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L’Oreal Healthy Look Creme Gloss Color, Black Cafe Noir 2

Recently I decided to give L’Oreal Helathy Look Creme Gloss color in black Cafe Noir 2 a try. I wanted a semi-permanent black that would even out my color and this seemed to be the best available choice.

The Website Claims:
Healthy-looking glossy color with shimmering tones
Healthy-feeling silky touch
Soft blends away grays
Super nourishing crème colorant without a single ounce of ammonia
So deeply hydrating, it counters fullness and helps prevent damage. Even suitable for heat-damaged hair.
Conditioning treatment with Royal Jelly, nature’s superfood concentrate with the most essential nutrients. Seal in glossy shine.

Ingredients:
Crème Colorant: water, Cetearyl Alcohol, Propylene Glycol, Deceth-3, Laureth-12, Ethanolamine, Oleth-30, Lauric Acid, Hexadimethrine Chloride, Glycol Distearate, Sodium Metasilicate, Toluene-2,5-Diamine, Silica Dimethyl Silylate, Polyquaternium-6, CL77891/Titanium Dioxide, 2,4-Diaminophenoxyethanol HCI, p-Aminophenol, m-Aminophenol, 2-Amino-3-Hydroxypyridine, Mica, Sodium Metabisulfite, Hydroxybenzomorpholine, 2-Methylresorcinol, Pentasodium Pentetate, N, N-Bis (2-Hydroxeythyl) -p-Phenylenediamine Sulfate, Fragrance, Carbomer Resorcinol, Erythorbic Acid F.I.L. #D38084/3

Developer Crème Ingredients: Water, Hydrogen Peroxide, Cetearyl Alcohol, Trideceth-2 Carboxamide MEA, Ceteareth-25, Glycein, Pentasodium Pentetate, Sodium Stannate, Tetrasodium Pyrophosphate, Phosphoric Acid F.I.L. #D12836/18

Healthy Shine Conditioner: Water, Cetearyl Alcohol, Behentrimonium Chloride, PEG-180, Amodimethicone, Cetyl Esters, Hydroxyethylcellulose, Trideceth-6, Chlorhexidine Dihydrochloride, Limonene, Linalool, Benzyl Alcohol, Fragrance, Methylparaben, Citric Acid, Cetrimonium Chloride, Citronellol, Hexyl Cinnamal, Amyl Cinnamal, Royal Jelly F.I.L. #D38492/3

Price:
$5 (I bought it on sale at Publix, price varies by store)

Does it live up to its claims?
Yes. I purchased this color because I wanted to even out my hair with a semi-permanent black as opposed to a permanent hair dye. I wanted my roots to match the rest of my hair, without looking too harsh. I was also tired of having my hands turn purple every time I washed my hair because the other hair color I used kept repeatedly bleeding on me. So I gave this a chance. I did not like the included conditioner, which was touted as containing essential nutrients. I did like the color, as it worked perfectly to even out my hair.

The way I used this was:
1. I applied to my roots first and left it on my roots for about 5 minutes before applying to the rest of my hair.
2. I left it in for 15 minutes.
3. I got the dye wet and then rinsed it until the water rinsed clean.
4. I washed my hair with sulfate free shampoo.
5. I washed my hair with the royal jelly conditioner. My hair didn’t really feel soft.
6. I washed my hair with a sulfate free conditioner.

Would I purchase again?
Probably. If I get into a situation again where I am tired of dealing with my hair bleeding excessively, I’ll give this a try again. Overall, I was pleased with my experience, even though I didn’t like the conditioner that was included.

Product purchased by me. All opinions are my own.

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12 Comments

  • Thanks for the review! I’ve been debating whether or not to recolour my hair so I might try this brand.

  • This is my go-to hair color (in Cool Chestnut) and have been using it for over a year. But although I don’t enjoy the smell of the conditioner, it does do a great job of conditioning my hair. I keep the tube in the shower and do use it once a week for extra conditioning.

    My color stays pit for about 4 weeks. I do get some fading as the month goes on, but it does fade evenly without visible roots.

    Great review.

    • Thank you! Usually I do a semi-permanent and mix it with another color, such as a blue, purple or red, to add some dimension to my hair.

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