Reviews for Casting Crème Gloss by L'Oreal Paris
Rating: Jan 31, 2013 3:42pm
fab semi permanent
The casting creme gloss is the best semi permanent you will ever use at home.
The box is compact and the ingredients all come together nicely- instructions are clear and it's very easy to use. You cant make a mistake- it also comes with protective gloves.
The colours are very true to the box, although it won't lighten your hair.
It's easy and simple to put through your hair and leave- plus it hardly drips and there is no mess left. It's simple to dispose of too.
The colour always looks shinny and smooth. It covers Grey's perfectly, and not a mistake in sight. This leaves the hair really shinny and smooth.
The colour fades gradually- allowing for the natural look. It lasts about 8 weeks.
A great product- easy smooth and vibrant.
Rating: Oct 26, 2012 1:51pm
Fab semi-permanent colour
This is a terrific product if you're looking for a non-permanent colouring option that skips the ammonia. Colours are true to the box, it goes on well, doesn't drip (too much) & hair afterwards is shiny & full of gorgeous colour. Does a great job with grey coverage too & lasts a good 6 weeks before needing to recolour. I've used this numerous times & always been very happy with the results
Rating: Aug 13, 2012 3:15am
Pigmented, CARING and super easy to use.
This hairdye is THE hairdye for those who want to 'touch up' or add some life into their hair by injected a little colour for an easy pick me up.
The colour turns out glossy, shiny and hair isn't dry, dead or frail.
The conditioner it comes with is amazing as well. From memory, these are semi-permanent!
Rating: Aug 11, 2012 11:57am
Very smooth creme gloss
I used this in colour blue black for my hair and unfortunately the colour didnt come through my asian black hair. However, the creme gloss that came with it consistently kept my hair glossy and quite smooth - Since my hair was too dark for the product, I'm only giving it an average score
Rating: Jul 29, 2012 11:24am
leaves your hair feeling silky soft
The actual colour wasn't very impressive but as for the formulae I found this hair colour to be the best one I have used for the health of my hair. It didn't damage it at all and left it so shiny and soft it was amazing
Rating: Jul 6, 2012 1:11pm
Casting Colour - Caramel
I have used this brand on and off for years. But i have found that the last few times that the colour really hasnt taken to my hair, and hasnt lasted long at all. Its disappointing because I love this colour, and cant find one as nice in another brand.
Not sure if I will keep using or give it the flick!
Rating: May 14, 2012 7:02pm
Didn't change my color. I used 454 brownie.
I bought this dye because i'd heard so many good reviews. I liked how this didn't smell to strong like other hair colors. It was very easy to spread thought my hair & there was heeps of mixture left towards the end (even though i have thick hair). When i rinsed it & blowdried my hair i found that it didn't really change my dark brown hair color (about a 7 on the color level), i could only see color on the roots & that was in direct sunlight. my hair still turned out very shiny & healthy looking.
Rating: May 12, 2012 7:24pm
Love love love
I have been using this for the last 5 years! It's the best and absolutely unbeatable. super easy to use and you can't go wrong! I use ebony black to achieve an eve tone black shade and it's so beautiful and glossy! Not so much of a fan of the smell though :( but that's the only downside for me and I'm willing to put up with it! will keep continuing to use <3
Rating: May 11, 2012 10:09am
Easy to use
This was really easy to use. I used the blonde colour but it came up a lot darker than I expected. I might use this again if I was going for a darker colour than blonde.
Rating: May 2, 2012 3:41pm
Beautiful glossy colour
I've used this product so many times and I really love it
I recommend that you use it to go to a darker shade than your current colour rather than the other way around because it does not work well in lightening your hair.
This product is very easy to use and apply on your hair. If you are like me and have thick hair or if you have long hair then you will probably need to use two packets to cover it all.
The product smells great when it is applied and the conditioner works wonders in making your hair beautifully soft and shiny after colouring.
The colour lasts for a month before you need to re-colour.
Overall, I highly recommend this product and will be purchasing it again in the future.
Rating: Apr 29, 2012 12:53pm
Followed the instructions to the letter but it didn't do much for my hair...
This product made my hair look healthy and shiny, but it didn't change the colour. I might try it again in a much lighter shade and see if that makes a visible difference. Even so, I would still recommend this. It smells okay, easy to use, shimmery tones and doesn't damage my hair too much.
Rating: Jan 16, 2012 9:17am
Rich Colour on a Budget
I bought this product in 645 Amber and I actually think this is pretty good - my hair looks rich with an auburn red and lots of shine. It's looking healthier and grey coverage is good. It is now three weeks on and the colour has faded a bit at the top but it's still looking pretty good. At the end of the day this is one of the best home dyes I've ever used and reasonably priced too.
