L’Oreal Paris Casting Creme Gloss Colour Blackcurrant 262

Hi All,

I am very sorry it has a been a little while since my last post – it has been a little hectic at home due to having builders at my house. I have recently been getting a few grey years! At just 25 I am turning into a GRANDMA!! I used to notice the odd grey hair since I was about 16/17 years old but up until the last year the odd hair turned into a few!! I wanted to cover these bad boys up!! I don’t know much about dying hair, I had highlights about 10 years ago but nothing since. Therefore I wanted something subtle and that did not contain much chemicals. I turned to my mother who has been dying away her greys for many years – she recommend L’Oreal Paris Casting Creme Gloss Colour. As this is a semi permanent ammonia free dye that lasts up to 28 washes. Sounded good to me!

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I thought while I am dying my hair I should try another colour, many colours was not suited for black hair ( for reference I have natural very very dark brown/black hair). I picked up colour Blackcurrant 262 which is a browny-red colour. It stated at the back of the packet it would be suited for dark brown – black hair. My mother only uses a dark brown dye which is the same as her hair colour therefore I was a bit apprehensive if blackcurrant would even show up on my hair – but worth a shot for £6.79 and buy one get the other half price from Superdrug (second shade I got was darkest brown).

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What the package included:

*1 tube of creme colourant.

*1 tube of developer creme

*1 precision tip applicator.

*1 bottle of shine enhancing conditioner with royal jelly.

*1 pair of gloves

*1 instruction leaflet

First of all I read the instructions and I did a patch test 48 hours before I dyed my hair, everything was fine no rashes therefore I went ahead with the process.

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First I washed my hair then applied the dye all over. I then applied a shower cap on and instructions states to wait 20 minutes but I had waited 30 minutes before rinsing out (you should wait the given time however as I have very dark hair I wanted to wait longer). Rinsing this colour out was a nightmare I have washed my hair a few times now and my hair is still bleeding and still rubs off on my towel. It is a nightmare, I have not dyed my hair before but my mum stated this is more bleeding than what she experiences!

Results

I was very disappointed with the outcome of this hair dye. My hair colour did not change, I was not expecting a dramatic change but thought there would be a tint of colour but my hair in general looks a bit darker. I think you can see a very slight red tint on my roots in certain lights – if that! However my grey strands did become red! The only plus points I can give is that this dye did cover my greys and that was the main purpose for me! It also left my hair incredibly soft due to the conditioner provided.

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Overall verdict

This dye is good with covering up greys, however the colour did not show up on my very dark brown hair. I have seen youtube videos of girls that have light-medium brown hair and the colour has worked on them. Seeming my hair is not damaged or dry I may use this dye again to cover my greys, but not blackcurrant but a colour same as my hair tone! I have only had this dye in my hair for a week therefore I can not comment about it lasting 28 washes yet but I will post an update.

Thank you for reading

Bhavi xoxo

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13 thoughts on “L’Oreal Paris Casting Creme Gloss Colour Blackcurrant 262

  1. I find this hair dye a good choice. I used it before. But usually their dark shades become at first almost black..But as you have very dark hair for you it’s not a problem:)

  2. I never found the Casting very good for colour but it does make your hair super shiney! I too am trying to cover greys and have naturally dark hair but as a result of dying it red, purple and blue at various stages of my teens, I’m now left with permanent red tint to my hair which I do not appreciate! Anyway, I like the Feria range of hair dye, I go for the blue black one to try knock out the red tone, I like it anyway and it too gives a great glossy finish!x

      • Yeah but it’s not Marge Simpson blue or anything it just looks like a very cool black. It’s permanent but but fades generally about a month into it unless you use specific shampoos and conditioners for coloured hair!x

    • Hi there. Mine did not turn any lighter. Seeming that the colour barely showed in the first place (as i havw black hair) Only a slight tint under the light. I have heard on lighter hair (browns and blondes) that after a few washes the colour turns lighter. This is probably due to the fact it is a semi perm dye and it fades out after washes compared to permenant dyes which grow out with your hair growth.

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