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      22.03.2013 16:27
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      Great top up for red tones in my hair in between dying it.

      When I had my hair colour red I always thought the intense red colour that my hair initially was straight after dying it would disappear quite quickly, although my hair still had tones of red in it still, it would start to look dull. I didn't want to keep dying it often as it would ruin my hair. It wasn't until I read a review of this Superdrug Effects hair colour that I decided to give this a go for the times in between dying my hair. My hairdresser had told me about a colour 'bomb' that you could buy from them at Toni & Guy for £15 which was a conditioner that also temporarily coloured your hair, so you would use it every time you wash it. I wasn't willing to spend £15 on it though until I knew if it was any good or not. I didn't know Superdrug did their own version until discovering it on DooYoo and at only £1.29 I was very keen to try it out.

      The 'Colour Effects' is available in a few different shades, but I bought and I am reviewing the shade 6.4 Rich Red. It is designed for light brown to mid brown hair. My hair is a dark brown and so I wasn't sure if it would even work or not at first.

      ~ Directions for use ~

      It states on the bottle to apply as much to the hair as required and leave in for 5 minutes before washing out. Rinsing the hair until the water runs clear. It does not state whether to use this in replacement of your normal conditioner or not after shampooing. I decided to shampoo and condition my hair as I usually would then apply this after. I have medium length hair and really had to guess how much to apply when I first used it as I had no idea. Since I first used this I have since applied more on as the result is then much more noticeable.

      After the first time I used this I was slightly disappointed as I didn't notice much difference to the red shades in my hair. I thought it would only be good for those with naturally light brown hair that doesn't already have red tones in it, as then you would very much notice a difference. However I decided to try it again but instead leaving it on my hair for around 15 minutes instead of 5. Since I have started using more of the actual product in my hair and leaving it there for longer before rinsing out, I have noticed a difference to the colour of my hair. You just need to give it a few goes to see exactly how it works best for your hair length and colour.

      ~ Conclusion ~

      The actual product comes out quite dark and when rinsing out it looks orange, but don't panic as it certainly doesn't turn your hair orange! It also isn't very messy as it doesn't stain anything. I loved the results after I finally worked out a way to use it on my already red coloured hair. If you don't already have red tones in your hair then you may not need to use as much as I do or for as long. If you do then this is great way to keep topping up the red but without damaging your hair! It doesn't work at hiding your roots if your hair is coloured but if you don't dye your hair and use this on your natural coloured hair then it won't leave you with roots either.

      It doesn't leave my hair feeling dry as it acts as a conditioner, but I still do continue to use my normal conditioner before applying this for extra soft hair.

      I would recommend this to anyone wanting red tones in their hair, especially if you haven't had red in it before and want to try it out before using proper dye. This would act as a good tester.

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        06.09.2012 14:53
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        Great colour depositing shampoo at a great price which cannot be beat!

        Why, where and how much?

        I have medium thickness hair which is at bra strap level which is a dark reddish blonde shade naturally with a few ahem strands of white. I used to lighten my hair previously but over the past 9 months have enjoyed being a (run lola run) red head. Normally I use Special effects in hot lava as it doesn't damage my hair and lasts for a good 3-4 weeks but as is the case with all red hair dye it fades and can go much lighter therefore losing that intense RED that I like. Unfortunately a couple of months ago I couldn't get a hold of my usual dye as I have to order it from the U.S. and my hair had started to fade which drives me up the wall so I decided to try a color depositing shampoo and after a friend at work mentioned the Superdrug colour effects wash in, wash out shampoo I decided to give it a try. The range consists of quite a few shades including Rich Red, Mahogany, Cool Blonde, Chocolate Brown, Honey blonde and Warm Copper Gold. The shampoo costs £1.29 for a plastic container which holds 75mL of the product and I can honestly say that is a bargain.

        What is it, how do you use it and does it do what it's supposed to do?

        It's a conditioning colour depositing shampoo which actually imparts alot of shine to the hair without it looking greasy and has a light floral scent which is quite inoffensive. The bottle states that you can get upto 3 applications which is nonsense unless you've got hair like a hedge down to the heels of your feet as I get a good 6 applications out of this bottle. The Rich Red shampoo is very pigmented and is a lovely bright scarlet red which is orange based as opposed to pink based which is very important as I have a warm skin tone that looks hideous in pink/cooler tones. The shampoo states that you wet the hair, work in as much of the shampoo as is required and leave for 5 minutes which to be honest is ok for those of you who want a hint of colour but if you want it to last and be much brighter this is how I use it.

