Curl Me Crazy: Avon’s Chi Hair Styling Iron Review

Curl Me Crazy: Avon’s Chi Hair Styling Iron Review

I am opening up this review with a bit of 411 of the handful of ways women have been straightening their hair. When I think of some methods women had used to do this, I think of the clothes iron. The thought of it scared me only because that item is big and the other person has to be paying attention to what they are doing. Still, the history of straightening your hair goes as far back as the late 1800s.

Methods

There were a few methods of straightening hair and to be honest it wasn’t just women that did it though we are more well known for doing it. Some of the methods used were:

  • A Hot Comb – Heated electrically and most widely used for coarse hair. I have a curling brush that works in the same manner and does straighten my fine hair. Though not in the manner I would like. It is better suited for coarse hair.
  • Chemical Relaxers – Used by those with very tight curls. You can often find African American’s showing how they do their curly hair straight in YouTube videos.
  • Japanese Hair Straightening – This one was new to me. According to Byrdie Beauty, last accessed April 15, 2020, “Japanese hair straightening relies on a special solution that’s applied to hair, similar to a flat perm. This solution breaks down the hair’s bonds that give it shape, allowing it to become pin-straight when the flat-iron is applied. The hair is saturated with the solution, rinsed, dried with a blowdryer, and then flat-ironed with a ceramic iron in small 1/8-inch sections. Also like a perm solution, a neutralizer is then applied, which locks the style in place. The entire process is labor and time-intensive. Depending on the length of your hair and its thickness, you can expect to be in the salon for a few hours.”
  • Brazilian Hair Straightening (Also known as a Brazilian Blowout) – Similar to Japanese hair straightening.
  • Roller Sets (for Curly Hair to be more straight) – You achieve this by washing your hair at night before bed, then rolling your hair in the biggest rollers you can get and let them dry while you sleep. Though for the life of me I could never figure out how it was comfortable.
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There are also shampoos and other hair products that create a temporary straight hair look. You may be wondering why I choose to talk about straightening hair when I used the Styling Iron to curl my hair. The reason I started to talk about that is that, for the most part, it is what flat irons and styling irons did in the beginning and are still used for that same purpose now. Still, I find the history of straightening rather fascinating and worth bringing up.

Cons of Mentioned Methods

Many of the methods above, especially if done too often or not done correctly, can open the shaft of the hair and expose it to damage that can dry out the hair and cause it to break. And in some cases, you may lose hair. If you are addicted to using a method too much, it can cause enough damage that it takes months to repair. I recall this former neighbor once who claimed she knew what she was doing in always chemically treating her hair. She ended up with bald spots. To be honest I am shocked she kept doing what she did and didn’t cut all of it off. It was beyond repair. To make it worse, she decided to add dreadlocks to her hair. On her own. With damaged hair. Even when I went back to being a dark brunette from being a plum purple who lost her color, I had to use a balm for my hair for 6 months and use more moisturizer than I imagined I ever would use. Basically when you dye, perm, straighten, use heating tools too much, what happens is the cuticle of your hair opens (now when you dye your hair lighter this is only supposed to happen so you can let dye in especially for us dark-haired folk) up and if done for too long or too much it can cause damage to the hair. Your hair becomes dull, frizzy, split, brittle and dry. And if you have fine hair like me, it can happen all too easily. it can take a lot of time to fix the damage and if I recall, one celeb had such damaged hair from the treatment it received that she cut it all off. I don’t remember who sadly.

