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L'Oréal

Excellence Crème

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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
 
4.1

(based on 1926 reviews)

82%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to use (1050)
  • Great color (739)
  • Natural look (695)
  • Gentle (624)
  • Long-lasting (423)

Cons

  • Doesn't last (94)
  • Smells bad (92)
  • Color misrepresented (49)
  • Time consuming (38)
  • Messy (26)

Best Uses

  • Graying hair (738)
  • Touch ups (385)
  • New look (259)
  • Thick hair (132)
  • Fine hair (102)
    • Commitment To Color:
    • Permanent (797), Semi-permanent (80), 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 (604), Survivalist / minimalist (315), Product junkie (85), Budget shopper (46), Brand buyer (40)

Reviewed by 1926 customers

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4.0

Always Use This

By Marla

from Corona, CA

About Me Beauty Conscious

Verified Buyer

Pros

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

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Graying Hair
    • Touch Ups

    Comments about L'Oréal Excellence Crème:

    I use this to touch up my gray roots, and sometimes do all my hair. I have a few stubborn sections, so they will start showing in less than two weeks. Happens even when I get my hair done professionally.

    • Commitment To Color:
    • Permanent
     
    5.0

    Great color-covers gray

    By Rob gold

    from East lyme,CT

    About Me Beauty Conscious

    Verified Reviewer

    Pros

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

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Graying Hair
      • New Look

      Comments about L'Oréal Excellence Crème:

      I have switched over to L'Oreal as it covers better and lasts longer than the product I was using.Not easy to find this color in my local Ulta store.

      • Commitment To Color:
      • Permanent
       
      4.0

      Yes, its easy to use and not so messy.

      By Judy

      from Boonville,Mo.

      About Me Beauty Conscious

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Easy To Use
      • Gentle
      • Natural Look

      Cons

      • Doesn't Last
      • Smells Bad

      Best Uses

      • Graying Hair

      Comments about L'Oréal Excellence Crème:

      I use it every 6 weeks.

      • Commitment To Color:
      • Permanent
       
      5.0

      Great color and coverage of gray hair

      By Trixxi

      from LA

      About Me Minimalist

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Easy To Use
      • Great Color
      • Natural Look

      Cons

      • Smells Bad

      Best Uses

      • Graying Hair
      • Thinner Hair
      • Touch Ups

      Comments about L'Oréal Excellence Crème:

      I find that for a boxed color Loreal Excellence Creme color is the closest to color one could get at a salon. In my opinion, the color on the package is true to the color produced and is the best for covering stubborn gray. It is reasonably priced for the quality and is very easy to use. The smell isn't the most pleasant, but it is well worth enduring for the color coverage provided. One box provides enough product for me to cover gray regrowth every four to five weeks.

      • Commitment To Color:
      • Permanent
       
      4.0

      Good, fairly natural cokor

      By Ken

      from Chicago, IL

      About Me Minimalist

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Easy To Use
      • Gentle
      • Natural Look

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Graying Hair
        • Touch Ups

        Comments about L'Oréal Excellence Crème:

        Looks good, but it's getting more and more difficult to cover the gray around my wife's face and the temples

        • Commitment To Color:
        • Permanent
         
        5.0

        I love it, but the smell is really strong

        By Birdie

        from Texas

        About Me Beauty Conscious

        Verified Reviewer

        Pros

        • Easy To Use
        • Great Color
        • Long-Lasting

        Cons

        • Smells Bad

        Best Uses

        • Graying Hair

        Comments about L'Oréal Excellence Crème:

        The color lasts a long time, but the smell is very strong. Hubby hides in room when I color my hair n I use a mask n fan.

        • Commitment To Color:
        • Permanent
         
        5.0

        like this product

        By la bella

        from Santa Barbara ,Ca.

        About Me Beauty Conscious

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

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

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Graying Hair
          • Touch Ups

          Comments about L'Oréal Excellence Crème:

          easy to apply not messy the color last longer

          • Commitment To Color:
          • Permanent
           
          5.0

          It's my favorite

          By Den

          from San Diego

          About Me Beauty Conscious

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

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

          Cons

          • Time Consuming

          Best Uses

          • Graying Hair
          • Touch Ups

          Comments about L'Oréal Excellence Crème:

          I love it I do wish there was a root touch up so I didn't had to buy the whole bottle and throw half away.

          • Commitment To Color:
          • Permanent

          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Great product!

          By Venice Gal

          from Los Angeles, CA

          About Me Beauty Conscious

          Verified Reviewer

          Pros

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

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Graying Hair
            • New Look
            • Thicker Hair

            Comments about L'Oréal Excellence Crème:

            I used to pay over a hundred dollars to get my hair colored, and in an attempt to save money, I decided to try doing it at home. I have some stray grays but mostly looking to lighten my very dark hair and give it dimension. I found this formula to be really gentle (other formulas, including the salon ones, gave me red bumps on my scalp) and super easy to use without any mess. Once it's on my head, it doesn't drip or move. I should point out that I have a friend help with the application, so I think the results depend on how thorough and detailed you are with applying (I also leave it in a little longer than the box says). I also picked up a color application brush at the beauty supply store which has really helped give better coverage. In my experience it lasts longer than average, as I can usually go up to 8 weeks between applications. All in all, I'm thrilled with the results and have saved a lot of money in the process.

            • Commitment To Color:
            • Permanent
             
            5.0

            love this product

            By Karen

            from Coppell. 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 Excellence Crème:

              none

              • Commitment To Color:
              • Semi-Permanent

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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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