        * Wash hair and use your regular shampoo to remove product build up and grease from the hair
        * Towel dry your hair slightly to remove excess moisture and then apply enough shampoo to cover all of your hair. You don't need a tinting brush and somehow this product never seems to stain my scalp or face which makes a nice change from special effects/directions colourants.
        * Wrap your hair up in either a shower cap or polybag secured with a clip and then use a crappy old towel that you don't mind getting stained to cover your head in a turban and leave the heck alone for an hour or as long as you can stand.
        *Once you've reached your limit then rinse with warm water reminding yourself that its only hair colourant and not a scene from a horror film and use your regular conditioner ( if you have dry/long hair), rinse and then style as usual.

        The colour I get from this wee cheapy shampoo definitely exceeded my expectations and I am forever indebted to my work mate. The colour is a lovely bright orange red which is exactly what I wanted and it has minimised the number of times I have to order SFX hair dye from the states which has saved me a considerable amount of money. The method described above needs to be done every 2 weeks but this can vary depending on how frequently I wash my hair (normally no more than 2 times a week due to it's length) so if you wash your hair on a daily basis you may need to use this product more frequently. I do tend to use this inbetween for a quick wash and leave on whilst I wash my body etc

        Would I recommend this product?

        Certainly! I can say with total honesty that this product has not damaged my hair and not left any build-up on my hair which can be an issue with other colourants/colour depositing shampoos. Another big plus with regards to this product is that it's BUAV approved meaning that no animal testing has been associated with this product which is quite important to some people out there and definitely gets the thumbs up from me. Please note that this product will not lighten your hair so unless you've got light brown-light blonde hair don't expect bright results but more of a tint to the hair which reflects in the sunlight.

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          06.05.2010 18:16
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          Do it the lazy way.

          The thought of dying my hair just fills me with dread, even though abit of change to my hair colour would be nice and to even blend away those random white hairs that seem to be multiplying now. It only fills me with dread because ever since I have been dying my mum's hair I have realise how sensitive I am to the dying products. Love henna but too messy, time consuming, stinky, maybe take forever to wash it out.

          I came across this Superdrug wash in wash out in a different form years ago and it was 99p and it did perk my hair giving it a nice tone not sure why I stopped using it, probably just a phase. I didn't realise that years later that Superdrug would still sell this kind of product and that too at 99p. Since it had changed its appearance and name I was unsure I found the right one. Instructions were still the same it had just changed to Superdrug Colour Effects Wash In Wash Out Conditioning Colour.

          Superdrug colour effects now appears as a grey curvy bottle 11 cm in height and 6 cm in width about the size of a mobile phone. The opening is at the bottom of the bottle you just pull and squeeze the product. The packaging is a simple design with just the product tittle and a circle picture of the colour you have selected. There is a range of colours you can pick from , I have chosen Mahogamy. It specifically tells you that the bottle contains up to 3 applications. It contains 75ml.

          This product is designed to add tones to your hair while leaving it in a great condition and shine. Its suitable for vegetarians and vegans to use. As usually you get the warnings that it can cause an allergic reaction, not to use the product if the scalp shows abrasions or any other abnormal condition. Says dont use it on grey hair. Since I only have a few I thought it would be ok.

          This product is simple to use, you just use it like a shampoo. My hair was greasy so I thought best to wash my hair with normal shampoo and then proceed with shampooing it again with this product. On wet hair you work as much product as you want into your hair and leave for 5 minutes and then wash off. Since my hair is a really dark brown I thought it wise to leave it in for longer like instructed for 20 minutes for a stronger lasting colour.

          The product itself was a brown shampoo like consistancy, smelling like a dye, sort of a floral disinfectant smell. It lathers well, no need for gloves its not that strong to dye your hands but will dye clothing any clothing for sure. I though It would take ages to make the water run clean when rinsing but it didn't take long and no mess.

          The result: Well once my hair was dry I did notice a slight change in tone a slight red/brown, did nothing to odd grey hair but after another 2 applications even that is blended to a light brown colour maybe with more applications that colour may change further. My hair looked better much shinier with a mix of red brown tones. Look even more fantastic when the sunlight is on it. I have use it 3 times and have had no problems with it, not allergic to it and find it mild enough to use. I still have some product left in the bottle so maybe another 2 applications left. I guess it depends how much you apply on, I'm sure I generously applied it but oh well I like a product thats last a bit longer.

