It has been a while now since I’ve had this product. A friend of mine, Teewa, gave it to me to try out after my hair turned a bit brassy after lightening my hair. The product is called Clairol Shimmer Lights Color-Enhancing Shampoo (blonde & silver). You can get it for about ~$9 from Sally’s Beauty Supply or of course online.
On the bottle, the product claims that its color enhancing shampoo brightens and refreshes blonde, faded highlighted, and silver/ash-toned hair. It is a protein-enriched conditioning formula that tones down brassiness on blonde/gray hair. Removes dull yellow in gray/white hairs.
The product is simple to use. All you need to do is wet your hair. Then lather, rinse and repeat. For extra brightening and color, you leave the second lather on for 3-5 minutes.
This is a purple shampoo, so it could get a little messy in the shower, lol. But it’s really not that bad. I do believe that purple shampoos dry out your hair however, so you may want to limit your usage to no more than once a week. I would actually do it only once every two weeks, however. Also, make sure that you use a hair mask to further protect your hair and add moisture to it.
The product really does a good job in brightening color. It made my hair feel like it was just dyed recently. However, it didn’t do a good job of getting rid of the brassy color. It was able to help tone it down a bit, but not as much as I would have hoped. Also, my hair felt very dry after using the product.
Clairol Shimmer Lights Color-Enhancing Shampoo Rating: ★★☆☆☆
- probably wont purchase this product again – i believe that it works, but also that it is not the right product for my hair
- dries out my hair
- simple to use and affordable
- really enhances color well giving a rich fresh look
- didn’t tone down the brassiness as much as i would have hoped for