We all know a girl’s red hair era is not something that can be taken lightly. If you’re going to go red, you’re gonna want to do it right. Schwarzkopf seemed to have read my mind, releasing their new range of striking Got2b hair dyes in all the shades your villain arc could ever ask for, including a certain ‘Lollipop Red’ that caught my eye instantly – just when I was getting a little bored of my initial shade.
I was slightly hesitant about trying a new colour, especially something so bold – also because I feared that my pre-lightened brown hair would not be able to handle the bleach and dye. But I’m glad I pulled through; plus, the packaging makes it so easy to DIY so you won’t even have to leave your home to give off these serious Jean Grey vibes.
Let me show you:
The colour cream is meant to be mixed with the conditioner that comes in the same box, making it easy to spread evenly like a silky mousse. I made this blend and let it sit for a while before prepping the Freshlight Bleach, also by Schwarzkopf.
Since I was aiming for a more understated vibrancy, I decided to let the bleach sit for only 10 minutes.
Lucky for me, I ended up with a slightly copper-y tone, easing my pursuit to full-on red. (Though I was almost tempted to stick with the copper because it was so unique!) I used the bleach like a shampoo, as intended, only avoiding direct contact with my scalp. Of course, I only proceeded to cover all my hair after a pull test on a single lock, and thankfully, it all went smoothly.
After washing and drying, I applied the colour cream from the root to the ends, washed it off 30 minutes later, and let it air-dry.
Here’s the result:
I think the best part about this dye is that you can customise its intensity to your liking. The box itself states that it can give you either a bold or vibrant end result, and I’d say I went for something in between. I may have gone for a more pastel tone if my hair was lighter – but I’ll save that for next time.
If somehow you do end up with a shade you’re not happy with, though, don’t fret because the dye is semi-permanent. It lasted me a good two weeks, with just a hint of red left to linger with my brown hair. I also think this is a great option for people contemplating their red hair era but aren’t exactly ready to just dive in and commit.
The only gripe I had is that I missed the colour once it washed out, and this tempted me to try the other shades – something my scalp and wallet will probably not thank me for.
Have you tried dyes from this range? Feel free to share your before and after pics with us!