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Clairol Natural Instincts Haircolor, Light Auburn 16 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.

selected color: Light Auburn 16
Light Auburn 16
Rosewood Dark Auburn Brown 30
Black 36
Sandalwood Dark Cool Blonde 10
Pecan Medium Golden Brown 18
Roasted Chestnut Dark Warm Brown 28B
Navajo Bronze Light Caramel Brown 12A
Dark Blonde 009N
Medium Brown 20
Toasted Almond Light Golden Brown 12
Medium Cool Blonde 6
Light Cool Brown 14
Medium Warm Brown 20B
Shine Happy Clear Shine Treatment 00
Amber Shimmer Lightest Golden Brown 11G
Hot Cocoa Medium Bronze Brown 26
Brown Black 35
Suede Light Brown 13
Sunflower Medium Golden Blonde 04
Medium Auburn Brown 22
Clove Medium Cool Brown 24
Light Blonde 002
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Clairol Natural Instincts Haircolor, Light Auburn 16, 1 ea
 
4.2

(based on 25 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (16)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (5)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (2)

87%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to use (20)
  • Gentle (17)
  • Natural look (16)
  • Great color (15)
  • Long-lasting (6)

Cons

  • Doesn't last (3)

Best Uses

  • Graying hair (14)
  • New look (14)
  • Touch ups (11)
  • Fine hair (4)
  • Thick hair (4)
    • Commitment To Color:
    • Temporary (8), Semi-permanent (7), Demi-permanent (4)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Beauty conscious (11), Survivalist / minimalist (8)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Excellent Level-2 Color

I have used this product for *years* and would highly recommend it for anyone looking for a demi-permanent haircolor. In regards to it washing out after a few weeks: that is exactly what...Read complete review

I have used this product for *years* and would highly recommend it for anyone looking for a demi-permanent haircolor. In regards to it washing out after a few weeks: that is exactly what a Level 2 dye is supposed to do. If you're looking for color that does not fade or change, look for a Level 3 product. The demi-permanent nature of this product is precisely why I like it -- I like the brighter red when I first color, and I like the more subtle shades of red as it gradually washes out. If you're lazy (like me) and not wanting to commit to having to dye every couple of weeks to avoid really obvious roots, demi-permanent is the way to go. Your hair will stay a subtle shade of red (i.e., this does NOT wash out completely -- if you're looking for that, try a Level 1 product), but fades to a color that blends with your natural shade at the roots (assuming, of course, that you selected a shade of red that complements your natural color) so that roots do not become apparent for quite a while.

Other great things about the product: it does make my hair look and feel softer and healthier. The conditioning treatment that comes with it is also fantastic and keeps my hair feeling very soft for a couple of months. I really have nothing but good things to say, which is why I've been using it for half of forever.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Disappointed

I am disappointed with the new formula. I have used Natural Instincts since 1997 and have always loved the results. I have red hair and like using semi-or demi-permanent color since red fades,...Read complete review

I am disappointed with the new formula. I have used Natural Instincts since 1997 and have always loved the results. I have red hair and like using semi-or demi-permanent color since red fades, even in permanent formulas, so why risk the damage from the ammonia? Well the newest NI formula does not last as long, about half as long actually. Which is why the include a "color refresher" which is just awful, as I have just discovered. It doesn't take very evenly and stains your ears, scalp, neck, etc., even when you think you have rinsed thoroughly. Plus the color is not the same. Sure it gives a brighter appearance to your color, but it lacks the intensity of the color when you first applied it from the box. Also, I have long-ish hair. Because the new formula requires applying to dry hair instead of damp (like the old), you will need two bottles if your hair is medium to long. One bottle will not cover it. So plan to spend twice as much money for half the amount of time that your color will last. Forget the refresher. It is terrible. I would throw that out. Really, I am very good at doing my own hair and I know what I am talking about. I always get stopped by someone who tells me I have gorgeous hair. I would only recommend this product if the person I recommended it to needed color that did not damage the hair like permanent color does. Clairol, why did you change it????????

