So I’ve been dying my hair red and orange shades for about 7 months now, I wrote a blog post about how I maintain my shade if anyone is interested. I normally use bright fashion shades from La Riche Directions. London based hair colouring salon, Bleach London launched their product line last month, so I’m excited to be giving on them a go for the first time. Because I don’t bleach my hair I can only put orange and red shades on top, so first off I’m going to try Bleach London hair dye in Tangerine Dream.
The bright hair dyes I normally use are in pots, this one is in a slightly swishy bottle instead. Looks awesome on the shelf, a bit of a milk bottle vibe going on. However, complete pain to use, pretty much impossible to get the last bit out and you really have to put a lot of effort in to get the product out. However, once the product is out it’s a very easy to use, a nice creamy, thick texture which stays where you put it, meaning less mess on the floor. YAY!
The Bleach London hair dyes will work to their best on bleached or naturally blonde hair, to create the true colour. Each dye has a colour swatch on the back which shows what to expect if you use on lightened hair. You apply to damp hair and leave on for at least 15 minutes, I left it on for an hour.
Here’s the before picture. I applied the colour over the top of Live Colour XXL Real Red, which has faded after about two months wear. I know these photos aren’t the best, but I hope you get the gist from them. Applying a fashion colour over the top of Live Colour XXL probably isn’t the ideal situation, as this particular dye is known for being concentrated with silicones, which means that additional products will struggle to adhere to the hair.
After, I got a nice orange tone to the hair, not as bright as when I’ve used Directions Tangerine, but still nice. It was easy to rinse out and hasn’t caused as much staining to bed sheets (and the like) as Directions does. However, I think in the long run I would still rather stick with Directions, since they are the same price and provide a much stronger colour, yes, there’s more risk of staining and mess with Directions, but the results are definitely bolder.
What fashion colours do you like to use best?
Have you tried Bleach London hair dyes yet?
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