L'Oreal • Casting Creme Gloss • Hair Color
|Would buy this product again.||65%|
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium Hair: Brunette Eyes: Brown
I was actually really impressed with this one :)
I have light-brown to brown hair and have never dyed it or bleached it.. My hair always naturally go darker in the winter and lighter in the summer (natural bleaching from the sun), but i like my hair best when its darker, so i thought i would give this a go, since its only semi-perminent, it was perfect!
I work at a beauty store, and have taken a few courses in hair-color. I understand that many of you are confused, and have gone too dark. But you have to be very careful when picking the right color, and donīt just go by name. The one i chose was 500 Light Brown, and i do not have light brown hair, but more of a true brown. When you are not sure what color to pick, i would advise you to chose the lightest one. And my best advice is to just ask anyone that is well known to colors and their functions.
I love the packaging and the fact that it is really easy to work with. It left my hair feeling really soft, and almost like i had done a deep conditioning treatment, lovely! :)
As for the color, it was just as i had anticipated. It went a little darker the places i wanted it to be (the places that tend to go light in the summer) and really darkened them back to their natural color, but did not leave me with a "color-helmet". My natural highlights were still there, only now darker. It also leaves a beautiful shine to the hair
Will repurchase and recommend both to my customers and my friends, but beware of color-choosing :)
Age: 19-24 Skin: Very Oily, Fair-Medium, Neutral Hair: Brunette, Straight, Medium Eyes: Green
I have given this hair colour many chances and it still lets me down, leaving me with flat black hair when I just want to enhance my natural colour (Chocolatey brown). I have tried Chocolate (several times), Chocolate Brownie, Praline and Iced Chocolate. I followed the instructions to a T and was left with the same result everytime. It doesn't fade to a nice colour, very little shine and leaves my hair feeling coated and very artificial.
Easy to use
Decent amount of product (I have long hair, to my elbows)
Easily available (Supermarkets etc.)
Doesn't smell too bad
DO NOT USE THE COLOUR GUIDES, the results are much darker and less multi-tones and highlights. Very flat colour.
Does not cover grey hair
Very little "gloss"
Gloves in the box are cheap and very fiddly to use (also HUGE)
Browns turn out black, with hints of cheap red as they fade
Overall, a very meh semi-permanent.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Normal, Fair Hair: Brown Eyes: Blue
I had bad experiences with dying my hair in the past with permanents fading to horrible colours so for a long time I would only get my hair dyed by a professional. However, I recently decided to a semi-permanent a go, since it would wash out eventually if I didn't like it and I felt the condition of my hair would be better with a semi than a permanent.
I chose Casting Creme Gloss because it was the ONLY semi-permanent in my area! I had blonde hair growing out and dark mousy blonde roots. I wanted just one all over colour and something similar to my natural colour but less dull and slightly warmer. I chose dark blonde and was really happy with the results. I had glossy hair which was really a nice light brown but did fade to a nice dark blonde as well.
I will definitely use again although I'm not sure if I will use the same colour next time or whether I will try a darker, warmer brown.
My only criticism of Casting Creme Gloss is that there aren't enough colours available in NZ shops.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Acne-prone, Fair Hair: Brunette Eyes: Blue
The worst hair dye!!!! It turn my light brown hair BLACK!!!! I used the shade light brown to even out the colour of my hair and to add shine. I left it on for the recommended amount of time, but when I dried my hair it was black with a reddish tone! I'm so disapointed, I had finally got my hair back to its natural colour and was planning on going blonde in the next few weeks, but now I'm back to square one with black hair.
I immediately jumped in the shower and wash my hair three times with a strong clairifing shampoo and washing up liquid but it made no difference!
Do not use this product! It is a waste of money and ruined my hair!!!
Age: 44-55 Skin: Dry, Fair-Medium Hair: Blond Eyes: Blue
Dulled my hair, made it look like straw. I absolutely hate what this stuff did to my hair. Creme gloss is a very misleading name, as it worked opposite to what the name implied. I had to work really hard trying to rescue my hip-long hair after using this, to no avail. Had to cut several inches off. Hate.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Sensitive, Fair, Cool Hair: Blond, Curly, Coarse Eyes: Blue
I have porous hair which was dyed lighter about four years ago. I'm trying to get back to my natural hair colour. The bottom 3-4 inches of my hair is lighter than the hair on the rest of my head. It is not that noticeable as my hair is naturally medium reddish brown with blonde patches and extremely curly, however every 3-5 months I put through a semi-permanent colour to tone the light patches down and blend everything together. I don't like using permanent colours because they always seem to bleach my hair a shade or two back (noticeable when the colour fades out, which always happens with my hair). I usually use L'Oreal Casting - I'm not completely happy with the results I get but Casting seems to be the only quality semi-permanent dye left on the New Zealand market. Casting tends to skew toward reddish undertones in most of their browns, and always turns out much darker than the box picture which is probably due to my hair type. That's fine, it usually fades reasonably quickly (2-3 weeks). This time however, I am completely unhappy with the result.
