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L'Oreal Natural Match Reviews

2.5/5
34% OF CHICKS DIG IT
3 reviews
Ranked #1885 out of 2161 in Hair Care

Colour so glossy and polished, it looks naturally beautiful every time.Natural Match's tones enhance your natural haircolour, compliment your complexion, and even reflect your personal style.

Average Price:  $12.79

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Recommended? Fugheddaboutit!
September 04, 2008


I did all the right things, I researched online for 2 days trying to find out what hair color worked best, I even went to the Loreal website to find " my perfect match " :D . I have naturally dirty blonde hair but it has been highlighted to a crisp and the top was pretty much all blonde, I wanted to just get back to my roots and have the same color all over, and not have to fry my hair anymore with blonde. Loreal's website said 7N was for me. I indicated I wanted NO red or orangey tones WHATSOEVER, I wanted a nice, shiny, healthy dark blonde color. Well I went and bought the product, on sale for $15 at walgreens. I have been scarred from former attempts at hair dye so I did my first strand test just to be sure it wouldn't be too dark. The strand test came out pretty good, the color wasn't too dark so I proceeded to apply to the top half of my head, since the underside is my natural color unfried and I wanted to avoid any more damage. As my hair was processing, I was in close contact with my mirror, looking for any signs of haircolor going awry, any signs of red or orange, and to make sure it wasn't going too dark. I thought I saw a hint of brassyness and my heart began to sink... the time was up and I went and washed out the color and applied the conditioner ( which is pretty good and left my hair pretty soft and smelling good). But as I combed out my hair I could already see the brassy red, orangey tint over my entire head.... not again... How could this happen? It specifically said there would be no red, brassy, orange tones. And I'm staring in the mirror at exactly what it promised not to do. So I blowdry, this time not in front of the mirror, hoping a miracle will cause the brassy tones to leave with the blow out. No such luck. And as my hair flies in front of my face I see the contrast of the mousey, muddy color with the brassy shine against my pale skin. I'm afraid to look in the mirror. When I do, I see a muddy looking, totally un-natural dull color with brassy-red tones. I compare the top of my hair to the underside and wish that it would have been without the red, and been a richer color instead of mud brown-red. So I go online and find more reviews of the product and feel better that most people said the color doesn't last long. It's been about a week now, using suave daily clarifying shampoo twice in a row washing my hair everyday and most of the natural match is gone, so some product eh? Good thing I wasn't trying to cover greys. It actually looks good now because almost all the brassy tones are gone, and most of my highlights have popped out making the muddy wig-looking hair- more natural looking. It's almost the color that I wanted now and I'm not going another thing to my hair for two reasons, 1) it NEVER turns out like they say 2) I'll probably end up bald because my poor damaged hair has been through enough.
If you're using natural match to cover greys, save your money- they'll be back in week.
If you want to have natural looking hair, save your money- it's a disgusting flat mousey muddy color that NO ONE can natually have.
If you want lasting color, save your money- THANK GOODNESS for me it doesn't last and will wash out normally in about 2 weeks. I sped mine up shampooing twice a day.
If you want to look like the picture on the box, keep dreaming, it's not even close.

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Recommended? Fugheddaboutit!
July 16, 2008


A little over a year ago, I had dyed my hair brown-black, and had a short shag to go with it. Since then I've dealt with a plethora of lightening treatments, deep conditioning, and painstakingly growing out both my length and my natural colour, an ashy dark blonde. Up until yesterday, It was the natural colour for about 6 inches, and then 3 or 4 inches of a bleached out, over processed lighter yellow-blonde that remained from when my hair was still being exposed to peroxide.

I decided that I'd had about enough with the fryed-looking ends, and so I decided that Loreal's so called "Natural Match" would be a pretty safe bet to restore my natural colour to the parts of my hair that were lighter.

Oh my god. I knew I should have gone for "Ashy Medium Blonde", which on the box looked a good 2 tones lighter than my hair in the correct colour family - I should have caught the warning signals when I decided the colour "Dark Blonde" matched my hair better than "Dark Ash Blonde".

This colour did indeed correct the tips of my longest layers - it also turned my previously virgin, ash coloured hair a frustrating, slightly darker, and god forbid - BRASSY - complexion. Absolutely awful - and it looks nothing at all like the refrence colour on the box. I cannot believe I put this on my carefully restored hair... what a dissapointment.

My only reccomendation is, if you're a blonde and you don't want brass in your hair, ALWAYS go for an ash tone, and just to be safe, be sure the colour you buy is -definitely- lighter than what you're putting it on top of.

I've heard this stuff washes out, so it'll be shampoo, lemon and detergent on the menu in the next few days.



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Recommended? You Betcha!
March 09, 2007


Don't think that just because it says "Natural" on the box, that it is a "go-easy" product. When I got home with the Dark Brown Ash, I realized that it was actually several shades darker than my own hair. I decided to do it anyway, just see what happens. Needless to say, my hair stylist is used to fixing my mistakes, shunning my obsession with box-colors and instant gratification cuts. As it turns out, it really can make your hair several shades shades darker. My hair turned out almost the exact color as on the box, except my ends, which turned out black. The lesson I learned there: put leave-in moisturizer on the ends, or make sure you don't HAVE dried out ends. On the up side, it did leave some pretty nice highlights, so it doesn't look overdone. The conditioner leaves something to be desired. However, the smell is awesome. I was able to sit next to my hubby for the entire set time, without him saying a word. So far, this is my favorite dye because of the color results, the lack of toxic smell, that it did not irritate my skin at all and that it is easy to use.

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