Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Purple hair with Essence Rock Style Hair Dye Powder

2 years ago I tried to dye the bottom of my hair purple with not so great results. Even though I bleached my hair first, the purple just wasn’t noticeable. So much so that I spent an entire weekend away in London with a friend, for her to only notice when we exited the airport when we had returned home! Later that year I tried pink and it turned out well but I still wanted to have purple hair.

Enter Essence Rock Style Hair Dye Powder! I was lucky enough to receive the purple one (Pretty Purple!) at the Manchester Launch and couldn’t wait to try it. So on my last day before starting my new job, I decided to give it a shot as I was going to wash it out at the end of the day. Here’s the results.

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The first picture really highlights how my hair does not like purple! But I just couldn’t get the picture right, I even took it outside and it just wouldn’t play nice for me! The second picture does give a better idea of how it looked though.

To use the product, you take small sections of your hair, place the strand on top of the powder where you want it to start, placing your thumb there to hold it in place and then pull the hair down long the stand until you reach the bottom. You might need to repeat that again to get the colour payout you want. Then just repeat the process on however many more strands of hair you want to colour. When finished, spritz your hair with hair spray to seal in the colour. Beware though, there is a lot of fall out with this product, so I recommend doing it over the sink, wearing an old t-shirt and even gloves if you wish (though it do wash out pretty well). It can be a bit fiddly, it did make me wonder if it was in a stick form if it would work better or not. Also if your hair is long and you want to do all of the bottom like I did, one of these powders should do, it does get uses up fast if you’re not just adding a streak or two! My powder is over half way gone but the price isn’t too expensive so I don’t mind. Next time I will be reaching for the green powder!

You may also notice in first picture I have purple lashes. That’s another Essence product that I will be covering in another post along with 2 other coloured mascaras.

The Rock Style Hair Dye Powder comes in 4 colours, purple, pink, blue and mint. Do you think you’d give it a go?

10 comments:

  1. I actually would give this a go, I've always liked the idea of coloured ends, pink or mint would be cool! Love the purple lashes btw- they look really strong on you, looking forward to the review!

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    1. Ya, I'd love to try the mint! And I think pink looks great with blonde hair. And thank you, must remember to do that post once I get back to Manchester

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  2. I love that! Purple is the best colour to dye your hair I think :)

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    1. Thanks! And yes, purple is a great colour, I'd love to be brave enough to dye it all purple!!

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    1. If you can find a big 3m Essence stand you should be able to get your hands on some!

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  4. This purple is very amazing!!

    Andera | www.universulanderei.ro

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  5. I wish I had the balls to do this!!

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    1. DO IT! It washes out so you can just try it for an afternoon and if you don't like it, get rid of it. And if you do, then maybe you can do it for real!

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