          I wonder how long I can get away with not using a more permanent dye on my hair, I dreading going grey completely I end up allergic to most things as I'm sensitive.

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            17.04.2010 10:02

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            May not be as temporary as it says!

            I bought Superdrug wash in wash out colourant in mid brown for my son who has blonde hair and wanted a temporary change of colour for a fancy dress party. I was swayed by the price of only 99p but perhaps that should have been my first warning. It was easy to use. The product is enough for up to 3 applications, so we used about a third of the tube. Unfortunately the final colour turned out BRIGHT GINGER. This wouldn't have been so bad if the product had actually washed out the way it was supposed to. Instead, over two months later and with probably 40+ washes, his hair is still bright ginger. My hairdresser said it will be permanent now and he will have to grow it out. Had his hair cut short to try and get rid of it, but ends are still bright ginger and roots are blonde! I would not use this again.

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            16.08.2009 21:03
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            A quick, cheap way to liven up your locks

            I am very aware that in the not too distant future, grey hairs are going to make an unwelcome appearance in my life, and from then on, I will be spending a lot of money on hair dye. Therefore, for as long as I can get away with it, I do not want to colour my hair, but sometimes I feel like a change to liven things up a bit - especially if I'm going out for the evening. Superdrug Colour Effect is a very cheap an easy solution to this and I love it.


            Superdrug Colour Effects is a temporary hair dye and comes in several shades from blonde to dark brown, but my personal colour of choice is Rich Red. This product comes in a small plastic bottle with a flip lid that is not particularly "snappy": I would not trust this bottle in my holiday suitcase! It stands on its lid, so the product is always where you want it, which adds to the ease of using it.


            The instructions are very clear and simple. Basically, you use this product in place of your normal shampoo, as and when desired. The rich Red shade is very red, and when it is squeezed out of the bottle it has a strong coppery colour, and a slight chemical aroma which does not last after it has been washed out. It is advised that this product is tested on a small area of skin before full application in case of allergies.


            I wet my hair, then towel dry it lightly before filling my palm with the product and rubbing it thoroughly into my hair. If my hair is too wet, it lathers up considerably and drips all down my neck, but if my hair is dryer I can happily twist my hair up on top and forget about it. It is recommended that you leave the dye on for a minimum of five minutes, to a maximum of twenty minutes. I give it the full twenty minutes for a deeper colour, and if I want an even stronger shade; I use it on consecutive days. Washing out is equally simple: just rinse with warm water until the water runs clear. I do not find it necessary to put on gloves whilst using this, but I always scrub my hands after use, and the dye comes off easily, without staining skin or nails.


            I have very dark brown hair, and when I was younger and experimenting with colour, dye never showed up that well, but after fifteen years of daily straightening, my hair has got weaker, and I am always surprised at the difference this dye makes; it is a lovely shade of deep red without being too dramatic, it compliments my natural highlights, and I am always very pleased with the results.


            This dye is sold as a "wash in, wash out" product, but this is not true. Once washed in, it can take up to a week for the colour to go completely, even shampooing daily. I'm all the more happy with it if I can stretch a few extra days out of the colour, but be warned: this is not a product to be experimenting with, thinking that it will be gone by tomorrow if you don't like it.


            After using this, my hair shines wonderfully for several days after application. It is glossy, smooth and feels silky soft and clean, so the shampoo factor works just as well as the dye. It is stated on the bottle that it contains up to three applications, but I have often got four or five uses out of it, and so for 97p, I think that this is a fantastic value product, and I will continue using it for special occasions until the dreaded grey hairs see fit to appear (a bit longer please hair, I'm not ready yet!)

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              04.08.2009 16:28
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              I use this hair dye when I just want to brighten up my hair a little bit and give it a good shine, they only are available in Superdrug stores and are 97p for a little bottle that will do your hair around 3 times, I have quite long hair and a bottle can do me up to 4 times though as I dont over use it when applying.

              Its really easy to apply this dye, you simply lather it into your hair, covering it all and then leave it in for 5 minutes, or for best results 20 minutes, it can be quite messy though so be careful not to get the dye on any good towels or near any good bathroom mats as its really hard to wash out.

              After use my hair was much more shiny and in better condition than usual, it leaves your hair smelling great as well.

              You can wash these dyes out of your hair simply with shampoo, it doesnt take many applications to get rid of the colour, though with prolonged application it becomes harder and harder to get rid of the new colour.

