Welcome! Log in or Register

Schwarzkopf Palette Hair Colour & Gloss

  • image
11 Reviews

Brand: Schwarzkopf / Colour / Type: Hair Gloss

  • Write a review >
    How do you rate the product overall? Rate it out of five by clicking on one of the hearts.
    What are the advantages and disadvantages? Use up to 10 bullet points.
    Write your reviews in your own words. 250 to 500 words
    Number of words:
    Write a concise and readable conclusion. The conclusion is also the title of the review.
    Number of words:
    Write your email adress here Write your email adress

    Your dooyooMiles Miles

    11 Reviews
    Sort by:
    • More +
      28.05.2013 14:00
      Very helpful
      (Rating)
      1 Comment

      Advantages

      Disadvantages

      a good quality dye and a reasonable price

      I have been dying my hair since I was about 12, I had my hair bleached, highlighted, low lighted, dark colours light colours, you name it I tried it! During adulthood I have tended to go for dark reds and plum colours and have always used permanent colour rather than wash out. Last year I decided that I had enough of dark colour and since I had gone to quite a dark plum I was pretty much stuck with it. I called my friend who is a stylist and he told me my options were basically to let my hair grow and the colour to grow out or use a chemical remover which he said was not the best idea as it can ruin your hair - I have quite dry hair anyway so was not keen on that idea. So I decided to let it grow with the intention of using some lighter shades once I was back to my natural light brown.

      Fast forward a year and I was getting frustrated, there was a clear line in my hair from my light natural colour and the darker albeit faded hair dye I had last used. So I decided my best bet would be to use a temporary dye so that my hair would all look the same colour whilst the permanent colour was growing out.

      I went to Savers and looked around, I was surprised to find there was only a limited selection of temporary dyes. Eventually I came across Palette. There was not much choice of colour options, mainly light brown, dark brown and red brown. I decided to go with the velvet brown 720, looking on the chart on the back it looked like I would get a medium to dark brown on my natural hair colour and since the dye I had on was faded but still a darker colour, brown seemed the way to go.

      Palette is made by Schwarzkopf and the box boasts it to be the no.1 colour brand in Europe, it claims to be an intensive cream colour which is rich and long lasting with perfect grey coverage - I did find a few greys once my previous dye was growing out so that was a definite bonus! Plus it came with a money back guarantee.

      I paid £4.50 for the box of dye, I actually bought 2 because I have pretty long hair. So I spend £9 for the dye and thought that was good. What I did not realise was that this is a permanent colour! On the side of the box it has a selection guide 1,2 and 3. I being 6-8 washes, 2 is up to 24 washes and 3 is permanent. I think I was in a bit of a rush and just glanced at the box and my eyes chose only to see option 2 saying upto 24 washes! I did not realise this until I had already dyed my hair.

      The box contains a tube of colour cream and a bottle with a nozzle on it for application, this has developer already in it. There is also some hair mask for after you have used the dye and a pair of gloves along with an instruction leaflet.

      I was not impressed with the gloves, they were very thin and too small for my hands, I ended up using some latex gloves I had under the sink. Also there is only one pair of gloves and I like to use a pair to apply the dye and another pair to wash it off. So, with my gloves on I followed the instructions and squeezed the colour cream into the developer bottle. I replaced the lid and gave it a good shake. I then applied to it my hair, roots first. I then did the same with the second bottle.

      I found it easy to apply the cream, it squeezed out from the nozzles easily and I was then able to massage it into my hair. Once applied I left it for around 25-30 minutes. When it was time to wash it off the process was simple, much more so than other colours I have used, I have been known to spend around 25 minutes trying to get all the dye out of my hair, this took about 5 minutes. I then applied the hair mask and left it on for 20 minutes. I did use both sachets of mask, but they are more generous than other brands I have used, in the past I have often found I have needed to top up with my own conditioner. The scent of the conditioner was really lovely, kind of sweet and fruity - the scent of the dye was not too bad either although I would not say it was nice, it was not particularly unpleasant.

      Once the dye was out and the mask removed I was shocked by how dark it seemed, I had expected a medium to dark sort of brown, it looked black! I decided that since it was went it looked darker and that I would see how it was in the morning. There was not much change, it still looked very dark. I hoped that once it had been washed a few times it would fade out a bit. 3 weeks on it is a bot lighter but it is not the colour I had wanted.

