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Casting Crème Gloss is a no ammonia hair colourant that gives your hair visible shimmering tones, glossy shine and blends away grey.

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“Colour given is not true”

★☆☆☆☆

written by Darkhairedmole on 28/02/2024

I used Light Blond. Now I have changed from blond to looking like a dark haired mole. It is a terrible shock. Horrid product. Colour on box bears no resemblance to reality. Hair feels like sandpaper. All shine gone. No address given for complaint I bought 4 boxes. Fortunately retailer listened to my horror story and reimbursed. Now I have to wash hair 24 times quickly to get rid of it. Steer clear of L'Oreal.

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“618 vanilla mocha turns dark chocolate”

★☆☆☆☆

written by csruth on 04/10/2023

I wanted to blend the greys with my natural brown - but this dye made the whole lot dark brown and not glossy after half of the recommended developement time. Tried calling them for advice next time but they just cut me off each time without answering. Very poor customer service and not at all satisfied.

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“Chestnut brown turned orange in my hair.”

★☆☆☆☆

written by tiredgal on 12/06/2022

I have used the Casting iced chocolate, it was okay, and the Casting chestnut brown 5CB and a Casting neutral brown. Neutral turned brassy, and the chestnut brown turned orange on new root growth. I was alarmed? Your box colors do not show the color as it is? Even on line, one is a darker picture, another is lighter, yet the colour number is the same. How can you have so many variations on the same colour? I don't know who said this product is less damaging, that's not true, it damaged my hair, so I think there is more peroxide in it, then is supposed to be and like another poster here, the dye took me months to wash out? If L'Oreal expects the oils in the box to fix the damage after it's done, it doesn't. By the way, I use to use Casting years ago, it was always true to the box color, and it never damaged my hair, in fact it made my hair feel better. Why did L'Oreal mess with what was once a good product? I'm very disappointed and afraid to put anymore Casting dyes in my hair.

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“Made my hair feel dry ”

★☆☆☆☆

written by Marilyn444 on 15/12/2016

I have used the Loreal Casting Creme Gloss hair colour a few times a year for years and I used to be happy with it. It made my hair feel soft and look glossy afterwards - but the last few times I have used it it made my hair feel course and dry. Also the colouring seems to have changed because I have tried a few shades (red ones) and they all turn out darker and basically the same shade. The colour also tends to cling to the hair in places for quite a long time after it should have washed out. I have to say another thing I dislike about the product is the gloves - I have pretty small hands but they do not fit me. I struggle to get them on and they always rip and my hands get stained. Really, disposable gloves are cheap enough and they should provide useable ones. I think changes may have been made to the formula of this product because it is not the same as it used to be.

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“let down”

★☆☆☆☆

written by janetbouldin on 07/10/2016

I used to love your hair dyes, but you suddenly stopped producing my favorite colour. That was 2 years ago, since then I have tried different colours and I have been very disappointed the colours don't last and I am very very disappointed with these products

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“Don't believe SEMI PERMANENT it DOES NOT WASH OUT”

★★☆☆☆

written by Alec44 on 27/08/2016

I bought the darkest brown as a change of hsir colour as I thought it would wash out after 20 or so washes which it says on the box. DO NOT BELIEVE IT IS SEMI PERMANENT I have washed my hair about 30 times and its still as dark as the day I coloured it. If I had known this I would not have used this product. Now I am going to have to let my hair grow out which will take about a year. I am NEVER going to use a Loreal product again.

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“Hair Colour with the damage”

★★★★☆

written by SoliDeoGloria on 24/06/2015

I have used L'Oreal Casting Crème Gloss for about 4 years now and I can honestly say that it is one of the best hair colouring products I have used. There is a wide variety of colours available - so much so that most retail outlets usually only stock a small selection. You can get really creative with your hair with regards to colour, but as its a Level 2 tint, it does not really wash out as their TV ads suggest. It does however wash out of grey hair after a couple of washes, but then again, the product is not designed to colour grey hair and states that on the package. The product is easy to use, it smells great and does not drip unless you wave the applicator around wildly. If it drips on your skin or touches the skin around your hairline you don't have to worry about it as it will just wash off. I have also been able to get it out of the clothes that I was wearing during the colouring process. The conditioner which comes with it is AMAZING. As usual the little bottle is very small although the manufacturer insists that you should keep on using it for weeks to come. I usually got away with 2 applications before the bottle emptied. It really does add a great gloss to your hair, and I always received a lot of compliments. A lot of people have complained that the product kicks up red in their hair, but that is because their hair already has red in it. People also don't understand that the hair dye which is already in their hair, will react with the colour you put in your hair. Crème Gloss will not remove colour from your hair, even though it does contain peroxide. I think that some people are disappointed in the product because their expectations does not match the abilities of the product, and though its a fun product it would be wrong to say that the product is commitment free. I would recommend this product to anyone who wants to have a bit of fun, add some shine and vibrant tones to their hair. I would not recommend it for anyone who has a lot of grey hair as the product will not cover their grey hair. It is the best in its class and I only stopped using it as I now have too many greys for the product to deal with successfully.

