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Saturday, 7 March 2015

BLEACH LONDON PRODUCT REVIEW

If you've been following my blog since the beginning you'll know that I went blonde last summer. I used to have very dark brown hair, so going blonde was a long complicated process. After spending a ridiculous amount of money at my hairdresser, I decided to do my roots at home. I've always heard great things about Bleach Londons products, so I was very excited to give them a go. I used the Bleach London Total Bleach for my roots, followed by the Bleach London White Toner and lastly the Bleach London Silver Shampoo. I'm going to do a review on each product.
Total Bleach
I only used this product to do my roots, so I'm not sure how it would work for a full bleach. Anyway, my roots are a standard brown colour and were at least 8cm long (I would definitely recommend to not let your roots grow that long before the bleach). Inside the kit you get a tint brush, mixing tub, gloves, developing lotion, x2 sachets of bleaching powder an an instructional booklet. I was quite surprised to see 2 sachets of bleaching powder, since I'm used to only using one. I'm assuming this is why it took a while to mix it properly. I would recommend using a bowl instead of the small mixing tub if you're a bit messy like me. The brush had the perfect size and was great for doing root regrowth with.
The bleach devolped very quickly on me, I could see the difference within minutes. I left the mixture on for 35-40 minutes and then washed it out. I didn't notice any itching or burning in the begning, but after about 10 minutes it did start itching, but nothing too terrible. I didn't notice any burning at all, which I have experienced with some bleaches in the past.
Even though my roots were long the bleach had managed to work on all of it. I'm really impressed with the result it left and my hair didn't get fried at all. Obviously it left a pale yellow band, which is why I would definitely recommend to buy the White Toner kit as well.
White Toner
In the White Toner kit you get the developing lotion in a applicator bottle, colourant, gloves and an instruction booklet. I just mixed it in the applicator bottle and applied it from there, but you could use a bowl and apply it with a pencil if that's what you prefer. The applicator bottle worked fine for me though. The texture was a bit thinner than the bleach and was very easy to apply. I decided to leave it on for a bit longer than the instruction suggest, which was simply because I wanted the result to be as grey as possible. (Also I have used this toner before and was familiar with it) In total I left it on for about 25 minutes. I was impressed with the toner! Although there is still some more yellowy patches in my hair, I think this has more to do with the fact that my original bleach was not the best and the only way to repair this would be to bleach my lengths again. The toner is advertised as semi-permanent and will wash out but I was a bit disappointed to find that a lot of the grey tones had gone after the next time I washed my hair. A silver shampoo definitely helps keeping the right colour, but I think I would repurchase the White Toner and apply it twice a monthly or so.
Silver Shampoo
I've previously been using the Schwartzkopf BC Colour Freeze Silver Shampoo, which worked fine but didn't impress me immensely. So that's why I had high hopes for Bleach Londons silver shampoo. And it's for sure better than my old one. For the first application I decided to pencil it into my hair using the same pencil as I did with the bleach (obviously a new clean one). If you've just bleached your hair then I recommend to do this, just to make sure that you get the shampoo everywhere. I was a bit nervous it would turn my hair purple or blue, but it turned into a really cool white/grey colour. Since then I've used the shampoo about 4 or 5 times in the shower. I've been leaving it on for less than 5 minutes each time and it leaves a great result every time. It doesn't make my hair as frizzy as the Schwartzkopf Silver Shampoo did. I still want to try some more different silver shampoos to find the perfect one, but I'm excited to keep using this one for a time.


Overall I am definitely impressed with all of the products and will definitely purchase them again! I bought one of Bleach Londons Super Cool Colours as well and I'm so excited to try it out! Let me know if you would like to see a review on that product as well. I hope this review was helpful and alright, I was a bit nervous posting it since it's my first one. But thanks for reading, let me know if you try any of these products.



Love
Charlotte

3 comments:

  1. I love Bleach London products.
    Ah this post makes me want my white hair back.

    Jenn from jenniferjayne.blogspot.co.uk

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  2. Stop giving me ideas...
    Cool post though!
    Marina from marina-simone.blogspot.co.uk

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