      I found my hair was quite soft and nourished after using this dye which was good because I hate it when a dye makes my already dry hair even worse. It does cover grey hair well which I am pleased with, it is simple to use and the smell is not too strong. I do feel though that the colour guide was misleading, it is much much darker than I had imagined it to be. Of course there is also the problem for me now that it is actually permanent rather than 28 washes as I had thought.

      I would use this brand again although I would take more care about selecting a shade and also about checking how long it will last!

      Comments

      Login or register to add comments
      • More +
        27.08.2011 22:03
        Very helpful
        (Rating)
        1 Comment

        Advantages

        Disadvantages

        A great hair colour that really is highly colour pigmented!

        Often I dye my hair and at the moment my chosen colour is red. I have been using Live Colour XXL from this same brand and have been really happy with the results I have got from it however the other day I was out shopping and decided to give this a go as not only did I like the colour shown on the box but the price of it was only £2.49 and I thought that was really cheap from a brand I know and trust!

        The Packaging:

        The box is pink and white colour with a photograph of a woman with red hair on the front of it and the top of it the colour is shown and we are told that it is a permanent colour and is colour code 678 and Ruby Red. Along with the photograph of the front of it we are told that it is indeed Schwarzkopf Palette Intensive Cream Colour and that it is 'Rich, long-lasting colour, is nourishing care and gives intense shine and that it is perfect for grey coverage'. Other information on the box includes being told a bit about the product and there is a colour chart shown to let you know what colour from your own shade this should turn out and the contents of the box are listed, we are shown how to use it by diagrams and contact details for the manufacturer are given. Nice enough, informative packaging this is and inside there is a large pamphlet giving really the same information as on the box.

        The Colour:

        Well in the box you get a 50ml of both the colour cream in a tube and 50ml in an applicator bottle style of the developing lotion and all you do is pop the contents of the tube into the applicator bottle, give it all a really good shake and then don the plastic 'one size fits all' gloves on and apply it all over the hair. It goes on pink in this case and then once applied goes a rich ruby red colour. Although I have short and thin hair I did use all of the solution up so if you have long hair I would suggest you purchasing a couple of boxes to make sure you have enough.

        I leave this on my hair for 30 minutes as recommended but you can use this for root colour touch up too if you want to for about the same time.

        It takes an age to run clear when rinsing it out of the hair and even then when you wash your hair after using this a day or so later, its still washed out and takes a good couple of washes to stop eventually doing this though it takes nothing away from the colour you first achieve.

        After rinsing it through you get a large sachet of thick fruity smelling hair mask and you simply have to apply this all over the hair and leave it for about 2 minutes and it gently moisturises the hair without making it greasy or anything adverse like that.

        Apart from the fact that it does wash out of the hair even after a couple of days of using it I really do rate this hair dye very well indeed. I found no staining on my head or skin after using this even though I didn't make sure there was none on my skin, I just rubbed it clean off although it did stick to my scalp until the next time I washed it but that wasn't a massive deal.

        The colour is really vibrant and rich and I love it. Although my hair was fairly dark when I applied it for the first time it still managed to brighten it and not damage my hair at all and I rate it really highly on every level. It hasn't faded over the past couple of weeks at all and I love it!

        Available in all good chemists and discount stores etc.

        This review is also posted on Ciao under this same username.

        Comments

        Login or register to add comments
        • More +
          15.06.2011 18:02
          Very helpful
          (Rating)
          2 Comments

          Advantages

          Disadvantages

          Highly recommend, it leaves your hair in great condition, glossy and healthy, and I'm very pleased