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“Brown colour Turns hair red! Doesn't cover greys.”

★☆☆☆☆

written by on 12/12/2014

I've tried different colours in this brand range on a few occasions. I've tried 3 colours in their light brown - darker brown shades and each one has come out RED!! It's also rubbish at covering greys. It does make your hair glossy but I won't be using this again.

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“Brilliant! ”

★★★★★

written by EmmaB89 on 18/06/2014

This product is great! Leaves your hair soft and shiny. Great value for money.

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“Since when were chocolate brownies red?! ”

★☆☆☆☆

written by Ashtyne10 on 25/04/2014

Bought the 'chocolate brownie' hair colour. Nowhere does it mention that it will turn your hair red! The image on the packet is a dark brown, which was what I wanted! Do not buy this if you want dark hair it makes you ginger as it fades and is horrible! Although the casting creme gloss in general makes your hair nice and shiny...

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“saved my hair”

★★★★★

written by bwFloyd94 on 19/04/2014

Loved it, saved my hair after a bad experience from garnier oila, which was awful, left my hair like straw! this L'Oreal iced chocolate has made it back glossy and shiny, felt lovely on my head and was easy to apply, i'm really happy with the colour and texture of my hair, i will be buying this product again, julie..

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“Gothic Nightmare!!!”

★★☆☆☆

written by NuuNuu on 03/10/2013

I am a woman of 48 years old & I usually use LOreal Casting Creme Gloss twice a year to blend away greys without the harsh effects of ammonia & used it a week ago for my grey hairs & because my naturally light brown hair had gone a bit 'gingery' on the ends over the summer. OMG!!! I am devastated by the new formula: My waist length wavy hair with natural blonde highlights from living at the beach is ALMOST BLACK!!!!!!! I used the shade '600 Light Brown' which I have successfully used in the past...well not this time!! I look like a witch!! I am sooo upset, I have washed & washed with clarifying shampoo, washing up liquid & head & shoulders original (all recommendations from local hairdressers), but all that has happened is my hair is still dark and now also frizzy, dry & brittle. If I had realised it was a new formula I would have never used it without a strand test, but because I had used it many times before with no problem I thought it was okay. Warning to others: Approach this product with caution; just because it says that it is semi-permanent & a certain shade, doesn't mean that it actually is :(

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Judybrown's Response to NuuNuu's Review

Written on: 28/10/2013

I have used mahogany but its gone purplish I got a choc brown can I put it over the top

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“Big disappointment ”

★☆☆☆☆

written by emmaedwardsxo on 01/09/2013

I bought the Iced Cocoa Casting Creme gloss, which is a dark brown with purple tint. After I had finished dying and drying my hair, the end result was an almost black colour, which I was not intending on, but warmed to the colour. It's now been just over 2 weeks since I've dyed my hair and the colour has already washed out to the ore dyed colour! (I've washed my hair maybe 7 times) Extemely disappointed and not worth paying money for this product, wish I had read other reviews before purchasing!!

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“Worst dye I have ever used”

★☆☆☆☆

written by andthenthey on 14/08/2013

I used two boxes of the shade chocolate on my long hair but it didn't take at all. My hair has gone a shade darker but its more red than brown. I left it on for the exact amout of time that the box said I should. My hair has gone very soft and silky but it smells awful. I would advise everyone not to buy this product and if you already have then I would take it straight back to the shop and get your money back. It was a complete waste of my time, money and effort.

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Hannahk1992's Response to andthenthey's Review

Written on: 12/12/2013

Same! Mine didnt change and I didnt have a single mark on my head (which usually I do)
I am going to write to the manufactuers as I have just been back to the shop where I purchased it from and that is what they advised me!

