Review: Malibu C Color Prepare

Like many women, I dye my hair. While color treatments are notorious for damaging hair and sometimes having frighteningly inconsistent results, I take a few precautions to guard against color disasters. I use a shower filter, which helps to reduce mineral deposits and exposure to chlorine. I also am fond of a great henna dye that won't strip my natural color. Yet even these measures are sometimes not enough. If you're looking for consistent, deep color, you can try a pre-treatment such as Malibu C Color Prepare.

Pros:
  • Hair color appeared richer when applied just after this product
  • Can help prevent fading
  • Easy to apply
  • Vegan and gluten-free
  • Extremely gentle ingredients
Cons:
  • May have to order online
Summary:
Malibu C Color Prepare helped my color application go more smoothly than usual. I was surprised by the depth of my color, which turned a rich mahogany that I hadn't been able to achieve before. Just be sure that you are ready for a darker/deeper color than you might otherwise get from the same dye, as the color prepare was quite effective. I was glad to see that this rated an extremely low 0 on EWG's Skin Deep database, indicating that the ingredients are very gentle. I love how these simple packets are easy to apply and are both vegan and gluten-free. The only downside I found was that they are not sold in regular retail stores, so you'll have to use the salon locator or buy direct from Malibu C. If you're looking for a gentle way to boost your color application, Color Prepare is a great option.

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Disclosure notice: This product was sent to me free of charge by the manufacturer for review. No additional compensation was accepted and the opinions are my own. Please verify any claims with the manufacturer, especially if you have any allergies or concerns.

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