L'Oreal • Casting Creme Gloss • Hair Color
|Would buy this product again.||65%|
Age: 18 & Under Skin: Dry, Fair, Neutral Hair: Other, Wavy, Medium Eyes: Hazel
No matter what, I always come back to this dye, particularly the Iced Chocolate shade. It leaves my hair in beautiful condition, doesn't damage or dry it, and leaves the most beautiful, glossy colour. It does come out a bit dark, however after a wash or two it fades to the exact colour on the box, and it retains its glossy appearance. Being a semi-permanent dye it does fade a little bit, but to be honest this dye seems to fade a lot less than any other one I've tried, including permanent ones. You can usually pick this up on special for about $12 too, which is much cheaper than paying $22 for a tiny box of dye from another brand. I have very long and thick hair which goes down to my lower back, and I only need one box of this dye as opposed to 3 from other brands. The conditioner that comes with it is wonderful too, I just wish they sold it separately!
My sister has also used this dye and loves it. She is naturally a dark blonde but decided to try bleaching her hair to platinum, and of course as she didn't know what she was doing, it turned out yellow. After putting in tomato sauce for 10 minutes to get some red tones back into her hair, she popped on a blonde shade (can't remember the name but it was #810) and it turned out exactly as pictured on the box and has yet to fade.
I took a lippie off because of the way it goes on too dark. Whilst this is a plus for me as I change my hair very often anyway, it could be disadvantageous to others who simply want their hair to turn the colour on the box without having to wash it a few times first, as this means the longevity of the colour is compromised.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Combination, Fair, Neutral Hair: Brown, Wavy, Fine Eyes: Brown
It is very easy to mix evenly, packaging and gloves are good quality, and the smell is actually pleasant. The dye covers all hair evenly, permits twisting long hair in a bun on the top of my head for the duration of coloring and nothing drops down.
It is rather strong, and my hair, while not permed or processed otherwise, is naturally porous and frizzy, so I find 15-minute coloring time works for me. The time recommended in the leaflet should suit you if you have coarse, thick hair.
The conditioner is totally fabulous, really softening and smoothing, and it doesn't weigh the hair down (and I'm prone to that). It is supposed to be rinsed immediately, but I like to let it work for 10 minutes or so. I use it straight after coloring and also once a week in-between. That way I don't have to buy any separate hair mask - think value!
Age: 25-29 Skin: Acne-prone, Fair-Medium Hair: Black Eyes: Black
Well I love this product! This is the only DIY colouring kit that I actually bother to re-purchase. I think consumers need to seriously consider their natural hair colour/type, as well as what they want out of the hair dye before purchasing this product.
For myself, I have black hair which takes to hair dyes reasonably well. All I'm looking for is a hair dye which is semi-permanent and adds depth to my hair colour, so that it doesn't appear as such a flat black colour.
The medium-dark brown shades work best for me, especially #535 Chocolate. They add subtle highlights to my hair, which are more visible under sunlight. The kit is foolproof and the steps very easy to follow. The only part where I deviated from the procedure is when I left the colour on for about 45 minutes, rather than the stipulated 30 minutes. Then, after I washed it out, voila, instant highlights to my dark hair. Does not really cover grays well, though! The white hairs I happen to have are still, well, white.
Age: 36-43 Skin: Combination Hair: Brown Eyes: Green
I have used both Chocolate and Praline and found both colours nice in my naturally medium brown hair. I don't have a problem with the shades being too dark but rather that they fade quite quickly. It's true that my hair is glossy and soft after application so there is definitely some conditioning value. I'm disappointed to say though that the colour faded after only a few washes with colour care shampoo and the conditioner supplied with the hair colour. So the effort of doing my own hair colour in between all of life's commitments was met with a very temporary result - not worth it L'Oreal! My limited greys were covered adequately by the initial colouring but (and I think this is due to the colour fade), I noticed a few grey hairs back within days of colouring so that was frustrating too. I knew I hadn't been successful with my recent Praline use as I had my hair cut 3 days afterwards and my hairdresser asked me if I wanted my colour "freshened" up while I was there! She didn't even notice I'd used a home option and thought I just had colour fade from the last "professional" colour which was done 8 weeks before! So I won't repurchase and am now researching other options.
Age: 44-55 Skin: Sensitive, Fair-Medium Hair: Brown, Straight, Fine Eyes: Hazel
I have used different colours from the casting creme gloss, I like the chocolat the most. It is not too dark and covers the grey hairs good enough.
