Saturday, February 21, 2009


"Adore" shining semi-permanent hair color is "DA BOMB! In the past, I have tried permanent, demi-permanent, and semi-permanent hair coloring and they all failed to totally cover my resistant grays. I had givin up! I had actually started letting my grays grow out.

I was reading a post on Lovinlocs yahoo groups, on semi-premanent hair color. Camille, our resident loc doctor and owner of Noire Design Concepts in MD, had recommended two semi-permanent hair colors that are good for covering gray.

"Adore", by Creative Image and "VIA NATURAL", by Universal beauty products,Inc.

When I went to the beauty supply store, I saw Adore, but I did not see Via Natural. Adore has a semi-permanent hair color that has jojoba oils, panthenol, and the whole nine, called "Adore plus". Its in a purple bottle. They did not have the color I wanted on the color swatch, so I decided to use the Adore in the white bottle.

This morning, I decided to give this hair color a try. I used Mahogany #106.


1. Shampoo and towel dry.

2. Use a protective cream around hair line.

3. Apply hair color 1/8" fron scalp (I`am still trying to figure out how to do that!), comb through thoroughly. (I have locs can`t comb, but I can squeeze into locs thoroughly!)

4. Cover with a plastic cap, and process with heat for up to 15 minutes.

5. Rinse and shampoo completely.

I bought two bottles. I only had to use one bottle. My locs are not long. Those with long locs, I suggest that you use two. I shampooed my locs with a claryifing shampoo to get it squeaking clean. I applied the color to the areas where I had the most grays. Then I concentrated on my roots, then my locs. I squeezed the hair color into my locs. I took plastic wrap to cover my hair. This helped to confine the color. For extra protection, I covered my hair with a plastic cap.

I have resistant gray, so I stayed under the dryer for 15 minutes, then I let the color sit for an additional 15 minutes. I rinsed my hair until it was clear, then I used a gentle shampoo of fear that if I used a claryfing shampoo, I would strip the color! I used a natural "Rosemary Mint" shampoo bar from . They have nice shampoo and body bars!

I conditioned my hair for 1 minute. Then I spritzed with Jane carter leave-in conditioner. To seal the moisture, I used a Jojoba oil, sweet almond oil mixed with peperment, tea tree, and rosemary essential oils.

I rolled my hair with my soft spikes, sat under a warm dryer for 45min. LOC MISSION COMPLETE!

P.S. I ordered Via Natural from the internet, Color review coming in 6-8 weeks!


Nu-Me said...

Hello, your hair and color look great!

rmcandlelight said...

I have stubborn grays to. My daughter used a professional permanent color on my locks. My hair grows so fast within 2 weeks the grays are back at the roots. Oh well. your color came out nice. Thanks for sharing:)

JustLocs said...

You looking good Sis.

NubianLockedPrincess said...

Thank you all for your positive feedback. I`am glad you like it too.

Kittylocks said...

I love the colour. It is so rich.

Kumina said...

I really like the way your hair turned out. It helps when you show the steps like that. My daughter tried the VIA it's pretty good too. She has a relaxer on her hair now and she's afraid to use permanent color on her hair. I knew she'd go back to the crack.

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BeingMe said...

I have same issue, (stubborn gray), Thanks for the information. BTW your hair is Beautiful!

Semi Permanent Make Up said...

I love the idea!!! Even though it is only seeds, that make the difference, I love that when you are done, it can be useful in other ways.

Anonymous said...

please e-mail me and tell me how long the color lasted.

Semi Permanent said...

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Semi Permanent Make Up said...

ADORE SHINING is really rich.You are looking great.It is really great to imagine waking up and going to bed with a perfect look,no need to continuously buy make up products. Semi Permanent Make Up works on this area.If you need to make up your next zone then it is best for you.

Dianna said...

so after you shampoo you towel dry it and apply?

Anonymous said...

Hi I was wondering how did the Via semi permanent coloring go?

Natalia said...

love it! I´m reading you frome Costa Rica, Central America. Your post really help me in how to use this hair color. Muchas Gracias (Thanks) :-D