Loreal Wild Ombre Dip-Dye Kit - Full Review!

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Hey there lovely people!!
I came across something very exciting when i was browsing the Superdrug website the other day (as i regularly do...i'm not addicted...), a kit from Loreal that makes it easy for you to ''ombre'' or ''dip-dye'' your own hair!
It's called Loreal Preference Wild Ombre kit, and it looks a little bit like this!

How pretty is that packaging for a start?! and of course the woman on the front is impossibly beautiful, the lucky duck!
I got it in version number 1, for light brown to dark brown hair, but there is also version 2 for dark blonde to medium brown and version 3 for blonde to dark blonde.
I'll warn you now that this is a pretty extensive review, with a LOT of pictures, i wanted to give you as much detail as i could seen as this is a really new product :)
This is everything you get inside:

 They have quite in depth instructions, their wording is a little bit hard to understand at times but nothing too bad!

 This is all you get in the box, plus the very special applicator brush! More on what you do with this later.
Now i'll show you the colour of my hair before i used the dye, so you can get some idea of how much it lightens your hair;

 Pretty dark! These pictures make it look slightly darker than it actually is but still you can see it's a pretty deep chocolate brown.
Excuse my snazzy towel and hair clip combo i'm sporting, i was trying to protect my pyjama top haha!
Now onto application!!
I'll roughly run through what you have to do, along with a few instructional pictures :)
Firstly you have to part your hair down the middle at the back, and bring the two sections round the front at either side, it makes it easier to comb the product through.

First, you take the nozzle off the developer cream bottle and you pour the lightening powder into the developer cream.

 Then you squeeze the lightening cream into the developer cream bottle as well!
Then screw the top back on and first shake it side to side and then vigorously (oo-er) up and down.

Make sure you twist the nib off straight away when you've screwed the top back on otherwise the pressure will build up and cause a extremely messy explosion (i speak from experience, don't ask), but mind your fingers because it oooozes (hate that word!!) out when you remove it.

Now it's time to GLOVE UP with your very snazzy/slightly like something a bin man would wear black gloves!

Now this is where the brush comes in! You take your developer cream and squeeze the dye all over this brush, coating it completely, and then run it through the lengths all the way to the ends of your hair (starting up as high as you would like your ombre), i found it easiest to work from the back of my head to the front.

 This is what mine looked like when i was finished spreading the dye! I used my gloved hand to smear more on the ends of my hair than i had further up, just because i wanted it to be lighter there.
The brush is good in some ways, coats the top layers of your hair really well and evenly, but i found i had to section my hair off and some of the undersides were completely dry! maybe i was doing it wrong though so don't judge the product too harshly.

Then i waited 45 minutes to get the maximum amount of lightening, and this is what the dye looked like after that long;
 Ooooh i was so excited as it definitely looked lightened!! 

Finally you have to rinse your hair with warm water and then use the above conditioning shampoo on it, this stuff works wonders! and you get loads in a bottle, i only used half of it and there was loads of bubbles on my head! haha.
Then just rinse the shampoo off and voila! Dyeing complete!
Then i toddled off to blowdry and straighten it and THIS was the final result;

 Excuse my makeup-less face, it had been a long day at work haha!
As you can see it has been significantly lightened! I really like it, the closest to the actual colour could be the last two pictures above, a nice warm light brown, it's something a bit different and although i'm getting used to it i've ordered another box of this dye in case i feel like making it any lighter, what do you guys think?
My ends do feel a bit frazzled by the whole experience which is to be expected, but nothing i can't fix with a few intensive treatments from Aussie i'm sure! :)
After it has been properly styled THIS is the final result (last picture, i promise!!)
As you can see it looks less brassy, and a bit more girly-grunge :)
And that's my review!! A long one i know, i hope you enjoyed it nonetheless! 
This is currently £5.99 in Superdrug, which is £1 off it's RRP, and they're also offering free delivery at the moment so i can't think of a better time to buy it if you're tempted! Click here to go straight to it and do just that :)

