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With me being a natural brunette, I needed quite a strong bleach. The darker the hair, the more bleach you need. My natural hair colour is a very dark brown. I sometimes get bored of having the same hair colour. I must have tried MOST hair colour's by now. This hair dye is particularly strong. I suggest holding your breath, when you apply it to the bottom parts of the hair, as the chemical smell almost has you gasping for air. Not nice. lol. The most strongest bleach of all the blonde brands I reckon. You can't knock the kit. You get a lot of stuff in one box. You get a mixing bowl, a hair dye brush, a cap, a hook, peroxide powder, peroxide bleach, conditioner. For £5 it's well worth the bad chemical smell. lol.
Being a hair-dye addict I'm always bleaching to achieve the best colour result for all my crazy hair colours and this has always worked for me.
First of all, this is not suitable for black/ dark brown hair, it wont turn blonde the first time, it's going to have to be a gradual process (unless you don't mind loosing half your hair)
First of all the box contains everything you could need, a highlighting cap, gloves, a brush and bowl, the powder and the bleach and an awesome little shampoo too make sure there isn't any leftover bleach on your hair (very handy as the mixture is very very powdery)
The price is only around 5/6/7 pounds, depending on the retailer which is an absolute bargain considering what you get. If your hair is long I would consider buying the small pot of liquid peroxide which is only a pound extra.
I couldn't comment much on the results considering each time they have been very different but, it turns my natural colour blonde and is very effective in stripping my black dye down to be dyed red or purple.
I used the highlighting kit for light to dark brown hair to do all my roots. I have previously used live colour xxl absolute platinum and was getting bored of using it as every time i used it i would leave it on for the maximum time and then id wash it out and my roots would be yellow and bits of it would stay in my hair after washing out. Then i would have to do it again to get my hair to the blonde colour that i wanted which would leave my hair extremely dry and in a bad condition.
So i thought i would give this a go. I brought 2 boxes as i have long thick hair and had a regrowth of about an inch and a half. It is easy to mix up and comes with a brush to apply the dye. It goes on blue which is nice because it is easy to see and you can see if youve missed any bits.
You then put on a plastic cap to help the colour develop.
It then has a chart that tells you how long to leave it on for which for me was between 15 and 60 minutes i decided to leave it on for 45mins before washing out.
After you have left it on for the desired time you have to rinse your hair with warm water and then use the conditioning shampoo to remove any residues and lock moisture into the hair.
The shampoo is fab it foams up loads and a small sachet was enough for my hair. There was no traces of the dye left in my hair and it wasnt dry or in an awful condition.
When i dried my hair it wasnt yellow and it was a very light blonde that i wanted.
I would definitely use this again and again and i reccomend it to anyone who wants blonde (not yellow) hair that isnt dry or damaged.
I have had so many hair disasters in the past...most being when i have done my hair myself at home. I swore to myself I would never do my hair myself ever again and would always leave it to the professionals. However, I am now a student at university and I simply cant afford to pay £70 to get my full head of highlights. So I decided to do some research online to find out which products are recommended. I did not read a bad word about the B Blonde highlighting kit. (Now I can see why!) I decided to give the product a try.
My hair is naturally light mousey brown but it has alot of existing blonde hightlights (and a few subtle darker tones through it aswell). My hair has had alot of colour on it in the past and is slightly out of condition. I mainly wanted to use the product to colour the roots and overall slightly lighten my shade.
I bought the product in superdrug for £5.99. The kit includes everything you need to highlight hair:
40 vol cream peroxide
plastic mixing tray
plastic development cap
sachet of conditioning shampoo
Before highlighting my hair, I did a skin test just behind my ear about 24 hours before using the product. (the instructions say how to do this). Then I did a strand test to work out my development time. I cut a couple of strands from my hair (one from the top, one from the back underneath) i then stuck them to my mirror with selotape and painted on the mixture (half a teaspoon of the power, one and a half teaspoons of the cream bleach). In my case I painted it on the roots first for 25 minutes (the roots are darker than the highlighted ends) then painted it all through the hair for the last 5 minutes. So my total development time was 30 minutes. The strand test is really important because it gives you an indication of how long you need to leave the mixture on to get your desired colour.
