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Thursday, January 02, 2014

Bleach London Bruised Violet Super Cool Colour

Bleach London Bruised Violet Super Cool Colour

My younger sister's New Year resolution was to try out a funky hair colour and with the blog world being set a light by the recent arrival of Bleach London Super Cool Colour's we thought what better place to start?


After much deliberation she settled on Bleach London Bruised Violet Super Cool Colour which in my opinion is a cross between a deep crimson pink and your typical violet shade - out of the fairly expansive line up this is one of the deeper shades and as a result probably one of the best bets for naturally dark hair?

As it is a year of hair experimentation for my sister (oh to be that brave again) she decided to pre-lighten her hair before application which we did using the Jerome Russell B Blonde Hair Lightener Kit which you can find via Boots for £5.99 - link. Basically this is an all over bleach bath of sorts to lift the natural colour out the hair so you have a light base to apply a tint on top off for optimal vibrancy. This is a step I do not recommend doing on your own - I have over processed my hair countless times in the past which has resulted in my hair snapping off so do approach with caution and don't guess the developing time what ever you do!

Once blonde which was achieved really quickly (10 minute all over bleach) as my sister has a pixie like crop which was virgin hair we dried her hair and then set to applying Bleach London Bruised Violet Super Cool Colour to her entire head of hair. What surprised me most about the Super Cool Colours is that they smell really pleasant (more akin with a conditioner than a hair dye), they have a light liquid like consistency meaning it spreads really easily throughout the hair and a little goes a long way. I have long thick hair and would only buy two bottles to coat (and I mean coat) my entire head in the colour so the majority of users should find one bottle more than suffice. Unlike other colourants you apply the Super Cool Colours to freshly washed but towel dried hair (to soften the end result you can mix it half and half with conditioner or for an intense finish you can apply to dry hair) and simply rinse out once 15 minutes have passed.

Bleach London Bruised Violet Super Cool Colour

The end result? Truthfully? A little patchy. We followed the directions to the letter and yet certain areas of her hair have turned a bizarre lilac hue, with an area turning almost grey and others a deep crimson. I'm sure some will read this and say that various tones of purple adds dimension to the hair and normally I would agree but the truth is the end result looks a little haphazard. Basically my thoughts echo Caroline's post here - link, in photos Bruised Violet looks vibrant but in reality it is tricky and unpredictable so do approach with caution. Basically if purchasing a Bleach London Super Cool Colour avoid the purple shades as they seem to be the most problematic!

Bleach London Bruised Violet Super Cool Colour £5 via Boots - link
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26 comments:

  1. I think stuff like this is best used for like highlights of colour rather than all over, not because it looks better but mainly because if it goes wrong it doesn't really matter! The end colour shown in the pic does look nice but if it wasn't all like that, it'd be a bit weird!

    Jade | Beauty Butterfly Blog

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  2. I also wish I was brave enough to go a little crazy with my hair, the biggest thing I've done is dyed it dark brown- and hated it!

    http://ambertypes.blogspot.com xx

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  3. The time on most semi permanent unusual coloured dyes are for not long lasting colour. If you want long lasting colour with something like this you need to leave it on for much, much longer than 15 mins. I tend to leave mine on for upwards of an hour just to get a truly longer lasting and intense shade. I would recc Special Effects for your sister if you can get your hands on it. Great company, intense, long lasting colours, that fade beautifully too.

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  4. most people have had the same problem with patchyness or weird colours it seems! I tried the pastel pink one and on bleached hair it barely showed up and was gone after one wash!xx

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  5. That's a gorgeous colour but it's a shame about the patchyness, this really has put me off.

    Beth | BethBlogsBeauty
    xx

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  6. nice colour shame about the patchiness Hun.
    Melissa x
    http://somelikeitblonde.blogspot.co.uk/

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  7. I have heard that these can be a little patchy, great images to show each Step! Very helpful.
    Liza | Beauty & Fashion Blog Glambeautys | YouTube | Family & Lifestyle Blog Glambambini

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  8. From all the reviews I have read they just don't seem like a very good dye, I hope this feedback gets back to them as I would love to see this kind of dye in the shops, but in a better product

    Cornelia - Ineffable Beauty

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  9. I have very dark hair so can't really use these & see results but I would be worried about doing it t home & it looking awful. Maybe i'm not brave enough.
    http://www.letstalkbeauty.co.uk/

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  10. thanks for the shoutout adrienne! the colour at the end looks great but the patchiness is disappointing. all of the blue toned bleach dyes are like this. i think they must've gotten their colour ratios wrong somewhere. lily from beauty's bad habit used 'out of the blue' recently & hers was very multi-tonal too. the worst thing is, all the vosene in the world still hasn't shifted the bluey green tones from my hair! it's very light now but still visible especially when wet xx

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  11. I used this one and it was fab for about a week until it faded and stained my hair BLUE!! Traumatic times.

