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!