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Clairol Natural Instincts Brass Free Haircolor, Lightest Brown 6.5C 1 ea

 
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Natural Instincts is enriched with a unique blend of Antioxidants and Vitamins C & E - it's haircolor that actually improves the healthy look of your hair!
Your hair will radiate with rich, natural-looking color and luminescent shine.
Natural Instincts is perfect if you are looking for:

Healthier, truly natural-looking color* with brilliant shine.

Natural-looking gray coverage

(for up to 50% gray) for color that lasts up to 6 weeks. And no visible roots!

A gentle, no ammonia formula that helps protect hair against dryness while you color.

Plus, Natural Instincts gives you 6 weekly treatments of our Once a Week Color Treat? conditioner for shiny, soft hair.

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Clairol Natural Instincts Brass Free Haircolor, Lightest Brown 6.5C, 1 ea
 
3.6

(based on 29 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (10)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (7)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (4)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (7)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (1)

66%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to use (25)
  • Great color (18)
  • Natural look (18)
  • Gentle (17)
  • Long-lasting (4)

Cons

  • Color misrepresented (6)
  • Doesn't last (5)
  • Too harsh (3)

Best Uses

  • Graying hair (11)
  • Touch ups (7)
  • New look (4)
    • Commitment To Color:
    • Semi-permanent (11), Demi-permanent (5), Temporary (5), Permanent (3)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Beauty conscious (13), Survivalist / minimalist (12)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Beware the new color refresher

I was thrilled a few years back when I found Natural Instincts "Brass-free" line of semi-permanent hair color. I have light brown hair but lighten it a couple shades. Whenever i...Read complete review

I was thrilled a few years back when I found Natural Instincts "Brass-free" line of semi-permanent hair color. I have light brown hair but lighten it a couple shades. Whenever it seems a bit too light and/or dull and/or brassy, I attempt to return it to my natural color. The Lightest Brown shade of this product very closely approximates my natural hair color. My hair takes the color well, the product leaves my hair soft and shiny, and true to the manufacturer's claims, the color does not impart any red tones. The Lightest Brown shade is also the "holy grail" of light brown shades for me... the only one which is not too dark.

I LOVE the main product. However, Clairol recently replaced the once-a-week "color treat" conditioner with a 2-week color refresher - a highly-pigmented color-enhancing conditioner intended to be used two weeks after coloring. Initially, I thought this was a great idea... the color does tend to fade fairly quickly. And the color refresher is a very good deep conditioner. But BEWARE, unless you have very dark brown hair. The shade of the color refresher does not seem to be specific to the shade of the main product. The color refresher included for the Lightest Brown shade is a dark, intense, reddish-brown. The instructions say to shampoo your hair, apply the product with gloved hands, and to leave on for a minimum of 5 minutes - 10 minutes for more intense results. Well, since I was applying this in the shower, I chose not to wear gloves. The product dyed my hands and the floor of my shower a reddish-brown. It's my fault that I didn't use gloves, but the fact that it can dye hands such an intense color gives some indication of what it will do to hair. I left this on for less than the minimum 5 minutes, and my hair came out a deep auburn color. Not only is the color MUCH darker than the initial hair color, it is extremely red... not borderline red, RED. I certainly cannot go anywhere immediately after applying the color refresher. I expect that it will come out with repeated shampooing, but of course that defeats the purpose... this product SHOULD include a color refresher which actually approximates the shade of hair color purchased. Instead, I suspect that all brownish shades of all Natural Instincts products include the same brownish color refresher. There does not seem to be a color number of the refresher packet.

So.... I highly recommend this product, but I would skip the color refresher unless you have extremely dark hair. Any hair color lighter than dark brown will end up looking unnatural and too red. If I could rate the hair color and color refresher packet separately, I would give the hair color 5 stars. But, I'm reducing it by one star because the color refresher is a "miss."

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Not for grays

Although I usually use permanent hair color because I have a few gray hairs (maybe a dozen or so), I decided to see how this worked on my hair, but my grays didn't ...Read complete review

Although I usually use permanent hair color because I have a few gray hairs (maybe a dozen or so), I decided to see how this worked on my hair, but my grays didn't take to the dye at all even though I left the dye on longer as recommended per the directions- you could still see them, only shinier!!! . Anyway, I was happy with the color, but my search continues for the perfect haircolor - covers grays, no brass, lasts a while. Bottom line: it's a nice shade if you don't need it for gray coverage.

