Product Type: Schwarzkopf hair care products
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Salon Style at Home.
Schwarzkopf Live Salon Style Hair Colour
Member Name: MikeBorry
Schwarzkopf Live Salon Style Hair Colour
Advantages: Great range of colours, nice and vibrant.
~ Schwarzkopf Live Salon Style ~
Having been using Garnier Nutrisse in Fiery Red I was dismayed to find that the little space on the shelf in Asda for this particular colour was empty!
My hair was in dire need of a colour as my blonde roots were coming through and the colour had somewhat faded due to swimming and general fade!
So I scanned the shelves in the hop of finding a good alternative and that is when I spotted this Live Salon Style hair colour. I have used it in the past but I was very happy with the colour I had but as I *needed* (wanted) hair dye there and then I popped the Live Salon Style into my trolley.
I chose the shade 5-29 Intense Red as this was the closest I thought to the Fiery Red and I had my fingers crossed for good results when I got around to using it.
Previously I had used this colour but I went over brown hair, this time I would be going over red.
You get a slim box which has a picture on the front with a model showing the colour of the dye you have chosen, of course, in my case, red. The rest of the box has all the relevant information letting us know the brand - Schwarzkopf, the name of the product - Live Salon Style and the colour.
The box is quite classy looking with it's simple black colouring and does actually stand out on the shelf amongst all the other brightly packaged hair colours.
There is quite a lot of choice when it comes to colours available. These are ~
~ Blondes ~
* Frozen Pearl Blonde 9-5
* Ultra Light Blonde 9-1
* Golden Caramel Blonde 8-7
* Light Blonde 8-6
* Medium Blonde 7-6
* Dark Blonde 6-8
* Golden Honey 6-7
~ Browns ~
* Chestnut Brown 5-28
* Frozen Chestnut 5-24
* Hazelnut Brown 5-8
* Light Brown 5-1
* Chocolate Brown 4-8
* Honey Brown 4-8
* Medium Brown 4-8
* Dark Brown 3-1
~ Reds ~
* Intense Red 5-29
* Mahogany Brown 4-2
~ Blacks ~
* Black 1-1
* Blue Black 1-4
* Dark Violet 3-3
In Asda they are priced at £5.48 each yet you may find it cheaper elsewhere.
In the box you will find an instruction leaflet, a pair of gloves, a sachet of Colour Lock-in Conditioner, application bottle with developer lotion and a tube of Caring Colour Cream.
If you are not familiar with home colouring kits you simply use the lid of the colour cream to pierce the tube, you then squeeze this into the application bottle which already contains the developer lotion and shake until mixed. The Intense Red shade will form a pinky coloured cream in the bottle which you then apply to your dry unwashed hair. *Wear the gloves*!
You should perform an allergy test before applying and the proceedure for this is all availble in the enclosed leaflet.
As the application bottle has a nozzle lid, it is quite easy to control and apply. I apply it to the whole of my hair then sit down with a cuppa and wait for the colour to develop, this takes about 25 - 30 minutes.
When I looked in the mirror, even after five minutes I could see that the colour had started to take already and I was impressed with the brightness of it. I left it alone then until the development time was up and went upstairs to rinse it out.
As soon as the water hit my head I had a waterfall of bright red flowing from my hair, the colour running off was quite intense and it took a while for the water to run (sort of) clear. I applied the conditioner supplied, gave it a minute or two and then rinsed that off. I wrapped my hair in a towel and went to dry it and sort it out!
Without looking in the mirror I turned my head upside down and proceeded to dry my hair with the hairdryer, once dry I looked in the mirror and was very impressed with the colour and also the glossiness of my hair. It was incredibly shiny and looked healthy and silky.
The Intense Red colour was intense and is just what I wanted it to be.
I am very impressed with the results and after having it for a week now I haven't experienced much, if any fade. I totally understand that red colours always fade a lot quicker than any other but even after having a daily wash my hair does still look very red.
~ Tip ~
If you happen to get hair dye on your head/shoulders/etc. rub over it with a little bit more hair dye as tint on tint will get rid of it.
Wet wipes are also quite effective.
Thanks for reading :o) x
Summary: A great hair colour from Schwarzkopf.