L'Oreal • Casting Creme Gloss • Hair Color
|Would buy this product again.||65%|
Age: 25-29 Skin: Oily, Medium, Neutral Hair: Brown, Wavy, Fine Eyes: Blue
I am not sure this is available in the US....I bought mine in Italy. However, please keep in mind that ANY semi-permanent dye will pull darker than permanent shades....especially if your hair is damaged, porous, dry, or previously colored. Since these products don't "lift" color, they only deposit color, the results are always deeper.That said, I like this product. My previous color was fading, and wanted to give it a boost. The results were rich and shiney without feeling damaged.
Age: 18 & Under Skin: Other, Medium Hair: Brunette Eyes: Brown
I don't understand how people say they ended up with black hair after using this product! I used iced chocolate and I would say the result was a little darker than on the box, but not a huge amount. I love the colour anyway - it's a mid-dark brown and shines an orange chestnutty colour in the light.
The colour has got lighter over time, but I have to say it doesn't seem so semi-permanent to me! I used this product 4 months ago and it hasn't washed out (not fully)- I can see my roots (if I look close)! But the colour is still nice and my roots aren't too visible, so overall I'm happy. My hair's condition seems fine.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination Hair: Black Eyes: Brown
I'm 25 years old with very dark brown hair. Over the last few years I have been developing a significant amount of white hair that seem to be collected in various areas. My hair is very stubborn when it comes to colour, it's very hard to bleach if I wish to have highlights etc and it's even harder to cover the white hairs.
Over the years I have used many drugstrore hair colourants, both permanent and semi-perm, in an attempt to cover the whites. Even when I have had my hair coloured at the salon, no matter what product is used, the whites are only about 30% covered.
Casting Creme Gloss has been my HG hair colourant for about a year now. It's the only product that completely colours my white hairs. I use 400 Dark Brown, and while the hairs do not get as dark as my natural colour, they are a very nice dark brown. It also leaves my hair incredibly shiny and gives a warm brown tone over the rest of my hair. It does also last the 8-10 weeks (possibly longer) but I usually re-do it before then as my hair grows very quickly and the roots begin to show. The packaging is pretty standard; the cremes are very easy to mix. I actually have an old bottle that I use to mix half of both, so that one package lasts me two colourings as I don't need to do a full root to tip head. I have never had a problem with it working less effectively because of this, but I do keep it on for much longer than the recommended time - about an hour. The conditioner that comes with it is also pretty good and you only need to use a tiny bit so it lasts a while.
Age: 18 & Under Skin: Normal, Medium Hair: Brunette Eyes: Brown
I have used this for about a year now, and im very pleased with it. I take 1 lippie off, because the color is a lot darker than they show on the box.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium Hair: Brunette Eyes: Blue
As others have written, this runs a lot darker than shown on the box. I used a medium brown colour, and my hair got almost black! So watch out and buy a shade lighter than you normally would. That being said, the colour was very nice and extremely shiny. My hair looked and felt very healthy.
Age: 18 & Under Skin: Combination, Medium, Warm Hair: Black, Straight, Medium Eyes: Brown
This is the first home hair colour ive ever used, i decided to go for this one as all i wanted was to give my hair a rich glossy colour, and if it went wrong and looked awful, it would only last 28 washes. This ticked all the boxes and i definatly wasnt disappointed. It was very easy to prepare, especially with the hair colourant and developer bottles that screw together when you mix them-no spills! Easy to apply and the smell wasnt too bad, i massaged this in and left it to develop for 20 mins as directed. The conditioner didnt smell too good but i was left with a gorgeous chesnut chocolately colour (btw i used chocolate colour) it was a little darker than on the box but i wasnt bothered as i have quite a dark natural colour and it still lightened it abit which was what i wanted. It colour was very even and it left my hair in superb condition-really soft and shiny. I would definatly repurchase this, maybe i will try a lighter colour.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Other, Fair Hair: Brunette Eyes: Blue
What I most like about this product is the fact that it does not contain ammonia, which basically means: no stench, no itchy scalp.
On top of that I love that this product comes in loads of beautiful, natural colors. Unfortunately it doesn't last long; but hey, you know that when you buy the product.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Normal Hair: Blond Eyes: Blue
I used this product to cover my highlight for the winter and i chose color #713. It turned out much darker than the picture on the box after the first rinse. Instead of a beige/ash colour, it turned out to be more of a chocolate brown, at least 2 shades darker than what the box indicated. I think it will wash out to a lighter colour later but it is better to choose a lighter colour than darker when choosing your shade because the pictures on the box are way off. May be it has to do with how many times you have coloured your hair before as well because highlighted hair tends to be porous and absorbs colour much more readily. It is a little shiny but nothing spectacular like what they show on the commercial. It is easy to apply, not messy as long as you cover your shoulder, the smell was not as unbearable as other reviewers described. This product will save me big bugs because I can keep using it until summer when I highlight my hair again.
