Here’s the Secret in Achieving that Coveted Ash Brown Hair


One of my happiness in life is coloring my hair. I get a certain kick out of changing the color of my hair, depending on my mood and preference. Through the years, my hair have gone through different transformations, from blonde to red to black. 

To illustrate a point, here’s a mini evolution of my hair: 


Would you believe I still managed to land a job with this mess of blondish-orange hair on my head. This was a result of constant wash and wear that finally wrecked havoc to my ash blonde hair. 

I stayed blonde – with many hues possible – for almost seven years. Just changing the intensity of the hair or dialling it back until I finally got tired of it. 


Then I got tired of blonde and reverted to black. It was easier to maintain and my hair was getting dry due to all those chemicals. Plus, I wanted to see how I look like with normal hair. 

I got restless in no time. Right on cue, I was sent a package of L’Oreal Excellence Fashion, made possible by Lazada and L’Oreal. I was given the color Ashy Nude Brown, which was said to be the color on trend this season. 


Brown is a color that I have yet to try on my hair and the hair dye package came just at the right time. Yes, I am one of those girls who do things to their hair when they are stressed/sad/bored. 

The package came with a colorant, a conditioner, a serum which I applied to my hair prior to coloring, plastic gloves, an an applicator which doubles as a comb. 

Application was easy and fuss-free: you mix the color, you apply the protective serum to your hair BEFORE you start dyeing your hair and then you apply it thoroughly. Leave 15-20 minutes depending on the color intensity you want to achieve, finally wash it off using the hair conditioner included in the package. 

Here’s the end result: 


The color is not as intense as I want it to be – I am chalking it up to the fact that I have really thick hair, with pronounced white hair here and there. Color is also more defined in front compared to the back which left me wondering if I should have used both packages, considering the length and thickness of my hair. I have the other package to my mom whose hobby is to make sure “she looks younger” than her real age. I’ve seen her wear it and the color is more pronounced on her hair. Maybe because it’s shorter and less thicker than what I have. 

I am still keeping my Ashy Nude Brown hair but this is bound to change soon. I have a hair appointment coming up — and yes, it’s to color them again. 

And yes – I know – I’m due for a hair treatment appointment soon. 

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