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Dyed Hair With Dare (Chilli Pop)


My favourite thing about sticking around in one place for a while is, without a doubt, being able to dye my hair whenever I want. The blue that I did at the beginning of the year had faded into a lovely colour that had insane staying power, but when I used the same brand to dye over it a violet colour it faded really quickly and I decided it was time for a bigger change. In our local Hairhouse Warehouse, I was going to go with Manic Panic but I spotted a new to me brand, Dare, and decided to give it a shot instead.

Mostly because it worked out cheaper per ml, but whatever.

I didn't get any product shots, by the way. Or, rather, I did, but they were all too blurry because I've left glasses in the car for about three weeks. Oops. 

So after dying it with violet, it faded so much, but I feel like there was more blue in person than this dark blondish colour. 

I went for Chilli Pop, wanting something that would cover up the blue properly this time. While my intention was to work through the rainbow in an order that might've been easy to cover, I'm hoping that if this red fades it neutralises the blue, leaving me with a kinda blank canvas to work with. 

For the application of Dare, you start with clean, dry hair. I'll admit that I didn't wash my hair the same day as dying, but the day before, because I didn't want to have to use the hairdryer on it. I refrained from using my usual leave-in conditioner instead, so on Sunday morning we could dye my hair ASAP. 

Immediately, we were impressed with the product. The colour showed up so vibrant and covered all the remaining colour straight away. In particular, the ends have been refusing to take any colour (because of damage, I think) but this dye covered even that too. The only bad thing was that my hair felt very knotty once we started working the product through. I think it's because it's quite a dry product in comparison to other dyes I've used. 

As always, I opted to leave it in the maximum amount of time - 30 minutes. Then I washed it out in warm water (closer to cool than hot, as recommended), conditioned, and finished with ice cold water. 

In all the photos I've taken of my hair, it's shown up this lovely orange colour but in person it's a very true red (think Hayley Williams in Crush Crush Crush or Decode). For a temporary colour, the bottle says it will last between 10 to 30 washes which is a lot more than some others usually say (average is around 7, I believe). A week on, I can confirm the colour holds really well. At least until I went swimming in chlorinated water (but now it's a lovely orangey colour that I still have no complaints about). I wash my hair on average every other day, using dry shampoo in between and while I wash my hair in just above warm water, I always finish with cold to lock in the colour. 

I bought 2 bottles of this stuff at 150mls each based on how much we used of previous dye (just over 150mls, usually), but we didn't need to touch the 2nd bottle so I'll be saving that for touch ups when the colour really fades. After that, I really want to try more of the Dare shades because Chilli Pop has come out so well, so keep an eye on the blog and instagram to see what colour I go next. Give me a month or so.

Paramore fans, tell me you're favourite Hayley Williams hair in the comments. Mine is between Misery Business with that fringe and Still Into You's split pink and orange. And please let me know your favourite dye brands because although I want to stay loyal to Dare, I also want to try some other brands too!


1 comment :

  1. You hair looks so pretty! I usually do permanent die and I bleach my hair with Quick Blue and then use Wella T18 Ash Blonde toner.


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