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L'Oréal Multi-Tonal Color System

L'Oréal

Multi-Tonal Color System

Toasted Coconut 8.0

Item #: 2082914

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L'Oréal Couleur Experte is a permanent color system that features two-tones, one for your base color, the other for highlights. Kit includes Multi-tonal color base, creme developer, illuminating powder, illuminating creme developer, highlighting wand, creme conditioner, instruction booklet, and two sets of colorist gloves.
Detailed directions included in package.

Precautions: Hair color products can cause an allergic reaction which, in certain rare cases, can be serious. Therefore, before you use this product it is necessary to follow these precautions: do not use: if you have already had a reaction to a hair color or hair lightening product. If you have a sensitive, itchy or damaged scalp. Perform an allergy test with a portion of this product 48 hours before full application (see the instruction sheet). Avoid contact with eyes and skin (other than areas of application). If product gets into eyes, rinse with lukewarm water immediately. Wear gloves provided in kit. Thoroughly rinse hair after application. Do not use for anything other than coloring your hair. Do not use on relaxed hair or just after bleaching your hair. Do not use over compound henna or progressive color. Do not inhale or ingest. Keep product out of the reach of children. This product contains ingredients which may cause skin irritation on certain individuals and a preliminary test according to accompanying directions should first be made. This product must not be used for dyeing the eyelashes or eyebrows; to do so may cause blindness. This product contains persulfates and other ingredients which may cause serious irritant, respiratory and/or allergic reactions. Prepare and use only in a well-ventilated area. Enclosed insert contains important health and safety information. Follow the instructions.
Multi-Tonal Gel Creme Color Base: Multi-Tonal Gel Creme: Water, Deceth-3, Laureth-12, Oleth-30, Deceth-5, Trideceth-2 Carboxamide MEA, Ammonium Hydroxide, Glycerin, Oleic Acid, Hexadimethrine Chloride, Oleyl Alcohol, Polyquaternium-6, Fragrance, p-Aminophenol, Ethanolamine, Sodium Metabisulfite, Ascorbic Acid, EDTA, m-Aminophenol, Polyquaternium-24, p-Phenylenediamine, Resorcinol, 6-Hydroxyindole, o-Aminophenol.

Micro-Fine Illuminating Powder: Potassium Persulfate, Sodium Silicate, Sodium Persulfate, Acrylates/C10-30 Alkyl Acrylate Crosspolymer, Urea, Kaolin, Magnesium Stearate, Ammonium Chloride, Diethylhexyl Sodium Sulfosuccinate, VP/VA Copolymer, Polydecene, Sodium Metasilicate, Magnesium Peroxide, EDTA, Titanium Dioxide, Cyamopsis Tetragonoloba (Guar) Gum, Sodium Carboxymethyl Starch, Sodium Benzoate.

Multi-Tonal Creme Developer: Water, Hydrogen Peroxide, Cetearyl Alcohol, Trideceth-2-Carboxamide MEA, Ceteareth-30, Glycerin, Pentasodium Pentetate, Sodium Stannate, Tetrasodium Pyrophosphate.

Illuminating Creme Developer: Water, Hydrogen Peroxide, Cetearyl Alcohol, Trideceth-2-Carboxamide MEA, Ceteareth-30, Glycerin, Pentasodium Pentetate, Sodium Stannate, Tetrasodium Pyrophosphate.

Multi-Moisture Creme Conditioner: Water, Cetearyl Alcohol, Glycerin, Behentrimonium Chloride, Euphorbia Cerifera (Candelilla) Wax, Amodimethicone, Cetyl Esters, Isopropyl Alcohol, Fragrance, Methylparaben, Trideceth-12, Prunus Armeniaca (Apricot) Kernel Oil, Chlorhexidine Dihydrochloride, Cetrimonium Chloride.

