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Hair Color - L'Oreal - Casting Creme Gloss

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rated 3 of 5 on 1/18/2015 1:01:00 PM More reviews by Oline

Age: 18 & Under Skin: Combination, Fair, Not Sure Hair: Brown, Straight, Fine Eyes: Green

I started dying my hair with casting creme gloss about 1 to 1 and a half year ago, and I was honestly really pleased with the color.

I had really boring kind of dark blonde/ light brown hair, and I was sick of it. So I decided to dye it in the color 600 light brown.. But it wasn't light brown it was DARK BROWN! Not the color on the box at all, but I was happy with it.

I dyed it every 2-3 months for maybe like 8 months, but last summer I stopped (I think it was July) because I wanted to try out the blonde side, but my hairdresser said that my hair would be way to damaged if I didn't let color fade, or "wash it out"

So I waited about a couple of months, and I really wanted to dye it blonde. Until I heard the price.. 3-4.000 DKK (like 600-700 USD)... okay I'm 15, I don't want to spend that much money on hair!

So I decided not to go blonde, but I didn't dye my hair darker instead.

Now about 6 months after I dyed it with casting creme gloss 600, the color is gone.

But because the color is based on red pigments, the reddish glow/sheen is still in my hair when I'm in direct sunlight or in a photo with flash.. IT LOOKS TERRIBLE!!!

I'll insert a picture of my hair when it was freshly colored.

So yeah, the color washes out but you'll have a sheen or a glow in your hair forever (unless you cut it off) from the pigments the color is based on, and it can look quite horrendous

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rated 4 of 5 on 11/1/2014 11:01:00 AM More reviews by babyyrebel

Age: 18 & Under Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Not Sure Hair: Brunette, Straight, Other Eyes: Blue

I tried shade - darkest brown. I wanted dark brown hair but it was black. But I like it and color is very strong .. its almost passed 2 months but my hair color looks very nice ! I would buy again this color !

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rated 1 of 5 on 10/25/2014 5:23:00 PM More reviews by Aria01

Age: 18 & Under Skin: Other, Olive, Not Sure Hair: Brown, Other, Other Eyes: Green

I tried Shade 3, Darkest Brown.

Firstly, my hair is now Blue-Black. Not brown. Black.

Second of all, this is a PEROXIDE dye. They claim it will wash out in 28 washes, but now that I found out that it has peroxide, it may not actually wash out. Other users have noted that it does not wash out.

So now, I may have to get my blue-black hair stripped professionally.

I am truely, truely shocked by the inaccurate advertising for this product and absolutely outraged

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rated 5 of 5 on 9/27/2014 1:43:00 PM More reviews by threearmsally

Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Fair, Not Sure Hair: Brunette, Straight, Medium Eyes: Green

My hair had gone a gross seafoam-y grey after experimenting with purple dye on my platinum blonde hair. I just wanted to get back to a natural blonde shade. I used Casting Creme Gloss in 8304 Sweet Honey and I got a beautiful rich golden blonde color. It looks pretty much like the box, except not quite as warm - but this was because I had a very ashy base. I adore the color and I'm super happy. I will probably continue using this.

One box is enough for my fairly thick and medium long hair.

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rated 4 of 5 on 7/6/2014 12:21:00 AM More reviews by Emilysproducts

Age: 18 & Under Skin: Oily, Fair, Cool Hair: Blond, Curly, Fine Eyes: Green

I recently bought the L'Oreal Paris Casting Creme Gloss in 1021. I applied this to my hair yesterday following the instructions given very closely. Once i had rinsed, conditioned and towel dried my hair I noticed that my hair was much more shiny and soft, although i didn't notice a huge shift in the colour of my hair I'm actually quite pleased with the overall end result.
I would recommend using a leave in conditioner or hair masque once you have towel dried your hair after rinsing it as it definitely helped keep the ends of my hair soft.

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rated 1 of 5 on 6/3/2014 6:00:00 PM More reviews by yassaminj

Age: 18 & Under Skin: Combination, Olive, Not Sure Hair: Brunette, Other, Other Eyes: Hazel

I am an iranian/english girl with dark-ish hair and generally dark features. I bought this hair dye a couple of days ago, after wanting to re dye my hair due to a bad dip dye which I had grown to hate.
So far, this product has proven to be dissapointing- the dyeing process was fine, and I had no reactions (I didn't allergy test but I would 100% do so!) The issue is that my hair was previously beautiful, and it was filled with different tones and natural highlights which I adored. The colour on the box appeared to match my hair but to my dismay now that its been dyed, my hair is BLACK. The colour turned out nothing like that on the box and my hair is jet-black. Whatever you do, don't leave this dye on for 20 minutes! Leaving it on for less will achieve a much better results and I'm so upset because I've lost my beautiful hair:(

Furthermore, this stuff does not ever come out even though it says it lasts 28 washes. I've used it before, and seen other reviews, and it does not ever come out. I wouldn't use this brand to achieve dark brown hair, the results are poor and I really dislike my hair at the moment. It's drab and looks like a wig, there are little highlights and I look like a goth. I'm planning on now buying a product to remove this rubbish hair dye. What a waste of money!