The next part is virtually impossible to do alone so I got some help from a friend. I brushed my hair away from the front of my face and put the cap onto my head. My friend then pulled strands of my hair through the holes in the cap. The thicker the strands pulled out, the thicker and more streakier the highlights. For a more subtle natural look, pull through thinner strands of hair. I had to mixture of slightly thicker ones and thin ones for a natural look. My friend pulled hair through all the holes along the top and the back and then through random ones at the sides.
I then mixed the powder bleach and the cream peroxide together (use all of the sachet of powder and all of the bottle of peroxide). Mix until it is smooth and there are no lumps.
My friend then painted the mixture onto my roots and left it for 25 mins. Then for the last 5 minutes she painted it all through the hair.
Then i rinsed the bleach off and used the sachet of shampoo provided but also found i needed to use alot of conditioner to make my hair feel in good condition.
I achieved the exact result I was looking for and am very satisfied. This is an excellent product and I would recommend it to anyone. Honestly the best blonde at home kit I have used.
Every summer, I get the urge to go back to blonde, but I'd been having difficulty getting there. I'd used a few different hair lighteners, but because of a build up of red and black dye in my hair, I'd never been able to get any lighter than a gingery colour. One day, a newly blonde friend recommended Jerome Russell's B Blonde kit to me.
The pack contains a bottle of peroxide, two sachets of powder bleach, a highlighting cap, a tint brush, a mixing bowl, gloves, a hook (to pull strands of hair through the cap), conditioner and full instructions. I didn't actually use it to highlight my hair, because I wanted an all-over blonde, so I didn't use the the hook or the highlighting cap. I was worried that since the pack was made for highlights, there wouldn't be enough to cover all of my (almost shoulder length, quite thick) hair, but that wasn't a problem.
To use, mix the peroxide and bleach together in a bowl. The resulting cream will be blue and fairly thick. It'll smell toxic, but don't worry - that's just what bleach smells like! Apply the mixture to your hair using the tint brush. It's really simple to do, although you might need someone to help you with the back. Just brush the mixture onto your hair, section by section. I always start just below my roots and do my roots last, because roots will turn blonde quicker, especially if the rest of the hair is coloured. Leave it on for the recommended amount of time (up to about 50 minutes, depending on the colour of your hair to start with). You'll see your hair change colour. Once it's reached the desired shade, rinse.
It's recommended you do a strand test and a skin test first, to check that you won't have an allergic reaction to the product. To do this, mix a tiny bit of the product in the mixing bowl, snip off a strand of hair and apply the mixture to that strand, and to a piece of your skin (most people recommend the inside of your elbow). Leave the dye on the strand of hair for the recommended time before rinsing, and leave it on your skin for at least 24 hours. If the colour turns out the way you want and you don't have an allergic reaction, you're fine to carry on. The excellent thing about this product is that you can easily just mix a tiny amount of it - you can just screw the lid back on the peroxide bottle, and clip up the open bleach packet with a paperclip or a peg.
Once you're finished with the application, rinse your hair thoroughly - it can be difficult to get it all out. Either shampoo and then use the conditioner provided, or just use the conditioner (or do what I do and shampoo and condition with your normal products, and then use the special conditioner as well. I have very dry hair, especially after bleaching, so it needs all the conditioning it can get!).
A really great thing about Jerome Russell is that you can buy the components separately. In Bodycare, a bottle of peroxide is around £1.30, and a box containing four sachets of bleach is about £3. When I touch up my roots, I use two sachets of bleach and one bottle of peroxide, the same amount I used in the original application, so a box of bleach sachets will last me for two root touch ups, so when it's time to do your roots, it's more sensible to buy them separately than buy the highlighting kit. The mixing bowl and brush from the highlighting kit can be reused when you're doing your roots, and if you are doing highlights, the hook and cap can be reused as well.
