So a couple of months ago my niece Chloe went through a phase of wanted the 'Cheryl' red/plum coloured hair. She's never dyed her hair herself, so I offered to do it for her... I must've used more box dyes than had hot dinners! She loved the result, but we all know that red is notorious for fading quickly. So we popped to Sainsburys where she picked up a new colour to liven her hair up again and get rid of her roots. She picked up a Schwarzkopf dye in the shade 'Cyber Purple'.
I've used some Schwarzkopf hair dyes before, and I really like them - in fact they're probably my 'go-to' box dye! They make your hair extremely glossy and soft... and I find the colour doesn't fade as quickly as some other brands such as Clairol. Here is the before shot...
So the application is pretty much the same as any other dye... yup, with that horrible smell too! But it's easy to mix up, and it's easy to apply. However, I think we could've done with another bottle... It did manage to get all of Chloe's hair, but only just about. And as you can see, her hair isn't all that long (just below her shoulder).
Don't let the colour of dye in the bottle put you off, Chloe got a bit freaked about when she saw this pale pink solution (which oddly looked like yoghurt) going into her hair. It comes in the usual nozzle bottle, over some other ones which come with some kind of comb on the end. Is it just me who finds those ones tricky to apply??
These are the after shots - the dye turned out a bit darker than the box indicates, but that always happens really doesn't it? And within a few washes, it will fade out to the colour it's supposed to be. You can see the shine this stuff gives!! The only complaints I have about Schwarzkopf dyes is that it's really noticeable when it washes out, I'd say you'd need to use a dark towel (or one you don't mind ruining) for about 5 washes afterwards, because it really does still run out! I would totally recommend Schwarzkopf dyes, although I'd say the colour range is quite limited and they seem to specialise in bright colours.
What brand is your favourite dye? What do you think about the new foam dyes on the market?