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5.0

GREAT HEALTHY HAIR COLOR

By starrywander

from Santa Monica, CA

describe yourself Beauty Conscious

See all my reviews

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Easy To Use
  • Gentle
  • Great Color
  • Long-Lasting
  • Natural Look
  • Versatile

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Graying Hair
    • New Look

    Comments about Clairol Natural Instincts Brass Free Haircolor, Lightest Brown 6.5C, 1 ea:

    I have been using Clairol Natural Instincts for at least 20 years to color a strip of grey. I have tried other products and found them too harsh. Natural Instincts is semi perm so it lets your natural color grow out without an obvious line where the hair color stops. I only have to use it once a month, and I was my hair every other day.

    • Commitment To Color:
    • Semi-Permanent

    Comment on this review

    (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    2.0

    Disappointing... no gray coverage for me

    By SK

    from NJ

    Comments about Clairol Natural Instincts Brass Free Haircolor, Lightest Brown 6.5C, 1 ea:

    My naturally light brown hair is about 30% gray (prematurely, as "luck" would have it :-\), and I've been coloring frequently with Clairol's permanent Natural Lightest Brown for a few years. Recently I wanted to try something less damaging, so I was excited to give this a try.

    Unfortunately, it did next-to-nothing for my grays - even when I left the color on for over 20 minutes (longer than recommended). I tried it twice, a few weeks apart, really wanting it to work, but it's a no-go. Even on my not-gray hair, which is just slightly darker than this color and shouldn't have been a stretch, I could tell there wasn't much coverage.

    If you want only a slight tint and you don't have any gray, this might do the trick. Otherwise, this probably won't do it for you.

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    5.0

    Yay!

    By Maddie

    from Sacramento,CA

    describe yourself Minimalist

    Pros

    • Easy To Use
    • Gentle
    • Great Color
    • Natural Look

    Cons

    • Doesn't Last

    Best Uses

    • Touch Ups

    Comments about Clairol Natural Instincts Brass Free Haircolor, Lightest Brown 6.5C, 1 ea:

    After trying to dye my hair blonde but it coming out bright orange, and trying 4 box colors to cover it up, this finally brought me back to my natural color!My hair is naturally light brown so I used the lightest brown, which covered up the orange-ish tint. Now if only it was permanent...

    • Commitment To Color:
    • Demi-Permanent

    Comment on this review

    (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    3.0

    Natural Instincts Lightest Brown - Brass

    By Bs Nana

    from New England

    describe yourself Minimalist

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Easy To Use
    • Gentle
    • Great Color
    • Natural Look

    Cons

    • Color Booster Is Awful
    • Color Misrepresented

    Best Uses

      Comments about Clairol Natural Instincts Brass Free Haircolor, Lightest Brown 6.5C, 1 ea:

      I prefer the conditioner tube previous packaging (pliable plastic) to the newer one (a metal type tube). The color booster is a nice idea, but the color is horrible and changes your hair to RED. It looks red right out of the package. I just throw it away. What are they thinking? This has been a constant thread on this and other websites but nothing has changed.

      • Commitment To Color:
      • Temporary

      Comment on this review

       
      5.0

      natural instincts" Sahara"

      By Tiamaria

      from Canada

      describe yourself Beauty Conscious

      Pros

      • Easy To Use
      • Gentle
      • Great Color
      • love it
      • Natural Look

      Cons

      • Cannot find colour Sahara

      Best Uses

      • Graying Hair
      • Thinner Hair

      Comments about Clairol Natural Instincts Brass Free Haircolor, Lightest Brown 6.5C, 1 ea:

      I use the product every 6 weeks or so, its easy, does not burn my head. But the lighter colour makes me look washed out, Sahara gives my hair life.

      • Commitment To Color:
      • Semi-Permanent

      Comment on this review

      (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

       
      2.0

      What's with the 2 week packet?

      By dancing dunes

      from Cape Cod

      describe yourself Beauty Conscious

      See all my reviews

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Easy To Use
      • Great Color
      • Natural Look

      Cons

      • 2-week packet is awful
      • Not enough conditioner

      Best Uses

      • Graying Hair

      Comments about Clairol Natural Instincts Brass Free Haircolor, Lightest Brown 6.5C, 1 ea:

      Love the Brass free color but the 2-week packet of dye is totally mis-matched with the product. I end up tossing the packet because it turns my hair a god awful shade of red. I long for the older product of a year ago when they included more conditioner but not the 2-week refresher.

