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Clairol Natural Instincts

14 Tweed (Light Cool Brown)

Item #: 2097297

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Clairol Natural Instincts
 
4.2

(based on 262 reviews)

90%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to use (234)
  • Great color (200)
  • Gentle (194)
  • Natural look (192)
  • Long-lasting (75)

Cons

  • Doesn't last (40)
  • Color misrepresented (17)
  • Messy (13)
  • Difficult to use (4)
  • Smells bad (4)

Best Uses

  • Graying hair (147)
  • New look (112)
  • Touch ups (100)
  • Fine hair (42)
  • Thick hair (33)
    • Commitment To Color:
    • Semi-permanent (150), Temporary (56), Permanent (25), Demi-permanent (19)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Beauty conscious (134), Survivalist / minimalist (90), Product junkie (28), Professional stylist (3)

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5.0

Love this stuff!

By GrayNoMore

from San Marcos, CA

About Me Minimalist

Verified Buyer

Pros

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

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Graying Hair
    • New Look

    Comments about Clairol Natural Instincts:

    I've been using this product for a few years now. I've tried other hair color products, but keep coming back to this. I use #12 Toasted Almond, and it turns my gray hair golden. It gives me beautiful highlights. It's very gentle and doesn't stink. It comes with a rather large tube of conditioner.

    • Commitment To Color:
    • Semi-Permanent
     
    5.0

    it is my favorite

    By My nickname is Tee Brid

    from Tulsa, Oklahome.

    About Me Beauty Conscious

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Easy To Use
    • Gentle
    • Great Color

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Graying Hair
      • Thicker Hair

      Comments about Clairol Natural Instincts:

      I use the product to color my hair it is great Whish you had red colors for red heads, light shades.

      • Commitment To Color:
      • Temporary
       
      5.0

      Love it!

      By Cookie

      from Gettysburg PA

      About Me Beauty Conscious

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

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

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • As It Fades It Blends

        Comments about Clairol Natural Instincts:

        I love that as the color fades and my hair grows out, there is no line of demarcation. It's a much more natural look.
        The Spiced Tea color is fabulous and I get tons of complements, even from strangers on the color. PLEASE DON'T DISCONTINUE IT!!!!!

        • Commitment To Color:
        • Semi-Permanent
         
        5.0

        A product worth buying

        By PF flyer

        from Stony Brook, NY

        About Me Beauty Conscious

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

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

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Touch Ups

          Comments about Clairol Natural Instincts:

          Great to use between monthly hair coloring by a professional stylist .

          • Commitment To Color:
          • Temporary
           
          5.0

          #20 Hazelnut- Med. Brown is Beautiful

          By Sugar Land Mom

          from Sugar Land, Texas

          About Me Minimalist

          Pros

          • Easy To Use
          • Gentle
          • Great Color
          • Natural Look
          • Pretty Color- Shimmery

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Graying Hair
            • New Look
            • Touch Ups

            Comments about Clairol Natural Instincts:

            I've been using a foam permanent color for a couple of years for ease of use, lack of mess, and good results. However, I had my hair cut very short recently and felt like going with a nonpermanent color since I'll be getting my haircut every 5 or 6 weeks anyway. Clairol Natural Instincts in #20 Medium Brown is so pretty! It matches my natural haircolor (so no roots to deal with) but adds shimmery shine and covers my grays (I don't have many, but there are more sprouting up all the time). I rolled out of bed this morning, dampened my hair, and put 90% of the bottle on my hair to fully saturate each strand. I did not have to battle any drippiness, and when a couple of drops hit the bathroom counter they came up quickly with a wet cloth (no stains). I left the color on my hair 20 minutes in the hopes the shade will stay on longer, and I do not plan to wash my hair for a couple of days. It rinsed out fast and easy too- no mess in the shower. I'm so glad I went with this brand and color- I have never been happier with a shade before, and my hair feels so soft. I want to give #18 Pecan a try, but ULTA does not sell this shade. But honestly, #20 will be my year-round go to color, with #18 as my backup shade in the summer (it's a bit lighter). Oh- the box I bought did not have the color refresher packet, but did come with the tube of conditioner- so it must have been an older box. I'm nervous to try the newer version with the refresher packet because of the negative comments, but until then- I LOVE THIS COLOR and I sure hope it lasts.

