L’Oreal Excellence Hi-Color

I dye my own hair.  I’ve been doing it for years.  The reasons are pretty easy to explain.  I don’t have a lot of time to go the salon and I can’t justify the expense.  If there are two things a mom never has enough of, they’re time and money.  Over the years, I’ve used just about every major brand of hair dye you can buy.  There were colors I liked, but I showed very little brand loyalty.

Two years ago, I started using L’Oreal Excellence Hi-Color and I haven’t used anything else since.  It’s a hair color specifically targeted to people with dark hair.  Last week, I used the color H9 – Red Hot.

This product is a bit different than the kits you get at a department store or supermarket.  It includes the color crème and a red intensifier.  It does not include the developer, applicator, or gloves.  These are all items you can purchase separately.  (As a bonus, reusable applicators and gloves reduce the amount of waste when all is said and done!)  I use the L’Oreal Technique Oreor Crème 30 Volume developer.  It lifts your base color 3 levels while the color is applied, eliminating the need to bleach your hair first to get the color advertised in the display. It’s basically two steps in one.

I love red hair.  Unfortunately, red dye tends to fade faster than any other color.  I usually dye my hair every 8-12 weeks.  Though the color does fade, it lasts longer than other reds I’ve used and hasn’t damaged my hair.  The picture below was taken a week and a half after I dyed my hair.

Me and my new do.

You can learn more about this product at http://www.lorealparisusa.com and find it at http://www.sallybeauty.com.

I did not receive any compensation for this post from the manufacturer or the retailer.  I purchased the product.  All opinions expressed are my own.