Rated 4.14 out of 5 stars
Most Helpful Positive Review LOVE This Product!
Let me just start by saying I dont really use much purple shampoo or toner in upkeeping my balayage (dont tell my stylist ). However, I have tried purple shampoo from time to time, especially during the fall and winter when cooler toned highlights really pop! Ive never really liked the process of using it. Messes everywhere, not great results, and just generally not worth the effort... however, I genuinely loved Shimmer Lights.
While I have slightly lower opinions of the shampoo, I have no real complaints about this leave in product! Its not as strong of a purple as the shampoo and doesnt stain your hands! Its pretty mess free and just enough purple to give your hair a little tone! The only complaint I have is that its a little sticky, but you can just wash off the extra on your hands after application. Once its dry, you dont even notice the feel of the product on your hair!
After just one try of this haircare routine, even my boyfriend could tell that my highlights had started to take on a cooler tone. Even wet, my highlights had started to pop!
Id say this line works best for anyone who is looking for a more gray or ash blonde look. It probably looks even better on anyone whose hair is fully blonde (mine is a mix of blonde balayage and natural dark brown) since there were patches where it didnt necessarily know how to blend with my brown hair.
Overall, a great product though! Would definitely use again to make the salon cool tones last longer through the cold weather!
Most Helpful Critical Review Better than expected!
I received this product complimentary for review from Influenster. After trying the shampoo I was sort of afraid this mask was going to have the same effect... sadly I wasnt wrong. You need to be very careful on how much product youre applying because otherwise your hair gets hard like if you just had applied a medium hold gel. Now... the good things about this leave-in, first it smells delicious, after you apply it does feel tacky but once you get the right amount and it absorbs it completely disappears leaving your hair pretty soft and with a nice smell. Now about the whole toning thing... well... I didnt see any effect haha but, I do feel it has helped my gray tone brighter. Id recommend to use a micro towel after using it to absorb any excess and then you can just style.
Reviewed by 788 customers Really innovative styler
aclassactmua from undisclosed
This product gives my hair and lush & vibrant feel prior to a blow out. Reinvigorates my grown out highlights!
thatisosydney from undisclosed
This is a must have for blondes. Who doesnt need a little extra toning (unless you just got your hair done.) I use this every time I wash my hair and Ive had compliments on how platinum it is without the brass! 10/10
megand171d from undisclosed
I was impressed with the smell and consistency of the product. I thought it left my hair feeling soft without being greasy or heavy. It helped my frizz some but wish it was more smoothing. I would recommend.
Purple styling treatment.
melissajean1230 from undisclosed
This #complimentary product from @clairol pro appears to tame the brassinness s it smells nice. It doesn't leave my hair sticky or crunchy. My hair is strawberry blonde and it feels soft. I would buy this.
Color enhancing leave in?
nicolez38aa from undisclosed
So glad to have been able to try out the line of Shimmer Lights products by Clairol. I like this leave in hair treatment. It really is unlike any leave in treatments I have tried in the sense that it is geared towards toning and enhancing your blonde/silver hair. You apply it to your damp hair and before styling to help condition, enhance colors, and protect/reduce breakage of your blonde hair. As a bleach blonde toned with icy platinum this combination of products definitely helps maintain the brightness of my blonde /icy color. It love that this product helps detangle my hair. It gets so tangled and this helps manage the tangled mess making my hair soft and touchable throughout the day. As for the color enhancing I can't say it did much. It is a light in texture pale purple color. I mean overall with all products it did work , but for this product specifically I am not 100% as to what it did or how much it contributed to the overall color enhancing. But overall I mean you cant go wrong with a line of products that not only tone down brassiness for us blondes but makes our hair soft, manageable, smooth and healthy. You can't ask for much more especially at such an affordable price.
madisonp48 from undisclosed
Not a huge participant with leave in things on my hair, however when I tried this I did enjoy. My hair is very oily and adding to much to it can make it look pretty bad. However for those who are into this, definitely would give it a try!
really nice product!
ciwinner from undisclosed
I really enjoyed trying this product! I like how quick and easy it is to apply. I dont really do much to style my hair, especially given that were in the middle of a pandemic and I dont go out much. I dont tend to get those awkward tufts of short hair at the front of my face that tend to stick out when dry. Using this leave in treatment has helped to tame those tufts of hair! Additionally, I feel like I can leave my hair down longer between washes as much hair still feels non-greasy and still has body.
my favorite thing
keellliiee from undisclosed
i literally use this product everyday now. not even kidding. i use it after my shower when my hair is still damp, and i use it after styling my hair to avoid frizziness and to keep it look sleek and shiny. definitely would recommend this product to my friends and family and then some!
