Colouring my hair with L’oreal Casting Creme Gloss in shade 532
I was thinking about going darker for a while now. Since dyeing my hair red last year, and getting it back to blonde, my hair has been giving me some trouble. Maintaining a nice blonde shade after putting it through so much is hard and I was honestly never really happy with my blonde tone since. I have been leaving my own hair to grow out for the last 7 months and it didn’t look as I wanted it to look.
I decided to use L’Oreal Paris Casting Creme Gloss since I have such a light base and I was going darker, I didn’t need as much strength (Casting Creme Gloss is a lvl 2 – demi permanent hair dye). Picking the shade was tricky. I know the hair coloring theory and I knew I needed to ”fill” my hair before colouring it dark. That means adding red pigment to it first which is the pigment you naturally took out when you were lightening your hair with bleach. If you don’t fill your blonde, your brown might take on a shade of green (opposite colour of red) and you really don’t want that. I skipped the medium step of colouring my hair red and I picked a final shade, that has red tones in it, again, to counteract the potential green. I picked a gorgeous chocolate shade and I honestly love it.
L’Oreal Paris Casting Creme Gloss claims the following:
• Glossy shine
• Natural looking color
• Color lasts up to 28 shampoos
• Covers Grey
• Delicate fragrance
• Non- permanent
Firstly, the colour smells divine. No unpleasant smell, the texture (thickness) is just runny enough so it doesn’t drip. I made sure that I sectioned my hair precisely and I combed through all sections to make sure the colour applied evenly. My hair is medium thickness but it is very long, so I used 3 boxes just to make absolutely sure that everything is even and no blonde peaks out. One of my tips when going darker would definitely be to make sure that you have enough hair dye. It’s better you have leftover than needing more but not having it. Make sure your hair is very well saturated, don’t skimp on buying an extra box and don’t skimp when applying colour. It will show in the end result and when the colour is fading.
On the pictures you can see how my hair was before and how it is now, after dying it with L’Oreal Paris Casting Creme Gloss. You can see how my hair is without and treatments, no oils, just air dried. My hair feels really, really smooth and it smells amazing. The colour ended up a tad darker than I expected (”chocolate light brown”) but it will definitely wash out a lot, since my hair was so light and it’s not a permanent hair dye. So far I’m really enjoying it. I had to rethink how I do my makeup a bit and it allows me not to be so careful with the shades I choose. A new mental process for me 🙂 You will definitely be able to see how it washes out in my next posts, or visit my Facebook page AlexVonBlue .