I am hooked on Jerome Russell's blonding products now. It's great to finally have my hair blonde again - and after using this product, it IS blonde, rather than orange! Since my hair was already orange when I started out, if you're starting with very dark hair, it may take a couple of applications to get it a light blonde (wait a week between applications for the sake of your hair - I went through a period of using various lightening products daily for about a week in my desperation to go blonde and ended up with serious damage), but you will get there. This is the only product that managed to take my hair from orange to blonde.
This pack tends to cost between £5 and £6 and is extremely good value for money, considering the number of things you get. Other brands will charge you the same price or more just for the dye, but with this you get the highlighting caps, hook, etc, too, and it does actually work!
I'm so satisfied with this that I've actually kept my hair blonde for 10 months now, and I usually change my hair colour every month or two!
A few months ago, i was blonde.. This was the product that was the key to my gorgeous colour! If it wasn't for the fact that my hair had gotten tired of bleaching after bleaching, it'd probably still be that colour now.. Ah, who am i kidding? I change my hair ALL the time!
This colourant is amazing for people that have quite dark hair and want very vibrant blonde, but not if you have a dark colour on already - my roots went platinum blonde as shown on the box whereas further down where my old dye was still on went slightly darker with an orangey tint where it was darker underneath.. I would most definitely recommend the highlight kit rather than the full head kit though so that you end up with less of the tinge and so that you can build your blonde colour up slowly over a few months with more and more highlights each time.
The pack includes the powder bleach and the colourant, a plastic tub to mix it in, an application brush, a highlighting cap and a hooked stick to pull hair out of the cap. The cap is of pretty good quality too so you shouldn't have any problems with it. If you only want to use it for roots, just mix the colourant as normal, section your hair and apply with the application brush!
When i'd got the shade i wanted after a month or 2, i still used to get this pack (it was cheaper than the full head kit) and just retouch my roots up with it! I got it for £4.80 from Superdrug, but i sometimes bought it from Bodycare when it was in stock for around £3.50. This is definitely recommended for building up gradual blonde all over colour or just for a nice highlighted look!
I had left my hair alone for several months, being just boring (for me at least) old brown. I decided it was time for a change and rather than dye all my hair bright (and I mean bright) red I decided to just do my fringe.
My hair is short, I am at the moment just starting to grow it longer but I am keeping my fringe short so the risk of split ends and dry hair didn't worry me too much.
I bought B Blonde because it was for dark hair, a stronger bleach to get a better result. The box contained all the bleach ingredients necessary as well as some conditioner, a plastic pot to mix it in, a brush to apply it with, a cap to use for highlights, a plastic thing which looked like a crochet needle to pull sections of hair through the cap and some gloves.
Mixing it was very simple and didn't take long at all. I divided off my fringe and pinned the rest back out of the way so that I didn't mess it up.
Applying it was really easy, the brush made it easy to apply it and control exactly where I wanted it to go.
I left mine for the recommended time rather than worrying about the shade of blonde I was after because it wasn't staying blonde!
I got a lighter and less brassy result than I have ever managed with any lightener before when I have wanted to dye my hair bright. I have tried several and would definitely say this was the most effective on my very dark brown hair.
I used a red permanent dye all over my hair including the blonde fringe to achieve a deep red on the back and bright red on the fringe. I did of course leave it for two days for the fringe to settle. (24 hours is the recommended time to leave it).
I did get the result I wanted but within three washes the lovely bright red fringe I had was gone! Faded to apricot! This could have been down to either of the dyes or to the shampoo I was using, I cannot be sure but I think it is worth mentioning!
I have half of this set left and I will use the rest as I liked the results I got from it but I think I will buy some semi permanent brighter red dye and just keep doing my fringe once a week to keep it looking the way I want it too.
This is a very good highlighting kit or lightener for a similar purpose to the one I used it for, it gave great results on dark hair, certainly the best I have ever had!