not good for curly hair
pcskigal from undisclosed
This leave in conditioner has a great scent and texture but ultimately weighs down curly hair rather than releasing the curl. I love that it added moisture to my hair but I don't think that it did much for toning it. It did add some shine and is easy to use so I'll keep trying until it's gone.
lesleyb05 from undisclosed
Brightens up my blonde and makes it more manageable. Perfect for all blondes that want to keep up their color.
great brand for blondes
nessam7 from undisclosed
This brand is truly the best for blondes and I love all the items in the collection. I dont think you absolutely NEED this for every day use but if youre looking for something to add to a routine or spice up your hair def use this brand. I already use the purple shampoo routinely so I dont think I would need to use this all the time but its nice to have as an extra to give my blonde an extra dose of love!
waves on waves
stefdeetravis from undisclosed
I went from stick straight hair to wavy hair postpartum and couldnt ever get it to keep its waves. While I do NOT like the large amount of chemicals in this product, it does a great job of keeping my hair soft, moisturized and keeping my waves together.
lesllie from undisclosed
This product truly help keep my hair looking shinny and healthy, while looking blonde!
decent styling product, doesn't do much for color
serena_therese from undisclosed
I like this product and will continue to use it to style my hair. Im an air dry girl so I havent blow dried with it, but on the occasions when I do straighten or curl my hair, Ive used it in conjunction with a heat protectant and it feels like it smooths my hair and adds a little bit of gloss. I cant say that it does anything to boost the color even though the cream is a very pale purple color, but I dont think I really expected it to live up to that claim. I have thick, dark hair thats lightened to a silver/blonde balayage so maybe its just not right for my hair type. If you were a natural blonde with fine hair and you lift from like a 6 to a 9 or 10, I could see this product maybe working for thatbut it didnt do that for me personally. I will use the bottle up, but Im not sure if I like it better than other styling products I use.
great for everytime you shower
oliviam67 from undisclosed
I was expecting it to be more pigmented but I was pleasantly surprised it wasnt. so in my opinion u can use it everytime u wash ur hair for a nice smooth hydration factor without over toning. I just wish it had a heat protectant but doesnt make me love the product any less.
not my favorite
kirstenkb375 from undisclosed
Im not a big fan of using styling products since I like to avoid any residue in my hair and this didnt seem to do much by way of toning down brassiness
jaderz91 from undisclosed
I've uses the purple shampoos and conditioner in the past, but I never used this leave in toner. it works so great and takes the brass out of my hair. 10/10 I would recommend for anyone with blonde hair!
genevieve_hel from undisclosed
I liked this product, it feels silky and has a pleasant scent. However I noticed that my hair took so much product, I do have long hair but I felt like the product dissipated rather quickly. Overall though I would definitely purchase this!
lee45 from undisclosed
I wasn't sure if I would like this product however it did end up doing the job it was a nice product to use for dialing and didn't leave a weird texture which I was afraid of
michelleed571 from undisclosed
This product works as stated and smells great. My hair feels better and is shinier when using. I love that it also tones.
liked except for
alyssuh_hoops from undisclosed
i enjoyed this product a lot i just wasnt too keen on how it made my hands feel after i was done applying it to my hair. it felt almost like a slimy film was left on my hands. i still use it every time i wash my hair i LOVE the product i think its really helpful for maintaining my blonde i just dont like the slimy after feel.
hard for me to leave in!
ogstephhh from undisclosed
I liked the smell of this product but I didnt like how it made my hair feel. Maybe I put a little too much in my hair but my hair felt weighed down like I hadnt washed all of my conditioner our or something! Loved the rest of the shimmer lights line but I probably wouldnt purchase this one on my own.
monicased31 from undisclosed
I didnt love this product but also didnt hate it. Subtle scent and didnt leave my hair feeling like I added a treatment but I personally felt the mask was good enough for my hair without the leave in treatment. If you suffer from very dry hair, this would be a good option to keep your blonde blonde and your hair soft and conditioned.
Doesn't do much
oliviaf3eb5 from undisclosed
This doesnt do anything. Ive used it multiple times now and I just dont see anything happening to my hair. The scent is strong just like the shampoo and if lingers for a long time. This doesnt do anything for my hair if just leaves it looking the same as before and doesnt aid in styling really. It definitely doesnt tone your hair so I wouldnt get it if thats your intention!
xolayla from undisclosed
A nice addition to any blonde maintenance! I would probably use a shampoo or mask instead though as I feel like I get better results that way :)