              These hair dyes come in a range of different colours and shades, they are really good value for money and they leave your hair with a great shine and in good condition, though if you are looking for a permanint colour they arent really for you as the upkeep of them can be costly and they wash out very easily.

              ****Also Posted on Ciao under lorrainek90***

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              15.07.2009 17:41
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              A nifty little product, that needs to be used multiple times to get any colour on dark hair.

              My little sister has very dark brown hair, and decided she wanted to try adding some colour too it. Given that she has sensitive skin, and is a bit of a cheap skate, she opted for Superdrug Color Effects wash in / wash out colour in 6.5 Mahogany.

              The little bottle costs less than a pound, and on the back it listes very teeny tiny instructions, to save you time, the insturctions are, wet your hair a little, rub in the colour, and leave for 5 - 20 mins and wash out until the water runs clear.

              The little bottle bosts up to 3 uses, and we would have got more than that out of my sisters. We applied it three times.

              The first time we followed the instructions to the letter, left it in for 5 mins and then washed out, her hair was not coloured at all, but it looked really shiny and was in great condition. We tried again, with another 1/3 of the bottle, and left it in for 10 minutes, again not muich change of colour, the final time we applied, we left it on for 30 minutes, and this time it didn't look like any different colour had been applied, but the next day her hair had a nice red tinge too it.

              A word of warning though, the bottle we bought did not come with any gloves and so my hands were stained for about a week after the dying, so I would advise that anyone using this product invests in a pair of gloves. I would also advise people to leave the colour on for much longer than instructed and to be generous with the amount of product they use, especially, if the person using it has dark hair.


              For the price however, you could easily use this product weekly, or monthly, to build up the colour effect desired.

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              15.05.2009 14:41
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              Depends on which colour you pick, but the quality is suspicious. However it's good for experimenting

              Like many other people, I chose this product because I was looking for a temporary hair colour that would give me time to decide which colour would look best on me, and I was after something that didn't cost too much, that would wash out quickly, and that wouldn't ruin my hair.
              The cost is the big seller of this product - 99p in my local store. Of course, with this price, can you possibly be expecting the Moon? No, but what you get is more or less what you asked for - a colour that helps you experiment, but with no promises whatsoever of working well or for a long time.
              It is really hard to review this because there is a big range of different colours, and despite only trying 3 of them I can see differences.
              First of all, the experience.
              The plastic tub is really cheap looking, but is really small and inconspicuous and that I suppose is a plus. When you get home you get under the shower and you read the instructions, you're supposed to leave it on for how long? The instructions are really rushed. If you follow them to the letter you will most likely end up with insufficient colouring. You need to leave it on for longer than stated. But then there could be problems with your hair health at stake! The product inside is quite runny and watery. It will drip off your hair and everywhere. If you're in the shower you must take extra care to not end with drops of colour on your wall, and the insides of the shower will need cleaning. If you're careful, you can minimise this.
              Often times, to reach a maximum level of colouring on your hair, you need to keep applying it for 2 or 3 showers in the space of a few days. So if after your first application your hair doesn't look much different from before, insist the next time and eventually you'll see results. If you stop using it, in a few showers you'll be back to your original colour.
              Hair health issues: while I didn't have any problems with the reddish tints in the range (although they didn't last very long), I did feel really uncomfortable with one of the ebony darker ones. I felt my hair become coarse, dry and harder to brush, especially at the top of my head where the product lingers for longer during use without running off. This is the main reason why I stopped using it. Thankfully this issue was reversible. After I stopped, my hair got back to its usual shine and smoothness. I'm still glad I had a chance to look at myself with darker hair without committing, but I was feeling like I was mistreating my hair.
              While it's good that people can perform many colour experiments in a short period of time, my opinion is that anyone who sticks with these products regularly is just nuts, as I find it hard to believe that anything so cheap wouldn't also be harmful in the long run.

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              16.03.2008 02:54
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              a great tempory change to your hair colour

              At just under a £1 a bottle these dyes are great for anyone who likes to play around with there hair colour but doesnt want to be stuck with a colour for too long.

              The dye is easy to apply as it comes in a bottle and you get a pair of those plastic gloves you get with every dye.

              The problem i found with this dye was that it was very watery and ran all over my neck and fore head, it would be a good idea to rub vaseline on all the skin around your hair before using this dye as it does dye anything it comes into contact with, even my bathroom carpet.

              You are supposed to only leave this on for 5 minutes but i left mine on for quite a bit longer.

              When i washed it off the colour looked lovely and they shine realy nicely.

