Friday, July 16, 2010
PRODUCT REVIEW: L’OREAL BRASS BANISHER
*originally posted on my former blog on July 16, 2010
L’Oreal Brass Banisher box says, “Reduces strong gold, red and orange tones. Your hair will have a more beautiful and balanced color. Brass Banisher is specially formulated to work on all permanent haircolor brands, even salon color, to remove brassy tones. Just like salons, you can apply it after coloring or highlighting to balance the tone of your new color.”
This sounded like a dream come true. My blonde hair (bleached) was brassy and had some orange hues, so I thought this product would be perfect for me.
The instructions said to leave the product on your hair for 5 minutes, 10 max. I checked after 5 minutes and there was no difference. I checked after 10 minutes, no difference. 15 minutes, nothing. After 20 minutes I jumped in the shower and took it out. Guess what? NO DIFFERENCE!! The brass and orange hues were still there! If anything, it looked like it may have made the orange hue a slightly darker orange, but only noticable to my own eye as no one else saw a difference.
L’Oreal Brass Banisher Review
Brassy Tones Reduced: 0/5
Orange Hues Reduced: 0/5
I googled reviews before writing this one and there doesn’t seem to really be any. The ones I did find said it didn’t work for them either, with the exception of one person. I’m gonna have to give this product a fail. Wasted cash and wasted time.