You may have noticed from the name of this blog (and the picture of me in the siderbar, HI!) that I’m ginger. I’ve been naturally ginger since I turned from white blonde to strawberry blonde at around the age of 5 and then developed on to a deeper ginger shade as I got older grew up. In that time I’ve been a whole host of colours. Deep plum, chocolate brown, blonde, dark brown, pillarbox red.
For the past 4 years I’ve found happiness in my ginger roots and I’ve simply enhanced my ginger heritage with the use of henna and box dyes. I’ve recently gravitated towards L’Oreal Paprika Power – which the colour comes out as strong as it sounds and I love it. For me my hair colour mantra is the oranger the better (I’m sure some of dyes I’ve put on my hair would make other peoples toes curl).
I happened upon the brand Bleach London in my local Boots a couple of days ago and seeing as I’m in between my at home dye jobs I thought I’d try out one of their temporary dyes Cool Colours to top up my ginger. The Bleach London range boasts a kaleidoscope of dyes to home bleaching kits, toners and even styling products. After seeing every beauty blogger and their cat singing Bleach style praises and flaunting their rainbow coloured locks (I’m looking at you Zoe and Jayne), I decided I wanted to get in on the act.
I was undecided between the shades Tangerine Dream and Washed Out Orange but with a quick search on Google images I was soon trotting home with this bottle of bright in my bag and a box of disposable gloves.
Bleach London Washed Out Orange
Application wise this couldn’t be easier. You simply apply the creamy mixture direct from the bottle evenly to freshly washed hair (using gloves, I’ve learnt my lesson here before). Leave for fifteen minutes and wash out with clear water – DO NOT SHAMPOO.
My opinion? I wasn’t blown away.
My hair was left with a little but of an oranger hue than before through the ends of my hair but nothing overly noticeable. I’m not sure whether my hair isn’t pale enough to take the full force of the colour (I do have quite blonde ends from an ombre experiment) or because I’m used to such WOW results from chemical dyes but I was expecting bigger and brighter things after seeing what others had achieved. As stated, this is a temporary colour and fades within 2-10 washes and my colour had been and gone completely within 2 washes. A little bit disappointing but because of the quick wash out time I’ve been perusing colours in the aim of experimenting with non ginger colours on the ends of my hair like those cool cats like Ms Budget Beauty .. a pink shade maybe?