POW : Products of the Week : Bleach Super Cool Colours - Rose £5
Being the girlie girl that I am I’ve been completely besotted with the whole pastel hair/ pastel fashion / pastel vibe that has taken over the last two summers. Having wanted to try pink hair for awhile (Gwen Stefani was always an early influence as was the pink bobs seen on Scarlett J in Lost In Translation and Natalie Portman in Closer) I finally took the plunge this month after falling in love with images on tumblr and pinterest such as these:
I’ve already experimented with a dip dyed pink fringe, like most people too afraid to go for the full effect. I also already dye my own hair using an at home kit so I naturally have lighter blonde hair which has been bleached and feel confident messing my hair up without too much of a care. Initially I decided to go to a salon to have it coloured with a pinky peach toner. I was warned that the colour would wash out quickly and advised to invest in dry shampoo. Unfortunately I ignored that advice and to my disappointment the colour did fade out very quickly and was completely gone by 3 washes.
I decided something like this would be an expensive and frequent event that I can’t be bothered with if it washed out so quickly. Having heard so many positive reviews about bleachlondon and being someone who likes to do things myself I decided to try out the Bleach Super Cool Colour in Rose which has been out of stock for so long and raved about in London. I have to say I am VERY pleased with it and would recommend it to anyone wanting to try out a pastel shade this summer.
Reviews had told me that the recommended 15 minutes of application time was not quite long enough to get a full colour so I left the solution on for over half an hour. It’s fairly easy to work with. You just wash your hair; towel dry it, put on some gloves & massage the dye all over your hair and leave it on. Then rinse it out with only water *no shampoo!*
Upon application the colour does go a bold bright pink but I’d read that this was normal and not to panic, a beautiful creamy pastel shade will eventually come out of this scary mess …
Rinsed out and still wet :
And finally dried and pastel :)
I’m keen to see how long this will last before it totally fades out and will be interested in trying out the other colours in their range as they are only £5 a pop (bargain)!
They also have a Rose Shampoo and Conditioner which I’m keen to try out as well :
With a full rainbow of colours available in their product range I’m excited to try out other colours especially as they are so inexpensive and not permanent. For all Bleach products go to their online shop here or check out your nearest Boots counter.