My usual brown was unavailable, so I picked up a colour called 'Brownie' which looked like a warm chocolate brown with red undertones. The result: very dark, purple-red hair! It's Mahogany or Cherry, not Chocolate. It's not even a warm or natural red - it's cold-toned. I have tried shampooing my hair every day but so far the only thing that's faded a bit is the bleached patches at the bottom of my hair - which now look pinkish!
Age: 18 & Under Skin: Sensitive, Fair Hair: Brunette Eyes: Green
I used the colour 360 black cherry on my brown (dyed) hair. I don't really like using permanent colours anymore because of past uses and the fact that it can ruin fine hair easily and i like to change my hair colour often.
I did every thing the instructions told me to do (except i left the colour on my roots a few minutes longer to even out the colour) and i have to say i was really impressed with the colour. And one thing i like most about it is that when the colour stars to fade it always goes a nice colour, not a orange or pink like you might think. There was actually no smell from the hair dye it actually smelt pleasant because of the no ammonia
I would definently buy this again because it is great coverage for different coloured roots and the colour that came out on my hair was quite similar to the picture on the box. It depends on your previous hair colour really. (i wouldnt recommend using it if you were bolnde thought).
i have has this hair colour on for about 8 weeks roughly and its still looking good. Its only just starting to show my roots.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Oily, Fair Hair: Brunette Eyes: Hazel
I have naturally incredibly thick, shoulder length ash blonde hair that I originally went to a salon to go to a dark chocolate brown colour, with red tones (a nice $200 exercise, which I do not wish to repeat). When my colour started to fade, I jumped on the home dye bandwagon. After a few trial and errors with various dark brown dyes (I had black hair at one stage), I switched to Solfine Crema Colour, which really isn't as good as it's cracked up to be (in my opinion). So, recently, I have been trying to put a bit of purple in the underneath layers of my hair. My hair may have been too dark (was a reddy brown brassy colour at the time) to take in the purple, and I was getting fed up with having a brassy colour.
And that's when I stumbled upon L'Oreal's Casting Creme Gloss in Plum (316). I purchased it (after debating between Plum and Black Cherry), took it home and decided "screw it, I'm just going to use it all over my hair instead of the underneath layers". The colour turned out quite well - looks a little black in no lighting/low lighting, but in the light is a lovely rich shade of purple, and my previous red colour shines through at the tips slightly, which is pretty much what I wanted! My hair feels incredibly glossy and smooth and smells quite nice! The only thing I didn't really like about this dye was the application - I had to squirt it into a bowl and then use a hair dye colour brush (like they use when hairdressers bleach/colour hair) to apply it. But that's just the way I felt more comfortable doing it. It took me about 30 minutes to put the colour all over (I was running around, doing other stuff), and I left it in for 30 minutes, which is not what the instructions say, so don't go ahead and take my word of advice :P
I love the colour, I really do. Hopefully it will last the promised 28 washes! I just kind of wish they made this in a permanent!
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Fair, Neutral Hair: Black, Curly, Medium Eyes: Black
I routinely dye my hair black and have done since I was about thirteen. I never had any problems with shades because well, black is black. The reason this one is so high up on my list of favourites is because of how beautiful it makes my hair. It's unbelievably shiny, soft and generally much healthier looking after using this dye and the effect lasts for quite a while.
I live in hope that they'll finally make a permanent version.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Sensitive, Fair Hair: Brown, Straight, Fine Eyes: Blue
I tried 412 (Iced Cocoa) and I really liked the results. My hair was dyed with a dark brown permanent color half a year ago so I have big roots now (my natural hair is a bit lighter). I left this on like the instructions say and it came out exactly like on the photo. It didn't look black though unlike some people here, I was hoping for a darker shade! The color was really pretty and shiny but It's been 2 months since so it has washed out completely by now. I've bought another box and am going use it again!
p.s.: I tested the color like it says on the box and left it behind my ear for 48 hours before I dyed. There was no reaction so I felt safe to use it.
Age: 36-43 Skin: Combination, Fair, Cool Hair: Black, Wavy, Fine Eyes: Green
I tried 319 plum visitingIreland last year. I Loved it! Color is perfect everytime. I dye my hair every 4 weeks. 15 minutes on the roots 5 minutes on ends and my hair is past my shoulders and thin.
