Casting Crème Gloss is a no ammonia hair colourant that gives your hair visible shimmering tones, glossy shine and blends away grey.
Did Casting Crème Gloss give your hair a glossy rich, natural-looking colour? Write a review and share your experience.
Written on: 18/05/2013
I used many hair dyes to get the dark blonde colour and then I went to casting creme gloss iced truffle, it covers my last dye and make my hair super soft and glossy and it shows a chocolately light, I didn't like the way that it goes darker first but it will show after a week to the colour u desired . it's the best thing ever, specially the iced chocolate collection. (read more)
Written on: 02/05/2013 by AngelaJane68 (1 review written)
Absolutely the worst hair dye I've ever had the misfortune to use, and I've used a few, considering I'm now in my forties and started going grey at 21! It left my hair dry and damaged, so much so that I struggled to gently comb through it afterwards. I don't think I've ever run so fast to get my hot oils! Despite people raving about how good the conditioner is, it was disgusting and smelt of cat's wee, I kid you not. Yuk! Other hair dye conditioners at least mask the damage done with... (read more)
Written on: 01/05/2013
I've never had my hair dyed before, nor had I ever dyed it myself. But as I discovered more and more grey/white hairs at 25 (thanks mom!), mostly around my temples, I decided to try a DIY kit. I bought the L'oreal Casting Creme Gloss, as I didn't want a permanent hairdye, but with a color that was as close to my natural color as possible. I naturally have light to medium brown colored hair to about 10 cm past my shoulders, with a golden sort of shine. However, I didn't want to bring out... (read more)
Written on: 29/04/2013 by leonie6
this is my first time dying my hair,its a natural really light blonde and afraid of dying it brown permanent mum told me to use semi,i wanted to go a dark dark brown colour hoping it will come out and she wanted a light but i decided i was having the 'dark chocolate 323'and i dont really like it it has left shades of my blonde hair and has got bits of purple in it? with light and dark brown i really dont like it and want it too come out. as ive said i have never dyed my hair before and dont... (read more)
Written on: 14/04/2013 by Jennycoco
I just don't understand why hair dyes at home bother giving each individual hair dye a different name! The brown dyes I use always just turn black!!! I used iced chocolate, and went 2 shades lighter than my own hair, left it on for 13 minutes instead of 20 In fear of turning black again! & shock horror it went black! I give up! (read more)
Written on: 10/02/2013 by JessicaBerrell (1 review written)
My mum had blond hair with brown roots and highlights and she decided to go brown so she put the dye on and she went ginger she knew this would happen because of the blond and brown,the next time she bought it she got my sister who is a hairdresser to do it to make sure she was doing it right,so she applied everywhere and then waited,when she washed it off she still had ginger roots and she wasn't happy so my sister had to bleach her hair and go back to blond. (read more)
Written on: 11/12/2012
Having had a range of experiences with MANY hair dyes over the years i was really happy with the outcome of this product. My hair is naturally really dark brown so i used 'chocolate truffle'. My hair had a gorgeous shine afterwards and a very natural tone. Having fallen into the trap previously of buying a dark brown for my own hair, i was aware that this always equals black not matter what brand you use. Unfortunately for me in my experience the dye was permanent and not a semi like this... (read more)
Written on: 06/12/2012
I have dyed light blonde hair in good condition, and chose the Iced Blonde (910) shade to do my roots and also to (hopefully) enhance my overall colour. First of all, the main Developer Cream bottle has a tapered bottom so you cannot set it down but have have to try and balance it between your knees to squeeze the metal Creme Colourant tube into it. Very difficult. Then the bottle's design also makes it extremely hard to hold and to squeeze out the mixture onto the hair. I have used... (read more)
Written on: 26/09/2012 by KitegirlCT (1 review written)
