I’ve recently decided to go back to my natural hair colour, after many many years of colouring. Lately, I’ve had my hair half vibrant red for approximately 3 years. Red being a really hard colour to maintain I had to do my permanent colour, containing peroxide, every 3 months and a semi permanent colour [Crazy Color in Fire] every month. I did not bleach my hair but the colour still needed to be used with peroxyde so they still were a little bit bleached.
My hair when I just coloured it.
My hair after 5 Months of not colouring it
I’ve been colouring my hair since I was 14, and they’ve gone through dark blue, platinium blond, jet black to reddish pink. I finally decided a few weeks earlier to go back to my real hair colour, but because of the bleach and the red colour, I needed to colour them to go back to natural . . . Am I clear ?
My natural hair colour is a really dark chestnut with slightly red undertones on the top and proeminent red undertone on the bottom. Choosing the hair dye I would use was really hard because I was afraid of getting a colour too light, which meant having to do my roots [which would ruin my intentions] or getting a colour too dark and loosing my natural red undertones.
I finally came up with L’Oréal Mousse Absolue in 500. I was affraid of getting a result that would be dull and a lack of shading but the result was absolutely amazing. I got back my real hair colour.
Here is a how the box look like, the packaging looks really nice and classy.
And here is what you find inside of it :
- A notice [nothing special about it]
- Your colouring tool [You only have to shake it to activate the product, no more mixing !]
- Enough hair mask for 6 weeks ! ! [that is so much considering what you usually get]
- A reusable and washable tip [ ! ]
- Two pair [2 !] of black super comfy and cool gloves
First, let me tell you about the quantity. My hair are super duper long. They go down to my waist while « long » hair are usually concidered as ending at the top of the chest, after your shoulders. It was said on the box that you could have two full applications of the colour with one box for short hair [since it is reusable, I mean … What ? Re-u-sa-ble ? That’s so damn cool !] and one application for long hair. Having very long hair I bought two boxes. Each of them being approximately 15Euros [which at first I found expensive], that is a total of more than 30Euros to get my hair done at home.
Then I oppened the box and found out about the mask and understood why the box was pricy. Even if you’re supposed to test the product for 48H hours, I did not, since I’ve been colouring my hair for 7 years every three month but I do recommend testing the product. The product was really easy to prepare and my Mom is the one who applied it a first. She found it pretty easy to use but thought it would even be better with a colouring brush, then she started panicating because, as the mousse was white, the colour wouldn’t show at first and I continued colouring my hair myself. So I put on one of those pair of gloves, which are really comfy [hopefully there was two of them since my Mom used one !]. The mousse texture was really easy to apply. I used the whole bottle on my hair and wasn’t short on it, there was just enough product to do my WHOLE head, even though the lengh of my hair !
I have a sensitive scalp and did not feel any itches at all [not even a tiny little as it usually happens when you go to the hair dresser]. Let it sit for 30 minutes. Rince it clear [by the way, the water ends up to finally turn clear which is pretty rare, or maybe I’m just to use to take RED BLOOD BATH because of my usual hair colour ..]. Apply the mask, rince it. And TADAAAAAAAAAAM. My hair looked amazing. They have a really healthy shine, the colour looks absolutely as my real hair colour would. My colour did not loose these red undertones, even on the top.
And here is the result:
The lightening obviously makes the hair appear more or less red/light, but the point is, there is no more dark brunette -> orange demarcation anymore.
- Amazing colour, lots of shading
- Looks really natural
- Re-u-sa-ble / Enough quantity for super long hair
- Great hair mask in the box
- Really easy to use
- OK for sensitive scalp
- Expensive [15Euros, but worth it]
- Care of the fumes of the mousse ! As it is not a liquid product, it does have fumes that can be dangerous for your eyes, so make sure to not approach them near to your eyes.
Hope you enjoyed this review : )
PS: All the pictures are mine for once : D