Why the Chi Styling Iron is Different

As I mentioned in the description of the stying iron in my post Hair Chi: Adding Life Back into Your Hair, the “CHI 1″ Tourmaline Ceramic Hairstyling Iron utilizes the latest innovative technology combining Tourmaline Ceramic with even heat distribution, producing an exceptionally high amount of negative ions and Far Infrared which reducestatic electricity for that perfect style. Hair is left smooth and silky with an exceptional shine. This hairstyling iron is ideal for all your hairstyle needs. Now you can straighten, smooth, curl, wave, spiral, flip, and bend. Just use your imagination and create your own personal flair.” The iron has a temperature nob on it next to the switch. And each temperature can be used for your hair type. I used the lowest setting of 310 degrees and only had the iron on my hair for 3-5 seconds and gradually and gently brought it down to the ends of my hair to create a nice decently sized curl to add volume to my hair. The fact that it has an adjustable temperature and guide to use it helps in knowing you won’t be as likely to damage your hair. The plates are heated in the tool as evenly distributed as well. A bonus knowing that one section that you use it on won’t be as hot as the rest. Also, it has a shutoff timer within it and turns off one hour after not being used. I am not sure how that works but at least you know if you forget to turn it off that it will on its own.

My Review

It had been years since I had used a styling tool. And I am pretty sure the last one I used didn’t have an adjustable temperature. It did have a light like the Chi Styling tool to tell you when it was heated. Also, a bonus. I didn’t expect it to be as large as it is. I like the color. Black; a favorite color of mine. I liked that it came with a warranty and also some instructions. The cord is very long. Still, I styled my hair after watching a few videos. You think I wouldn’t need to but, again, it has been a very long time since I have used this styling tool.

The result was nice curls. I don’t have a curling iron. I could get one but this is what I chose. How I went about prepping to use the tool was that I first used a detangler on my hair damp hair and then used the Chi Heat Protectant from Avon to help protect my hair while I blew it dry. It took about 15 minutes. I didn’t time how long it took to dry and then I plugged in my styling tool and waited for it to be ready. It didn’t very long. Maybe about 5 minutes on the lowest setting. Then I used the styling tool to get out any kinks in my hair first. I did notice that though my hair was dry that my hair felt ever so slightly damp but then quickly was dry again. I heard this is a feature of many new styling tools now. I don’t have many clips to section my hair and decided I would just do around my face. I like to add volume to my hair. I did just under 1″ sections. I placed the hair, one inch from the roots, between the clamp and carefully turned it way from my face at one and a half times. I held it for 3-5 seconds and slowly, using two hands, brought it down slowly so the hair curled as it was brought down.

One one side I have curls in and on the other, not curls, using the styling iron.
A full frontal view of my hair after it is done.

A side view
My daughter’s high ponytail with curls.

I got nice, decently sized curls that opened up my face and added volume to my hair. I also did my daughters hair but I wrapped her hair around a pencil and used the iron to clamp the hair for the same length of time, she has fine hair like me, to create tighter curls. It came out great on her. One difference is that I did use hair spray on mine to keep the hold. Whenever I get my hair down I hate having it move a lot. It’s been a weird thing of mine since I was young. I didn’t do this on my daughter.

The reason this is a part of the review is that I have a heated curling brush that adds soft curls to my hair. But even with a heat protecting spray, that I hear help hold curls, my hair never stayed styled without the use of hair spray. So, this time I wanted it to stay but used my daughter as a way to test if the curls stayed in her. And they did. For three days with gentle brushing. She looks great with curls in her hair, too. They somehow made her look more like the teen that she is. I still like using hair spray though. The kind I use may not be Avon but it is made for voluminous looks and holds a curl. I have made a view that features how I did my daughter’s hair. Due to my internet being slow I have to post the link different than how I would like. I wanted to start with where I was doing her hair. I do apologize for the shakiness of the camera. I had accidentally deleted the whole scene of me doing her hair and had to repeat. My son wanted to be the cameraman.

Final Thoughts

I think I have a new favorite tool in my hairstyling routine. I won’t go nuts and use it every day. Maybe twice a week for when I do videos and for when I go out. Whenever that will be with this social distancing going on still. I do suggest something to the Chi company though: add cord keepers for long cords to product packaging, and maybe sell gloves that protect your hands from heat or at least have a grip area at the top of the tool to make it easier to hold. Other than that I loved the tool.

