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L'Oreal Paris Root Rescue

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L'Oreal Paris Root Rescue
 
2.2

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Works well to cover greys between professional treatments

I generally get my greys covered with an overall color with highlights every 10-12 weeks; I wait that long because salon treatments are pretty costly. I usually begin needing my roots covered up...Read complete review

I generally get my greys covered with an overall color with highlights every 10-12 weeks; I wait that long because salon treatments are pretty costly. I usually begin needing my roots covered up about 8 weeks after a professional treatment, and decided to try L'Oreal Paris Root Rescue.

I tried shade 6R, which is a little redder than my hair, but I liked it. The directions were easy to follow and it was a cinch to apply. I had more than enough product to cover the roots along my part and the sides of my hair. It wasn't messy or smelly at all. After 15 minutes I shampooed it out and when I styled my hair I was pleased to see the grey was covered and my hair looked shiny and healthy.

The color began to fade after 3 to 4 weeks, but by then I was able to get to my professional stylist. I have purchased this product about half a dozen times and had success every time except once. That time, I believe I didn't leave the product on long enough and the only thing I noticed was that they grey wasn't covered up quite enough.

Overall, I am really pleased with this product. It saves me money and produces a nice result. In fact, I'm surprised that there are so many other negative reviews here when I have had repeated success!

Ease of Application
This product is very easy to apply. The instructions are clearly laid out and the kit comes with gloves so you don't get your hands dirty. It doesn't smell, sting or stain your skin.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

L'Oreal Root Rescue Will Not Save You

My hair grows so fast I color the roots every 3 weeks.  L'Oreal Root Rescue, much like Clairol Root Boost, is a nice alternative when you like the rest of the hair...Read complete review

My hair grows so fast I color the roots every 3 weeks.  L'Oreal Root Rescue, much like Clairol Root Boost, is a nice alternative when you like the rest of the hair color, but the gray and the natural color are taking over.  My preferred full coverage hair color is currently L'Oreal Excellence To Go.  It covers a lot of the gray and the light brown does have facets of color so that my hair doesn't just look BROWN.  Root Rescue claims to cover 100% of the gray, even stubborn grays, in 10 minutes.  No, no it doesn't.  Even when I leave it on for 15 minutes I don't get complete gray coverage.  I would estimate I am about 15 percent gray (thanks mom).  The Root Rescue comes with a brush-in style attachment which I don't like.  I would rather have a nozzle style attachment when I am attacking the gray for greater precision.  The quantity is also an issue.  There is hardly enough to do the part in my hair and the the roots framing my face let alone some of those stubborn little critters underneath the top layer.  I didn't even have enough to do the roots at the nape of my neck.  No conditioner is included (Root Boost does include the conditioner).

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(2 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

 
2.0

L'Oreal Paris Root Rescue does not cover gray hair well.

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from USA

Comments about L'Oreal Paris Root Rescue:

L'Oreal Paris Root Rescue does not cover gray hair well. I bought this product to cover my gray roots because the product I usually use was out of stock in my color. I was actually looking forward to trying it because it (theoretically) looked light it would be easier to use than my usual brand.

This product comes in a tube type container that has a comb/applicator at the end. The other brand has a small tray. You mix the two parts together in the tray, then dip the brush/applicator in it and apply. But with L'Oreal, you don't have to dip. You just apply it right from the container.

OK. That's sounded great in theory, but in practice, it just didn't work. It was very hard to get the product applied evenly and thoroughly on my hair. The "dip and brush" method was much easier and much more effective.

Then, there was the effectiveness of the coloring product itself. L'Oreal Paris Root Rescue just doesn't cover the gray well. It's kind of like it is too weak. I have very dark brown hair. And my white/gray hairs show lots of contrast with the dark brown. After using this product, it was more like gray hairs that were lightly tinted brown.

It might work for other hair types or other hair colors. But for me, this was a failure!

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(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
3.0

L'Oreal Paris Root Rescue needs its own rescue!

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from lakeland, florida

Comments about L'Oreal Paris Root Rescue:

I thought it would be a good idea to use this product to touch up my roots so I did not have to redye all of my hair again. What a bad idea! It is one that I seriously regret! The color did not match my all over color at all. I chose a color from Root Rescue that was the same as the color I did all over. The original color was also from L'Oreal Paris, so it should have been matched to the color I chose from Root Rescue (since it was exactly the same). I even check and re-checked in the store to make sure that it was. I ended buying more all over dye to do my hair all over again to make it look the same all over! I would not recommend purchasing the product. It makes more sense to just redye your hair all over again.

Effectiveness
The color matching is terrible. It is not effective in any way.

Ease of Application
The application process is a little confusing and not as easy as they make it out to be on the box. It is also a little messy.

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5.0

My favorite hair coloring product

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from USA

Comments about L'Oreal Paris Root Rescue:

For ease of application and depth of color, this is the best of the root touch-up formulas that I've used.

Effectiveness
The color is rich and covers my grays. It also lasts longer than other root touch up formulas I have tried, all of which tend to wash out over a period of weeks. I do habitually leave the color on for 15 minutes as opposed to 10 in order to be certain my stubborn grays are covered. I like that this formula allows for subtle tones and shades to come through. It looks very natural, not like a block of monochrome hair that looks very obviously dyed.

Ease of Application
The ease of application is the main reason I opt for this brand. The tube-applicator with a comb-like dispenser at the end really is mess-free. There is just enough dye in the bottle to cover my roots in the front, sides, and other obvious areas without a lot of excess leftover. The formula is also thick enough not to drip, splatter, or otherwise make a mess. It has less ammonia smell than typical dyes.

