Tuesday, 18 December 2012

Crazy Colour Haul: Semi Permanent Hair Colour [Marshmallow | Pinkissimo | Hot Purple | Cyclamen]

This is just a quick post to share the quartet of bright hair dyes I received today, from Soho's Clothing.

Crazy Colour bright hair colouring dye haul and box KatSick
Crazy Colour hair dyes (100ml) retail for £3.99 each on sohos.co.uk, or you can choose to buy four for £12.99
I noticed the site was offering a 20% discount on all orders placed using a special, Christmas checkout code (now void - sorry!), and so I just couldn't resist ordering some!

With £1.95 P&P and the 20% off, I got all four bottles for just £12.34. What a bargain! I used to pay £5.99 per bottle of Crazy Colour at the Brighton Sally's store between 2006-09!

I must say I was incredibly impressed with the super-speedy delivery of this dye haul too - I placed my order at 2pm yesterday, yet it was in my hands at 10am this morning. Incredible!

I have used MANY bright hair dye brands (seriously, I've been colouring my hair wacky colours for over a decade...) and Crazy Colour is - from my experience - by no means the best. It has been a few years since I last used this dye though, and I figure maybe I'll get on with it better this time around...

I'll be sure to let you know!

Anyway, let's have a closer look at each of the colours I bought.


Marshmallow Crazy Colour hair dye colouring Renbow

Crazy Colour recently added three 'pastel shades' to it extensive colour catalogue, of which 'Marshmallow' is one.

As you can see from the picture, this dye has a somewhat purple appearance. When applied to very pale blonde hair however, it apparently produces a very light pink, akin to the mane of beautiful, Pennsylvanian fashion blogger Audrey Kitching.

Audrey Kitching Marshmallow pink hair dye Crazy Colour
Audrey Kitching.
Unless I somehow manage to get my hair near-white (note to self: buy lots of peroxide!), I'm sure this dye won't do much, do to it's comparatively low saturation. I'll certainly have a hoot trying it out though.


Pinkissimo Crazy Colour hair dye colouring Renbow

I used to use 'Pinkissimo' regularly back in the day, and as the snap above indicates, this dye gives a vivid, fuchsia result.

The dye doesn't have the same staying power as bright pinks from Special Effects or Manic Panic (meaning refreshing the colour every 10 days or so is necessary for maintenance) but it is a much cheaper option.


Cyclamen Crazy Colour hair dye colouring Renbow

The picture doesn't make it clear, but this dye is a purple-meets-pink jewel colour (I've used this before also, and it progressively lightens to pink with each wash). It the perfect midway shade between Pinkissimo and the final dye I purchased...

Hot Purple

Hot Purple Crazy Colour hair dye colouring Renbow

I've never used this shade of Crazy Colour, but it looks as if it is exactly the same as Direction's 'Plum' which I've used often in the last year. I am hoping this has a similar staying power, i.e. basically permanent!


Keep an eye out for some results pics as we enter the New Year - I plain to stain my Mum's bathroom (and hopefully, my hair too) over the Christmas break ;]