Friday, 2 November 2012

L'Oreal Paris Casting Creme Gloss in Dark Chocolate review

Do you have grey hair or patchy hair or are you just bored with your hair color ? Its time to Say Yes To Color with L'Oreal Paris Casting Creme Gloss, just like I did. Okay now you can't come up with excuses like " will it increase grey hair. ? " or "will it damage my hair ? " Because L'Oreal doesn't give you a chance to do so. They have already busted most of the myths related to hair color. Check them out here.

Recently L'Oreal Paris launched the Say Yes to Colour Campaign on digital media which is about the benefits of using Casting Crème Gloss and I knew that I couldn't possibly delay coloring my hair anymore. I did try the very recommended 'My Hair My Colour' quiz here: but honestly I didn't go with the results of the quiz and got the color that I was eyeing. I strongly recommend going with he quiz results though.

The Casting Creme Gloss box houses a creme colorant tube, a bottle of developer, nutri-shine contioner, a pair of gloves and an instruction leaflet.

*Instruction leaflet and gloves not in the picture.

This is really a no-brainer. You only have to empty the entire colorant tube into the bottle of the developer and give a vigorous shake to mix it. Then you chop off the nozzle tip, put on the gloves provided in the box and you are ready to give your hair a makeover ;)

The application process is very easy. You start out with shampooed (not conditioned) hair, towel dry them and go on to apply the hair color directly from the bottle. You can make small partitions of your hair for easy application. Once you are done applying the color, just hold all the hair together with the help of a clutcher/clip and go on with your chores for 20 minutes. Wash off and apply a generous amount of the nutri-shine conditioner with royal jelly (not necessarily made in England :p), provided in the box and let it be for a couple of minutes.

To know more about Royal jelly, click here

This is my hair before coloring...

As you can see, it is a patchy mess, thanks to all the rebonding torture I put it through. Its not totally brown or totally black. So I took this chance to have an even hair color. I chose Sonam's Dark Chocolate since I didn't want anything too obvious and extreme.

And this is my hair after coloring...

While its not really like Sonam's hair, I like the result. I never intended to completely change my hair color. The main objective was to achieve even color which happened and I love that I have a brown tinge. My hair is smoother then earlier and the conditioner smells heavenly. It has slight shine as compared to the earlier dull hair. The conditioner provided will probably last me 5 washes :D

Overall I am happi with the outcome of L'Oreal Paris Casting Creme Gloss. If you are a hair color virgin or are scared of experimenting, go in for natural colors like Light brown, Dark Chocolate and if you want to try something new, there's a shade called Black Cherry :) Casting Creme Gloss does not contain ammonia so there is no pungent smell of the chemicals infact I loved the smell of the colorant :p

The color is said to last for 28 washes or simply put, for around 3 months but as far as my experiments with hair color go, I think it will only fade a bit and not 'go away' totally.

Price: Rs.499 for a single-use box.
Rating: 4/5 happi :)

Go on girls, Say Yes To Color :D

The product was sent by the brand PR but the review is my honest opinion :)