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L'OréalMulti-Tonal Color System
 
4.6

(based on 1229 reviews)

95%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to use (1011)
  • Great color (752)
  • Natural look (708)
  • Gentle (559)
  • Long-lasting (425)

Cons

  • Time consuming (156)
  • Color misrepresented (46)
  • Doesn't last (41)
  • Smells bad (36)
  • Messy (30)

Best Uses

  • Graying hair (651)
  • New look (514)
  • Touch ups (295)
  • Color-treated hair (167)
  • Thick hair (142)
    • Commitment To Color:
    • Permanent (771), Semi-permanent (98), Demi-permanent (26), Temporary (11)
    • Hair Type:
    • Straight hair (141), Wavy hair (103), Very curly hair (20)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Beauty conscious (688), Survivalist / minimalist (368), Product junkie (105), Professional stylist (10), Budget shopper (7)

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5.0

Can't tell hair is dyed.

By RJ

from Mount Laurel, NJ

About Me Beauty Conscious

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Natural Look

Cons

  • Time Consuming

Best Uses

    Comments about L'Oréal Multi-Tonal Color System:

    Love this product. Takes a lot of time to properly apply highlights but well worth the effort. Even my stylist wasn't sure whether I colored my hair or it was my natural color.

    • Commitment To Color:
    • Permanent
     
    4.0

    Best Haircolor & highlighter

    By Ally

    from Miami, FL

    About Me Beauty Conscious

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Versatile

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Graying Hair

      Comments about L'Oréal Multi-Tonal Color System:

      I've used this product for years. It was sold everywhere - now the only place I can find it is at ULTA. Thank you ULTA!

      • Commitment To Color:
      • Semi-Permanent
       
      5.0

      Great compliments!

      By Simple Elegance

      from Missouri

      About Me Beauty Conscious

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Easy To Use
      • Great Color
      • Natural Look

      Cons

        Best Uses

          Comments about L'Oréal Multi-Tonal Color System:

          I get so many compliments about my hair color and when I tell them I do it myself they are amazed!

          • Commitment To Color:
          • Permanent

          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          I buy this product again and again

          By Bev

          from Michigan

          About Me Minimalist

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

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

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Graying Hair
            • Touch Ups

            Comments about L'Oréal Multi-Tonal Color System:

            I have used other hair color that left my hair feeling gross but this one leaves your hair feeling soft and does not smell bad. The color matches my hair so close! Love this one!

            (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Covers the gray easy to use and it definitely looks natural!

            By Cenovia

            from Grand Prairie TX

            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 Multi-Tonal Color System:

              Cover my gray!delivery was prompt!!!!

              (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              Favorite hair color

              By Catlynn

              from San Antonio, Texas

              About Me Beauty Conscious

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Easy To Use
              • Great Color
              • Versatile

              Cons

                Best Uses

                  Comments about L'Oréal Multi-Tonal Color System:

                  I save so much money coloring and highlighting my own hair.

                  • Commitment To Color:
                  • Permanent

                  (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  5.0

                  Love it

                  By Cindi ann the personal shopper

                  from Woodstock ga

                  About Me Beauty Conscious

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Easy To Use
                  • Great Color
                  • Natural Look

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Graying Hair

                    Comments about L'Oréal Multi-Tonal Color System:

                    Saves me from going to an expensive salon every month

                    • Commitment To Color:
                    • Permanent

                    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    5.0

                    Love it

                    By Robbin

                    from Austin,Tx

                    Verified Buyer

                    Comments about L'Oréal Multi-Tonal Color System:

                    Like it alot

                    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    5.0

                    Awesome coverage!

                    By Chellersvl

                    from Roseville, CA

                    About Me Minimalist

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

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

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

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

                      Comments about L'Oréal Multi-Tonal Color System:

                      Have been using this product for years! Great coverage and looks natural!?

                      • Commitment To Color:
                      • Permanent

                      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                       
                      5.0

                      Fantastic I've used it for years.

                      By Cookie

                      from Las Vegas

                      About Me Minimalist

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

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

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Thicker Hair

                        Comments about L'Oréal Multi-Tonal Color System:

                        Easy to use, natural looking color. The highlights come out great even doing it yourse2.