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“Why mend what isn't broken ”

★★★☆☆

written by Csbowen on 17/07/2013

I have used the hair colour for a good 5years and knew how to use it of by heart ,but today it was all changed and not for the better . The two bottles that screw together to mix the colour which was brilliant no slipping or mess was hopeless you now need more space and two hands and the bottle was cheap and nasty. And then the big one The gloves which I had to go and get scissors to get out of the stupid plastic bag guess what wouldn't even fit me and at this point I had to carry on with no gloves . The conditioner is way to much too . I am so disappointed in it now ,it's not cheap but buying gloves to use puts the cost up . I do love the hair product as it was ,but iMessage going to now have a look around . Why mend what wasn't broke ?

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“love experimenting with casting creme gloss”

★★★★☆

written by on 16/06/2013

I love these colours. I got brave and used mahogany then went even braver and went berry red then I went on the chocolate colours and love them now I'm on espresso colour and love gone darker. the fact you can choose a different colour each time and leaves my hair feeling so soft :-) Yayyy brilliant :-)

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“the best dye ever”

★★★★★

written by 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.

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Carolrobinson's Comment

Written on: 14/06/2013

This is a very good hair colour and gentle on the scalp and hair,beautifully glossy. Just need to find the colour I used at first.

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“Worst hair dye ever!!”

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written by AngelaJane68 on 02/05/2013

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 their concentrated conditioners, but this did not do the job at all. It felt like I'd not conditioned it at all, apart from the hideous smell. Colour was patchy and much darker than it showed on the box. So... the second box I have on my shelf (darn those 2 for a tenner deals!) is going straight where it belongs... the bin!

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Redwitch16's Response to AngelaJane68's Review

Written on: 11/05/2013

castings made my hair patchy too..looked great when 1st done, but after the 1st wash, loads of colour came out and left it darker on the top..and some bits round the side, won't use it again..stick with Nice n Easy..

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“Great even color!”

★★★★☆

written by 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 this gold more, as I have a "cool undertone"; I'm very pale, with pinkish skin and blue eyes. So I settled on color 500 (light brown). Allergy test: As I didn't have any experience with hair dyes. I applied some color behind my ear and left it there for 48h. There was no reaction what so ever (phew!). Application: Mixing the color with the developer was fairly easy, the instructions are clear. The formula was quite runny but I found the application to the hair very doable. Just using a little bit at a time I could easily distribute it all over my hair. I put the whole bottle in, but was worried it would be too much as there was so, so much to apply. After reading a lot of online reviews, I only left the product in for 10 min. as opposed to the recommended 20, as I had read that the color would come out considerable darker (almost black!) when leaving it in longer. The rinsing was also quite fast, the water ran clear soon. The conditioner smelled really nice, though a little bit chemical. Color and result: The color I bought is 500 = light brown (or medium brown in some other countries), so a very neutral color, in hopes of bringing out my own color more without enhancing any other glow/color. So after using the casting creme gloss, my hair is a deep medium brown, slightly darker than my natural color. The color is very even, but still has much depth. I'm very happy, even if it is darker that expected in the beginning. My hair is shiny and very soft. Pro's: - easy application, especially for first-timers! - nice smell of products - hair is shiny and soft - color is very even, not at all just dyed/helmet-like but looks very natural Cons: - Sadly not all my white hairs were covered, but this might be because they're white, not grey and may be more difficult to cover up. One side looks more covered than the other; might be because I didn't apply it evenly to both sides? And because I only left it in for 10 min. the coverage may not have been optimal. If I would try this again, I might leave it in longer, but may try it in color range 400 or any other lightish brown tint to avoid too dark a color.

