If you read my blog often, you will notice that I get bored with my hair quite frequently. Black, Ginger, Mahogany, Strawberry Blonde and every colour in between has been on my head.
Fringe, Full Fringe, No Fringe; you name it I have had it. Given the job that I do, I have to be a little careful as I am not really allowed unnatural colours and usually bear this in mind.
Well a couple of months ago I was a little bored again and was due a week off on annual leave and saw a fab product from L’Oreal called Colorista which offered amazing bright vibrant semi permanent colours.
Indigo, Blue, Orange, Turquoise, Mint, Red, Lilac, Burgundy, Peach, Pink, Aqua and Purple. Literally every colour of the rainbow.
I deliberated and picked up the Indigo and promptly misplaced it. Foiled again!
I went back to the shops, changed my mind and picked up the Turquoise one as I wasn’t on shift for 10 days and it advertised itself as a 1 – 2 week wash in/out colour.
Or so I thought.
The product goes on really well and is easy to use. The effect when I took off the towel once washed out was amazing. It does warn on the bottle that if used on bleached hair it may take a little longer to wash out.
Baby Bear absolutely loved the effect and asked if I would get her one, so picked up the Indigo one (again) for her.
We put it on the bottom of her virgin undyed hair, which is a light/middle mousy blonde and left it to work.
We washed it off and she loved the effect. As her hair wasn’t too light, it came out a dark indigo with lighter shades, a bit like a petrol effect if you know what I mean.
Within 3 days it had changed to bright green. And I mean bright!
We set off with Head and Shoulders shampoo as that pretty much attacks any colour in your hair. We washed and washed and washed it.
No movement whatsoever.
After a week of this colour she was extremely unhappy. The shampoo just wasn’t working so we got a colour stripper to take the dye out.
We put it on and left it to develop. You can guess what happened, right?
Not a single speck of colour came out. It was still Jade Green.
Three weeks after putting it in natural mousy hair, she had no choice but to go the hairdressers where they bleached the green out, putting a light toner on it. It pretty much has removed the green, but if it catches the light right, you see a subtle green strand or two.
As for me, Well I put the turquoise one on my hair on Tuesday 06th June. I am writing this on Wednesday 19th July and it is still firmly in there, although it has faded somewhat.
I have had my roots bleached, a fringe cut in, and dyed the rest of my hair grey. And it is still there. I mean, you have to give it 5 stars for it’s staying power.
It is just a shame that it is advertised as 1 – 2 weeks of colour.
Am I pleased with the colour and look of my hair? I can’t say I am unhappy with is, as I think it looks pretty funky. However, I am not so sure that work are overly chuffed.
Don’t get me wrong, if you want a vibrant colour that sticks like mental to your hair then Colorista is the product to go for.
Since I used the product I have read reviews of the colour and this story is repeated over and over again. Perfect for a long term hair colourant.
Just don’t expect it to wash out easily OR quickly!
Watch this space for my next hair adventure!