Unfortunately can't find a dark purple semi permanent in Canada, so my family ships this over to me. Thank god! I took a lippie off because it and the conditioner stink.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Sensitive, Fair, Cool Hair: Brunette, Straight, Medium Eyes: Blue
I have been using the color 500 for the past 2 years now, coloring my hair every 6 weeks as my roots show very easily. This is also why I go for a semi-permanent, as there will be no line in where the roots show, and it doesn't damage the hairas much. I have naturally super straight hair and it absorbs color very easily. This review will be from start to finish of the process, on the color 500.
Choosing color: I think choosing color can be quite difficult, as the color names in Scandinavia for some reason are not the same as the ones in English. For instance, the 500 shade is called medium brown in English, but in Norwegian it says light brown: two completely different colors. Also, the darker colors are quite dark and one should look to other images for color codes, meaning that number 500 = 5 in other shades: look at the boxes at say the excellence, and you get the correct color. 415 = 4.15. Get it? ;) On a sidenote, in scandinavia this is an expensive hair dye compared to other high street/drug store dyes.
Allergy test: ALWAYS do a skin allergy test and wait 48 hours. I take a cotton bud and apply a tiny amount behind my ear, even though I have used the same color before.
Coloring the hair: First you mix the color and the developer by shaking the tube. It does take a while for it do properly mix, and I would leave it on the counter for a little while before starting to color the hair so it has time to develop. I usually wet my hair in the meantime. However easy the mixing is, I hate the packaging on this. The squishy tube is not practical and the nozzle lets out too much dye. The little oval hole in the cardboard box to hold it in place while you section your hair is useless, as the container is too heavy for it to stay in place. The gloves that comes with are waaay to big for me.
I like to start by doing my roots at my hairline first, then moving on to my other roots. Then I apply to the lenghts of my hair by sectioning a small piece of hair and massaging the color into the strands from root to tip. This goes pretty well I think, and even though I have very long hair (almost waistlength) there is always a lot of dye left in the bottle. I apply this to the hair and just keep massaging the color into the hairstrands. Then I let it sit for 10 minutes, not 20 as instructed. I prefer the color I get with this amount on time, as 20 turns my color a dark dark brown. However, DO NOT do this with the lighter colors as it can result in a very unhealthy greenish color (a friend of mine tried this...)
Wash out. Apply conditioner. I let this sit for...a while. I apply it, put my hair in a bun and watch tv/do something else. Rinse out.
Result: Even shade all over. but not flat-looking, as the dye absorbs differently depending on already existing highlight. So if your hair has sunbleached highlights, the color in these will be lighter. This gives a natural looking, very smooth and glossy finish. I do think it looks a bit fake-glossy immediately after, but after 3 washes the excess color is out and you're left with the actual result and it looks natural and pretty.
Age: 18 & Under Skin: Combination, Fair Hair: Blond Eyes: Blue
Right. So at the beginning of this journey I wanted red hair. I have stopped wanting red hair.
I have medium blonde hair that is color treated.
Bought L'oreal Casting Creme Gloss at boots for around 7 quid. Bought the color "amber" as it looked like a nice neutralish auburn shade. Read reviews before using it and decided to do a strand test. Came out cloudy greyish purple. Threw out the box promptly and decided to get the color "Butterscotch" which had better reviews.
Got Butterscotch. Did strand test. No color was deposited. Tried another strand - still no color. Gave up on that too.
Thats when I called L'oreal. I'd be more than willing to use their permanent dyes - I have before and liked them. So I expected to get some sort of discount or voucher after two of their products not working at all.
Nope. Called them up, described what happened. Woman was arrogant and said first "well, your hair is probably too dark to use it" (my hair is at least two shades lighter than the lightest shade on the box). Then, she said "well you cant dye after using a permanent dye". Excuse me? You cant use a semi permanent over a permanent? are you kidding me? Finally, after that she said "well, its a popular line, so most people dont find a problem with it". Um... has she been on the internet? Im not the only one who doesnt like this product.
Anyways, I hung up on her. Ive been dying my hair at home for ten years now and know how hair dye works. My hair was ready to dye and nothing should have stopped it.
Im not going to be buying from L'oreal anymore. I should have stopped at animal testing, and the general suckiness of their cosmetics, but this straw broke the camels back. Customer support should have offered me something after spending around Ģ14 to get no results.