    Becca xxxx
    www.astorywithoutsoundtracks.blogspot.co.uk

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  12. That's disappointing :( the colour does look really cool in the photos though xxx

    Verity | Life of Verity

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  13. I think these would be better for streaks or dip dyes maybe! They don't seem great for full head coverage.
    www.niamhholly.blogspot.co.uk

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  14. Oh no! I bought their ombre kit along with bruised violet to try out on my own hair after my next trim - I'm worried about it going a bit patchy now. Ah well, nothing I can do about it now but give it a go :)
    Megan x | MeganRoisinn

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  15. Color is just so iffy and sometimes it reacts weird due to the lightening process that was done before it (which is usually always neccessary). Oh well, better luck for her next time!!

    Elle | MHF Blog

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  16. It's such a shame there have been so many issues with people using these dyes - I'd expect them to be a little better considering they come from such a huge hair dye brand. I really like the end result shade though! xx

    Gem // missmakeupmagpie.com

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  17. I've wanted to use one of these for ages but in a pink!
    I have permanent extentions so Im worried the dye will take to my extentions better then my natural hair :(
    Anyone have any ideas on how to combat this?

    chlotalks.blogspot.com

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  18. I used the red shade on my blonde ombred hair in the Summer, and it lasted 2 washes... boo!

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  19. I use 'Crazy Colours' hair dye, I find that works amazing, and the colour range is pretty big too x
    www.sirens-and-bells.blogspot.co.uk

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  20. My sister used this colour and experienced the same problem! She ended up with some light blue bits and other dark bits as well. I used Big Pink on the ends of my hair and it worked really well, so I think the purples are the main issue. It does wash out really quickly though :(

    Abby xo | http://teenagelovesxo.blogspot.co.uk/

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  21. I really wanna try one of the Bleach London dyes but I don't know if I'm brave enough!! I think one of my NY resolutions is gonna be to experiment with a new colour on my hair too though, even if it's just a subtle red dip dye :)

    Helen at Hels Yeah! xx

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  22. I tried this on my ombre hair and after 2 washes went to turquoise/ greeny blue which stained my hair for 3 weeks till I got it professionally dyed!

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  23. Such amazing changes! Wow the color is amazing!

    Victoria ♥
    http://victressvic.blogspot.com/

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  24. I always use Manic Panic for all my crazy funky hair colour jobs and am ALWAYS impressed. That stuff is amazeballs! I have tried loads of colours as well, blue, green, purple, red and always love it. Its a cream as well so doesn't drip everywhere. Would definitely recommended for your sister, i bet she could even get away with just putting it on top of the colour she has now. I usually leave it on for ages (like an hour) with a shower cap just for very vibrant colour and haven't had issues with stinging or damage. Then I mix some in with my conditioner to top up the colour as it fades. HIGLY recommended!

    http://www.manic-panic.co.uk/

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  25. I've been a fan of crazy colours for a while now - currently donning Schwarzkopfs Live Colour XXL in shade Rasperry Rebel. It came out dark purple at first but has faded wish washing to a really nice pink shade with my original platinum blonde peeking through - I think this is a great alternative to the Bleach London collection which i've heard nothing but bad press about! Shwarzkopf all the way!

    thatlittlebeauty.blogspot.com

    Bex X

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  26. Im sorry I disagree. Im a qualified hairdresser with six years experience I used them and loved the result! I used bruised violet and it was perfect
    Wasn't to keen on violet skies however. Yet every one has different opinions I suppose but I regularly use bleach London on clients and genuinely am more pleased with them then other brands like crazy colour or directions.
    I have also reviewed this colour and done a youtube video.
    Westlakehair.blogspot.com x

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