Have you booked in your Christmas haircut yet? It has been difficult this year as I admit I was somebody in the long summer lockdown who hit the home dye. I managed well until we were allowed to see others, albeit in very small groups and social distancing in place, and knew I needed to get my hair in order and ordered some home dyes. It took me a while to pluck up the courage and read many reviews on line and asked people I know their views. Many recommended Garnier for my hair and I decided to go for it and ordered two packs. For any dyes it is important to do a patch skin test 48 hours beforehand first. Even though I have regularly dyed my hair for years this is important to do.
I finally decided on the Garnier Nutrisse Creme Baby Blonde 10.01. There are many different shades and can be purchased from many outlets including Boots and Superdrug. Prices range from around five pounds and there are often offers available to keep your eye out for, such as buy two for £9.00.
The dye is very easy to apply. Wear gloves and protect your clothes before mixing the two bottles, one of bleach powder and one of bleach cream together in the applicator bottle. Shake the bottle well to make sure it is mixed and then using a comb find the parting in your hair. I then applied the dye along the parting line and rubbed in with my gloved hand. Using the tail comb make another section line and fold the hair over the newly applied dye and then apply another line, rub in and the make another parting. Continue this until all that side of the head is covered, fold the hair over and repeat on the other side. Again continue this at the back and then use the last bits of the dye to rub in all over the hair
I then left the dye to do its magic and set a timer for 20 minutes. It was then time to wash out all the dye and use the nourishing hair conditioner. Hair was very soft and it covered all the grey along the parting. It did lift the colour underneath my hair but was a different shade. of blonde, more darker. It certainly looked a lot better overall and gave a lovely shine to my hair and a much needed boost to my confidence.
My hair in February was very short. I think it was the shortest I have had it for a long time. I have done a comparison photograph to show the hair growth in six months.
I have decided to grow my hair again after a few years of being short. I am very fickle with my hair and always looking for a change. Lockdown and not being able to access a hairdresser for six months helped make the decision for me.
As it is difficult to travel during lockdowns and in Winter I have had to change from my fabulous hair dresser ‘The Hair Fairy’ who made my hair look fabulous for a long, long time and attend a local salon. This was scary trying to decide where to go. I took my time to consider and did some research including ease of access, meaning I do not have to travel far, social distancing and hours that suit my day job. Sibley Hair for me ticked all of the right boxes. Situated in the lovely street of Sea View Street Cleethorpes means there is a medium sized car park just behind the shops so okay for parking. It has a late night until 8pm on a Thursday and is relaxed, friendly and welcoming, even during these difficult times. The staff are Wella professionals and expert colour technicians.
Sibley Hair has a Facebook and Instagram account for you to see other wonderful colours and cuts. My hairdresser is called Kiri but everybody working there seems to be at a high standard and I am sure whoever does your hair you will be in very safe hands.
What do you think of the colour? I absolutely love it. Have you tried any home hair dyes and do you have any success or disaster stories you would like to share? I would love to hear from you.
Sparkle Hugs and Glitter Kisses xxx
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