L'Oreal Casting Creme Gloss

3.4

159 reviews

63% would repurchase

Package Quality: 3.9

Price: $$$

Package Quality: 3.9

Price: $$$

INGREDIENTS



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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 :-)

7 out of 7 people found this review helpful.



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Age: 19-24

Skin: Normal, Fair, Not Sure

Hair: Blond, Other, Other

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.

2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.


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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.


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Age: 19-24

Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Not Sure

Hair: Brown, Other, Other

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.

5 out of 5 people found this review helpful.


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Age: 30-35

Skin: Combination, Fair, Not Sure

Hair: Red, Other, Other

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!!!!!!

2 out of 3 people found this review helpful.


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Age: 19-24

Skin: Oily, Fair, Not Sure

Hair: Blond, Relaxed, Medium

Eyes: Green

Sooo.... I had some trouble with my hair and bought this in shade 6, just a natural dark blonde.

Super easy to apply, color is really chic and the final outcome is good!

However, my eyes hurt.... Like it is really strong or something and then I read about some girl getting allergic reaction and I got a bit scared.

Everything is fine now but Im not gonna buy this again.

DO THE ALLERGIC TEST FIRST!

1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.


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Age: 18 & Under

Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Not Sure

Hair: Brunette, Other, Other

Eyes: Blue

Its the best dye i have used!
I got dark chocolate and it does adzacly what it says on the box.


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Age: 19-24

Skin: Combination, Fair, Cool

Hair: Brunette, Straight, Fine

Eyes: Blue

Ohh I hated this!! It smells horrible and really irritated my scalp (yes I did an allergy test). But the results... First of all it left my hair in a really dry and frizzy condition, like something from a bad permenant dye, where was the gloss? My hair looked way healthy before. But the colour! I used the shade iced blonde(910) on my already pre-bleached hair and wanted to use this to tone some of my brassy orange tones a bit. It sent my hair ACID YELLOW. Like canary yellow with a strong hint of green. I felt and looked horrid. I know that colour faults are usually a problem with the user choice and the adding a darker dye does seem to be more successful... but it really upset my hair as well which was not that damaged to begin with.


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Age: 36-43

Skin: Sensitive, Tan, Not Sure

Hair: Brown, Other, Other

Eyes: Brown

ok, my original hair color is dark brown , i started using praline but i didnt like the results very much , it was a nice change and did give me a lot of shine however the shimmer didnt accentuate my complexion colour nicely , it made me look quite pale , i am NC30 with yellow undertones.. so i switched to chocklate 535 and this one is perfect on me , it has somewhat copper shimmer which has always worked and matched my skin .. but it is not golden so be careful it is somewhat reddish copper .. however it is beautiful on me .. now why i gave it 4 not 5 is because the information advertised is not very accurate , this is a PERMENANAT COLOR i.e. it does lighten my hair , so when the roots come out it is darker and i do retouch only .. in the start i thought the colour did wash out completely after 3 months (28 washes) so i used to dye the whole length of my hair every time .. this damaged my hair completely coz i did that like 3 times i.e. dying the whole length of hair .. so doing that like 3 or 4 times caused my hair to fry !!! .. then i discovered that i should only retouch the roots , i changed my routine some two years ago but i i had to cut my long beautiful hair when it was completly dry and porous from too much dying.. now it is meduim length and in perfect condition but again when retouching hair you have to ONLY COLOUR THE ROOTS! cause this is a permenanat color .. if you want to add the same tonality / reflection then you can leave it on the whole length for 5-10 minutes only and have that done every 4 months or so ..


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Age: 30-35

Skin: Normal, Fair-Medium, Neutral

Hair: Brunette, Kinky, Fine

Eyes: Blue

Edit 29/10/11: removed 1 lippy, from 4 to 3, as this "semi permanent" colour washed right out after one wash. Bear in mind my hair is heavily bleach damaged so finds it hard to hold colour, but for covering up and blending in a bad colour job this simply doesn't cut it. I used nice 'n' easy after this to cover the crappy bits of my hair and it still looks perfect after a month. If you're using this on natural or only slightly damaged hair I'd consider giving this the benefit of the doubt. I used this in the old (liquid) formulation for years on my natural dark brown hair without complaint.

*** ORIGINAL REVIEW ***

I used this product in the shade Chocolate (535). This is meant to be a warm medium brown.

My hair is severely bleached, which I followed up with repair and moisture treatments, a neutral blonde filler, a further light brown colour as a base for red, then semi permanent red (directions) which had all but washed out when I applied this. The shade I chose is about one shade lighter than my natural hair, with about an inch of roots growing through. As my hair is quite porous I chose a slightly lighter shade, as if I dye it using my natural shade, it goes black.

Prior to using this product, my semi permanent red had washed out leaving only a horrible washed out pink patch at the roots, which I wanted to cover. Also, from having the warm tones stripped from my hair, my previous brown permanent dye was starting to look on the greenish, greyish, muddy washed out side. Not good. I chose the warm brown for this reason.

The colour came out absolutely beautiful, exactly the same shade as my roots, a medium warm brown. My hair is now evenly coloured although it doesn't look blocky. All great so far.

There are no indications on the box about using this on previously coloured hair. My hair was pretty crispy afterwards, but I'd expect this with any colour. My roots were perfectly soft and shiny, so take this comment with a pinch of salt. I've been using Casting for 15 years in its various forms, and it always made my natural hair feel lovely.

The packaging is an absolute load of ****!! This is the only colour I've used which doesn't have a flat-bottomed bottle. There's a fiddly hole you can cut out of the box to sit the bottle in, but when you pick it up again with gloved hands covered in dye, the box comes with the bottle. I ended up throwing it in the sink to keep it at peace. Be prepared for a bit of cleaning!

Overall, apart from the stupid bottle, I'd use this again. I want to grow my hair for a while so I can start getting highlights again, and wouldn't hesitate to use this again to cover over previously dyed hair, because of the beautiful colour result, despite other temporary drawbacks.




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