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Clairol Natural Instincts Brass Free Haircolor, Medium Brown 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, Medium Brown 5C, 1 ea
 
3.8

(based on 15 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (9)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (4)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (1)

82%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to use (11)
  • Gentle (7)
  • Great color (7)
  • Natural look (7)
  • Long-lasting (3)

Cons

  • Color misrepresented (3)

Best Uses

  • Graying hair (6)
  • Thick hair (4)
  • Touch ups (4)
  • Fine hair (3)
    • Commitment To Color:
    • Semi-permanent (6), Permanent (4)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Beauty conscious (6), Survivalist / minimalist (3)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

great product

I have naturally black hair (about an 8 on the hair color scale). I started highlighting my hair (at a salon) a little over a year ago, and my hair has gotten...Read complete review

I have naturally black hair (about an 8 on the hair color scale). I started highlighting my hair (at a salon) a little over a year ago, and my hair has gotten very bright. I have been considering returning to my natural color and wanted to try a semi-permanent color. This one was great. Although I didn't need to, I used all of the product. I lost track of time and left it on for a little over twenty minutes (maybe 23-25 minutes). I then washed out the color and used the enclosed conditioner. Afterward, I blow-dried and flat-ironed my hair as usual. I could not be happier with the results. My hair is dark and shiny and beautiful. You can still sort of see my highlights in the light, but they are not brassy at all and are very dark and natural looking. I don't think the product softened my hair, but it did not worsen the texture. I think it was pretty neutral in that respect. Just fyi, I do not yet know how the product will wear over time, but I am very optimistic considering the results thus far.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

This is great for delicate hair BUT

You have to remember that the main purpose of this product is to deposit color and cover gray, so use it on your roots first and then work it through your ends for the...Read complete review

You have to remember that the main purpose of this product is to deposit color and cover gray, so use it on your roots first and then work it through your ends for the last 3 to 5 minutes (add shampoo and water to distribute through). If you dont do it this way, the color will grab onto any damage that you might have on the ends. With repeated use it will also build up on your hair, so make sure that you clarify. It is a very gentle product!

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5.0

LASTS FOREVER

Pros

    Cons

      Best Uses

        Comments about Clairol Natural Instincts Brass Free Haircolor, Medium Brown 5C, 1 ea:

        USE IT ONLY EVERY FEW MONTHS...HOLDS COLOR WELL

        • Commitment To Color:
        • Semi-Permanent

        Comment on this review

         
        5.0

        Gentle, non-brassy color

        By Marcom Mom

        from White Plains, NY

        describe yourself Minimalist

        See all my reviews

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

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

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Graying Hair
          • Thicker Hair
          • Thinner Hair
          • Touch Ups

          Comments about Clairol Natural Instincts Brass Free Haircolor, Medium Brown 5C, 1 ea:

          I like my hair to look natural and not artificially colored, and this product gets me there. I also like the fact that its gentle, because I like to recolor about every 6 weeks without worrying about doing damage to my hair. Highly recommended!

          • Commitment To Color:
          • Permanent

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          5.0

          Brass free actually works.

          By Paulina

          from CT

          describe yourself Brand Buyer

          See all my reviews

          Pros

          • Easy To Use
          • Effective

          Cons

            Best Uses

              Comments about Clairol Natural Instincts Brass Free Haircolor, Medium Brown 5C, 1 ea:

              This is the only hair color I can find that actually cuts down on a reddish brassy look. I don't use the week 2 color fresh enclosed. I used it once and found it made the hair look reddish?! Possibly I did not use it right but I have not used it since and just discard. It is pricey, especially when you don't use the entire product. ...but it does work if you don't want a brassy reddish look.

              • My Beauty Routine Takes:
              • 10 Minutes

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              5.0

              Only Dye I Use

              By HyperBalladHoneyPop

              from Santa Barbara, CA

              describe yourself Beauty Conscious

              See all my reviews

              Pros

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

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Graying Hair
                • Thicker Hair
                • Thinner Hair
                • Touch Ups

                Comments about Clairol Natural Instincts Brass Free Haircolor, Medium Brown 5C, 1 ea:

                I dye my hair with this stuff once a month and I love the results. Good-bye brass, hello gorgeous color!

                • Commitment To Color:
                • Permanent

                Comment on this review

                (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                Only Dye I Use

                By HyperBalladHoneyPop

                from Santa Barbara, CA

                describe yourself Beauty Conscious

                See all my reviews

                Pros

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

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Graying Hair
                  • Thinner Hair
                  • Touch Ups

                  Comments about Clairol Natural Instincts Brass Free Haircolor, Medium Brown 5C, 1 ea:

                  I dye my hair with this stuff once a month and I use the 2-week "refresher" 2 weeks after dye application. I only shampoo my hair 2-3 times a week and I use the conditioner that comes in the box once a week, after shampooing.
                  My hair color always looks fresh and people compliment me on it regularly. I used to spend a loooooot of money on salon treatments that never gave me the results Clairol's Brass-Free dye has given me. I ONLY use this product for hair color.

