U73 Smokey Steel

Swatch sample of U73 Smokey Steel
Expected results
Dark BlondeSwatch of hair colourSwatch of expected outcome of using U73 Smokey Steel
Light BrownSwatch of hair colourSwatch of expected outcome of using U73 Smokey Steel
Medium BrownSwatch of hair colourSwatch of expected outcome of using U73 Smokey Steel

Permanent Colour

This gives a permanent shade that will last up to 28 washes, depending on your hair history.

U73 Smokey Steel

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  • New in!
  • Maximum colour depth & radiance
  • Cool metallic tones
  • Full of shine

Time to make a deliciously dark colour statement? The built-in metallic shine booster, with coconut oil, leaves hair gorgeously glossy for a cool metallic finish!


Top tips:

  • Always perform the allergy alert test 48 hours before each time you colour, even if you’ve used the product before
  • Check the colour application range to make sure this product is suitable for your natural hair colour
  • Remember, if your hair’s previously coloured, this may affect results
  • Avoid staining your fav jumper by having an old towel at the ready and use some skin barrier cream around your hairline/ears
  • Have some cotton pads and skin toner handy just in case you get some product on your skin
  • If you’re lucky enough to have thick locks or hair longer than shoulder length, you’ll need two or more packs for a nice, even coverage
  • LIVE Intense Colour should be applied to clean, dry hair

Download our guide for step-by-step application instructions and all the pre-colouring advice

  • 1 tube of Colour Cream
  • 1 application bottle with developer lotion
  • 1 After Treatment
  • 1 instruction leaflet
  • 1 pair of gloves

Colour Cream:Aqua · Cetearyl Alcohol · Ammonium Hydroxide · Coconut Alcohol · N,N-Bis(2-Hydroxyethyl)-p-Phenylenediamine Sulfate · Cocamidopropyl Betaine · Ceteareth-50 · Cocos Nucifera Oil · Ceteareth-20 · Parfum · 2-Amino-3-Hydroxypyridine · Sulfuric Acid · Potassium Hydroxide · Sodium Chloride · Sodium Sulfite · Ascorbic Acid · Sodium Silicate · 5-Amino-6-Chloro-o-Cresol · Propylene Glycol · Etidronic Acid · Quartz

Developer: Aqua · Hydrogen Peroxide · Cetearyl Alcohol · PEG-40 Castor Oil · Disodium Pyrophosphate · Sodium Cetearyl Sulfate · Disodium EDTA · Sodium Benzoate · Phosphoric Acid

After Treatment: Aqua · Cetearyl Alcohol · Behentrimonium Chloride · Prunus Armeniaca Kernel Oil · Litchi Chinensis Fruit Extract · Morinda Citrifolia Fruit Extract · Panthenol · Hydrolyzed Keratin · Isopropyl Myristate · Citric Acid · Phenoxyethanol · Stearamidopropyl Dimethylamine · Isopropyl Alcohol · Glyceryl Stearate · Parfum · Sodium Methylparaben · Propylene Glycol · Polyquaternium-37 · Glycerin · Dicaprylyl Carbonate · Butylphenyl Methylpropional · Limonene · Linalool · Hexyl Cinnamal · Lauryl Glucoside · Potassium Sorbate

