REVIEW: Maria Nila Violet & Azure Hair Dyes!

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?




  1. June 17, 2015 / 9:38 am

    I love the look of these 🙂 your pink hair looks awesome! xx

  2. June 17, 2015 / 9:42 am

    I would dip dye my hair! Very tempted after this post..

    ROOM TOUR 2015

  3. June 17, 2015 / 9:49 am

    These look incredible, I've been thinking off adding a tint to mine as I've grown out a lot of the bleach now and blue would be amazing!

    Lauren x
    Britton Loves | Lifestyle Food Beauty

  4. June 17, 2015 / 10:14 am

    Can you show us the ingredient list please? I'm dying (no pun intended) to try this out but I want to make sure it's really safe first 🙂 Thanks!

  5. June 17, 2015 / 10:29 am

    Lovely post, your hair looks super cool!!
    I've dip-dyed my hair twice! I loved it, although I didn't go for a bright colour, just a brown/caramel look…

  6. June 17, 2015 / 11:20 am

    Ohh wow this looks so pretty!! I'll definitely be checking this brand out <3 ♥

  7. June 17, 2015 / 12:37 pm

    These sound great and packaging is beautiful! // x

  8. June 17, 2015 / 12:44 pm

    I love using the Bleach London colours, but they just don't last long enough, so I'm definitely going to try these!

    Sara – She Who Is Short

  9. June 17, 2015 / 4:27 pm

    Your hair looks fab! I have always wanted to dip dye my hair but I have to let it grow first. But I don't think I have the patience.


  10. June 17, 2015 / 10:05 pm

    Going to purchase the blue one tomorrow, you've made me so excited!

  11. June 18, 2015 / 12:29 am

    These are so cute, i would so do this if my hair wasnt dark brown haha =]

  12. June 19, 2015 / 2:31 am

    That pump bottle idea is the best thing I've seen. I create a huge mess when trying to dye my hair hah!

  13. Theresa
    June 25, 2015 / 9:32 pm

    Can you use on dark/very dark hair????!!!! xxxx

    • November 20, 2015 / 2:33 am

      sadly on anything darker that a mid brunette it won't really show up especially the pinks and blues.. it could work like henna though and give you a sheen of blue, red etc but I am not sure it is worth the money to try out.. I suggest bleachIng beforehand

  14. June 30, 2015 / 6:50 pm

    Looks amazing!!

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