Wella Kolestint is the new hair color in the Indian market. Launched by Dimple Kapadia & Jacqueline Fernandez, I found out.
I wanted to lighten my hair about 2 levels. There are 10 levels of hair color ~ 1 being black & 10 being lightest blonde. My first choice this time was Revlon Colorsilk Light Ash Brown (which I've used before), but it wasn't available at my supermarket, so I picked what I thought was the next best thing ~ Wella Kolestint Light Brown #6/0.
I was excited to try something new for a change.
The box contains: A pre-color Treatment with Almond Extract, After Color Intense Shine Treatment/Conditioner, 1 pair of gloves, 1 tube of colour Creme, 1 bottle of Creme Developer, Instruction leaflet.
*If you have longer and thicker hair than mine, you will need 2 boxes. This one was just enough for my hair.
I use a hair color mixing bowl and brush of my own. I find it easier to apply hair color with a brush rather than right out of the bottle.
My hair color before was a medium brown, say level 4 with a few unintentional highlights from a bleaching job that went wrong.
After using Wella Kolestint 6/0 Light Brown, my hair turned a level 2-3.
I am quite disappointed that it didn't lighten my hair. It did make my hair more shiny. But if I wanted shine, I wouldn't have picked a hair color now, would I? And it's physics: the darker your hair is, the more light it will reflect.
This is not the first time a Wella hair color has disappointed me. I once chose an Ash Blonde at a salon and it turned out almost black!
Hair color does lighten after a few washes, so my hair could go back to it's BEFORE color in a few weeks *fingers crossed*
Rating ~ 2.5/5 (That's right, no hearts this time & that 2.5 is just for the shine)
Price ~ Rs.519
For me, it's goodbye Wella! No, FAREWELL actually.
Have you had any bad hair color experience? Do share.
♥ Cynthia Z ^.^