I buy this because it is ammonia free. I have very sensitive scalp and have always problems with an itchy scalp when I use normal hair dye. This ammonia free hair dye is really an improvement for me.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Acne-prone, Olive Hair: Brown Eyes: Brown
I tried Casting Creme Gloss in Dark Chocolate. I usually get my hair colored at the salon but I thought i could save some money as getting long hair colored is quite costly. I had a light brown hair color and wanted a rich dark brown for the winter season so i picked Dark Chocolate because the name was delicious and the picture on the box was exactly what i wanted............... but it turned out BLACK!! Borderline gothic black! Now, i'm asian with naturally dark hair but even so.. it was DARKER than my natural hair color! ARGH! Huuuuge disappointment and heartbreak.. I think i might stick to going to the salon or when and if i'm brave enough to give DIY coloring again... i'll definitely try a lighter color.
Although i'm absolutely horrified by the color turn out, I have to say that the application instruction was clear and straight forward. I do wish it would come with a comb or something to make it a little easier though but its good enough because the color was still evenly distributed. They give you a conditioner which leaves your hair gorgeously soft and silky. All in all i think its a pretty good product (even though i don't really have anything to compare it to) but be careful with your color selection! ;)
Age: 19-24 Skin: Sensitive, Fair-Medium, Warm Hair: Brown, Wavy, Medium Eyes: Green
I'm a big fan of this product. I love how silky my hair is after I've used it, and it adds a decent amount of volume as well.
My natural colour is sort of mousy, a kind of light brown/dark blonde-ish colour, and generally I just look for something to give it a nicer tone rather than completely change it. I started off using the light brown, but I felt it was a bit too dark so I switched to the darkest blonde colour I could find and I really liked that one. I've just dyed my hair with the 'caramel', which is nice but I don't really think it suits me very well ... also I did a bit of a dodgy job (no mirror!) so that probably has something to do with it.
Anyway, love it overall, but I will definitely agree with the other reviews that it usually turns out a shade or two darker than you might expect. So, one star off for that.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Sensitive, Fair, Cool Hair: Brunette, Wavy Eyes: Blue
After having blonde highlights for many years, my hair started to suffer from a lot of damage so I decided to opt for something more gentle and return to my natural colour. For about 8 months, I've been maintaining the look by going to the salon every 8 weeks and having semis put in to cover the blonde. However, I was impressed by the results a friend had achieved with home colour and was assured that the formulas had improved within the last few years so I tried Casting Creme Gloss as a (much) cheaper alternative.
I chose a colour that looked as similar to the one that I'd been having put in at the salon, which was Rich Espresso 432. I followed the instructions to the letter and got really good results - virtually identical to the salon colour. I am really impressed with the colour and my hair looks lovely and shiny. If you are covering highlights, semis are probably the best option as they are less damaging and can deliver a lot more gloss than permanent colour, which tends to look flatter. I highly recommend this product for this purpose.
I was not impressed by the smell. It is not disgusting but the salon's dye smelt like rose petals so I think I've been spoilt. To be honest, I wouldn't care if it smelt putrid, as long as I have lovely hair!
The packaging is a really strange design i.e. putting the container in the hole in the box. Why not just have a flat-bottomed container to mix the dye?
Only time will tell how the colour fades so I will update soon.
Some advice when using this product:
If you have recently had your hair dyed blonde, the hair will be very porous and will take up these colours readily so you'll end up with a darker result. If going from blonde to brown, it may be best to go to a salon for the initial transition. This will give you an idea of the colour you are looking for (preventing any disasterous colour) and then you can follow up with DIY semis.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Fair Hair: Brunette Eyes: Blue
ok just tried this now and as its mega important to know as much as you can when self dying i will try and describe as much as possible!
ok my hair is shoulder length fine but a lot of it and wavy. i had about 4 inches of natural colour which is a mousy brown with deep red undertones and the rest was blondy reddy brown from bleaching then dying permenant brown over about 6 months ago. So i got sick of my two tone mop and decided to semi permenant colour it for a change as i have always used permanent in the past. oh and i also have some blonde highlights from when it was all brown - sounds like a right mess ay?!
i chose medium brown shade 500 and read the reviews on here about it coming out darker than the box so i didnt stick to the instruction times lol
i put it through my roots and left on for 7 mins not the reccomended 15 and then ran the rest through and left it on for another 7 not the 5 on the box.
results - good colour, doesnt make my hair as shiny and healthy as i hoped for but this is hair dye and none are that good for you, ok smell, even colour and with my own timings i managed to get it very close to the box colour on my hair.
- great packaging, clear instructions, love the way the tube sits in the box so it stands up and great performance for such a short time- good colour if you dont listen to the timings or choose a shade lighter.
cons- wasnt sure from the instructions as to whether or not to put the conditioner on whilst the dye was still on- tells you to leave it on for 2 mins but i didnt want the colour to develop anymore in fear of it being too dark!
