I color my own hair – I always have. I was about due for a coloring again, so I went to Target with two hair dye coupons: one for Revlon and one for L’Oreal. Revlon didn’t have a color I wanted, so I went with L’Oreal Paris Superior Preference les Blondissimes in LB02 Extra Light Natural Blonde. I spent about $7 on a $9 product.
The box claims this is a rich, luminous conditioning colorant with an optimized fade-defying system. It is supposed to create a rich, long-lasting color spectrum to achieve an extra-light, natural-looking shiny blonde hair color. It also comes with Care Supreme Conditioner to help lock in first day color vibrancy and keep hair silky and resilient week after week. LBO2, which is the color I chose, is an extra light pale blonde shade that will maintain the natural tones of your hair.
Les Blondissimes Fade-Defying System: Mixing the Color
I began by twisting the tip off the applicator and mixing the color gel with the color optimizing crème. Then I shook the bottle until the two were completely blended and got started. I have to say the dye’s odor is a little overpowering for my sense of smell.
Les Blondissimes Fade-Defying System: Applying Color to Lengths and Ends
Since you are supposed to begin by applying color to the lengths and ends, excluding roots, I applied about half the bottle to my hair. I hadn’t washed my hair since the previous morning, so it was good and ready to take the color. Then I waited 15 minutes before applying the rest to my roots.
Les Blondissimes Fade Defying System: Applying Color to the Roots
After fifteen minutes, I finished applying the color to my roots and put a little extra on the length of my hair. I used the applicator tip to create a part as I squeezed the mixture onto my scalp. Truthfully, it burned a little as it came into contact with my skin. Now I had to wait another 30 minutes, for a total of 45 minutes.
Les Blondissimes Fade Defying System: Rinsing the Color
My hair was visibly lightened before I rinsed the color from my hair. After applying the Care Supreme Conditioner, I rinsed my hair and towel dried it. My hair was lighter, but still looked a little dark while it was wet. And really shiny! Once I blow dried my hair, it lightened up even more.
Les Blondissimes worked pretty well, considering that the last two times I tried to dye my hair blonde, it barely lightened. My hair didn’t turn out as light as I had hoped, although my roots ended up a lot lighter than the rest of my hair. I’d have to say I would use it again, though.