A few years ago, I talked about one of my favourite trends that was starting to spring up everywhere. The pastel hair trend started gaining popularity a few years ago, but it wasn’t until the past year that dying your hair all of the colours of the rainbow became a normal and very common thing to see everywhere. I got in on it by buying a bunch of wigs in shades of pink, purples and greens to wear but it was this year when I decided to take the plunge and try it out on my own hair with a little help from L’Oreal Paris Colorista Semi-Permanent Hair Colour!
What about L’Oreal’s Colorista made me decide to take the plunge you ask? Well, Colorista is a one-step semi-permanent hair colour that comes in 11 shades that let you have all the fun with colouring your hair without the commitment you’d get with a permanent hair colour. It’s a vegan, no ammonia or peroxide formula that offers vivid pre-formed dyes and an easy glide on creme base that spreads evenly through your hair. It contains ceramides in the formula which help to condition your hair for brilliant and shiny results and the colour washes out in just 1 to 2 weeks!
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Blondes who have highlighted, natural or bleached hair can go for one of their 7 playful shades which include: #Peach100, #Pink100, #SoftPink300, #Purple400, #Indigo500, #Blue600, and #Aqua700. Brunettes that range from light to dark can choose from 4 vivid and daring shades: #Teal10, #Burgundy20, #Red30, and #Tangerine40. There are also a bunch of add-ons that Colorista offers to help you change up your colour like their Clear Mixer Pastelizer ($16.99), which will help you create your own unique shade of pastel with any of their hair colours, and there’s the Remover & Fader ($16.99) that will remove any of the semi-permanent colours and make your hair ready for a new colour with just one use, if you don’t want to wait 1 to 2 weeks to try out a new shade. And of course, there’s the Colorista Bleach ($16.99) to help lighten and create a blank canvas for any of the Colorista semi-permanent colours.
Before Dying & After Applying Colorista #Pink200
My Glittery Thoughts:
I’m a pink girl (obvs), so the first colour I wanted to try out was pink, so I went with the #Pink200 shade which is the brightest of the two pink shades they have available. What I immediately noticed upon opening the box is that the tube is huge and comes with a ton of gloves, so you’re not just paying $16.99 for a one shot deal but for quite a few colourings. It also comes with a brush with a pointed end to help you make neat sections but you will have to supply your own mixing bowl so you don’t make a colourful mess in your bathroom or wherever you choose to do it. I chose to dye my hair without it because I wanted to create highlights/ombre effect to my hair and the gloves on their own would give me more control over where the colour would go.
As instructed by the pamphlet that comes with it, I washed my hair first and then towel dried it before applying the colour and then I went to town. Out of the tube, the pink didn’t look as vibrant as I expected it to be but I was still hopeful for a colourful result. I left on the dye for 30 minutes to ensure that, on my dark blonde hair, the colour would turn out as vibrant as possible. One thing I want to mention is that the shades meant for blonde hair all recommend to bleach your hair first before applying and I chose not to because I know I would deal with a ton of damage and break off, but if your hair can handle it then you should bleach it first in order to see the most vibrant colour. So anyways, after the 30 minutes was up I washed the colour out of my hair and put on a conditioner (even though it doesn’t specify to use one) and rinsed everything out while noticing that there wasn’t a massive pink explosion of colour going down the drain in my bath tub. I dried my hair and left it colour and finally observed the final results.
Even though the girl on the box’s hair is similar in colour to mine, she most likely bleached her ends to get the vibrant shade of pink she has, whereas the pink I got was a bit more subtle. Since the tube has quite a bit left in it, I’m going to play with the colour a bit more and maybe apply it to my hair when it’s dry and see how that goes. I really like that regardless of the colour I get, it washes out within a couple weeks so if it doesn’t go so well, I can live with it because it’s only temporary and my hair feels pretty good after dying it anyways unlike other semi-permanent colours I’ve tried. I also have #Peach100 to try out, which I’m sure will also offer a subtle effect to my hair, so I’m thinking about applying that all over after I’m done with the pink. Since trying out the pink, I’ve become quite curious to find out whether shades like #Purple400 or #Indigo500 will produce much vibrant results on my hair or even the ones meant for brunettes. As I said, regardless of how any of the colours come out, I enjoy being able to play around with colour and that’s what I like the most about the Colorista hair colours.
And now that you’ve finally gotten through my lengthy review, now it’s time to get on with the giveaway! Who would like to have some fun with their hair colour? Up for grabs is a box of the L’Oreal Paris Colorista Semi-Permanent Hair Colour of your choice! The giveaway is open to anyone over the age of 18 in Canada and will end end in a month’s time, so be sure to enter below and good luck!
What do you think of L’Oreal Paris Colorista Semi-Permanent Hair Colour? Have you ever tried to dye your hair a fun colour before?! Share your thoughts below!
Disclosure: These products were provided for editorial consideration, however these are my honest opinions.