”A semi-permanent hair colour in 13 seamless shades, from soft pastels to intense vivids.”
Well, hello and welcome back <3
L’Oréal Paris Colorista Washout Lilac hair dye was bought semi impulsively. I was looking to tone my hair, since I recently went from red back to blonde and you know, that was a challenge. Blonde hair in general requires heaps of upkeep and regular visits at the salon in order to keep it looking, well, NOT like you DIYed it. Anyhow. Purple shampoo wasn’t doing the job anymore and I was ready to look into something else, more powerful.
L’Oréal Colorista Washout Lilac was around 99SEK in my local Åhlens, yet I saw the prices range from 79 to 99SEK. So, what does L’Oreal claim?
”L’Oréal Paris Colorista Washout Lilac fades gradually over 1-2 weeks so you can switch and change your hair colour whenever you want.
Based on Chroma-Cream technology in a conditioning hair-mask base, it softly colours your hair while caring at the same time.
Colorista Washout Lilac washes out gradually, shampoo after shampoo.”
Alrighty. I’m no hair dresser but I have been dyeing my own hair for years now and feel like I understand the colour theory quite well. That’s why I dare put my own hair through it. If anything goes wrong, well, at least is only my own head 🙂
There is no mixing the colour and developer and all that jazz. The dye comes mixed in the tube and because it’s a level one hair dye (it washes out) you can most commonly apply it directly from the packaging. The important part to any pastel colour showing up is well pre-lightened hair. At least level 8, I would say. You can see my BEFORE hair in the fourth picture. My hair ranges anywhere from lvl 7 to 10, so we have that covered.
I dumped the colour randomly in my hair, focusing mostly on the ends, pulling some strands up as I went. Nothing too complex or exact. I left it on for 15-25 minutes (honestly, I kinda forgot about it *shrug*) and this is what came out. Very light, very pastel, nothing intimidating. I wrapped my hair in a bun and the next day I had some fun curls. Also, my hair smelled like heaven <3 L'Oreal states that you could mix and match different shades to customise your hair colour. Why not, have fun with it, it washes out. At the end of the day, it's just hair 🙂