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How to Use Excellence Creme Permanent Hair Color for a Gorgeous Hair Transformation

Fresh, vivid hair color right at home.
September 07, 2022

If you’re looking to change your hair color for the new season or the holidays, but you’re not keen on trekking to the salon, you can still get a gorgeous new hair color without the salon expense and time commitment. Dyeing your own hair at home can seem daunting, but it doesn’t have to be. If you follow a few simple steps, it can be surprisingly easy and the results can be beautiful. 


If you have grays that you want to conceal, it’s especially important to invest in the best permanent hair color for gray coverage. That’s why we’re sharing a step-by-step guide on how to use the L’Oréal Paris Excellence Creme Permanent Triple Protection Hair Color. With a new caring conditioner, it continues to protect and nourish hair while providing vibrant color. Here’s to a fresh new hue from the comfort of your home. 

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The Best Hair Color for Gray Coverage

The L’Oréal Paris Excellence Creme Permanent Triple Protection Hair Color is a permanent hair dye that comes in various shades of blonde, brown, red and black, giving you plenty of options for a DIY hair color. It also provides 100 percent gray hair coverage, making it the hair dye of choice for those looking to put a hold on embracing their budding grays.

Where most hair dyes can strip your strands of moisture and body, Excellence Creme is made with a new collagen-infused conditioning treatment, so it not only offers rich color for your strands, but it helps to protect them in the process. 

How to Use Excellence Creme Permanent Hair Color 

If you want help selecting a shade that will flatter you best, log onto the L'Oréal Paris Hair Color Concierge where you can consult with a live expert who can provide you with personalized recommendations. Once you’ve made your shade selection, you’re ready to start coloring. Follow these simple steps (also included in the hair color kit) for best results.

Step 1. Prep

Before coloring your hair, protect your clothes by wrapping a towel around your neck and shoulders. Brush your hair to ensure it’s tangle-free, allowing an easier application of the color. Next, apply the conditioning treatment included in the at-home hair coloring kit to your hairline and the back of your neck to prevent the hair color from temporarily staining your skin. Then part your hair into as many sections as necessary to effectively cover your hair when applying the color. 

Step 2. Mix Your Color 

Be sure to put on the gloves included in the kit before mixing your color. Once your gloves are on, open the developer creme (bottle labeled 1) and set it aside. Then, remove the cap from the color creme (tube labeled 2), discard the pink ring at the opening of the tube, fully re-screw the white cap which will break the internal seal, and twist the cap off. 

Next, squeeze the contents of the color creme (tube 2) into the developer (bottle 1). Put the cap on the developer bottle 一 keeping your finger on the open tip 一 and shake the bottle to mix the color and the developer. Keep shaking the bottle until you can’t see any swirls in the mixture. 

Step 3. Apply the Color 

Once the mixing is complete, immediately apply the color to your hair. Use the applicator tip to generously apply the color at your roots only and spread it with your fingers. Use the bottle tip to separate small sections of hair to help you evenly coat your strands. 

Continue applying the color section by section until your scalp is saturated. Once the scalp is coated, move on to your mid lengths and ends 一 distributing the hair color generously with your fingers. 

Step 4. Let the Color Process

Once you’ve evenly coated your hair in the hair color, set a timer for 30 minutes to let the color process. This may be a good time to catch up on last week’s episode of your favorite show — just don’t try to binge watch an entire series as getting the timing right is pertinent when coloring your hair.

Step 5. Rinse the Color 

After 30 minutes, add water to your hair to emulsify into a lather. Then rinse your hair until the water runs clear. 

Step 6. Condition Your Hair 

Finally, apply the conditioner treatment included in the kit (tube labeled 3) and leave it in your hair for a few minutes. Rinse the conditioner with cool water then let your hair dry. You’ll be left with shiny, vivid hair color. 

Editor’s tip: Remember that once you’ve colored your hair, it’s important to use color-safe shampoo and conditioner like the L’Oréal Paris EverPure Sulfate-Free Bond Strengthening Color Care Shampoo and the L’Oréal Paris EverPure Sulfate-Free Bond Strengthening Color Care Conditioner. This duo won't fade your hair color, and it works to repair weak hair bonds that can result from too much bleaching and coloring. 

Next: Is It Okay To Dye Your Hair While It’s Wet?

Edited by: Shalwah Evans, Photo Design: Sarah Duvivier

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