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Saturday 29 October 2016

Colour Freedom Misty grey: review and before and after

Colour Freedom Misty grey: review and before and after

I've had my hair whitish silver on and off for a few months now, and I love it, but I wanted to try a bit of a darker grey for winter.

I couldn't find that many reviews of grey dyes from brands I already know, so I decided to take the plunge and try out Colour freedom. It's quite a new brand, so there are only a few reviews of it around, but there were a couple of really good reviews for the silver blonde (which is a permanent toner), which gave me the confidence to take the plunge and buy Misty Grey. This one is semi permanent as I didn't want to stain my hair.

I've seen it on offer a few times recently, but in the end I bought it full price for £6.99 from Superdrug. In the box was the standard gloves, instructions and tube of colour. They boast of the product being "extra large" but it's 150ml- same as Bleach London (£7). You do get more product than crazy colour (100ml) and directions(88ml) though.
Colour Freedom Misty grey

I started with a bleached silvery/white hair, which would supposedly be ideal. Application was simple enough- it's one tube of product so you don't have to mix anything, just squeeze the product out on to your hair and massage it through the roots (back of the head first) to the tips. It's supposed to be enough for a few applications but I used almost all of it and my hair isn't particularly long or thick.

I also hate the smell, but it's not chemical-y or anything, it just reminds me of baby wipes.

How does it look?
The colour in the tube was pretty purpley blue, which made me slightly worried it would stain my hair. I left it in for 25 minutes, which is more than the 15 recommended for 'subtle results' but less than the full 30 minute limit. My wet hair in the shower looked actually blue, and I was panicking so much when I was washing the dye out. When it was dry, however, it looked exactly the same whitish-silver to usual... only with a slight blueish tint in some lights. My hair feels quite soft after using it though, which is good.

So this is the result:
Colour Freedom Misty grey

Colour Freedom Misty grey

Misty grey

It's really pretty...but it also looks exactly the same as my colour before:
Silver hair

silver grey hair

How well did it take to my hair: 
It might have taken to my hair, but I definitely didn't see much of a change. It definitely didn't do much to my blonde-ish roots or my ends, but considering my ends are so processed, I wasn't expecting much to happen there. Maybe you'd see more of a difference if you had platinum blonde hair, but considering it didn't really take to my blonder roots, I don't know.

Misty Grey result

Misty Grey result

Fade time:
Sadly I can't really say about fade time because it didn't really look different to usual, but it's non permanent and supposed to last 6-10 washes. It's so light that I doubt it would last that long though.

Overall: I'm not really impressed, sorry ^^;  My hair looks a nice silvery grey, but it looks almost exactly the same as before I used this and nowhere near as dark as the swatches would lead you to believe.  One complaint I have is that on the website and on the box, the swatches were obviously computer generated- and this made me think the colour would come out darker than it did. The fake swatches make me feel a bit like I've been mis-sold. I think you'd be able to get a darker grey using one of their permanent colours, but I am not about to settle down to just one colour, so I'll give them a miss.

Would I repurchase? considering I could have the same result by just leaving my silver shampoo on a little longer than usual, I don't think I'd bother with this again. Next time I might try a real silver toner- I might use the permanent silver grey from Colour Freedom- as Emily from A Fickle Fox seemed to get on well with it, and apparently it does fade out. Or maybe I'll try a different brand like Wella or Schwarzkopf.. If I do, I'll be sure to blog about it :)

TL:DR If you've already got whitish silver hair, I don't think this product is worth getting.

Have you guys tried colour freedom? If so, what did you think? Do you have any recommendations for a semi permanent darker grey dye or toner?

-Amy xoxo

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