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5.0

Feel more in control of your beauty routine

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from USA

Comments about L'Oreal Paris Root Rescue:

No more fear of gray roots. No more hairdresser blues costing a fortune -the best D.I.Y. hair color taking only 10 minutes to see the difference.

Effectiveness
10 minutes and you're done !

Ease of Application
At first I was scared of applying the product but then I became more confident. It's so easy to do.

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5.0

L'Oreal Paris Root To The Rescue

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from Undisclosed

Comments about L'Oreal Paris Root Rescue:

I tried this product for the fist time, and it worked great for my streaks of gray. I'm very pleased with this product.

Effectiveness
My hair still looks wonderful. I'm fully satisfied.

Ease of Application
Simple to apply. No messy cleanup. I trust this color product, and will continue to use it.

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(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Go Away Gray

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from Raleigh, NC

Comments about L'Oreal Paris Root Rescue:

I am so glad to have found a great product like this. It is so easy to use and works so well. It is an easy 5 minute fix to wipe away those grays in between a full head hair coloring. Finding this product has truly been a great find for me I have used it several times and I will continue to use it

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4.0

Works well to cover greys between professional treatments

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from Midland, MI

Comments about L'Oreal Paris Root Rescue:

I generally get my greys covered with an overall color with highlights every 10-12 weeks; I wait that long because salon treatments are pretty costly. I usually begin needing my roots covered up about 8 weeks after a professional treatment, and decided to try L'Oreal Paris Root Rescue.

I tried shade 6R, which is a little redder than my hair, but I liked it. The directions were easy to follow and it was a cinch to apply. I had more than enough product to cover the roots along my part and the sides of my hair. It wasn't messy or smelly at all. After 15 minutes I shampooed it out and when I styled my hair I was pleased to see the grey was covered and my hair looked shiny and healthy.

The color began to fade after 3 to 4 weeks, but by then I was able to get to my professional stylist. I have purchased this product about half a dozen times and had success every time except once. That time, I believe I didn't leave the product on long enough and the only thing I noticed was that they grey wasn't covered up quite enough.

Overall, I am really pleased with this product. It saves me money and produces a nice result. In fact, I'm surprised that there are so many other negative reviews here when I have had repeated success!

Ease of Application
This product is very easy to apply. The instructions are clearly laid out and the kit comes with gloves so you don't get your hands dirty. It doesn't smell, sting or stain your skin.

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(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
3.0

L'Oreal Root Rescue Needs Revamping

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from Atlanta, GA

Comments about L'Oreal Paris Root Rescue:

L'Oreal Root Rescue is a product intended to cover gray and natural hair color roots by using a cute little blue contraption that separates the strands of hair so that the dye covers the hair better. However, this does not work this way. First, the contraption (a mini comb) does not evenly separate the strands of hair, making it possible that you miss several sections of hair.

The second issue is that the dye is not strong enough to provide the color that is needed to touch up. It is weak and you may either need to leave it on for a longer time (which is not good), or you will end up using this product almost three times a month.

Whenever I need to touch up my roots I simply use regular hair color and, during my blondest days, I would just do the entire thing over. In not so many words, this product has good intentions but the combination of product quality and method of application just do not gel together.

I would only use this product if you have very short hair and even short-haired friends of mine do not do root touch up with products that come with the comb. Either way, always be weary of products that claim to fix the issue that they claim to fix with such convenience and ease. In the world of hair, we know very well that no single product is 100% effective on its own.

Effectiveness
It just does not do what it says it will: the comb does not properly gather all of the strands of hair and tends to miss some chunks of it. The ingredients do not set strongly enough to effectively cover the roots.

Ease of Application
Easy enough, but is it effective? No. The process misses on some sections of hair and you run the risk of the job coming out quite uneven.

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3.0

Ehhh..

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from USA

Comments about L'Oreal Paris Root Rescue:

Good concept, not an amazing product though... I am sure you can find better products for your roots! Although this was a great idea to give customers a comb to even rescue their roots, it did not really show the color on my hair! I would think it would be better and give me good results but I rather stick to Redken!!! I kinda regret using this product on my hair because now I have to wait 6 months to touch it up again, so with that note I do not recommend this product to people... Try using a nother brand. I really suggest Redken, that is the best hair dye I ever used on my hair, takes a while to fade and the color lasts so long! So me, I rather stick with my Redken then downgrade to Loreal for a cheaper price to get sucky quality! this is a no-go for me.

Effectiveness
Could not even tell that I touched up my roots, I do not like this fact at all! Would not recommend.

Ease of Application
Easy with the brush to apply but not really what I was expecting results-wise...

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3.0

Ok but not great

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from Ellerslie GA

Comments about L'Oreal Paris Root Rescue:

I have been coloring my hair myself for over 28 years and I have to say that I was really excited when they came out with the L'Oreal Paris Root Rescue because I always that it would be good to have something that was not time consuming to touch up my roots until my next color. Well I did try the L'Oreal Paris Root Rescue and it was not as simple as it seems or as the commercials and advertisements would like you to believe. First off I had a problem just keeping it in the root area. Being that I have always colored my hair I was still very used to covering everything that needed to be colored underneath and everywhere instead of just the part that showed. Now that is me personally. Also, there was not enough product to cover what I needed to cover. I would not suggest this unless you have short to medium lenghth hair. It did help some but the time it took and the effort were the same as just coloring my hair with a regular permanent hair color. I think a lot of people would like this product I just had a hard time using it correctly.

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