Well, after my latest hair drama- trying to go from dark brown dye to highlighted blonde, i thought i'd give you guys the benefit of my (not inconsiderable) experience....
To give you an idea of where i'm at. In the past 2 weeks...
Live xxl colour- platinum blonde = ginger
... another go with it.. = ginger.
nice n' easy dark ash blonde= better.
garnier highlighting kit = yellow.
Me getting sick of the gingerness and trying light brown dye to tone it down...to the light brown hair i have now.
It's at this point that I have reached for jerome russell's highlighting kit- crucially- FOR LIGHT TO DARK BROWN HAIR.
I say "crucially" because I havent seen another on the market that promises BLONDE highlights for Dark hair. Most others will say blonde, then when you look at the box, it'll say in small print "golden/honey/red blonde" For which read 'ginger', or it will say "not for dark hair".
But this actually comes with 40% vol peroxide instead of the 30, and is aimed at those with dark hair. Goody gumdrops...
The first thing that struck me about this was the quality of the kit. Mine cost me only £4.69 in wilkos, but i actually thought that the quality was very good. you get a decent highlighting cap- that is well designed for longer hair because its got a plastic flap that comes out of the back to protect hair. Secondly it has crosses on it, to help you highlight. You get the bleach powder, the peroxide, and a decent little brush to apply with, plus a high quality hook for the cap that you can keep. its better than the little crappy mascara type brushes you get in so many kits. You also get a "troubleshooting" section on the leaflet which is very useful.
so, after pulling my hair through the cap, i roped my boyfriend into applying the bleach. After about 2 minutes, he said it was turning yellow, which is quite fast, considering the other blonding products ive used. I've got the bleach on now, and i'm sitting here with a blue towel over my head, like Richie in the christmas episode of bottom. The colour looks good at the moment, so i'm going to give it a few more minutes and rinse off- and pray that its blonde not orange!
Well, okay, i'm back. It's not done a bad job at all, and it's by far the best blonding product i've used over the past few days. It is actually blonde- not yellow or orange. I told my mum about it and she said she'd used it before and she thought it was good too. So there you go- double recommendation. It seems to have really lifted the colour well, and given me a yellowy blonde- which given the amount of colours that have been on it the past few days is not bad at all. I think that if your hair were already blonde or highlighted, or this was done on natural hair colour, it would work very well indeed. This is a great little product, and its done a better job than expected and i really like the colour. I'd say to anybody who is wanting to lighten their hair from dyed to blonde to go for this, because ive found it to be the best on the market.
I have used this product before and i wasnt happy at first.I cant blame the kit though because it does say its not recommended for dark hair (which i have.) I did half a course in hairdressing so i know the volumes of bleach and how strong it is and this is pretty strong in this box. I used it to do my own hightlights but they went completely wrong.
You get everything you need in this kit including the tub to miix and the brush.You also get a streaking cap and hook (but i prefer foils.)
I used the kit as instructed ,left it on for the maximum time allowed as like i said my hair is very dark.
After the 90 mins was over i washed it out and the look on my face said it all! I looked like a lightbulb head according to my boyfriend! "haha you wont need to turn the light on if you go to the toilet tonight" he said while laughing his head off!
You can imagine how distraught i was having dark brown hair and glow in the dark illuminous highlights.
However........I wore a hat for 3 days as my hairdresser was on holiday. The third day my hair looked really nice! I washed it everyday in a shampoo and conditioner specially formulated to bring highlights to a gorgeous shade and i straightened my hair everyday too as i know heat makes blonde lighter.
I never went to the hairdressers in the end and i was happy but because i was scared the 2nd time i just dyed it dark again.
Any comments made or messages sent to me would be much appreciated as to what would be best for me to get my highlights back (blonde not yellow) anyone got dark brown hair that gets it blonde easy?
