So yeah, I know I've told you I already got my hair cut but I'm not sure if I told you I've colored my hair with Loreal Casting Creme Gloss in Shade 645, Amber/ 454, Brownie. It's my third time coloring my hair with Loreal Casting Creme Gloss. The first time was with the shade 415, Iced Chestnut and the second time was with Amber/ Brownie. You can tell I was happy with the Amber/ Brownie shade that's why I colored my hair with the same shade during the third time.
One box contains an instruction sheet, creme developer, colorant and a conditioner. The instruction is pretty simple. Test for allergies. With dry unwashed hair, apply the product. How? Section your hair, apply and massage.
You might be confused as to why I placed Amber/ Brownie as the shade I'm sporting right now. As you can see, my actual product says Shade #645 Amber (see first picture above). But try searching it online or better yet, go directly at loreal-paris.co.uk and view the whole collection. The Amber there looks nothing like the one I got but looks exactly the same as Shade #454, Brownie. Now I'm not sure what the reason behind is for this error. My hair right now looks nothing like the Amber shade in their web. It's closer (although not exactly the same) to the Brownie shade they have. Thus, I have concluded that I've colored my hair with Loreal Casting Creme Gloss Shade #454, Brownie. I got mine from the mall (Landmark Makati). I bought it twice and I got the same product (Brownie with the label Amber). Good thing I did not base my selection from the color name but from the swatch/ sample they had.
The following pictures were taken late in the afternoon around 4:30 PM. As the natural light was insufficient, I opened my bedroom light. Here's how it looks like on me:
Without flash (above)
I'm gonna be reviewing the product and will head on to the pros and cons directly.
- did not cause allergies
- color looks natural
- hair feels soft and shiny afterwards
- has NO ammonia
- staying power is long (mine did not wash off) even though people say it's semi-permanent and washes off after 28 rinses
- available locally
- box says Amber but it's actually Brownie once you search online
- smell stays on for a few days
- few color selection available here in the Philippines
Overall, I would say that the product is WORTH IT.