Rating: Nov 12, 2011 3:34pm
Glossy Black colour :)
Remember to put the gloves on really early on (I came so close to colouring my hands!)
Put moisturiser along your hairline, forehead and ears so stray colour washes off quickly afterwards. (shampoo helps with that too)
Rating: Oct 3, 2011 6:26pm
Easy application and colours came out really well. Looks good under the sun .. definitely something i will re-purchase again. 10 dollars product vs salon price.. will definitely recommend to anyone else.
Rating: Aug 14, 2011 9:43pm
Glosscars Best in Beauty - Hair
I have used this product several times…. twice on my own hair (to lighten/highlight my hair), twice on my sister (to lighten her hair as well) and another time on my other sister (to darken her hair) so I am very accustom to the casting crème gloss range. And let me tell you right now, if I didn’t 100% like and trust this product then I would not have used it ever again or have used it on my sisters hair.
I was first introduced to the beauty of the L’Oreal Paris Casting Crème Gloss a while ago when beautyhevaen had a trial test for blondes.
I was super excited to try out this product as I didn’t really know much about how hair colour but the fact that this product is ammonia free is a great positive for me and its not a permanent solution so if the colour doesn’t turn out as you hoped, you shouldn’t be too disappointed…
I am a natural blonde (like my two sister) but over the years the natural colour seems to dull down and really lose its shine so I was determined to put some life bake into it. I ended up choosing the colour: 801 Silky Blonde as I was looking for something that wouldn’t be too noticeable but would lift the colour of my natural hair. But for one of my sisters, she was looking for a completely different look and chose a black colour which I did for her.
The box it comes in is really helpful and has basically all the information on it to help you along every step of the way. If you are a first timer at dying your hair then this pack will give you ever bit of confidence you need to pull off a professional job.
Although, I would highly suggest getting some help if you are not confident and if it is your first time to a D.I.Y. I did my sisters hair and she did mine as it was both our first time. The pack comes with a pull out instructions and rubber gloves and all other necessities.. I have quite long hair so it was defiantly a huge help having someone else do it for you while you watch in the mirror to make sure the hair is completely covered right from the roots down to the ends. And one pack covered the entire length of my hair with such ease, if you have shorter hair though you still want to be sure to use every last bit of the product.. There was no stinging or irritation with this product and it foamed up well so it was easy to tell where the hair had been coloured.
The bottle in which you mix the colorante in is so easy to use and comes with a nozzle head that allows you to get right into the roots of your hair. The box also has a little cut out hole so when you are mixing the liquids it is like having an extra set of hands so if you are doing this yourself it is very simple. After the dye is left in the hair for 20 minutes, you rinse off in the shower and then apply an enhancing shine conditioner that is included in the pack… That conditioner will last about 4-5 washes and it is a very strong but sweet smelling conditioner that will leave your hair feeling soft for days after use. Also I had so many people telling me my hair smelt amazing.
After completely drying the hair with a hair dryer you can see the full results I was very happy with the results, they weren’t anything spectacular but it did lighter my hair about one or two tones lighter. Normally you don’t really notice much change to your hair anyway so I didn’t tell anyone I was doing it and they all commented on how much brighter my hair appeared so I would say it did the job. It really gave life back to my dull and messy hair and added an extra shine to it.
I dyed my sisters hair from blonde to black and it came up lovely and shiny with surprising fabulous results for an at-home solution. A little tip: use vasaline around ears, forehead and neck and ALWAYS wear the gloves otherwise you will have stained skin for the next few days. Also make sure you place plenty of old towels around as it does end up getting on the chair and drips on the floor if your not careful, and with a darker colour formula you really do notice it.
Rating: Aug 13, 2011 6:46pm
Super easy to use
I have dyed my hair dark shades so many times that the ends went black i have since bleached it back to a lighter shade of red brown. I now use non permanent hair colours so i dont have the same issue again. I used to use this to help blend in my roots when i did use permanent colours.
The shades available are gorgeous and should please just about everyone. I used the black cherry shade and found that it went darker in my hair than on the box but i was still happy with the result. The colour wont last up to 28 shampoos like the packet says which i was expecting but is still disappointing, the colour lasts about 3-4 shampoos in my dry hair.
I have very long hair and still use only 1 packet of hair colour.
