This was a great question by Meg, who wanted to know why I liked CDC:
Let me give you the price break down on CDC and tell you why I like CDC better than SoColor
1. Shine, CDC has a shine factor you just don't see in SoColor, it's a high gloss finish to the hair.
2. Conditioning- with CDC you get a deep conditioner everytime you color, it has Vitamin C, which is an anti-oxidant, so the color won't fade, Orange Butter, anti-oxidant, anti-smog & anti-ageing properties than protect against UVA, UVB, UVC sunrays and Honey which is a mucopolysaccaride that nourishes & hydrates the cuticle layers, gives body & elasticity to the hair. and then Besswax, which is an emollient that protects and nourishes.
3.The Amount- The tube is 3.4oz. and the dilution ratio is 1 part color to 1 & 1/2 parts of developer. Also the tube is Bivalent, meaning you can use the tube as a permanent color OR when mixed with the
2.1 % -7volume Universal Activator, as a DEMI permanent color, so you don't have to by 2 lines, only 1 line, 2 ways!!!! Permanent and DEMI
4.100% Oxidative Micro Dyes- this is very new and was invented for this company by the Italian Group and which all haircolor companies will eventually go to! You can pack in more micro dyes into the hair than conventional dyes, so you have stronger color results and less fading of color.
5. The Product comes to you! This is one of the first companies to fight diversion another way- by sending it directly to you, no stores, no middle man, so if you are sick of distributors taking you cut of the money, this is how diversion is stop- cut out the middleman-cut out the problem!
You go online to haircared.com, register, takes about 4 to 5 days to get registered the first time, then you'll be able to see the prices and order, any order over $150 is shipped free and if you stock up on 3 or more of the same color, like the Intense Naturals which give 100% grey coverage & you always need, you'll get a 10% discount, and if you order 6 or more you get a 15% discount., so that means on a $5.60, 3.4oz. tube, you can buy them for $4.76 each, you save $5.04 per 6 tubes. That's less than Matrix!
Now from that one tube, you can get 4 on the scalp new growth applications OR 2 new growth/ refresh the mid shaft & ends applications, so if you break that down per application then from one tube you are doing a color for $1.19 4 new growth applications OR if doing the new growth/mid shaft & ends, then you are doing that for $2.38 but NOT having to pull another tube.
I guess you can tell how much I like this color, it doesn't smell bad, there is NO harsh odor from the color or the developers and it's made by the company that makes all the other colors in Europe, but they decided to make their own, and I really think they set out to make the best there could be, and I think they did. - Mags