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L'Oréal Excellence Cr%C3%A8me

L'Oréal

Excellence Crème

Lightest Ultimate Blonde

Item #: 2085840

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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
 
4.3

(based on 1484 reviews)

87%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to use (991)
  • Great color (692)
  • Natural look (646)
  • Gentle (586)
  • Long-lasting (398)

Cons

  • Doesn't last (86)
  • Smells bad (85)
  • Color misrepresented (42)
  • Time consuming (37)
  • Messy (24)

Best Uses

  • Graying hair (685)
  • Touch ups (359)
  • New look (244)
  • Thick hair (125)
  • Fine hair (97)
    • Commitment To Color:
    • Permanent (744), Semi-permanent (74), Temporary (26), Demi-permanent (15)
    • 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 (569), Survivalist / minimalist (295), Product junkie (78), Budget shopper (46), Brand buyer (40)

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4.0

I would buy again

By Jackie

from Van Nuys

About Me Beauty Conscious

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Easy To Use
  • Natural Look

Cons

  • Smells Bad

Best Uses

  • Graying Hair

Comments about L'Oréal Excellence Crème:

Very is use mix and use.

  • Commitment To Color:
  • Permanent
 
1.0

Turns hair chocolate brown!

By Pea

from NYC, NY

About Me Beauty Conscious

Verified Buyer

Pros

    Cons

    • Color Misrepresented

    Best Uses

      Comments about L'Oréal Excellence Crème:

      OMG....this turned my hair almost black! I had to buy Color Ooops to wash it out. What a color mis-type.

      • Commitment To Color:
      • Permanent
       
      1.0

      Instructions are wrong

      By Kwilliams9

      from Atlanta, GA

      Comments about L'Oréal Excellence Crème:

      "Do I have time to color my hair tonight?" I thought as I scanned the directions. Sure. So I twisted off the cap of the developer bottle, grabbed tube 3, as the instructions said, and squeezed. Then I turn over the remaining tube, expecting to see step 4, conditioner, when I realize that step 3, in my hand (well, now in my bottle of developing cream) is the conditioner and STEP 2 is the color cream. I guess we'll see what happens when you mix developer, color, and conditioner all at once! You've got your bottles (or instructions) misnumbered, L'Oréal

       
      5.0

      it work

      By lorena

      from phx,az

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Easy To Use

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Graying Hair

        Comments about L'Oréal Excellence Crème:

        For roots nice color

        • Commitment To Color:
        • Permanent
         
        5.0

        Used for years

        By Pammie

        from West Palm Beach, Fl

        About Me Minimalist

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

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

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Graying Hair

          Comments about L'Oréal Excellence Crème:

          Simple application.

          • Commitment To Color:
          • Permanent
           
          1.0

          Didn't change anything

          By SadAnon4673

          from Walmart

          Comments about L'Oréal Excellence Crème:

          I bought this along with the dark blonde and spent and hour doing it and nothing changed. My hair looked exactly the same I'm so frustrated, I spent alot of money and time because my hair is long and thick and it didn't do anything very disappointing. The cheaper brands are better

           
          4.0

          Favorite hair dye

          By Kat

          from West Virginia

          About Me Beauty Conscious

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

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

          Cons

          • Doesn't Last

          Best Uses

          • Touch Ups

          Comments about L'Oréal Excellence Crème:

          It doesn't cover every strand to the exact color but on the spots that It doesn't penetrate enough it still leaves like a nice blending tone. So like if you go from a light brown to this it all still blends the red tones and the existing color to look natural.

          • Commitment To Color:
          • Permanent
           
          5.0

          I would buy this product again

          By JMK

          from PSL, Florida

          About Me Beauty Conscious

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

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

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Graying Hair

            Comments about L'Oréal Excellence Crème:

            Great price, easy to use, provided great coverage to cover up my gray areas.

            • Commitment To Color:
            • Semi-Permanent

            (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Excellence Dark Ash Brown (4A)

            By KKH310

            from Undisclosed

            Comments about L'Oréal Excellence Crème:

            I loved my natural medium-to-dark ash brown hair color but have been going gray over the past decade, so I reluctantly caved and started at-home coloring a year and a half ago. I've had terrible luck with L'Oreal Preference and other brands' "ash" and "cool" shades throwing unnatural orange/red tones, especially in bright light. I recently tried Excellence Dark Ash Brown (4A) as a last resort before giving up altogether or having a professional hairstylist fix my hair. The final result brought my hair back to a natural ash brown color plus stuck to my stubborn grays! My hair also feels thicker and healthier than with other products I've tried. Be forewarned through that hair initially may turn out very dark (almost black) in the root areas that do not receive the pre-conditioning treatment and receive the full application time (30-40 min), but after a few washes it will look amazing. I used a clarifying shampoo at first then switched back to my usual color-safe, sulfate-free products once the color lightened a bit. The compliments keep coming and I'm so happy to love my hair color again!

            (3 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Most Protective Haircolor with Consistent Results

            By Aspiring

            from Palm Beach Gardens, FL

            Comments about L'Oréal Excellence Crème:

            I've been using Excellence 8G for years off and on with intermittent Preference 8G. While I much prefer the color for Preference 8G has over Excellence 8G, the conditioning of this product is excellent. Using the pre-conditioning creme on my ends helps protect them from extreme absorption and I get more complements using L'oreal hair color than I've ever gotten from any salon, even ones costing $150+ for color and highlighting. The color is consistently good and application is easier in creme form than liquid (Preference) for those novices out there worried they won't be able to do it themselves.

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            • 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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