Recently my friend Cori came over to have me help her with her hair. She wanted to try out the new Ion Color Brilliance Brights in Sky Blue from Sally Beauty Supply.

Ingredients:
WATER ,CETEARYL ALCOHOL ,STEARYL ALCOHOL ,PROPYLENE GLYCOL ,CETEARETH-50 ,LAURYL ALCOHOL ,PEG-40 HYDROGENATED CASTOR OIL ,DIMETHICONE PEG-8 MEADOWFOAMATE ,MYRISTYL ALCOHOL ,ACID RED 52 ,COCAMIDOPROPYL BETAINE ,FRAGRANCE ,ACID RED 92 ,ERYTHORBIC ACID ,SODIUM HYDROXIDE ,HC RED NO. 13 ,3-NITRO-P-HYDROXYETHYLAMINOPHENOL ,MAGNESIUM NITRATE ,METHYLCHLOROISOTHIAZOLINONE ,MAGNESIUM CHLORIDE ,METHYLISOTHIAZOLINONE ,ALPHA ISOMETHYL IONONE ,CITRONELLOL ,GERANIOL ,LINALOOL

Pravana ChromaSilk Vivids Ingredients (because people thought they might be similar)
Water, Cetyl Alcohol, Cetearyl Alcohol, Lanolin Alcohol, Ceteareth-20, Propylene Glycol, Hydrolyzed Keratin, Ehtyl Ester of Hydrolized Sylk, Sodium Sulfite, Simethicone, EDTA, Fragrance May Contain: Basic Blue 1, Basic Red 22, Basic Orange 1, Basic Violet 1, Basic Yellow 57, Basic Green 4

Price:
$4.99 from Sally’s

Colors Available:
Sky Blue, Aqua, Teal, Purple, Fuchsia, Magenta, Red and Orange

Cori’s hair is naturally dark, and she’d been applying a mix of black and brown to her hair.

She didn’t want to remove the color in the bottom of her hair, but she did want to try and lighten the underside of her hair. She said her new growth would lighten up and the ends would be darker and that would be ok.

She brought Ion Sensitive Scalp 20 developer, so we used that mixed with the free Ion Powder Lightener that came with the purchase of the Ion color brilliance.

After lightening up her hair, the new growth turned a golden blonde shade, while the ends were a deep brown.

Since Cori has a lot of thick, long hair, and she only wanted the underside of her hair blue, we clipped up the majority of her long mane and applied the blue to the underside that was lightened.

I used the dark color mix she prefers to darken her new growth through the rest of her hair.

She brought her pretty bichon frise, Cosette over to play with Max and Phaedra while we were doing this. The dogs had a great time.

After everything was rinsed out, the blue was very evident on the new growth but there was only a hint on her ends.

The color is very pretty. I don’t feel that the free lightener powder did a very good job on her darker hair, but it was fine on the new growth. We don’t know how long it will last yet, but I’ll be sure to update you.

Cori was happy with her hair and I was happy to help her dye it. We had a fun day.

Products purchased by Cori. All opinions expressed are our own.