Things have been really busy for the last two weeks. I’ve just started working on a new project in office and then there’s the blog related work as well. In Kolkata, this time of the year is crazy. There are new launches, restaurants come up with Pujo special menus and there are at least 2-3 events taking place every day. Because of all this, I’ve not really been able to prepare for Pujo but yesterday I managed to strike off one item from my Things To Do For Pujo checklist – getting my hair colored. I chose L’Oreal Paris Casting Creme Gloss color in the shade Sonam’s Dark Chocolate. I also had the shade Praline Brown with me and since I knew that T was also looking to get her hair colored, I asked her to come over and we spent a fabulous day together.
I’ve been using L’Oreal Paris Casting Creme Gloss to color my hair for a long time and it is a favorite. I like that it does not contain ammonia, covers grey hair well and gives a nice glossy finish to the hair. The color also stays for nearly 2-3 months and does not fade away after a few washes.
The L’Oreal Paris Casting Creme Gloss hair coloring kit is very easy to use and the whole process takes about 40-60 minutes depending on the length of your hair. The sealed cardboard box contains the following :
- Developer Creme (white bottle with nozzle)
- Creme Colorant (pink tube)
- Nutri Shine Conditioner (small white bottle)
- Instruction leaflet
I wanted to go for a dark chocolate color and chose Sonam’s Dark Chocolate. T wanted to go for something with a light brown/golden tint and therefore Praline Brown was perfect for her. Getting your hair colored with your BFF has so many advantages. While the L’Oreal Paris Casting Creme Gloss hair coloring kit is extremely easy to use and you can definitely do it alone but sometimes it does get a bit tough to reach every nook and corner specially at the back. When you have your BFF, you don’t have to worry about that. And of course the fun of doing things together is always the number one reason. We turned our hair coloring day into a mini-party. We got biryani for lunch and after the coloring session was over, I practiced my makeup skills on T and gave her a makeover with dark smokey eyes and neutral lips 🙂
T came over in the morning and after a round of coffee, both of us started with our hair. I applied the color to her hair first and while she was waiting for the color to set, she applied it to my hair. These are the steps to follow while using the hair coloring kit.
- Step 1 : Put on the gloves and put a towel round your shoulders to protect your clothes from any splashes (Always use the gloves while applying the color or your fingers/nails will stain a bit)
- Step 2 – Squeeze the whole tube of Creme Colourant into the applicator bottle containing the Developer
- Step 3 – Close the developer bottle carefully with the breakable tip applicator. Shake the bottle to obtain an even mixture
- Step 4 – Break the nozzle tip or use a pair of scissors to cut the tip. The developed hair color is now ready to use. Just squeeze the bottle
- Step 5 – Apply the color to damp hair. Do not shampoo, just slightly wet the hair. Since we both have colored hair, we followed the instructions on the leaflet for colored hair (colored less than 3 months ago). First, apply the hair color on the roots, massage the roots to ensure the color is evenly spread and let it sit for 20 minutes. If you have no greys, you can keep it for 15 minutes. Then, spread the rest of the color through the lengths and ends of your hair, massage once again and let it sit for another 5 minutes. If your hair has not been colored, you can just apply the color all over and let it sit for 20 minutes.
- Step 6 – After 20 minutes, rinse off the color with little lukewarm water and apply a generous amount of Nutri-shine conditioner throughout the hair. Wait for 2-5 minutes and rinse thoroughly with cold water. Don’t shampoo that day. You can use the remaining Nutri-shine conditioner when you shampoo next
This is what our hair looked like after rinsing and drying. I love my rich dark chocolate hue and T’s subtle golden tint.My hair feels soft, smooth and I love the glossy look.
I know many women shy away from coloring their hair because they think it will make the hair dry and damaged, it will lead to greys and hairfall. Relax. Nothing of that sort happens. I’ve been coloring my hair for years now and my hair touchwood is pretty healthy. If you choose the right hair color, take proper care of your hair after coloring by using a shampoo and conditioner meant for colored hair and take care of your diet and lifestyle, your hair will be absolutely fine. L’Oreal Paris Casting Creme Gloss has no ammonia, contains Royal Jelly and therefore is very safe for the hair. I’ve been using it for a few years now and can vouch for its effectiveness. If you are still not sure, maybe Sonam Kapoor can assure you? Check out what she has to say about hair coloring myths
Fashion begins with hair color and L’Oreal Paris Casting Creme Gloss is perfect for the fashionista in you. Select your shade, get your BFF along and start coloring. Believe me, it will be a lot of fun!
This post is written as part of the #NoColourNoFashion campaign by L’Oreal Paris