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L'Oréal Excellence Cr%C3%A8me

L'Oréal

Excellence Crème

Item 2085840

Color:Lightest Ultimate Blonde

This level 3 permanent hair color provides 100% gray coverage and deep, vibrant color. Kit contains Pre-Color Protective Treatment, Protective Color Crème, Protective Crème Developer, Protective Ceramide-Protein Conditioner, Full Coverage Comb Applicator, Usage Instructions, and Salon Gloves.

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L'OréalExcellence Crème
 
4.1

(based on 1915 reviews)

82%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to use (1039)
  • Great color (730)
  • Natural look (685)
  • Gentle (617)
  • Long-lasting (416)

Cons

  • Doesn't last (93)
  • Smells bad (89)
  • Color misrepresented (49)
  • Time consuming (37)
  • Messy (26)

Best Uses

  • Graying hair (727)
  • Touch ups (379)
  • New look (257)
  • Thick hair (131)
  • Fine hair (101)
    • Commitment To Color:
    • Permanent (787), Semi-permanent (79), Temporary (28), Demi-permanent (16)
    • Hair Type:
    • Wavy hair (60), Straight hair (45), Very curly hair (8)
    • My Beauty Routine Takes:
    • 30 minutes (46), 10 minutes (28), 1+ hour (13)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Beauty conscious (595), Survivalist / minimalist (313), Product junkie (85), Budget shopper (46), Brand buyer (40)

Reviewed by 1915 customers

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1.0

Worst color EVER!!!

By Royally Annoyed

from Maryland

About Me Beauty Conscious

Pros

    Cons

    • Color Misrepresented

    Best Uses

      Comments about L'Oréal Excellence Crème:

      I had virgin hair (meaning I didn't have any color treatments pre existing on my hair) and was looking forward to dying my hair this color. My natural, non-treated, chemical free hair was a light brown color. My professional stylist said, based upon the color that I like to achieve (which is a cool blonde with ZERO brass/red tones) to go with Ash in the color I select. Ok, so I chose Lòreal's Excellence Creme hair dye in 8.5 A. (A meaning Ash). I followed the directions per box instructions and rinsed it out the color after the 30 minute waiting period. It looked brassy even when my hair was wet but didn't panic too much. So, I go to dry my hair with my blow dryer and wouldn't you know... I have brassy, orange-y colored hair! I'm so furious at Lòreal for selling a product that was misrepresented!! The color on my hair was NOTHING like any of the potential swatches that we're offered on the back of the box.

      I WOULD NOT recommend this product nor any product in the Lòreal Excellence Creme line to anyone who truly cares about their hair. Clearly, this company doesn't care to put the correct type of outcome on their products. I will be calling them and getting my money back. Never, ever again will I ever try to save time and money by dying it at home. I've had success using home hair dye in the past but this color 8.5A is total GARBAGE!!

      • Commitment To Color:
      • Permanent
       
      1.0

      Messy

      By Realtor Extraordinaire

      from La Jolla, California

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

        Cons

        • Difficult To Use
        • Doesn't cover gray
        • Doesn't Last
        • Messy

        Best Uses

          Comments about L'Oréal Excellence Crème:

          This product is very messy and although I left it on for over 30 minutes, it did not cover my gray roots. :(

          • Commitment To Color:
          • Permanent
           
          5.0

          Excellent coverage!

          By Charlie

          from Ankeny, IA

          About Me Beauty Conscious

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Easy To Use
          • Gentle
          • Great Color
          • Long-Lasting
          • Natural Look

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Graying Hair

            Comments about L'Oréal Excellence Crème:

            I have used this product for many years as it was recommended to me by a beautician after I had complained many times about the price of a professional job. I feel that it is a great product.

            • Commitment To Color:
            • Permanent
             
            5.0

            Yes I would buy this again

            By Kat

            from New York

            About Me Minimalist

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Easy To Use
            • Gentle
            • Great Color
            • Long-Lasting
            • Natural Look
            • Versatile

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Graying Hair

              Comments about L'Oréal Excellence Crème:

              Love this

              • Commitment To Color:
              • Semi-Permanent
               
              4.0

              Like it very easy to use

              By Houston

              from Friendswood

              About Me Product Junkie

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Easy To Use
              • Gentle
              • Great Color
              • Natural Look

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Graying Hair
                • New Look
                • Thicker Hair
                • Thinner Hair
                • Touch Ups

                Comments about L'Oréal Excellence Crème:

                I like this color it is very easy to use. Only conn it doesn't last long.