          My hair has been many, many colours over the years and has seen far more bleach than is healthy. As a result, I ended up with gingery-blonde hair that felt like straw and any permanent colour I put in it faded very quickly, usually within a week or so. Eventually in frustration I decided to dye it black, and the dye I chose was Schwartzkopf Palette Hair Colour & Gloss, in black (shade 900). My actual reason behind choosing it was the price - around £2 per box. I used 2 boxes and it was EXACTLY the right amount for my hair which is bust-length and very thick, so if your hair is any longer than shoulder-length or very thick I would definitely recommend using 2 boxes to get even coverage.
          The application process is standard for most boxed hair dyes: the box comes with a bottle of developer lotion, a tube of colourant, a sachet of deep-conditioning mask, gloves and instructions. The processing time is 30 minutes, though I left it on slightly longer (approx. 40 minutes total) because of previous problems with my long-abused hair having difficulty holding colour, but I don't think this was entirely necessary as I saw the dark colour developing very quickly. When I rinsed my hair and inspected it, the coverage was very even and my hair was already looking healthier and glossier.
          The hair mask that comes with the product is also great, it smells delicious and includes macadamia oil for extra shine and moisture. The packet says to leave it on for 2 minutes after rinsing the dye out, but because my hair was so damaged I actually waited until I was out of the shower, towel-dried my hair and THEN put the mask on, tied my hair up and slept with it on. When I rinsed my hair the next morning it was practically unrecognisable and I would highly recommend this method for other people who have very dry or damaged hair. I dyed my hair a week ago now, and the colour is still nice and dark, so it seems to be lasting well.

          Comments

          Login or register to add comments
          • More +
            17.03.2011 13:06

            Advantages

            Disadvantages

            great colour, with less damage

            i started using this product about 13months ago, i use 678 Ruby Red and have light coloured hair naturally. 678 is shown as a quite vibrant red colour, but i have to admit it doesnt come out this colour, it is a few shades darker than on the box but still a lovely colour and very shiny and red.

            The product itself does not have a strong odour compared to other hair dyes and doesnt leave a lingering smell after either.
            To colour a full head takes 30minutes and you can see the colour developing. it looks a slightly orange colour at first but dont panic it, once washed out you have a red hair.

            In the box you receive the aftercare treatment which is great, really softens your hair and leaves it smelling great and unbelievably shiny. if you have short hair i imagine you can get two applications from this but longer hair just the one.

            the only fault i can find with this product is that you need to wash it off your skin as soon as you can as it can leave a bit of colour staining, EG around the hair line. i would advise you to colour hair a couple of days before a night out or an event to ensure that the product colour is off the scalp.

            Once coloured you will find that it comes away in the shower quite easily but considering it is a red colur which normally fade quickly, the hair still lokks very shiny and red for approx4 weeks. iv never left it longer than this to find out as my roots are horrid by this time and it is ready for another colour.

            i colour my hair very often, normally every 2-3 weeks because of my roots and have never found that this product drys or damages my hair and because of this i will continue to use for the future.

            i do recommend that you still use conditioner on your hair to ensure your hair stays glossy.

            Comments

            Login or register to add comments
          • More +
            23.09.2010 23:21
            Very helpful
            (Rating)

            Advantages

            Disadvantages

            i would recommend it yes, but maybe do a strand test before hand

            A week ago i had pale blonde, almost white hair. After finally realising it didn't really suit my skin tone and wanting a change (again lol) i decided to go darker, seeing as it's coming up to winter :)

            I've had pretty much every hair colour under the sun, apart from green and ginger...and i prefered myself with bright red hair, but i also liked it when i had dark purple hair. So i thought, hey, why not combine the two and go for a vibrant burgundy. Quite similar to the hair colour cheryl cole had for like, a week, about the only time she's ever looked vaguely individual.

            After reading good reviews about Schwarzkopf Palette colours, and of course the brilliant price tag, i scanned through the colours and noticed "Deep Bordeaux" it looked a bit darker than i wanted it on the packet, but to me, bordeaux is a colour of wine? So i had imagined a deep purpley-red colour, pretty much burgundy - just what i want :)

            So i took it home and began to dye my hair, now i know your really shouldn't dye straight over white blonde, bleached-to-every-inch-of-it's-life hair, but i brought a protein spray from Sally's. This fills the hair, almost acting as a base for hair dye. It also stops the colour from fading so quickly and also works wonders in properley strengthening your hair.

            But yes, enough about that, i dyed my hair, easy application, all fine. Washed it off, dryed it, looked in the mirror and oh.....its medium to dark red. No purpley tones in it at all. So disappointing :(

            Don't get me wrong, my hair was in lovely condition after i'd dried and styled it, and the colour WAS nice, just not what i wanted.

