So, it’s that time of year again; the leaves have fallen, it’s getting chilly, people are thinking about Christmas and I change my hair colour to my “Winter Colour”. Anyone who knows me will know that I tend to be lighter/red in the warmer months and always go back to blue-black in the Winter. So why, if I go blue-black in Winter, am I now reviewing Colourless Hair Lightener Go Blonde?
I have got a bee in my bonnet. I have decided that I have had enough of “normal” hair colours. Now, don’t get me wrong, I love my blue-black hair and I do enjoy being a reddish/brown tone but, again, anyone who knows me will know that I am one for crazy hair; be it the colour (having been pretty much every colour except green), dreads, wigs, etc. I have now decided that I need Unicorn Hair.
I have started the process off by visiting Sheppey College – Hair and Beauty. I have been there many times as a Client, Hair Model and even as the MUA for their Hair Shows. I know that, if I go there, I am in safe hands because the people carrying out the treatments are still learning and, as such, are under supervision and, also, haven’t developed any bad habits (no disrespect intended towards any Professional Hairdressers – but I have had some bad experiences in the past).
When I first visited the College, my hair was a flat reddish brown all over. The overall aim is to get my hair as light as possible, with a view to being able to achieve my Unicorn Hair dream. We started the process off with ¾ head of foiled highlights. I have to say, I was really surprised at how well some of my hair lifted up; being almost white when dried. I loved my new Badger Hair (I called it that because I was stripy).
However, the thing with me is, I am impatient and, when I set my mind on something, it has to be done yesterday! So, I contacted Colourless and asked them if they would be willing to send me Go Blonde for the purpose of a review and, thankfully, they agreed.
So, after reading through the instructions, etc. I toddled off to my bedroom to begin the process. The contents of the box are pretty straightforward: Mixing Tray, Tint Brush, Gloves, Developing Cap, Bleach Powder, Peroxide (40 vol. 12%) and Soothing Shampoo.
I sectioned my hair and started off by applying the mix to the back, bottom layers of my hair (as they were still really quite dark), gradually working my way through all the lengths of my hair and then, eventually, the roots.
I left the mix on for the maximum time; 35 minutes and then rinsed. I used the soothing shampoo provided and then followed it up with my L’Oréal Elvive Nutri Gloss Crystal Shampoo and then Conditioner (from the same line).
Now, to the results. My hair had definitely lightened; the previously done highlights and my virgin roots, being the brightest. There was also noticeable lift on the top layers of my hair.
“Simply bleach your colour away!”.
“Colourless Hair Lightener allows you to go from Dark to Blonde in one single treatment. Colourless Hair Lightener contains a soothing Shampoo to ensure your hair is soft and manageable.
Colourless Hair Lightener is the simple way to bleach away your unwanted colour and allow you to be the colour you desire. You can safely recolour immediately after use.”
There is also a picture of a girl on the packaging.
The box also says: Permanent Lightening Kit: Up to 6-9 shades lighter.
Now, being honest, as I am in all my reviews, I have to admit that, although I wanted to be realistic about what sort of result I could achieve at home, after the results I had at the college I was expecting a bit more from this product and was disappointed at the result that it gave on my darker sections of hair. I would have been ecstatic and practically singing from the rooftops had my hair lifted up like the box promises.
Although the darker, previously untreated sections were a little lighter, they certainly weren’t lifted by 6 shades, let alone 9.
The results I got aren’t terrible, but they’re not fantastic either. Having previously used Colourless Hair Colour Remover Max Effect (see my thoughts here) I was expecting a bit more from this product. I do have another box of Colourless Hair Lightener Go Blonde and I may well give it another go in a week or so as I don’t want to overload my hair and scalp and, worse, risk damaging my hair from all of the treatments.
To answer the questions:
Did the product wreck your hair?
Having had previous experience of home lightening kits, I had to admit I was a bit dubious on what I was going to be doing to my hair and scalp. However, this product did not wreck my hair or leave my scalp sore/red.
I have sensitive skin/a sensitive scalp, should I use it?
Like any colourant, you should always perform a strand/patch test before committing to a whole head of colour. I can say that I have sensitive skin and a sensitive scalp that is easily irritated and this product did not cause any irritation, burning, redness, etc.
I have very dark brown/black hair, will this get my hair really light?
I think it depends on your hair. If it is coloured, I would definitely recommend using Colourless Hair Colour Remover Max Effect first and then see what sort of result you get from that. If your hair is naturally very dark and is virgin hair (in that it has never been coloured), then I think you may get a better result than if you did it over the top of a very dark dye. However, I would say be realistic with your expectations.
Overall, I would recommend Colourless Hair Lightener Go Blonde. BUT if you are doing it with a view to actually stay blonde then, depending on your hair colour, it might be worth getting a couple of bottles and also using a toner or something similar to counteract any brassy tones.
As always, everything stated is just my opinion and ideas. I am NOT a hairdresser. I cannot categorically state what sort of results you may or may not achieve if you use this product, I am merely going off of my own experience. If you have any queries regarding the use of this product I would recommend either contacting Colourless directly or your own hairdresser.
I have another appointment with the College in December for a full head of bleach & toning. However, if my hair lightens up significantly when I use the next box of Go Blonde, I may well be able to go full unicorn in time for Christmas. If you follow me on my social media outlets, particularly Facebook and Instagram (or Snapchat: shelovesmakeup), then I am sure you will see pictures of what happens in December.
I would like to, once again, take the time to thank Colourless for agreeing to send me their product for the purpose of this review.
Until next time, stay beautiful.
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