Monday, 17 February 2014

Jerome Russell Blonding Kit

Hey sugars
For those of you that have been following my blog quite a while you will know that I have constantly been dying my hair to get from brunette to blonde. It has taken about a year but I am finally there. But now I have to go through the upkeep of my roots. My hair grows very quickly but I don't want to dye it too often, so I do my roots about every 2 months. I recently received a blonding kit by Jerome Russell* to try out. Jerome Russell is a very big hair dye brand which specialise in blonding and bleaching. 

Medium lift blonding kit £5.99
My roots

I let my roots grow about 2cm before dying over them. I don't even touch the rest of my hair now because I have got it the colour I want and it doesnt fade at all. 

The dye was easy to mix up and apply to my roots. The kit does come with a tub to put the dye in and a small brush to apply it with, however I thought the brush was a bit small so I used my own. Although I do have a lot of hair I had to use 2 boxes to dye just my roots. I thought that I would only need one, which is a bit annoying as It could get quite expensive if I had to dye my whole head. I think if you have short, thinner hair it would definetely be enough, but I would probably need 4 boxes for my whole head. 

The dye unlike most bleach did not have a horribly strong smell. When using normal powder bleach or blond dyes I find that the smell is almost unbearable but this was fine which is a massive bonus. The kit also comes with a plastic cap which is great as it helps the colour to develop quicker. 


My head did start to get a bit irritated after about 20 mins and I felt some burning but this is common when using blonding dye or bleach. I could see through the dye that my roots had completely changed colour, it looked about right so I decided to wash it off. 

After I washed it out

Final look
As you can see the colour turned out great, I can believe the results and I only left it on for about 20 minutes. My hair has always picked up dye easily but I am so amazed by this. To get from brown to blonde took a lot of dying but I think if I had used this dye to begin with it would have been a lot quicker! I know roots are a lot easier to colour but it only took this one 20 minute application to get it the exactly right colour. After I washed the dye off it was quite a bright yellow colour, but a couple of days later this toned down and blended into my own hair. 

I will 100% be buying this dye in the future and using it on my roots. It's so easy to use and comes with everything all in one box. I am not a hairdresser and you have to be very careful when using bleaching products so do seek advice if your not sure what to do. 

You can buy Jerome Russell hair dyes in most Boots and Superdrug stores. You can check them out on their site or on Twitter

Thanks for reading honey bears

Chloe x 

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  1. I really love the blonde hair on you, it looks so lovely. :) I only once dyed my hair to the color brown, but I prefer my natural hair color.


    1. Thank you sweetie. I just get bored easily, I love it blonde but I love it brown as well. Your hair colour is stunning as it is x

  2. Ooh I'm going to check this out, I really like that it only took 20 minutes, I currently leave mine on for 45 minutes so presumably I'm causing more damage.

    1. Wow that's a long time. Yh my hair does take colour well but this worked really quickly, its deffo worth a try x

  3. Roots are the baine of my life too and so expensive to keep doing will have to try this. Hair looks great Lucy x

    1. I know what you mean, it actually makes me just want to go back to my natural colour. Thanks so much x

  4. Oh this sounds like a fab little kit.. I love box dyes like this, it makes hair dying at home so easy and affordable xx

    Gemma | Miss Makeup Magpie

    1. I have had about a 90% sucess rate with box dyes. I love it when they turn out great too, makes things so much cheaper x

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