            So yes, i would reccommend this dye, but PLEASE note, the Deep Bordeaux shade is a medium to dark RED, not burgundy or wine coloured.

            Comments

            Login or register to add comments
          • More +
            13.09.2010 10:44
            Very helpful
            (Rating)

            Advantages

            Disadvantages

            Overall.....Amazing!

            This Hair colourant I would say is different to many I have tried in the past. I think this dye not only delivers excellent colour quality but alongside that you get an intense shine mask free!
            Now my hair has taken some damage over the years by all the bleach and the amonia I used on it and I never thought I would feel or see shine again to it, that's beore I tried this dye. My hair took to the colour immediately because I had peroxide blonde hair and was going for more of a natural blonde/gold. The dye developed in just 15 minutes and was ready to be rinsed off, there was no mess and was easy to apply with the gloves that are included.

            The colour I chose to use was 400 ( natural blonde) and it came out exactly like it said on the box, I was very impressed. The price tag shocked me more than anything at £1.99 in my local savers store the dye was on offer and was promoted throughout the store. I picked it up and thought "£1.99? that can't be right, well what harm can it do?" I was utterly amazed and will ber buying it again.
            The dyes come in a range of colours, from pitch black to barbie blonde their all excellent quality and value for money.

            The dye has an instruction booklet included and the cream colourant alongside the toner. Once the dye has developed you rinse until the water runs clear and apply the intense shine mask which you leave to work it's magic for 3 minutes and again rinse off. The box clearly stated the colour, price and the directions alongside the cautions and warnings.
            The box says that you are supposed to only use toners on natural hair, but I tried it on my bruised and battered locks and it came out perfect.
            So anyone who wants a natural looking shine and colour in their hair, young or old you can get satisfying results with Scharzkopf.

            As well as having an excellent colour quality the colour also covers 100% of your greys(if you have them!). So overall I recommend this product totally to all who wan't natural looking hair at a cheap affordable price.
            When it comes to disadvantages this product harbours none, I know everyone says that, but hand on heart it is just a good product. Theres nothing special about it just plain and simple shine and colour.
            Thanks for reading
            Pinky
            x

            Comments

            Login or register to add comments
          • More +
            12.09.2010 00:17

            Advantages

            Disadvantages

            I started going grey when I was 10 & my mum started using Henna. By the time I was 18 I was dyeing it permanently myself & have been every colour. I've been loyal to L'oreal over the years & have been using Natural Blonde for the past 15 years, thinking I'd rather be blonde with dark roots than dark with white roots! However on seeing Palette haircolour on sale for £1.99 in my local Savers thought I'd be a bit more daring & used Dark blonde. It came out quite dark initially, but within days looked like the colour on the box, & same again when I used it again, however on using it a 3rd time it came out a dark chocolate brown & 2 weeks on it's still the same. I've been dyeing my hair successfully for many years, but feel disappointed at the moment.

            Comments

            Login or register to add comments
          • More +
            13.08.2010 00:20
            Very helpful
            (Rating)
            1 Comment

            Advantages

            Disadvantages

            A really good rival to other more expensive brands, that outperforms a lot of them.

            I have probably coloured my hair more times than....... well an awful lot. In it's time it has been a multitude of colours, from platinum blonde to black and others inbetween I'm not brand loyal, and purchase based on price and whether or not it's suitable for me, and am always happy to try new things. So when I saw this new Palette dye at a bargain price and the colour I was looking for I decided I didn't have much to lose. After all Schwarzkopf are a reputable brand, and after all those years in the business they must know a thing or two about haircolour. The packaging even states that this is the no. 1 haircolour brand in Europe, and they offer a full money back gaurantee if you are not satisified!

            This product is already cheap in my book being £3.49 full price, however I snapped a box of Chocolate brown, (no. 750) for a mere £2.44 at my local Wilko's. I was not only swayed by the price, but also the colours looked really nice, rich and glossy which is eaxctly what I'm trying to achieve. The box is like the one pictured, and inside you get the usual Safety/Instruction leafle which is easy to read and has the disposable gloves attached to it, (the gloves are those cheap thin ones, although they served their purpose for me). Then there is a tube of colourant and a bottle of developer, and lastly the conditioning treatment which boasts the inclusion of macadamia nuts for their beneficial moisturising properties.

