I don’t normally get excited over TV adverts, but when I saw the one for L’Oréal Paris Magic Retouch, I made an exception. Because for the longest time, I had been searching for a product that would cover the re-emergence of my scraggly grey hairs in between colouring, but it also needed to be quick and easy to apply.
And finally, here it was.
Of course, I was aware there might be drawbacks that the advert hadn’t mentioned. But overall, the product seemed to tick all my preliminary boxes, so I decided to give it a go.
Getting hold of a can was easy, as it is readily available from Superdrug and Boots. At £8.99 for 75ml, I’ll admit the price was a bit of an eyebrow-raiser. However, my attitude was, if the product lives up to its claims, it would definitely be worth the money.
Choosing the right shade proved somewhat of a challenge. There are only seven to choose from – Dark Brown, Brown, Dark Blonde, Light Blonde, Black, Mahogany and Dark Iced Brown – and I wasn’t sure which of these would be the best match. In the end, I opted for Mahogany, which was the nearest shade to my hair – a fusion of dyed red and natural jet-black.
So, how did L’Oréal Magic Retouch measure up to its claims?
“Perfectly covers grey roots in seconds”
The spray nozzle is great for targeting specific areas and as a result, I didn’t have to use a huge amount. It was an amazing feeling to see the greys disappear like magic, literally within seconds, as promised.
“Perfectly blends with your hair colour”
Surprisingly, the Mahogany shade blended in very naturally with the rest of my hair.
The bottle says to leave the spray to dry for about one minute, before touching your hair. Just to be safe, I left it for two minutes and it was perfectly dry.
The first time I used Magic Retouch, it was drizzling outside and I had nightmarish visions of Mahogany streaks running down my face. However, there were no embarrassing streaks and also no smudges on my pillow the following morning.
“Lasts until washed out”
In my case, I found I had to top up every couple of days. However, the fact that I damp my hair before applying my hair products might account for this, to some extent.
Admittedly, I have not thoroughly road-tested the product as yet. For example, I’m not sure if being in a warm/hot climate would compromise the spray’s effectiveness or how it would fare after a sweaty session in the gym. But, over the month that I have been using Magic Retouch, it has certainly met my expectations and served its purpose so far. And even if the 75ml can only lasts me a month on average, it’s still worth the money in my opinion, as I’m confident that it works.
So, L’Oréal Paris Magic Retouch gets a big thumbs-up from me and I would definitely recommend giving it a try.
*Headline image courtesy of Superdrug.com
*Advert courtesy of L’Oreal Paris UK & Ireland – YouTube