              It does state in very small print dont use on grey or lightened hair, mine was dyed blond at the time but i have always been a bit of a dare devil when it comes to my hair, it has been all colours over the years, what was the worst that could happen?

              This is a wash in wash out dye designed to last 2 washes but mine took a little longer and slowly faded over 10 washes, i dont know if that was because it was already lightened or because i left it on for so long but i love these dyes and have tried all the colours.

              These are ideal for darkening your hair or giving a red tint to dark hair but they wont dye dark hair lighter so there is no point buying a blond if you are a brown or brunet to start with.

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              23.05.2006 22:01
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              Leaves your hair shiny and in good condition but does not cover grey.

              I always swore I was going to grow old gracefully, not for me 'Botox' injections, never would I put my 'Boobs' under a surgeon's knife, not in a million years would I resort to a 'Bum' lift and I was going to go grey in a distinguished way!!!!! Sadly the reality is that the wrinkles are rapidly appearing, my boobs are shrinking, my bum is heading south and those niggly little grey strands are poking through and NOT looking very distinguished at all!

              Thankfully we don't HAVE to resort to drastic measures to correct these imperfections. After all we can use a good foundation to cover those wrinkles, a decent bra filled with those fun squidgy chicken fillet things can sort out your boobs and they now make special tights and knickers that are supposed to lift and shape your buttocks...mmmmmm lovely..so long as you don't have to undress in front of your loved ones with the light on! As for those grey bits...well...provided it's the grey hairs on your head your worried about, it can be easily remedied.

              I am not a fan of permanent hair dyes, and knowing me something is bound to go wrong, like turning my hair green or something. So I decide to try a wash in wash out one and found a bargain in Superdrug the other day. For just 99p I purchased a bottle of their 'Rich Red' colour effects wash in wash out colour and trotted off home, eager to get going. I chose the rich red because I have a warm red tint to my hair and wanted to stay as natural as possible.There are several shades to choose from for both blondes and brunettes. So let's see what it can do.

              The first thing I noticed about this bottle was that it was almost impossible to read the tiny instructions on the back unless you have 20/20 vision, which I don't. Even with my glasses on I was squinting, So I didn't bother reading the whole of the blurb on the bottle, just the application instructions. A plastic, 'Throwaway'.and dare I say Rather large...pair of gloves is provided for the application, and, unless you want to end up with rusty stains on your hands that refuse to budge for weeks, I would recommend you use them....Right , next step..Wet your hair and then work in as much colour effects as you need, depending on how long your hair is this can be anything from a ten pence piece round blob to a ping pong ball sized amount! In my case, having had my hair all chopped off recently, I only needed a small amount. Next step is to leave it for 5 minutes! Blow that....5 minutes doesn't sound nearly long enough...I decided on 20 minutes..should do the trick. At this point I should advise you that you put an old towel around your shoulders to prevent any staining, also it is a good idea to smear some Vaseline around your hairline, again this will stop the dye running and staining bits that you don't want dyed..like your eyebrows , or moustache hair, for example ! Last step is to rinse until the water runs clear...this turned out to be no mean feat as the water seemed to stay a rusty sort of colour, no matter how much I tried I couldn't seem to rise it all out...Oh well it was almost clear and I decide that it would only really be a potential problem if it rained on me...thank goodness for umbrellas!

              Ok, now to see if it actually worked. It was impossible to see whilst wet so under the dryer I went. I have to say the scent it leaves on your hair is lovely, and as I dried it I could see it really starting to shine ..so far so good. Once totally dried I was impressed...initially!! My hair shone like it hadn't shone for a long time, it really seemed to have boosted its condition, it smelt absolutely gorgeous and, considering how long I had actually left the colour in for, the colour was natural looking and subtle........BUT.....I hadn't read all the instructions properly had I??? Remember....well....the grey strands were still there, only they were a sort of gold colour now..Oooops. I then picked up the bottle, squinted hard and..yep right down there at the bottom was the warning...'Do Not Use on Grey hair'. I think I was actually quite lucky...at least it hadn't turned it green, and I only really have a few barely noticeable strands anyway. Needless to say , I shall read the instructions properly next time.

              As far as value for money goes, this is quite exceptional, I have enough left for another 3 applications, although I shan't use it myself , I shall probably give it away. It is very good if you don't have any grey hair, although I recommend leaving for slightly more than the recommended 5 minutes. Obviously as with all dye products you should be careful not to get any in your eyes and wash immediately should you do so. Also you should not use if your scalp has any cuts or abrasions, nor should you use on bleached hair.

