14 Jun 2013

Ribena coloured hair with L'Oreal Casting Creme Gloss in 316 plum


Since learning from the mistakes of my teenage years - terrible at home hi-lights and accidentally frazzling my hair and turning it orange - I've been a bit of a hair colour wimp.  If I'm going to dabble I'll only touch semi-permanent dyes, and I always go for L'Oreal Casting Creme because it's easy to use and I know it always turns out okay.  Casting Creme has a really big range of colour choices, and having medium brown hair, a lot of them are suitable for me. 

I bought the colour Plum 316 a long while ago and kept putting off using it because I wasn't sure just how bright the colour would be and whether it would be a problem for me at work.  I finally gave it a go over the bank holiday weekend thinking that I'd have time to do lots of washing out before I went back to work, if necessary.  But, the colour turned out lovely and not too bright at all - if anything it's quite dark and I could get away with it being brighter, although it looks quite full on in bright sunlight as you'll see.  

Since then I've re-dyed my hair with the same colour because I really liked it.  I also really love how nourished my hair feels after using a Casting Creme dye - I don't know if it's the conditioner that comes with it or something in the actual hair colour, but my hair feels like it's had a luxurious treatment and is left really sleek and shiny - bonus!

So here's the result in natural light.


My hair has a bit of a natural ombre to it from the sun, so my ends are lighter than my roots and you can see the colour looks more vibrant as it goes down the length of my hair.  I was trying out a bit of a more textured and oomphy hairstyle here - I was using Bumble and Bumble's thickening hairspray.


And in bright sunlight - I love how the colour looks here, really vibrant but not too quirky for my office.  


I like to call this my Ribena hair, especially when I'm wearing purple clothes to accentuate the colour.  It looks pretty cool against my dark green jacket too, if not a bit Wimbledon!  

L'Oreal Casting Creme gloss colours are usually around £6.49 but they're currently on a two for £10 deal at both Boots and Superdrug and a highly recommend them.  

*No Ribena berries were harmed during the making of this blog post.

28 comments:

  1. I think this color looks great on you!

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    1. Very nice ! but may I ask you what is your original hair colour? as I have brown hair and dyed it in to shades of light brown and I am not sure of the outcome

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    2. Mine's dark brown and slightly more mid-brown towards the ends x

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  2. Nice colour, I used to use aubergine shade as a more fun alternative to usual black or blond I had. Unfortunately, now both budget or pricier formulas in that shade turn weird and fail on me xD Your result is very nice ^^

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    1. Oh no that's a shame! Have you tried Casting creme? It always works well for me.

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  3. I use this too and its such a gorgeous colour I just find it doesn't last too long and it fades it quite red which isn't great. I do agree that it makes your hair feel lovely though :)

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    1. It fades quickly on me too, but I do wash my hair every day so I have to expect that really!

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  4. This colour suits you so much! I have serious hair envy :) x

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  5. I love this colour. I use either this or the sublime mousse. I hope you don't mind me linking this, but I did a post recently on L'Oreal Insider, which is a site you can sign up for and print money off coupons for L'Oreal products, including this hair dye. Thought it might be useful Xx
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  6. Very pretty color! I love brown hair with red, burgundy, or purple hues. It's so eye catching. I've always used the Revlon brand (cheapest one!) and it works wonderful. I agree that it makes your hair feel really soft and healthy too! I love that. :) It is unfortunate that they fade rather quickly though.

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    1. Thanks. I don't think I've ever tried a Revlon dye.

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  7. This is so so pretty! Really subtle but adds such a nice touch of colour xx

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    1. I'm not brave enough for anything brighter!

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  8. OMG IT'S SO PURPLE, HOW ARE YOU GOING TO COPE WITH THIS?1 ;-)

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    1. Haha, maybe I'll go green next just for you!

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  9. This is so gorgeous! I love how is subtle, but not so subtle you can't tell the color is there!
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  10. On these pictures have you just done the color?? or is it darker when you just done it?? I love this color but i'm scared it will be to dark!

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    1. Yep it was pretty freshly done!

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    2. Is this permanent or not? I want to dye my hair like this color, but not permanent plus i have medium brown hair, do you think after 2 months or so it will fade to a light color or to my medium briwn color?

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  11. Is this permanent or no? And I have medium brown hair, I want to dye it like this color but not permanent, do you think it will fade to light color or be back to my medium brown hair?

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  12. Is this permanent or not? I want to dye my hair like this color, but not permanent plus i have medium brown hair, do you think after 2 months or so it will fade to a light color or to my medium briwn color?

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    1. No it's not permanent - it's semi-permanent which means it's supposed to last up 24 washes. It'll slowly fade each time you wash, back to the colour you started with. How long it lasts depends on how often you wash your hair, and possible also the condition of you hair to start with.

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