Age: 18 & Under Skin: Sensitive, Fair, Cool Hair: Brunette, Straight, Medium Eyes: Green
I havent dyed my hair permanently in two years because everytime I do I hate it and buying this dye has made me wish that I didn;t change my mind and damage my hair for results that I hate. My hair was naturally a medium brown with a goldish orange tine in the sun and I bought this hair dye in "aubrn" thinking my hair would slightly darken and be notieceably redder but let me tell you now the results are weird. In natural lighting (the sun) my hair apears a darkish brown with noticeable redand purple undertones which I dont mind, but as soon as I am inside or in other specific lighting my hair is just extremely dark brown and it looks absolutely terrible. You can't even see the red unless I am outside in the sun. Buying this product has made me make the final decision of NEVER dying my hair permanent again. The only good thing about this product is that it is semi permanent so I'm hoping in a couple of months my hair will be back to it's complete natural colour. I think though in all honesty if it was faded about 2 or 3 shades (say in about a month) that I will be a lot more happy with it. So, like everyone else that has written a review about this hair dye, if you are planning to dye your hair darker, make sure you are aware that the box photo lies. Also, I only left my hair dye on after i had finished dynig it for about 10 minutes and my hair is now more damaged than before and dryer. :\
Age: 36-43 Skin: Very Dry, Fair-Medium, Warm Hair: Brown, Wavy, Fine Eyes: Green
I used shade 323 - Dark Chocolate - on my shoulder-length mid-dark brown hair. After reading some of the reviews here I was a little worried about the result, but everything went as planned and I ended up with nice glossy dark brown hair and all my grey (white) hairs covered nicely. I followed the instructions precisely and, left the colour on just under 20 minutes. My hair isn't 'black' which seems to be a major complaint of people using the darker shades - it's the colour promised on the box. I think it helps that my hair is in generally good condition and I wasn't trying to drastically alter the colour , just boost what was there and add richness and depth to it more than anything. I always think that trying to alter your colour more than a couple of shades up or down with a box dye is inviting disaster, especially if it's over already very stripped, coloured or treated hair. Anyway, I'm very happy with the result and will definitely buy this brand again. Maybe I'll experiment with another of the darker brown shades but I would happily use Dark Chocolate again.
Age: 36-43 Skin: Combination, Fair, Cool Hair: Brunette, Wavy, Fine Eyes: Green
I have a love/hate relationship with Casting Creme Gloss. I've been every hair colour under the sun in the last 20 years, from ash blonde, through every stage of red to black (and purple when I was 17!). And occasionally through the last few years I turn to Casting and the Creme Gloss to give 'oomph' to my hair/colour without doing a full permanent dye job on top of already dyed hair. So here are my thoughts...
Blonde - I had very light ash blonde hair until last week when I got it dyed dark brown again. I wouldn't bother with Casting Creme Gloss if you're an ash shade of blonde. For some reason (and as other reviewers have said) the colour turns much darker than indicated on the box, no matter how short a time you leave it on your hair. The blonde shades simply turned my ash blonde hair either an odd shade of khaki or gave it a lovely yellow/orange tinge. If you have cold coloured blonde - avoid. I lived and learnt (and rushed out to a 24 hour supermarket to repair the dodgy colour before work the next morning!)
Red - I really liked the red shades of Casting. These shades seemed to be colour-true to the box, they didn't last 28 washes (but then what demi-permanent red dyes do?!), but I really liked using them on my red hair for a nice bit of 'sprucing up'! If you already have dyed-red hair or natural red hair and fancy giving a bit of depth with these, then go for it. I recommend.
Brown - I'm now dark brown. I got my hair professionally coloured from my ash blonde to a golden brown at my salon. But it wasn't dark enough for my liking (I was looking for a more warm chocolate brown) so I bought the colour in 'Praline' to take it another 2-3 shades darker. Please note - if you're using the brown dyes, only leave these shades on for 5-10 minutes!!! If you wait 20 minutes as stated on the box you WILL have black hair, no matter what shade you chose. I took note of previous reviews and kept it on for just under 10 minutes. The colour result was a lovely deep dark golden brown, even a minute longer and I would've had almost black hair. So I recommend the darker shades as long as you look at the colour you want, immediately put it back on the shelf, and pick something 3 shades lighter :-)
Age: 19-24 Skin: Normal, Fair Hair: Blond Eyes: Blue
I've tried and tried with this product but it almost always disappoints.
I have medium/dark blonde and would like to go ginger. Not bright red, a nice orangey ginger auburn shade. So far I have tried Amber, (which left my hair a muddy light brown with slightly pink tinges) Vanilla Caramel (light brown) and butterscotch (pinky-brown). All three of these, on the packet, look ginger. I did exactly what it says on the packet.