                        • Commitment To Color:
                        • Permanent

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                        • Q:

                          Hi I've been coloring my hair for years I have gray hair throughout my head of hair with more cell usually around my temples lies the most my hair is a darker brown with reddish highlights I would like to put caramel perhaps even near me a blondish highlights in my hair face-framing highlights is what I would like in a caramel color would this product work on color treated hair and also change my hair, color not and into a orange color as I tried this before and that's exactly what happened it's horrible I didn't do the strand test though so I most definitely will this time I said perhaps maybe even if I wanted to go even lighter than a caramel color maybe a blonde well let's work on my color treated dark Brown hair thank you thank you thank you happy holidays and blessings please and thank you
                          Asked on 7/2/2017 by Mrs. Bartram from East Berlin PA

                          1 answer

                          • Brand Expert

                            A:

                            Hi Mrs. Bartram! If you have dark brown color-treated hair, the closest neutral shade we have in our Couleur Experte line is 5.0 Caramel Glaze. It will give you a medium brown base color and caramel highlights. You should perform a strand test to see how long it takes the highlights to lift to a caramel shade. We do not recommend leaving the highlights on for more than 25 minutes. We hope this will work for you!

                            Answered on 7/6/2017 by Brand Expert from L Oreal Paris
                        • Q:

                          I have bleached hair that I don't love. I used this product many times prior to getting my hair bleached at the salon. This toasted coconut is closer to my natural color. Can I use this on bleached hair? My hair is turning a little yellow and I don't like this upkeep. I want to go back to using L'Oréal.
                          Asked on 7/1/2017 by Liz from California

                          1 answer

                          • Brand Expert

                            A:

                            Hi Liz! As long as it has been at least 2 weeks since you bleached, your hair is in good condition, and your hair has warm yellow tones in it, you can use Couleur Experte 8.0 Toasted Coconut. If your hair is a very pale yellow, almost white, you must use a filler to put the warmth back in your hair so you do not discolor. You can get that done at The Salon at Ulta Beauty!

                            Answered on 7/5/2017 by Brand Expert from L Oreal Paris
                        • Q:

                          I always loved 7.3 Butterscotch Creme in this product and haven't found a suitable replacement since it was discontinued. Any help on choosing a base color that would give that reddish gold tone and blonde highlights I got with Butterscotch Creme would be very appreciated!
                          Asked on 6/6/2017 by SuSu from SC

                          1 answer

                          • Brand Expert

                            A:

                            Hi SuSu, we are sorry we discontinued your favorite haircolor! We suggest checking out L'Oréal Excellence Creme 7G Dark Golden Blonde as a base color! You can use L'Oréal Touch-On Highlights in H80 Golden Honey 48 hours after coloring!

                            Answered on 6/8/2017 by Brand Expert from L Oreal Paris
                        • Q:

                          Hi! I normally use Vanilla Icing (maybe 7.1), and that is about the color my hair is naturally, but in the summer, my hair gets a lighter with the sun. Should I use Ice Meringue? I want to keep the cool look, or should I just use another ash blonde color from Preference and just do the highlights? I don't want any noticeable change. Thanks!
                          Asked on 6/5/2017 by No an expert from St. Louis, MO

                          1 answer

                          • Brand Expert

                            A:

                            Hi! If you would like to go one shade lighter for the summer you may want to consider using shade #8.1 Iced Meringue, this will have similar cool and iridescent tones! Since this shade is only one level lighter than what you've been using it should not be a dramatic change! You may always do a strand test first as well to preview what your results will be! Since you like using cooler shades you may want to check out our EverPure Blonde Shampoo as well! This is our anti-brass shampoo that will neutralize any warm tones in the hair! We hope this information is helpful!

                            Answered on 6/7/2017 by Brand Expert from L Oreal Paris
                        • Q:

                          I have dark blonde hair, would like strawberry blonde with highlights, would any of the kits be reddish blonde?
                          Asked on 5/25/2017 by Blue from In

                          1 answer

                          • Brand Expert

                            A:

                            Hello Blue! We offer a 9GR Light Reddish Blonde in the Superior Preference line and a 8RB Medium Reddish Blonde in the Excellence Creme line. These are both traditional hair coloring kits. We also have highlighting kits that we sell separately, like the Touch On Highlights. We hope this information is helpful!

