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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 1455 reviews)

87%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to use (982)
  • Great color (685)
  • Natural look (640)
  • Gentle (580)
  • Long-lasting (396)

Cons

  • Doesn't last (85)
  • Smells bad (84)
  • Color misrepresented (41)
  • Time consuming (37)
  • Messy (24)

Best Uses

  • Graying hair (678)
  • Touch ups (357)
  • New look (244)
  • Thick hair (125)
  • Fine hair (96)
    • Commitment To Color:
    • Permanent (737), Semi-permanent (71), 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 (563), Survivalist / minimalist (293), Product junkie (78), Budget shopper (46), Brand buyer (40)

Reviewed by 1455 customers

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5.0

I love this hair color

By MeMe

from Bozeman

About Me Beauty Conscious

Verified Buyer

Pros

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

Cons

  • Doesn't Last
  • Needs more time to cover grays

Best Uses

    Comments about L'Oréal Excellence Crème:

    I have quite a bit of gray hair. While this doesn't cover the most stubborn grays, it does color in such a way as to make the gray, that shows, look natural.
    I have been using this brand for years and will continue.

    • Commitment To Color:
    • Permanent
     
    3.0

    this product was very easy to use.

    By #1denfan

    from rio rancho nm

    About Me Minimalist

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Easy To Use
    • Long-Lasting
    • Natural Look

    Cons

    • Color Misrepresented

    Best Uses

    • Thinner Hair

    Comments about L'Oréal Excellence Crème:

    this product works well for me because it's easy to use, and not messy

    • Commitment To Color:
    • Permanent
     
    4.0

    My go to color

    By Muffinpoo

    from Los Angeles, CA

    About Me Minimalist

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

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

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Graying Hair
      • New Look
      • Thicker Hair

      Comments about L'Oréal Excellence Crème:

      I've used this color for ages and really like the different shades of black.

      • Commitment To Color:
      • Permanent
       
      5.0

      i like this product hair looks and feels great

      By barb

      from chiicago

      About Me Beauty Conscious

      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:

        I use this every two weeks to cover my grey roots. i was able to lighten my dark hair up a little bit with this product and i think i was successful it is so reasonable to dye your hair at home with this product, i don't know why (esp those of us covering grey) don't all do this.

        • Commitment To Color:
        • Permanent
         
        5.0

        Great product!

        By None

        from San Jose

        About Me Minimalist

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Easy To Use
        • Gentle
        • Great Color

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Graying Hair
          • Touch Ups

          Comments about L'Oréal Excellence Crème:

          Wish you would stock more of this color in your Westgate store. Always out in the store or if I'm lucky they have one.

          • Commitment To Color:
          • Permanent
           
          5.0

          I would recommend thise product

          By Tala

          from Danville

          About Me Minimalist

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Easy To Use

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Touch Ups

            Comments about L'Oréal Excellence Crème:

            I love that

            • Commitment To Color:
            • Temporary
             
            4.0

            nice color

            By none

            from Illinois

            About Me Beauty Conscious

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Easy To Use
            • Great Color
            • Natural Look

            Cons

            • Doesn't Last

            Best Uses

            • Graying Hair

            Comments about L'Oréal Excellence Crème:

            To keep my hair looking the same color I have to use this product every three weeks.

            • Commitment To Color:
            • Permanent
             
            5.0

            Finest Hair Color in a Box

            By harpier

            from New Haven, CT

            About Me Beauty Conscious

            Verified Reviewer

            Pros

            • Easy To Use
            • Great Color
            • Natural Look

            Cons

              Best Uses

                Comments about L'Oréal Excellence Crème:

                L'Oréal's Excellence Créme hair color is, quite simply, the best hair color available at the drug store. To be clear, (though it advertises itself in particular for gray coverage) I use it to add a brighter color, dimension and interest to my natural hair color. As far as I know, I'm not yet graying. I naturally have a red-toned brown that has gone a little mousier and duller as I've aged and in the water type I currently shower in. So, every 5 or 6 weeks, I use 7R "Red Penny" and occasionally 8RB "Reddish Blonde" in the summer to rejuvenate the color. It's perfect!

                I regularly receive compliments from strangers, and every hair stylist I've been to since beginning use has raved about the color, often showing some surprise that it's actually dyed. The dye blends seamlessly and naturally with my own hair color, which mutes the tone a little from the color shown on the box, but makes it far more credible as a natural color. The tone doesn't show any of the brassiness that some bleaches in hair dye can, and it (slowly) fades into an equally credible hair color, if you decide to stop dying.

                As for the other contents, the Pre-Color Protective Treatment is useful for brushing through and strengthening hair tips before coloring, but I only use the Protective Ceramide-Protein Conditioner immediately after coloring, preferring to rely on my color-safe non-lathering cleanser and conditioner as well as a restorative hair mask for color and hair maintenance.

                • Commitment To Color:
                • Permanent
                 
                5.0

                Love this

                By Jlee

                from Phoenix

                Comments about L'Oréal Excellence Crème:

                I love this product. I usually go to a salon for color but decided to try L'Oréal. Saw some good reviews. So glad I did. My hair is naturally dark brown with a small amount of gray. It had been over high lighted but for the past 6 months just had overall color professionally done . I was never happy with the salon color, it was too dark didn't look natural and very drying. This color left my hair in brownreally healthy condition and it looks so natural ( light brown 6a). Will definitely be using again. It covered the gray really well!! Left my hair very shiny and healthy looking.

                 
                5.0

                Wonderfu, my hair dresser said it was perfect

                By MollyMarie

                from Evans, GA

                Comments about L'Oréal Excellence Crème:

                I used Loreal, however I switched to Esalon. Pricy but loved the color. I looked at the Mefium Redish Brown from Loreal and thought I would switch back. So glad I did, much better than it use to be, and covered my stubborn gray root with even color through out. LOVE IT

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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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