I hope that you are all doing super well. Today i want to talk to you about the truly raved about L’Oréal Colorista Washout coloured hair dyes and how they worked for me.
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Disclaimer: As you might see in the title this review is not going to be on a positive note! I always try to look for the best in every product but this just made my days more disastrous and stressing than fun. Saying that, if you have used this product and it works great for you – i’m so happy to hear and carry on using it! This is just my personal experience.
Let’s get straight into it, enjoy!
I have purchased the pastel blue dye from the L’Oréal Colorista Washout range around eight weeks ago now. I would see all the YouTubers that i follow use that range with amazing results and no complications. That was enough for me to go and grab myself a box of course. I always wanted to have a pastel dip dye on my hair, but without the actual long-term commitment, and this product seemed to be ideal.
It was on offer for £6 from Boots and Superdrug. I picked up the pastel blue shade although i was so tempted to buy one box of each available colour. Thankfully i didn’t because it would now go to waste!
Applying it was straight forward, i used a comb to weave the product through the bottom ends of my hair and blend it in with my blonde to give a gradual dip-dye effect. I left it on for approximately 10 minutes as i didn’t want it to be too intense. I proceeded to wash my hair with some warm water & my Bleach London silver shampoo and conditioner to mute the colour to be less bright. It worked, i was in love and all my friends thought it was cool. No disaster story … yet!
Weeks have passed and i casually washed my hair three times a week. However, the colour was getting brighter and more intense rather than wash out. The box said that it should be gone by the tenth wash, well it clearly wasn’t the case for me. I began to get more and more stressed, being a law student i can’t have hair like that for much longer! To make the matters worse, some strands where the pastel blue dye was applied instead of the hair going back to blonde … it went darker brown! I did my digging online and some other people also found this product problematic to their hair, even to the extent where the colour muted green.
Here i am today still trying to get that stuff properly out of my hair. I don’t know why i am having such a horrible experience with the Colorista range. I wanted to love it so much. I really do believe that this product is not what they say on the box; it must have some stronger chemicals in it to keep its pigmentation for longer than the claimed ten washes & to change hair colour while washing out. Although they have their “special” shampoo to wash out this product, it is £8 and doesn’t really help. Waste of money really. I have spoken to my hairdresser and she recommended washing my hair with Head & Shoulders in combination with the red Fairy Liquid on the blue areas, so i shall continue until the colour is gone at last!
On one hand, i strongly advise to all of you with light blonde hair NOT TO BUY THIS. It might seem like fun but if it goes wrong for you like it did for me you then you will sadly regret it. Yes, the YouTubers you watch recommend this range in every video – but they most likely get paid for that and can afford more hairdresser trips than most of us. They wouldn’t be able to express their true opinions. On the other hand, if you don’t mind your hair being bright and colourful for a longer time then you could potentially enjoy this.
On the other hand, those of you with darker hair – this might actually be an amazing product for you because your hair won’t be as pigment prone as blondes.
Are you having troubles with the L’Oréal Colorista range? Or, are you loving it? How did you go about removing the shades from your hair? I would love to find out in the comment section below!
Thanks for reading, i hope that this was especially helpful to those who are struggling with washing their Colorista colours out.
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