            • Commitment To Color:
            • Semi-Permanent
             
            5.0

            Great hair coloring!

            By Color Lover

            from Mount Pleasant, SC

            About Me Beauty Conscious

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

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

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Graying Hair

              Comments about Clairol Natural Instincts:

              I get compliments on my hair color all the time. This coloring looks natural but yet covers my grays. You should try it!

              • Commitment To Color:
              • Semi-Permanent

              (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              Can't go wrong!

              By Hollywood

              from Southern California

              About Me Product Junkie

              Pros

              • Adds Major Shine
              • Easy To Use
              • Gentle
              • Great Color
              • Natural Look
              • Smells Terrific

              Cons

              • Horrible Color Refresher

              Best Uses

              • Graying Hair

              Comments about Clairol Natural Instincts:

              I am about 90% pepper, 10% salt. I have used Naturals Instincts ever since the first grays starting popping out, about 10 years ago. My "pepper" is a very dark neutral brown, not quite black. It's bra strap length, thick, coarse and wavy. I use the darkest brown shade, "Nutmeg". I ignore the directions and wash right before, then I leave the color on for about 40-50 minutes. One box is, amazingly, enough to cover all my hair (it helps that the color is a near-perfect match. If I miss an area, it's not obvious). When I rinse, my grays are blended in beautifully and my hair is SO SHINY. People comment on it all the time. One "trick" that I have discovered...about every 3rd or 4th coloring, I use "Clove" ("medium cool brown" is how they describe it). It's a lighter shade than the Nutmeg and since it's cool, it zaps any brassiness that might be creeping up thanks to fading. Also, if I use the Nutmeg 3 or 4 times in a row, my color starts to look a little flat and one-dimensional and the Clove corrects that. After coloring, I use color protecting shampoo for a week, then back to my regular smoothing shampoo. The color fades a bit (as it's supposed to), but I only need to color again when my roots grow out. Only downside with Natural Instincts: the "color refresh" packet is a joke. The only thing it colors is your scalp. Who wants a bright Mercurachrome-orange scalp? I've tried it several times and with several different application methods, with crummy results every time. Now, I just throw the stuff away.

              • Commitment To Color:
              • Semi-Permanent

              (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

               
              4.0

              Prefer original one

              By twin sister

              from Sacramento

              About Me Minimalist

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Natural Look
              • Not Easy As Before

              Cons

              • Difficult To Use
              • Time Consuming

              Best Uses

              • Graying Hair
              • Matching Hair Color

              Comments about Clairol Natural Instincts:

              It does good job coloring grey without being
              permanent. Washes out slowly.

              • Commitment To Color:
              • Semi-Permanent

              (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              The only color I buy

              By Spot

              from Atlanta, GA

              About Me Minimalist

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

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

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Graying Hair
                • Thicker Hair

                Comments about Clairol Natural Instincts:

                Natural Instincts perfectly meets my needs. It gives my natural light-brown color more personality while camoflaging my gray (people tell me they love my highlights!). Thanks to the wide range of colors, I have been able to find complementary colors as my hair has gotten more gray over the past few years. It's semi-permanent and fades rather than grows out, so I don't have to worry about "roots." I wouldn't use any other hair color!

                • Commitment To Color:
                • Semi-Permanent
                 
                5.0

                Great color

                By Robin

                from Denver, CO

                About Me Minimalist

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

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

                Cons

                • Messy

                Best Uses

                • Graying Hair
                • New Look
                • Touch Ups

                Comments about Clairol Natural Instincts:

                Pretty color, easy to use however can be messy and stains the floor, counter, tub etc. when applying and rinsing.

                • Commitment To Color:
                • Temporary

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