Clairol Nice 'n Easy Perfect 10 Permanent Haircolor, Light Ash Blonde 009A
Rich, high gloss color in 10 minutes.
High gloss hair color, 100% gray coverage and a formula that protects hair better while you color* - you'll get it all with Perfect 10 from Nice 'n Easy. And you'll get it I just 10 minutes. Guaranteed.**
- High gloss color in just 10 minutes. 100% gray coverage. Protects hair better while you color* *less protein damage vs. leading creme colorant.
- Color so gorgeous, its guaranteed** **satisfaction guaranteed or your money back.
- Most awarded hair color in 2008 by beauty editors among leading U.S. national beauty magazines.
- Spend 10 minutes with Perfect 10 - enjoy up to 60 days of high gloss color
- Perfect 10 smells like a blend of floral and tropical fruit scents, with no overwhelming ammonia smell
Does the process feel endless-or express?
Only Perfect 10 has an advanced color creme with micropearls to target hair's melanin, gently accelerating the color development process.
It's a formula you'll get exclusively from Clairol. And it gives you all that high gloss hair color in half the time.*
*vs. our leading permanent colorant
Our advanced color creme with built-in conditioners plus six weekly treatments of ColorSeal Intensive Conditioning Creme protects hair better while you color*--so there's less surface damage to your hair.*
*less protein damage vs. leading permanent creme colorant
Does it disrespect your hair-or better protect your hair?
Get a one-of-a-kind dual-conditioning system with Perfect 10 from Nice 'n Easy. Our advanced color creme with built-in conditioners plus six weekly treatments of ColorSeal Intensive Conditioning Creme protects hair better while you color* - so there's less surface damage to your hair.*
That's week after week of high gloss hair color and smooth, shiny hair. Isn't it time you colored with care?
*less protein damage vs. leading permanent creme colorant.
Does it drip-or comb through root to tip?
Fourteen openings to evenly dispense the no-drip color creme, just one patented PerfectColor Comb.
It effortlessly glides through the length of your hair, completely coating every strand root to tip -- no matter how long or thick your hair may be.
Are your grays a fright-or out of sight?
Great gray coverage and gorgeous hair color. That's Perfect 10. Our advance formula is so fast yet so flawless, it takes just 10 minutes to cover even your toughest gray.
So you get 100% gray coverage -- in the most beautiful, high gloss way.
A smell that won't relent-or a pleasant scent?
Say goodbye to that overwhelming ammonia odor when you color -- Perfect 10 pairs fruit and floral notes for a formula that simply smells better.
It's a high gloss hair color with less time spent. And all wrapped up in a better scent.
Is it one of 24 just right designer shades?
If the answer is yes, then your hair color must be Perfect 10, available in blonde, black, brunette and red. You'll get shade results that match the box. And glossy, gorgeous perfection that lasts up to 60 days.
That's Perfect 10 from Nice 'n Easy. No surprises. And no compromises.
The Science of Perfect 10 Hair Color
Advanced Technology. Amazing Hair Color.
An exclusive advanced color creme formula with micropearls delivers color in less time* and with less damage. And it gives you high gloss hair color with flawless gray coverage.
This breakthrough technology is the biggest advance in hair color in 50 years -- it has 18 patents applied for and received the Royal Society of Chemistry Teamwork in Innovation Award. And it created the one and only Perfect 10.
"The development of Perfect 10 is the greatest
advancement for hair color in 50 years."
Clairol research and development expert
How Perfect 10 Works
Clairol research and development expert Frauke Neuser answers some frequently asked questions:
- How does Perfect 10 deliver high gloss color in just 10 minutes?
Perfect 10 is the first product to use Clairol's breakthrough formula, which works so efficiently that it does the job in just 10 minutes. The advanced color creme with micropearls allows for fast penetration into the hair fibers. Once inside the hair, the unique combination of effective ingredients targets the natural melanin pigment and deposits the new color without reacting as much with the surrounding hair protein. The complete coloring process is accelerated and we can achieve high gloss color and 100% gray coverage in less than half the normal time.**
*vs. our leading permanent colorant **vs. leading creme colorant
- What are micropearls?
Micropearls are the color molecules that exist within Perfect 10's advanced color creme formula. Each shade of Perfect 10 contains a unique mix of different colored molecules and conditioning ingredients to create the desired shade. Perfect 10's advanced color creme with micropearls is what provides consumers with high gloss color in just 10 minutes.
- What makes the formula breakthrough?
