Bleach london dip dye review – Can a £7 DIY dye job really be any good?

About a month ago I went to the hairdresser wanting a copper/red-ish dip dye but ended up leaving with my hair dyed a copper-ish brown colour. Nice, but not what I was after.

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The ‘before’ – pretty boring

So, this Friday I decided to do something impulsive and dye my own hair. My girlfriend was skeptical to say the least, but I ignored her doubts and decided to do a DIY dip dye. After a little bit of research, I settled on the Bleach London dip dye kit.

The £7 Bleach London dip dye kit
The £7 Bleach London dip dye kit

The kit, which cost me £7 from Boots, came with bleach, blending lotion (to make sure you don’t get any harsh lines), a deep conditioning treatment for afterward and gloves and a brush to make the application easier.

The whole process was super easy – you just rub the blending lotion into your hair where you want the blonde bits to start, then just mix up the bleach and brush it onto the ends. I had to recruit my girlfriend to help me do the back, but other than that it couldn’t have been more simple. You just apply it and wait.

The waiting game
The waiting game

The instructions say to allow between 15-45 minutes developing time. I left it for about 35 minutes then chickened out as the bleach seemed to be working pretty well.

So, without further ado here’s how it turned out.

And the 'after' - what do you think?
And the ‘after’ – what do you think?

I’m pretty pleased with the result of the Bleach London Dip Dye. As my hair had some copper dye on it already, the bleach didn’t lighten my hair as much as I had expected, but I actually really like it. If I was to do it again, I would leave the dye on for the full 45 minutes.

Everything looks better with red lipstick
Everything looks better with red lipstick

Overall, I’m impressed with the Bleach London dip dye kit – it’s a simple, easy way to make a reasonably drastic change.

So would you be brave enough to give it a go?

If you tried the Bleach London Dip Dye Kit I’d love for you to leave me a comment and let me know how it turned out!


Bleach London Dip Dye Review - One Complete Life
Bleach London Dip Dye Review – One Complete Life


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