Home Hair Dye: I Broke My Promise

 

 

Since my worst hair year in history (2013), changing my hair colour approx 25 times to acheive an unobtainable blonde colour, having hair like straw which snapped off and melted when I blow dryed it…. I promised to never dye my hair again and to only ever go to the hairdressers.

Well……. I just couldn’t afford it this month and spending £100 ‘s on highlights just doesn’t seem worth it when my hair grows so quickly the roots show the day after having it done! But I desperately wanted to get rid of the dark.. (and grey ssssshhh) roots which look terrible!! I was tempted to go back to dark and just be done with it, but if you’ve gone from dark to light you’ll know…. it’s kind of addictive and if I went dark and regretted it, it’s no easy transistion to go back to blonde again!

I popped off to the shops, nervous but excited. I had decided to go for a light brown colour or ‘Natural Medium Blonde’ as the pack calls it. I thought if I did my roots that colour and tried to blend it through to the blonder tips I can create a ombre type affect.. or maybe just a patchy orange and blonde mess… but I was optimistic!

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I had chosen to use L’Oréal’s Prodigy range in the colour Dune 8.0. I have never used this range before, I used to love and still recommend the Schwarzkopf Live range for their vivid results, however they didn’t have the shade I was after!

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Off I went, after doing the recommended patch test 😉 I placed the dye all over my roots and left for 20 minutes, then for the remaining 10 minutes and spread the dye to the rest of my hair, not covering liberally as I didn’t want all the blonde to be covered. The thing I really noticed about this dye was there was no strong smell which made my eyes water and my scalp didn’t  become even the teeniest bit itchy, so nervously I awaited my fate….2015-09-02_18.33.03

Now I don’t know about you but I think for £7 it doesn’t look too bad!! The highlights and roots have blended in nicely.. I won’t be a hairdresser any time soon but as long as you don’t home dye your hair 25 times a year and you don’t try and go drastically dark to light yourself, dying your hair yourself doesn’t can actually work!

I was really pleased with the product and would give it an 8/10… purely because it didn’t do what it said and covered all greys! Now I just need it cut… don’t worry I won’t be attempted that myself 😉

Have you had any home hair disasters/wins? Or do you only ever let the pros dye your hair?

Thanks for reading 🙂

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Weekly Beauty Picks #1

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My top beauty picks at the moment are these lovely products, Schwarzkopf (wow that’s hard to spell) Essence Ultime Omega Repair Shampoo, with a picture of Claudia Schiffer’s face on it and MAC’S tinted Lipglass, in the colour C-THRU.

I’ve always been a bit of a fan of Schwarzkopf, I like the got2b range and when I used to colour my hair myself I’d only ever us LIVE XXL. So why do I love this shampoo so much? I don’t know what it is but when you rub it in to your hair it just feels lovely and when I’ve blow-dried it after using this range, it always feels so full of volume! It smells delicious too! According to the website it has a unique combination of pearl essence, panthenol, refined protein and keratin. One thing I found very interesting when looking at their website and don’t laugh at me if you think I should know this already but did you know pearls are the only gem created from a living organism? They come from a tiny grain of sand penetrating an oyster core and as a defence mechanism the oyster produces layers and layers of mother pearl… well every day’s a school day! They also do this shampoo in other ranges, there’s a blonde one which I’ve tried, but I still prefer how this one makes my hair look and feel! The shampoo is around £5 however often I’ve bought them on offer. The stockists according to the website are Asda, Waitrose and Superdrug, I’m sure I’ve bought it from Tesco before but that is what the website says!

Ooh and I just love Claudia’s top tip on the back of the bottle…. I’m confused… is that a tip?

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If you want to find out more about the range, check the website out below.

www.essence-ultime.co.uk

So… favourite product number 2! We all know what a big fan I am of MAC products and here’s one of favourites at the mo! MAC lipglass’s are loveeeeely! They smell absolutely delicious and feel so lush on your lips. There’s quite a range of colour’s they come in… I want them all! Currently my fav is pictured above (C-THRU) I love a nude lip! You can wear them over lip pencil, lipstick or just on their own, I would make sure your lips are primed before you pop it on for a perfectly smooth look. It lasts a fair time and is really pigmented and contains Jojoba Oil which helps soften and condition your lips. On MAC’s official website the cost is £14.50, you can also buy the product at various MAC stores and make up counters in department stores and airports! Here’s a pic of me wearing C-THRU

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www.maccosmetics.co.uk/product/shaded/166/309/Tinted-Lipglass

Here’s a few of my new purchases too

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