Reviews
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Kayleigh
  • UK
  • 0
  • 1
I started off by stripping my hair as much as possible from previous dyes and then used this hoping to have more silverish tones I’m my hair and it came out black. I’m very disappointed and never had problems with any of your other products
Response from Schwarzkopf LIVE: Hello Kayleigh, we're sorry to hear of your disappointment. Unfortunately when you strip the hair, it can cause the hair to become porous- any colour you then apply to porous hair will cause an intense depth to the tone as the hair will 'grab' the colour. We do not recommend our Smokey Steel to be used on prelightened/colour stripped hair. If you would like any help or advice with this, please contact our Colour Advisory Team on 0800 328 9214 or at consumer.advisory@henkel.com. Thank you for taking the time to review!
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Hilde
  • Nottingham
  • 0
  • 1
Came out dark purple. Not what I had hoped for. Quite disappointed.
However, people seem to like the purple though....
Response from Schwarzkopf LIVE: Hello Hilde, thank you for taking the time to review! The Purple tone present is designed to neutralise any warmth in your hair, leaving an ash-steel tone on the hair. If your hair is porous, or your hair is already of quite an ash tone, it can cause the tone to become more vivid! If you would like any help or advice with this, please contact us directly at consumer.advisory@henkel.com or on 0800 328 9214. Thank you :)
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Leslie
  • Benton, AR
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  • 1
This also left my naturally medium brown hair PURPLE! Not even a hint of grey. Very disappointed.
Response from Schwarzkopf LIVE: Hi Leslie, we're sorry to hear of this! Sometimes if your hair is porous, the hair will grab the tone, and the tone will be intensified. For best help and advice with this please contact our Colour Advisory Team on 0800 328 9214 or at consumer.advisory@henkel.com. Thank you.
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Ruth
  • UK
  • 0
  • 1
Bought this colour as I really wanted a change from my usual colour... not going to lie, quite disappointed, not as metallic as the packet led me to believe it would be, more just slightly shiny black...
But, it does leave my hair in the usual great condition, feeling wonderful, that all your other hair colours do
Response from Schwarzkopf LIVE: We're sorry to hear of this Ruth! If you would like any help or advice on this, please contact our Colour Advisory Team on 0800 328 9214 or at consumer.advisory@henkel.com. Thank you.
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Shirnel
  • Hawaii
  • 0
  • 1
i wish i had video taped the review to show others but just as someone else described, my hair also turned a mercury blue on the blonde highlights, a cool toned greenish blue on lowlights, and greenish ash brown on medium brown hair. My hair was lightened in a professional studio with highlights, lowlights, and balayage by this brand so I did expect the color variations with the box dye BUT i didn't expect that it would look nothing like the photo on the box lol I will be hopeful that after washes it will lighten and pray that it wont green out. I will leave a review at the end of the week for the turn out. Until then, it is still wearable and i do get compliments on my "blue" colored hair lmao
Response from Schwarzkopf LIVE: Hi Shirnel, we're sorry to hear this! The Smokey Steel is not recommended for use on previously lightened hair, we can assume this is why you have achieved a very blue/multi-tonal colour. Thank you for taking the time to review!
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Rebekah
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  • 1
I have always dyed my hair a blue black colour. Having not dyed my hair for nearly 10 months I decided it was time for a change. Hoping to find my hair dark with a hit of dark smokey grey I was so disappointed. No hint of grey at all yet this box said it was suitable for my hair colour. I wish I had read these reviews as it looks like this product does not work for anyone. Think they need to take this product from the shelves and bring it out when they can make it work!
Response from Schwarzkopf LIVE: Hi Rebekah, we're sorry to hear of this! The Smokey Steel is recommended for use on Dark Blonde through to Medium Brown hair colour- if your hair was outside of this range, or used on previous colour or colour strippers, the results will unfortunately vary. Please contact our Colour Advisory Team on 0800 328 9214 or at consumer.advisory@henkel.com for any help or advice with this. Thank you!
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Rach
  • Essex
  • 2
  • 1
My hair feels in great condition now however it went on light blonde hair and now it’s very dark purple. A nice colour but not what I wanted/ expected
Response from Schwarzkopf LIVE: Hi Rach, we're sorry to hear that you didn't get the results you were expecting. We would love to discuss this further with you, so do feel free to give our Schwarzkopf Advisory team a ring on 0800 328 9214 if you'd like to. Thanks.
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Sam
  • Uk
  • 1
  • 1
Absolutely loved the colour on the box however mine turned out some really dark purple colour when I put this on I totally stripped out my other hair colour so can’t understand why it’s not the same as the box really disappointed
Response from Schwarzkopf LIVE: Hi Sam, we're sorry to hear to you didn't get the result you were expecting. Please be aware that colour strippers can still leave colour residue on your hair (even if you can't visibly see it) that can impact your next colour result. Please contact our Schwarzkopf Advisory team on 0800 328 9214 to discuss this further if you would like to.
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Emma
  • Stoke on trent
  • 0
I brought this and think the wrong colour was in the box as my hair is a blue mercury colour but i love it though.
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Hannah
  • Lancashire
  • 0
Was looking forward to this colour but found that it didn’t cover my natural brown colour very well. I’d be interested to know if there is a better method to achieving this colour as it’s intended to be.
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Mandy
  • Uk
  • 1
  • 1
I used this last night, was excited to see the results unfortunately it looks like I’ve used the cosmic blue dye instead of the Smokey Steel which I was gutted about, it looks a lot more blue than a smokey steel and also looks a bit purple when the sun hits it, a completely different colour from which was stated on the colour swatches :(
Response from Schwarzkopf LIVE: Hi Mandy, we're sorry to hear of this! Sometimes if your hair is porous, it can cause the hair to grab the tone, leaving an intense result. For best advice and help with this, we recommend you speak to our Colour Advisory Team on 0800 328 9214 or at consumer.advisory@henkel.com. Many thanks for taking the time to review :)
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Tara
  • Cannock
  • 0
  • 1
Dye comes out black not the smokey grey colour. No impresssed
Response from Schwarzkopf LIVE: Hi Tara, we're sorry to hear to you didn't get the result you were expecting. Please contact our Schwarzkopf Advisory team on 0800 328 9214 to discuss this further if you would like to.
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Jazmin
  • Northampton
  • 1
  • 1
I brought this to go over my dark blonde hair, it turned it bright blue! Not happy at all!
Response from Schwarzkopf LIVE: Hi Jazmin, we're sorry to hear you didn't get the result you were expecting. Please contact our Schwarzkopf Advisory team on 0800 328 9214 to discuss further if you would like to.
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Aaron
  • Birmingham
  • 1
  • 1
Sent my hair purple.
I've looked at other reviews online and it seems im not the only one with this issue.
My natural hair is light brown, and matches the recommended hair on the back of the box.
Response from Schwarzkopf LIVE: Hi Aaron, we're sorry to hear to you didn't get the result you were expecting. Please contact our Schwarzkopf Advisory team on 0800 328 9214 to discuss this further if you would like to.
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