Clairol Nice ‘N Easy | Gray Solution
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Get color grays can’t resist
Nice ‘n Easy Gray Solution uses a breakthrough Gray Re-texturizer Pre-treatment to soften coarse, color-resistant gray hair. So your hair color gets in and stays in, giving you superior, long-lasting coverage of resistant grays.
Nice ’n Easy Gray Solution is right for you if you want: lasting coverage of resistant grays to soften coarse gray before coloring natural-looking color
GET READY TO COLOR • Use an old towel to protect your clothing and household surfaces.
• Have a clock handy for timing.
1. PRE-TREAT DRY HAIR Before coloring, apply the Gray Solution Re-texturizing Pre-treatment to dry hair, all over from roots to tips. • Do not rinse!
• Wash hands. Begin color preparation [Step 2].
• Put on Professional Colorist Gloves..
• Tear off and discard the tab from Activating Creme bottle (2b), then unscrew the applicator bottle cap.
• Empty entire contents of the Color Creme tube [2a] (previously opened for Skin Allergy Test) into the Activating Creme bottle [2b] and replace cap.
• Place gloved finger over the applicator tip. Shake well, holding away from face, until color is totally blended and mixture thickens. Apply color immediately.
Never reseal bottle or store color mixture in a closed container. Once mixed, a sealed container of hair color could burst.
3. APPLY COLOR & TIME IT FOR ROOT APPLICATION
Ideal for users who color every 4-6 weeks to help maintain your gray defying color and ensure even color root to tip. • Part your hair down the middle and apply the color mixture to your roots, using the applicator nozzle to separate your hair into sections and continue applying the color to your roots only. Save the remainder of the color to use for the rest of your hair. • Leave the color on your roots for 20 minutes or for 5 minutes less than the time indicated by your Strand Test.
• Then use the remaining color and gently work through the rest of your hair, but avoid rubbing into the scalp. Leave on for an additional 5 minutes.
• Pour any unused color mixture down the drain. Once mixed, it will lose its effectiveness after an hour. OR FOR ALL-OVER GRAY COVERAGE
Use these instructions if you have not colored for 3 months or if you want to change your hair color. • Squeeze Activating Creme bottle [2b] to apply color onto hair. When covering gray, start where you have the most gray.
• Part your hair into small, even sections using the applicator nozzle.
• Apply color first to your roots then immediately through the length of your hair. Work through hair to spread evenly, from root to tip, but don’t rub into scalp.
• Do not worry if the color of the mixture on your hair looks different from your desired color.
• If any color gets on your skin or household surface, wipe it off immediately with a damp towel. • Once you have finished applying the color, leave it on hair for the time indicated by your Strand Test or 25 minutes.
• Pour any unused color mixture down the drain. Once mixed, it will lose its effectiveness after an hour.
4. RINSE & GLOSS
• Add a small amount of warm water and massage into a lather. Rinse until water runs clear.
• For optimal color results, leave on for 2 minutes, then rinse thoroughly with warm water.
• Save remaining ColorSeal™ Conditioning Gloss and continue to use once a week (after shampooing) in place of your usual conditioner for optimal color, shine and softness.
Tip: For best results use a quarter-size amount for each application. Our exclusive ColorSeal™ Conditioning Gloss helps seal in beautiful, natural-looking color and adds intense shine!
Useful Tips from the Experts at Clairol Apply Gray Solution Re-texturizing Pre-treatment all over to dry hair that is free of styling product build-up. If hair has build-up, shampoo one day prior to coloring. Do not shampoo immediately before coloring. Your scalp has natural oils that help to protect it during coloring. Use the ColorSeal™ Conditioning Gloss only once a week. It has been designed to give you long-lasting benefits. For best results, use a quarter-size amount per each application. If your hair has recently been permed or relaxed, wait at least 7 days and 1 shampoo before coloring. Be sure to do the Strand Test, since your timing may need to be reduced. If you plan to perm or relax your hair, wait at least 7 days and 1 shampoo after coloring. If you have used henna, gradual color restorers or metallic dyes, don’t use this product until your hair has grown out and colored areas have been cut off.
Frequently Asked Questions
WHY IS GRAY SOLUTION DIFFERENT FROM OTHER HAIR COLOR?
Gray hair has a coarse texture that makes it difficult to color. Our exclusive crème color is specifically formulated to improve how the color takes to your most visible gray hairs—especially at the roots and temples. Color gets in and stays in until you’re ready to color again!
WHY IS GRAY SOLUTION SO EFFECTIVE ON RESISTANT GRAYS?
The Gray Re-texturizing Pre-treatment gently re-texturizes resistant grays to their soft, youthful best… so the concentrated color crème can penetrate easily for rich color that lasts up to 8 weeks. And we’ve included our exclusive ColorSeal™ Conditioning Gloss to help seal in beautiful, natural-looking color and add intense shine.
Frequently Asked Questions:
About Clairol products:
What products does Clairol make?
Clairol makes hair color products. Choose from Semi-Permanent (lasts through 8-12 shampoos), Demi-Permanent (lasts through 28 shampoos), Permanent (lasts until your hair grows out or you recolor) or Highlighting & Blonding to help you become colorwonderful™.
Should individuals with natural, uncolored hair use different hair color products than those who have previously colored their hair? It depends on the desired result. If you are coloring your hair for the first time and only want to enhance your natural color, try a Demi-Permanent (lasts through 28 shampoos) product close to your natural hair color. If you want to go lighter, you need to select a Permanent (lasts until your hair grows out or you recolor) hair color, then refer to the insert that comes inside your box of Clairol hair color and follow the instructions for first time application.
