I’ve been blonde for over a year now, after my change from red to white blonde I did my roots myself. I’ve been using ION Hi-lift for over a year, but It’s so damaging! I also wanted to change from a white blonde to a yellow blonde. I decided to give One’n Only Hi-lift Neutral Blonde because of the promise of being less damaging. Click down below to see what I think!
What it promises:
One’n Only Hi-lift IIHLN Neutral Blonde Dye
- Superior hydration, conditioning, protection & shine
- Two full applications in every tube
- Fade resistant color
- Low ammonia formula
One ‘n Only Argan Oil Permanent Hair Color Cream is a hair color breakthrough! One ‘n Only infuses active levels of precious argan oil into every drop of hand-crafted Italian color.
One’n Only Argan Oil Permanent Color Cream is a haircolor breakthrough! Advanced micro pigments combine with precious Argan Oil for luminous color, rich gray coverage, brilliant shine, and unmatched conditioning. Argan Oil penetrates deep into the hair shaft to nourish, repair, and lock in moisture, instantly smoothing the cuticle and improving elasticity. The low ammonia formula provides dpep color penetration and longer-lasting, consistent results.
One’n Only Argan Oil Hair Color Cream Developer 40 Volume
- Color Enhancing
- Perfect Consistency
- Easy Application
One ‘N Only Argan Oil Cream developers are specifically designed for use with One ‘N Only Argan Oil Permanent Hair Color Cream. This advanced, proprietary blend delivers perfect consistency for easy application. A unique complex of active conditioners and argan oil provides superior condition and shine with minimal compromise to hair’s integrity. Leaves hair looking gloriously healthy, with deep, intensely rich and luminous color.
How to Use:
MIXING AND TIMING
- The Hi-Lift Blonde Series is specifically designed to be mixed with 40 volume developer for maximum lift
- The mixing ratio is 1:2 – 1 part color + 2 parts 40 volume developer (Basically 1.5 oz of color and 3 oz of developer – this is enough for just roots)
- Pour 2 oz. of 40 volume One ‘n Only® Argan Oil Cream Developer into a tint bowl or an applicator bottle
- Add 1 oz. of color
- Gently shake/mix and apply color
Let me explain what is hi-lift:
The dye itself has ammonia in it, so watch out this stuff stinks. It is also harmful to your hair so be careful when using it. DO NOT leave it on longer then it saids to. It’s also harmful to your lungs so have a fan running or be by an open window while it sits on your head. After awhile ammonia bothers my eyes.
Ammonia is less damaging than bleach. But can still cause chemical burns just like bleach does. And please for the love of god whatever you do, DO NOT mix ammonia and bleach!!!!
I feel like my hair isn’t as damaged when using a high-lift to lighten verses bleach. But it is still damaged when using this. It is ammonia and ammonia damages hair, end of story. No excuses. Anytime you use something to lighten your hair you are damaging your hair. The end. Now all you need to do is use products to keep it as healthy as possible and manageable.
What I Found:
I used this on two different occasions for covering my roots. I got the two applications from the Hi-lift dye and the 40 vol developer in the 6oz as promised. At the price point of $9 for two set of root touch ups you can’t go wrong with the price, let me tell you how the quality is!
I lighten my hair about 3 levels. When lightening my hair I only do my roots. I mixed 1.5 oz of color with 3 oz of developer for each root touch up. I got two uses out of one purchase which is great!
I had my friend Ashley apply the mixture to my roots, since I wouldn’t be able to apply it to the back of my head well. We left the mixture on for 30 minutes each time. I felt a little tingly action but nothing to be alarmed about. I did not experience and irritation or hair loss after using this product. I did not have any reaction to it.
This doesn’t dye my hair white blonde. Maybe if I left it on for 40 minutes but I do not. I’m not sure since I only leave it on for 30 minutes and like the light yellow blonde color I achieve using this.
Above is how my roots looked before I switched from ION Hi-lift to One’nOnly Hi-Lift.
Below is the second time I used One’nOnly on new root growth. You can see the darker yellow of my previous touchup when I first used One’nOnly Hi-lift. It also helped me go longer between touchup because it looked more natural.
|Second application to new root growth.|
How my hair looked when only applied to the roots. I left it on for 30minutes before we washed it out with Wen Lavender cleansing conditioner. I also did the recommended second cleanse and left it on for 10 minutes to give it an extra moisture boost! After that was all washed out I applied the oil to my wet hair on the hair ears down.
How my hair looked after touching my roots up twice with One’n Only Hi-lift
My hair felt a lot less damaged when I used One’nOnly hi-lift verses ION’s. It was still damaged but it was a lot easier to maintain. I really love how moisturizing Wen Fig is for my hair. I use oil on the ends with my Nexus split-end mend, and L’oreal Arginine triple resist spray at the roots when my hair is still wet.
The smell of this didn’t bother me nearly as much as ION’s either. I also prefer the light yellow blonde color from this as well.
A little advice when going to use this for a second time. If the dye is purple just pick that out the rest of the white dye is fine. It turned purple because it was exposed to oxygen for a long period without being mixed.
- Low ammonia formula
- hair feels less damaged compared to other hi-lift dyes
- lifting 3/4 levels achieving a yellow blonde.
- Damages hair, but it is manageable.
VERDICT: I definitely will be repurchasing! My hair is significantly less damaged when lifting my color. I prefer to use this on my fine hair. Doesn’t irritate my skin either. Seriously if you doing a root touch up for blonde hair this dye is one to consider or at least try their developer!
WARNING: I am not a train professional. I’ve been doing my own hair for quite some time. I suggest when using what I say you consider how it will work for you. Are you willing to try it on your hair without knowing how it will turn out? If you’re not sure please spend the extra cash at a salon. It’s better to get it done right, then to have to get it fixed for twice the money. Once again, I’m not a train professional, this is all my opinions and from my experiences. If unsure, go to a professional – which isn’t me!