered my hair; in fact, the conditioner they include with the dye makes my hair feel better than ever.
post #18 of 18
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Originally posted by Whisker's mom
I'm just wondering about the 'ash' part. If your higlights are blonde and you put that color in, you may (or you may not) end up having like a faint greenish hue. I really can't tell in your pictures how blonde your highlights are. Personally, I wouldn't use any ash tone on top of blonde but this one may be different.

You could always do the 24 hr strand test to see exactly what the result will be on your hair. Do it on the blondest part. There should be an explanation how in the box.

I love playing with color and have no fear of trying any of them. I can assure you that I have had no horror hair episodes. It is alot of fun! Experiment and enjoy!

Good luck and be sure to post some pics after!
I hadnt heard of that green problem..uh oh. This is susposed to be a brown though..and not permanent..will that make a difference?

I planned to do that on some hair I cut a few weeks ago off the bottom. Its the blondest.

I want to but everything done for the first few times is scary!
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