I recommend buying the Chi Styling Iron from Avon from their new line of styling products. Make sure to get the heat protecting spray as well and keep those locks safe from heat exposure. If you have used this item before or buy it from me here at my online store, tell me what you think in the comments below. The styling tool is $125 right now in campaign 10 (2020) (Reg $139). Let me know in the comments if you have bought this product and what you think of it. What are your thoughts on straightening your hair? have you ever tried it and how did it work out for you?

Check out my other articles on Avon hair products:

Hair Chi: Adding Life Back Into Your Hair

Avon Hair Color Overview

Three Powerful Reasons to Use Chi Essentials by Avon

Amazing to Dye For Hair Color Line by Chi

Hair Chi: Adding Life Back into Your Hair (Quarantine Edition)

Hair Chi: Adding Life Back into Your Hair (Quarantine Edition)

The Chi founder Farouk Shami, a hairdresser, wanted it to be his mission to create healthier and safer hair products (as well as a work environment) for everyone.

As of late, we are having to practice healthier and safer environments during the pandemic by practicing self-distancing. It throws off the balance we may have had before. Let us discuss finding balance during uncertain times through hairstyling.

About Chi

When I first heard of the company Chi, I immediately thought of the traditional concept of Qi. Which is a Chinese term of philosophy for “vital life force.” It is what binds all things in life. Being everything and nothing. I thought of Tai Chi that people do in the park, or so I have seen, and in the movie The Karate Kid (both the new and original). A form of martial art. I want to look at the philosophical aspect of qi. That way we can look at how it is a concept of the company brand and why it is a way to add life back into your hair using Chi hair styling tools now out through Avon.

Chi Founder and Hair stylist, Farouk Shami

A Little About Qi

Beyond having to maintain the health of our hair to give us reason to look our best with the Chi products I have written about consisting of shampoo, conditioner, serum, and heat protectant as well as the new hair dye line, it may be that your hair needs more life to it. I, for one, have very fine hair that can quickly go limp and cannot keep a curl though I have tried with regular styling tools. May I now look at my none Chi curling brush with disdain at its lack of ability to do what I would like on my hair without needing to use hair curling aids such as special shampoos. Remember Wash and Curl shampoo? Yeah. I used to use that on the regular when my hair wasn’t permed. It was the only way, besides heavy use of super-strong hair spray that is not good for the overall health of very-fine hair, I could keep a curl longer than 30 minutes. Not to say that curls are the only way to add life to hair but also hair straighteners and handheld hair dryers. Heating tools are often used to add life to our hair.

Symbol for Qi

Qi deficiency is when something is off balance. It could be any number or combination of things. Inadequate sleep, not enough water intake, tainted water, poor nutrition, too much of a particular nutrient (least we forget that this is also not healthy), air pollution, mental and emotional un-wellness. The list goes on. If you are wondering what that has to do with hair, well healthy hair and healthy-looking hair add to our overall appearance and look of health. It’s isn’t enough to want to look handsome or pretty, but to look healthy. Hair can give us a glow. Maintaining our qi (Chi) in as many areas as possible, hair included, will help us look and feel our best. I don’t mean you have to do it every day. However, doing it when you need to (for work, for example) or when you need a pick me up (hello Coronavirus stay-at-home orders that are driving us up the wall with cabin fever) or are tired of the same old look can aid in balancing out the off days. Or when you can chill with friends in a messy bun and sweatshirt binge-watching your favorite shows.

I recall a very hard time in my life when I felt as if I would be in that same position day in and day out for the rest of my life. When I began to do my makeup and my hair and picking out an outfit to compliment all that, I felt better. I wasn’t looking to impress but simply to feel better and that I had at least some control over my life’s direction at the time. I easily suffered anxiety attacks and got depressed often. I, for some reason or another, decided I wanted to learn more about doing makeup and taking care of my hair and knowing what to wear and what it meant to wear that particular outfit. Doing all that balanced out the negative in my life. Granted, it wasn’t always easy, but it helped. Many would say it sounds vain. To be honest, I don’t always do it. There are times I feel content sitting in my sweats with a messy bun drinking coffee. Binge-watching many shows until I think I have had enough and maybe read a book.

