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on 11/30/2018 1:16:00 AM
More reviews by MUAsAlbino
Skin: Very Oily, Fair, Neutral
Hair: Blond, Wavy, Fine
Meh.I started dying my hair when I was about 12. I'm 27 as I write this (11-29-2018). So I've definitely used my fair share of boxed dyes over the years. I've also had my fair share of hair nightmares.L'Oreal Paris Excellence Creme isn't the worst formula on the market. It's definitely improved over the years. They are trying to evolve. L'Oreal even throws in a generous amount of deep conditioner. But I still wouldn't recommend this product. If you're going to go the boxed dye route I'd go with Revlon Colorsilk (assuming your hair is equal depth - please read my review on it). I think L'Oreal overprices these boxed dyes and the formulation really isn't impressive. I don't find it to be gentle on my scalp or hair. Worst of all is the shade depictions. L'Oreal does a bad job at what should be SUPER simple: properly labeling the shade undertones. I never knew what I would really get when I used these. If you've been dying your hair for a while: I'd rec going to sally beauty and buying individual dyes/developers. It gives you a lot more freedom to customize what you need. This isn't that hard if you can grasp the concept of undetones and hair levels (how light/dark the starting shade is & what you want). Regardless of which route you go, any DIY hair coloring does require some general knowledge. For those of you who are new or maybe just want boxed dye for the convenience: there are better ones on the market than this.I won't repurchase.
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on 5/29/2018 5:03:00 PM
More reviews by Meggymoo1984
Skin: Sensitive, Fair, Not Sure
Hair: Brunette, Other, Other
I thought this was a lovely product. The conditioner that comes with the pack is great and it does a good job zapping greys. I would not repurchase it, however, as I think Coloursilk by Revlon is just as good but is much cheaper. Nevertheless, home dye is not particularly expensive (in any brand) and those of us committed to eradicating greys have to do it fairly often. Everyone’s hair is different. The only way to figure out what works best for you is try different products and make up your own mind.
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on 3/27/2018 11:19:00 AM
More reviews by katmae24
Skin: Sensitive, Fair-Medium, Warm
Hair: Brunette, Straight, Fine
Reviewing the color Light Ash brown - NO NO NO.I put this on for about 10 minutes - I don't like to go longer than that for my light brown hair because most ash brown box hair dye tends to run darker than you'd like if you go too long? Well, this stuff was RED RED RED. This is not, in any way, shape or form - ASH BROWN. Ash is supposed to be GREEN undertoned. Not red. It's supposed to reduce brassy tones in your hair. My hair was ashier BEFORE I put this crap on it. Never again. I always split my hair color into 2 uses because 1 is too much for my hair - and I just tossed the rest. Never again.
on 11/6/2017 7:19:00 AM
More reviews by spaflam
Skin: Dry, Fair, Cool
Hair: Brown, Wavy, Fine
I no longer color my hair at home, but Excellence has been around for.eh.ver and back in the day it was a safe, low cost alternative. Decent gray coverage (although back then I had no gray and used this recreationally). Comes in a variety of shades - I tend to choose red or warm toned browns.No issues.Not too runny - and did not stain my shower (all good.)CHEAP!!!!!
on 10/27/2017 1:19:00 PM
More reviews by vlicki
Skin: Acne-prone, Fair-Medium, Not Sure
Hair: Blond, Straight, Fine
Wow, I just went from light brown to middle blonde using tis product! I had been dying my hair light auburn brown for several years with semi permanent colours and I never thought I could really go lighter without visiting a hair dresser or at least bleech my hair and then colour it. Finally I decided to try just to get rid of the brassy redish colour that I had gotten tired of and try an ashy shade. I bought 8.1 light ash blonde and I could hardly believe my eyes but now I look like (or at least very close to) I did before I ever dyed my hair! I have a wonderfully neutral medium blonde (as I was kind of reddish brown before I suppose, it,s not very ashy but natural) and I feel like myself again. Thank you LÓréal!
