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Excellence Crème

L'Oréal

Excellence Crème

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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 1936 reviews)

82%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to use (1058)
  • Great color (746)
  • Natural look (699)
  • Gentle (629)
  • Long-lasting (426)

Cons

  • Doesn't last (94)
  • Smells bad (92)
  • Color misrepresented (51)
  • Time consuming (38)
  • Messy (26)

Best Uses

  • Graying hair (743)
  • Touch ups (390)
  • New look (261)
  • Thick hair (132)
  • Fine hair (102)
    • Commitment To Color:
    • Permanent (805), Semi-permanent (81), 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 (611), Survivalist / minimalist (316), Product junkie (85), Budget shopper (46), Brand buyer (40)

Reviewed by 1936 customers

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3.0

The comb attachment it came with made it quick to apply

By Katie

from Missouri

About Me Beauty Conscious

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Easy To Use
  • Gentle

Cons

  • Color Misrepresented

Best Uses

  • Touch Ups

Comments about L'Oréal Excellence Crème:

The comb attachment made application simple and quick. The color didn't come out as the box said it should.

  • Commitment To Color:
  • Permanent
 
5.0

i would buy this again

By pamme

from athens ga

About Me Beauty Conscious

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Great Color

Cons

    Best Uses

    • New Look

    Comments about L'Oréal Excellence Crème:

    this product turned out great

    • Commitment To Color:
    • Permanent
     
    5.0

    Love the color!

    By freespiritLc

    from San Antonio, TX

    About Me Beauty Conscious

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

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

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Graying Hair
      • New Look
      • Touch Ups

      Comments about L'Oréal Excellence Crème:

      I take 45 min out of my day to apply, leave and rinse and then use an additional leave in coconut oil packet conditioner for 24 hrs. My hair comes out gorgeous!

      • Commitment To Color:
      • Permanent
       
      3.0

      The color wasn't like I wanted, it was more goldish

      By Ella

      from Surprise , AZ

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Easy To Use

      Cons

      • Color Misrepresented

      Best Uses

        Comments about L'Oréal Excellence Crème:

        I have a blonde more silver and this one was more goldish .

        • Commitment To Color:
        • Permanent
         
        4.0

        I love the color/product but angry I can't find in any store

        By Linda

        from Meaquite Tx

        Verified Buyer

        Comments about L'Oréal Excellence Crème:

        Please put the color/productback in the stores

         
        5.0

        I love this color

        By Loi

        from Phoenix AZ

        About Me Beauty Conscious

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

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

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Graying Hair
          • Touch Ups

          Comments about L'Oréal Excellence Crème:

          I've used this product for so long, I don't know what my natural color would look like

          • Commitment To Color:
          • Permanent
           
          5.0

          Salon quality

          By Jmh

          from JC

          About Me Beauty Conscious

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Easy To Use
          • Gentle
          • Great Color

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Graying Hair

            Comments about L'Oréal Excellence Crème:

            This product did not drip, irritate my scalp and the pre conditioner was new for me.

            • Commitment To Color:
            • Permanent
             
            5.0

            Been Buying For Years

            By Marla

            from Corona, CA

            About Me Beauty Conscious

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Easy To Use
            • Gentle
            • Great Color

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Graying Hair
              • Touch Ups

              Comments about L'Oréal Excellence Crème:

              I have been using this in between getting my hair professionally colored, mainly to cover the gray hair along my hairline and part. I have to use it quite often, as my hair grows very fast, but it grows out just the same when my stylist does it. Wish it grew this fast when I wanted it to!

              • Commitment To Color:
              • Permanent

              (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              Gorgeous Color Covered the Gray!

              By Cheyennne

              from Plano, TX

              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:

                L'Oreal Excellence will be my new color choice. Medium Chestnut Brown was a nice deep shade, but the results were just a little redder than I expected, so will go with Maple next time.

                • Commitment To Color:
                • Permanent
                 
                5.0

                Love this product

                By Kay

                from Natick, MA

                About Me Minimalist

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

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

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Touch Ups

                  Comments about L'Oréal Excellence Crème:

                  hooked on this exact product

                  • Commitment To Color:
                  • Semi-Permanent

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                  • Q:

                    I used loreal excellence liquid gel mixing 1 oz of medium brown #5 and 1/2 ounce of light auburn #6.6 for years and liked the shade. Now I can't get liquid gel anymore and want to go with loreal excellence crème but not sure what color would be better since you don't recommend mixing. Light red brown or medium red brown? Please advise.
                    Asked on 2/22/2018 by Donna from Michigan

                    1 answer

                    • Brand Expert

                      A:

                      Hi Donna! In the Excellence Creme, you can try the #6RB Light Reddish Brown. If this is too light and you would like to go darker next month, you can check out #5RB Medium Reddish Brown. We hope this helps!

                      Answered on 2/28/2018 by Brand Expert from L Oreal Paris
                  • 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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