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(3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

 
2.0

Disappointed

By Lori

from Richmond, VA

describe yourself Beauty Conscious

Pros

  • Gentle
  • Natural Look

Cons

  • Color refresher stains
  • Doesn't Last
  • New formula not as good

Best Uses

  • Graying Hair
  • Minimal damage
  • New Look

Comments about Clairol Natural Instincts Haircolor, Light Auburn 16, 1 ea:

I am disappointed with the new formula. I have used Natural Instincts since 1997 and have always loved the results. I have red hair and like using semi-or demi-permanent color since red fades, even in permanent formulas, so why risk the damage from the ammonia? Well the newest NI formula does not last as long, about half as long actually. Which is why the include a "color refresher" which is just awful, as I have just discovered. It doesn't take very evenly and stains your ears, scalp, neck, etc., even when you think you have rinsed thoroughly. Plus the color is not the same. Sure it gives a brighter appearance to your color, but it lacks the intensity of the color when you first applied it from the box. Also, I have long-ish hair. Because the new formula requires applying to dry hair instead of damp (like the old), you will need two bottles if your hair is medium to long. One bottle will not cover it. So plan to spend twice as much money for half the amount of time that your color will last. Forget the refresher. It is terrible. I would throw that out. Really, I am very good at doing my own hair and I know what I am talking about. I always get stopped by someone who tells me I have gorgeous hair. I would only recommend this product if the person I recommended it to needed color that did not damage the hair like permanent color does. Clairol, why did you change it????????

  • Commitment To Color:
  • Demi-Permanent
 
5.0

I just love Drugstore.com!!

By Kathleen the Redhead

from Oak Lawn, IL

describe yourself Beauty Conscious

Verified Buyer

Pros

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

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Graying Hair
    • New Look
    • Touch Ups

    Comments about Clairol Natural Instincts Haircolor, Light Auburn 16, 1 ea:

    I was so happy to find this product at Drugstore.com. I have been using this product for years and all of a sudden I could not find it at any of the stores that I was always purchasing it from and was thrilled to find it at Drugstore.com so I ordered 10 boxes [...]

    • Commitment To Color:
    • Temporary

    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Love it!

    By Victoria

    from Philadelphia, PA

    See all my reviews

    Pros

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

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • New Look
      • Touch Ups

      Comments about Clairol Natural Instincts Haircolor, Light Auburn 16, 1 ea:

      I love this color. Everyone has to find just the right shade...and Spice Tea is it for me. My hair color is a mixture of medium brown. Since it is not permanent it will fade and it makes the color look even more natural for me. I often get compliments, it's easy to use, not too harsh and the conditioner smells great and makes your hair feel great after you use it.

      • Commitment To Color:
      • Semi-Permanent

      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Still Using After 12 years...

      By Meg

      from CA

      describe yourself Minimalist

      See all my reviews

      Pros

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

      Cons

        Best Uses

          Comments about Clairol Natural Instincts Haircolor, Light Auburn 16, 1 ea:

          I have been using this color for the better part of 12 years... I have fine, naturally curly, medium brown hair. The auburn blends perfectly with my hair. I renew the color every 3-4 weeks as I wash my hair every day. Yes, of course it fades... its not permanent. However, that's what I like about it. For the most part, no roots show because as it fades slightly, it blends fairly well with my natural color until the next application. I literally have people walk up to me several times a week and tell me how pretty my hair is... Funny, they always think I have a perm and that my hair color is natural but its the other way around... The color looks THAT natural.

          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          PERFECT COLOR!!!!