What do you think of my new hair? Honest opinions please! It is the best policy after all ;)
Do you think i should lighten it anymore or keep it as is? Comment below and share your thoughts with me, i always love to hear them :D

Hope you have a great weekend!
xxx


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85 comments :

  1. I have wanted to try these kits out but I am positivly useless at dying my own hair and a big wimp lol

    It looks fab on you xx

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    1. Thank you! i've always dyed my own hair, probably cos i'm a fool haha i have a devil may care attitude when it comes to my hair, i won't be laughing when it all falls out like ;)
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  2. oh I love it Angie! I think it looks very cool and all from an affordable kit xxx

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    1. Yeah it looks loads better now i've washed away some of the brassiness and when it's curled it looks really cool! nice for a change :) Thanks!!
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  3. That looks really nice!! I have a similar kit (without bleach) but I'm way too scared to use it! Perfect for A/W.

    Tara
    The Style Rawr!
    xoxo

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    1. Where's your kit from? For a bleach kit this wasn't massively drying which i'm very glad about, my hair takes a pounding sometimes!! haha thank you :) i'm really loving it!
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  4. I think you should go lighter! It looks really nice on you. I love ombre hair but I'm just hopeless when it comes to dying my hair and I'm not sure I'd suit it really cos lighter shades seem to wash me out. x

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    1. Yeah i definitely think this colour will suit me more when i have a tan, i have a bit more of one right now and it looks tons better! I have another kit on order so i will be going lighter sooner or later ;) haha thank you!!
      xxx

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  5. For a drugstore product it really turned out looking like a high end result, looks really fab!

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    :) -xoxo

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  6. Nice! Your hair looks lovely :) great review!

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    1. Thank you :) Hope it wasn't too long for you!! haha
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  7. I never knew L'Oréal had such a product - I don't really care for L'Oréal products - and although I was sceptical at first, wow, it does really work! Beautiful!

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    1. Yeah it doesn't seem to have had much fanfare thus far, maybe it'll be like the Rouge Caresse products which kind of crept onto the market and then suddenly Loreal launched a advertising campaign once it had been out a few months! haha think they need a new PR department!! Thank you, glad you like it :D
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  8. I really like it Angie, it really suits you. I am slightly jealous as I wouldn't be able to do the 'Ombre' look as my hair is super blode anyway so unless I died my ends white you wouldn't be able to tel haha!

    Em

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    Em's Mixed Bag


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    1. haha you could do a reverse ombre?! type it into Google, it's actually a really really stunning look! Think you'd suit it loads too :)
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  9. YESSSS for the black n' ginger dipdye!

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  10. or is it a warm brown?
    i might actually try this, it's so hard trying to lighten or dipdye dyed black or dark brown hair. everything else i've tried just turned it orange...

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  11. think if you repeated it it'd go blonde?

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    1. Hmm i reckon i risk it going a really brassy colour but i'll probably end up doing it anyway, it's only hair ;) haha it was more gingery when i first did it but now i've washed it a couple of times it's mellowed it a little bit and it's more a honeyish brown colour, i really like it when it's curled especially! makes me feel like a grungester ;)
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  12. Such a great review, the photos make it all look a lot more accessible! And I think you look lovely xx
    Ambarina :)
    www.BeautyPassionista.co.uk

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    1. Thank you very much!! On both counts :)
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  13. I just bought it thanks to you. :) It looks gorgeous!! xxx

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    1. Yay! hope you enjoy it, happy to help :)
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  14. Thank-you for such a lovely review. I have ombred hair but after a trim at the hairdressers it's looking less ombred so I need to do it again and was tossing up between these packest and a normal bleaching packed (which is what I used last time). When I did mine I did it, rinsed and dried and then did it again and it worked a lot better the second time around.

