A couple of weeks ago I I was browsing through my local Drugstore when a bright colored stand caught my eye. It was for the new L’Oréal Colorista($9.99) hair dye. Now, I have naturally medium brown hair. So, usually I don’t pay much attention to hair dye because if I want to achieve a fun, bright color I have to bleach my hair. However, this dye claimed that it would color my brown hair without bleach. I was sold.
After debating between teal and burgundy, I decided to go with burgundy because I was scared my hair would pull too green if I used the teal and I didn’t want to go to work with green hair. I was so hopeful because the girl on the box had such dark hair, and her color came out so vibrant.
Next, make sure to apply lotion to your face, ears and neck. This will keep the dye from turning your skin a different color. Also, make sure you cover any surface you don’t want to be damaged by dripping hair dye with a towel.
After the time is up, just rise your hair in cool water. Unlike permanent dye, the water will not run clear. So you want to continue to rinse your hair until the water is only tinted a light pink/purple color.
Finally, make sure to dry your hair completely before sleeping or going anywhere. This is because if your hair is wet, the dye can transfer.
Here are my final result:
I do have a few pros and cons about this product. My cons are that this isn’t as bright as I advertised and the dye gets all over the shower every time you hair is wet. However, it did give me a fun new color, was fairly easy to apply, and you don’t have to use the whole bottle at one time. This is fairly unique and fun because you can do your whole head, or play with multiple styles such as ombré, two tone, or highlights. If you don’t use the whole bottle, just close it and use again after it washes out.
Overall, I like the idea of this product. I think it is a fun way to play with bold colors and make a change without having any commitment or upkeep. It also doesn’t damage the hair since you are not having to use bleach.
Happy Hump Day!