Avon’s New Hair Styling Tools

Fast forward to now when Avon rolled out a new line of hair styling tools to go along with their other Chi products. As you know, Avon and Chi partnered up last year, as I mentioned in my hair dye review. I got a bit excited about the new hair styling tools. A hairdryer with attachments, a hair curler, and a flatiron. Let’s look at the curling iron first.

The Chi Lava Spin and Curl

Made of volcanic lava ceramic material that has minerals in it that distribute heat evenly and doesn’t stick to your hair. It has several features worth looking at. Such as:

  • 1” Volcanic Lava Ceramic rotating barrel creates bouncy curls and waves
  • Maximum temperature of up to 410°F/210°C
  • Includes pre-set temperature settings with adjustable heat-up times and display
  • Pre-Set Temperatures:
  • – Low 370°F / 188°C – Fine Hair
  • – Medium 390°F / 199°C – Medium Hair
  • – High 410°F / 210°C – Coarse Hair
  • Adjustable Heat -Up Times (Timer Settings):
  • – 15 seconds – Fine Hair
  • – 17 seconds – Medium Hair
  • – 19 seconds – Coarse Hair
  • Curl chamber surrounded by a protective heat barrier for safe usage
  • Directional buttons with tangle protection
  • Temperature display with auto-lock
  • 11 ft. (3.35m) swivel cord
  • 1-hour auto shut-off
  • Dual voltage

It also beeps when it is done curling, which is a nice feature to have if you aren’t sure how long to curl for. An excellent way to know that you won’t somehow singe the hair. In addition to knowing when your curls are set, it also has an alarm to let you know if your hair might get tangled. A fear for many fine hair girls or any of girl.

CHI 1″ Tourmaline Ceramic Hairstyling Iron – Black Matte

This is the product that I have used. I have used crimping irons back in the day but not flatirons. It worked great on both my hair and my daughter’s hair. Read about it here. I will quote the description of the tool as I don’t think I could say it any other way. “CHI 1″ Tourmaline Ceramic Hairstyling Iron utilizes the latest innovative technology combining Tourmaline Ceramic with even heat distribution, producing an exceptionally high amount of negative ions and Far Infrared which reducestatic electricity for that perfect style. Hair is left smooth and silky with an exceptional shine. This hairstyling iron is ideal for all your hairstyle needs. Now you can straighten, smooth, curl, wave, spiral, flip, and bend. Just use your imagination and create your own personal flair.” I really do love how this product worked, and it is now the most expensive hair styling tool I own. Now on to the features of the ceramic flatiron.

  • 1” Curved Floating Plates
  • 392°F(202°C) Maximum Temperature
  • 30-second Quick Heat Up
  • 9 ft Swivel Cord
  • Dual Voltage
  • 2-Year Limited Warranty

Benefits:

  • Reduces Frizz & Static
  • Adds Exceptional Shine
  • Versatile Styling: Smooth, Curl and Flip

Not to forget that this tool also shuts off after an hour of none use. It locks moisture into the hair and seals cuticles as well. The temperatures are set to suit your hair type. Look to curling wand above for info related to that.

CHI Advanced Ionic Compact Hair Dryer

Many women blow dry their hair to get their hairdryer faster and to help set hairstyles. It gives hair volume as well. Something I look for in a hairdryer. The way this one works is by emitting negative ions that reduce frizz and shine. Who doesn’t have to deal with frizz and flyaways when they have done drying their hair? I tend to have to gently use a serum just to manage that. I want volume, not frizz. It has microbial properties that keep the air that circulates through the dryer cleaner when it hits your hair and also reduces buildup in the dryer using blue LED lights. Something new, I learned to be a “thing.” It comes with a few attachments. That helps concentrate and diffuse. Other features are:

  • 1875 Watts
  • CHI Ceramic Technology locks in moisture and maintains body
  • Ion Generator reduces frizz and minimizes fly-a-ways
  • Adjustable 3 Heat / 2 Speed Settings
  • Cold Shot Button locks in curls, waves, and styles
  • Lightweight and Powerful DC motor
  • Air Nozzle Concentrator and Diffuser included
  • Super Compact, space-saver design.
  • The removable filter prevents damaging lint buildup and extends motor life
  • 6.5 ft. (1.9 m) cord for convenience
  • designed for all hair types

To accompany the new products, we have BioSilk Silk Therapy, which, along with the hair protectant, can help keep curls longer.

