9 April 2014

Review: L'Oreal Feria Preference - Violet Vendetta P38

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If you want to know more about my hair adventures then you can here, I wanted to dye my hair purple but on a more permanent basis which is why I got this dye. I was missing my black hair and so my thought behind this was what's the worst that could happen, my hair would go black? Or it wouldn't work and I'd just dye my hair black anyway.

So on to the review, I bought two boxes of dye as my hair is very long but I only ended up using one box which was surprising. What is in the box?

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- Instructions
- Black gloves
- Developer
- Color Cream
- Hi Shine Concentrate
- Hi Shine Conditioner

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Looking at the colour guide of my hair beforehand it shows what colour my hair should turn out.

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My hair colour before using the dye (very difficult to take a photo of my own hair), it is showing up here a bit darker than it actually was in this photo.

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Dye applied, waiting for 35 minutes for it to develop. The smell of this dye was particularly potent, didn't make my scalp itch or burn though the way some box dyes have done.

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And the after photos...

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As you can see this dye didn't dye my hair anywhere near the colour it was supposed to. There is no purple cast even in the slightest. I would describe the colour as being a rich chocolate almost mahogany / deep red shade. Much more warm toned than what you would expect a cool toned purple to be. While I quite like the colour, it certainly isn't anything like it was supposed to be. My hair is very shiny though which is nice.

+ Formula went a long way, spread easily through the roots and the lengths
+ Didn't drip
+ Didn't stain my scalp / head / face even though I was messy with application
+ Left my hair very shiny
+ Lovely good size (54ml) intense conditioner

- Very strong smelling
- Colour wasn't anything like suggested ones on the chart
- Gloves were very small

As I bought two boxes of the dye and only used one this time, I will be using the second box. However it isn't something I would repurchase in this shade: Violet Vendetta. Perhaps I would in the black, because the formula was nice and I liked how it left my hair nice and shiny. If you are wanting purple hair, then I do not recommend trying this dye.


 

12 comments:

  1. I had the same thing happen to my hair. I have really dark almost black hair and I got nothing. What a let down.

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    1. Definitely false advertising going on there.

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  2. That's weird but maybe after you wash your hair a couple times the purple will show a little.

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    1. The colour washed out completely after around 2 months.

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  3. Many brand abuse to Photoshop in the boxes...I see often with Blue Black...and many times is only black. Regards from Spain!

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    1. I've tried blue / black before and after two washes it ends up just black.

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  4. Maybe it didn't work because you've already apply a black base... if you do, there is no way that this would work for you.
    I'm looking to dye my hair purple too, but... i'm scare it will turn out bad.
    Sorry for my english, it's not my burn language.

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    1. I understand perfectly what you are saying :)
      My hair was not black when I dyed it, it was a purple / brown colour. I will keep trying to find a dye which achieves what I want!

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    2. Showed up purple on my hair but my other was lighter. You can see the purple really bright. 😜

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  5. Have you tried Manic Panic's range ? It would definitely work on your hair :)

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    1. I haven't tried manic panic, but thanks for the recommendation :)

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