So we all do it, I can’t be the only one. You look at your hair in the mirror and BAM – suddenly you want to change it up. Well, I don’t mean you want to wait a week and decide which dye and which colour like a sensible person would, I mean you want to change your hair colour NOW! Its happened to us all, I am sure. Maybe not to those brave and lucky girls who have never dyed their hair – salutes to you girlies – or having a gorgeous natural colour that you love.
For me, my moment was in the car. I had just been to Nandos with my friend (ooooh Nandos) and as I got back int the car I saw it. My hair.
Looking dreary as ever and the colour seemed more faded than a 20-year-old pair of jeans. About a month ago, after coming back from Icmeler (find out all about it here), I dyed my hair from blonde to brown. Why? Ginger had paid for my hair to go blonde for Christmas and after 5 months my roots were so bad. I had two choices, seeing as I cannot afford to keep paying £60 for redye, deal with the roots or dye my hair back a normal colour that does not require a hairdresser to look decent. I went for the latter. Anyway, I had dyed my hair brown and coloured the tips pink with a semi-permanent dye called ‘Directions‘.
I loved my hair brown and pink.
However, as all hair dye does, it faded and lost its gorgeous look. Instead, it looked droopy and this was the moment I had the realisation. In the car mirror. As previously mentioned, there was no thinking about it and I drove straight to Tesco for a hair dye. Tesco being Tesco, it hardly had any dyes in stock, but I couldn’t possibly wait until the next day, so I quickly chose. I went with Garnier Nutrisse in the colour dark brown.
Dark brown my a***. It went so dark it was almost black. Dark hair does not suit me. At all. So the next day I rocked up at work to receive many a comment – ‘You appealing to the goth in you’, ‘oooh liking the grungy look’, ‘bloody hell that’s a look’ and so on and so forth. And that is the reason ‘Colourless‘ came into play. I gave it a quick google and the reviews rated this product highly. I have only stripped my hair of colour a few times and each time I have been disappointed with the bright ginger outcome. Despite all, I hopped on my bike, rode to Savers and purchased ‘Colourless‘ and a new hair dye (Nice and Easy – 6A Light Ash Brown).
My initial reaction when applying the product to my hair was how much of the product you get in the box. Once solution A and B are mixed, there is definitely enough in the bottle to cover even the longest of hair. My hair is just past my shoulders and after half of the bottle, it was saturated. Another initial reaction was due to the smell. ‘New fresh smell’ it states on the box and so I would hate to think what it used to smell like. It is awful. Not the most pleasant and it does linger in your room for a while so I would recommend opening the window while using.
The box recommends being left on the hair for 45 minutes. After I had wrapped my hair in cling film, I chose to leave it on slightly longer at 1 hour. Cling film is essential as the product works best in heat and cling film traps in the air, hence working better and faster. I know it looks unattractive but who wouldn’t with a cling film bald head, you girls can rock it!
The washing out process is pretty simple. Again the conditioning bottle is massive. A 5 minutes rinse of the hair is needed before you massage half of the bottle into your hair and scalp (definitely do not need to use half of the bottle). Once again, give it another rinse and another massage with the rest of the bottle. I then shampooed and conditioned my hair as normal so it was looking good for the next day.
Now for the best part, the colour reveal
I was really nervous about how it would turn out as I expected my hair to go bright ginger as always. I was pleasantly surprised! Even though there is a slight ginger undertone, this is very slight. However, after seeing this gingerness in the mirror before my shower, I did use purple shampoo on my hair which seemed to take out most of the ginger when dry. My near black colour had been transformed into a beautiful light brunette. I love it and won’t be needing the hair dye now. Me being me, I opened the dye as soon as I got home (guess I just like opening things there’s no real reason for it) and so I cannot return it. I’m sure I will use it at some point but not after the result I have had with ‘Colourless‘. One downfall I must make is that even after your shower an shampoo, your hair still does have the smell from before. It is very faint but it is still there, especially when you move your hair around. Apart from that, I think it is wonderful.
Does exactly what it says on the box
I 100% recommend this product. If you have any unwanted colour in your hair, whether it be permanent or semi-permanent, give this a try. You won’t regret it. A cheap alternative to the hairdresser and it works!
Please note: All images are my own. This product was bought as a personal item and is not sponsored. All opinions are my own and are truthful.