L'Oreal • HiColor High Lift Hair Color • Hair Color
|Would buy this product again.||82%|
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium Hair: Black Eyes: Brown
so i wanted to go from a level 2/3 dark brown to a vibrant red, and one of my friends recommended this to me. her hair before was the same color as mine was and her hair came out a very pretty red. i bought the intense red.
so i slapped all the color on my head and waited about 30, 35 minutes. washed it out, and come to find out (at first) that my roots were brighter than the rest of my hair. which was my bad for not lifting the previous color out anyways.
so after about another wash, it starts showing more and more everywhere, and just not my roots. i was starting to get very happy with it.
that was 2 weeks ago, it's still vibrant, but i need a retouch. already bought another box and i can't wait to see the results!
Age: 19-24 Skin: Normal, Medium Brown, Warm Hair: Brown, Wavy, Medium Eyes: Brown
I have naturally brown/black hair that I wanted to have an auburn reflect in the sunlight. Box dyes just do not cut it if you need a lot of lift in your hair. I bought L'Oreal HiColor in Red Hot and mixed it with 40 volume developer. I applied it to the length of my hair first and then to my roots after half an hour. My roots developed into a beautiful vibrant auburn while the length of my hair stayed somewhat dark. The second time I pre-lightened my hair and the results were PHENOMENAL. No salon has come close to giving me hair this vibrant. I used the Magenta shade also and it came out a stunning, bright auburn. People stop me all the time and ask about my hair colour and I am so happy to say I do it at home for less than $10. Even my hairdresser was astounded at how beautiful the Red Hot looks. I do prefer the Magenta, which is more of a neon shade, whereas the Red Hot gave more of a deep red glow.
These products are fantastic so if the colour does not show up at all, you are doing something wrong. I will say the names are a tad misleading; the first colour I used is more of a brick/auburn than a fire engine red so "Red Hot" is kind of a misnomer. But overall, if you want crazy, vivid, eye-catching hair, the HiColor is the way to go.
Age: 18 & Under Skin: Normal, Olive Hair: Brown Eyes: Brown
My natural hair color is a medium brown. A few years ago I went black, then straight to almost bleach blonde. My hair was fried for a year, and I just recently went back brown. I use a 3N color. I've beenw anting red in my hair for a long time, and today bought this product on a whim, refusing to buy the Ion Brights and bleach again. I used a 30 developer, and left it on for 30 minutes. I rinsed, reapplied, and then all over colored (still in correction because the bleach won't take the dark just right) and left the red on for about 50 minutes (5 plus the 45 for my brown). It's beautiful! Bright red in my bangs, face framing streak, and underneath on one side. You just have to have patience, and the time. Excellent product.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Medium Hair: Red Eyes: Brown
I cannot express how much love this color... I have been coloring my hair for years (6 to be exact) and I have always gone for colors with a more red undertone to them. I have very dark brown almost soft black hair, so of course I always have a hard time getting that full beautiful red color without killing my hair. This color has a lightener in it already so it strips and colors the hair all at once. I use this in the color magenta and on my skin tone it looks amazing. I get so many complements; but of course I always warn that red hair is high maintenance. Also, you do really need to take care of your hair with deep conditioning and a color refreshing product. Personally I have not noticed more damage to my hair then usual but I do have a very rigorous conditioning routine and I do not wash my hair everyday (only about every 2 to 3 days). So if you are up to the maintenance I would most defiantly recommend this color if your hair is naturally dark... if it is NOT naturally dark I would not recommend this.
Age: 18 & Under Skin: Combination, Medium Hair: Brown Eyes: Blue
Please don't buy this product. I know you'll skim past this review and only read the good reviews (Like i did) but hear me out.
I did my research before deciding to buy this product and i read a LOT of reviews. I read some horror stories but i chose to look past them and go by the really positive ones instead. STUPID ME!