                • Commitment To Color:
                • Permanent
                 
                5.0

                Love this product!

                By Me

                from Naubinway, MI

                About Me Beauty Conscious

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Easy To Use
                • Gentle
                • Great Color
                • Long-Lasting
                • Natural Look

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                    Comments about L'Oréal Excellence Crème:

                    I love the color

                    • Commitment To Color:
                    • Permanent
                     
                    5.0

                    Best color product I have tried

                    By Kathie

                    from Anoka Minn

                    About Me Minimalist

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Easy To Use
                    • Gentle
                    • Great Color
                    • Natural Look

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Graying Hair
                      • New Look
                      • Thinner Hair

                      Comments about L'Oréal Excellence Crème:

                      Consistent quality...good product

                      • Commitment To Color:
                      • Semi-Permanent
                       
                      5.0

                      in between

                      By no gray for a while

                      from sacramento

                      About Me Beauty Conscious

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Easy To Use

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Graying Hair

                        Comments about L'Oréal Excellence Crème:

                        as i get older the gray are showing but not a lot.

                        • Commitment To Color:
                        • Permanent
                         
                        5.0

                        Great product!

                        By Tiger...

                        from North Carolina

                        About Me Beauty Conscious

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Easy To Use

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • Graying Hair

                          Comments about L'Oréal Excellence Crème:

                          This product covers gray better then any other product i have used and does not dry out my hair..

                          • Commitment To Color:
                          • Permanent

                          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                           
                          5.0

                          Been using this for years

                          By MakingacomebackinRI

                          from Rhode Island

                          About Me Product Junkie

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Easy To Use
                          • Gentle
                          • Great Color
                          • Natural Look

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                            • Graying Hair
                            • Touch Ups

                            Comments about L'Oréal Excellence Crème:

                            Been my go-to product for years! Wouldn't use anything else. Applies easily, no mess, does what it says it will.

                            • Commitment To Color:
                            • Permanent

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                            7 Questions | 7 Answers
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                            • Q:

                              I would like to use this for grey coverage of my roots between salon services. Will this work well? I am looking for a product that will last longer than 3 weeks.
                              Asked on 11/6/2017 by SadieJeanb from Denver, CO

                              1 answer

                              • Brand Expert

                                A:

                                Hi there! Thank you for inquiring about our Excellence Creme Haircolor. This product is designed to provide you with 100% gray coverage. It is also a permanent haircolor, so it will last longer than 3 weeks. We hope this helps!

                                Answered on 11/7/2017 by Brand Expert from L Oreal Paris
                            • Q:

                              What volume is the developer that comes in the box?
                              Asked on 8/13/2017 by Sally from TX

                              1 answer

                              • Brand Expert

                                A:

                                Hi Sally, different shades come with different volume developers. The Excellence Creme shades either come with a 20V or 30V developer!

                                Answered on 8/16/2017 by Brand Expert from L Oreal Paris
                            • Q:

                              Can i mix loreal excellence 8 1/2.3 and excellence age perfect 9G colors? Will one squeeze of 8 make it slightly darker?
                              Asked on 8/8/2017 by AD from Annapolis, MD

                              1 answer

                              • Brand Expert

                                A:

                                Hi AD! We do not recommend mixing any of our shades together, especially two shades from different haircolor lines. If you are trying to get a slightly darker shade than Age Perfect by Excellence in 9G, we suggest trying Excellence Creme in 8 Medium Blonde or 8G Medium Golden Blonde. We hope this helps!

                                Answered on 8/11/2017 by Brand Expert from L Oreal Paris
                            • Q:

                              I am looking for the conditioner that comes in the Excellence hair color boxes to buy separately. I have used this hair color for many years, and the conditioner in these boxes are the best by far. Does L'Oreal sell the conditioner without having to buy the whole box of hair color?
                              Asked on 8/4/2017 by Kelly from TX

                              1 answer

                              • Brand Expert

                                A:

                                Hi Kelly, unfortunately we do not sell the conditioner in our Excellence Creme haircolor separately. However, we do offer a very similar product. We recommend checking out our Total Repair 5 Damage-Erasing Balm, it will make your hair feel hydrated and super soft!

