Wednesday, 6 April 2016

How To Get Rose Gold Locks: My Bleach London Rose Review

At the end of last year I posted about my growing obsession with pastel pink hair. I wasn't sure whether to take the plunge, and for those of you who follow me on Instagram will know, I went for it.
I posted a link to my video with my first impressions of using the Bleach London Rose products, however I want to share with you my full review now that I have been using them for a few months.

To delve straight in....I love them. My hairdresser and I chose to use the Bleach London range as this way I am able to keep it topped up at home, without the need to rush back to the salon so soon. Also, being a semi-permanent colour it was a great way to try it out without fully committing.

Firstly, I really like the packaging. I think it's modern and fun, and it helps that you can see the hair colour through the bottle, so you know what shade you are getting. 
When you open the bottle up, it smells delicious too. It is a sweet, marshmallowy scent (I think anyway...I am terrible at describing smells!) and it has a lovely soft consistency which is easy to apply. 

Once your hair has been shampooed and towel dried, you simply massage the colour in all over your hair and leave it on for 20 minutes. I have found that as the colour is a pastel, you don't have to panic if you think you might have slightly missed a bit, as it is fairly subtle and tends to blend in once it is dried anyway.
Once it has developed and been washed off, it leaves my hair a gorgeous shade of rose gold pink. It's super soft and pretty- who doesn't love rose gold at the moment!

This is after an at-home application by myself.....yes it was Easter, hence the bunny ears!

When my hairdresser has applied it for me in the salon, it has come out as a stronger shade of pink, which is equally gorgeous. This is because after my hair has been bleached, she applies a toner, to achieve a cooler, whiter shade. The toner has purple in, so this as a base under the pink, really helps to rev the colour up a notch. 

My stronger pink hair, after the toner in the salon.

One thing that I adore about this range, is the shampoo and conditioner. I think it's a genius idea to add a touch of the hair colour into both products. Any pastel hair lovers will know that these soft, unnatural tones don't last for long on your hair. They basically just stain the outside, so I found that using the matching shampoo and conditioner helped massively to keep the colour for longer. 
It just tops it up each time you wash it. As I said, genius!

However, inevitably, as the pink does fade, a bonus is that it doesn't leave my hair looking a strange in-between colour.....which I have experienced previously! It fades beautifully and evenly, back into a true bright blonde. So I have really been enjoying having the option of easily being a pink princess (in my head lol!) and a cool white blonde too.

So to round up, I would highly recommend using the Bleach London Rose products to anyone wanting a change and gorgeous rose gold locks. One thing to mention, which most of you will know anyway, is that your hair does have to be pre-lightened to a very light blonde beforehand to get the best results. On brunette or dark blonde hair, the pink will hardly be noticeable.
As you can see from some of my images, the ends of my hair are slightly darker than the roots. Due to them being so much older and more prone to damage, we chose not to add any more bleach, as I love to keep my hair as long as possible. Therefore, the pink doesn't hold as well here, and is a slightly different shade.

If you are interested in picking up some for yourself, you can buy it from Boots stores. Just to note-I stocked up this week, as this post goes live, and the Bleach products were on offer for 'buy 3 for the price of 2'. So go check them out :)

Let me know if you have found any great pastel hair colours...


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