Years ago, Sebastian's clear rinse was the talk of hair forums. But back then, I wasn't really able to find this product on store shelves. The only other time I saw clear rinse was when I visited a beauty store in Los Angeles. Wondering if this would be my last opportunity to try this product, I convinced myself to go back to the store. Wouldn't you know it, by the time I returned, the last tube of clear rinse was gone.
So I summoned one of the managers asking him to see if another tube was waiting just for me in the back. This wasn't the case. So instead the guy walks me over to a different area and recommended this brand as an alternative.
Since the Mastey Temporelle was on sale, I decided to pick up two for the price of one Sebastian Cellophane clear rinse. Before I selected these bottles I whipped out my phone in hopes of reading a few reviews online. Lo and behold I couldn't find hardly any experiences of this product shared online. I should have took this as a sign.
I mixed both the black and clear rinse together and applied per the instructions. Also, by mixing the two, the dark color intesity was lessened a bit which is exactly what I intended. There were too many instances, in the past, when I applied a black rinse only to have the black color come out too dark and unnatural looking.
Overall, I'm pretty dissatisfied with the outcome. This stuff dried out my hair like crazy. The color, however, is pretty natural. I don't look like I dyed my hair. The color is just a bit darker and richer, that's all. So now I gotta work to elevate moisture levels back in my hair. When I wash again in a couple of days, I'll pay very close attention to the pre-poo and deep conditioning step. I've got a ton of this stuff left and yet I have no desire to use it ever again. In two weeks from now, I should be receiving a call from the beauty store manager with a message that my tube of Sebastian has arrived. I'm hoping that my experience with Sebastian's rinse will be a totally different from the Mastey rinse and I'll be able to give it a proper review. Has anyone used the Sebastian rinse? What are your thoughts?