My hair does feel soft, but not much softer than before, and although I've got a lot of compliments on my hair I really really hate it. Worst mistake ever!

Positives: soft (ish) hair
Negatives: never comes out, damaging, appears BLACK not dark brown, looks like a wig.

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rated 2 of 5 on 2/17/2014 2:22:00 PM More reviews by Markella1

Age: 25-29 Skin: Normal, Fair, Not Sure Hair: Blond, Other, Other Eyes: Blue

I got one of the "Glossy blondes" series, number 1021 "light pearl blonde". It claims to be particularly good at getting rid of yellow tones in your hair and adding shine.This made my roots quite golden! :( Not full-on yellow, but definitely far from ashy.

My natural hair colour is a medium dirty blonde which lightens very easily and i never had to use bleach to lighten it. Hair dyes do the job just fine at lifting my roots, and my hair doesn't turn yellow easily. This was pretty dissapointing.
I would even have prefered it if it didn't lift the colour of my roots as much, AS LONG as the results were ashy! But no!
On the positive side, it smelled quite pleasant, didn't make my scalp itchy at all, it left my hair soft and the lengths are quite shiny. But all that is useless if the colour is so off! To anyone who's looking for a trully ashy blonde i recommend Garnier colour sensation 111. It's half the price and the only dye that makes my hair as ashy as i like it to be. I don't know why i risked it in the first place. The girl's hair on the packaging looked lovely, so i bought it like an idiot.

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rated 2 of 5 on 12/28/2013 3:29:00 PM More reviews by alicja86

Age: 25-29 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Not Sure Hair: Blond, Other, Other Eyes: Blue

this review is for iced mocha and iced latte shades. i have used both on different strands to give my hair a bit of depth.

i would not recommend it as it ruined my hair. the colours are much darker from what was shown on the box with no shine to it at all.

it left ashy undertones on some hair and gold undertones on the roots.

i went to my hairdressers today and she said that she had never seen my hair to be this dehydrated ! she recommended to wait for couple of weeks before she does anything to fix it.

also, this dye is permanent not semi-permanent as it says on the box, it will take ages for it to fade away..

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rated 2 of 5 top reviewer on 10/13/2013 8:40:00 AM More reviews by prettypollyperkins

Age: 36-43 Skin: Combination, Olive, Not Sure Hair: Brunette, Wavy, Fine Eyes: Brown

I realise Casting is semi-permanent, as it fades out over up to 28 washes, but it claims to cover up to 50% grey and as I have considerably less grey than that I thought I'd try it anyway. I used to use it years ago to jazz up my dark brown hair but that was when I had no greys. Recently, I've tried both the medium brown and the chocolate shades. On both occasions I noticed that overall my hair came out considerably darker than the box depicted for about three washes then faded somewhat, but my roots were noticeably lighter. I also noticed the greys faded considerably within several washes and some greys never took the dye at all, despite me being extremely careful to cover all my hair. My hair felt rough and dry immediately after rinsing thoroughly and had that familiar chemical smell. The conditioner is lovely though and my hair felt full of body afterwards. To summarise, I would only use this very occasionally if it is on special offer just to jazz up my hair colour when I fancy a change from my usual Nice n' Easy semi permanent in Dark Brown, and even then only if I have little grey to cover (I use permanent colour every six weeks, using a semi-permanent in between to cover my roots and refresh my colour). The Castings colour range is more exciting than Nice n' Easy. But on me the results are disappointing.

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rated 2 of 5 on 9/25/2013 4:48:00 PM More reviews by eyelinerjunkie

Age: 18 & Under Skin: Oily, Dark, Not Sure Hair: Black, Curly, Medium Eyes: Brown

I bought this in Plum to basically replace the brown undertones in my hair with purple ones. From looking on the back of the box I thought that it would be perfect. WRONG! I left it on for the required time (20 minutes I think...) and after a good 10 minutes of trying to wash it out with cold water I put on the conditioner. This was the only part of the experience which I enjoyed. The conditioner is strongly scented and made my hair feel soft.

On the other hand the dye was an ongoing unpleasant experience. Firstly - hydrogen peroxide. Not what I was expecting from a semi-permanent dye. Maybe I was just misinformed but I didn't realise this before I bought and used it. Not ideal but my hair feels no worse for wear. Secondly - colour running. As I said not only did it take unusually long for the colour to even run pink after the initial dye but I was washing pink water out of my hair for over two weeks! The resultant colour wasn't even noticeable enough to have justified using the dye in the first place.

It WAS a shiny extremely dark black-purple which I was ok with. It was by no means what the box had promised but it was acceptable. But after a few conditions (I don't wash with shampoo) it's pretty much back to where I started. A month later and now only in direct sunlight can you tell that purple dye and I had ever come into contact. In a sense I wish that I had the same problem of longevity that others complained about!

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