I have something different for you today and that is the review of the new hair color line by L'oreal called the Prodigy 5. Since my recent visit to a hair salon didn't end up so well (read: I was furious with my new hair color) I decided to take the things into my own hands at least until my hair recovers well enough to visit another hair dresser.
So what happened? Being unsatisfied with my roots showing I decided that I wanted a change in color. Something lighter but still natural - and what happened was that my hair dresser - after we agreed on highlights, left the bleach sit on my head for too long (nearly an hour - and my hair usually gets lighter within 10-15 minutes). This resulted in white, unnatural looking highlights, damaged hair and complete disaster. Needless to say I was angry and upset because she didn't even want to fix the damage done but instead kept convincing me how good it looked. And ladies you know that we all know when our hair doesn't look ok :D
Long story short, after a lot of negotiating with myself, I decided to get a drugstore hair dye to repair the damage and to make my hair color look more even and natural, without the highlights sticking out of an orange base color.
I knew about L'oreal's Prodigy 5 line because I used their shade 8.34 Sunset before on me and my mom and it was a lovely shade which didn't cause any damage to my hair. They are permanent hair dyes and contain no ammonia which is really good. I love this new oil technology in hair coloring - especially in brands such as Inoa and Majirel (both L'oreal lines).
This time I chose a lighter shade- 10.21 Porcelain - which is a very light blonde shade. This shade seemed nice on other bloggers pictures so I felt like it was the right color for me at least until I visit a hair salon and get my hair done properly.
This hair dye was bought at a Kozmo store at a discount for 5-6$ (35kn).
Inside the box you will get a standard dying kit: gloves, color tube and developer tube, instructions and a little tube of conditioner. These conditioners are amazing and probably one of my favorites of all time! They really help repair the hair after it's been treated and dyed. I wish L'oreal sold them separately!
The first thing you need to do when coloring your hair at home is to purchase a plastic bowl (if you don't have one already) and a brush for hair dying. Some hair colors come in a form of a foam so you can just shampoo them into the hair and some come with a tube from which you apply the color directly onto the hair. However, this line required a brush and a bowl so I made sure I got them.
The brush was bought at a Kozmo store in Croatia and cost me 2$ (9,99kn).
Then when you have everything - just mix the hair dye and color developer inside the bowl and you can start your dying process! I love this part, it's so much fun to do :D
Results & final verdict:
Unfortunately I don't have a picture of my hair color before...I seriously forgot to take the pictures...but it was pretty much orange with white highlights. This color managed to kill some of the yellow/orange pigment I had and it actually turned out quite nice (beige blonde) on the parts where my highlights were. So I guess if I had lighter hair this would have been a really great color to have. The dye didn't damage my hair at all. It felt nice afterwards and was easy to comb through. These colors have no artificial scent (it's very weak) so you can dye the hair at home without worrying about the smell. It's easy to wash off and I would really recommend this hair dye line.
As you can see, my roots are still a bit yellow but the overall effect is ok, I will manage to walk around with this color until I visit a hair dressing salon! I wish the color was the same as it is on my ends, down there it's really beautiful. :)
What do you think? Have you tried these hair colors yet? Any advice on how to kill the remaining orange in my hair - could purple shampoo work? Share with me!
Until next time,