on 6/17/2017 10:06:00 PM
More reviews by Cantrence
Skin: Other, Fair-Medium, Not Sure
Hair: Black, Other, Other
I bought this hair dye from researching online and reading reviews. I was looking for a drugstore hair dye that has a good color pay off and not so damaging to the hair and at the same time something that isn't too expensive. The color pay off in this is great but it damaged my hair really bad. I air dry it after washing my hair is very very dry im heartbroken. I tried a hair dye from sallys beauty before the price wasn't too far off from this but it wasn't as drying and damaging as what this did to my hair. My hair already grew out and had a haircut from that dye so my hair pretty much as a virgin hair again. This hair dye really breaks my heart I hope I can salvage and heal this hair again. No I won't buy this product or recommend this. Buy one at Sallys beauty. It's better qualityEdit:After 3 days of dyeing my hair it actually had a good shine now I did however put some coconut oil for 20mins and rinse it after that probably help the dryness. My hair isn't as straw like feel now. So color at your own risk with this one
3 of 3 people found this helpful.
on 4/24/2017 8:34:00 AM
More reviews by Moonwitch
Age: 56 & Over
Hair: Blond, Other, Other
I am reviewing L'Oréal Excellence 8.1 natural ash blonde.My hair was almost exactly the shade in the middle description on the box.The product was easy to use, didn't smell too awful,no stinging and the conditioner was nice.My hair feels in good condition after using BUT there is very little colour difference , the small amount of greys I had are still noticeable.I didn't have high hopes of an exact match that they forecast, but hoped it might lighten one or two shades.Also I wouldn't describe the colour as ash, in fact in daylight my hair has a sort of goldy/bronzey tone to it.All in all I'm disappointed with this product, and I'm still on the hunt for one that does what it says on the box!
4 of 4 people found this helpful.
on 4/6/2017 12:42:00 PM
More reviews by sarah177
Age: 18 & Under
Skin: Acne-prone, Fair, Cool
Hair: Blond, Straight, Medium
I used this is A- Very light blonde, i had horrible yellow strips from a bleach job and needed something to correct it, and this product did the job. It came out a very light nice blonde. Will repurchase
on 7/21/2016 10:00:00 PM
More reviews by bitchfork
Hair: Red, Wavy, Fine
The italian version of Preference creme's box is quite different but I guess the formula is the same, so here's my experience with the colour 743 (in Italy, a blonde copper).As a years long dyed copper red head, this one was the colour I reached more often for, as I could find it almost in every decent drugstore for a reasonable price (9 euros I think?). It's not the bright copper I wished to achieve, but in shortage of better options in town this was the one in multiple occasions (for better copper colours I had to wait for a Russian local shop to replenish their offer from Russia, and oh how amazing it was, 3 euros for extremely beautiful and quality results). I always had to bleach before using, otherwise it wouldn't have appeared on my brown hair. On the roots it didn't give the best result, as they bleach better than the other parts so it looked like a neon yellow with copper undertones - yikes! Only experience made me understand I had to insist on the roots before colouring the remaining hair. The colour brightness itself lasted about a month, then it became dull and light, almost pale pink. But regrowth was a thing, so I could fight this problem just colouring every month. It's a great great great product overall, it does an excellent job with no effort. If you're looking for a low mantenaince colour, you should watch somewhere else, as reds wouldn't work for you AT ALL - it can really last no more than 2 months, so be ready to have terrible hair if you don't take proper care of it. :)
on 3/5/2016 12:20:00 PM
More reviews by Jackelynamber
I love this hair color !! I had been highlighting my medium brown hair for years and wanted a change . Three of my kids have auburn hair and it's gorgeous so I decided I wanted a reddish brown color . I picked up the 6rb at cvs ( light reddish brown ) it's completely gorgeous and natural looking . Nice balance of reddish and gold tones , I really hope they never discontinue it !! I also love the creamy consistency while applying and the comb applicator is nice !
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