Sunday, 28 July 2013

The blonde experiment continues...

Hey everyone, so being a naturally mousey brunette and a typical girl I'm a little addicted to dying my hair. I just find my natural so so boring. I've been every colour I can think of now, besides green :). While I was pregnant I had a bit of a funny issue about dying my hair so ended up growing out my black (I think) hair back to my natural colour.
Obviously I gave in and started dying it again, I'm too much of a wimp to get a drastic cut so I like to change my hair quite a lot. I kept trying to get it bright red but ended up trying to strip the colour out and make a big difference and go blonde as it was the only colour I'd never been. After the first time it went, as you could probably guess, quite ginger. Which actually did grow on me, but wasn't what I was going for. I've now bleached my hair three times since April and I'm nearly there, thought I'd do a review on the latest attempt to see if blondes really do have more fun

Left : Clairol nice'n easy baby blonde 101
Right : Garnier Nutrisse Truly blonde

Now I've used the nice and easy before as that's the colour I'm trying to get to, but it's never seemed to take as well as I want. The Garnier bleach is something I've seen quite a few times while browsing in the hair dye section and thought I'd give it a try as it was on offer in Asda for £4. Usually I use a Superdrug's own brand which has been working quite well, but I think it's more expensive (my mind's like a sieve sometimes!)

Top: Before application
Right : After

I apologise for the dark picture at the top, my camera seemed to be having an annoying moment. As you can see, the roots were really dark, and I'd only bleached my hair on the 18th June! So although the Superdrug own brand did work on lightening my hair, it didn't last long. I don't know if you can see on the right that although it's a considerable difference in colour, the roots are still a tad orangey brown. Also for some strange reason, the underneath of my hair didn't take to the bleach at all and I stuck at least half the bottle on it! (was a bit hard to take a picture but pretty much looked the same as before I'd touched it) I wasn't all too happy about my roots still not taking to the bleach, but my hair's a lot whiter, so must have done something!

This is after the Clairol dye was applied. I bleached my hair on friday night and gave it a break saturday and then dyed it today (sunday).  It has seemed to have done what it says on the box, giving me highlighted tones, but this was mainly a root application, which I left on for about 45 minutes, putting the rest of the dye through the lengths within the last ten minutes. 

So in a nutshell, for really bad, dark roots like mine were, I would not recommend the Garnier Nutrisse bleach, although the conditioner smells amazing! The Clairol nice'n easy has actually lightened the roots the bleach didn't get to so I'd say this is a really good product and will definitely use again. Also, plus side to the clairol, you know how everyone always moans that you can't get the hair dye conditioner seperate? Well you can actually buy the clairol "6 week treatment" (I use quotes here as it will only last you six weeks if you have very short hair!) conditioner in wilkinsons! Finally the companies are listening to their customers :)
Hopefully I'll be fully blonde without that orangey tint at some point.

Hope you all have a nice weekend, and I shall be back to ramble again soon! 

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