So, it’s my mission to make the most of now being blonde by dying my hair a range of crazy colours. Maybe, it’s a pre-30 melt down, or maybe I’m just cool! Who knows?!
I love the pastel trend, be it a dip dye, ombré or a full on colour. I particularly like the candy floss pink colour, and after playing with hair chalks (too messy for my liking), I knew I had to have my hair this colour. But how?
I did some research, YouTube was my friend, and I began to understand how to get this shade without it going too pink. I’m not after something too in your face, I still want to be classy, just with a touch of sassy! The key was in the conditioner. Diluting the pink to a lighter shade. Ok. I was ready to go.
I was in Superdrug and spotted Knights and Wilson’s Colour Freedom range, which comes with a “pasteliser”. Being a sucker for such things (even though I knew that white conditioner would do the trick), I bought the pasteliser to go with the semi-permanent colour in Pink Pazzazz. I paid £3.47 for both (they were on offer), so I was happy with the price.
In terms of mixing, I followed the instruction matuculously. 1 part Pink Pizazz to 20 parts of the pasteliser. My desired shade looked like this:
I applied the mixture liberally to pre-washed and towel dried hair. I goes on like a conditioner and there was enough mixture for my thick hair. I did use the full bottle of pasteliser to get this shade. You’re provided with gloves for application, and when you’re done you need to use a wide toothed comb to ensure and even distribution of colour. Pretty simple? Certainly!
I left the dye on for 45 minutes- it recommends 5-30mins but I know how my hair is when colouring it, so I left it that little bit longer to develop. It washed out easily, and I couldn’t wait to see the results.
So, was I happy? Kind of. There was a definite change in colour, but it was more subtle than even I wanted. I will try this again soon, adding more colour to the pasteliser. I’m hoping I had just diluted the colour too much, otherwise I’ll be rating the product quite low.
My hair was quite a brassy blonde from a recent bleach job and a week in the sunshine!
Slightly less brassy, and some hints of pink, but it’s definitely not the colour I wanted. It’s in a brilliant condition though, so that’s good!
I diluted the colour less, so it looked like this before application:
I used 250ml of cheap conditioner rather than the “pasteliser” and this has worked just as well. A pasteliser is a definite money spinner, in my opinion! I did everything else the same as the first time.
So, after following the instructions again, but diluting the colour less, this was the result:
Much better! Although the colour has taken better to some places than others (I’m guessing it’s to do with the amount of bleach on different sections of hair through highlighting), I am pleased with this. Actually quite like the streaks of darker pink. This should wash out after about 8 washes. I think I’ll go for ice blue next, then silver in time for my 30th.