Perfect 10's formula is totally different from anything else out there. It's not just about one ingredient--it's the combination of new elements that makes it so exciting. It uses a unique lightening system--which is the heart of any colorant--to prepare the hair and speed up the color reaction, energizing color to move inside the hair, creating beautiful, high gloss color in just 10 minutes. It works at a pH closer to that of hair itself, making it gentler as it better protects** the hair surface. It contains a natural protein building block to deactivate damaging free radicals that are formed during coloring. It is this total package that makes Perfect 10 the first big color breakthrough in over 50 years.
- Why Perfect 10 is less damaging?
Perfect 10 is less damaging** to the hair surface because of its unique advance color creme formula. Its active ingredients work best at a lower, gentler pH than most colorants, so Perfect 10 better preserves hair's natural protective coating, called the f-layer. In addition, we have shown that the advanced color creme reacts more selectively with the pigments inside the hair than with the hair itself, causing less surface damage**. On top of that, the ingredient glycine works as an antioxidant, reducing the effect of free radicals formed during coloring. And last but not least, Perfect 10's weekly ColorSeal treatment helps protect hair, keeping it smooth and soft.
- What is so unique about Perfect 10? What does 18 patents mean?
Perfect 10 is the only product in the market that uses our patented AminoGlycine technology - so it is totally unique. The huge number of 18 filed patents shows the level of innovation that went into this product. Some patents cover the effective ingredients that form the color in just 10 minutes. Other patents refer to the low, more gentle pH or the addition of glycine as an antioxidant. Yet other patents describe our unique PerfectColor Comb and the advanced color creme. So 18 patents really means we've put a lot of research, science and innovation into Perfect 10, to make it a truly unique hair color product.
- What is glycine?
Glycine is one of the ingredients that gave Perfect 10's AminoGlycine technology its name. It is an essential amino acid and one of the fundamental building blocks of hair and skin. Its function in Perfect 10 is based on the anti-oxidative properties of glycine--meaning that it controls and deactivates free radicals that could otherwise damage the hair structure during the coloring process.
- Why does the PerfectColor comb work so well in depositing color?
The development of the PerfectColor comb was based on feedback from our consumers who struggled with the traditional color applicators. It is designed to envelop each strand of hair in the rich color creme from root to tip for even color results and flawless gray coverage. The comb has 14 outlets to provide optimum color distribution--five at the tip of each nozzle, five halfway down each nozzle and four at the bottom between the nozzles. This ensures even coverage regardless of the length or thickness of the user's hair.
- What makes the scent of Perfect 10 pleasant?
Perfect 10 owes its great scent to our formulators and fragrance artists. The formulators invented a highly efficient color technology which works at a lower pH and therefore contains less free ammonia than other products. Ammonia is the ingredient responsible for the harsh smell of many colorants. In addition, our fragrance artists created a scent which not only masks the remaining colorant odor but is also based on the same principles as a fine fragrance product and has beautiful top, body and base notes.
- How does Perfect 10 deliver color results that really match the box?
A lot of work has gone into making sure that each shade of Perfect 10 matches the color results shown on the box. First, the shades were tested repeatedly in our salons on consumers to confirm just the right color results. Then, hundreds of natural hair samples of appropriate starting colors were treated with Perfect 10 in our color development labs and analyzed. The technical color readings were then translated into on-pack images. Latest imaging and software programs have turned this work into a truly high-tech process because we know how important it is for our consumers to get exactly the hair color they expect.
- What makes Perfect 10 so shiny and glossy?
Perfect 10 gives shiny, glossy hair in several ways. First, it deposits high-intensity color deep inside the hair fiber, leading to more intense light interactions--visible as shine. Second, it works at a lower, gentler pH with an antioxidant, reducing the effect of free radicals formed during coloring and better protecting the hair surface. A smooth, intact surface is shinier than a rough, broken one. Third, Perfect 10 uses a dual conditioning system with the color creme and the weekly ColorSeal treatment, allowing the hair fibers to be more aligned and reflect light better.
What products does Clairol make?
Clairol makes haircolor products. Choose from Semi-Permanent (lasts through 8-12 shampoos), Demi-Permanent (lasts through 28 shampoos), Permanent (lasts until your hair grows out or you recolor) or Highlighting & Blonding to help you become colorwonderful.
Should individuals with natural, uncolored hair use different haircolor products than those who have previously colored their hair?
It depends on the desired result. If you are coloring your hair for the first time and only want to enhance your natural color, try a Demi-Permanent (lasts through 28 shampoos) product close to your natural haircolor. If you want to go lighter, you need to select a Permanent (lasts until your hair grows out or you recolor) haircolor, then refer to the insert that comes inside your box of Clairol haircolor and follow the instructions for first time application.
