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L’OREAL Colorista Hair Dye Review!

Hi, fashionistas!

I’m reviewing a new hair color line I’ve recently discovered: Colorista by L’OREAL Paris! If you’ve been following me on Instagram for the last few months, you may know that I’ve been trying out a couple of different colors from this line. I’ve been trying to get a good idea of its lasting power and color payoff. I think it’s fair to mention that the Colorista hair dyes are not created equal. Some definitely last longer than others.

Before I go any further, I need to explain my hair situation. I have thick, fine, curly hair that has been highlighted, which is why the color shows up on the ends of my hair and not my roots. If you have brunette hair, they have a line of Colorista hair dyes made specifically for you. Since I have only tried the colors for blondes, I don’t know how long those dyes last. Ok, moving on!

The Review:

After trying many different hair colors from BLEACH LONDON and having to dye my hair every week to keep my color, I knew I needed a change in my routine. Once I heard about Colorista Hair Dyes, I used their Wash Out Shampoo to get the pink out of my hair. WARNING: DO NOT USE THIS if you don’t want to bleach your hair! I had no idea that this product contained peroxide since it was not mentioned in the list of ingredients, damaging my hair!

After the pink was washed out, I began dying my hair with the Purple dye. I left it on my damp hair for about 30 minutes without mixing it in any conditioner.

Here’s what my hair looked like after I styled it (Forgive the camera quality. I used my iPhone):

My hair after using the Purple Colorista Hair Dye by L'OREAL.

To my surprise, the purple really stood out on my hair. It also lasted about six washes which was amazing, considering how long the other dyes I had used lasted only a week! It also didn’t turn my hair green or fade unevenly.

The second hair dye I used was Pink. After the purple’s success, you can imagine how excited I was to return to my favorite hair color. Unfortunately, this turned out to be bittersweet.

Here’s my hair after I dyed and styled it:

My hair after using the Pink Colorista Hair Dye by L'OREAL.

Although I was immediately obsessed with this color, it only lasted about two washes before I could barely recognize it.

Here’s a picture of my hair after the first wash:

My hair after the Pink Colorista Hair Dye faded.

It’s a nice pastel pink shade, but it was almost completely gone by the next wash.

I’m still very impressed with the purple hair dye, but the pink just didn’t do it for me. The color looked great at first, but in my opinion, it didn’t last long enough to be worth it. Also, I was very disappointed that the Wash Out Shampoo severely damaged my hair, and it’s still recovering after about two months of weekly intense conditioning.

My advice: read up on each color before you try it to see how each one will react with your hair, and do a patch test. I highly recommend the pink to anyone who doesn’t want a huge commitment and the purple for someone like me who loves to try different colors and wear them for a while.

Until my next post, fashionistas! I hoped it helped! As always, I love my lovely readers!

For more beauty inspiration, check out How to DIY Your Own Color Conditioner.


Lauren Hochman

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Lauren Hochman
Lauren Hochman

Lauren Hochman is the founder and Editor-in-Chief of Lifestyle on a Budget and THE TEEN RUNWAY. She has over a decade of experience giving women advice through her writing. When she isn’t at her laptop, you can find her exploring Texas with her fiancΓ©, Alex, and dog, Mr. Cantaloupe.

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    • April 20, 2017 / 3:03 am

      Thanks, Chloe! I’ll definitely check out Manic Panic! πŸ™‚

      xx, Lauren

    • April 20, 2017 / 3:04 am

      Thanks, Liz! πŸ™‚

      xx, Lauren

  1. April 10, 2017 / 7:44 am

    That purple ones looks amazing on you! I’ve heard a ton about these, just waiting for them to become available here in Malaysia!

    • April 20, 2017 / 3:08 am

      Thanks, Jiawun! I hope you get to try them out soon! πŸ™‚

      xx, Lauren

  2. April 10, 2017 / 4:57 am

    I really liked the purple color on you, I might just give it a try too. Great review πŸ™‚

    • April 20, 2017 / 3:09 am

      Thanks, Mayuri! I’m glad you liked it! πŸ™‚

      xx, Lauren

  3. April 10, 2017 / 3:27 am

    Purple looks so pretty on you! I’ve been hearing so much about the Colorista products but I haven’t seen a full honest review until yours – thanks for sharing!!

    • April 20, 2017 / 3:10 am

      Thanks, Jessica! I’m so happy that you found it helpful! I love reviewing fun products like these dyes. πŸ™‚

      xx, Lauren

  4. April 9, 2017 / 10:14 pm

    I really like the purple but I didn’t think the shampoo was so harmful! I was thinking about trying this but now I’m not sure anymore… atikl, a really good and helpful review! πŸ™‚

    • April 20, 2017 / 3:12 am

      Thanks, Larissa! I was shocked at the damage the shampoo did to my hair. Hopefully this review will help prevent people from doing the same thing. You should definitely try the dyes, though! πŸ™‚

      xx, Lauren

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