            Firstly when it comes to colouring your hair at home, I cannot stress the importance of carrying out the sensitivity test even if you've used the product before. I had no problems, so proceeded with dyeing my hair. Like most products I had to squeeze the tube of colourant into the developer lotion bottle and shake vigorously. I then applied the dye to my dry unwashed hair, starting at the roots and around the hairline until all my hair was saturated. The dye is easy to apply, and didn't run or drip at all. Despite plenty of it ending up on my face, ears, neck I found it wiped off easily with a damp cloth and the only unpleasant part was the usual hair-dye smell.

            I left the dye on for the recommended 30 minutes, then thoroughly rinsed it all out, squeezed out the excess water and put the conditioning cream on. Two minutes later I rinsed again, making sure the water was clear and then went off to dry my crowning glory.

            Once dried I was really surprised at the colour and sheen of my hair. As mentioned before, my hair is overprocessed, and the only flaw I can find is that the ends of my hair don't appear as rich in colour as the rest, however this is down to them being rather dry and damaged. The colour is exactly as it is on the box, and looks and feels really healthy. The shine is amazing and overall I'm very impressed. I think if you have hair that is in good condition you will find this a fab product, that delivers. However everyone's hair is different so obviously results will vary. As for staying power I will have to update the review in a few weeks, as I've only just used it. I personally wouldn't expect it to last more than 4 weeks before it needs re-colouring due to the condition of my hair, but we shall see.

            Overall I think this is a great purse friendly dye, and I would highly recommend it and will definitely use it again. With a full refund if you're not happy what's to lose?

            Schwarzkopf Palette is available from Boots, Superdrug, Wilkinsons and most Supermarkets nationwide and the rrp. is £3.49

            Comments

            Login or register to add comments
            • More +
              10.08.2010 20:02
              Very helpful
              (Rating)
              1 Comment

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              recommended for glossy condition or if on a budget

              I've been dying my hair for about five years now, and I have never had it done in the hairdressers- I only had it stripped off there once when it went wrong. Apart from this I have always done it myself and I have used almost every dye you can buy. So you could say I know a lot about what products are good value and which are to be avoided.

              *Reasons for Buying*
              I was in Savers one weekend, just browsing through the hair dyes trying to find a nice deep red colour. I came across the Schwarzkopf dyes, and saw this one. Priced at only £1.99 I decided I might as well give it a try, as I told myself that even if it didn't work exactly how I wanted it to, I wouldn't have wasted too much money on it. I had used Schwarzkopf shampoos and conditioners before, and I had always been satisfied with the quality from the brand. But at the same time a little voice in my head was telling me that because it was so cheap it was going to be rubbish. I bought it, and just hoped for the best.

              *Packaging and Contents*
              The box is coloured in pinky, purply shades that I think makes it look quite girly and I quite like it. There is a picture of a model whose hair colour is the same as in the box, as you get on most dyes, and there is also some writing about the product. The colour I bought this in was called ruby red. It is a deep red colour that I liked the look of.
              The box contains all the usual things that you would expect to find with a hair dye - the dye itself, the developer, some instructions, a glossy conditioning mask for after dying it, and some gloves. I can't complain about any of the contents, except the gloves which I thought were poor quality. They were too thin and didn't protect my hands well enough.

              *Colour*
              The colour wasn't as bright as the box indicated. It somehow didn't seem to work aith my hair or get very bright; it just looked like it was faded rather than brand new. The colour also faded really fast, much faster than with most dyes. I used colour protect shampoo with it but it didn't seem to make much difference.

              *Condition*
              The condition of my hair was beautiful, however. It was so glossy and shiny and it looked like I had just got back from the hairdressers. There is a glossy hair mask in the box and this really works, much better than the dye itself does. I would probably consider buying the dye again, not for colour, but for the condition it left my hair in. It was really, really good.

              *Overall Thoughts*
              Overall I would recommend the hair dye, because it coloured my hair, just not very bright and not quite how I wanted it. It left my hair in beautiful condition and I was really happy about that. After all this was only £1.99 so I can't really complain too much.

