So, I’ve had this box of L’Oreal Preference Glam Bronde No.4 sat in my bathroom for too long (I believe it was sent to me, but in complete honesty can’t remember!) and decided on a total whim today to give it a go. So, here is my full review on the product with before, during and after photos, plus how easy it is to actually do yourself.
Here is a little information on the L’Oreal Preference Glam Bronde No.4…
As glamourous as a brunette, as beautiful as a blonde, it’s the Glam Bronde look. Bronde is the latest fashionable shade between a brunette and a blonde, achieved by adding blonde layers at the stroke of a brush. Preference new Glam Bronde kit combines lightening crème technology with a nourishing conditioner giving optimal lightening and luminous hair. Glam Bronde No 4 is made for brown to light brown hair.
Now I am using Kit no4 which is actually for light brown to brown hair (Yes random range there) and I would have been better using no3, however 4 is what I had in the house and I am a bit gung ho when it comes to colouring. I’ve not bleached my hair in a while, but bare in mind I am going over previously bleached hair (Even if there is tint over the top of it), this hair is more porous and likely to take the lifting a lot lighter. As always do a sensitivity test first when colour 48 hours before (Especially with a lifting product as it can cause nasty burns if you are sensitive) and obviously a strand test to make sure your hair can take it.
I’ve actually attached a video (All be it a promotional one from L’Oreal) to show you how to do it. And that’s exactly what I did. You apply the mixture to the 3 ‘prongs’ of the comb and starting lightly near the roots (Although not right at the roots otherwise it won’t look natural) wipe it down the hair being a little more heavy handed towards the mid lengths and ends.
Separating your hair into 2 sections from forehead to nape means you will get the back a little easier too. Once you’ve got it on your hair, leave for desired lifting time (25-45 minutes) and then check a strand to see if you have desired lift (I would probably go by your strand test in honesty). Then rinse applying the conditioning shampoo and you are done.
I also added a conditioning masque after, mainly as it was bleach and I wanted to give my hair a little tlc after.
*Please note in the before pictures I still have 4 tape in extensions in my hair, hence the front looking longer than in the after pictures.
The results were A LOT lighter than I was expecting even going over bleach and especially as this is with only 20 minutes developing. I should add my hair lifts really easily and remember it was only 5 months ago I was platinum. You may not get the same amount of lift as I have achieved because of this so bare that in mind. However, I would think you should get at least 2-3 shades of lift within the 45 minute maximum application time. I also would say that if you have long hair, you may need more than one box although it will depend on how ‘heavy’ you want the bayalage to be. Especially if you want the ends more ombre. I only needed 1 box and there was still a good 1/4 of the product left in the bottle. The comb is amazing! Super clever and I will be keeping that for future usage.
Over all, it looks really good and was so easy to do. I know being a hairdresser people think it comes easy to you naturally, but when doing your own hair it can be a bit trickier. However this was really simple and even if you did get a mate to help you would still get that lighter bronde shade (Or in my case, blonde). Damage wise, it is a bleach lightening powder and cream, its going to damage your hair (Hence me saying about a strand test), but it was no worse than other lightening products I’ve used and my hair didn’t have any breakage etc. If fact it wasn’t that dry after at all even before adding a conditioning masque. So, yes I am pleased.
I would recommend this kit and do like the results. I would suggest getting a toning shampoo (Purple/Silver one, I’d reviewed lots, my favourite is the Schwarzkoph Bonacure one, see review here) as it will help get rid of the brassiness if it does lift up a lot like mine did.
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Lots of Love,