Many years ago I used another brand product 6 - 8 washes only as the 24 washes made my hair texture totally horrible. Since have only had super expensive SALON highlights and tints. But they grey is getting more now so I wanted to Stop tinting and Highlighting. I let my grey grow out to over an inch... my ends were highlighted and my roots are 50% grey to a much darker hair colour than my ends... My friend applied the LIGHT ICED blond and I was thinking MMMMM wonder what this is going to... (read more)
Written on: 17/09/2012
My natural hair colour is dark brown, but I've got some grey so I thought I would try a semi permanent colour to rid myself of the grey. I picked LOreal Casting Creme Gloss in Dark Brown - shade 400. I followed the instructions on the box to the letter. I've not coloured, dyed or bleached my hair for nearly 15 years so my hair was natural as it were. The instructions were easy to follow but for me, the end result was shocking! I did do a strand test before I used the colour, the strand test... (read more)
Written on: 14/09/2012
I usually use L'Oreal Preference and loved using it for years. It's getting hard to find now so I bought L'Oreal Casting as I was told by the beauty shop this is replacement for Preference. But I was so disappointed with the colour and the coverage even though I'd been advised on the right colour to buy, read the leaflets twice and followed the instructions to the letter. Now I have to wait four weeks until I can re-colour my hair - but Idefinately won't be using CASTING again. Poor... (read more)
Written on: 13/09/2012
I would not recommend casting creme dye! My hair had gone very light golden brown during the summer and i wanted to go a little darker and even out the colour of my hair/roots. I choose the medium brown 500, left the dye on for 20 minutes (no longer) and my hair has turned out darkest brown/black. Not only this but it a flat colour that doesn't look natural. If using a casting creme i suggest using a colour 2 shades lighter to what you actually want to achieve. the only positive it is has a... (read more)
Written on: 10/09/2012
After using this product for the second time I was informed by a professional hair dresser that this is a PERMENANT hair dye and does not wash out in 24-26 washes! I now have visable roots and odd coloured hair which is having to be fixed for £30 in a salon! I would never recommend this hair dye to a friend EVER! Only gives you shiny hair for a few days then it washes out even using the conditioner provided. Poor out come and poor fading/lifting out. (read more)
Written on: 31/07/2012 by ItsMeMariooo. (1 review written)
I LOVE THIS HAIR COLOURANT. I've dyed my hair so many times and I've had almost every colour under the sun, I think the only one I haven't had is green and blue. Anyway so I dye my hair a lot either at a salon or at home, and If I'm dying it at home I always end up using Casting Creme Gloss its just the most conditioning dye, it leaves your hair multi-dimensional, I've used Darkest brown, Medium Brown, Light Brown, Chocolate Truffle, Chocolate, and the newest colour Iced Latte, I had... (read more)
Written on: 08/06/2012
I dyed my hair with amber 645 a couple of weeks ago. My hair was previously a medium brownish color, with a LOT of blonde highlights, as i have been trying to return it to its original color (a sort of reddish blonde). Not wanting to ruin my highlights and whatnot, i decided to try this brand out, as it said it would last 6-8 weeks. Before dyeing it, i read a lot of reviews that said that the color didn't really wash out. Despite this, i decided to try it out anyway. The dyeing process is... (read more)
Written on: 27/04/2012 by cheesefreak (2 reviews written)
Looking for a temporary colour to blend in your growing out highlights and your light brown roots? Then this is NOT for you! I went from a dark blonde to a dark brown that was impossible to remove. After heavy use of Head and Shoulders,Washing Up liquid etc for 2 weeks I finally ended up at the hair stylists having highlights again. The only thing that can remove this colour is bleach. My stylist said I was lucky that I'd only used the one box! Apparently 2 goes at Castings and even bleach... (read more)
Written on: 29/03/2012
and that colour is natural brownish black. I have lvl 6 brown hair with beautiful naturally sunbleached copper highlights, and I regularly use 8 wash red rinses to brighten up the warm tones. Silly me, I decided to use a semi permanent colour to achieve the same result. I selected Amber, a light ginger red with no underlying cool tones (according to the photos on the box), thinking since it was a lot lighter than my natural hair, it would just add warmth and shine. Boy was I wrong, I now... (read more)