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    1. Thank you very much!! Yeah it'd be good for a touch up to already ombred hair as well i reckon, saves you some pennies instead of going to the hairdressers as well :) I'm going to dye mine again soon, give it a chance to recover a little bit from the bleach :) thanks again for your lovely comment!
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    2. i relly like it and im only 13 im might do it thnks for showing me i got more confidents from that really beautiful

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  15. I wish they had ombre kits like that here in Holland!
    The effect looks amazing on you! Love it :)

    X

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    1. Thank you!! I'm sure they'll come to Holland eventually :)
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  16. Hello! I just found your blog and I really like your posts, I'm your newest follower! :)

    Your hair turned out perfect! I've been wanting to get that ombre hair effect but I always guessed it wouldn't be easy to do it yoursefl. Thank you for sharing!

    Besos from México! :)
    normienriquez.blogspot.mx

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    1. Thank you very much!! Yeah i didn't think it would be easy either but it is very easy! You should give it a try :)
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  18. This review has helped me so much! ..i saw this in the shop today but was really sceptical!! ....im defo going to get this now ...can't wait to get my ombre on!

    Charlee
    british-belle.blogspot.com

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    1. Thank you for your lovely comment :) It is a great product, i'd recommend it to anyone :) Can't wait to see how yours turns out!
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  19. Wow! I love it! I've been googling ombre hair and came across your blog :) I was wondering if you think it'll look good on a bob? I'm tempted to have a go but I'm such a wimp :-P

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    1. Btw my hair is just hovering my shoulders (unlike my profile piccy when my mop was cut short for the first time) :)

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  20. just bought this product but instructions were missing so thanks for the photos and writing how you did it. your hair looks great can't wait to do mine now!!

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    1. You're welcome!! Hope it's gone well :)
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  21. Looks really cool really want to try it and its looks great on you.I just wanted to know do you have to do a sensitivity test first and in regards to the conditioner do you use it just on were you dyed or all over your head.
    Thanks I hope your not to busy and you can let me know

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    1. Hey, sorry for the late reply!
      I didn't do a sensitivity test first, i never do, but if you have sensitive skin then maybe you should, just in case, and yes i used the conditioner all over my head, not just on the parts i dyed :)
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  22. I tried this on my hair tonight, and the result is awesome! I love it! It stinks bad, but I found sticking my head out the wwindow helps with that. My hair lifted nicely after 45 minutes, think I left it on for an extra 5 minutes. Recommend to anyone, never been this pleased with my hair even after spending £100 in a salon!! 10/10
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    1. I didn't find the smell too bad haha have you ever used ColourB4?! It's disgusting so maybe after using that this smells like roses to me haha your hair looks lovely!! I'm so glad you were pleased with it :)
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  23. Hi belle! it looks fab! I'm going to buy the kit tomorrow can't wait.
    has the bleach made your hair dry at all? & has the colour stayed the same or gone lighter?

    you can check out my blog here also
    www.keytonutrition.blogspot.co.uk :)
    cheers
    Brish xoxo

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    1. No it didn't make my hair much dryer really! but i might just have been lucky, it has gone slightly lighter, but nothing too noticeable :)
      Thank you!!
      xxx

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    2. Hi i have just had my hair dyed an ombre at the hairdressers im debating whether to put a purple shampoo over my whole head as i have some red tones and ends a little orangy what do you think? X

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  24. Hi i love how your hair has turned out so i decided to try it out myself
    i have hair the same colour as yours but i want the end result to be lighter, do you think i could use number 2 instead of number 1?
    And would you recommend putting a hair bobble in your entire hair first and doing it all as one or just sectioning it down the middle?
    Thanks deb x

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    1. Hi!
      The one i used is for the darkest colour of hair so i would think that that would be the most extreme colour of bleach you can get, my hairs much lighter now because i used a second pack on the ends of my hair, i think if you leave the solution on longer then it might go lighter but it would also compromise the quality of your hair the longer you leave it.
      And no, i'd just section it down the middle, it helps you keep your dye nice and even on both sides :)
      xxx

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  25. Hi I'm going to do mine, did you have a colour on you hair before? I usually dye my hair a darker brown than it naturally is but not done it for awhile and wonder if I could dye my whole hair dark then use the dip dye pack x

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    1. Yeah i had colour on my hair and i'd coloured it pretty recently, but i'd advise waiting for a few washes after you've dyed it and not dying it straight after, just so you can get all the dark dye washed out properly before you put on the ombre kit, if you know what i mean :)
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  26. Hey

    Loved your ombre post.

