Jerome Russell Bblonde Hair Toners
I've had pink hair on and off since the summer and I have LOVED it. It doesn't matter that I am almost 23 years old; every girl deserves to have princess mermaid hair every now and then. I have been using a batch of different products each time I dye my hair which I will be talking about each time I top up my pink hair.
Just after summer ended, I dyed my hair grey which I loved having too and then I went lilac. I am now back to pink and am really enjoying it again. I used the same range of products for grey/silver and pink which are actually toners and not dyes. I was quite intrigued about these as the only toners I have ever used are to remove brassy tones in blonde hair.
I used the new Bblonde range of hair toners by Jerome Russell which are now available in Boots and Savers for a few pounds each. So far, there are four toners to the range; platinum blonde, champagne blonde, pink and silver.
The toners come in quite small bottles (75ml) so I was worried one box wouldn't cover all of my hair. For reference, my hair just about sits on my shoulders and is quite thick. I bought a back up box just incase I needed a second box but was surprised to see I could get away with just the one. However, for longer hair you will need a few boxes!
These are applied onto freshly washed and towel dried hair and you don't need to use gloves which is a plus. The product is a thick but runny consistency which lathers up like shampoo once applied to the hair. I think this is how I made one bottle last for my whole head. The instructions inside the box say to leave the toner on for 20 minutes but you can leave them on for longer depending on your desired look. I found that leaving the silver toner on my hair for 15 minutes made my hair silver/grey and leaving it on for half an hour made it lilac!
Here is what the silver toner made my hair look like.
Looks nice, right? It amazingly got rid of all the brassy and orange tones in my blonde hair and evened it out to a nice silver shade.
I left the pink toner on for 20 minutes as I was worried it would go BRIGHT pink but after washing it out and drying it; it was a nice pastel pink. These toners say they last for around 8 washes but I found they washed out within 3 washes. Not great but pink dyes never seem to last that long before they need topping up!
As you can see, it didn't take too well to the front bits of my hair which I had just freshly bleached the same day so these were left looking a little yellow. I should have left the toner on for a lot longer knowing my roots had just been bleached which would have probably covered it all more evenly.
I think these toners are great for a quick wash-in, wash-out dye. The pink is a nice pastel pink which looks so pretty but it didn't last as long as a new pink dye I am currently using which I will talk about soon. However, I LOVED using the silver toner to achieve either a silver/grey tone on my hair or lilac so I will definitely be using that one again!
Disclaimer: These products were sent to me by Jerome Russell in consideration for a review. All opinions and photographs are my own.