The formula is fairly liquidy so make sure you are ready to clean up spills and wear a disposable shower cap if you are worried about making a mess
Rating: Aug 10, 2011 11:01pm
Amazing colour and glossy locks :)
I choose this hair colour to use because I wanted something semi-permanent and that was not going to be bad for my hair, so with this colour containing no ammonia I thought it was perfect . I also wanted to be able to do it at home for a low cost. Before using this product I had never dyed my hair before so I was hoping it would be easy. I must say this product definitely was! The instructions were very clear, and it came with absolutely everything you needed, the box even turned into a holder for the dye! The first time I bought this product I used the shade Iced Chocolate (my hair is naturally medium brown ) and I was pleased with the vibrant colour I ended up with, with tones of red through brown. It also came with some nourishing conditioner to use afterwards. I was really impressed with how soft and shiny my hair was in the end! The other thing I loved about this product (and was and still is my main reason for using semi-permanent colour) was it just gradually fades out and best of all is there is no regrowth. I couldn’t say exactly how long the colour lasted because it actually fades out so well that you don’t notice. This was especially noticeable when I used the ‘Dark Chocolate’ shade to dye my hair on another occasion. This shade was much darker than my natural colour but even so it gradually washed out so well that I could not pinpoint a point a point when it had gone, just one day I realised my hair was natural colour again.
I have pretty long hair and there is plenty of product to cover all my hair, in fact sometimes it seems like too much! The whole process doesn’t take very long as once the product is on your hair you only have to wait about 15 mins before rinsing it and using the conditioner then you are done. The only thing I have to say about this product that is negative is I don’t really like the fragrance, it’s kind of florally which I find a bit irritating but it doesn’t bother me that much as I still use it and its only strong during the application process. However I have never used any other hair dye before and from what I have heard this is actually nice for a hair dye as its not chemical or harsh.
I would definitely purchase the L’oreal casting crème gloss again, as I loved the vibrant glossy colour and no regrowth! I think the price is reasonable and if you look around you can usually pick it up on special and save a few dollars. Oh and they also have a great range of colours to pick from (the best range of any non-permanent colour).
Rating: Aug 7, 2011 1:13pm
Change your look!
Love this non-permanent colour as the effect is salon-quality but fades so you can change your look as often as you like and at an affordable price! Gorgeous range of shiny and richly pigmented colours. Doesn't dry out hair and covers greys.
Rating: Aug 6, 2011 9:08pm
I've cast my vote!
I've used this hair dye twice and had stunningly vibrant, smooth and healthy hair every time.
I use this for my black hair which I dye a light brown for a darkish brown. I've used Light brown 600 and Amber 643, both which give my hair a dark brown tint which is gorgeous in the light.
It contains no ammonia so you won't get a nasty shock when you open up the dye, like your convention ones. The provided conditioner makes my hair so silky and soft, i'm always left wanting to buy the full-sized version, if they had one!
Overall, for a product thats under 17 dollars, works well for my dark hair, leaves my hair silky and healthy and doesnt smell bad, this product gets my vote!
Rating: Aug 5, 2011 5:54pm
Easy DIY Hair Colour
I have brought and used this branded hair colour too many times to count. It's one of the top few I regularly buy. I always buy the deep reds/mahongany/deep auburns and find that it gives me great coverage of my greys and will give me 100% coverage for at least 2 full weeks. This may not sound like a long time but my hair grows quite quick, so no colour really lasts forever on my greys. I like that the fumes aren't too heavy and my hair is actually left with a pretty scent for a few days. My hair ends up looking super shiny. It's not affordable for me to visit the hairdressers to keep my hair colour up-to-date, so I must rely on DIY hair colours.
Rating: Jul 26, 2011 1:03pm
Used it loved it, currently go to hairdressers but if your on a buget it is great...a guilt-free hairdye product. great for the hair wont damage. cheap alternative to hairdresser and comes with a fab. treatment that i soaked my hair in and i used it twice as there was so much in the bottle.
Rating: Jul 26, 2011 10:53am
Simply the best!
L'Oreal Casting Creme Gloss deserves the Glosscars for Best In Beauty 2011 because this is by far the best semi permanent hair colour out there. I have been using this since years and very impressed with the results. The fact that it is ammonia free makes it safe for the hair. No harsh chemicals or pungent smell. Rest assured that my hair will not be damaged while I can get the best colour at home!
It is easy to use with simple well explained instructions and there is everything you need in the box. Quick developing time: 20 minutes is a winner for me! The process is simple and relatively mess free. The shade range is great, Iced Chocolate and Mahogany are my favourites!
The little conditioner that comes with it needs a special mention because it is the best conditioner, EVER! It adds life, shine and health to my newly coloured hair, makes the colour more vibrant. It smells simply AWESOME! The people at L'Oreal need to make this in big bottles!
Results: Vibrant colour and superb shine! My hair feels so soft and looks healthy. It gives perfect coverage (I do have a few greys) Overall, it is the best out there!
