Before I start, just know I am in no way a hair professional and I never claim to be, I’m just a normal person who gets a ton of advice from hairdressers and gives it a go at home (cos I’m ballsy like that). Actually mostly I’m just thrifty and have a fear of other people touching my hair. (Hairdressers have burnt me and cut my hair so short it may as well have been shaved!)
Never being one to shy away from hair colours, I’ve been on the look out for a semi-permanent grey colour to put over my whitish hair. I’m naturally a very ashy toned dark blonde so lightening my hair to a white-blonde is an easy DIY home job for me (lucky, I know.) That’s not to say it has always been easy to get to blonde… I used to dye my hair black for about a year or more and let me tell you, that was a bitch to get back to blonde… So many ugly tones under black that you have to slowly strip back over a longish period of time. Although brands like Olaplex make it easier now I’ve heard… Don’t quote me on anything!
Alright so I was in Priceline and noticed they had all these hair colours on sale and I’ve been wanting a change so I started eyeing them off, first grabbing a Rosey-hued dye and then spying one in Grey…. What?! How did I not know this was available?! The dye is by the brand Brite Organix and the girl on the box looks the perfect hue of grey I’ve been lusting after for so so long! It’s an understatement to say I was excited!
So, I purchased a tube and rushed home to read all about it. The box instructs me that my hair must be a very light blonde…Check! Ok looks like I passed the pre-requisites for the dye so I’m itching to test it out!
You can proberly already tell by how this is going that I didn’t get the colour on the box, which is a pretty purplish grey…..But let me explain exactly what happened! Stick with me, I will get there😊
Ok so I shampooed my hair and got out the shower, put some gloves on and squeezed out about half the tube onto my hair and massaged it in. It looked a nice grey colour while it was on my hair…which was so promising and I was so excited. (I know, I should have done a strand test but I like to live dangerously.)
So after about 10 minutes I get back in the shower and wash it all off… I can see all the grey colour running down the drain and I keep rinsing till it’s only a murky-clear colour.
So how did it go?
Well it went grey……..ish green? Greenish-blue maybe…. Actually I’m not sure! Well the ends of my hair went kind of a really light grey, I’m not sure if that’s because they were a lot wetter when I put the dye in or because my hair is older there?! And I actually liked that colour, still not really like the box but it was definitely a grey hue. Now the top… Well that was another story! It’s murky turquoise…that’s the only colour I can describe it as.
Luckily I like greenish-blue colours so I was ok with it! But I have been reading online and I’m by no means the only person this has happened to… Maybe there is too much blue in the Grey mix or something and it picks up on the tiniest bit of yellow? I don’t know…like I said, I’m no expert.
So I will have to fade this seaweed colour out and try again… With a different dye of course, unless I want my hair turquoise again! 😂
The last video is how my hair looks after a wash with clarifying shampoo and a tiny bit of toning conditioner.
I will keep you updated on my next test… Schwarzkopf Live in “cool grey”….
Yeah we will see…..
Thanks for reading my personal opinion on this product and if you have any experience with this colour, or any kind of grey dyes you recommend, please let me know!
Go Forth and grey-quoise! (Or don’t 😏😂)
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