Schwarzkopf Live Ultra Bright Hair Dye | Review

Hello everybody!
Today, we’ll be doing a review on Schwarzkopf’s Live Ultra Bright Hair Dye
, but mainly the colour Shocking Pink!

Bright pink is a colour I’ve always wanted to try, but never actually thought I’d do, and now I have it, I’m in love!
Pink Hair

But when it comes to dying hair, there are some things which you might not expect to happen.

I’ve dyed my hair for many years. I’ve had it done at the hairdressers and I’ve done the box dyes. I’d definitely say when it comes to dying hair, I’m no beginner.

When I first saw this dye, I had the intentions to purchase a pink dye from an online store, but seeing the price and the colour – plus I was there to get the lightener anyway, so it seemed easier – I decided to go with that one instead.
Looking at the back of the box, it seemed one would be enough for my hair – there were no indications of needing extras – and I figured it’d be worth trying for the colour.


Hairdye Flat Lay
Image taken from @survivingmillennial on Instagram

The Dye
This hair dye may as well be paste. Toothpaste is thinner than this dye. Not only that but just how thick it is makes it even harder to apply to your hair.

In the end, we used three boxes, and an old foundation brush to just spread it across my hair.

The instructions state that you apply the dye and leave it to develop for 30-40 minutes. It took myself and my partner over four and a half hours to get my head covered. Bear in mind, when I usually dye my hair – hell, when I used the lightener a few days before – it takes me around an hour (but no more) to fully apply it and then leave it to develop.

I’ve never been so fed up in my entire life waiting for this dye to actually get on my head. I could’ve mixed it with the conditioner, but in doing so I’d get a much lighter pastel colour which I in no way wanted. If it wasn’t going to be bold, I wasn’t going to do it.

Rinsing the dye out was easy, so was the conditioner application, and I did get a stunning colour in the end. But there’s no way in hell I’m putting myself through the agro of that dye again if I keep the pink, I’m finding a similar colour from elsewhere.

It just isn’t worth it. Not to mention, in the end, it cost more than the original dye I was planning on buying.

I hope you’ve enjoyed this short little review, what do you think of the colour? And if you could choose any colour for your hair, what would it be?

Until next time,
Surviving Millennial!

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