          By hayz

          from norfolk, va

          describe yourself Beauty Conscious

          See all my reviews

          Pros

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

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Graying Hair
            • New Look
            • Thicker Hair
            • Thinner Hair
            • Touch Ups

            Comments about Clairol Natural Instincts Haircolor, Light Auburn 16, 1 ea:

            I was very cautious about coloring my hair let alone coloring it red. I have never treated my hair before. But I decided to go for it. I am so happy i did. This color is perfect. I have medium blonde hair and it turned my hair the perfect auburn shade. It also only took around 20 mins for the whole process. To put the product in my hair, let it sit for 10 mins and then wash it out. It also is not at all damaging to my hair. It made my hair look better than ever. If you are cautious and not sure like me I would definantly recommend you try it out. I did and am so ecstatic with the results

            • Commitment To Color:
            • Semi-Permanent

            (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            1.0

            Uneven & Fades

            By Ann

            from Seattle

            describe yourself Beauty Conscious

            Pros

            • Gentle

            Cons

            • Color Misrepresented
            • Doesn't Last
            • Doesn't take evenly
            • Messy

            Best Uses

              Comments about Clairol Natural Instincts Haircolor, Light Auburn 16, 1 ea:

              Things that are great? I like the aroma of the conditioner. Not so great? This product is brassy bright with strong purple tones, fading to something I can live with in a week and completely gone at 3 weeks. The results are so poor, I will not try using it a third time. Both times I have used it, it took very unevenly, making the areas I applied it to first crazy brassy bright maroon, and left other areas that were well coated with the product completely unchanged. I have stripes I'm trying to disguise with a pony tail! Thank goodness it fades REALLY quickly! OK, Obviously I'm in the minority here, so maybe it's my hair type: fine, curly, naturally Champagne blond. I've been using L'Oreal ColorSpa #40 for a decade which has been discontinued. It worked beautifully with no unevenness, and beautiful rich color that everyone thought was my natural color. Use this Clairol product with caution!

              • Commitment To Color:
              • Semi-Permanent

              (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              Beautful color that leaves hair shining.

              By floridapossum

              from Sumas

              describe yourself Product Junkie

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

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

              Cons

              • Doesn't Last

              Best Uses

              • Graying Hair
              • New Look

              Comments about Clairol Natural Instincts Haircolor, Light Auburn 16, 1 ea:

              This is one of the best temporary colors I"ve ever used. The color is vibrant and leaves your hair looking healthy and shiney. I wish I could find a product in permanent color that did such a wonderful job.

              • Commitment To Color:
              • Temporary
               
              4.0

              Love It !!!

              By Happie Hiker

              from 6 Forks, N.C.

              describe yourself Minimalist

              See all my reviews

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Easy To Use
              • Great Color
              • Natural Look

              Cons

              • Nothing

              Best Uses

              • Graying Hair
              • New Look
              • Thicker Hair

              Comments about Clairol Natural Instincts Haircolor, Light Auburn 16, 1 ea:

              I get lots of compliments.

              • Commitment To Color:
              • Temporary

              (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              Love this color

              By Cat Lady

              from Independence, Missouri

              describe yourself Minimalist

              See all my reviews

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

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

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Graying Hair
                • Touch Ups

                Comments about Clairol Natural Instincts Haircolor, Light Auburn 16, 1 ea:

                Fast, only 10 minutes! Great color!

                • Commitment To Color:
                • Permanent

                (5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                Not to be Used on Its Own

                By Deb the Writer

                from Foothills, CA

                describe yourself Beauty Conscious

                See all my reviews

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Easy To Use
                • Gentle

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • New Look

                  Comments about Clairol Natural Instincts Haircolor, Light Auburn 16, 1 ea:

                  I will not use this shade, Spiced Tea, on its own because my blonde hair has a lot of red in it and it would come out carrot orange. Instead, I mix it while applying with Cinnaberry and come out with true auburn. If you're going for the bright lights of an orange red hair, then use it by itself, but that look isn't for me. As usual, Natural Instincts leaves the hair soft and lustrous, no damage to the hair shaft.

                  • Commitment To Color:
                  • Semi-Permanent

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