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 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.
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.
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).
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.