Wednesday, 2 November 2011

The many faces of me

...Or the many hairstyles / colours / lengths I should say. I get very bored of my hair very quickly. I'd barely get used to one style when I'm hankering to chop it all off or dye the ends silver or backcomb the hell out of it. My favourite tool at the moment is the BaByliss big hair brush which, though it doesn't quite give me the volume it promises (quite possibly because my hair is so thin) it definitely makes it sleeker and shinier than I could manage to keep it just drying it manually.

With this experimental streak in mind, I'm always up for trying new colours and products. I was approached to try Indola's new colour mousse, and the lure of a temporary transformation pretty much swung me straight away. After a mini consultation about what colour would work best on my hair, I had a go with the red colour at the ends.


Now I'm not one for time-consuming high-maintenance products, so this for me couldn't be better. All you do is squirt an "orange-amount" on your hands - preferably wearing gloves, I made that mistake - work through towel damp hair then style as normal. 

The Verdict: It's definitely a subtle effect, you can see the difference between my roots and the ends especially on these snaps. I'm pretty mousey naturally, and I've got a natural reddish tint to my hair which absorbs warmer colours well. As a temporary colour, it's more grown-up than the standard spray in colour which can often look synthetic or plastic-y, and it looked really natural on me and worked well with my base colour to give it a bit of a boost. I've gone bright red before (scroll down) and it is SUCH a mission to maintain, so using this every once in a while would be a nice change. And it's a hell of a lot cheaper to try out a future colour this way than spending a fortune in a salon without really knowing what it's going to turn out like. I think this would probably be more dramatic on lighter, undyed hair, even blondes, and after washing it out there's no residue which is a bonus! Desperate to try the Anthracite shade, something a bit gothic appeals to the inner angst in me obviously :)

What do you reckon guys? At first, though the product was lovely to apply and really nice and light when on, but it was so subtle I was convinced it hadn't worked. But in different lights the tones come out really well, so worth at shot definitely.

I thought this might be an amusing opportunity to show you a few hairstyles of the past. I've not had a bad cut in a while (I won't go into detail for why I shall NEVER go to Essensuals ever again...) and whenever I see these snaps of me with a crop it always makes me yearn for a shaved neck again..... xox


Thank you to Lisa for getting in touch! I was sent this product to review but, with such reviews I will always be honest about how I found them. If you do have any questions, about this product or my ethos on reviews in general, get in touch! :)

17 comments:

  1. The bottom left photo is fantastic. How temporary is "temporary"? I used a semi for Hallowe'en to dye my hair black and it's slowly returning to how it was before... xxx

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  2. I think short hair really suited you! I also gone through a range of cuts and styles, although the furthest I've gone colour wise is to dye my hair plum colour! I like this subtle effect. xx

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  3. your so lucky so many styles suit you honey!! myself with short hair is just blerk haha

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  4. That's a really easy and super quick way of changing your hair. I can definitely see the difference in your ends so it sure works.

    I keep thinking about dying the blonde ends of my hair a colour but I'm not sure if my job would appreciate it! x

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  5. i love the pics, its great to see your different hairstyles, i always get bored with mine... i am currently growing out a very short crop, i am running out of patience though :S

    www.missmathful.blogspot.com

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  6. You look fabulous with a crop :) actually it seems every hairstyle looks good on you xx

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  7. Ohh thanks for this! Might need to get my hands on some of that mousse, I get so bored with my hair so quickly too, but I'v been growing it for ages & I'm too scared to chop it off, so this could be a perfect changing solution! You're pics are lovely, you're so lucky so many styles suit you! Following xx

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  8. I genuinely think you could pull almost all hair styles off!!
    I wish I had the guts, my long locks are my comfort and I have the worst habit of playing with the ends when I'm nervous... need to stop doing this!!

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  9. Ahh no fair, you seem to suit any hairstyles!! xx

    http://www.rafflesbizarre.blogspot.com

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  10. Your hair looks gorgeous, I adore the subtle red on the end <3
    http://cupcakesandtreacle.blogspot.com/

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  11. I think short hair looks really good on you! :)
    xxx
    S
    http://s-fashion-avenue.blogspot.com

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  12. Your hair looks great!
    You've got one of those faces that suits any hair style/colour! x

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  13. Nice and subtle, love your super short hair!

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  14. In these picures I can notice the colour but it's quite subtle which is nice, it hasn't ended up in a really obvious line and is sort of an obre'y red if that exists? Ah well I'm trying to say in a long winded way it looks lovely!
    Your hair montage at the bottom is fab aswell, I've always been obsessed with styling my hair (which has resulted in breakage and non growth) so love seeing how others have done theirs over the years. Love your hair on the bottom keft picture, the swooping fringe really suits you!
    oh dear this is getting a bit rambly. I'll go now!

    xx

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  15. Ooo I really like how this turned out, I think sometimes subtle changes of tones to your hair colour can work really well!

    L x

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  16. love the bottom middle photo x

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  17. The short hair really suited you! Obvs I like the current style too :)

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