              Ok, so how long does it actually last. Well normally wash in wash out shampoos last anything from 10 to 20 washes. So far I have washed my hair 10 times and the colour is almost all gone. I would recommend a top up at this stage. Personally I am going to have to make sure it is all washed out before I go hunting for one that actually does cover grey..I am also going to have to remember to take my glasses with me !!

              Right, now I've got the bra, bought the tights, got my concealer, have the hair dye...I only have one small problem left.... It's actually another grey area, one in which I don't think they advise using hair dye.... Phew thank god for shavers!!!

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                27.05.2004 22:46
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                Having boring midbrown hair I like to change it sometimes with temporary colours. One of my favourites is Superdrug Effects temporary colorant. I have used this for a while and the results are good. It costs 99p from Superdrug (Unsurprising given the name). There are several shades in the range, 3 for blondes and 4 for brunettes. It?s a small black bottle with enough for around three-five applications. There is the usual nice-looking woman depicting what your hair colour should look like. It tells you a bit about the product, colour guidelines, warnings, ingredients and contact details. You don?t get any gloves included, but as the colour doesn?t stain your skin it isn?t an issue. I found the application to be extremely easy. You use it as you would a regular shampoo, except instead of washing the lather off almost immediately you have to wait between 5 to 20 minutes. Obviously, the length of time you leave the colour on depends on the depth of tone you want. The longer you leave it on your hair the stronger the colour intensity. As it is a temporary colorant it contains no ammonia or peroxide. This means it will be gentle on your tresses, but also that it will not significantly transform your hair colour or lighten your hair. It also means there is no overpowering smell. Instead Effects has a floral scent to it. I decided to do my hair in the shower. I have always found this is the best place to dye my hair as any mess is confined to a small area. This product, although mild, will stain if left on a plastic surface too long. However, I have never found that it stains my skin. If your hair is very wet the colour tends to run down your back and in your face so I would suggest removing excess moisture. It doesn?t stain but having pinkish dye running over you isn?t nice. The colour lathers very well, and as long a
                s your hair isn?t too wet, the lather stays on your hair. I leave the colour on my hair for 20 minutes, the longest recommended time. Washing off the colour is straightforward. Just wet your hair and rinse till the water clear. It takes very little time for me as most of the colour absorbs, although if you have only left the colour on for 5 minutes it will take longer as the colour won?t have absorbed fully. As the colour is washing out, I generally run a wide toothed comb through my hair. The comb goes through easily and you don?t need a separate conditioner with Effects. When my hair is dry, the texture is satisfactory. It isn?t overly soft, but there is no frizz, a plus for my fine hair. I find Effects works my scalp too, after using this colour my scalp looks clean, fresh and flake free.. The fragrance also lasts in my hair for quite a while, which is brilliant with the amount I smoke. The first colour I used was Aubergine which is supposed to add burgundy tones to mid brown to dark brown hair. I was quite let down by the result. My hair had shine and was in nice condition but the colour changed very little having only a slight plumy tint. The shine lasted for 2 washes. I was not impressed with this colour, as the effects were limited. I would suggest this for someone wanting a very faint hint of colour although Henara?s shampoos and conditioners do the job adequately for that and the bottles last longer for a similar price. I also used the mahogany colour, suitable for light to mid brown hair. I found it much better than the Aubergine. The colour was lovely; I had a deep but vibrant mahogany with a slight metallic sheen to it. The condition of my hair was generally good, although the ends were a little dry and my split ends were somewhat noticeable but this is probably because my hair needs a trim. The c
                olour was quite vibrant for 2 washes and slowly washed out over another 3 washes. It gives a much stronger result than a henna shampoo, although the condition of my hair wasn?t as good as it could have been. Although the bottle says there is sufficient for 3 applications, I found easily enough in the bottle for 5 washes with my midlength hair. I have tried using their recommended amount and I find my hair doesn?t absorb the entire colour. I use just slightly more than the normal amount I use for shampoo. Using more I found it foaming all over the place and wasting the colour. Overall, I am pleased with Superdrug Effects. For the price of 99p it was very impressive. The Aubergine colour was poor but I would undoubtedly advise the Mahogany colorant to anybody looking for a quick boost to their hair. However, if your hair is badly out of condition, looking to cover grey or looking for something to lighten your hair, this isn?t the product for you. It can be tricky to get hold of as it?s a popular product but I?d suggest trying it. If you don?t like it, it will always wash out.

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