I know how you love my hair dye posts, today I have a review for you on L’Oreal Castings Golden Honey 730. It’s time to go a little more darker. This post is for the girls wanting to be BRONDE (The sun-kissed blonde/brown caramel, butterscotch colour)!
Here’s a little information about L’Oreal Castings Creme Gloss…
L’Oreal Casting Creme Gloss gives hair a glossy and natural look, full of visible shimmering tones. It’s as if your colour comes alive.
During colouring, the patented conditioning complex helps protect the hair fibre, inside and out, for voluptuous hair and exceptional softness.
After colouring, the Nutri-Shine conditioner with Aloe Vera and Green Tea enhances the shine of your colour until the next time you colour.
Being as obsessive as I am about my hair and easily bored, permanent isn’t always the best way to go when its time colour your hair. I change my hair colour frequently and I think my blog shows this. Although I know I’m not happy being super light blonde I also know I’m not quite ready to leave my blonde behind just yet. Step forward L’Oreal Castings Creme Gloss range, a non permanent colour range which lasts up to 28 washes. These are more of a Quasi dye, which means they will last a while. Often there is staining with some of their more intense colours to the hair, but ultimately they shouldn’t really leave you with regrowth and should fade naturally.
What are my expectations?
To take my hair a little darker – maybe 1-2 shades darker (I’m currently a golden blonde of a base 9/10 light to very light)
To keep the condition of my hair which is really good at present
To add gloss and shine
To add deeper golden tones
The shade 730 explained – For those who want to know a Base 7 is a dark blonde and the 30 represents a strong ‘gold’ tone (the 3) with no secondary colour (the 0).
The L’Oreal Castings Creme Gloss cololurants are much like most hair dyes and come with the following;
Tube of Colour (Non Ammonia Formula), Tube of Developer, A plastic tip, Conditioner and Gloves.
You may also find it handy to have a wide tooth comb (To comb through the mixture on your hair for even application), old tee or top (As its easier than using a towel to prevent colour getting on your clothes), couple of sectioning clips (Butterfly/Bulldog clips or even a pair of hairbands to help keep the hair out of the way while colouring) and a sponge or cotton wool (Very handy to clean face or hairline after application and get rid of colour you may have gotten on your skin).
I’m not going to go through the instructions as this is much like most hair dyes. You apply this to WET towel dried hair (Which has NOT been washed, just wet). I left the colour on 20 minutes and applied the colour all over my hair (Bar a few sections I am not colouring to give a bayalage effect through my layers on top).
With all that in mind, here are my findings of using L’Oreal Castings Creme Gloss in Golden Honey 730…
The coverage is really good even on grey hair. If you have a sprinkling – I’m talking 5%.
Its multi-tonal. Meaning, it looks more natural on your hair if its different tones and shades (Obviously this colour will not lighten your hair, but it can tone and darken).
It left my hair really shiny and glossy.
It gave me a nice medium/dark blonde shade with golden tones.
Anything I didn’t like?
I have never liked the conditioner that comes with this colourant, so in honesty I use something else. I just find it does nothing for my hair and makes my scalp itchy.
1 thing I will add which will interest some of you, if you are a light/medium blonde wanting to achieve that ‘bronde’, caramel, butterscotch, sunkissed brown/blonde shade that so many people want to achieve (Think Jennifer Aniston, Lauren Conrad and Blake Lively a few years back), this colour will probably get you there! What’s better it will wash out, so if you don’t like it, its not forever!
You can purchase L’Oreal Castings range from Boots, Superdrug and many supermarkets. Its retails around £6.49 (This is what mine cost in Boots) but currently is on offer at Superdrug on a 2 for £10.00. There are 37 shades (I believe) at present and they are often adding to this range.