I LOVE L'Oreal products, they're some of the best, so i thought this was a brand i was familiar with and could trust to turn my dark brown hair a little bit lighter. But no. I hadn't had my hair cut for 6 years and i liked my long healthy (dyed) hair. I never wanted it short, ever! Unfortunately i now have short hair as a result of using this. It stripped everything but the colour from most of my hair. I used this in July 2011 and in August 2011 i couldn't deal with the horrendous split ends anymore and had to cut it all off. It was cut up to my shoulers!!!! (And by split ends i literally mean that EACH strand of my hair could have up to 6 different splits)
It's currently May 2012 and my hair is still really short (Now above my shoulders) because the damage was so bad i had to trim my hair SO much. So please, if you're reading this and you still use the product and something goes wrong, don't say someone didn't warn you.
Age: Unknown Skin: Combination Hair: Other Eyes: Green
My hair is an unfortunate color. It's a mousy brown that turns gold in the sun and goes brassy no matter what coloring products are used on it. Currently it's long and has been colored and highlighted multiple times. So even though it's been looking dull and dry lately and I wanted highlights, I didn't want to use bleach in any way on it.
I tried this in Ash Blonde, not expecting much. But it came out looking very pretty and natural - not brassy or like overly stripey highlights. That said, I wouldn't call it "ash" but more of a golden blonde. Best of all, it didn't seem to leave my hair in any worse condition that it initially was. I'll use again.
ETA: My hair reverted to brassy within 5 days. I moved on to Clairol Second Nature, which was much gentler and more effective.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Normal, Fair-Medium Hair: Brown Eyes: Brown
OK so i have dark brown hair, and my hair is hard to lift. I decided to go with the HONEY BLONDE, sadly my hair is still dark brown. The roots came out great! but hey, what about the rest of my hair? So i went out and bought 2 more and still no results for my bottom half. I dont recommend the BLONDES for dark hair, but i do Love the reds.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Normal, Tan Hair: Brown, Straight Eyes: Brown
Color bought: Soft Brown
My hair color: Dark brown
I bought this because a girl I know recently dyed her hair I believe she used Light cool brown, and It came out amazing! The reason why I didn't do cool brown because I felt like It would be to light for me, so I went with the next shade up Soft brown. I did my ends first and let them sit for about 30 min and then went on and did my roots, left It on there for another 15 min. It did lighten my hair, but not to the color i was hoping for. My hair is so hard to lift that it didn't surprise me. It really only lightened it about 3 shades. I might repurchase this in the light cool brown maybe then it might change it to a better color, but probably not for a while. So much for trying to be a kitchen Beautician lol
Age: 18 & Under Skin: Dry, Tan, Neutral Hair: Red, Wavy, Medium Eyes: Brown
So before I dyed my hair using this, I had an auburn-dark brown color. I watched so many videos on youtube regarding a permanent hair dye that would give me a reddish-magenta color, similiar to colors of Cheryl Cole and Ariana Grande, and I came across this product. I chose it in Magenta rather than Red Hot because I wanted that pinkish-purple undertone. I got this at Sally's for about 5 dollars and I bought 3 boxes of this because I thought since I had long hair, I'd need more. The thing is you actually don't need that much. The consistency of the dye is in creme form and thick and hard to squeeze out. The first time I was mixing it all together, I put little of the magenta and alot more of creme developer and misread the measurements (that's why it is always helpful to read them!) and it turned more light pink color for the dye but I put it on my hair and let it sit for an hour. I had this for about 4 days and when I finally washed my hair, a lot bled, but not that harsh or badly. So a week later, I dyed it again with the same product and it turned even more magenta. In all, I was happy with the results, and it only has minimum bleeding. The color is BEAUTIFUL and works wonders for dark colored hair people!
Age: 18 & Under Skin: Combination, Fair Hair: Red, Curly, Medium Eyes: Brown
Purchased in Red Hot. I originally had dark brown hair, it looked borderline black sometimes but it's just pretty dark. I hadn't dyed my hair in about three years so I suppose my hair would be considered virgin before dying it this color. But I have to say, once the color settled in my hair looked pretty much like the swatch at Sally's where I bought it, if anything brighter and a lot prettier! The reason I give it a 4 is because I feel that the top of my head got more color then the rest of my hair, and for that reason I am dying it again but only to emphasize color on the rest of my hair, because as I said, the top of my head got more color. I used three boxes because my hair is somewhat long. Overall, I am truly digging this color and I think I will be staying a red head for a while. :) Just an FYI, I used a 30 developer.