Written on: 16/03/2012 by Belle-May
I naturally have dark ginger hair and decided to go blonde. The biggest mistake of my life!! I desperately wanted to go back so, recomended to me by my mum, I brought casting creme gloss in 'Amber'. I have very thick hair wich is mid back length (so quite long). when I used the bleach there wasnt enough in the pack so i was scepticle that one box of this would be enough. It was perfect. I wasn't to fussed about the colour as long as it came out ginger. I left it in for 10 minutes longer than... (read more)
Written on: 04/03/2012 by philaussie
I don't see any difference after I applied the dark brown chocolate casting creme gloss (my hair is black). The conditioner they supplied doesn't work much to make the hair manageable. It's actually hard to straighten my hair now when I had this on. But I wouldn't buy this anymore coz Im really not happy with it. Though the positive part of it, is it's got no ammonia so it doesn't have bad smell at all. (read more)
Written on: 02/03/2012 by jama067 (1 review written)
Ok so I haven't home dyed my hair in quite a long time,(5years or so) I decided to purchase Loreal Casting Creme in Dark Chocolate 323, at the time it was on offer, 2 boxes for £10. My hair previously was a faded dark purple mahogony and I wanted to get rid of my washed out hair and roots and go for my more natural dark brown colour. I dyed my hair 2 days before I was due to go to a formal- risky to say the least but wow it paid off. I'm going to go into depth about what I did- I wet my... (read more)
Written on: 01/10/2011 by trialanderror
Natural hair colour - Light Brown After years of being blonde I decided I would look younger if I went darker. So off I trotted to the hair dressers, they did a permanent redish brown, I loved the colour however it faded very fast. After paying $120 I decided I would now colour my own hair. I decided I wanted a dark brown so used Casting Creme Gloss in No 300 -Darkest Brown, my hair came out black!, it looked really bad! Did not suit me, oh well I thought it will wash out in 28 days, no... (read more)
Written on: 06/09/2011
I decided to dye my Hair For the first time To add a golden shade to my Hair which is Light / Medium Brown so I Bought the Casting Creme gloss - Caramel. It worked well and gave me the results I was Looking For. But I think It is quite expensive considering that it costs the same amount as permanent dye and I had to use the whole Packet for my Layered Bob Hair , Not Having enough to cover the new grown hair Now ! But I still Recommended. Also, This Product made my hair feel a little bit dry... (read more)
Written on: 27/08/2011
I have been dying my hair at home for years and have never had problems achieving the colour on the box (from my natural mid brown to blonde). Being a bit bored with the hassle of normal at home dying products I thought I'd try this. Followed the instructions, waited 30mins and... I'm exactly the same colour as before - hasn't even helped cover my growth so I still have (read more)
Written on: 07/08/2011
I have natural dark blonde hair, but it was highlighted blonde for the last 11 years. I was thinking about turning into a natural kind of redhead for a long time, as I have fair skin, green eyes and freckles. Also, my hair seemed to have been damaged due to the continuous highlighting. So I read lots of reviews of all kinds of hair dyes and finally decided about Casting Creme Gloss. I tried shade 645 called Amber, and I knew that the color would not come out as it is indicated on the box... (read more)
Written on: 28/07/2011
15 days ago I bought this product. A couple of years before I used casting cream gloos in Ebony black with pretty satisfactory results: Great color, and my hair in perfect conditions. That was teh reason I decided to use again Casting loreal for my new look. The chosen color was "Chocolate Brownie". So I made the allergy test and 48 hrs later applied the product my skin was good so I thought It was ok....(waht a naive I was!) The results: The color my hair got was not the same as showed in... (read more)
Written on: 28/07/2011
Ive changed from the orignal castings Jamaica Brown to the castings creme as the other one is hard to get so I assume its been phased out.Anyway ive used this one twice, and its causing patches of dry scaly areas on my scalp where the white flecks are coming off. Its realy embarassing and as I havent changed anything I use so it must be this product. So beware and do the alergy test first (read more)