Rating: Jul 25, 2011 5:03pm
It's easy and it works a treat!
I have used several different shades of this product, most recently an icy blonde shade and this stuff is amazing. It covers most of my grey, doesn't damage my highlights and it makes my hair feel amazing. It's really easy to do as well, and no bad smells.
Rating: Jul 13, 2011 2:44pm
I bought this dye in an attempt to get a vibrant colour without having to permanently dye my hair colour. I get bored with colour very easy so semis are always a better option.
This dye after a few months is still there, a hint of the colour.
I like that though, my hair colour changes a lot now, it fades and I'm left with a new colour.
I have very long thick hair but only bought one packet, I don't know why I usually need 2 boxes when I buy hair dye but this time I just bought the one.
First the packaging is nice and fancy, I like the top of the box I find it much easier to open than other boxes.
Then how everything was packaged, looked nice and good quality.
The instructions were easy and very understandable.
So I got on some old clothes and got started, I didn't bother with Vaseline around my neck and hairline.
The application was easy and it spread nicely, and despite in the past having to buy more than one box this dye was just enough.
I got patches of dye on my head but I didn't mind I was used to it.
I left the dye on my head for about 15 minutes more, dye usually doesn't penetrate my hair as much as it should with the given time on the box.
I washed it with the provided conditioner and in the end it gave me a gorgeous head of red hair.
A nice vibrant red colour, it just sparkled in the sun!
It left my hair a little dry but that was to be expected.
Also the patches on my head and neck washed off very easy.
Overall this dye is great and I think this would be a very good dye for beginners.
I recommend this to anyone even beginners because it's very easy to understand.
Rating: Jun 7, 2011 11:08am
Great glossy colour
If you have lots of grey leave on an extra 10 mins
Rating: Apr 13, 2011 11:54am
This is one of the easiest, best at home hair colourants that i've ever used. And i've used so many different brands.
It's really gentle as it contains no ammonia, and it leaves your hair silky soft no matter how dry and damaged it is (as mine certainly was). I used this in Plum and it made my hair the most gorgeous brunette colour with a tinge of purple.
What I love about this over other products is the mess free application tube. It makes applying the colourant so easy and mess free, I don't get hair colour spots all over my bathroom anymore! There's the perfect amount of colour in the tube to cover hair that is halfway between shoulder length and elbow length. The coverage is excellent, i've never had any issues with parts of my hair not being the same colour as the rest of my hair (which happened quite a lot with other brands). The cream spreads easily throughout all of your hair.
It also smells really nice and fruity, unlike other colourants that smell harsh and full of chemicals. My favourite thing about this product though it how quickly you can apply it. Usually it takes me 30 - 40 minutes to apply hair colour and get it through all of my hair but this only takes 10 - 15 minutes. Again, this is because of the application tube. It's so easy to get the colour out and onto your hair.
The one thing that could be improved is the fragrance in the conditioner. It's really strong and hurts my nose, it's really florally. The conditioner itself is really rich and nourishing though. It leaves my hair so soft and silky (and smells nice and florally for days after use).
As you would expect, the Plum colour doesn't last very long (about a week to a week and a half, depending on how often you wash your hair). However the nice brunette shade leftover doesn't fade. With other colours that aren't so unnatural i'm sure it has better staying power and won't fade.
I'll definitely keep buying this. Even if the purpley colour doesn't last very long, I love the brunette colour (which is a lot coming from me who hated being a natural brunette for years). It's also very affordable and is often on special which makes it even better. Definitely try this one out if you're considering it.
Rating: Mar 22, 2011 9:43am
This is one of the best hair colours that I have ever used. It gives a nice even coverage and doesn't have the nasty smell that most other colours do. It is so quick and easy to use I went from a Redhead to a Brunette in 30 minutes. I also that that it is semi permanent so you can play around with different colours to get the one you like the most. The conditioner that comes with it could be a bit bigger as I have long thick hair there wasn't really enough to do a proper job, which is the only reason that I gave it 4 stars. Overall a great product.
Rating: Feb 27, 2011 6:05pm
Great for dry hair + awesome colour = excellent product
I was keen to dye my hair but it needed a lot more moisture before I could contemplate changing colours again. I decided use Casting Creme Gloss for their ease of use, pleasant smell and colour payoff. The moment I washed the colour out my hair had new life! I felt like new again despite the fact I spent less than $20 on it. Best part also as a 'semi' colour is that it doesn't wash out in the shower or when you shampoo your hair. Super affordable, easy to use and brilliant results! Love love love!
Rating: Feb 25, 2011 5:40pm
Used before, works a treat
Used it loved it, currently go to hairdressers but if your on a buget it is great...a guilt-free hairdye product. great for the hair wont damage. cheap alternative to hairdresser and comes with a fab. treatment that i soaked my hair in and i used it twice as there was so much in the bottle.
