Product Type: La Riche hair care products
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RUBINE Is Perfect For Me!
La Riche Directions
Member Name: beautybabiex
La Riche Directions
Advantages: long lasting, good on hair, bright colour, cheap to buy, easy to apply
Disadvantages: stains everything
A bit of background into my previous hair colours. I have naturally light brown hair which had been highlighted blonde before turning a horrid blondey-yellow (it wasn't as bad as I make out) so I decided to go red. Red faded quickly within a week so I put this on.
La Riche specialise in bright colours such as red, pink, blue, green, orange.. you can see where I am going with this. I had a choice of around 10 different shades of red. After deciding I don't want to be bright red, I went for a more subtle dark red/pink named Rubine.
The dye comes on its own, so you will need to buy: gloves, brush, pH balanced shampoo (head & shoulders), conditioner or hair mask for afterwards.
I brought my dye off eBay which so far is the only place I've found to buy it. I got two tubs as I usually need two boxes for my just below shoulder length hair which came to £7.98 (free postage too which is a bonus).
The tub is like the picture above, the colour of the tub is the colour of the dye inside. So mine was a dark pink/red colour and once I got all of the product out it was clear. The tub is 88ml and has a tie which has to be un-clipped from the lid in order to be unscrewed. As far as I am aware the dye can be left for ages and the same tub used at a later date as long as you screw the lid back on because you don't need to mix the chemical dye with peroxide like box dyes you get from drug stores.
To apply the dye, there are three different methods, I have tried all of these ways with my friends (we had a colourful moment). I will discuss each below. The dye doesn't need anything added to it to activate, you simply scoop the cream like substance onto your hair and go.
Method 1: The box says to wash your hair with a pH balanced shampoo, towel dry and apply the dye until it foams and massage into your scalp. This method does work quite well as the dye foams up quickly, although we noticed it was a little patchy afterwards which may of been our own fault for not applying it properly.The foam method is very easy though because you just massage and rub all through your roots and ends.
Method 2: I applied the dye straight onto my dry hair with a brush and combed it through my hair, although I got to the point where I just slapped and rubbed it on my hair until I was satisfied with the outcome. This method worked really well but did take a lot longer than method 1.
Method 3: (best for dip dying). Apply the dye to dry hair and wrap in foils. This method worked well to help dye bond to hair and not get it all over clothing.
With all methods, leave the dye on for 15-20 minutes and no longer. I left mine on for this exact time period and it went a very bright colour - you do not need to leave it on for an hour! You will need to use your own hair mask or conditioner afterwards and rinse thoroughly. The water won't ever run clear like with normal dyes so you will need to just rub until your hair feels free of dye - which took me about 5-10 mins with shampoo and conditioner.
The only real issue I found with this product is it stains like you would not believe. I have a white tile bathroom with wood flooring, its safe to say the tile grout and tiles are no longer white - they are pink. It also stained my hands through my gloves and my whole body when I got in the shower to wash. I couldn't believe how messy it got, my mum thought I'd whipped my hair all over the place and having OCD she found it impossible to make the bathroom pink again. If you have anything other than tiles on your bathroom walls or do not have a shower cubicle I would be warned. My shower is above the bath and the windowsill is next to the bath. It was an off white colour but is now stained pink.
The dye is really good to hair and it doesn't feel damaged at all. I didn't feel like I was dying my hair because there was no chemical smell or nasty feeling hair afterwards, it was just like rubbing in red shampoo then washing it out.
One tub covered most of my hair except the very top layers (probably a 5cm wide patch at the t-zone of my hair). I managed to do all my own hair and all my hair extensions with a bit to spare which I re-used on my hair extensions the other day.
I don't know why but I half expected it to be a muted shade but when I got outside the next morning, I was shocked at just how bright it was! It is very pink which I didn't expect but I love it and wish I'd gone this colour sooner!
I wash my hair every 3rd day since using this dye as I know red fades really quickly and there is nothing you can do to stop it. It has faded a little on top to a more light red almost browny colour but the underneath is still bright pink. Bearing in mind I dyed it 2 and a half weeks a go now I think this is exceptional! I plan to dye it again in two weeks time.
This is seriously the best dye I ever used and I can't believe that if it wasn't for a friend I'd never of even tried it! I strongly recommend it to anyone brave enough to go a bright colour as you will not regret it - I certainly don't!
Summary: very good as long as you're careful!