I've had my dip-dye locks for over 3 months now but not yet discussed what I use to create the look! I've really loved experimenting with coloured dyes and I've tested out a lot now (full review/round up soon) but today I wanted to talk about the most recent discovery I've made!
Maria Nila is a Swedish range that has just launched in the UK and their philosophy is about producing the best possible products without compromising the hair's health or the environment.
As well as their 5 main hair care ranges, from Pure Volume to Structure Repair, they also have a range of 'Colour Refresh' hair masques which include colour pigments that tint the hair whilst conditions.
There are SO many things I love about this product; the fact it's a hair masque which nourishes instead of strips your hair, the pump style bottle which makes application less messy, the shade range is fantastic - as well as bright tones they also have silver, cocoa, sand and blonde shades so there is something for everyone.
Another thing - it takes 3 minutes to work (that's if you want a light pastel shade). To get the intense colour above I left it on for 20 minutes (way more than the recommended time) but because I like to start with a vibrant colour & let it fade down to a pastel. It's been 3 weeks since I used this and it's actually faded right down to a mint blue shade which I really love (you can kinda see in this Instagram pic).
I really recommend these dyes and can't wait to try out the blue one. I'm also eyeing up the Pink Pop shade and the White Mix to experiment with more pastel-toned mermaid hair! The range is currently only available in Sallys stores in the UK for £16.99 (link here) but I'm hoping they'll pop onto the highstreet soon!
Would you ever dip-dye your hair?