Review: Lolane Z-Cool Intensive Color Cream & Convenient Set in Mahogany Red Brown

20 June 2013

I've been trying to figure out what blogging niche I belong to for the last couple of years now. I like dressing up but don't know if my blog can be qualified as a legit fashion blog since I don't publish Outfit of the Day posts that much. It's not really a full-fledged beauty blog since I've started to review beauty products and services only recently. I also talk about books, movies, and my obsession with concerts a lot. Add to that my eleventy thousand stories about various things, and you've got the makings of a, well, a blogging ~identity crisis~. Me and my problems ha ha. And then it came to me while I was in the shower the other day: if I don't belong anywhere, I should just make my own niche! Sounds like a plan ;)

From now on, I am Krissy will be known as a girly blog. Because I like talking and writing about girly stuff.

Enough with the long winding explanation. Today in this girly blog *giggles* I'm going to review the Lolane Z-Cool Intensive Color Cream & Convenient Set in Mahogany Red Brown.

I dyed my hair again DIY-style but unlike the first time I didn't feel the need to announce it over the interwebs, mainly because I wasn't too sure if I would like its effect on me. I wanted to look for something more red than this from the same brand but I'm not sure if they don't carry it or the SM Beauty branch in SM North EDSA just didn't have it at the time. Not wanting to leave empty-handed, I decided to get the next color I wanted: purple.

You may remember I dyed my hair using Richenna Bubble Color in Red Wine just three weeks prior. It actually took me a while to decide what brand I would go with, but I chose this in the end because it is the nearest to purple among all the others.

Lolane is a Thai brand

Each box contains a plastic mixing tray, a plastic cape, a pair of gloves, plastic comb to apply the color with, cream developer, dye, and leave-on conditioner.
I love that the instructions were printed on the insides of the box, eliminating the need to use extra paper!
Like the post I did about Richenna, I am also going to show you how I did it.

Looks icky, but those squiggly things are actually the dye, poured on top of the cream developer.
Mix the developer and the dye on the plastic bowl until you get a creamy and smooth texture.
Apply on the hair evenly using the comb included. Make sure you're wearing the plastic cape and gloves provided!
I'm lucky because I have short hair, it's much easier! Also, I got a haircut from my favorite stylist a day prior to this dye job.
Do you see the faintest hint of a scar on my forehead? That's from an accident I got into last year for laughing too hard. Yup.
I rinsed my hair after 40 minutes. As expected, the water became purple on my first wash. It still creeps me out ha ha.

I was so excited to see the results! And then, after I dried my hair, I didn't even bother to take AFTER photos! -_- In retrospect, this was really stupid of me since I planned to make this review post all along but hear me out first. After I rinsed my hair, there were no changes on my hair at all! No changes! At all! Well, except for the part where it got hard to manage before I used the leave-on conditioner but you get the picture. I wasn't expecting a head full of purple hair, but after I left the dye on for about 40 minutes, there should've been a difference in color no matter how small. I was so pissed at the time and effort I wasted that I didn't bother to take any photos anymore.

And then... the queerest thing happened. The color appeared on the third day! I was drying my hair with a towel after I took a shower, still a little pissed because purple dye still kept on appearing on my towel on the third day even after I rinsed my hair thoroughly several times, when I saw the color on my reflection in the mirror. And it was lovely. ♥

Here are some photos I took last Wednesday:

I'd like to apologize for my dry hair, I know I am due for a treatment soon ha ha. I can't wait for this weekend so I can do some DIY pampering again! ^_^ All photos were taken beside a glass window with natural sunlight.

Here is a list of pros and cons I came up with from my experience of using Lolane.

What I liked:
- Very affordable. Each box with all the DIY dye job essentials already included costs only P239.75.
- Accessible. Available in Watsons and SM Beauty branches.
- Variety. There are a lot of colors to choose from.
- Scent. Unlike Richenna and other dyes used on me in salons, this one didn't smell harsh at all! I am not sure, but it could be because of the green tea and strawberry extracts used. The leave-on conditioner also smelled sooo good!
- The color. I love that my hair color now looks like a cross between an eggplant and a plum. It's not in-your-face purple which would've been a little out of place in a corporate setting, yet becomes a little bit more funky under the right light. Sweet and subtle, I like.
- Skin and clothing-friendly. It didn't stain my skin and clothes even after I got a little on them.

What I didn't like:
- The fact that it didn't show up on my hair for two days after. What is that about? (-_-)ゞ゛
- Even with the number of shades available, they might still not have what you want (like what happened with me and the red color I originally wanted).

I think I am getting better at this, but it's probably a good idea to ask someone to help me next time. It would be much easier and my arms won't get too tired that way hee.

Over all I am really satisfied with the Lolane Z-Cool Intensive Color Cream & Convenient Set and I think I would want to purchase again in case I want to top up with this color. Have you tried this before? How was your experience?

Letting you guys know that my Palette Pursuit giveaway is still open ;)


  1. Yay for your new hair color!! Haha can't wait to see that in person :D Naku ako naman the last time I dyed my hair, I used Lolane din! You remember nag-black ako right? After that, lahat ng browns di na gumana sakin except for Lolane!! Hahaha so yay! :D Wala lang share ko lang. HAHA Miss you Krissy!!

  2. I've seen this at local stores but they are selling it for 500php. i want to try this. will one box be enough for my thick, waist length hair?

  3. Hi Ge Ann! You might need to get at least two boxes to make sure you'll be able to cover everything. :) Look for it in Watsons or SM Beauty so it's cheaper. Good luck!

  4. ang panget di talab yan nu bayan

  5. Sol Tiu Andanar ☀️February 25, 2014 at 3:54 PM

    Hi Arnie :)) did you bleach your hair before you dye your hair ng brown? I dyed my hair, color black nung Nov. and now I want to dye it again, gusto ko brown naman. But i dont wanna bleach my hair. Haha!


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