    I previously ombre'd my hair 3/4 months ago using the darkest ombre shade kit and to start off with my hair looked great. But now I can see a lot of brassiness coming through and God forbid I look at the end of my hair during sunlight as I can see tinges of Orange... eeeek!

    I want to go lighter on my ends but I know for a fact my hair cannot go through another ombre experience as it dried out the ends out last time making my hair brittle and riddled with split ends.

    I'm guessing that the ombre kit just has bleach in it and not any colour right? Would it be ok to dye the ends of my hair a light brown colour using a semi permanent hair dye?

    Hope to hear what you think I should do... especially before I end up reaching for my natural hair colour dye (Clairol Perfect 10 Medium Brown) and colouring it all one colour again :-(

    Manny xxxx


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    1. Thank you Manny!! I'm glad you enjoyed it :)
      Yeah the ombre kit is just bleach, the standard lightening powder and lightening creme you get in most bleaching kits.
      You could dye your hair with a light brown dye, but you should be aware that when your hair is bleached or dry it's more porous, which means it'll absorb the colour quicker, so i would keep a keen eye on the dye when it's on your hair, and leave it on for less than the time it advises on the packet, because you could end up with really dark ends because your ends have absorbed the colour far too much.
      In my experience less than half the dyeing time they usually recommend would be ok, but as i say keep an eye on the colour your hair is going and if it starts looking too dark then take it off straight away.

      also for the brassiness, have you tried a purple shampoo? It seems to deal with the brassy notes in my hair really well! Most brands do one now, i've heard a lot of good things about the John Frieda and Lee Stafford ones, i use the Pro:Voke Touch Of Silver range which i bought from Sainsburys :)

      I hope this helps in some way and that your hair turns out ok, keep me posted!! I find leaving conditioner on my hair overnight really helps nourish my bleached ends too, wearing a turby towel from Primark over the conditioner stops the messiness on your pillow haha!

      Thanks for your comment :)
      xxx

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    2. Thanks for the quick reply :-)

      Hmmmm may not dye the ends as I'm not a good keeper of time lol.

      I've got the touch of silver shampoo but haven't used it as much to notice a change I guess.

      If I were to dye my hair all one colour to my natural colour using Clairol Perfect 10 Medium Brown... would the ends of my hair where it's been bleached go darker than the top of my head?

      Manny xx

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    3. Haha it's easy to get distracted when you're dyeing your hair isn't it! Maybe, I find it makes the brassiness appear reduced but obviously it's not a miracle and eventually my hair gets so brassy it just needs ombreing again!
      To dye over bleached hair it helps if you have a dye with red undertones, as opposed to ash, does it say anywhere on the box that its a ash? Cos ash colours neutralise red undertones, whereas red undertones neutralise brassiness in the hair.
      I'd say the same as before though, keep an eye on your hair but my friend recently dyed over her dipdye with a dark brown dye and it was fine for her, her hair was all one colour :)
      Xxx

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  27. i have wanted one of these kits for a long time but not been sure on what the result would bed . i also have very dry frizzy hair and i am not sure if this product would make it worse xxx

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    1. It will definitely compromise the quality of your hair,no doubt about it, bleach just does that! But I didn't find that it was irreparable damage or anything, my hair is back in good condition now :) xxx

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  28. Do you dye your hair dark brown? I would like to use one of these kits but fear that the ends would go ginger because I dye my hair!

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    1. Yeah I've dyed my hair every colour under the sun! Haha it may go slightly gingery to start off with, I'd suggest investing in a purple shampoo!, but I've dip dyed it twice now and I love the effect! Xxx

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  29. sorry, but i think thats really a bad result, it looks nothing like the picture, so i assumed that u didnt leave it long enough on your hair and it looks really orange, which is never good, sorry, i just dont like it...