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“I HAVE LIGHT BLONDE NATURAL HAIR ”

★★★☆☆

written by leonie6 on 29/04/2013

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 want roots does anyone have any ideas how i could get this out without dying my hair? and will it come out after 28 washes or is this a lie

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Twi99Y's Response to leonie6's Review

Written on: 01/09/2013

did you manage to get the colour out? i just used the 323 and find it too dark too

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Flibertijibbet's Response to leonie6's Review

Written on: 20/10/2013

I think if you use a semi-permanent dark colour on blonde hair this often happens. A long time ago I tried the same and found my hair went through various shades of purple and then green whilst the product gradually washed out.
It takes longer for the colour to wash out of blond hair - it seems to be more porous and subtle differences in colour are more noticeable than on dark hair. Because of this, you could be left with a permanently changed colour which you would have to re-dye to a shade as close as possible to your natural one. If you still have this problem and the dye still hasn't come out, I would suggest using a semi-permanent to restore your hair to its natural colour and then seeing what the result is after about 8 washes. I would use a shade slightly darker and warmer than your natural colour and only leave the colour on for about 15 minutes if your hair has been coloured in the previous 3 months. If it has been longer than that since you coloured your hair, leave the new colour on for the usual 20-25minutes.
If this approach fails, you may need to resort to a visit to a salon to have your hair professionally changed back to it's original shade. Luckily, because Casting Creme Gloss is not ammonia-based, I think it's very unlikely to cause any damage to your hair, no matter how many times you use it, as long as you time the application of the product carefully.
I must point out that I am not an expert - just someone who has had the same unfortunate experience and this is how I solved the problem. Good luck!

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Asked by JennyNeal on 18th August 2023 Report this content
Once you've put castings on hair can you go straight into the sun?

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Asked by Dotty57 on 14th October 2015 Report this content
I wanted the caramel brown shade but it came out very black. I am now trying to bleach it out but it isn't budging. What happened?

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Asked by bransby100 on 9th July 2014 Report this content
I am in Spain and my hair is usually coloured light brown. It has gone very grey in the sun and I do not speak spanish so I have bought Casting Creme Gloss number 700. Will it be okay?

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Report this content NuuNuu Written on: 11/07/2014
It should be fine, but you may find that it lightens your light brown somewhat so roots may be a prob & you will find that the greys simply look honey blonde...hope this helps,, but please also be aware that I am not a haircare professional & this is only my personal opinion.
Asked by Leo74 on 5th June 2014 Report this content
I have been using the blackcurrant shade for almost 2 years. I bought the chocolate truffle shade today because I want a brown colour without being too dark. Does anyone know if this will be okay? I'ma bit nervous about it now.

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Report this content NuuNuu Written on: 11/07/2014
Should be ok, probably won't show up much as the blackcurrant is a darker shade, but the roots (where the blackcurrant isn't) should definitely be mid brown. Hope this helps but please be aware that I AM NOT A HAIRCARE PROFESSIONAL & this is only my personal opinion.
Asked by Love2BBlonde on 5th June 2014 Report this content
I read an earlier review that says the lighter blonde shades are permanent - is this correct? I used 1013 Light Frosted Blonde.

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Asked by xxAMMxx on 4th June 2014 Report this content
Okay so I've dyed my hair light-honey- brown in a salon last year and now that it's been a year since I've dyed it my roots are black and when I close my hair it looks like half of my hair is black and the other half is brown and I want to try the casting creme gloss from L'Oreal and the colour I want is the 500. Will it be okay if I dye it or will my roots look darker than my entire hair? If yes, how can I avoid that? Please send tips for a hair that has grown after a previous dye!

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Report this content KitegirlCT Written on: 04/06/2014
If your hair is naturally black, you may need to go for a darker shade like 300 or 412 - If you decide to go for the shade 500, be sure to start at the roots and get someone else to apply for you so that it is even! The good thing is that if it does not come out like you want it to, you can always redo with a darker colour! However, since your roots are darker already, maybe you should look at a dip dye? That could look good since your ends are already lighter! This really is the in thing right now. I hope it works for you.
Report this content NuuNuu Written on: 04/06/2014
I am not a hairdresser, so this is only my personal opinion. Casting creme 500 is the medium brown, so it will darken the coloured hair to a medium brown colour, but it cannot lighten your roots, so the black will remain black & the brown will be medium brown I am guessing. Your roots may appear, on close up scrutiny, slightly darker, but most people's hair is slightly darker at the roots so I would see no problem in using this shade. :) Good Luck & Happy Colouring!!
Report this content anaisb Written on: 04/06/2014
I don't think it will be a problem. Casting creme gloss does tend to be a bit on the darker side, but I doubt your roots will be much darker than the rest of your hair. As the other person replying has said, the casting creme gloss will not lighten your hair. I think it is worth the try, it will for sure smooth out you hair color and make it uniform. Best of luck!
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