Follow-up review: the l'oreal website has updated the application video to address how to apply this product to coloured hair which is a lot more porous than "virgin" hair. It turned out that you only need to leave the product in for 5 mins if your hair has been highlighted because the colour deposits much more readily. That explains why some reviewers said the color turned out okay and some (including myself) found that it is way darker. That having said, I will still go for at least one tone lighter than the desired shade. I also found out that the product, though amonia free, contains peroxide so it is not completely not damaging for the hair.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination Hair: Brown Eyes: Brown
I used the Iced chocolate colour. It turned out fine, almost exactly like the colour on the box. It was easy to use as well. The coverage was even and it was reasonably shiny, although nothing amazing. However, the conditioner smells absolutely horrible. The smell was unbearable while my hair was drying. Once it was dry it was still quite strong and I had to wash my hair again to get rid of it.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Combination Hair: Brown Eyes: Blue
Jesus I wish I had never used this. I used Light Brown to cover my overly brassy highlights (on light brown hair) and I turned my hair black. Even the virgin hair is black. It's horrible. I look like a crow. The color is completely flat and black. The conditioner smells horrid. It doesn't seem to be fading any, either. Ugh. Why did I do this to myself?!?!?!?!
Age: 19-24 Skin: Normal Hair: Blond Eyes: Green
Casting Creme Gloss is a gift from God!!! It was so easy to use and the result is fantastic! It really took all the pain out of colouring. I started out applying Pearl Blonde all over, but because my hair is very thick, straight, and all the one length, the block colour made it look a little unnatural and wig-like. So then I used Dark Blonde very gently just on the roots, for only ten minutes or so, and it looked more natural. I can't believe the condition it has left my hair in- super soft and glossy- not shiny, but *glossy*. Additionally, when using a blonde hair colour, you always run the risk of it turning yellow, but the result was a very clean blonde, not brassy at all. I will definately repurchase!
Age: 18 & Under Skin: Sensitive, Fair-Medium Hair: Blond Eyes: Blue
Terrible. That is all I can say about this product. The colours run wayyyy too dark, I've never been one to trust the colour indicators on hair colour boxes, but this particular one was wayyyyy off. I chose the medium brown, I ended up with jet black hair. It claims to leave your hair soft, mine feels like straw and it's incredibly dry, shimmering tones? I think not. This has to be one of the worst home hair colour kits I have ever used.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Normal, Medium, Warm Hair: Black Eyes: Brown
I hadn't used home hair colours for a while, as I normally get them done professionally - however as I'm on a budget for at least the next 3 months and my dark roots were showing like crazy, I thought I'd get what I thought was a semi-permanent shade to last me the 28 shampoos... I chose the shade medium brown... and it was waaay too dark, a lot darker than indicated - more like the dark brown. It has a nice conditioner which did make my hair glossy, although time will tell how well my hair holds up when this runs out.
Age: 36-43 Skin: Combination, Medium Hair: Brunette, Curly, Fine Eyes: Hazel
I used Light Brown. Im not impressed with this shade of brown, nor am I impressed with the coverage or the conditioning effect.
I prefer the way my hair looks when I use Country Colours Vienna Light Brown - more natural shade that is more me, and seems to have a better conditioning effect on my hair. So, Im going to stick to the Country Colours Vienna from now on. Wont buy this again I dont think - unless they release some better shades of light brown. They seem to only have lots of colours with red tones - which I hate, and lots of dark shades. I'd like to try colouring my hair in real light browns - lots of different options, and some real tawny shades that arent red based.
Why is it that in the semi permanent colouring ranges at least, gals with light brown preferences are forgotten. If you want very dark browns and blacks, and various shades of red and auburn youre taken good care of. I would like to see various shades of light brown, that arent red based and arent too dark!!! Why is that so hard?
UPDATE: Ive used this product twice now. Both times, been disappointed. I didnt want to use the awful Light Brown again, so I used Dark Blonde. I only colour my hair in order to cover the army of greys that have invaded the front of my hair line. I dont want to go darker, just blend the greys, so I decided to see if using a lighter colour would cover them without adding too much colour. It worked. My greys blended right down. I admit though that I left this on for around 45 minutes, and accordingly it lightened my hair - particularly around the front and side where I really massaged it in to the greys. Its ok though.
My big problem with this product is that it DOES NOT condition my hair. In fact, my hair condition actually seems worse after using this. I will avoid in future.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium Hair: Brown Eyes: Green
well, i wanted something to light up my hair but not to look fake, i hate that felling. i used 700 Blonde and it quite worked. but after 3 shampoos the color got flat, somehow! i have dark blond/light brown hair, so maybe i just used the wrong color! but it definately gives a gloss and it makes hair shiny.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Dry, Fair-Medium Hair: Blond Eyes: Blue
I use this in Perl Blonde. I have given it a really good review because 1) it lifts my hair 2 shades but doesn't seem to damage it 2) it is genuinely glossy for ages after colour and 3) as yet (3 months and counting) not a hint of brassiness. However I would like to warn you: it says non permanent on the box (lasts up to 28 shampoos) and says there is 'no visible root regrowth' 'coz it fades. Well... it lightens my hair, only subtely so the roots are hard to see... but they are there, and as it lightens, it has to be permanent. So BE CAREFUL. I leave it on for a while (advised by my hair dresser) so maybe it wouldn't be the case for you if you didn't, but it is permanent on my hair (I only everr touch up the roots). However like I say, it leaves hair in good condition, isn't a flat or brassy colour and is glossy so gets a good score and is prob worth the extra cash over most other home colourants