Review: L'Oreal Casting Crème Gloss Hair Colour

Wednesday, 10 October 2012

Ciao Bella's!! Over the past two years I have been giving my hair a real dyes, drying hair naturally as much as possible and trying not to use any heat and so far I have been pretty successful! My hair has been feeling stronger, healthier and is growing more! But I have started to notice a couple of grey hairs and even though the condition of my hair has improved I was feeling abit fed up with the boring flat tone of my hair so I decided it was time for a change!

I have very thin hair and am very careful about products I use so I knew I wanted a colourant which would be gentle on my hair (well as gentle as a colourant can be anyway). After scoping out all the different boxes in Hair Colour section at Boots I decided to go with L'Oreal Casting Crème Gloss in 454 Chocolate Brownie mainly because it free fr
om Ammonia and contains Royal jelly so I figured it would help to condition my hair during the process. Also the promise of 'shimmering colour' and 'intensely conditioning for satin soft, voluptuous hair' clinched it for me! How could I say no to that!

I wanted a shade which was still dark like my own hair but would give me a rich brown tone and make it look shiny so I opted for 454 Chocolate Brownie. Looking at the colour chart it looked good but we all know that colour charts are never really accurate.

L'Oreal Claim:
Casting Crème Gloss is the perfect hair colour for women who prize quality and care over everything else. It is a no ammonia hair colourant that gives your hair rich, visibly shimmering tones and a stunning glossy shine. Enriched with Royal Jelly, a naturally occurring substance known for its rare nutritive and rejuvenating quality, Casting Crème Gloss ensures that post colouring hair is left revitalized with a glossy shine. Its crème formula contains a special patented conditioning complex that helps protect the hair fibre inside and out for exceptionally soft voluptuous hair. It is easy to apply, takes just 20 minutes and comes in a do-it-yourself kit which saves unnecessary trips to the salon. The delicate fragrance makes colouring a luxurious treat! It delivers on every aspect, quite like the modern woman.

My thoughts:
This kit was extremely easy to use. You just have to squeeze the tube of colourant into the plastic bottle, shake thoroughly and its ready to apply. The precise nozzle made it apply and I didn't find that the formula dripped once it was in my hair which is good because the last thing you want is colourant dripping down your neck. It doesn't have a strong nasty scent and best of all it only takes 20 minutes to develop. I left it on my hair for about 10 mins longer just because I was in the middle of something at the time. After I washed the colour out I used the conditioner provided which was really lovely and contained enough product to last a couple of washes.

Overall I was pleased with the result. It didn't change my colour too much which is what I wanted but just gave it a subtle sheen and warmth. My hair didn't feel dry afterwards, in fact it actually did feel really soft and healthy which is a huge tick in my book. I think the only point which it didn't quite deliver was making my hair feel voluptuous but like I mentioned my hair is quite thin so it never really feels very voluptuous! lol

This is semi-permanent colour which L'Oreal say lasts upto 28 shampoos. I first applied the colour just under two months ago and I can still see the colour visable in my hair today and still covering the couple grey hairs I have. Its obviously not as vivid as it was on day one but I'm pretty impressed with it considering in theory it should have faded out completely a long time ago.

Check out my sexy PJs! lol

In summary...
Product is easy to apply
Only needs 20 mins to develop
No harsh scents
Contains NO Ammonia!
Hair felt soft and shiny
Colour lasted much longer than expected for a semi-permanent colourant

I'm really impressed with L'Oreal Casting Crème Gloss and would definitely recommend it.

L'Oreal Casting Crème Gloss is priced at £6.49 at Boots and Superdrug in the UK and around Rs499 on UrbanTouch
If you are new to home hair colour kits and would like some further information, L'Oreal India have created some FAQ which you can read here.
You can also visit their Facebook page and take their 'My Hair My Colour' quiz to help you pick a shade. Click here to take the quiz.

Cherry Lane xoxo

Top Tip: If you put some Vaseline on your hairline and ears it will create a barrier stopping the colourant from staining your skin.

Disclaimer: I purchased this product with my own money and all views are my honest opinion.


  1. Thats enough change in the hair color to get noticed !! I neeeddd to try this out :D

  2. I was planning to higlight my hair for a very long time but I couldn't find electric blue hair color anywhere in India :(
    Coming to your post, I think your hair looks much more shiny and healthier than before :)

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