      • Commitment To Color:
      • Temporary

      Comment on this review

      (9 of 9 customers found this review helpful)

       
      4.0

      Beware the new color refresher

      By New England Girl

      from New Hampshire

      describe yourself Beauty Conscious

      See all my reviews

      Pros

      • Easy To Use
      • Gentle
      • Natural Look
      • Versatile

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • New Look
        • Touch Ups

        Comments about Clairol Natural Instincts Brass Free Haircolor, Lightest Brown 6.5C, 1 ea:

        I was thrilled a few years back when I found Natural Instincts "Brass-free" line of semi-permanent hair color. I have light brown hair but lighten it a couple shades. Whenever it seems a bit too light and/or dull and/or brassy, I attempt to return it to my natural color. The Lightest Brown shade of this product very closely approximates my natural hair color. My hair takes the color well, the product leaves my hair soft and shiny, and true to the manufacturer's claims, the color does not impart any red tones. The Lightest Brown shade is also the "holy grail" of light brown shades for me... the only one which is not too dark.

        I LOVE the main product. However, Clairol recently replaced the once-a-week "color treat" conditioner with a 2-week color refresher - a highly-pigmented color-enhancing conditioner intended to be used two weeks after coloring. Initially, I thought this was a great idea... the color does tend to fade fairly quickly. And the color refresher is a very good deep conditioner. But BEWARE, unless you have very dark brown hair. The shade of the color refresher does not seem to be specific to the shade of the main product. The color refresher included for the Lightest Brown shade is a dark, intense, reddish-brown. The instructions say to shampoo your hair, apply the product with gloved hands, and to leave on for a minimum of 5 minutes - 10 minutes for more intense results. Well, since I was applying this in the shower, I chose not to wear gloves. The product dyed my hands and the floor of my shower a reddish-brown. It's my fault that I didn't use gloves, but the fact that it can dye hands such an intense color gives some indication of what it will do to hair. I left this on for less than the minimum 5 minutes, and my hair came out a deep auburn color. Not only is the color MUCH darker than the initial hair color, it is extremely red... not borderline red, RED. I certainly cannot go anywhere immediately after applying the color refresher. I expect that it will come out with repeated shampooing, but of course that defeats the purpose... this product SHOULD include a color refresher which actually approximates the shade of hair color purchased. Instead, I suspect that all brownish shades of all Natural Instincts products include the same brownish color refresher. There does not seem to be a color number of the refresher packet.

        So.... I highly recommend this product, but I would skip the color refresher unless you have extremely dark hair. Any hair color lighter than dark brown will end up looking unnatural and too red. If I could rate the hair color and color refresher packet separately, I would give the hair color 5 stars. But, I'm reducing it by one star because the color refresher is a "miss."

        • Commitment To Color:
        • Semi-Permanent

        Comment on this review

        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        4.0

        Good Color, Bad Color Booster

        By Gidget

        from California

        describe yourself Minimalist

        Pros

        • Easy To Use
        • Gentle
        • Great Color
        • Natural Look

        Cons

        • Doesn't Last

        Best Uses

          Comments about Clairol Natural Instincts Brass Free Haircolor, Lightest Brown 6.5C, 1 ea:

          Love this color, but not the two week refresher. After using it, my daughter said, "Mommy, why is your hair orange?" I will continue to use this color without the booster which turned my hair a wierd color of red.

          • Commitment To Color:
          • Semi-Permanent

          Comment on this review

          (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

           
          1.0

          Changed Formula is Terrible

          By Mainer

          from Georgia

          describe yourself Minimalist

          Pros

          • Easy To Use

          Cons

          • Doesn't Last
          • Messy
          • Too Harsh

          Best Uses

            Comments about Clairol Natural Instincts Brass Free Haircolor, Lightest Brown 6.5C, 1 ea:

            I have used this product for several years and had always been satisfied until the formula changed. The new formula does not cover the gray and the application of color is uneven. When I used the "color booster" after two weeks as suggested, my hair turned red. I am now in the process of trying to find another product.

            Comment on this review

            (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Fixed what the salon could not

            By Boraborabound

            from Fair Oaks, CA

            describe yourself Beauty Conscious

            See all my reviews

            Pros

            • Easy To Use
            • Gentle
            • Great Color
            • Natural Look

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Graying Hair
              • Touch Ups

              Comments about Clairol Natural Instincts Brass Free Haircolor, Lightest Brown 6.5C, 1 ea:

              After going to a salon and ending up with brassy, horrible color when "the expert" tried to put blond highlights in my medium brown hair, I decided to forget the blond streaks, and just try to fix this brassy problem on my own, so I tried "permanent" light and medium brown colors from the store -- which all faded within weeks and my hair reverted to "orange-ish" time after time. Then I saw this product for the first time in a store in a different town, and decided to try it... now have been using it for almost a year and absolutely love it... even though it is listed as a "temporary," it stays much better than the "permanent hair colors", and there is NO BRASS!!! It saved my dignity! I love it. But I am convinced that different potions work for different hair, so keep tryings things 'til you find what works for you! This is worth your try!

              • Commitment To Color:
              • Demi-Permanent

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