I know what you’re thinking, you’re surprised to see a new hair colour review after what has been SUCH a long time. Well, I’m happy to say that I’ve changed my ways since the days when I abused my hair with a new box dye every week. These days, I’m much more low maintenance with my hair and more appreciative and embracing of my natural hair colour. And whilst I’m done with bleach and permanent hair colours, for now, that’s not to say that I’m no longer game for trying pigments and temporary colours. As a natural brunette, I am always looking for the next best product to keep my colour fresh and my hair texture soft and shiny.
I was recently on Twitter (when am I not lol) and ended up in a hair related conversation with ItsEmChannel and one of my favourite OG bloggers, 30 Something Mel. I asked Mel if she could recommend any semi-permanent hair colours that would give my current colour a boost without too much damage. Of course, being a professional hairdresser, Mel recommend the Revlon Nutri Color Creme – a professional hair care product that provides colour, moisture and shine. There are numerous shades available in the range including fantasy colours so you’ll be sure to find a colour that compliments the look you’re trying to achieve.
Using Revlon Nutri Color Creme in 513 ‘Frosty Brown’
I opted for the shade 513 ‘Frosty Brown’ – this is a neutral shade with a light brown base (5) and is inclusive of Ash (1) and Golden (3) tones. I don’t think the name does this shade justice as on all of the reviews I’ve read and pictures I’ve seen, it’s much more of a medium chestnut brown which is exactly what I was going for. Think Lily Collins.
As you can see, my hair featured a multitude of tones thanks to the sun! At the beginning of the year, I had balayage done on the ends which is where the lighter, honey/caramel tones of my hair are. Since then, I’ve used Casting Creme Gloss in ‘Medium Brown’ once to evict the brassy yellow tones in my balayage and even out my colour a little as it started to look a bit patchy.
The 3 in 1 Color Cocktail is applied to damp, towel dried hair which has been freshly washed and gets to work in just 3 minutes. (I actually left mine on for 45 mins!) Revlon state that the Nutri Color Creme has been formulated to moisturise and nourish the hair, sealing the hair cuticles without weighing it down. It’s also ammonia and peroxide free so it’s not going to batter your hair.
As you can see the Color Creme formula definitely deposited those chestnut tones i’d been lusting after. And what you can’t see on these pictures is just how SOFT my hair feels – even the ends which are bleached and generally quite dry.
The colour payoff is even and reflects the light in all the right places. The only thing I cannot comment on is this formulas longevity as I’ve only had it in my hair for a few weeks, I suppose the colour will fade over time and washes and so it’s super easy to add in a little more to refresh. If you are looking for a colour gloss between salon visits, I definitely recommend trying these out.