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L'Oreal Paris Excellence Creme Haircolor, Red Penny 7R 1 ea

 
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L'Oreal Paris Excellence Creme Haircolor, Red Penny 7R, 1 ea
 
4.4

(based on 19 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (13)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (4)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (1)

88%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to use (16)
  • Great color (14)
  • Natural look (12)
  • Gentle (8)

Cons

  • Doesn't last (5)

Best Uses

  • New look (8)
  • Graying hair (7)
  • Touch ups (6)
  • Thick hair (5)
    • Commitment To Color:
    • Permanent (14)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Beauty conscious (9), Survivalist / minimalist (4), Brand buyer (3)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Stunning Color

I love the way my haircolor was changed with this product. My starting color was medium brown. My hair turned out just a tad brighter than the box suggests for medium brown. I...Read complete review

I love the way my haircolor was changed with this product. My starting color was medium brown. My hair turned out just a tad brighter than the box suggests for medium brown. I left the color in for 30-35 minutes... so I think I'll rinse a little more quickly next time, maybe after only 15 to 20 minutes since really all I wanted was a hint of red. All in all, though, it is a really great color and I think the box told all I needed to know before applying. I wasn't shocked by the color. I knew what to expect... just from reading the information provided outside the box and on the instructions inside. The application is so easy... even for beginners... and the color goes on evenly, without irritating the scalp, and it doesn't smell as terrible as other haircolor tends to smell. I will definitely buy this product again. I really can't say if the color lasts; I just dyed my hair with this shade a few days ago, but I trust L'Oreal... so we'll see.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Fades In One Wash

I've been dying my hair red for the past 12 years, mainly true reds and auburns. I wanted a more natural look for my wedding. After trying out Excellence 9RB and 8RB, I...Read complete review

I've been dying my hair red for the past 12 years, mainly true reds and auburns. I wanted a more natural look for my wedding. After trying out Excellence 9RB and 8RB, I settled on 7R Red Penny. I got exactly what I wanted. It is an absolutely gorgeous colour and I got a ton of compliments. Unfortunately even my arsenal of colour protecting tricks couldn't preserve this colour.

I'm no stranger to fading reds and typically dye my hair with other types of L'Oreal dye every three weeks to keep it fresh. I use a super expensive sulfate free line, only wash my hair with cold water, washing it only every 3 days, using dry shampoo instead of washing whenever I can, and yet no matter what I tried (different shampoos, no shampoo, color depositing conditioners) this colour faded almost completely in ONE WASH. ONE. I've never had this problem, even with semi-perms. I kept the colour up for just about a year so I could have it for my wedding and then ditched it right afterwards because it was way too much maintenance.

I should also mention my natural colour is a dark/medium blonde and it takes colour very well.

Bottom line? Beautiful but not even close to worth the hassle.

Reviewed by 19 customers

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5.0

Great color!

By SuzyQ

from Florida

describe yourself Brand Buyer

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Easy To Use
  • Effective
  • Good Value

Cons

    Best Uses

      Comments about L'Oreal Paris Excellence Creme Haircolor, Red Penny 7R, 1 ea:

      Love this color. I get tons of compliments on it. I have dark brown hair and according to the color rules, I should not be able to use this color, but it works great.

      • My Beauty Routine Takes:
      • 10 Minutes
       
      5.0

      Best red shade on the market

      By Cynthiana, style-conscious

      from suburban Detroit

      describe yourself Brand Buyer

      See all my reviews

      Pros

      • Easy To Use
      • Effective
      • Good Value

      Cons

        Best Uses

          Comments about L'Oreal Paris Excellence Creme Haircolor, Red Penny 7R, 1 ea:

          This is by far the best red shade in L'Oreal's collection. I've used all of the auburn ranges, from light to medium, as well as the reddish blonde. Red Penny is rich and vibrant -- but not too much. It's a very natural looking red shade, close to the natural reds of my relatives. A beautiful color.

          It does fade, but so do all red shades. I try to limit how often I wash my hair. Just wish I could find this in the drugstores but the shade is hard to find. Thankfully it is easy to order here!

          • My Beauty Routine Takes:
          • 30 Minutes
           
          4.0

          My favorite!

          By redtini

          from Virginia

          describe yourself Brand Buyer

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Easy To Use

          Cons

          • Color Fades Too Quickly

          Best Uses

            Comments about L'Oreal Paris Excellence Creme Haircolor, Red Penny 7R, 1 ea:

            I have been using this product for over 30 years. I love the color. I started buying from drugstore because it is very hard to find this color in stores. The only negative is that because it is red, it fades very fast. Wish there were someway to improve that so I don't have to color as often.

            • My Beauty Routine Takes:
            • 30 Minutes
             
            1.0

            Doesn't Work.

