Home Hair Colour That Works!


Home hair colour that is salon quality and covers gray? Yes it’s here and I put it through a test run! Hair care innovator Schwarzkopf has launched two new hair care collections in Canada; Schwarzkopf ULTÎME collection for colour, care and styling as well as Schwarzkopf Keratin Color for hair that needs extra attention.

Schwarzkopf developed the essence ULTÎME, styliste ULTÎME and color ULTÎME with former supermodel Claudia Schiffer. The line is formulated with luxurious pearl essence to deliver luminous colour performance and accuracy, alongside Schwarzkopf’s signature healthy-looking strength and shine. The 22 shades in this line are categorized under: Iconic Blondes, Glowing Coppers, Flaming Reds, Divine Brunettes, and Magnificent Blacks. The line features high definition pigment mixtures with a smart alkalizing formulation and anti-yellow pigments, to help drive true colour deep into the hair’s cortex. Each home colour kit has a manufacturer’s suggested retail price (MSRP) of $15.99.

I always loved red hues but never thought they were right for my colouring. I tried the Cocoa Red and was impressed with the coverage and pigment match. I liked that the kit came with a special conditioner to help prolong the colour hold.

I waited 8 weeks to try the Schwarzkopf Keratin Color. This is high performance colour care for hair that needs extra attention. Keratin Color comes in 14 shades, ranging from Light Pearl Blonde to Onyx Black, to bring damaged, brittle hair back to life in just 30 minutes. Hair is left looking fuller, grays are 100% covered, breakage is reduced by up to 80%, and skin-flattering pigments ensure the colour will compliment skin tone.

This line features a first-ever pre-treatment called keratin care complex that cares for both the cuticle and the cortex of the hair, penetrating deep to help improve hair strength. It is almost odourless, thanks to its Ammonia Control technology. Each product in the Schwarzkopf Keratin Color line has a MSRP of $15.99.

I was very impressed with this product! My hair is fine, is starting to go gray and has a lot of sun damage at the ends. Not only was my hair fuller and well conditioned, the colour actually covered my grey without fading.