                            Answered on 6/2/2017 by Brand Expert from L Oreal Paris
                        • Q:

                          What line of product has same base colors without the highlighteners in the package?
                          Asked on 5/18/2017 by Miss Mary from Bee Branch, Ar

                          1 answer

                          • Brand Expert

                            A:

                            Hi Mary! Thanks for asking about Couleur Experte. The most similar haircolor to the Couleur Experte would actually depend on your percentage of gray. If you have less than 25% gray you can use Superior Preference (http://tinyurl.com/lqj542z), but if you have more than 25% gray we would recommend using Excellence Creme (http://tinyurl.com/ka7fulo).

                            Answered on 5/22/2017 by Brand Expert from L Oreal Paris
                        • Q:

                          I love this product. The only question I have is I have really long hair now since the last time I used this product. I have been going to the salon, but find it will be cheaper to use this product. My hair is natural curly and down past the middle of my back. Do you think one box will be enough? If not can I mix the 2 boxes together to make a bigger batch? Thanks!
                          Asked on 5/18/2017 by Tricia from Michigan

                          1 answer

                          • Brand Expert

                            A:

                            Hi Tricia! If you have very long and curly hair, you may want to consider getting 2 or 3 boxes, just to be safe! If your hair is thick, you may need all 3 boxes. You would use one kit at a time, preparing a new one when you run out of your current mixture. We hope this helps!

                            Answered on 5/24/2017 by Brand Expert from L Oreal Paris
                        • Q:

                          I just had my black hair highlighted today but there's too many highlights and the highlights on top are look like a bright orange. How can I use this product to darken the top layer of my hair and make it look more like a natural color and not orange? Can I just "paint" on the darker color on the top layer of my hair?
                          Asked on 5/13/2017 by AsianAussie from San Diego

                          1 answer

                          • Brand Expert

                            A:

                            The Couleur Experte Kit actually has 2 distinct parts, 1. a hair dye and 2. a highlighting kit. Since it sounds like you want to color in your highlights you really only need a haircolor kit like the Superior Preference. The best shade to use over the orange highlights would be a light brown. In the Preference, use light brown 6 and in the Couleur Experte, use the almond roca 6.0. In the Couleur Experte you would only need to use the haircolor portion of the kit. P.S. there is no pigment in the highlighting portion of the kit so it wouldn't cover anything
                            You can safely color the hair 48 hours after the last color or highlighting.

                            Answered on 5/17/2017 by Brand Expert from L Oreal Paris
                        • Q:

                          Hi. I always go to the salon to have my highlights, 2 shades of blonde. My natural hair is medium-light Brown, I have 2 inches regrowth. Can I use this product on my hair? Will the base colour cover my highlights? I have long hair about bra strap length, would 1 kit do? Or do I need to buy 2?
                          Asked on 5/7/2017 by Shelley-Ann from -

                          1 answer

                          • Brand Expert

                            A:

                            Hello Shelley-Ann! We would recommend to use the product at least 3-4 weeks after you visited the salon. You can use the product, but you have to be very cautious of where you are placing your highlights since you already have previous highlights. The base color will go over your previously highlighted hair, but will appear lighter where the highlights are. We would recommend to purchase 2 boxes. We hope this information helps you!

                            Answered on 5/8/2017 by Brand Expert from L Oreal Paris
                        • Q:

                          I have dyed medium brown hair that has faded unevenly. Can I use the L'Oreal Couleur Experte Hair Color, Light Brown Almond Rocca to even the over all color or is it to light of a color?
                          Asked on 4/27/2017 by LORI from TX

                          1 answer

                          • Brand Expert

                            A:

                            Hi Lori! If the medium brown has faded and is looking a bit lighter, than Couleur Experte 6.0 Almond Rocca will be a great color to choose! If the color still looks like a medium brown, we would suggest trying 5.0 Caramel Glaze. We hope this helps!

                            Answered on 5/1/2017 by Brand Expert from L Oreal Paris
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