Can Vegan Rose Gold Hair be achieved for £3?

Can Vegan Rose Gold Hair be achieved for £3?

I’m at an experimental stage with my hair at the moment, which is very unlike me. Some days, I’m ready to bleach my hair and go for an InTheFrow silver-do or go millennial pink balayage style. A recent visit to Superdrug had me really excited when I found some Pick & Mix temporary dyes in these trending shades, budget-friendly at £3.29 each and suitable for Vegans. I figured I would do the testing here on this blog so that I could provide you with my honest opinion, and let you know whether or not this is a cruelty-free win.

The Dye

The shade I’m testing out today is the Pick & Mix Colour in Rose. In the bottle, the colour looks a bright orange based pink, similar to that of Play-doh. Because of this, I was a little sceptical that it would provide the ‘rose’ colour I desired, but the dye promises to fade out in 3-10 washes. Further to my hesitation about this product, I later researched and found that the product has received a lot of negative reviews. A lot of those comments stated that the dye just does not translate any colour on the hair. This is something I have kept in mind, and worked around, during the testing of this product.

Pick & Mix Colour Superdrug mixable non-permanent hair colour in rose. temporary hair dye. rose gold. roses. cruelty free vegan brand for a bargain price of £3

The product specifies that it works best on pre-lightened or light natural blonde hair. I’m naturally a brunette, however, I have balayage/ombre hair. I wanted to use this to my advantage to create a brunette-to-rose ombre effect.  I knew the likelihood of this product showing up on my brunette hair was minimal, so I wasn’t too neat during application. Keeping the negative reviews to mind, I made sure to use the entire product, providing a thicker application and keeping this on 30 minutes longer than the recommended time. I wanted to give this product the best opportunity to penetrate my hair.

Natural hair balayage ombre bleach lightened ends hair colour pre dye

The Effect

Upon immediate washing, I could see the product had definitely worked. Yes, the colour wasn’t vibrant but it did provide a subtle wash of golden pink colouring. Although minimal, it has given me an insight into what I would look like with rose gold hair without fully committing, which is exactly what I was after. Because of this, I now think I will take the leap to a vibrant rose gold dye in a less temporary state.  But for now, I think this would be a great product for those of you in school who, by school rules, are not allowed to dye hair. It’s a minimal effect that would be difficult to be picked up by teachers (I completely condone bending the rules).

post dye superdrug pick & mix hair colour in rose gold subtle wash of color pink millenial style. curly wavy styled hair.

So, is this product worth the £3 I paid? It entirely depends on what you’re after, and if it’s subtle change you’re looking for, then this is a bargain.  I’m intrigued to see if the silver shade I bought will have the same effect. Make sure to subscribe to be notified of when this post is up!

Have you tried Superdrugs Pick & Mix range? And if you haven’t, do you think this dye is worth it at its price point? I would love to know your thoughts.





  1. September 27, 2017 / 3:22 am

    I love how subtle it is:)

  2. Anonymous
    April 18, 2018 / 10:28 pm

    I tried the lilac and it made my hair silver grey

  3. May 2, 2018 / 8:46 am

    Wow, that’s pretty interesting. We like you blog) Let’s be friends 💕

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