Product Reviews

Color Brilliance Permanent Creme Hair Color 8V

Ion Color Brilliance Permanent Creme Hair Color utilizes pure ionic micro pigments for deeper, more intense color.
Average Customer Rating:
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4 of 7(57%)customers would recommend this product to a friend.
Customer Reviews for Color Brilliance Permanent Creme Hair Color 8V
Review 1 for Color Brilliance Permanent Creme Hair Color 8V
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Kmbru
Turned my hair green
Date:July 4, 2011
Cons: tinted hair green
"I was dying my hair from a very light blond to a darker blond and chose this product. It was horrible-- it gave my hair a green tint that looked terrible with my skin tone."
1 of 1 people found this review helpful.
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Review 2 for Color Brilliance Permanent Creme Hair Color 8V
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danidan123
Location: Edmonton, AB Canada
Is the reviewer a Salon Professional? No
Different on Box than Your Head
Date:February 16, 2011
Pros: colour, price
Cons: smell
"I thought this colour was really good. You do need to mix it with a lighter blonde such as a 10#. My hair turned to a copper-ish blonde. I realized I should have mixed it with my lighter blonde that I had bought. Otherwise, good colour, good price and good expectation."
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Review 3 for Color Brilliance Permanent Creme Hair Color 8V
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SecretAgent
Location: Southern US
Is the reviewer a Salon Professional? No
Excellent Results - Know Your Undertone!
Date:October 24, 2010
"I did a lot of research on this site and on the Ion site before using this product. The important thing is to know what your hair's undertones are, and to choose a color that counters that undertone. In the past, when I have colored my hair at home, I've used the drugstore brands and chosen ash tones, but the result never turned out exactly like what I planned - turns out my hair has such gold/orange, it needs a violet tone to counteract that. So anyway, my natural color is light brown - maybe a 6 - and I have lots of salon highlights. I wasn't getting the results I wanted from my stylist for the money - I kept telling her I wasn't happy with the way the color on the ends always looked brassy withing a few weeks.Plus my hair color was getting too far away from my root color - my roots were too obvious too soon, and I wanted to get back to somehing closer to my natural color, and also be able to color those grays that were getting a little too happy on my head with just highlighting to fight them. It looked great when I left the salon - beautiful, natural looking highlights - but not for long - and I was spending aroung 150 every time I walked in there. Anyway, long story short, I wanted to do my roots at home, but was wary of having different colored roots and ends. I went in to the store and used the swatches to choose a violet based color that was close to my highlighted hair color, without the golden/orangeyness and found 8V to be perfect - only 2 shades away so I knew it would look natural. I started by spraying on the Ion pre-color spray that controls porosity because I knew my ends would be more porous than the rest, and that my virgin hair would be different too, and I wanted to give myself the best shot at consistent color throughout. Then I applied the color mixed 1:1 with 20V developer (ion) using the brush. It got a little crazy because I wasn't skilled AT ALL with that brush and i was a bit worried because I was getting color on lots of hair here and there, not just my roots. Finally I just ended up using my gloved hands to get it on all of my roots. I think starting with the brush was good though - with practice, it'll get easier. Anyway, I let it stay on 30 minutes, and during the last ten minutes, I pulled the color through to the ends. I used 2 Tbsp. of color and of developer (I measured using plastic measuring spoon) and that was enough for my hair which is a couple inches past my shoulders; I have enough of both left to do my hair again in a couple of months. After shampooing it out, I put the Ion color sealer conditioner stuff on my hair. I love the results - a nice light brown, and my highlights show through but they are toned down perfectly - the ends and roots are the same color - it's a miracle!! :) I think I'll be using 9V in a couple of weeks to add some more highlights if I want a little more blonde back. Very pleased and saved a TON of money by doing it myself. Do yourself a favor and try to understand the color theory regarding undertones and you'll get the results you expect. The Ion website has lots of info, including videos, and there are some good videos on eHow. I was a little concerned because the color of the dye wasn't as golden as what I was used to seeing in the bowl at the salon - it was more of a pale yellow, like the inside of a banana. I was afraid it would turn out too white blond but it didn't - it's perfect! Could it be that the golden color of what my stylist was using was the problem...who knows? I'm happy, though, and have pretty hair that feels great and healthy without going broke. I guess I'll have to explain when I go for a trim, but hey, drastic times call for drastic measures, and I'm becoming a pretty good recessionista!"
5 of 5 people found this review helpful.
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Review 4 for Color Brilliance Permanent Creme Hair Color 8V
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maryellen
Location: atlanta, georgia
Is the reviewer a Salon Professional? No
Not actual violet base
Date:June 16, 2010
Pros: none
Cons: mustard color, not violet!!!
"I bought this color hoping to use it as a violet base toner and boy was I wrong. These violet base colors are not infact violet they are more gold, I use these on prelightened pale yellow hair and it turned it a dark mustard color not what a violet is supposed to do at all. Do not buy ION they are not good for blondes!"
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Review 5 for Color Brilliance Permanent Creme Hair Color 8V
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Lillian
Is the reviewer a Salon Professional? No
No complaints
Date:April 20, 2010
"I use this color along with a few others from Ion to keep my blond beautiful. I prelighten with on-scalp bleach and use the level 8V for lowlights and toning away brassy tones. I also use Level 9V and 6A woven in to keep it natural. If you have any clue about hair coloring this product does exactly what a level 8 with a violet base is supposed to do. After pre-lightening the new growth, I use the deposit only method (10 volume peroxide or 20 vol diluted with 50% peroxide 50% water) for toning with this color.
Rules of color include 20 vol gives one level of lightness, 30= 2 levels and 40= 3 levels of lightness. If your hair is more than 3 shades (that's what the 1,2,3etc on the bottles is about) darker on a scale of dark to light than the color,you will need to pre lighten with bleach. The V, A, N, G, R talk about the undertone of the color. Your hair is like an artists pallet, If your hair looks yellow, you can't erase the yellow, you have to mix enough violet into it to counteract the yellow. If it is too red, you need to mix enough of the right level of green and so on.
It annoys me when people who have NO clue about what they are doing leave a bad review on a product. This is a perfectly fine product which does exactly what it is supposed to do. The bad reviews were the result of improper technique.
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2 of 3 people found this review helpful.
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Review 6 for Color Brilliance Permanent Creme Hair Color 8V
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beautyexpert88
Is the reviewer a Salon Professional? No
WORST DECISION!
Date:February 10, 2010
"i bought this color after i dyed my hair to a very pale blonde color .. 8V was the coolest shade i could find in hopes of not returnin to my previous orangey hair color WRONG this color undid all my bleaching and toning prior..i wouldnt recommend"
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Review 7 for Color Brilliance Permanent Creme Hair Color 8V
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Fianna192
Location: Charlotte, nc
Is the reviewer a Salon Professional? No
Didnt lighten hair
Date:October 2, 2009
"Bought this product today hoping to lighten my hair. I have dark blonde hair and wanted a light neutral color. I bought the 20 developer as recommended by the pamphlet at the store. It really didnt do anything to my hair. I m not sure if i didnt use a strong enough developer or what. The product itself isnt bad, the smell is tolerable and it didnt damage my hair. Just didnt do anything!"
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