Wednesday, 19 March 2014

Live XXL Ultra Brights Review

If you don't follow me on various social media platforms, you may have missed that I dyed my hair pink. I know, I know, I was all about dyeing it grey - and I still am - but I thought I would take a sidestep and tickle my fancy with a dash of pink. Well, I did intend on going Raspberry Rebel, but instead it was very much pink. I used the Live XXL Ultra Brights Raspberry Rebel wash-in dye, and this is how it turned out. 


Live XXL Ultra Brights Raspberry Rebel
Colour on the box - initial colour - after one wash
I won't lie, I was a little disappointed. If I had wanted fuchsia hair, I would have bought fuchsia hair dye, I wanted raspberry hair. But, after posting a pic on instagram, I soon started enjoying having a bright pink bonce. I had expected it to fade quickly, and the pink ended up lasting around six days, which is okay. Once it got to pastel pink it did look very pretty, I felt a bit princessy! 

What wasn't okay? The fact that it has all faded, except from on my roots. On my very dark roots. I now have some sort of pinky/orange tinge going on, and it is not exactly a desired look. I can't see this catching on. I could be wrong, maybe, but I don't think the cool kids will be copying me any day soon. 


Matching my roots to the tiles since 2K14, yo!
I think if I want to go back down pink avenue, I would go with a Directions hair colour, and then maybe one day I might have the hair colour I actually want, for a change. 



Chelsea xo

16 comments

  1. I literally hadn't seen this until now! I like the shade, but raspberry would have been amazing! I can't believe it faded after a week - if that was regular hair dye, i'd be pissssed off! looks awesome guuurl!

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    1. One day my raspberry dreams will come true!

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  2. Aww that sucks that the colour faded so fast. It does suit you so much though! x

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    1. It really does suck, I was enjoying being pink! Thank you :) x

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  3. That faded a lot after one wash, I'll stick to other crazy dyes if the bright red/orange train makes me hop on board again x

    Amy / srslylou

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    1. Tell me about it! It says it should last 6-8 dyes, unless my shower runs on paint stripper... x

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  4. Have you tried using Splat dyes? Although I really can't remember if you can get them in the UK (and they smell bad when applying) but they do last pretty well. Shame it washed out so quickly but really looks good on you!

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    1. I've never heard of Splat dyes before, may have to look into them! :)

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  5. I really really like the faded colour on you! It's a cute pastel shade and it looks so pretty! It's weird how much you suit pink hair! You'd think it would take a while to get used to but you look so cute with pink hair! X

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    1. I seem to suit every colour under the sun, which is always good to know I guess! :) x

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  6. I love the softer pink after the first wash. It's such a shame that it faded so quickly as it really suits you!

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    1. I'd love to have it that colour all the time, but the mum's round my way are all a bit judgemental :/

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  7. Aw the pink looks lush!
    Doo it! Or try one of the Bleach London semi permanent hair colours from Boots, I've recently tried them! The reds quite good, I also have a green and a blue to try, also. But may have to bleach my hair for the green and don't quite want too as I don't want my hair to stop growing :( haha xxxx

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    1. I have a Bleach colour, I think it's Washed Out Mermaid (I will be a mermaid one day!) so I might give that a go once my roots aren't bloody terracotta! xxx

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