BioSilk Silk Therapy

A weightless protein product that adds for strength, elasticity, shine, and moisture to hair while reducing frizz and fly-aways.

Main Ingredients

Silk protein… The natural wonder for hair because:

Strength – One of the most durable fibers in the world, silk contains 17 of the 19 amino acids found in hair; it bonds and builds hair from the inside out.

Moisture – Holds up to 2.5-3X its weight in moisture, to improve elasticity.

Shine – Provides unparalleled shine due to its triangular molecular structure.

• Protection – Helps shield hair from UV rays, heat, humidity, and other environmental stressors.

TO USE

Shake well before use. Place a small amount of Silk Therapy in the palms and apply from the scalp to the ends. May be used on wet or dry hair or skin. Use as often as necessary.

My Styles with the Flatiron

Though I have written a review of the Styling Iron, I still want to show you pictures anyway. This is my and my daughter’s hair. I did hers by wrapping the hair around a pencil and using the iron to create tight curls. She loved it. For me, I simply wrapped my hair around the iron, waited about 5 seconds and slowly brought it down to the ends creating big curls. I loved it. It gave my hair more volume which I am always up for. Still, check out my review here. Now these items will be out as of tomorrow April 14, 2020.

Finally

With being stuck at home a lot right now, you few chances to walk outside stylish. People dress-up in Australia right now to take our garbage just to add joy to the day of not being able to go much of anywhere. Or, if you are one of the essential workers that can do up their hair, these new tools are a great way to add life to your hair that stays and doesn’t let the hair loose its style, my daughter’s curls stayed in for two days even with brushing and no hair spray. Do it for that video call you have. Keep a healthy balance of lounge days and days where you want to feel like there is still something to try out. Have a virtual girls night in through Facetime or another video chat platform, and you all can do your hair. Kind of like a “get ready with me.” Stay safe and add some life to your look while you’re at it.

I have a video that shows more of how I used the styling iron on my daughter. Forgive me for having a shaking camera in it. I had the luxury of accidentally deleting that scene and having to redo some of it. And since setting up can take a few minutes, my adorable son wanted to help out. You will find great ideas for Mother’s Day, May 20th, in it as well.

Check out my other articles on Avon hair products:

Curl Me Crazy: Chi Styling Iron from Avon Review

Avon Hair Color Overview

Three Powerful Reasons to Use Chi Essentials by Avon

Amazing to Dye For Hair Color Line by Chi

Avon Hair Color Overview

Avon Hair Color Overview

Due to the rise in popularity of my review of Avon’s new line of hair color by Chi, I find it only fitting that I go over all the other colors that we have to offer.

Have you ever wondered how long hair dye has been around? Initially hair color began in 1500 BC with the use of henna on grey hair by the Egyptians. No surprise there. Ladies of the night in Roman times had yellow hair to signify their profession (I found that rather interesting, thank goodness that label still isn’t around) but otherwise, the most popular color was black until they introduced more colors. The Saxons used hair color to show rank on the battlefield. According to Byrdie Beauty, “English chemist William Henry Perkin made an accidental discovery that changed hair dye forever. In an attempt to generate a cure for malaria, Perkins created the first synthesized dye in 1863 . . . and it remains the foundation for most permanent hair dyes today.” Still, if you want to talk more modern times, you can look no further than the French when Eugène Schueller, the founder of L’Oréal, is recognized for creating the first synthetic hair dye in 1907. It is easy to think that blonde is the most popular of colors and it is and was back in the early days of hair color. The 1970s brought in more color choices for women. Keep in mind that it was Clairol that produced the first at home in a box hair dye for consumers. Then out came a vibrant hair color rainbow selection that is all aware of in the 1980s and 90s. Something I loved looking at as a kid while my mom told me no. She actually didn’t mind my plum purple hair of course but as a kid, the answer was no. I had always wanted either purple or blue hair. I went with purple while my sister went with blue and she never knew I liked that idea.

