Thursday, 1 December 2011

Colour Xtreme Hair Art Review & Photographs!

After absolutely falling in love with my baby pink & green hair extensions and how mermaid like they made my hair (in this post), I began searching for more products that could produce the same outcome, but that were a little more affordable.  Queue Colour Xtreme Hair Art sprays.  I was sent an email asking if I would like to try some and I said yes, it was just what I was looking for… but now I honestly wish I hadn’t!

As you might be able to tell looking at the photographs below, these photographs were taken before my hair cut and before my change of hair colour, read on for more details!

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These coloured sprays are really easy (but messy) to use.  You use it just like a hair spray, but you can select certain strands in your hair to spray for streaks of gorgeous colour.  I decided to build up my hair colour by colour to create ‘My Little Pony’ hair.

I selected small strands of my hair, popped a piece of paper behind it so my other hair was protected from the colour, and sprayed all over.

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Now, I’ve got to admit, the end result looks pretty amazing and I adore the look it left my bleached locks with.  I went out quite a few times with this look and all of my friends and work mates loved it, although I’ll admit my spraying was shoddy and I was left with quite a few uneven patches of colour in my hair – it’s not noticeable in the photographs above though.

The colour is really easy to wash out in the shower with lots of shampoo (two rinses) and warm water.  My hair wasn’t left tinted at all after I had washed it out which is good.

Then I became a bit obsessed with pink dip dye ends and decided to spray just the pink spray on to the ends of my hair, which looked fun (not great) and I’m sure you can tell from the photographs below that my hair was beginning to look quite dry at the ends.  When worn in a pony tail I looked like a troll (remember those?), which was hilarious.

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I washed this out the next morning and a few days later I noticed that the ends of my hair were completely frazzled and horrid looking.  For some reason half of my hair was okay, but the other half was completely dead, dry and rough, it looked and felt like straw and it stood out like a sore thumb against my clothing.  I went ahead and got a hair cut a few days later and said goodbye to my 27 inch hair.

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Now one of the main ingredients in this hair colorant is alcohol, which explains a lot and is obviously the reason that my hair died.  On the can it does say that if you have bleached your hair, you shouldn’t use this product.  Obviously it was my fault that my hair ended up like this, but I would have thought that because someone who knew the product well (and knew I had bleach blonde hair) recommended it to me, then it should be okay. 

I think these products are so much fun and look really pretty in blonde hair but I definitely won’t be purchasing or using any again.  I haven’t tried it on brunette hair so I’m not sure how well the colour will show and I’m hoping that the damage wouldn’t happen to darker hair colours, but I’m not risking it again!  These cans are available in Boots for around £4 in a variety of colours.

Have you ever used a hair colorant spray?  Has a product ever ruined your hair before?

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(Please note that I was sent these products as PR samples but this does not affect my review or opinion!)

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27 comments:

  1. All colour jobs make them weak:( So I have to stay in my own colour which is definitely not my choice:(

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  2. I wish my hair was lighter so I could use the pink. Does it make your hair go straw like because its a spray? x

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  3. Wow - that's scary! I can't believe it did that to your hair. I have dark brown hair and I don't colour it, but after seeing what it did to your hair, I'm not going to risk it with mine. There have to be safer options to get the dip dyed look...

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  4. Wow I love all those 3 together they look beautiful! I've tried some spray on colours before, they're so clever :). The only thing ever to ruin my hair was a bit of a disaster with bleach! X

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  5. It look amazing, but OMG how ur ends looked like after :S Seems yes, its not good for ur hair :S

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  6. They look beautiful i your hair, but i just cannot believe the aweful damage that it has done to your hard earned tresses, it makes me want to cry for you lol xx :o)

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  7. I wish there was a way to colour hair without damaging it :( Especially dark hair... I've been wanting to ombre dip dye my hair but I don't want to fry my ends :(


    Frances x
    http://francescassandra.blogspot.com
    Twitter: Francesss__

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  8. I was thinking about getting a pink spray to have a go at dip-dying my hair for a day for fun, but I'm not sure now after seeing how dry it makes your hair! Don't know if it would show up in my hair anyway..

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  9. They look amazing in your hair, but it's a shame it left your hair so dry! I'm going to get some of those clip in extensions, they look really cool in your other post!

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  10. I've used the sprays before, and whilst it left my hair feeling dry it wasn't anything that a deep conditioning treatment couldn't fix. I had bleach highlights at the time and did my whole hair. I definitely wouldn't use it on a regular basis though.
    Love the my little pony hair on you. :)
    xx

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  11. I've used them before, and it did the exact same thing to my bleached blonde hair. I wish I hasn't wasted my money XD

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  12. Thank you for sacrificing your ends for our sake - that company needs to reformulate!!!

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  13. wow!!
    love this colours!

    http://creepyvanityfair.blogspot.com/

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  14. I still think your hair looks gorgeous! That bit of pink is amazing :)

    Aya ♥ Strawberry Koi

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  15. Ooo I am testing these at the moment and have dark brown hair. So far it hasnt done this to my hair, but it wasnt dyed to begin with. Will be posting about how I get on :) (and treating mine to a deppe condition afterwards! x

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  16. Aw, your poor hair! I've not had a product kill my hair, but Simple's facewipes did a good job at murdering my face a couple of weeks back! x

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  17. The colors are very pretty.

    http://savgrace.blogspot.com/

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  18. Aww that is such a shame about your hair!!!! :-( Especially when it looked so great!!

    Your comment about the troll made me laugh. Good idea for a fancy dress party though :-P

    http://lovelettersandsnippets.blogspot.com/

    xxxx

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  19. Just discovered your blog, I love it! I feel so bad for your poor hair and can totally sympathise, I've just forked out for a nanokeratin treatment to try and fix my frazzled ends, but nothing really sorts it out like a good cut. Love your new cut and colour, suits you perfectly!
    Chloe x
    www.thebeautyatlas.com

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  20. This looks amazing! Do you think it damaged it more because they were extensions??
    I really want to do my hair like this but scared now ive read this!!

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  21. Really dry ends(( do you use something for nourishing them? you can see at my blog how to make your own hair-spray, its really helpful, try it.
    http://aidanagribb.blogspot.com/2011/12/how-to-make-your-own-non-chemical-hair.html

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  22. Thank you so much for posting the tutorials and for the information about the products you use! I have always had a problem "bumping" my hair beause it's very fine, and I can't wait to try out some of the products that you mentioned! You're making me excited about my hair again, keep up the great work :)

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  23. im a brunette and i used the red spray and it worked so well! the colour wasn't dull and it was really bright! when i washed it out it was fine though I'm sorry about what happened to your hair ):

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  24. I think your hair looks amazing after using this product.

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  25. The pastel colours looked great for a spray. It's a shame they dried your hair out, perhaps you just over used them for a period of time and maybe they'd be ok for one night only! I like to experiment with my hair. Have you ever used Renbow- Cray Color? check out my post:
    http://secondblonde.wordpress.com/2012/07/25/shes-a-rainbow-4/

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  26. I used Purple and Blue on my dark hair and it was ok... Doesnt wash out good tho

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  27. Great post. I just located your blog and wished to let you know that I have certainly loved reading your blogs. At any rate I’m going to be subscribing to your feed and I really hope you are writing again soon.

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