Friday, 6 July 2018

Pixie Lott Paint Metallics Wash Out Hair Colour Review

I have been seeing the Pixie Lott Paint non-permanent hair dyes floating around for the past year or two and every time I am drawn to try them out. I am not one to dye my hair and I do not have much experience around the topic at all but I knew that I didn't want to bleach my hair, and according to this pack I did not need to. I also am aware that it isn't recommended to buy box hair dyes and that going to a salon can leave much better results but it was an impulsive decision, and dying my hair once wont hurt, right?


I cannot explain how excited I was to try this product, I bought two boxes as I wasn't sure how much I would need and I read the instructions about five times before even starting the process. According to the box, my hair should have turned a dark silver/grey shade and would wash out anywhere between two to ten washes later. Inside the box, you get the hair colour, which is already mixed up in a tube, a pair of disposable gloves, two sashes of wash out shampoo which can be used to fade the colour if you wanted it lighter and an instruction booklet. 


This product was £5.99 which I am aware isn't very expensive for hair dye but the packaging looked promising. It has a metallic silver box, with a photo of Pixie Lott on the front and the results, depending on your hair colour, on the back. I believe that this product is from a much newer range that didn't launch until last year and I chose the Silver Shine shade, which is number 2 in the metallics range.


I had washed my hair earlier in the day and sectioned out my hair before damping it in order to start the process. I thoroughly applied the colour and brushed through my hair, ensuring that the product was completely covering it all. I used one tube of product and didn't even open the second box, I also didn't use the gloves provided as they looked papery and quite bad quality so opted for plastic ones instead. The instructions stated to leave the dye on for twenty minutes, unless your hair doesn't hold colour well and therefore to leave it on for forty. I left mine on for forty just because in the past, colour hasn't taken to my hair too well and considering that it is a wash out colour, what's the worst that can happen? I had decided that I wasn't even going to attempt to use the fade out shampoo until I had seen the final look. Once the time was up, I rinsed out the product using warm water and did notice quite a bit of the colour come out, which is usually normal when you've just dyed your hair. I brushed and dried my hair and my hair turned out pretty much exactly the same colour as it was prior to dying it, a couple of bits may have gone slightly lighter but no actual silver pigment had taken to my hair. I will add in before and after photos (left is before, right is after), but they were from completely different days and at different times, so the lighting was different.



I cannot actual believe how much of a fail this product was, it felt more like a shampoo than it did a dye and didn't leave any pigment at all. I will not be repurchasing this product again, one thing that I did find though was that there was barely any reviews online at all, I really struggled to find reviews for the entire range, let alone the metallics range. This product was so poor that I would barely give it a 1 out of 5 and would not recommend it in the slightest. I am still ambitious about having grey or silver hair so I am sure that soon enough, you'll see me with another dye review.

Thank-you for reading, Tay x

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