Written on: 17/07/2011 by FatMenLovePie
I.LOVE.THIS.PRODUCT. This was the first time that I died my hair. I was nervous about doing it myself so I actually took to the hairdressers to do it for me. Therefore I can't really comment on how easy it is to apply, but it didn't look too difficult. I didn't react to it (despite the fact I hadn't done an allergy test before hand). I have naturally light brown hair and it turned out to be exactly the colour that the box said it would be. Not only is it and awesome colout, it started out a... (read more)
Written on: 30/06/2011 by JabberwockyxX
Really, the cover of the product was really appealing.. I mean, the colour looked warm, highlighted and exciting. Did the cover match the result? Hell no. I have naturally dark brown hair, but upon looking on the result table on the box, the colour still clearly looked plum red. I follow the instruction exactly, but when I blow-dried my hair, eager for the results, the hair dye didn't even catch on! My hair just looks black, which I something I did not work, and the colour only turns... (read more)
Written on: 08/06/2011
I have used this hair dye several times in Medium Brown, and find that it leaves my hair coloured and very shiny, however despite the instructions recommending to elave it in for 20 mins, I only leave on for 10, otherwise my hair is almost black! This colour goes very dark so I decided for the summer to try a different shade.. I chose Chocolate, hoping for a chocolate brown colour that wasnt too dark. When mixing the dye, the colourant looked quite light, however when mixed with the... (read more)
Written on: 16/05/2011
While I think the product itself gives good results, I wont buy this again because of the stupidly designed tapered bottle. Whoever thought this was a good idea, you cant stand it up, and it slips out of your hand when you try to squeeze the contents out when your gloves are wet.The gimmicky hole in the box to stand the bottle in! no I dont think so. It is also not immediatly clear on the box whether this is a non permanant colour. (read more)
Written on: 12/05/2011
I love Casting. It is the only color I will use on my hair. It's either this or the salon.
I have medium brown hair and I use the light brown shade (600) as these colors tend to come out darker than what you see on the box. (They also last longer too.) I think the color is very natural which is what I'm aiming for. I don't want to look as if I color my hair and for me Casting works.
For gray roots apply it first, wait, and then to the rest of the head. (read more)
Written on: 05/05/2011
Brought 360 black cherry. As i already have dark brown hair, I thought that it would turn a red colour lioke on the box !!
After purchasing 2 packs, as my hair is long, i was very dissapointed as it was still exactly the same colour as before!!!! Not even a bit of red !!!
waste of time and money!!!!
Dd make my hair very soft and shine, but thats all. !!
Very Disappointed !! Really 'not worth it' !!!! (read more)
Written on: 30/04/2011
not a bad product, but was well above the rest because of the nice latex gloves which meant you actually had control over what you were doing. Now has cheap and nasty plastic gloves that are as bad as the rest, so I'll now be going for something cheaper; if I'm getting cheap and nasty, I may as well pay accordingly. (read more)
Written on: 26/04/2011
I have been using the mahogany colour for a few years to cover the first signs of grey -very effective and lasts for 5-6 weeks -despite daily washing.a better cover is obtained by legthening the time of development -20 mins on a usually dark brown hair is very adequate and results in a lovely shine.
Unfortunately this colour is not always available at its retail outlets and often i have to try several outlets before i can make a purchase. (read more)
Written on: 04/03/2011 by waggedout (1 review written)
I use the Dark Brown all the time and the colour is fab and the shine is fantastic. I have medium brown hair that is starting to go a bit grey at the sides so this does the job perfectly. You do however have to leave the colour on these areas a little longer just so that it lasts. The colour is dark but with warm red tones. The Darkest Brown is almost black with plum undertones so if you dont want that showing through in the sunlight stick to the dark brown.
