We’ve all been there before, when we have lived with our natural hair colour for so long and we just want some change. Or maybe you have recently been through a bit of breakup (I mean, Chris Pratt and Anna Faris what have you done?!) and you would just really like to become someone new so you’re not a shadow of ‘the old you’.
Or hey, screw the deep, meaningful stuff. Maybe it’s just the new year and you need to feel like you’re someone better. For whatever reason, most of us have been at that stage where we look at how we can change our hair colour. Because that is the easiest part to change without any extremely long-lasting effects.
Most of the time.
So how should you do it? It is so easy when you see a nice picture or
walk past someone with great hair just think to yourself – I wonder what I would look like with my hair like that. There are all these things online where you can upload a picture of your face and try and match different celebrities’ hairstyles and colours to your own. And let’s face it, they are funny if you’re not legitimately searching for what hairstyle/colour would suit you. Otherwise they are not helpful at all. A few years ago I was at this stage where I was so bored of my dark brown hair that I decided it needed to change, so it went through different cycles of blonde, mild-ginger, and red. Before finally settling at green.
Yup that’s right. Green. I went all out.
Actually, I was only ever brave enough to go green because I had discovered the L’Oreal Colorista range.
Invites to a Launch Party
Months before I became a blogger, I was lucky enough to have gotten myself and Nathan (boyfriend & photographer) an invite to a product launch party. And it was absolutely one of the coolest nights of my life. All that happened was that I had gone to a meetup in London to see Victoria from InTheFrow. I mean, who doesn’t love InTheFrow? It just so happened that because this was a meetup that L’Oreal had scheduled, it meant that the internationally famous and previous Victoria’s Secret angel Barbara Palvin was also there. So I didn’t know about anyone else, but I definitely felt like the ugly duckling next to these two incredible ladies.
After a bit of talking, and what do you know? Both gorgeous ladies have 5 of the Colorista launch party invites in their hands! They both gave theirs away to people for different reasons – Barbara gave one to a man who was speaking in Hungarian to her, and Victoria gave one to Italian fans who happened to be there on their trip to London. Eventually, when Victoria was down to her last one, with my hands shaking with anticipation, I shouted out “Victoria I was the one who translated that Elle China article for you!” – And I did by the way, back in June 2016. So she took one look at me, seemingly recognising what I just said, replied with a “Yes you did!” and handed me that last invitation card.
The Launch Party
Now bearing in mind that when I attended this event, I was not a blogger, and so therefore it very quickly became one of the coolest nights of my life. To this day, I still regret that I didn’t dress a bit nicer and fancier that day, as there definitely was not enough time to go home and change. There was however, time to pop back to a big shopping mall and grab a red lipstick.
At this party was showcases of the new Colorista products (which I will talk about more down below!), hair stylists there ready to demonstrate the products on everybody – a hairdressers sink in case they were not happy with the new colour, a free bar, and a performance stage. Oh, and an abundance of different influencers and celebrities including Gabriella from Velvetgh0st, Carly from Carly Cristman, Instagram model Alexis Ren, and X-Factor winners Louisa Johnson (UK) and Roshelle (Italy).
By the end of the night, I had a big bag of Colorista goodies to take home, and mermaid coloured hair.
The Good Stuff
And now, months later, as blogger, I now have a chance to talk about these products and how they are great if you are in the mood for a new you. So, in the range there are 3 different products – well, technically, 4 – but we’ll come back to that later. There are the temporary 1-day colour spray cans, the temporary 2-6 weeks washouts (depending on what colour you choose) and permanent hair paints, depending on how long you would like your new colour to last.
These little 75ml cans are dainty, but powerful. There are currently 7 colour options available, and they are absolutely perfect for parties, events, and festivals. The texture they leave on hair is like a hairspray, but they leave beautiful colours, and the more vivid colours can show even on darker hair colours! After a day (or a few), you can wash it out, and your hair will return to its former glory without too much commitment. It is also a great way to quick test out which colours would suit you at just £7 a bottle. (Boots regularly put offers on these products)
With 13 stunning colour options, you can try an array of different colours or even combos. They are separated into pastels and vivids. The pastels last approximately 5 to 10 shampoos, and the vivids last around 7 to 15 shampoos. A little advice from me is that if you are a brunette, you have to make sure your hair is bleached to a lighter colour, as the best results will be shown on lighter hair. Which is why L’Oreal have also launched a balayage, ombre and full bleaching effect kit under the same category to help you in your hair colour change home project.
I personally tried the beautiful turquoise shade, and it was as nice as I had hoped. My hair was originally bleached at the ends so the colour stuck on perfectly. In fact, it clung on so well that it took way more than 15 shampoos to wash it out, so you definitely get your money’s worth!
Coming over from the last point that some colours may not wash out as easily, L’Oreal Paris seemed to have read our mind already and launched alongside the range, a shampoo that would increase the rate of which the colour leaves your hair. So if you try a colour and decided it was not for you, this would be your saviour.
Now this is a product that I have yet to try. Originally intending it for my mother who is a big big fan of dying her own hair at home, I decided to keep this after loving the other 2 products so much. This part of the range has 11 lovely colours, which are more ‘natural’ compared to the exotic colours we have seen in the last 2 counterparts including Mulberry, Violet and Blue-Black. And of course, the timeless trending silver-grey.
Oh what I would give to be able to have that hair colour.
Unlike the spray cans and the washout dyes, and since they are darker colours, they are actually not recommended for lighter hair colours.
This post was not an Ad, but just to show my genuine appreciation for this range. Saying that, I now have a head full of natural dark brown hair and so I will definitely be trying the blue-black in a few weeks! Subscribe and stay tuned on my twitter and Instagram to see my thoughts and the colour turn out!
Have you ever tried the L’Oreal Colorista range? What colour would you like to try out the most?
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