L’Oréal Colorista Review: I dyed my hair purple !

The information available is accurate to the date published: 12/04/2017, as such this may no longer be a reflection of fact. Please take this into consideration when reading.


Back again for beauty themed Wednesday, this time I’m talking about dying my hair.

Now for those of you that have had a peak at my About page, you’re probably thinking. Didn’t this chick tell us her hair was uncoloured? Yes,  yes it was until I played around with the new colorista range from L’Oréal.

For a while now I’ve considered the idea of adding some cherry red low-lights to my hair so when I saw the new L’Oréal Colorista range in Boots, I just had to try it.


I was torn between choosing two colours:

Move the slider to compare colours

I did opted for the Burgundy shade as the Red hair appeared a little too bright.

L’Oréal Colorista comes in 3 types:

  • 1 Day spray ( 7 colours)
  • 1-2 Week Washout ( 13 colours)
  • Permanent Paint ( 11 Colours)

The 1-2 week Washout retails for £6.99 and is a semi-permanent hair dye. There are 13 colours available and are divided into pastels and vivids. Pastels are for lighter or pre-lightened hair and the vivids are targeted at darker hair but can be worn by those with lighter hair.

The pastels range should be left on the hair for a max of 20 minutes whilst vivids should be left on for up to 30 minutes. There is also a fader shampoo that can be purchased to help the colour fade faster if you need.

Before discussing application etc, let’s take a look at the product claims:

L’Oréal Paris Colorista Washout fades gradually over 1-2 weeks so you can switch and change your hair colour whenever you want.
Based on Chroma-Cream technology in a conditioning hair-mask base, it softly colours your hair while caring at the same time.
It washes out gradually, shampoo after shampoo.

You apply this to clean and dry hair (that hasn’t been recently conditioned) as there is a conditioning hair mask within this product. Included are 2 pairs of disposable gloves to apply the hair dye. 

I recommend purchasing your own as the gloves provided aren’t the best


The product applies like a gel making an even application pretty difficult.

Given that my natural hair colour is a deep brunette, I left the product on for longer to get a deeper colour. This product also allows for you to customise the way in which you apply the dye. You can apply as a highlight, all over application or to deeper or lighten your ombré style that is already in place.

Queue example pictures:


It didn’t matter how long I left the product on because it wasn’t burgundy it was purple. Now, please don’t get me wrong the purple is cute – it is certainly a surprise.

If you were to use this product I would recommend doing so by using a hair dye brush, purchased separately, to achieve even coverage.

L’Oreal have made this a funrange to try and even though the products are semi-permanent, the colour has stayed in my hair for over 3 weeks.

See you guys on Friday for an additional dose of all things beauty – as promised!

Blessings,

Em x

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