Project Summer Hair Part 3 : Colouring my hair pink!

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Expectation (what we’re sold on)

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Reality (results may vary)

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Left: My hair right after bleaching Right: after using the pink dye one day after bleaching.

My experience using L’Oreal Colorista Washout #pinkhair

The main selling point of L’Oreal Colorista Washout for me is that it’s a semi-permanent dye that’ll fade out after a few washes and it’s easy to use. You supposedly just squeeze out the product from the tube and apply it on your hair to create your desired look.

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The colouring kit comes with a tube of 80ml pink dye and two pairs of plastic gloves.

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Yes, I am aware that my hair have more yellow pigments compared to the girl in L’Oreal Colorista Washout (#pinkhair) ad. I wasn’t going for pastel pink, I somehow thought the remaining yellow pigments in my hair would mix well with the pink dye to produce a somewhat rose gold tone. #logicfail

The dye itself doesn’t have any distinct smell and has a jelly-like texture. Upon applying the product on my hair, I had the feeling that the colour will not show much on my hair despite the fact that it’s bleached to light blonde. I coloured my hair before and I know how well-saturated dye looks and feels like on my hair.

Learning from my first bleaching mistake (I almost ran out of product before reaching the top section of my hair), I sectioned my hair to three sections; top, middle and low. This allows for more even application and concentrate the dye on the part of my hair that I’m supposed to ‘cover’. 80ml of product may seems like a lot for most people with medium-legth hair but for my thick hair, one tube is barely enough.

According to the instruction leaflet (yes, I did read the instructions!), to achieve pastel tone, I should leave the product on my hair for 15 minutes and 20-30 minutes for vivid tone. I left mine for exactly 25 minutes. I mean, what’s another 5 minutes would do to the colour…

Upon washing out the dye from my hair and towel-dry my hair, I immediately saw my hair has turned somewhat salmon-coloured. Instead of washing it off again and use the toning conditioner, I left it the way it is, hoping that it’ll get better tomorrow. LOL.

The day after dyeing my hair pink, it somehow appears more orange with some rose gold patches.

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Here are more pictures comparing the different tone my hair looks like in different lighting.

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Summary:
– It’s a fail.
– I did my best to make this product work but after seeing the end result, I have to say I do not recommend it. If it works for you, I’m jealous.
– I’d stick to this crazy orange for now. If anyone asked, I’ll just tell them that I was inspired by my favourite Disney character, Merida!

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To conclude this semi-successful summer hair project, here’s what the corner of my bathroom looks like after 2 weeks of DIY hair bleaching and colouring. And oh, these posts aren’t sponsored by the way… although I don’t mind if anyone is interested!

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