Did Syoss Oleo Intense Hair Color Fulfill Its Best Promises?
If you have read my post “Have you ever used this hair dye? This is my experience!” then you might remember that I wanted to try out the Syoss Oleo Intense Permanent Oil Color. So I did! And I’m going to share with you my Syoss Oleo Intense review.
The main reason why I wanted to use the Syoss Oleo Intense is because it has no ammonia.
Although ammonia helps the color to penetrate the cuticles, it’s harsh on the hair shaft and increases porosity and frizziness. Ammonia has not only a pungent smell (which sometimes gives me watery eyes and throat discomfort), but it can also irritate the skin and cause itchy scalp.
The fewer chemicals we use, the better for our hair, don’t you think?
Well, on the hair dye box it says that Syoss Oleo Intense is the 1st permanent hair dye cream with oils. Its unique formula is enriched with activating oil-booster which intensifies the action of the hair dye for excellent color intensity and duration. Designed and tested by professional hairdressers and hair dye experts.
The Syoss Oleo Intense Permanent Oil Color
promises to deliver 4 results:
1) up to 50% more nourishment to hair in comparison to the Syoss Baseline.
2) up to 90% more lustrous shine in comparison to untreated hair.
3) excellent comfort of the scalp.
4) professional coverage of grey hair.
Pretty enticing, don’t you think? However, did it manage to fulfill my expectations?
First, let me show you the color I used on my hair.
Which Syoss Oleo Intense Hair Color did I use?
I used the Glowing Coppers (or Warm Copper) Syoss Oleo Intense 6-76 hair dye.
- The first number is the basic tone; 6 is dark blonde.
Whenever I read dark blonde on a hair dye box I think of it more as a medium brown hair color.
- The second number is the shade; 7 is copper and 6 is honey.
The final outcome of the color depends a lot on your natural or already dyed hair color of course. My hair had already red and honey shades from my previous hair dye.
The Syoss coloration kit comes with a tube of color cream, a plastic applicator with a liquid mix, a sachet of an emollient cream color protection, a leaflet of instructions and a pair of plastic gloves.
Syoss Oleo Intense Hair Color Review:
Now it’s time to see if this Syoss hair dye lived up to my expectations!
1) up to 50% nourishment?
Well, I can’t really vouch for that, but what I can tell you is that it wasn’t so harsh on my hair ends in comparison to the Syoss basic series. Also, my hair wasn’t so frizzy after letting air-dry naturally.
These 2 points are also the ones that I complained about on my previous Syoss hair color review if you want to check them out in detail.
2) up to 90% more shine?
I believe my hair looks a little shinier, but it doesn’t seem to have an intense color. What would you say by looking at the “before and after” photo of my hair? (scroll a bit further down)
3) excellent comfort?
Oh, yes! The feeling of the hair dye cream on the scalp is almost refreshing! Also, it spreads easily and it doesn’t have a stinky annoying smell (yay!)
4) supreme coverage of grey hair?
Hmm….not really! I wasn’t happy with the coverage. On the box it’s written that this dye provides good coverage if your hair is up to 50% grey. My hair is less than 50% grey and it didn’t work as well as I had hoped for.
(note: I have a small spot that is almost completely white and it didn’t cover it at all).
Syoss Oleo Intense Hair Color Pros & Cons
- It has no ammonia.
- It’s a professional permanent hair dye.
- It’s affordable and easily found in stores.
- The procedure is simple and it’s easy to use*.
- It doesn’t take much effort or water to wash off the excess dye.
*If you have dyed your hair at home then you are familiar with the procedure. If this is your first time remember to use an old towel on your shoulders and cover the floor with newspaper to avoid stains. And cover your face line with Vaseline or any face cream/oil to avoid stains on your skin.
- A thicker consistency would be nice. The hair dye cream isn’t dripping but it’s kinda watery for my liking.
- It didn’t provide great grey hair coverage. At least for my needs…
- The color result wasn’t even close to what I had expected. But to be honest I don’t really mind as long as the hair color is within the range of light brown to red shades 🙂
Don’t forget to use the emollient cream color protection, which it’s inside the Syoss dye box. You definitely need this to close the hair cuticles and lock the color in. If you use it on your scalp too, be prepared to get an oily scalp sooner than usual.
Do you like my hair color? Have you ever used the Syoss Oleo Intense hair dye? I’ll wait for your thoughts or your personal experience.
To You With Love.