Oh, and the rinse didn't work at all on my platinum hair, but I did see some brown highlights on some of the front of my hair. I read online yesterday that the Clairol Natural Instincts isn't semi-permanent when you go darker than your natural shade- it's permanent! After a few minutes of depression about it, I've accepted the fact that I will be black for a while. But, maybe if I keep trying these brown rinses every other week or so, my hair will lighten a little. My hair is so much shinier when it's black..
When I went to the beauty supply store yesterday to get the replenishing pak ($1.49, but cheaper other places), I saw some Ultra Sheen Duo Tex, which is a heavy duty protein treatment. I've read on some of the hair boards that it's really good. It was only $4.99, but I didn't buy it (patting myself on the back). I'm really trying to use the products I have before buying anything else. Plus, it was in a huge bottle, and it would end up just taking up space if I didn't like it. Why can't I find sample sizes of products?!