If you follow me on Twitter or Instagram you will have already seen my new hair but i thought i would do a post on it, in case anyone out there wants to do something similar.
I seen this hair dye in Boots for £4 (Superdrug have it for £3.50). It is part of the Live XXL ultra brights range, i was drawn to raspberry rebel as it is such a nice color, not quite red but not really pink, a lovely in between color. I ombred my hair last month making it perfect for something like this.
This is a stage 1 color which means it will wash out in 6-8 washes, perfect for out there change that won't last forever. One tube was enough to do my hair so if yours is longer than mine, you will need several tubes. The instructions gives you several ways to apply this color, Streaks, all over or dip dye, which is what i went for (however i didn't use foils as i'm too lazy). Take the warning on the pack seriously this stuff will stain anything it touches, i now have a pink shower and i used an old towel for drying as the color comes out. It also warns you that if it gets wet, it will run and ruin any fabric is touches, so this is not a dye to mess with.
The gloves in the packet are awful, if you have your own, use them. Mine ended up splitting getting dye all over my mums hand (my lovely mother helped me do it as she didn't want me staining the whole bathroom trying to do it myself). We followed the method of putting it in your hand and rubbing in, but if i was to do this again, i think i would use a brush and bowl (ones designed for doing hair) as the mixture was more like a paste than a liquid so didn't really flow that well and really had to be rubbed in to cover my bleached ends, so i think painting it would have been easier.
I left mine on for the maximum 30 minutes as i wanted it to be really vibrant. They say on the information to wash until the water goes clear, you will never get the water clear, i was in the shower for about 30 minutes and it was still running pink, so don't worry too much about it.
I was really pleased with the results, it is almost two toned looking, much more raspberry on the ends where my hair was lighter and i a bit darker nearer the meeting point with my natural hair. However it still didn't cover all my hair and i have some blonde looking patches, especially at the meeting point so it really does need to be worked into the hair thoroughly.
So here is the final result