Written on: 03/03/2011
First time I'm dying my hair. Used the Iced Latte, the pictures on the back were not even close to what I got EVEN THOUGH my hair's thin and brown as indicated in the "before" picture in the MIDDLE of the three on the back of the box (also my hair turns VERY light/golden in natural light). Colour was the same before and after in both types of light. Forget the "glossy" part too. URGHHH so frustrated!!!! (read more)
Written on: 27/02/2011
I had naturally blonde hair so i used a plain loreal casting light brown to get it half way there, i then used casting cream gloss: dark brown, i was so happy with the result.. Would definately recommend, it is a lovely dark, rich and natural colour! Only £6.12 :) (read more)
Written on: 23/02/2011
Wow. Absoloutly amazing! I dyed my hair before with a mahogany shade which faded to ginger, i then bought this dye in plum shade... was fanstastic! It smelled lovely, really easy to apply! Im sixteen and could apply this myself with no help and it wasn't patchy! The colour came out fantastic, it was a lovely deep purple and have had so many comments on how lovely the colour is... would highly recommend! Will definatley buy this product again, the only thing i do wish for is it to be... (read more)
Written on: 23/02/2011
I'm 16 and a few weeks ago I decided that I was going to take a enormous risk and change my hair from ginger to very dark brown. I chose to use the 'darkest brown' colour, hoping that it would be pretty much black but not wanting to use the black colour as it would make me too pale.
Whilst putting on the dye I thought that it was nice smelling and easy to apply. When I washed it and dried it I was delighted with the dark brown/black colour my hair had gone! it was even nicer because it's... (read more)
Written on: 20/02/2011
I was very happy with the obsolete form of Loreal Casting, Shade 34, which sadly is no longer obtainable. It was great - it covered grey hairs very successfully and my hair colour was much admired. I have now tried two different shades of the new Casting Creme Gloss. It's useless: it has not covered grey hairs at all, and has a tendency towards a reddish shade. This site commits me to awarding at least 1 out of 5, but my true rating is 0 out of 5. Not happy with this product at all and... (read more)
Written on: 10/02/2011
I have used l'oreal sun kiss golden blonde (semi permanant) for many years,I was very happy with the shiny colour. as it is now unavailable i tryed the new creme gloss light blonde-800( the colour on the box looked golden blonde )I was so up-set when it came out a muddy dark blonde. i rang the help line who advised me to use pure natral blonde. thank-fully before I tryed it I read a review that said her golden blonde hair had turned black! I have had to have bleach blonde streaks put in to... (read more)
Written on: 10/02/2011
I used this product on my hair to go brown. As I am a blonde. I used the hazel - blonde to brown and it went ginger.. I then used chocolate truffle which turned it a dark red which was nice. This product said it is 28 washes. I have washed my hair 46 times and I am no where near my blonde. I have tried fairy liquid, toothpaste, tomato ketchup, oil, anti dandruff shampoos. Everything that has been suggested and this ginger colour still wont budge! Do not recommend!! (read more)
Written on: 10/02/2011
My hair colour was honey blond and I was pretty pleased with it but few grey hair was coming through so I decided to try this new foam from casting. I went for two shades lighter ( pure natural blond) but my hair looks nearly black!!!! It's the worst hair excperience ever! I can't wait for this disaster on my head to wash out! I am very disapponted!!! (read more)
Written on: 09/02/2011
i haven't coloured my hair for 4 years and have been nurturing it to health. as it is a light mouse brownish shade, i was really sick of it and wanted to add warmth to it. so today, i bought Castings Amber 645. It is NOTHING like the colour on the box. it isn't even reddish. It is a flat drab brown. So, after waiting four years to decide on a colour, I am left disappointed and can't do anything about it until the colour fades. WOULD NOT RECOMMEND!!! (read more)
Written on: 04/02/2011
comlpetely agree, i`ve tried the chocolate brownie yesterday and was not impressed, yes it leaves hair very shiny and soft but it is very red shade. I`ve used chocolate and iced chocolate before and was happy although a bit dark. Now I`m worried when it wasches away it will be even more red.wont use again.If you are looking for deep red, buy it (read more)
Written on: 04/02/2011
I have naturally dark dark brown hair but it is also very grey-looking although I'm only 16!
Have been colouring my hair for around 2-3 years always semi-perm as I have seen seen so many people go wrong with perm.
My first time using L'oreal colour, I'm a clairol nice & easy fan. I bought Black Cherry. But I will not be using casting Creme gloss again.
My hair felt quite healthy after using the conditioner provided but nothing compared to other brands Inc. Nice & easy.
The colour was not... (read more)
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