Today’s post is a colouring post (I know how you all love those), here are my thoughts on the L’Oreal Excellence Creme in 8.1 Natural Ash Blonde.
Now my blog is mostly known for colouring posts, in fact my most search items are hair products and often colourants. If I do use something I haven’t before I usually try and get a review up as if you are like me and like to see before and after pics when someone has used a product and can’t find them its truly annoying!
Here is some information on the L’Oreal Excellence Creme in 8.1 Natural Ash Blonde…
Advanced triple care crème colour.
Natural-looking multi-tonal colour that’s true to you. For a beautifully blended colour that compliments your natural look without a grey in sight.
New bigger conditioner.
Excellence leaves hair feeling strengthened, protected, and replenished for up to 6 weeks of intensive colour care.
So, my aim with this colour was to rid my root area of the lovely auburn shade it was pulling after the brown had been washed and removed from my hair (I used Vitamin C to do this, if you want to know how its done – click here). The hair dye was only being applied to my root area and about 1-2″ down the hair shaft. As my roots were a base 7 and my ends a base 8, it would even out the colour to a more golden tone and a gradual appearance of dark blonde to medium blonde, so a subtle ombre.
As with all my colouring posts, if you choose to copy what I’ve done you may not get the same results. I cannot be help responsible for what you do to your hair and the results. Always strand test and sensitivity test (VERY IMPORTANT) and if in doubt, see a hair dresser! Right with the disclaimer said and done, let’s get to it shall we.
Here is my starting colour, as you can see I look like I’m sporting a scary bouffant! In reality my hair had been damp and in a messy bun. Hopefully you can see the roots are slightly warmer than the ends. The Excellence Creme was applied to dry hair as stated per the instructions, it was left for 20 minutes and then lightly combed down the hair shade and left a further 5 minutes. My hair was then rinsed thoroughly, conditioned with the Excellence Conditioner from the box and then dried.
The results, a golden dark blonde, dare I saw Bronde? This gradually faded into my ends which were a medium golden blonde with a hint of honey. Just excuse my flat hair, I’d let this dry naturally and hadn’t done a thing to it!
Over all, I’d done exactly what I had set out to achieve and was pleased with the result. Having used Excellence Creme before from L’Oreal I knew my hair would feel good after and be nice and glossy, which it was. I was really pleased with the results and my hair colour was a lot more wearable. Do remember, if you are playing colour over previously coloured hair (Even if you have used a colour remover), it will go darker than the colour result on the box.