Wednesday, 5 September 2012

Rock 'n' Roll, Ruby, Rock 'n' Roll

Yesterday I saw an advert that literally made me squeal.
 
Now I'm not the type to get excited over an advert- I usually skim past most in magazines to get to the articles and fashion pages... but, hey, it's been a slow year, and the little things are all I've got.
 
 
This is an ipod photo of the advert, so please excuse the quality
 
Schwarzkopf are releasing a new range of bright hair dyes called Live Color XXL Ultra Brights at the end of the month! I've never been so excited over hair dye in my life, but as you know I dye my hair red and have recently been longing for it to be brighter. I think this couldn't have come at a better time.
 
This is the colour I currently use...
 
 
Schwarzkopf Live Real Red. It's the boldest red in the current range, and although I adore it,  it doesn't give me the vibrancy I would truly love as I've naturally got mid to dark brown hair. I feel more like myself with bright red hair, and there's always room for improvement!
 


This is the Pillar Box Red shade, which is the colour that made me go 'oooh'. It's looks so much brighter than my current shade 'Real Red', so I'm intending to grab a bottle as soon as it hits the shelves and hopefully turn my locks a more vibrant shade of red.
 

 
Although, saying that, I'm also tempted to try this gorgeous shade of raspberry pink!
 
The dyes are semi-permanent so I'm not sure how long they'll last, but I will give them a try.
 
 If there's a time for trying out a bright, slightly unconventional hair colours it's when I haven't got the pressure of conforming to work dress codes. My current shade thankfully wasn't a problem with my employers or customers, but I doubt I'd have had the same acceptance if I'd gone much brighter.
 
I've lost so much of the person that I used to be over the last year, and I feel I need to revive a few pieces of the old me where I can. Fashion and make up have played a part in making me feel more like myself, as does my brightly coloured hair. I feel it brings out more of my personality than my natural colour ever did.
 
They're also bringing out an orangey shade called Fiery Copper but I've yet to find an image for it online.
 
Do you use Schwarzkopf hair dyes? Which brands do you use to give you a bright look?
 
Louise x
 

11 comments:

  1. I use the xxl shades in red and love them!

    Just wondering what products do you use on your hair to try and keep the colour? X

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    1. They're fantastic, aren't they?

      To be honest, I'm terrible at remembering to buy anything to enhance the red! I often forget my hair is dyed. I find my colour remains the same when I just use a normal shampoo and conditioner- conditioning is a must, it always helps the colour to stay vibrant and glossy. I love using Herbal Essences Colour Me Happy shampoo and conditioner, and Aussie Colour Mate shampoo and conditioner when I remember! x

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  2. suuuper tempting! the red looks really good, but the pink is amaaaazing! whenever i've played with semi permanent dyes they've not lasted very long, however... xxx

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    1. The pink is gorgeous- I may have to test it at some point. If the colour stays on a month I'd be happy, but we'll see how they go. xx

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  3. I love the pinky one that red will look great on you xx

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    1. I do too! Thank you. I can't wait to give it a try xx

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  4. whenever i have felt a little 'diluted' or not quite me, i address my hair and the effects are always empowering - try them all if they are a semi permanant! (but not at the same time........obviously hehe) x

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    1. A bit of hair pampering always works a treat for self-confidence. Haha I don't think an ombre red, pink, and orange look would go down well! xx

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  5. When I was red I used Schwarzkopf too! But the colour was 'passion red' lol, it was awesome! I'm almost thinking about going back to red for a while! Try the pink- it looks fab!!

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    1. I think I used that one when I first dyed my hair red and was trying to work out which one would give me the look I wanted with my dark hair. You should post a photo of your red hair on your blog- and you should totally dye it red again, I think you'd rock it!

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  6. Has anyone ever tried using red passion and the pillar box red bright together. .whether in layers or putting the two bottles together? Im considering :/

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