Should people who want to cover gray hair use different coloring products than those who don't need coverage?
Most Clairol haircolor products will blend or cover gray hair to some degree. If you have a small percentage of gray (not very visible), use a Semi-Permanent (lasts through 8-12 shampoos) product, such as Loving Care. If you have a higher percentage of gray hair (up to 50%), use a Demi-Permanent (lasts through 28 shampoos) product such as Natural Instincts, which will blend away gray hair.
On the other hand, if you have a lot of gray and want to cover it completely, use a Permanent (lasts until your hair grows out or you recolor) product. If you have 50% or more gray, use Nice 'n Easy Gray Solution.
How can I test-run a color before committing to coloring my entire head of hair?
Strand test is a simple method for you to test haircolor on a portion of your hair before doing the entire application. (The instructions are in your haircolor box.) It's an important step because it's the only way to see exactly how the shade you selected works with your starting haircolor to achieve the resulting color. A strand test will also help you determine the exact timing you'll need to color your whole head.
Where can I find product instructions?
Product instruction inserts are inside your haircolor box.
Questions? 1-800-CLAIROL (1-800-252-4765)
Nice 'n Easy High Gloss Color Creme: Shade 9A
Water, Ammonium Carbonate, Propylene Glycol, Sodium Glycinate, Cetearyl Alcohol,
Fragrance, Ceteth-10 Phosphate, Dicetyl Phosphate, Erythorbic Acid, Sodium Hydroxide, Sodium Sulfite, Xanthan Gum, Resorcinol, EDTA, 2-Methylresorcinol, p-Phenylenediamine, Toluene-2,5-Diamine Sulfate, m-Aminophenol, N,N-Bis (2-Hydroxyethyl)-p-Phenylenediamine Sulfate, p-Aminophenol
Nice 'n Easy Color Activating Creme:
Water, Hydrogen Peroxide, Acrylates Copolymer, Ceteareth-25, Steareth-100,
Acrylates/Steareth-20 Methacrylate Copolymer, Etidronic Acid, Disodium EDTA, Simethicone
Nice 'n Easy ColorSeal Intensive Conditioning Creme:
Water, Amodimethicone, Stearyl Alcohol, Cetyl Alcohol, Stearamidopropyl Dimethylamine, Glutamic Acid, Dicetyldimonium Chloride, Fragrance, Benzyl Alcohol, Panthenyl Ethyl Ether, EDTA, Panthenol, Trimethylsiloxysilicate, Carthamus Tinctorius (Safflower) Seed Oil, Cocos Nucifera (Coconut) Oil, Hydrolyzed Sweet Almond Protein, Methylchloroisothiazolinone, Methylisothiazolinone
User review This product keeps my hair soft and easy to manage. Usually after you dye your hair, its like straw, but not with Clairol Nice & Easy perfect 10. It keeps you hair soft, and the color stays for a long time. Excellent product..
User review I've used this product for years now and am totally satisfied in every aspect...ease of application, root touchups, long lasting. And several people have asked "that's your natural color, right?"
Only thing is I can't find the color I love the most, light ash blond, at my favorite stores near me.
User review THIS WAS THE ABSOLUTE WORST EXPERIENCE I HAVE ever HAD WITH ANY CLAIROL PRODUCT..HIGHLY DISAPPOINTED...HAD TO GO TO A PROFESSIONAL TO GET IT
CORRECTED..(GOOD THING IT WAS A VERY GOOD FRIEND, IT WASN'T CHEAP AT THAT)...TURNED MY HAIR AN ORANGY-RED,AND, READ CAREFULLY, I CALLED THE 'EXPERTS' BEFORE CHOOSING MY COLOR , LETTING THEM KNOW THE CLAIROL COLOR I USUALLLY USED....IT WAS AN ABSOLUTE NIGHTMARE...MADE MY HAIR DRY AND FRIZZY...HATED APPLICATOR, HATED EVERYTHING ABOUT IT...TRUST ME...DO NOT TRY THIS PRODUCT, ESPECIALLY IF YOU HAVE THE SLIGHTEST BIT OF GRAY, YOUR HAIR IS LONG, I COULD GO ON AND ON, BUT IF YOU ARE PAYING CLOSE ATTENTION, YOU GET THE PICTURE.....
User review I loved the short time it needed to be left on and the smell was a wonderful improvement, however, the color didn't last. By the end of week 3 my old color and gray was visible.