                  • Commitment To Color:
                  • Permanent

                  Comment on this review

                  (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  1.0

                  DON'T USE the "Week 2 Color Fresh" pkt

                  By Orange for Thanksgiving dinner

                  from oregon

                  describe yourself Beauty Conscious

                  Pros

                    Cons

                    • Color Misrepresented
                    • ORANGE hair from refresh

                    Best Uses

                      Comments about Clairol Natural Instincts Brass Free Haircolor, Medium Brown 5C, 1 ea:

                      The brass-free 5c med brown color is great! The "Week 2 Color Fresh" packet will TURN YOUR HAIR BRIGHT ORANGE !! Do NOT use the 2 week packet!! Someone at Clairol should get fired over this one!

                      • Commitment To Color:
                      • Semi-Permanent

                      Comment on this review

                      (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                       
                      5.0

                      "brass free" is great!

                      By Stephanie L.

                      from Brooklyn

                      describe yourself Minimalist

                      See all my reviews

                      Pros

                      • Does not lighten
                      • Easy To Use
                      • Gentle
                      • Great Color
                      • Natural Look

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Brunette
                        • Graying Hair

                        Comments about Clairol Natural Instincts Brass Free Haircolor, Medium Brown 5C, 1 ea:

                        When my medium-brown hair started to grey, I wanted to use a medium-brown color to hide the grey, as close as possible to my natural color. I first tried a L'Oreal semi-permanent for several months, but it bleached my hair to a horrible brassy color! This Clairol "brass free" is perfect becuase it darkens my hair to cover the grey WITHOUT lightening it first. Please note that if your hair has been damaged by bad products, it will take a while to grow out the damaged hair. This gentle product can only do so much to hide the damage. But in the long run, it causes so much less damage, it won't be a problem. I adore this product, and I hope that Clairol keeps making it forever!

                        • Commitment To Color:
                        • Semi-Permanent

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                        (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

                         
                        5.0

                        NO BRASS REALLY MEANS NO BRASS

                        By DALEYDALE

                        from FLORIDA

                        describe yourself Beauty Conscious

                        See all my reviews

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

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

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • Graying Hair
                          • Thicker Hair
                          • Touch Ups

                          Comments about Clairol Natural Instincts Brass Free Haircolor, Medium Brown 5C, 1 ea:

                          MY HAIR ALWAYS WANTS TO GO "RED".... NATURALLY... AND I AM IN THE SUN A TON... SO THIS HAS REALLY BEEN A CHALLENGE.. BUT THIS PRODUCT REALLY WORKS. "NO BRASSY COLOR" AND MEANS IT.

                          • Commitment To Color:
                          • Semi-Permanent

                          Comment on this review

                          (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                           
                          2.0

                          Careful of this Product!!!

                          By Irish Peep

                          from NJ

                          describe yourself Product Junkie

                          See all my reviews

                          Pros

                          • Easy To Use
                          • Gentle

                          Cons

                          • Color Misrepresented

                          Best Uses

                            Comments about Clairol Natural Instincts Brass Free Haircolor, Medium Brown 5C, 1 ea:

                            I had some brass from a previous mistake I waited 8 months YEP 8 months to color my hair I decided to use this I have medium brown hair .... what a mistake.....I ended up with reddish brown roots and the rest dark it has been about 4 months now and I have had the ends cut about 6 inches YEP 6 inches and still have brass in the middle roots are dark again and then brass.... I would be very careful if you use this product DO A STRAND test at root area first!!!!! Other than that I really like the natural instinct line & now I have decided to use loving care rinses since I am terrified to do real color and they may not last but thankfully I dont get red roots.....

                            • Commitment To Color:
                            • Demi-Permanent

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                            5.0

                            The only hair color I use!

                            By jjleonard

                            from Chicago, IL

                            describe yourself Beauty Conscious

                            Pros

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

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                              • Graying Hair
                              • New Look

                              Comments about Clairol Natural Instincts Brass Free Haircolor, Medium Brown 5C, 1 ea:

                              I really love this stuff. I have naturally light brown hair that turns brassy golden in the summer. I use this and it removes all of the brass. I wonder if the reviews that state it was splotchy color applied correctly? You have to get your hair wet first. I was very nervous the first time I used it, but it turned out great. Error on the side of caution... start out for less time! The color on the box was accurate as well.

                              • Commitment To Color:
                              • Permanent

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