I find I have to use the entire bottle of conditioner and my hair still turns out dry. Shiny, fair enough to L'Oreal, but it feels rough.
I've found that the blonde shades tend to be be true to the packets but the "red" ones sure do not. I'd say do a strand test, but it's a waste of money because these aren't dirt cheap.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Dry, Fair-Medium, Warm Hair: Blond, Straight, Medium Eyes: Blue
I had some lowlights and highlights done that made me look like a Zebra because of the bleached white highlights I got instead of the natural blond color that I ask for! I had a package of this at home in the color (8304) light goldenblond, I used this just over the white highlights to darken them up and it worked but it turned out a bit orangy and I don't know if thats because of the highlights that I had or that the color just turns out this way.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium Hair: Brown Eyes: Green
Sorry for my english I'm from Hungary but i will try my best :-).This is the first time I bought this product. I choose 415 shade.When I applied the colour was very nice but its different what it's showed after I washed and dried.It's gave a nice coulour for my cool skin undertone.I really looked more tan.It's not the colour what I waited for but still be nice .My only one problem is that it's shows a little purple reddish undertone and on the top of my head is a little lighter than the rest.I didn't find it very shiny.Maybe I was expecting a lot from a paint...But for this prize I think I had to get much more than I got.I wait after few hairwash how it's will be. I hope it's won't be more reddish.So it's will depance on it that i will buy it again or not.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Combination, Fair Hair: Red Eyes: Blue
This is my favorite hair color product and i use this from 2005 every 2months and recently every 6weeks becouse my roots show too quick.I start using red tones for years,each one i test it-use it and never damaged my hair.Imagine how amazed got my work collegs when i said this is a semi-permanent color and i did home bymyself.They couldnt belive it,i have this very red color,really alive and such a healthy looking hair :-)
From last year i start testing new shades based on brown shades: Chocolate,Mahagoni(this is dark red),light brown,Iced Espresso,Chocolate Chip Cookie,Kastanie,Mousse au Chocolat,Praline.And my favorite is Chocolat535,which is so glossy looking and have some amazing red undertones.Most i love how delicate shows the red tones in full light..like a misterious autumn ..:-)
This is free ammoniac and have level 2 of coloration.
The smell is great,is really easy to use,i do it alone on entire hair,i dont even need someone else to check the back..i got some experience in the last few years:-)
I apply the product on dry hair,not washed from 2-3days(becouse i have thin,dry hair and frizzy),i start from roots and i dont use this entire hair often then 3months.
If my clothes gets spots from this product i just simply wash them at 60degresee(i always wear white t-shirt during coloring process) i never had any trouble by removing the stains completly.Also if i get stains on hair line or anywhere on skin,i just use scrub but ussualy i use nothing(if i dont leave the house that day).My trick is to dont rub the skin like crazy just wait before bed time,then i just do my night routin and use my face toner on the "area with stains"for few times.I always get the stains off with my toner,if not for first time,then next morning for sure the stain will be gone.I dont panic when i get dye stains,i know is not permanent so i just..avoid doing what i did last summer when i used a permanent hair color.Belive me i was in hurry and i used the scrub on neck near ear,soo much,rubb it and scrub it untill..i got bloddy scars ,so dont do like me,just remember,toner,or alcohol,or gently scrub mask..and then wait.I prefere waiting then beeing the freak with scars on forehead or neck.
I like using this product,becouse is really decent price,i get brilliant hair color and also i always get compliments back.
For beginners:dont use the entire tub if the hair is on neck line lenght,dont use this on fresh washed hair,dont use this on really dirty hair,dont mix the product with other products(becouse the shade will not be the same like on package),ONLY COLOUR THE ROOTS next time(not entire hair,in this way u will avoid really dry and damaged hair)always use the gloves to avoid freak nails,dont let the product on hair more then 1hour(u will get really dry,frizzy hair..like i always get when i forget to wash in time),DONT forget to use the tratament from box,is very important,that product will help the color to get fixed better in hair and show a strong color,also is nice like conditioner.Dont use any other mask or conditioner after u finish,dont wash your hair for few days(i dont wash mine for 5days) this is for long lasting color.Dont use any home made mask like banana,avocado,honey,youghurt..like i did,becouse the natural acidity will remove the color from your hair.Of course i use organic olive oil,castor oil,like pre-shampo tratament.
If i respect those rules and dont wash my hair to soon and use the tratament for 3times(i mean the entire tube,i have half back long hair),then i never have any trouble.Of course i use oil for dry ends every time i wash my hair.
This is my favorite ever coloring hair product,my HG!!!!!!