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    1. It did when I first did it yes I agree, but as I said at the end the colour got less orange and brassy after a little while :) plus since I've dip dyed it again it looks loads better in my opinion! But it's not for everyone I admit haha :)
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  30. i really like it and im 13 thank you so much and also im gonna do that colour thnxs fir connfident

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    1. You're welcome! But do be careful with it if you haven't had much experience colouring your hair, bleach is harmful to your hairs condition and should be used in small doses :) xxx

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  31. I want to thank you so much for posting your review on the loreal ombré kit. When I first saw this product at the store I was kind of exited for it but I didn't trust it and at the same time I really wanted to try it. Until I bump in to you blog and I made up my mind!! I went to the store and bought it with more confidence; it turns out that I love it!!! But I wouldn't have done it if it wasn't for your blog...thanku again :)

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    1. Yay I'm so glad you liked it!! :) you're more than welcome!
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  32. I'm about to do this to my hair! A very daunting prospect but reading your post has made me feel a bit more comfortable :) I've got the no.3 ombre, fingers crossed all goes well!

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    1. Good i'm glad :) Fingers crossed!! Hope it turns out well :D
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  33. I have medium brown hair,its really long..but its not dark,but i want to use the light blonde one so its bright?would it work??

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    1. I reckon the lighter your hair obviously the lighter the bleach would make it go, I'm not sure of the difference in strengths of bleach in the different types of wild ombres you can buy, I'd just go for the one that's suited to your hair type, so the one I used for my hair sounds like it'd do for you, or the number 2, just to be on the safe side :) xxx

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  34. Hi, i have died brown hair and really wanted to try this kit.
    however my previous hair colour was red, dyed deep red which you can still vaguely see underneath.
    do you reckon this would work on my hair or would the lightener just bring out the red underneath?

    yours looks fab btw

    thanks x

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    1. Hi there!
      All this dye does is lighten the colour your hair already is, so if there's red tones in your hair I'd expect it'd lighten them and bring them out, making it gingery.
      You might have to use two packs, like I did, although don't use them in quick succession, give your hair some recovery time because bleach is extremely damaging to it!
      Hope this is helpful :) If you have anymore questions don't hesitate to ask!
      xxx

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  35. Did you bleach your hair beforehand or did you just dye it?

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    1. Hi!
      No I didn't, I just applied the Wild Ombre kit on my normal, brown hair :)
      xxx

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  36. hey, loved the review and the pictures really helped :) do you know of any temporary dip dyes? I'm going to Italy with a friend for two weeks in summer (so lucky) and we both decided to use a temporary dip dye whilst on the trip! If you have any ideas, please reply or email at: dwjsutton@gmail.com because your opinion on what to use would be much appreciated :)

    thanks!

    debbie :)

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    1. also, both of us have never dyed before, and at first I wondered if this product was temporary too! would be great if you could suggest some with no ammonia, as my friend has very "sensitive" hair and would like to try one with none for the first time :)
      thanks again!

      debbie :)

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  37. hey, loved the review and the pictures really helped :) do you know of any temporary dip dyes? I'm going to Italy with a friend for two weeks in summer (so lucky) and we both decided to use a temporary dip dye whilst on the trip! If you have any ideas, please reply or email at: dwjsutton@gmail.com because your opinion on what to use would be much appreciated :)

    thanks!

    debbie :)

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  38. looks nice, how long does it last? please reply asap
    thanks

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    1. It's bleach, so it'll last until it grows out or you dye over it!
      Thanks :)
      Xxx

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  39. I'm scared of bleaching my hair but I'm gonna try it today I'm still scared D:

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    1. It is scary but as long as you're careful it'll be fine :)
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  40. Hi, i have hair the same as you, dark brown, but i was wondering do you know how i could get it lighter ,cause i want light blonde at the end rather than ginger/light brown?

    Thanks :)

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    1. I would say you would have to bleach it twice with this kit, once won't give you a light blonde colour!
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Angie x

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