Wednesday, September 7, 2016

On 5:16 PM by Hira Tabassum in , , , ,

We tried L'oreal Paris Casting Crème Gloss so you wouldn't have to!

L'oreal Says: The caramel shades are made up of an inseparable duo of melted tones and sweet notes. It naturally warms up brown shades with gorgeous copper and golden tones. Caramel mania is available in two delicious shades from the Fudgy Caramel collection: Maple Caramel and Toffee Délice.
Now lighter brown and darker blondes can be luscious and glossy glossy!
Casting Crème Gloss hair color is specially designed for first time hair color users. Its no ammonia formula protects the hair from damage and comes in an easy to apply format. It is also infused with Royal Jelly extracts that gives your hair exceptional softness along with a sleek and a glossy shimmer.
L'oreal Paris- Casting Creme Gloss
Creme Colourant
Developer Creme
Nutri-Shine Royal Jelly Conditioner
My Experience:
Each Casting Creme Gloss hair color contains a Creme Colourant (1), a Developer Creme (2), a Nutri-Shine Royal Jelly Conditioner (3) and a pair of professional quality gloves. The hair color also comes with a detailed instruction manual to help out novices like me. I was pretty excited to give this a try because L'oreal claims these colors are actually meant for people who have never dyed their hair before.
With the moms hovering over you with their 'hair colors damage your hair' dictate, a person tends to get skeptical. The best thing about Casting Creme Gloss? It has no ammonia. No ammonia=no damage. Complete with instruction manual the kit is so easy to use that I had no issues with its application (Application method described below). The conditioner is also super good. It does bring a beautiful shine to the hair and is enough for 6 to 7 uses. 
The shade I got from Fudgy Caramels of Casting Creme Gloss is Maple Caramel (534). The shade is shown as light copperish brown on the box. Here I would like to mention that my natural hair color is almost black, only a hint of light brown peeks through in sunlight. With my almost black hair, the change appeared quite daring to me. Then I was reassured by L'oreal that my hair color will not change completely because the Fudgy Caramels are only supposed to add warmth to black or brown hair. Still not completely reassured I decided to give the hair color a try any way. The result was reddish brown color pecking through in sunlight rather than the light brown. Unfortunately the difference was so minute that I couldn't even capture it.
I can not say how this color would work for greys, since I don't have any. The color is supposed to last uptill 28 washes but I think it might only do so if used with color protection stuff.
Lets first establish that I absolutely like the concept of the product and then I can come to the only problem. Yes, the shade selection. Even though the color is only supposed to add warmth with golden and copper tones, that is not how its shown on the box. The box shows a complete color shift in the before and after pictures. The actual result is not even close to that. So all I say here is that Loreal should have a better guide for shade selection because its very confusing.

How To Apply:
Pre-requisites: Remove any jewellery and put moisturizer on your face close to your hairline. Wet your hair but do not wash them. Place a towel on your shoulders. Wear gloves.
* This is the process for those who have never colored their hair or those who dyed their hair before three months.
  1. Add Creme Colourant(1) to Developer Creme (2) and shake well to mix thoroughly. Unscrew the tip of the nozzle.
  2. Part your hair in section and start applying the mixture through the nozzle.
  3. Massage the color in your hair with glove covered hands.
  4. Leave for 20 to 30 minutes. Rinse hair with warm water until the water runs clear.
  5. Spread a generous amount of the Nutri-Shine Royal Jelly Conditioner(3) through hair.
  6.  Leave the conditioner for 2 minutes then rinse.
Pros:
  • Contains no ammonia.
  • Easy to use at home. 
  • The conditioner imparts a beautiful shine to hair.
  • Brings warmth to hair without bringing about a big change in hair color.
  • Comes with a detailed instruction manual.
  • Packaging. Did I mention that I find the bottles absolutely adorable.
Cons:
  • Confusing shade selection.
  • A bit pricey.
Price & Availability: Loreal Paris Casting Crème Gloss hair color is available at all leading stores at PKR 999. Visit L'oreal's facebook page for more information.

My Rating: 4.5/5

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Hira
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