***Jerome Russell B blonde Highlighting Kit ***
**Hair Magazine Awards Winner of 2006**
** Jerome Russell Highlighting kit is a permanent colouring. It advertises maximum Blonding with natural shine. It is suitable for all hair types. It does say it may not be suitable for black or very dark hair, but it does cover Grey. It's claims are that it is a salon formulation of powder bleach and cream peroxide, and is specially developed to give you flexible shade control. B Blonde comes in an eye catching gold box, with a picture of a woman with the shade of hair colour the product promises to be. Written on the box is the information that it is for controlled highlights, and is suitable for all hair types.
** The contents in this box are: A packet of HighLift powder bleach. A plastic bottle of cream peroxide. A sachet of conditioning shampoo. A tinting brush. A development cap. Protective plastic gloves. Mixing bowl. Highlight hat, 2 hooks and a full instruction pamphlet. All the contents mentioned are of a good quality, and I was surprised how many things this box held, and that a few of the items are re-useable, which is a bonus. You will also need to hand, a clock/timer, cotton wool buds, old towels, and a good tip is to smear petroleum jelly around the hairline to avoid getting the skin stained. How the hair lightener works is it penetrates the inner core of your hair shaft. It then changes the natural colour pigment in the hairs structure. ~
** The first and most important thing to do before using a hair colourant, is to do a skin test. This will ensure that you have no allergies, or sensitivities to the product. So firstly as per instruction, you will need to wash and dry a small section of skin behind your ear, and with a cotton wool bud, apply a small amount of mixed cream to the prepared area. You then leave this on for 24-48 hours. Keep checking this area regularly for any signs of inflammation, or change in appearance of the skin. ie: Swelling or irritation, or anything else that alarms you. If you find any symptons, wash this area clean immediately. If on the other hand no irregularities occur, wash off after time stated. Keep the left over crème because you will be doing a hair strand test at the same time. It really is wise to do this, as once, I once had a bit of a shock a while ago, after dyeing my hair, I found it had gone a nasty shade of green! :O - Needless to say, I hadn't done a strand test :( So follow the instructions in the leaflet as to how you do this. Also follow the warnings supplied on the leaflet, as listed below.
Do not use on recently bleached, tinted or permed hair.
Do not use on eyebrows or other body hair.
Not recommended for use during pregnancy.
Not to be used on broken skin or an irritated scalp.
May not be suitable for black or very dark hair.
Keep this product out of the way of young children.
It says you may need more than one box if your hair is thick, or very long.
**Well my hair is very long now, almost to my waist, but not overly thick, and I found one box sufficient. I think if your hair is extra thick you possibly would need two boxes.It also gives you a table within the instructions on how long to leave the mixture on the hair for development time, according to base hair colour and method you will be using. ie: Streaking, or full head application. So after preparing the mixture as per instructions, you are ready to start streaking your hair. You can either use B Blonde as a full head colourant, or as a streaking kit. I think we all know more or less how do do a full head application, and it is all in the instructions within the box. I am going to explain how to do the streaking process. ~
**Supplied in the box is the plastic cap, it is of a good quality, and can be used again if you wash it immediately afterwards. The cap is covered in holes, spaced in appropriate places, making it easy to pull the strands of hair through. It is also marked with crosses as to where you are to pull the sections through. You are supplied with 2 hooks, very much like crochet hooks with a little curved bit at the end. One is plastic for the thicker chunks, and the other is metal for the thinner sections. These make it easy to hook and pull individual strands through the holes in the cap. It's your choice as to how much hair you want to pull through each separate hole. It is a good idea not to make it too even looking, as this can look unnatural. Maybe pull a think chunk through in one place, followed by a thinner section through the next. You can get a very good effect if you try and plan using the crosses on the cap. If you only want a few streaks, you can judge this by using the crosses, and their paths. ~
**After pulling all desired strands through by means of the hook, you are then ready to apply the mixture. It recommends you start at the front of the head, through to the back, then finishing at the sides. So just smooth the cream mixture on for full head, using the brush if you want to, or just use your protected hands straight onto the sections you have chosen to streak. You then leave it on for the stated time, or less if you want the colour less intense. Then shampoo, and dry as normal. I used my GHD'S when it was towel dried, and the effect was lovely, very silky and shiny. ~ So that's about it. ~
** My Opinion **
I coloured my hair with Jerome Russell B Blonde a couple of weeks ago. - So how did I find it?