“Because you’re worth it” is still used today and really it covers not just L’Oreal but all other hair color lines out there. Avon is no different. But what makes Avon’s hair color line separate but not alone is that it is a gentler hair dye. Many hair dyes break down hair. I can attest to this when I went Plum Purple a few years ago. I don’t regret ever doing that. Even if my hair became dry and with split ends when I finally went back to my natural dark brown. You must always look at the label and keep in mind what may not work for you and what you should be aware of even if you don’t have a reaction as results of harsh chemical treatments may not arise immediately after you dye your hair. You may notice that hair salon products differ in this manner as a result of vague language in federal regulation. The way hair dye works are by using ammonia (that harsh smell we all know to accompany dying our hair at home) that breaks apart the hair’s layers to get to the shaft. Then hydrogen peroxide will bleach the hair and trap inside it p-phenylenediamine. What’s more, is that these and other chemicals have obvious and not so obvious results in their use. Such as issues with respiratory and asthma, and eye injury. Also, they aren’t safe to use while pregnant. I won’t say that Avon’s new line of hair color by Chi is safe for pregnancy, I suggest not doing that whatsoever while pregnant. Avon’s line has no ammonia and no hydrogen peroxide. Its first ingredient is water and the other more natural ingredients are Silk Amino Acids, Hydrolyzed Silk, Olea Europaea (Olive) Fruit Oil, and aloe. Yes, there are other ingredients but these are the most important components that make better. I have tried this product and you can read my review here. Avon’s new hair dye line is vegan friendly and not tested on animals.

When you replace the damaging ingredients in hair dye products, the benefits you get are keeping your hairs elestisity, Since the harsh chemicals that I used when dying my hair plum purple also damaged my hair and results in my having to use a hair balm for a full 6 months afterward (thank goodness for hair balm), I was able to reverse the damage. I also didn’t use any heating tools for a full year. Also, your beautiful and sometimes erratic curls will not be harmed and made into a mess. The chemicals I mentioned change their pattern. I have very slightly wavy hair. My hair was much more straight after dying but not in a “noticeable by anyone else” way. Harsh chemicals can do some crazy hair color changes to your hair. When the purple faded in my hair I had a mix of orange, blonde, blue, and green in my hair. It. Was. Weird. This happens to those with fine to medium hair. I have fine hair and didn’t know this until after all was said an done. The porosity will change and also dry out your hair. As what happened with me. This is why coloring hair in a dramatic way will need to be taken in steps. If not you will upset at the results. Watch enough Brad Mondo and you will know how much it takes for the chemicals to damage you hair. This is why this new line is great. Since using it I having had dry hair or split ends. The color faded a bit but then again I am a natural dark brunette and we have unique issues very much like those with black hair.

Before we get into hair colors, it’s best to know what your skin color is and to know what will look best on you. The chart is as follows though not with the names of the colors sold through Avon (it does give you an idea of hair color choices though):

WinterDark Brown, Jet Black, Platinum BlondeGolden Blonde, Copper Red, Caramel or Honey
SpringIcy Blonde, Ashy Blonde, Ashy Brown, Platinum BlondeHoney Blonde, Golden Brown, Any Golden Base
AutumnRich Auburn, Chocolate Brown, Honey Blonde, Golden BrownPlatinum Blonde, Ash Brown, Blue, Green, or Violet Undertones
SummerGolden Blonde, Caramel Brown, Champagne Blonde, Honey or Butter PlatinumAshy Brown or Blonde, Black, Blue or Green Base Colors

You may notice that this goes by seasons rather than my skin tone names such as warm, cool, neutral. Let me help you understand this a bit better. Seasons are based on a mix of skin color, eye color, and overall tone. Being that we don’t have eyes to see in this picture I will use skin tone and hair color. But I will keep in mind the eye color. Be sure to look below the suggested hair colors for a better idea of how your natural hair color may look after using the product. Everyone is different and these are suggested hair colors. I found that the pictures used for natural dark blonde a bet hard to convince of color and that is why I will be using other pictures below the suggested colors depending on your skin tone.

