For the last three weeks I have been a candy-floss haired enchantress and I’m ABSOLUTELY loving it! As a bottle blonde for most of my adult life it’s been a fabulous shake up and also quite an interesting insight into how people treat others that are a little “different” (for lack of a better word) and their need to make comments.
What started off as an idea to incorporate some pink highlights into my regular blonde foils turned into a fully fledged fuchsia infusion because I believe if you’re gonna do something as fun as pink hair then you better go balls out! AMIRITE?!
After mentioning to my hairdresser that I needed a change and that I loved the accidental highlights that I acquired at Miss Muddy she told me that she’d recently used these Schwarzkopf Live Colour Pastels on her sister and they loved the results and I was sold. Once she slapped that colour on I must admit I had a slight heart attack and wondered what in the actual fuck was I thinking; could I possibly pull off pink hair at 36?
The simple answer? Praise be to Huey Lewis = YES I CAN!
These little sachets of semi-permanent colour pack quite a punch but unfortunately don’t go a long way. For my hair length and thickness I need to use at least four boxes to get an even coverage. After leaving it on for 20 minutes (longer than recommended cos I like to live dangerously) the results are ridiculously super bright on my bleached sections and lighter on my natural hair (above).
The box claims to last 6-8 washes but I’d say it’s more like four before the colour is on its way out. After each wash I notice that it fades quite substantially but each shade of pink in between is really quite pretty; from hot pink through to salmon and then dusty rose. I also really love the way my hair feels super soft once the dye has been washed out, it’s like the colour cream not only leaves a gorgeous hue but also conditions while it’s in.
I know there are other hair dyes out there that would give me a longer lasting colour but I like the fact that this can last up to 2 weeks, depending on how long I can go without washing my hair (and let me tell you it’s a new personal record), and then it fades back into my regular blonde. It also feels like I’m not damaging my hair and it has the best smell ever – redskin lollies! I swear I smell like my breath did back in 1987!!
There are six shades in the Schwarzkopf Live Colour Pastels range; Peach, Turquoise, Cool Grey, Baby Blue, Cotton Candy and Lilac Blush, which I’d like to try once I’m over the pink.
Have you been dyeing (sorry, couldn’t resist!) to try a funky new hair colour?
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