Rating: Feb 20, 2011 4:51pm
love love love it!
I have to put rinses through my hair as it takes many years for permanent to wash out. In the past I used the LIVE rinses which were great, but now I think I shall be changing to the Creme Gloss. The colour lasts for at least the 6-8 washes stated with ease. The shine lasts for just as long!!! My sister in law was commenting weeks after I put the colour through on how shiny my hair was.
Rating: Feb 7, 2011 8:55pm
I have tried a fair few do it yourself dyes and I have never been as pleased with the product as I am with the casting creme gloss. I have been using this dye for about 6months now and am so pleased with the results. I also have graying hair and it attaches to my hair very well. I also like that unlike other dyes this one doesn't dye my skin, and the royal jelly conditioner that comes with it smells great and does my hair wonders!
Rating: Feb 6, 2011 2:51pm
I'm not much of a hair colour person, usually I just stick with my normal dark brown colour which I'm happy with. However I felt like abit of a change and decided to put some of Loreal's Auburn colour through to make things abit interesting! Because I already have dark hair it is not an obvious or intense colour change but I can definitely notice a difference and the colour shines beautifully in the light!
The smell is as expected for an at-home dye kit but nothing too strong or horrible. The instructions were clear and easy to use also.
The best part is how smooth and soft my hair felt after washing out the dye! I looved how nourished it felt with just a light shampoo! The next day I still get whiffs of the dye smell, even the day after I get the occasional smell of it when my hair shifts, but it's nothing overwhelming just something I noticed while moving around.
Overall however I'm super happy with the colour payoff and I've noticed in the past that it has lasted for a good month and longer before it begins to lose it's colour. Very good product for the price!
Rating: Jan 28, 2011 11:47am
Quick & Easy
Great Colour withing 20 minutes! This colour is ammonia free so it doesn't have that horrible smell some hair dyes do, its also very easy to apply and really does give you a lovely glossy result.
My hair is both thick and long so I had to use two packets, so that's something to keep in mind. If your hair is thin and or short you would only need the one.
The included conditioner also has enough in there to use again.
Rating: Jan 27, 2011 12:41pm
Great for glossy, natural looking colour
I was a part of the Bh trial on the L’Oreal Paris Casting Crème Gloss for blondes and let me tell you I was super excited to trial this one out…. Firstly the product is ammonia free which is a great positive for me… and its not a permanent solution so if the colour doesn’t turn out as you hoped, you won’t be too disappointed….
We got to choose what shade of colour we would be interested in and I choose the 801 Silky Blonde, when it arrived I was a little nervous as the colour looked quite close to my natural hair colour on the box…
The box it comes in is really helpful and has basically all the information on it to help you along ….
I would suggest getting some help though if you are fairly new to this whole D.I.Y as I am… The pack comes with a pull out instructions and rubber gloves and all other necessities.. I have quite long hair so it was a huge help to have another pair of hands to help completely cover the roots of the hair and massage into the lengths.. and one pack covered the entire length of hair with such ease..
The bottle in which you mix the colorante in is so easy to use and comes with a nozzle head that allows you to get right into the roots of your hair… Leave the dye in the hair for 20 minutes before rising off in the shower. The box also comes with an enhancing shine conditioner which you use after washing the hair dye out and also smells so good.
After completely drying the hair to see the complete results I was happy with the turnout, although they weren’t anything spectacular it did lighter my hair about one tone lighter. You couldn’t really tell I had dyed my hair but the colour gave life to my dull and messy hair and added an extra shine to it.
Great for any first time D.I.Yers as the instructions are so easy to follow and the tools you are supplied with are so simple to use so you really cannot go wrong with this one…
If you’re a bit nervous with hair colour this is a must as it is only semi-permanent and the results turn out great so give it a go!
Rating: Jan 27, 2011 12:34pm
adds shine to dull hair
For a perfect semi-permanent colour fix to your hair, this product is the way to go…
Firstly I want to thank beautyheaven for letting me trail this at home hair colour for the recent trail for blondes… so thank you, thank you, thank you.
I got to trail the 910 Light Iced Blonde colour which is about 2-3 shades lighter then my natural hair colour… I was a little nervous at first as I haven’t had anything drastically done to my hair ever, but with a little help the end result was fabulous.
The hair colour and other accessories all come in the one little box complete with step by step instructions and gloves so you cannot go wrong. After rising your hair so that its damp you add the colorante into the developer crème bottle and shake until the mixture is consistent … The bottle is the perfect shape and size so its easy to manoeuvre around your hair and the attachment nozzle allows for precise application… Once you apply the mixture to the hair make sure you work it into the scalp and cover the entire head because you really don’t want to miss any spots…. And as the instructions say, make sure you use all the mixture, no matter what your hair length is, to get the best results.