Should people who want to cover gray hair use different coloring products than those who don’t need coverage? Most Clairol hair color products will blend or cover gray hair to some degree. If you have a small percentage of gray (not very visible), use a Semi-Permanent (lasts through 8-12 shampoos) product, such as Loving Care. If you have a higher percentage of gray hair (up to 50%), use a Demi-Permanent (lasts through 28 shampoos) product such as Natural Instincts, which will blend away gray hair. On the other hand, if you have a lot of gray and want to cover it completely, use a Permanent (lasts until your hair grows out or you recolor) product. If you have 50% or more gray, use Nice ‘n Easy Gray Solution.
How can I test-run a color before committing to coloring my entire head of hair?
Strand test is a simple method for you to test hair color on a portion of your hair before doing the entire application. (The instructions are in your hair color box.) It’s an important step because it’s the only way to see exactly how the shade you selected works with your starting hair color to achieve the resulting color. A strand test will also help you determine the exact timing you’ll need to color your whole head.
Where can I find product instructions?
Product instruction inserts are inside your hair color box.
BEFORE YOU COLOR: 48 HOURS IN ADVANCE Take the ALLERGY TEST. Do the STRAND TEST. Read this entire instruction leaflet before you begin.
IMPORTANT: SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS HAIR COLORANTS CAN CAUSE ALLERGIC REACTIONS WHICH IN RARE INSTANCES CAN BE SEVERE. TATTOOS MAY INCREASE YOUR RISK OF ALLERGY, TO REDUCE YOUR RISK FOLLOW THESE INSTRUCTIONS:
1. DO NOT USE THIS PRODUCT AT ALL IF: You have already experienced any reaction to coloring products. You have sensitive, irritated or damaged scalp. In these cases do not conduct the skin allergy test and consult a doctor before using any hair color product. 2. PERFORM A SKIN ALLERGY TEST 48 HOURS BEFORE EACH PRODUCT USE even if you have already used coloring products before
SKIN ALLERGY TEST INSTRUCTIONS MUST BE PERFORMED 48 HOURS BEFORE YOU COLOR YOUR HAIR. You will need a cotton ball or swab, a plastic bowl and a plastic spoon. To open, unscrew the entire applicator bottle cap from the Gray Solution Activating Creme bottle [2b]. (Do not tear off the tab.) Then open the Gray Solution Color Creme tube [2a]. Unscrew cap and turn it upside down. Push the pointed end of the cap into the seal to open Mix small, equal parts of Color Creme [2a] and Activating Creme [2b] (about 1 teaspoon) in a plastic bowl. Tightly recap both the Color Creme tube [2a] and the Activating Creme bottle [2b]. Apply mixture to a test area the size of a quarter in the bend of your elbow. Allow to dry. Use remaining mixture for the Strand Test. Do not wash this area for 48 hours. During washing, protect with an adhesive bandage and remove it immediately after washing. Examine the test area during the next 48 hours. If no reaction occurs, you are ready to color. The absence of reaction to this test is no guarantee that an allergic reaction may not occur as a result of a future hair coloring process. However, this test represents an important precaution. Please consult a doctor if you have any doubts.NOTE: IF A RASH, REDNESS, BURNING OR ITCHING OCCURS YOU MAY BE ALLERGIC. STOP. YOU MUST NOT USE THIS PRODUCT.
WHAT TO DO IF YOU HAVE A REACTION DURING OR WITHIN THE NEXT 48 HOURS OF COLORING YOUR HAIR IF DURING COLORING YOU EXPERIENCE: Any stinging or burning and/or rash, rinse immediately and discontinue use as this may be an indication of a more serious reaction. DO NOT color your hair again before consulting a doctor or seeking medical advice. Rapidly spreading skin rash, dizziness or faintness, shortness of breath and/or swelling eyes/face, rinse immediately and SEEK IMMEDIATE MEDICAL ATTENTION.
IF AFTER COLORING OR ON THE FOLLOWING DAYS YOU EXPERIENCE problems, such as skin itching, skin rash, swelling to eyes/face, blistering and/or skin or scalp weeping SEEK IMMEDIATE MEDICAL ATTENTION.
SPECIAL CAUTIONS: This product contains ingredients including hydrogen peroxide, which may cause severe eye irritation and possible permanent eye injury. If any product gets into your eye, flush immediately with a large amount of lukewarm water and seek medical advice. We recommend removing contact lenses before applying hair color. If you must wear contact lenses during application and if any product gets into your eye, remove the lens first, then flush immediately with a large amount of lukewarm water and seek medical advice. Never use hair color on eyebrows or eyelashes or if your scalp is irritated or injured. Do not inhale or ingest product. Do not use if your hair has been colored with henna or metal dyes. Prepare and use the product in a well-ventilated area. If you experience inhalation difficulties, move to fresh air. Remove all metal objects from hair before and during coloring. Wear gloves and rinse hair well after application. Keep product in a cool place away from heat and light. Do not mix this colorant with any other product. Do not keep any unused mixed product. Do not leave the mixture in a closed bottle (bottle may expand or burst). Product not intended to be used on children.Keep all hair coloring products out of reach of children.
STRAND TEST: Do the Strand Test each time you color to determine optimal timing and color results. Perms, relaxers, previous color, and the sun can affect your results and timing.
You will need: scissors, tape and a clock. Cut a ¼ inch wide strand from the grayest part of dry hair close to the scalp and tape at the cut end. Completely cover the hair strand with the mixture remaining from the Allergy Test. Start timing. After 15 minutes, check the strand. If the strand is not the color you want, return it to the mixture and check the color every few minutes for up to 25 minutes. Fill in your personal color time below:
My timing for desired color: _______ minutes.