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February 07, 2011

L'Oréal Féria Power Reds in R37 Rich Burgundy


Remember my last attempt with red hair dye? Looks like I haven't learned my lesson yet...

This is the first time I see so many things in one box of hair dye!

Before:


During the process:


After:


OMG! The exact same result as Garnier Nutrisse Intense Red! Again, the red only showed up on my blonde roots. At first, I was really mad, because it was clearly stated on the box that this hair dye is recommended on medium brown to black haircolour. BUT, after reading the back of the box for the third time, I found the catch:


As French is my mother tongue, of course I'll read the instructions in French first! And in Frnech, it's not mentioned that it's recommended on medium brown to black natural haircolor! It only says medium brown to black! That's a little stupid, don't you think? Let's say I couldn't read English, how would I have known this hair dye is recommended on natural haircolor only?

It's not a complete mess, I kind of like the look of my hair now, but still, that's not what I was expecting, and I'm a little angry at L'Oréal!

25 comments:

Adrienne said...

I hate when that happens :( I have naturally dark blonde hair and when I dye it dark I have the same problems :( x

Oh p.s im sending your goodies this week :)

Adrienne said...

I hate when that happens :( I have naturally dark blonde hair and when I dye it dark I have the same problems :( x

Oh p.s im sending your goodies this week :)

Adrienne said...

I hate when that happens :( I have naturally dark blonde hair and when I dye it dark I have the same problems :( x

Oh p.s im sending your goodies this week :)

Chrissy said...

I hate that L'oreal didn't package put that "natural" part in the French instructions... Sometimes even the simplest packaging snafu can cause a company so many problems. I hope they'll fix it in the future.

Oh well, on the plus side, at least it didn't turn out that bad. :)

Adele said...

how rude!!!! I used one of these colours once and it looks good! it was a long time ago though! x

LilyLipstick said...

That's really annoying that the packaging information isn't particularly clear...I just tend to look at the "before and after" pictures on hairdye boxes...still, you hair looks really shiny after the dying and the red roots look quite cool! x

Charli! said...

Its because dye doesn't lift dye it only makes it darker if going from light to dark, they should be much clearer on their instructions though xx

G A B Y said...

@Adrienne: I hate that! But this time I'm very disappointed because it's their fault, their instructions weren't clear -_- Thanks, I can't wait to receive them! =D

@Chrissy: Yes, that's totally stupid. I mean, yes I understand English, but what if I didn't? That's not my problem, it's their fault! I mena, come on, it's L'Oréal we are talking about, not a little unknown company!!

@Adele: Well I'm glad it worked for you. I didn't have much luck, I guess.

@LilyLipstick: Yes, that's why I'm mad. Even only one word can change everything! But yes, I do like the red roots, it makes my hair unique, I guess hehe!

@Charli!: Yes I know that, the point is that they didn't state in French that this hair dye was meant to be used on natural hair color. And that makes me mad!

Sriya said...

This has happened to me before!! xx

Harrriiiet said...

I saw the picture of your roots and was like :O such a pretty colour.
Shame it wasn't all over !
Stupid home dyes :D

prettyinthedesert said...

Wow, that's pretty terrible. Over here the instructions are always in English and Arabic. I do read Arabic, but English is my mother tongue so I always just read the English part. Just terrible, I don't know why they didn't just include the full description? So weird.

Maybe you can try using a gentle color remover to get rid of the dark dye and then try again. I'm considering dying my hair red and might do that because my hair has layers and layers of dye and I want an even result.

~Elizabeth aka Lacquered Lizard said...

You might want to look into "color oops!" to lift the darker color then try the red again. Once you have dark color on, you either have to lift it, cut it off or let it grow out. Can't color lighter over it. Just can't.

luckiebeauty said...

Ahh je te comprends! Je me suis fait jouer des tours aussi par ça! :(

Je suis finalement allée chez la coiffeuse,fait un démaquillant pour enlever mon noir et teint en bourgogne-rouge puis j'ai continué avec des teintures de pharmacie ensuite (chaque moi je palissais un peu en changeant la teinte de mon rouge) et j'ai fini par y arriver!!

Gloria said...

Feria did this to my hair too but don't worry it evens out. Try Head & Shoulders shampoo because that evens out the hair colour and makes it fade a bit! Gloria x x

petitechouxx said...