- It's actually the second time I have used this. I was so impressed with it the first time I used it, that I bought it again. I normally buy different makes to try and get one that achieves a really pale platinum blonde look, but usually they tend to make my hair look quite yellow. This one however is extremely good and gives my hair a lovely shade of platinum ash blonde. My hair is naturally dark ash blonde and B Blonde covered this very well, and I ended up with the pale cool blonde result that I was after. I use B Blonde as a full head application, and there is an adequate amount to cover my whole head. It covered my base colour really well, leaving no patches or irregularities, just a smooth even colour, and it covered my roots brilliantly. I was particularly impressed with the quality of the contents within the B Blonde pack. The Plastic streaking cap is of a good quality, and could be used many times. Also the streaking brush is re-useable, as is the mixing tray. I found the cream and powder easy to blend, and it didn't give off that breathtaking peroxide smell which you can find with other products, though they do instruct you to use the product in a well ventilated area, which is only common sense. Always use the provided plastic gloves included as this will avoid drying of the hands or sensitivity to the bleach. The gloves provided were adequate, and did not split, though they were not of good enough quality to re-use. The cream is thick and does not run, which is as it should be, as you must not get this cream in your eyes. If this does happen you should splash lots of cold clean water into your eyes at once, and then seek medical help immediately. I left the cream on for the recommended time which is supplied on the table according to base hair colour and method. ~
**The results were brilliant, so good in fact I had a bit of a shock to see the lovely pale Nordic colour of my hair staring back at me from the bathroom mirror. It was just what I was after, and so pale and silky. I used the shampoo provided. It is a nourishing, conditioning shampoo with natural extracts to promote shine, it was a 10ml sachet, and gave adequate amount for a good hair washing. It is important to remove all traces of the processing cream, and the shampoo worked into a good lather, and removed all the residue. My hair felt very silky after using the conditioning shampoo, and I felt no need for further conditioning. I found the instruction booklet easy to follow and in large enough writing to actually be able to see it. It is printed onto a large sheet, with various languages provided. All in all, I would recommend this product to you 100%. Some crème bleach products can be very drying to the hair, and you can end up with candy-floss head, but B Blonde leaves your hair very silky and in very good condition. It compares well against other brands, and I have been searching for a long time for this exact colour. The price is very competitive, and I felt at £3.99 it was an excellent buy. ~
To compliment this product Jerome Russell also do B Blonde lightening spritzer- Shampoo in Blonde- Intensive conditioner- and instant Blonding effects spray in: Gold- Copper- and Platinum.
There is a trouble shooting section on the leaflet which gives probable cause, and suggested remedy should you encounter any problems, and all ingredients and contents are listed to the reverse of the box. There is also a 'Precaution and warning' list which should be read before you begin. ~
You can purchase B Blonde at most Chemists and some larger Super Markets. (Prices will vary)
Sunbury on Thames
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Jerome Russell Bblonde Highlighting Kit for Light/Dark Brown Hair; is recommended to lift sections of dark blonde to dark brown to achieve natural looking highlights / The formulation is non-drip and designed for easy and precise application and to help condition and protect your hair while you lighten: Stage 1 : Lighten Hair / Bblonde powder bleach; contains a special blend of conditioning ingredients to help keep hair moisturised / Bblonde cream peroxide; is formulated with avocado oil and seaweed extract, to help protect and condition both hair and scalp / Stage 2 :Tone and Condition / Bblonde conditioning shampoo; , a nourishing formulation with natural extracts wheat germ, bilberry and nettle to help gently cleanse and revitalise your hair and scalp after lightening, leaving your hair beautifully shiny, smooth and healthy-looking / The Result: Adds beautiful, rich, natural-looking blonde highlights that don't fade.