              Comments

              Login or register to add comments
              • More +
                16.07.2010 18:06
                Very helpful
                (Rating)
                2 Comments

                Advantages

                Disadvantages

                I don't think that I could palette this again!

                Being an avid user of hair dyes, I am always on the lookout for special offers on hair colourants in my local shopping centre. Usually, I colour my hair with L'oreal's feria hair dyes, but at £5 each time these can become rather pricey considering that I frequently need to touch up my hair when regrowth sets in a few weeks later.

                Yesterday I happened to notice that the particular hair dye in question - Schwarzkopf's Palette was only around £2.50, as it is on special offer at Wilkinsons at the minute. I was aware of Schwarzkopf as a reputable brand, but I knew that it would probably not be as good as my usual L'oreal colourant. However, at this cheap price I thought I would give it a go, as if things turned it ok, it could become a cheaper alternative to my usual L'oreal dye. I bought this dye in the dark bordeaux shade.

                *** To Apply ***

                To begin with you must add the colour cream to the applicator bottle containing the developing lotion and then shake up the mixture well, ensuring that the cap is closed to prevent any mess!

                Then divide your dry hair into four sections and apply the mixture from the bottle to your hair. Please ensure at this point that you are wearing the gloves provided and leave for around 30 minutes before rinsing out.

                Once the water runs clear, then apply the accompanying macadamia oil hair mask provided in the box to the hair. Leave this to work its magic for 2 minutes and then rinse off.

                *** The Results ***

                I found applying this dye to be no more troublesome than is the case with other dyes. The instruction booklet provided was very easy to follow and covered all the essential points that you would expect. As I have very long hair, ensuring that each strand is adequately covered can be a demanding task and often sore on the old arms after a while. One bottle of this dye was 'just' enough to cover my hair.

                When my hair was all covered I noticed that the colour looked very red, dark and similar to the shade that I previously attained using the Feria dyes. Therefore, I had high hopes that the end product once rinsed out wouldn't be far off my usual colour.

                However, when I removed my dye coloured plastic gloves that I received with the dye, I was most annoyed to find that the inside of my middle fingers were covered in dye on both hands. I have no idea how the dye managed to absorb through the gloves and onto my skin, but I was not best pleased and it took a lot of scrubbing to remove the red stains. I am unsure as to whether this was down to a fault with the particular set of gloves that I received or whether this is a problem that others have experienced with these hair dyes.

                Consequently, I would recommend that you perhaps buy a cheap box of latex gloves from the likes of Savers for only 99p. As these are more superior in quality and will ensure that you do not end up with stained skin.

                I did not really experience any problems with staining around my face, as I made sure to apply copious amounts of vaseline to prevent this.

                I left the product on my hair for around 25 minutes before washing off, as I was worried that my hair may turn out too dark. When I rinsed off the dye I then applied the macadamia oil hair mask that came with the product. This treatment smelled divine and after I rinsed this out my hair felt very soft, smooth and looked healthier already.

                Once I was all finished and my hair was dried I was not very impressed with the results to be honest. My hair does look glossy and very shiny, so I guess the dye lives up to its promise of delivering intense shine as it states on the box. However, I felt that the intensity of the red in my hair looked in no way similar to the model on the box with her vibrant red locks. My hair looked very dull and dark in comparison. In my honest view I think that this product has a bit of a cheek describing itself as an intensive cream colour, as it certainly fails to deliver on this front.

                I would say that my hair looks significantly darker than the shade predicted by the box when dying from my original hair colour. I felt somewhat let down in this respect as I had not even left the colourant on for the full time recommended. Nevertheless, I am so glad that I didn't follow the guidelines as I dread to think how much darker it would have turned out had I left it on longer. In future, I think that I will stick to my more expensive L'oreal feria dyes, as this specific range guarantees the colour intensity that I desire and delivers better, more professional looking results.

                Overall though, I would recommend this product at £2.50 as it doesn't perform too badly for this cheap price and my hair was left very shiny. Nonetheless, beware that your hair colour will probably turn out to be duller and less vibrant than the shade shown on the box. At full price though, I would suggest that you dodge this particular hair dye and buy another brand to avoid any potential disappointment.