                                Answered on 8/8/2017 by Brand Expert from L Oreal Paris
                            • Q:

                              I have dark brown hair and I want to color my hair this color.. will my hair turn orange?
                              Asked on 4/23/2017 by Madonna from New Hope, PA

                              1 answer

                              • Brand Expert

                                A:

                                Hi Madonna! Thanks for asking about our Excellence Creme. We recommend staying within two levels of your natural hair color. So if you have dark brown hair the lightest you could go without seeing orange would be a Light Brown #6.

                                Answered on 4/24/2017 by Brand Expert from L Oreal Paris
                            • Q:

                              What are the ingredients?
                              Asked on 1/9/2017 by Kimi from Houston, TX

                              1 answer

                              • Brand Expert

                                A:

                                Our formulas are modified from time to time, so this ingredient listing may not exactly reflect the ingredients in the product you purchase and use. Always read the ingredient list on the product label before use.

                                Note: Below Is The Most Comprehensive Ingredient List For This Product, But Please Note That Ingredients Vary By Shade. Please Check The Box At The Store For An Ingredient List At The Shade Level.

                                AQUA / WATER / EAU
                                CETEARYL ALCOHOL
                                PROPYLENE GLYCOL
                                DECETH-3
                                LAURETH-12
                                AMMONIUM HYDROXIDE
                                OLETH-30
                                HEXADIMETHRINE CHLORIDE
                                LAURIC ACID
                                GLYCOL DISTEARATE
                                POLYQUATERNIUM-22
                                ETHANOLAMINE
                                SILICA DIMETHYL SILYLATE
                                CI 77891 / TITANIUM DIOXIDE
                                2,4-DIAMINOPHENOXYETHANOL HCl
                                m-AMINOPHENOL
                                ASCORBIC ACID
                                SODIUM METABISULFITE
                                HYDROXYPROPYL BIS(N-HYDROXYETHYL-P-PHENYLENEDIAMINE) HCL
                                DIMETHICONE
                                PENTASODIUM PENTETATE
                                PROLINE
                                p-PHENYLENEDIAMINE
                                PARFUM / FRAGRANCE
                                CARBOMER
                                THREONINE
                                RESORCINOL

                                DEVELOPER

                                AQUA / WATER / EAU
                                HYDROGEN PEROXIDE
                                CETEARYL ALCOHOL
                                TRIDECETH-2 CARBOXAMIDE MEA
                                CETEARETH-25
                                GLYCERIN
                                PENTASODIUM PENTETATE
                                SODIUM STANNATE
                                TETRASODIUM PYROPHOSPHATE
                                PHOSPHORIC ACID

                                AFTER COLOR CONDITIONER

                                AQUA / WATER / EAU
                                CETEARYL ALCOHOL
                                GLYCERIN
                                BEHENTRIMONIUM CHLORIDE
                                AMODIMETHICONE
                                CETYL ESTERS
                                ISOPROPYL ALCOHOL
                                PARFUM / FRAGRANCE
                                SODIUM PCA
                                TRIDECETH-6
                                PANTHENOL
                                CANDELILLA CERA / CANDELILLA WAX / CIRE DE CANDELILLA
                                CETRIMONIUM CHLORIDE
                                CHLORHEXIDINE DIHYDROCHLORIDE
                                HYDROXYPROPYLTRIMONIUM HYDROLYZED WHEAT PROTEIN
                                2-OLEAMIDO-1,3-OCTADECANEDIOL
                                SOLUBLE COLLAGEN

                                Answered on 1/12/2017 by Brand Expert from L Oreal Paris
                            • Q:

                              Is this color 7n
                              Asked on 1/4/2017 by Big peggy from Lakeland fl

                              1 answer

                              • Brand Expert

                                A:

                                The Excellence Crème is available in 7 dark blonde, There is no shade with the letter N available.

                                Answered on 1/11/2017 by Brand Expert from L Oreal Paris
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