- not enough conditioner and my hair is down to my bra and not enough to save some for your next wash
- didnt make my hair as healthy or shiny as the box (may change after next few washes)
- tube is a bit slippy due to shape
enough product for my hair which can be a problem i have with some hair dyes
- good packaging
- better smell than most
- came off my hairline easy without putting vaseline on first and after it had been on a good 10 mins
- i had a spot in my hairline and it didnt burn or irritate it
- good colour choice if you want dark hair
- ajusts to the tones in your hair so mine is multi- tonal not just a flat obviously fake colour
i will definately use this again maybe with a richer conditioner and in another shade a bit warmer i wanted praline originally but the store didnt have it!
anyway i hope that helps someone! x will report back after it has worn in for a few weeks
UPDATE- has worn well and now i am nearly back to my original colour what i will say is that it has deposited colour in my bleached and coloured (repeat for like a few years) ends which are now a reddy brown which is now actually closer to my natural hair colour - but it has washed from what i can tell out of my natural roots perfectly. This product is great for growing out a permenent colour as i am trying too after years of colouring and ruining as a result so it looks like i will be using this formula for a good year or so when i get bored of my two tone effect lol
Age: 19-24 Skin: Acne-prone, Fair-Medium, Warm Hair: Blond, Straight, Fine Eyes: Blue
My hair is very damaged (doubled processed) with a brassy overtone (thanks to the bleach underneath). I wanted a hair colour that wouldn't damage my hair any further and give it a nice, natural colour while I try to grow the old colour out. I like casting creme gloss alot because it is cheap, very easy to use and gives very natural results without damaging your hair. In fact, my hair actually felt better after I used this on it. So far I have used dark blonde and Nougat. Both colours were very nice and the Nougat came out very red. I want to try chocolate next. Overall, I really like this product and will continue to purchase.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium Hair: Other Eyes: Brown
i bought this in light brown, which obviously turned out almost black, and my hair is naturally medium chestnut and had not been previously dyed. i had to wash my hair every day to get rid of it! that was a long and annoying process. so it does have lasting power, but be careful which shade you choose!
Age: 30-35 Skin: Combination, Fair, Warm Hair: Blond, Wavy, Medium Eyes: Hazel
I used the Iced Chocolate shade (415) today and the colour of my hair now matches that on the box. I was impressed by the simplicity of the product and the results were spot on. I have read comment from other users that the shade was too dark - I can only assume that this was caused by porous hair which absorbed the colour and increased the depth of the shade.
A lovely product which does what it says on the box.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium Hair: Brown, Wavy, Fine Eyes: Hazel
Okay, so I bought this in 201 (Ebony in Europe, described as a dark-brown-almost-black) hoping to achieve a slightly darker color than my original hair color which is a dark neutral brown with some sun damage (reddish highlights). I tested this on a lock first, and saw almost no difference from my regular color. Then I went ahead and colored my entire mane - the results were BLACK! Not a natural and beautiful black, and certainly not a dark-brown-almost-black-as-promised, but a real unflattering and very obvious "look I colored my hair GOTH/MIDNIGHT black"! This is a semi-permanent haircolor, but after 6 weeks there was little change. Only after 2 months I started getting the color I originally wanted, but this faded to my regular sundamaged color in a very short time. I am very afraid to try this again, I fear even the "Brown" hair color will give me that black fake-mane again.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Fair Hair: Brown Eyes: Brown
I have used this product numerous times in the past and it's usually because its the safest option to go for, being a semi-permanent and because I like the colour choices.
I have asian hair but always been on the lighter side of dark, if that makes sense??? Maybe not...
I have tried from this range the colours: Praline, Light brown, Medium Brown & Dark Brown- basically a lot of brown!! But I am always after something different and look forward to colouring my hair with Loreal. The best result was with Praline. My hair looked GORGEOUS!! It really looked like choclate hazelnuts with lovely shine and depth and it lightened my naturally darker colour!
The worst result well... there's two here. I opted for the Lighter brown once wanting to go a tad bit lighter and instead of going a 'tad bit lighter' my hair went so dark!! So yes, it DOES deposit colour instead of lightening it. The second worst result was when I dyed my hair dark brown... it was WAY too dark brown- verging on the black border! Not the look I was going for at the time!! But i do always come back to dyeing my hair with this because it's never done any damage (that is visible to me) and the colour shades are good and I love the fact it's not permanent!
Usage wise, this product is really easy and even fun! Mixing it all up and it doesn't stink like some dyes. It's actually quite pleasant but I have to agree with another review on here that don't dye it the day you want to go out. Cos you're hair does smell odd for a bit for the first day. But it leaves your hair soft and very, very shiny and it feels nice, too.