            By Bri

            from Hampton Roads, VA

            Comments about L'Oreal Paris Excellence Creme Haircolor, Red Penny 7R, 1 ea:

            I used this product today and it only colored half of my hair when I had the dye on for the correct amount of time and was on all of my hair. Now I have this color top and blonde for everything else (which was what my hair was).

            (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            4.0

            First time dying hair red; looks great!

            By Mandy

            from NC

            describe yourself Minimalist

            Pros

            • Color Doesn't Dye Skin
            • Color Doesnt Dye Skin
            • Easy To Use
            • Great Color
            • Natural Look

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • New Look
              • Thicker Hair

              Comments about L'Oreal Paris Excellence Creme Haircolor, Red Penny 7R, 1 ea:

              I started out with my natural hair color (medium brown) and a couple inches on the end where it had been dyed a darker brown shade. The dye did great and my only problem was that the previously-dyed ends turned out brown with a reddish tint, unlike the rest of my hair which is the color on the box but not quite as bright. It looks great and natural thanks to my skin tone. Very happy!

              • Commitment To Color:
              • Permanent

              (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

               
              2.0

              Fades In One Wash

              By Aureilie

              from Las Vegas, NV

              describe yourself Product Junkie

              Pros

              • Great Color
              • Natural Look

              Cons

              • Difficult to find
              • Doesn't Last
              • Faded Out In One Wash

              Best Uses

              • New Look

              Comments about L'Oreal Paris Excellence Creme Haircolor, Red Penny 7R, 1 ea:

              I've been dying my hair red for the past 12 years, mainly true reds and auburns. I wanted a more natural look for my wedding. After trying out Excellence 9RB and 8RB, I settled on 7R Red Penny. I got exactly what I wanted. It is an absolutely gorgeous colour and I got a ton of compliments. Unfortunately even my arsenal of colour protecting tricks couldn't preserve this colour.

              I'm no stranger to fading reds and typically dye my hair with other types of L'Oreal dye every three weeks to keep it fresh. I use a super expensive sulfate free line, only wash my hair with cold water, washing it only every 3 days, using dry shampoo instead of washing whenever I can, and yet no matter what I tried (different shampoos, no shampoo, color depositing conditioners) this colour faded almost completely in ONE WASH. ONE. I've never had this problem, even with semi-perms. I kept the colour up for just about a year so I could have it for my wedding and then ditched it right afterwards because it was way too much maintenance.

              I should also mention my natural colour is a dark/medium blonde and it takes colour very well.

              Bottom line? Beautiful but not even close to worth the hassle.

              • Commitment To Color:
              • Permanent

              (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              I always buy this product from drugstore

              By pboyd6

              from Arlington, TX

              describe yourself Beauty Conscious

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Easy To Use
              • Great Color

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Graying Hair

                Comments about L'Oreal Paris Excellence Creme Haircolor, Red Penny 7R, 1 ea:

                The only place I can consistently buy this color.

                • Commitment To Color:
                • Permanent

                (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                4.0

                Great Medium Red Color

                By moviebuff54

                from Concord, CA

                describe yourself Beauty Conscious

                See all my reviews

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

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

                Cons

                • ANY red fades rapidly
                • Doesn't Last

                Best Uses

                • Graying Hair
                • Touch Ups

                Comments about L'Oreal Paris Excellence Creme Haircolor, Red Penny 7R, 1 ea:

                VERY easy to apply, covers gray well, I leave it on an extra 5-10 minutes. Lasts for a couple of weeks, but as any hair stylist/colorist will tell you,
                ALL reds fade very quickly. L'Oreal had a product called Root Rescue which worked very well, but seems to have disappeared from the shelves.

                • Commitment To Color:
                • Permanent

                (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                LOVE RED PENNY!!!

                By LORI

                from TUCSON,AZ

                describe yourself Beauty Conscious

                Pros

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

                Cons

                • Wish it lasted longer

                Best Uses

                  Comments about L'Oreal Paris Excellence Creme Haircolor, Red Penny 7R, 1 ea:

                  I follow the instructions EXACTLY and get fantastic results. My hair is really thick and long so i use two boxes. I wish the color lasted longer.

                  • Commitment To Color:
                  • Permanent

                  (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  5.0

                  Perfect shade

                  By Blue the bookkeeper

                  from Houston, Texas

                  describe yourself Minimalist

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Easy To Use
                  • Great Color
                  • Natural Look

                  Cons

                  • I found no cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Graying Hair
                  • New Look
                  • Thicker Hair
                  • Touch Ups

                  Comments about L'Oreal Paris Excellence Creme Haircolor, Red Penny 7R, 1 ea:

                  I have used this color since 1985. Recently it has been taken off the shelf of the various stores that used to carry it. I was happy to find it with drugstore.com

                  • Commitment To Color:
                  • Permanent

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