Have a stop watch handy so you only leave the hair dye for 20 minutes. The package also contains a small tub of shine enhancing conditioner which you massage into the hair after you have washed the hair dye out. That sits for another 2 minutes and smells amazing…
After drying the hair with a hair dyer so you can see the difference, I’m sure you will be pleasantly surprised. My hair came up with such shine to it, the colour was defiantly a few shades lighter, not a drastic change, but it gave light to my dull hair… Also it smelt amazing afterwards and felt so soft and workable.. I was thrilled with the results, although I cannot comment on how long the colour will stay like this as I just dyed it the other day and have only shampooed my hair once but the pack says it lasts up to 28 washes.
I was very surprised that one pack was enough for my hair, I have shoulder length hair and the amount of mixture they supply you with is more then enough so one pack will do just fine.
Rating: Nov 18, 2010 8:28pm
My HG hair colour
Amazing, amazing, ahhhhmazing....
This hair colour is the Holy Grail of semi-permanent hair colour. Whenever I need to go darker or get some warmth in my hair I use this. It is super affordable, easy to use, I even have sensitive skin and I dont get a reaction from it.
The colour range is superb, and it always turns out how it says on the box on me!
Rating: Sep 29, 2010 1:18pm
Sparkly colour and soft on m y hair
I was excited to open my casting creme gloss and find once mixed I looked closely and it SPARKLED! I love sparkles and glitter so I loved using this and hoping the sparkle would transfer to my hair LOL. It was quick and easy, no mess except where I dropped some on the sink :o)
The colour fades within a few weeks tho which disappointed me, but its a more gentle approach as opposed to a permanant, which is right for me at the moment. Lovely colour, nice and rich and they're so generous, I have looong hair and one pack does everything with leftover!
Rating: Sep 27, 2010 1:42pm
I have tried 3 different shades of brown/red in this range and the results were so shiny, glossy and beautiful :) The only problem is that despite claiming to be non-permanent they do not fully wash out, although this may be because of my naturally blonde hair.
Rating: Sep 23, 2010 2:30pm
Love my new hair colour!
I got a bit tired of my dull brown hair (it's been years since I died it) so I picked the Mahogany to try and liven it up a bit. I looove the colour - it's redder, but not by too much and my hair felt so soft and healthy after dyeing it.
Thumbs up for how easy it is to use (though i did have someone helping me)
Rating: Aug 1, 2010 9:45pm
my hair's saviour!
This really makes my hair shiny & glossy - love it.
Rating: Jul 29, 2010 6:03pm
I dyed my hair from black to brown and normally i dread washing the dye off as it leaves my hair tangly and coarse, but during the wash, my hair was glossy and smooth. I was so surprised! Would definitely use again!
Rating: Jul 11, 2010 6:15pm
Semi-permanent Casting Creme
I recently dyed my hair for the first time about two months ago. The shade was "Medium Brown". I was already a light brunette but I wanted to be a bit darker. Once I was finished with Casting creme gloss my hair was really shiny (and obviously coloured)!
This appealed to me (and mum) because it was semi-permanent and ammonia free. This lasted a really long time especially as I wash my hair almost everyday. It lasted 7 and a half weeks of full colour and then gradually washed out.
This is a product I have bought (and will continue to buy) again! Definitely give it a go!
Rating: Jul 10, 2010 4:20pm
I bought this cos of many good reviews but it didn't work that good on my hair. I have dark brown/ black asian hair and colored my hair about 2 months ago with Loreal Preference so I left this on the roots for a lil longer, then spread it to the ends and left it for 10 minutes.
No crazy strong smell and application was really easy. My hair felt like hay when I was rinsing it out made me worry a lil but the conditioner made it sot again. Funny the Loreal Preference a permanant color but it didn't make my hair feel like hay.
I was disappointed with the end result cos it made my hair look darker than it was before. Iced Beige is much lighter than the Havana Light Golden Mahogany Brown but it totally covered all the mahogany from my previous dye.
I think I'll stick to the Preference range from now on.
Rating: May 3, 2010 9:09pm
Brilliant colour and shiny hair
I use the chocolate brown, the colour is rich and fantastic. afterwards hair is nice and soft and shiny. Appliacation is easy and the box has perforations for you to rest the applicator in which is very handy to minimise mess. I wish they sold the leave in conditioner seperaptely as it would make a great weekly treatment.