                Comments

                Login or register to add comments
                • More +
                  19.03.2010 18:01
                  Very helpful
                  (Rating)
                  8 Comments

                  Advantages

                  Disadvantages

                  Good colour but the hair mask was a let down.

                  I regularly colour my hair and usually stick with Clairol's products, but can be tempted by other brands when they are on offer. So when I spotted this new range of hair dyes from Schwarzkopf in my local Morrisons last week priced at only £1.54, which is an absolute bargain price, I decided it was too good an offer to miss.

                  Schwarzkopf are the brand behind hair dyes such as LIVE and Country Colours, both of which I have used in the past and have been quite happy with the results, so I did not have any reservations about trying their new Palette range.

                  Palette Colour & Gloss is an intensive cream colour available in a number of shades of blonde, red, brown and violet through to black. Schwarzkopf promise this is a new innovative shine formula with macadamia oil which penetrates deep into your hair structure, sealing in the high performance colour pigments. Perfect grey coverage is guaranteed as well as intense, rich, long-lasting colour.

                  Inside the box are full instructions and gloves, as well as the colour creme, developing lotion and a sachet of hair mask with Macadamia nut oil.
                  Macadamia nuts are considered as one of the world's finest nuts, famous for various nutritious benefits.

                  Applying the colour is a fairly easy task. After mixing the colour creme (which is also enriched with macadamia nut oil )and developing lotion together, you apply this to your dry, unwashed hair, beginning at the roots.
                  I always apply more colour to the roots as these are what need colouring the most. I then apply the remainder to the rest of my hair.
                  I found the dye has a good consistency which doesn't run. That is a plus when applying hair dye, as there is nothing worse than it running down your face and neck. Of course it is advisable to wear an old t-shirt when colouring your hair, just in case you do get any drops of dye on your clothing.

                  After leaving the dye on your hair for 30 minutes, you then rinse it off until the water runs clear. Finally you apply the sachet of hair mask, leave for 2 minutes then rinse off.
                  Now usually when I colour my hair, using the conditioner or hair mask provided leaves your hair feeling very smooth and soft. As I rinsed this hair mask out of my hair, however, I was a little disappointed with the feel of my hair. Yes it had a nice smell, but did not feel as smooth and soft as I expected. When using Clairol hair colours, my fingers normally glide easily through my hair at this stage, but disappointingly this was not the case here using Palette.

                  I styled my hair as usual and whilst I was very pleased with the colour, I noticed the dye had stained my scalp in places. This is something that has happened before when using hair dye, but not when I use my usual dye. Also my hair felt a little dry and it certainly didn't have its usual shine or feel.
                  I was happy with the colour of my hair but didn't feel I had indulged my hair with nourishing care as is promised when using the hair mask. The suppleness and smoothness I had been expecting was definitely lacking.

                  I was so disappointed by the condition of my hair, that a few hours later I washed my hair thoroughly, which I noticed completely removed the staining from my scalp. I then used my usual conditioner and my hair then felt much better. I could run my fingers through it and it felt soft and smooth.
                  I left it to dry naturally and was really pleased to see my hair now looking and feeling much better.

                  I have been very pleased with the colour, which is intense as promised and a week later still looks as nice and hasn't faded.
                  The only disappointment was the Macadamia oil mask which did not seem to suit my hair at all and also the fact that I had to shampoo my hair to remove the staining from my scalp.
                  Yes I was pleased with the result after washing and conditioning my hair, but really I shouldn't have had to do this as it should have looked and felt this way after using the colour.

                  I think I would only buy this again if it was on offer and I don't think I would use the hair mask provided. I think I would rather use one of my own conditioners to be honest.
                  Of course, everyone has different hair types and what is suitable for one person isn't always suitable for another, so you may find the hair mask works well for your hair.

                  I think with the price I paid for Palette Colour & Gloss I still got a bargain and the colour is really nice, which of course is probably the most important aspect of using this product. I felt let down by the condition initially but after a wash and condition using my own products my hair was fine, so whilst I have not been put off using this again, it just wouldn't be my first choice.

                  Comments

                  Login or register to add comments