Now my hair has gone really light this summer, very light brown and I want to try their new Glossy Blacks collection for autumn. A lovely rich, dark colour... if anyone's tried it, please review!!!
Ok, thanks for reading!
Age: 30-35 Skin: Normal, Fair-Medium Hair: Brunette Eyes: Hazel
I was previously a loyal user of Casting Colour Spa in 'Light Brown,' which nicely deepened the colour of my naturally Dark Brown hair. Unfortunately L'Oreal has reformulated this product. 'Light Brown' in the new Creme Gloss range is not the same shade as the 'Light Brown' Colour Spa, having an annoying reddish tinge. Why do manufacturers always discontinue good products?! Argh, I will not buy this again.
Age: 44-55 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Warm Hair: Brown, Straight, Fine Eyes: Blue
I bought this to put some more shine into my hair, but it actually made my hair more matte. And if that was not enough,it made my hair a tangly mess for over a month.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Normal, Olive Hair: Brunette Eyes: Brown
I bought this product in the colour Chocolate and as pretty much everyone else has said it turned out a lot darker than the picture on the box (which I already knew it would). I really like the colour, it gives my hair a nice shine with hints of purple and hazelnut and it was really easy to apply. The smell is not too bad and I really like the smell of the conditioner. Just don't colour your hair on the same day as you're going out, because it will smell a bit. My hair feels and looks wonderful though! I would definitely buy this again, and next time I'll try a lighter shade. For those who are thinking of buying this product: If you just remember that it turns out darker than the picture on the box you'll be fine and you'll really love your hair. Excellent product!
Age: 25-29 Skin: Normal, Fair Hair: Brunette Eyes: Black
This is a review for the European Color Créme Gloss version.
Actually, I dislike L'Oreal products. I've never met a product of theirs that I liked.
This hair dye is the only exception. It's gentle, glossy and stays on pretty well despite its gentleness. (I don't change my color much, so I've never used the permanent kind of dye.)
My favorite shades are 20 (called Ebony here) and 550 (called Redwood here).
20 is supposed to be true black (2 means black on the black-blonde scale, and 0 means natural shade) but in fact it's the Black Irish kind of black - the darkest brown possible which looks black in shadow but shows red in the sun. It's about a shade darker than my natural color, and it looks totally natural even with my pale skin.
550 is bright red (5 means medium brown on the darkness scale where 2 is black and 10 is Scandinavian blonde), and 50 means pure red, undiluted by anything else (for example, 553 would be same darkness level, red, with golden tinge)). In short, this is supposed to be very, very red. My hair is too dark for it to show up exactly as it's meant to do, so it gives me the dark cherry color. Very pretty. :)
Also, a warning: if you have previously colored (with permanent dye) or color-stripped or simply very damaged hair, Creme Gloss will turn out darker. At least one shade darker is guaranteed.
Age: 18 & Under Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium Hair: Black Eyes: Brown
I found out that the "Casting Créme Gloss" i know is the European Version of it (´cause i live in germany ).
In the U.S they have another : "Natural Match Color Créme Gloss" which wants to achieve a "supernatural haircolor" ... so i don´t really know if the formula is the same...
Anyways,The European Color Créme Gloss is the best 'At-Home-Haircolor´ for me.
It DOES NOT stink. Really, it smells like a hair mask. Actually that´s why i´m buying it. The second thing i love : It makes my hair as shiny as it would be glazed by my coffeur.
That´s not only an advertisement slogan : It´s REAL !
Normally i´m really sceptical with advertisement slogans like this one.
My favourite colors are "Dark Chocolate", "Caramel" and "Pralinée". They´re really shiny browns.
I think the names are the same in other European Countries except France (they have their french extra-words .. lol)
But you have to watch out for one thing :
If you´re blond and you want a brown better choose a tone lighter than the color you see on the package becaue Color Créme Gloss tends to go darker on your hair.
Age: 36-43 Skin: Normal Hair: Brunette Eyes: Blue
i have always bought this product in the shade "chocolate" and loved the colour'; as I only want it to cover greys at the roots, I wanted something to match my own dark hair colour without changing it too much. But I coloured my hair last week and it has come out a completely different colour than usual. It looks red. I wonder if they have changed the formulations. I live in the UK, I'm not sure if they have different names for the colours elsewhere. Very annoying as I will now have to try a different hair colour from another brand. I am nervous about going too dark in the shade selection as I had a bad experience a few years ago of looking like Elvira with a darkest brown hair colour that almost looked bluey black on me.