Excellence vs. Preference

Can someone please explain the difference between the two?

Does one seem to condition hair better?

Which covers grays better?

Do their colors match equally?

Thanks!!
It seems that Excellence is marketed to those who wish to cover gray, and is more conservative in their color line. IMO, they need to update their colors, as not everyone who has grey hair automatically colors it some sort of safe blonde, golden-brown or light brown. There are some of who want more vibrance in our hair(this can be achieved with proper mixing of a vibrant color with a gold or neutral one to address the grey part of our hair). This is one reason I switched over to Preference after using the Excellence a few times. But their after-color conditioner is excellent. The Excellence is also a cream formula(the color comes in a tube instead of a liquid in a bottle the way the Preference does), so it's a bit less drippy. But for myself, I prefer the Preference on account of the more vibrant colors. I mix two-thirds of the medium golden brown with one-third of the medium auburn, and it comes out a beautiful reddish brown and shiny to boot!
Covers grey just fine! But again, YMMV.
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I use Loreal Excellence for root touchups and like it a lot, but I put it only on my new growth and donít keep going over the already colored ends but I end of throwing half the bottle away. Has anybody got a solution to wasting half the amount?
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Poo: KBB shampoo bar or Shikai moisturizing shampoo
CoWash: VO5 kiwi
Cond: Robert Craig, Tresemme Natural, or Fekkai Shea Butter
Leave in/Styling: Grapeseed oil, KBB milk, KCCC, and Aveda Confixor
I use Loreal Excellence for root touchups and like it a lot, but I put it only on my new growth and don’t keep going over the already colored ends but I end of throwing half the bottle away. Has anybody got a solution to wasting half the amount?
Originally Posted by mandyv
You can try this. Go to Sally's and buy an empty hair color bottle and use it to mix only the amount you need. Read the instructions in the part for the allergy test. That should give you the ratio of color to developer. With most hair color it's one to one. I can't recall with the Excellence. If the color comes in a tube (like toothpaste) the ratio is probably different than one to one.

The Colorsilk Root touch up is really good and cheap if you want to try that route.

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You can try this. Go to Sally's and buy an empty hair color bottle and use it to mix only the amount you need. Read the instructions in the part for the allergy test. That should give you the ratio of color to developer. With most hair color it's one to one. I can't recall with the Excellence. If the color comes in a tube (like toothpaste) the ratio is probably different than one to one.
Originally Posted by Brio
I've actually done just that but once I guess i got the balance wrong because it wasn't quite dark enough and I got to thinking $8 every 4-6 weeks isn't a lot but it's still a waste.
3c
Poo: KBB shampoo bar or Shikai moisturizing shampoo
CoWash: VO5 kiwi
Cond: Robert Craig, Tresemme Natural, or Fekkai Shea Butter
Leave in/Styling: Grapeseed oil, KBB milk, KCCC, and Aveda Confixor
Sally's sell Loreal Excellance and I think it would save you money going that route. Thats what I do after the first purchase of the developer I get at least 2 or 3 applications out of a bottle depending on how fast the grey start showing again. I sometimes just do a half head application on the top only so I use alot less then. A bottle cost about 6 dollars

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