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8 of 8 found the following review helpful:
It's OKApr 02, 2010
I tried this for my naturally strawberry blonde hair, which with age has lost its golden tones and become more mousy. I expected to see some change with the first use, but it has a really mild effect. I leave it on for 5-10 minutes each use and after 3-4 weeks my golden tones were a bit restored. It's harsh and leaves my hair feeling kind of crispy, though, so I'm not sure I will continue to use it.
6 of 6 found the following review helpful:
Really makes a noticeable difference!Aug 05, 2011
By Beth Cholette
I actually wound up purchasing this product after reading amazing reviews for the blonde/silver version (i.e., Clairol Shimmer Lights Shampoo Blonde & Silver). The reviewers talked about how the shampoo brightened their highlights and left their hair looking shiny and wonderful, so when I discovered that there was a product for brunettes as well (I have medium brown hair), I decided to pick up a bottle from Sally's Beauty Supply.
The reviews I had read (on the web site Makeup Alley) came with several cautions, including the following: 1) you need to leave the shampoo on your hair for several minutes, 2) the color of the product is a bright bronze (the blonde/silver version is actually purple!), 3) the shampoo is very drying, and finally, 4) it smells awful! Well, my first surprise was that I actually LIKED the scent of the shampoo. Yes, it is rather strong, and I suppose it does have a bit of an "old lady" quality to it, but to me, it was actually a sweet, sentimental reminder of my grandmom, and even my husband said that it smells nice!
Upon first use, I did make sure to leave the product on for some time. It did seem a bit strong--i.e., my hair felt quite squeaky clean after!--and so I made sure to condition well following use of the shampoo. But although I liked the overall feel of my hair after the first shampoo, to be honest, I didn't really notice any other difference. If anything, the only thing that caught my attention after the first 1-2 shampoos were that my few gray hairs seemed to stand out more; I had hoped that maybe this product would actually help blend the grays until my next color (which, admittedly, I am due for), but true to the "shimmer" in the name, it seemed to make them shine!
I did stick with the product, however, and after about 3-4 shampoos, I definitely DID begin to notice a difference. Prior to my last coloring (several months ago), I had done a few highlights, and for the first time in months, those highlights seem to be standing out again! Overall, my hair looks shiny and healthy, and I love how the shampoo makes my hair feel as well--my hair is thin and fine, but this shampoo seems to make it more manageable. As noted above, I am due to color my hair again, and I am eager to see how this shampoo will work fresh after coloring my hair. The only downside to this shampoo is the price; at almost ten dollars a bottle, I wouldn't really consider it to be an everyday shampoo. However, I am hoping that once I color again, I can continuing using this shampoo as an occasional refresher.
Overall, I am glad I found this, and I would definitely recommend it!
2 of 3 found the following review helpful:
Used it for yearsJun 03, 2011
By Nashville Nancy
I love this shampoo. It keeps my light red hair shiny and prevents that faded look. A gentle shampoo perfect for a touch of red.
Clairol Shimmer Lights ShampooSep 04, 2013
By Nancy Pascarelli
Great boost of color and shine. This product is not readily available in many stores in my area and I really appreciate being able to order it through Amazon. I have used this product for 8 years and re-ordered again and again.
Doesn't add colorJul 01, 2013
By Jeannette Powell
Seemed to clean well enough, but instead of depositing color, it stripped color out of my hair. Not worth the money.
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