Courtney\’s Hair Journey

May 28, 2008

Changing your hair color without damage

Filed under: Generally Hair,Hair How To's,Product Reviews — by Courtney Smith @ 8:23 pm

Women are characters of many of us like to alter our hair color. Well when doing so, you can damage your hair to point of no return. Especially if you have relaxed hair, you must be very careful to care for your color-treated hair. But there is a way to color your hair without the mess of henna and without the worries of chemical box colors such as Bigen and Clairol Natural Instincts. This solution is called a rinse! It is a temporary hair color that is applied as much as the user wants. I strongly suggest Colorshowers Color Rinse, a dominican rinse that can be found at the following link:

Colorshowers Dominican Hair Rinses

I have used Jazzing and Clairol Beautiful and they do not take AT ALL even when using heat and leaving the color on for an extended amount of time. I use Colorshowers in Black and although it costs 20 dollars a bottle, it lasts about a year with prolonged use. This is the method that I take to ensure I have maximum color coverage from Colorshowers:

1. Clarify hair with shampoo: Nexxus Aloe Rid or Organic Root Stimulator Aloe. Then shampoo with moisturizing shampoo: Creme of Nature Dry/Damaged.
2. Apply quickie conditioner then do a rinse with heavily diluted Apple cider vinegar to balance pH out.
3. Apply colorshowers liberally to the hair and put a plastic cap over the hair. Sit underneath a dryer for 20 minutes on high then 10 minutes on medium. Then sit for 20 minutes out of the dryer.
4. Rinse out colorshowers and deep condition with a moisturizing conditioner. I like to use Proclaim Aloe&Shea moisturizing conditioner. Avoid anything with extra virgin olive oil because this will strip your color out. Deep condition for an hour without heat.
5. Rinse out the deep conditioner and style your hair. Your hair should be nicely colored!



  1. I just used the black Colorshowers last weekend. After using my hair has beautiful color, shine, & body. This stuff is the truth!

    Comment by Carrie — September 23, 2008 @ 11:17 pm |Reply

  2. I have decided not to use any commercial hair dyes because they all have chemicals and other ingredients that I’d prefer not to have in my hair. I love henna,indigo, etc.

    But recently I dyed my hair using several herbs made into a tea or hair rinse. I mixed rosemary, sage, nettle (which give a brown tint) with hibiscus (wine tint) in a tea ball. I simmered them for ten minutes and then let them steep overnight in the fridge. The next day I warmed them just a little and poured them over my hair. Left on for two hours under plastic wrap. I got a deep wine/brown tone that was actually a little more color than I wanted!

    I’d think one hour would be perfect. And the herbs are wonderful for strengthening the hair as well.

    Comment by Todra — February 21, 2009 @ 4:35 pm |Reply

  3. will this work for jet black hair too ?

    Comment by kanchan — June 30, 2009 @ 10:07 am |Reply

    • No, sorry jet black hair will only have highlights not a color change.

      Comment by Courtney Smith — July 19, 2009 @ 2:50 pm |Reply

  4. can you please provide the ingredients in the color showers?

    Comment by nika — July 19, 2009 @ 2:46 pm |Reply

    • Dionized Water, Citric Acid, Salt, Sellosize, Metil and Benzoato Sodium, Quaternium 60, Propy-lene glycol, Red Ponceuax #4, Red Amarant #2, Blue #1, Blue #2, Yellow #5, Yellow #6.

      Comment by Courtney Smith — July 19, 2009 @ 2:49 pm |Reply

  5. I’m in my late 40’s and have long black hair, which is thick and can be coarse/dry. I usually use over the counter hair dyes, mainly Schwarzkopf poly colour permanent in natural black and only use on my roots, it’s the only one that doesn’t cause a bad reaction for me as all others I have tried resulted in burning/sores etc, so the Schwarzkopf mentioned above has worked well for me, but I’m looking for something more natural to use and is there anything to make it last longer; yes I understand once my hair grows the grey will come through so I’ll have to re-dye.
    Is Zarqa Black Henna safe to use as I’ve already used over the counter hair dyes and will it dye my hair black, or do I need to add something to it? Apologies if it seems a silly question, but I’m not that au fait regarding henna.
    As my hair needs more moisturising products due to being rather coarse/thick, I’m also looking for products that would help my hair as in shampoos and conditioners/treatments.
    I do deep conditioning treatments and leave the treatment on my hair over night, anything else I could be doing?
    Any advice/help you can offer would be greatly appreciated, thank you.

    Comment by Sue — October 23, 2009 @ 10:15 pm |Reply

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