Poundland Hairdye Review- Hit or Miss.

Poundland are giants in the world of bargains. Most items cost only £1, and you can buy pretty much anything you need from the store. Everything from shower gels and perfumes to books and garden supplies. We’ve decided to do a complete test on one product that’s intrigued us for months, maybe even years. £1 permanent hair dye. 

I selected the dark brown shade from the brand Pro Colour Plus, and brought two packs. I naturally have straight light blonde hair, but I have been dying it various colours for around 6 years. I have had so many colours from pink, blue, grey, green, black, blonde with red etc. Surprisingly my hair isn’t in the worst condition ever. At the start of this test I had medium brown hair with blonde highlights and a blonde underneath. My hair is quite long.

Preparation

The kit comes with a developer, a colour creme, a conditioner, gloves and instructions. It’s simple to create the dye. You just squeeze the colour cream tube into the bottle of developer, screw the lid on and shake away. I prepped my skin to avoid stains and burns by applying Vaseline along my hair line on my ears and neck.

Application

The first thing I noticed is that one bottle would definitely not be enough for my whole head so I dd use both. The application was extremely easy. Just apply the mixture all over starting on my roots and any blonde bits. I then applied the dye to everywhere else. With the two bottles I was able to cover my whole head thickly. There was not one strand left unloved, When I did get the mix on my skin (it fell on my boob, and I am left with a brown little circle stain) there was no burning. There was a strong smell, which if your sensitive to strong smells this may be an issue. I left for the recommended 30 mins which is around average for home dyes.

Wash Out 

The one step with this kit that’s a little different and a bit confusing is that  you have to wet your hair a little, massage then rinse. If I use this dye again I am not sure I’ll remember this step. Anyway, after that I rinsed until the water ran clear as stated. I found my shower looked like a swamp, but I am a Shrek fan, so that wasn’t an issue, plus after a few seconds that went down the plug. I then applied the conditioner. Even with two sachets I didn’t have quite enough and so I had to apply some of my standard conditioner too. I left for 10 mins and then rinsed. The conditioner wasn’t strongly scented enough for my taste, as I love box dyes that have that salon scent conditioner. I usually leave my hair to dry naturally, however I did hair dry my hair this time.

The results.

My hair was all covered and almost the exact shade shown on the box. The thing I was most impressed with is my hairs condition. My hair felt so sleek and smooth. It shone in a natural way, and even a few days later there feels like zero damage to my hair.

Pro’s of Poundland Hair Dye.

This dyes affordable. I got great results within half hour development time. The natural results gave me 100% coverage. Oh and it looks awesome.

Cons. 

The kit doesn’t contain the greatest amounts of product, less then other leading brands. Strong and slightly irritating dye scent. The conditioner doesn’t have much of a sent.

Final thoughts. 

I am pretty much in love with the results of the Poundland hair dye. I’ll defiantly save myself money and repurchase this dye again.

 

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