Spring is clear, light, and warm. Defined by clear color skin with a light undertone with cheeks that turn a peach color when you blush. Your natural hair is blonde to medium brown or strawberry blonde. Eyes can be blue, turquoise, green, hazel or light brown. For this coloring, the best color choices are:

summer is a cool undertone with low contrast between skin and hair. Cheeks turn a rosy color when you blush. Natural hair color light blonde to medium brown with ashy undertones and you may have an eye color that is either blue, grey-blue, cool green, grey-brown, or slate. Suggested colors are:

Autumn is a skin tone with a warm golden undertone rich overall coloring and low contrast between skin and hair that is medium brown to black or a medium to deep red that had golden or other red undertones. Eyes are hazel, medium to black-brown, olive or warm green. I fall under this one but my skin tone is more neutral. I call myself neutral autumn. Suggested hair colors here are:

Winter is cool or olive undertones with high contrast between skin and hair and eyes. Hair is generally ashy mid brown, dark brown or black. Think of Snow White. Eyes are medium brown to dark brown, grey-blue, clear blue (I have met a girl with ice blue eyes that is the epitamy of a Snow White) or cool grown. Suggested colors are:

Now don’t forget that there is a deal with the color of your veins. You can fall somewhere between seasons for this reason. I do. I have a neutral skin tone but am definitely and autumn. I have gone straight black before but wouldn’t recommend it. I like red but it is too hard to accomplish for my hair type. If you read my review I actually added grey to my hair and yes, Avon has grey colors. I find these great to enhance overall grey hair as seen below or to go from blonde to grey. I had highlighted parts of my hair and then added the medium silver blonde. I loved the results.

Now to see how each hair color looks on natural hair colors.

A helpful tip in knowing what the numbers mean is that the higher the number the lighter the color. The letters stand for tone.

  • A – Ash
  • B – Blue
  • BV- Blue-Violet
  • C – Cool
  • G – Gold
  • M – Mahogany
  • N – Neutral
  • NA – Neutral Ash
  • NB – Neutral Brown
  • NN – Natural/Neutral (no excess warmth)
  • O – Orange
  • OR – Orange-Red
  • P – Platinum/Purple
  • R – Red
  • RR – Really Red (red without brown)
  • RB – Red-Brown
  • RC – Red-Copper
  • RO – Red-Orange
  • RV – Red-Violet
  • V – Violet
  • VR- Violet-Red
  • W – Warm

I hope this post was found useful in deciding to dye your hair given that we are in such difficult times (if you are reading this at some point after what is going on, it was during the COVID-19 pandemic and lock-downs happened and hair was dyed). I certainly found the hair dye rather helpful in giving me more gray hair. I have been looked at oddly for wanting gray hair but recall that not too long ago it was all the rage. I am happy to say that I am not at all against going grey but that isn’t to say some still want to cover theirs. Avon’s new line by Chi is great at covering grey hair. It covers 50 percent of grey hair. These coloring systems can be bought here and is currently $26.50 (Campaign 9 2020, regularly $32). Don’t forget to get the shampoo, conditioner, hair serum and heat protection spray in which I also wrote about here. Also, stay tuned for my review of Avon’s Chi flatiron and description of the new Chi hair styling products we will be rolling out next campaign. Have fun and stay safe.

Check out my other articles on Avon hair products:

Hair Chi: Adding Life Back Into Your Hair

Curl Me Crazy: Chi Styling Iron from Avon Review

Three Powerful Reasons to Use Chi Essentials by Avon

Amazing to Dye For Hair Color Line by Chi