Rating: Apr 6, 2010 11:16pm
Purchased this product. It's definitely affordable. Colour was lovely and natural. Covered up foils I had which grew out, then slowly faded, looking natural...and faded to subtly reveal the oil foils I had. I did it about 3 times til I re-did the foils again :)
Rating: Apr 3, 2010 10:48pm
This really makes my hair glossy..it's so easy to apply at home. And doesnt damage my hair at all. no strong smell like other hair colouring things do..i will buy it again.
Rating: Apr 2, 2010 5:37pm
Love my red hair from Loreal Casting Creme!
I first started using this hair colour when I fell pregnant with my second baby, as I was told it was safer as it has no ammonia. The results were fabulous and long lasting and the tone and highlights were amazing! Definately a product I will use again and again as it left my hair silky and shiny and didn't strip it of it's natural oils.
Rating: Mar 23, 2010 4:50pm
a great colour
I never really colour my hair because it's so dark, but I like to give it a little colour lift every now and then and I've found Casting Gloss to be perfect! The no ammonia means no irritation on my scalp and the smell is divine! The shine it gives to my hair is fantastic and it does last a long time. Definitely worth it.
Rating: Feb 25, 2010 12:23pm
So easy and so gorgeous
This is so easy to do at home and actually comes with a decent pair of gloves! Not those ones that are too big with extra plastic everywhere! These are comfortable to wear and dont get in the way! The smell isnt overpowering and teh colorus turn out gorgeous and your hair still feels healthy. I like that because they are wash out that you dont get regrowth - it just fades over time and you can recolour it again cheaply and without fussing over making sure the roots arent too light/dark, It gives a great and even colour! HIghly recommended!
Rating: Feb 13, 2010 7:25pm
This is my favourite at-home hair colour. I use Black Cherry and it adds a lovely depth and shine to my hair. I buy it all the time, snatching up several boxes every time I see it on sale somewhere.
Rating: Jan 22, 2010 10:27pm
My Favourite Hair Colour
I love this Hair product. Firstly when i just want to add warmth to my hair and secondly because it leaves me hair beautifully conditioned and doesn't damage it.
I love the new Chocolate range. And my new obsession is "Iced Chocolate". It is dark brown with auburn highlights through it. I regularly receive compliments and people think that I have been to the hair salon. I just love it!!!!
Rating: Dec 2, 2009 2:43pm
I used this at the start of october before I went on holidays and used it last week as I was going to a family wedding. I must say that I love this product as I have a few grey hairs and dont really want to go down the permanent hair colour path just yet and this is a good way to cover greys and make your hair super shiney in the process. I am going to try a different shade next time as I feel that because it isn't permanent I can experiment with a few different colours. The shade that I used was medium brown and it was very true to my natural hair colour.
Rating: Nov 24, 2009 11:19pm
Doubles as a treatment
This is a nice product that leaves hair glossy and silky soft. I’ve used this a couple of times, and on all occasions my hair felt in better condition than it did to start with.
Rating: Nov 20, 2009 6:42pm
I just keep coming back to this one, my fave shade is Plum. My hair doesnt get as brittle with this one and doesn't fall out as much as with other brands I have tried.
Rating: Oct 13, 2009 8:50pm
This is my ultimate favourite hair colouring at home brand.
I'm a brunette but don't like harsh root regrowth showing, so use this instead as it's a semi, saying it lasts up to 28 washes. My hair always turns out looking even & glossy after using this & stays that way for a good couple of months before fading evenly. Also find it one of the least messiest colourants to use & the conditioner included is great too! Can often be bought on special which makes it even more of bargain to try out! There's loads of colours to choose from which they update / add to regularly - I highly recommend.
Rating: Sep 29, 2009 4:45pm
Easy to use!
I have used this product a few times. It is very easy to use and the colours are great. I leaves your hair with a lovely shine, the conditioner smells awsome!!
Rating: Sep 8, 2009 9:38pm
Very good for at-home colour
I've used this twice and have been quite happy with it so far. I use the darkest shade of brown and the colour on my hair is true to the colour on the box. For a semi-permanent the colour is very long-lasting and it does not fade to red ever which I LOVE! It does however lose it's intensity and glossiness in about 7-8 weeks. The dye does damage your hair but it is quite minimal and the included ceramide conditioner is a great help in repairing strands. I just wish this came in permanent colour.
Rating: Sep 3, 2009 12:42pm
I use this regularly and love it! The grey seems to stay covered for longer in comparison to some other brands. It's quick and mes-free to apply and even with my long hair there's enough in one pack to do the lot.
Rating: Aug 13, 2009 1:40pm
This is the best 'at home' hair dying experience. The shine afterwards is wonderful. The conditioner was nourishing and it was easy to get an all over even colour. Definately recommended! Very easy to use and clear simple instructions too.
