Friday, 6 January 2012

Live Color XXL Foam

I have always dyed my hair, it has been many different shades of red and purple over the years. I used to swear by a colour called Chocolate Cherry by Loreal in my teens. I've tried that many different brands of hair dye I could write a book! For the past 2 years though I have always opted for Live Colour.
 I hadn't dyed my hair for a good few months up until  2 days ago. I don't know why, I guess I just couldn't be bothered. My roots weren't too noticeable as my natural colour is dark brown with a hint of red in it anyway. Whilst shopping the other day I spotted the Live Colour XXL foam hair dye I hadn't used a foam hair colourant before so decided to pick up Shade 488 Cranberry Kick

It was very easy to use, you just pour the liquid into the tub, then add the powder, replace the lid and give it a good shake. You then just apply it to your hair with your hands (gloved obviously) like shampoo. I had so much product left over as my hair is only short, I literally only used a quarter of the foam. I also noticed that there was some un-mixed powder left in the bottom of the tub when I washed the remainder down the sink... I made sure I shook it vigorously for the specified time too. It was easy to apply, although when you take the lid off after shaking you have to be careful it doesn't spill out. I left it on for the recommended 30 minutes then washed it out. Before washing out, I noticed the dye had kind of "set" on my hair... it had gone very stiff and felt a little powdery. Even when washed out my hair felt quite dry but that soon went after the conditioner was added. This is my hair 2 days after application and after 1 more wash...

It's not as red as I'd hoped but that could just be the shade I've chosen (I don't normally go for cranberry kick). However, I am pleased with the results and WOULD use the foam again, just in a different shade next time.

Live Color XXL foam is available here, £3.99


  1. It's a subtle colour, but it still looks nice and rich :)

  2. Oh, I have heard of this stuff! I really want to try it, but I totally forgot about it.
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  3. That looks really pretty! I totally miss having red hair!


  4. I dyed my hair this time last year using Garniers Herba Shine 'Mahogany' but that was temporary, but it lasted a good couple of months!:) Just to let you know i nominated you for the Kreative Blogger Award, you can view the post here:


  5. Aww thanks Soph! I will go and take a look now :-)

  6. Mi piace questo colore di capelli!:)


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