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 by Schwarzkopf & Henkel dye kit.
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).
Left; my previous hair color. Middle; the hair color of the girl on the box’s image. Right; the result on my hair. It’s nice, but it isn’t as red as the color on the box, don’t you agree?
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.
Aww shucks that’s a shame. It sucks when you invest into a product and it doesn’t turn out the way you wanted to or it should have. Your hair looks amazing though so don’t feel too bad hun
Thanks dear! I was definitely unhappy with the grey hair coverage and I really wanted that vibrant and intense red color that I saw on the box, but I know that the final tone depends a lot on your initial hair color. So, it’s always a “risk” 🙂 However, I wish it had covered my grey hair, because it felt quite nice on my scalp and I would like to use it again. I would love to know if someone else with grey hair was use it and how was the experience.
Wow, your hair color looks nice. I always go to the hair dresser as I don’t dare to do it myself!
Thank you Sabine! As long as you don’t want a drastic hair color change and you choose a color that’s close to your current hair color, it’s super easy and safe to use the dye kit at home 😉
I dye my hair red quite a lot, luckily I don’t have ammonia in the dye i use but when I was blonde I remember the pungent smell of the bleach, yuk! Looking at your before and after pics I don’t think that there is that much of a difference and it’s certainly not like the colour on the box as that is a more of a copper colour.
You’re abosolutely right, not much of a difference sadly! I would love to know which red hair dye you use! Thanks dear!
I think your hair looks gorgeous! But I understand that you are disappointed with the results!
Thanks dear! Yes, I’d love the color to be a little more bright and intense.
I’m not brave enough to dye my hair at this point. Maybe because I’m a brunette and love it so much. But I used to have red hair, and so on so it’s not something new to me. I never done it myself though
It’s easy to do it if you want to dye your hair close to your current hair color. Especially if you don’t want to pay a lot for a subtle change, like someone does when visiting a hair salon. Of course, a good hair salon is irreplaceable! 😉
I personally can’t see much of a difference, which is great if you’re going for a subtle change, not so great if you’re attempting to go the colour that was on the box, that’s a shame :\
What can you say? I guess that’s always a risk! But at least the hair color outcome is always close to your initial color, hence no unwanted surprises! 😉
Love the fact it contains no ammonia but oils instead. Your hair looks fab