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Monday, 11 November 2013

Review & Tutorial // Bleach London DIY Dip Dye

Bleach London DIY Dip Dye £7 

There's no hiding the fact that i love the ombre trend and i have had my hair ombre now for a year but have never had it professionally thanks to the wonders of at home kits. The previous times i have done my hair i have used the L' OReal wild ombre kit (here you can see my tutorial & review) and it did the trick ok for me, however when in Boots last week i stumbled across a new brand to me called Bleach London (who by the way have the most amazing shades of hair dye i have seen and certainly need to try out haha!). Being a sucker for ombre and seeing this new kit i instantly snapped one up and decided i had to re-ombre my hair that night!

As you can see this kit comes with a lot of stuff, and straight off i have to comment on how amazing value i think this product is. Along with the actual bleach itself you get the little tub and dye brush to mix all the components of the dye in and apply to your hair in a more professional manor, you also get a blending lotion to help achieve a more blended colour instead of harsh block tide line. The other little bonus of this kit is the reincarnation mask, near enough all dye kits give you a moisturiser to use after the dye where as this is an intense moisturiser that will help replace the goodness you just lost from bleaching your hair. 

Tutorial



To use you simply pour the con tense of the two bleach powder sachets into the tub and then add the developing lotion, as the lotion is quite thick it does take a little bit of time to mix it all up and get to the powder at the very bottom but once mixed up it turns into a very creamy like mouse consistency that's very easy to apply and spreads well. The down side to this kit to me is the blending lotion, although it worked great i hate the fact they have put this in a sachet, because of this it's very hard to work with and makes the whole dying process a lot more awkward. Personally i would rather use it in something like a squeeze dye bottle so it's a lot more easy to apply when your doing this yourself and separating sections. The guide itself is very good and informative, i did find some instructions a little confusing but now that i have applied it i can understand what it meant and the only thing i done differently was sectioning my hair into pig tails instead of three sections. Simply take an inch section of hair and apply some blending lotion to where you want the colour to start to fade (i done this around my earlobe and jawline) then apply the bleach mix underneath where you have just applied the blending lotion down to the tip, then massage the bleach up into the blending lotion. I left the dye on for the full 45 minutes as i wanted to get the lightest results possible and then washed it out using the Bleach London silver shampoo and applied half of the reincarnation mask which i left on for half hour to really try and replace some of the goodness i lost from the bleach. 

Overall I'm over the moon with the results and certainly like the kit for the price. The bleach itself isn't too strong smell wise so it was far more pleasant applying this then when i used the LO' Real kit so if that was a problem for you before I'd suggest trying this kit just on that factor alone. My hair is understandably damaged from the bleach but it doesn't feel as straw like as it has with past kits, whether that's down to the reincarnation mask or the bleach being different i can't comment but my hair certainly feels less damaged and not so straw like. As for the colour itself the ends are really nice and light (i would go to say starting to get more on the blond side) and the rest blends lighter really nicely, i really think the blending lotion did a great job. Even though i have very long thick hair i managed to get away with just using the one box but i think i will do another box soon to get the ends even lighter and even it out slightly where i didn't apply it quite so much on certain sections. 

Have you tried any of the Bleach London products?
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  1. this seriously looks good! I may have to get it even though I repurchased the L'oreal ombre dye haha x

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    1. Haha i do think it's a really good at home ombre kit, let me know if you do use it x

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  2. I've been eyeing this up as I really want ombre hair. I was worried I wouldn't have enough product as my hairs quite thick but after watching your video I should be okay with one box. Your hair looks amazing, hope mine comes out well when I try it!

    Claudia xx | Beauty and the Chic

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    1. I hate that, it's such a pain in the ass when i'm buying hair dye i never know whether to get a second just in case. Let me know how you get on if you do try it x

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  3. Your hair is absolutely gorgeous!!
    xxxx

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  4. You are gorgeous and your hair looks so amazing (:

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  5. Oh wow your hair looks beautiful! I just wanted to say that I really enjoy your blog! Keep up the great work ♡

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  6. This turned out amazing! I'm terrified of home bleaching kits but this looks gorgeous :-) Well done!

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  7. how long does the dye last?

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  8. how long does it stay on for?

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    1. It's permanent so stays on until you dye it or grows out :)

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