Monday, August 30, 2010

Product Review: Creme of Nature Golden Copper

Product:
Creme of Nature Golden Copper Hair Color

Price:
Under $7.00/box

Ingredients:
*I was unable to locate the ingredients and I don't have the box anymore*

What it Claims: 
(from the Creme of Nature website)
"Finally! The ultimate combination of color and nourishment.  Experience Creme of Nature’s hair color line, with products that deliver rich, vibrant, long-lasting color with intense, illuminating shine.   Certified Organic Ingredients hydrate and pamper hair during the coloring process for beautiful, radiant results."
(from Teebop.com)
"Reformulated and improved--Enter a beautiful place where hair color and nature are in harmony...hydrating, organic ingredients nourish & pamper...rich, true color is found.

Features:
  • True, long-lasting color
  • Up to 100% gray coverage
  • No-drip gel formula
  • Kiwi & Citrus moisture-active shampoo
  • Chamomile & Comfrey healing conditioner with color protection
  • Sensitive scalp, fragrance-free color formula
Usage Advice: Read all instructions carefully before use.
Contains:
  • Gloves
  • Instructions
  • Kiwi & Citrus Moisture-Active Shampoo
  • Chamomile and Comfrey Healing Conditioner with Color Protection
  • Creme Developer
  • Conditioning Colorant
One Application per package - 6.4 Bronze Copper"
How to Use:
Closely follow the directions included in the box for your hair type!!!!!

Where to Buy:
Pretty much anywhere. Wal-Green's, CVS, Wal-Mart, Target, Amazon.com, your local beauty supply store.

MHIM Assessment:
Okay, so I am going to start off with a few precautions. First, I have been coloring my own hair for many, many years. I have used both permanent and semi-permanent colors and I am pretty well versed on how to DIY home hair color. I am saying that because if you are a novice with hair color, I do not advise you to try to do it yourself with first time without help from a friend or professionally.  Especially with natural hair. Secondly, you have to condition, condition, condition when you color your hair because coloring your hair WILL dry it out and you don't want it to start breaking because you have colored it. Thirdly, if you have thickalicious natural hair like mine, it's probably best to get at least two boxes of colors for even coverage. Yes..you read right, you need at least two boxes of color. I can probably actually go for three these days.
Okay, now on to the assessment of the Creme of Nature Hair Color. *sigh* I am very fond of Creme of Nature products such as their Lemongrass & Rosemary Leave-In Conditioner and their Red Clover & Aloe Daily Breakage Relief, but I had never tried the hair color. I am usually a Dark & Lovely girl, but the last time that I colored my hair with Dark and Lovely's Red Hot Rhythm last October, my hair was super duper dry (Sidenote: I am not solely blaming the color for this because we had and unusually frigid winter last year and I was still learning my hair, and I may not have did not conditioner my hair appropriately) So, when the Red Hot started growing out, I decided to try a different brand hair color. Because I'd recently won a twitter giveaway from Creme of Nature, I decided to go with their hair color line. I like for my hair to be lighter in the Spring/Summer and darker in the Fall/Winter, so I was excited to go with the Bronze Copper for my Summer color. I am sad to say that the color was not as vibrant as I had expected...it actually made my hair darker than it was from the grow out of the Red Hot. So, while I am not saying it was a total failure, it is just my opinion that my hair may need color with a little more ummph (i.e. something from Dark & Lovely). I have never had a Dark & Lovely color not turn out the way I wanted, so from now on, I will stick with what I know....However, I have decided that the next time I get my hair colored, I will have it done professionally so that I can get a color like past Wordless Wednesday Hair Inspiration Singer D'Nambi! I love her hair color and I may even consider getting this color for the Fall/Winter!! We'll see what my hair stylist thinks--yes, I do have one of those :)

Please, please, please make sure you condition, condition, condition should you choose to apply color to your hair. You don't want to walk around with your hair feeling like a brillo pad. TRUST ME!!

Are you a DIY hair colorist? If so, what brands do you use?

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