Rating: Aug 11, 2009 6:00pm
Good Vibrant Colour
I used the Brownie 414 gloss colour on one bored weekend, and was amazed at how easy it was to use, there was heaps of dye, so I got a great coverage (not so common on long hair) and when I rinsed it out I was amazed by how bright the colour was, if anything, brighter than I expected, but in a good way. The colour and conditioner left my hair very soft and shiny and probably in better condition than before I dyed it.
I found that I really needed to use a shampoo and conditioner for coloured hair after using this dye, as otherwise the colour started to fade and dull very quickly.
Rating: Jun 16, 2009 9:18pm
A great semi colour
This semi colour is really easy to use and the instructions are nice and clear, great for first time users. I have been using a permanent for some time as I haven't been able to find a brown shade I like until I found L'Oreal Paris Casting Creme Gloss. This semi colour covers my grey regrowth and lasts quite well considering I wash my hair almost every day. It leaves my hair feeling highly conditioned, shiny and smooth. I also don't mind the smell, unlike permanent colours. I'm wanting to get some foils but since I've been using permanents the foils won't actually work in my hair which is another reason for changing to a good quality semi colour. I recommend this product if you want a gentle way to cover greys and enhance your natural colour.
Rating: Jun 13, 2009 7:44pm
Nice colours and easy to use
This actually make my hair feel smooth and shiny after use. I probably use one every 8 weeks when my greys comes out. I always pick one up when they go on sale at the stores. I love the chocolate colour too, compare to the older browns, it just seems to have give more 'dimensions' to the hair.
Rating: Jun 11, 2009 11:04am
Easy to use, safe on hair, no chemical smell and fantastic results. I have used a few shades, Iced Chocolate is the best for my dark brown hair. It gave me good shine and nice color. It lasted long. The little conditioner that comes with the pack is good. Glossy healthy beautiful hair.
Rating: Apr 30, 2009 11:51am
Shine on baby!
This is the only home hair dye I have ever used and probably will ever use. It's so cheap and works so well for me. I switch between the beautiful chocky colours and have freakish hair that keeps semi-permanent colours for months on end. Just the thing I need to enhance my natural colour! Perfect in every way!
Rating: Oct 10, 2008 5:02pm
beautiful colour without damaging or drying out your hair. it makes you hair very soft, shiny and shimmery. easy to use and doesnt stain easy as most do.
Rating: Sep 9, 2008 7:19pm
(almost) natural redhead!
Prior to trying this I had only used "live colour" but im currently Terracotta and loving it. It looks so natural and healthy and shines in the sunlight. So easy to use and comes with all the bits and pieces great for a novice like me. Love it!
Rating: Aug 15, 2008 8:28pm
i used this in amber , worked well , left my hair shiny , but went aliittle bit darker than expected
Rating: Aug 4, 2008 10:43am
Casting Crème Gloss
Since it contains no ammonia I felt safe using this product.Lasted for 24 washes and great for covering grey hair.I highly recommened using this product.
Rating: Jun 27, 2008 10:18am
great hair dye
i recently coloured my hair at home i used 2 packets of the casting creme gloss a lighter one for the top layer of hair and darker for the bottom and i found they had a really nice long lasting effect and i would definatly use it again
Rating: May 13, 2008 2:26pm
Good Colour, nice shine
This product is fantastic not to only colour hair, but to also make it look healthier and give it great shine. I would deffinently use this again and would recommend it to my mates.
Rating: Apr 2, 2008 10:08am
The easy way to shiny hair
I recently used Darkest Brown and although I found the colour a little too dark for me (completely my own fault - next time I'll opt for Medium Brown) it was super easy to apply and has left my hair really soft annd shiny. I've used quite a few colours on my hair and none have left me hair feeling in such good condition. I also think it's good value for money considering it lasts up to 24 washes. It's a great product to apply if you fancy changing your hair colour but don't want to go down the permanent route. As soon as this colour wshes out I'll definitely be applying another L'Oreal Casting Creme Gloss - Medium Brown next time though!
Rating: Feb 15, 2008 12:08pm
Shiny, healthy hair!
This product doesn't detract from the health of my hair but adds to it. I have used the lighter blonder tones and found them to be fantastic on my hair. Very gentle and beautiful colour.
Rating: Nov 30, 2007 11:09pm
I used Ebony Black on my daughters hair and it turned out great, easy to use and no ammonia, quite impressed.
Rating: Nov 21, 2007 5:27pm
I tried the Mahogany on my dark brown hair and was very happy with the results. It had noticable colour but wasnt overpowering.
I had some very nice comments on the colour also! :)