J'hais toujours ca quand cest pas ecrit la meme chose dans les deux langues!

missvaliie said...

maudite teinture de pharmacie! haha j'en ai faite une justement dans la même marque que toi dernièrement et elle a bien fonctionner juste pas assez ''puncher'' (vraiment pas comme sur la boite évidemment!) mais je vais bientot aller me refaire faire le même genre de couleur chez ma coiffeuse pour être assuré du résultat!

Princess Feef said...

thats exactly what happened to me with the light brown ,, only the roots -__- am no way bleaching ,, nooo way ,,, so back to black today =D

Straight Up Glam said...

Je trouve ca beau, quandmeme!
I also had a horrible experience with red dye! The whole top part of my head, a good 3-4 inches, decided to turn a BRIGHT burgundy. 2 days before my job interview! Thank god I was able to get an emergency appointment at a salon to get it fixed!

Andrée xx

Ms Bubu said...

Ca m'est arrive une coupe de fois de voir des disparites comme ca dans les traductions (me rappelle plus quoi exactement)...

J'avoue que on est chanceuse du fait qu'on lit les deux langues, si ca avait ete ma mere, elle aurait pas compris!

Lauren said...

I agree with Elizabeth, if you don't love the colour in a day or so I would search for some "color oops". I can totally sympathize with you - when your hair doesn't turn out the way you want it it's super disapointing :( and if it's a colour you don't love you just don't feel like you.

Good Luck! Keep us updated on your 'do'

Lauren from ChickAdvisor

G A B Y said...

@Sriya : Me too, too many times! I should have known -_-'

@Harrriiiet : Actually, in the pictures, the color at the roots looks much darker than it is in reality, maybe because of the flash. It's not orange but it's not burgundy )=

@prettyinthedesert : Oh no I'm never touching bleach or something like that ever again, I've had my fair share of bad experiences with those. My natural hair is dark blonde so the red won't stay anyway, I have already tried x=

@~Elizabeth aka Lacquered Lizard : Oh I don't know, I'm quite scared of those things. I have already tried bleaching my hair back to blonde and the red dye didn't stay.

@luckiebeauty : J'aurais dû m'y attendre... moi qui était toute excitée, je suis tellement déçue! Maudite publicité mensongère! Moi je ne suis pas prête à m'embarquer là-dedans, j'ai déjà eu les cheveux bourgognes sur mes cheveux blonds foncés naturels, et la couleur ne restait pas, elle devenait toujours orange après 2 semaines )=

@Gloria : Yes I knew this trick but haven't tried it. Thanks!

@petitechouxx : C'est complètement stupide, franchement! Qu'est-ce que ça coûte de traduire comme il faut? Même moi je ferais une meilleure job et je ne suis même pas encore diplômée ahah! Comme quoi un petit mot peut tout changer...

@missvaliie : On devrait pas se laisser influencer par la couleur sur la boîte, on finit toujours par se faire avoir avoir! Oui ça c'est sûr que chez la coiffeuse, y'a bien moi de risque que ça râte.

@Princess Feef : Aww seriously, you too? Like you, I'm never, ever bleaching my hair again myself.

@Straight Up Glam : C'est pas la fin du monde, mais c'est quand même vraiment pas ce à quoi je m'attendais! Je vais quand même être capable d'attendre au mois prochain avant de reteindre, c'est quand même pas un massacre. En attendant, j'ai des cheveux originaux, au moins ahah!

@Ms Bubu : Moi aussi, j'en vois souvent, et la plupart du temps, c'est drôle, mais dans ce cas-ci, ça ne l'était pas! Ahlàlà -_-

@Lauren : Thanks for the advice, but I'm quite scared of bleaching my hair again. I don't even know if "Color Oops" is available in Canada?

Beauty meets Kawaii said...

Oh I'm sorry Gaby! I've had horrific results with at home colours before. Usually I call my hairdresser crying!

Kisses, Melanie

G A B Y said...

@Beauty meets Kawaii : Well it's not that bad LOL, but I'm too afraid of hairdressers anyway!

Anonymous said...

You should try Manic Panic. They sell it at beauty supply stores and some Shoppers Drugmarts. I've had friends that dye their hair red, purple, green from black hair and they have all turned out pretty well. Hope that helps! =)

G A B Y said...

@Anonymous: I have already tried various colors from Manic Panic in the past but the colors tends to fade after a few washes. Thanks for the advice though! (=