Monday, 16 February 2015

Bleach London: Total Bleach Review

Bleach London Total Bleach
Bleach London Total Bleach
Bleach London Total Bleach Reincarnation Mask

I'm so lazy when it comes to bleaching my roots, I just can't be bothered as it takes forever. I like to embrace the look of dark roots but my hair grows so fast that I was starting to look like I had ombre hair. I usually use Schwartzkopf Live XXL Absolute Platinum but I noticed that Boots had three for two on Bleach London products. I picked up two boxes of Total Bleach and a box of White Toner and hoped for the best.

I was a little apprehensive as I didn't know how my hair would react to another brand but I still have my hair so all went well. The box contained two packs of bleach powder, a bottle of developer, a mixing bowl, a brush, a pair of gloves and a reincarnation hair mask. The instructions stated to mix the two bleach powders with the developer and to apply it onto my roots avoiding any previously bleached hair. Once applied, you leave it for 40 minutes and rinse.

Application:
The fact that this was in a bowl made it so much easier to apply the bleach compared to applying it from a bottle. I found the bleach itself was a lot thicker than Live XXL which meant it was less messy plus I didn't need as much. It was much quicker using this for some reason which saved me a bad back later on. I usually have to buy two boxes of bleach as my hair is quite thick but one box of Total Bleach covered my roots perfectly meaning I've saved money as I now have a spare box! Each box retails at £7 but apparently they regularly have three for two offers on Bleach London in Boots.

Results:
I was advised years ago to heat up my roots with a hairdryer to speed up the developing time. I've never been keen on the idea but it was the only way to ensure my roots weren't all orange. I decided to do a tester with Total Bleach and not hair dry my roots to see how light it would go on its own. I was able to have a cup of tea and watch Coronation Street instead of hunching over with a hair dryer for 40 minutes so that definitely put it in my good books. I washed it off after 40 minutes and I was shocked to find my roots were brighter than my already bleached hair? I'm completely blown away at how well it handled my dark roots. I do have some pale yellow/slightly orange patches but nowhere near as bad or as much as usual. I have the Bleach London White Toner to apply anyways so I'll do a blog post after I've applied it tonight.

Reincarnation Mask:
I know you can buy this separately so I thought that I'd mention my thoughts on the mask that was included. Usually in my old bleach kit you would get a small tube to apply to your hair after you've bleached it but there was only enough for one application and it wasn't amazing. Bleach London actually give you a tube that you can get two or three uses out of it maybe even more if you have shorter hair. The quality of it is pretty remarkable. My hair felt beautiful after I had washed it and it didn't feel stiff from the bleach or damaged at all. I probably would buy the mask separately if I hadn't already gotten three tubes of it in all the boxes I bought.

Overall, I'm so pleased that I gave this a shot. I've definitely been converted to Bleach London. I'm now really tempted to try their wash out dyes. Have you tried any Bleach London products? If you've used any of their wash out products let me know how it went!

I've also reviewed Bleach London's White Toner. If you're interested I'll leave a link here.

25 comments:

  1. I've always bleached my hair, but I'm too scared to do it myself, which is a shame because I could be saving myself a fortune! I've turned it some horrible shades of yellowy ginger when I was younger work home kits which has scarred me for life! These sound great though :)

    Lucy x
    Yellowicing.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. Haha I've definitely been there! Once I'd gotten my full head the same shade the roots weren't too bad to do myself. I'd recommend this if you wanted to do it at home as its so easy. I always have a bottle of toner at hand incase there's any mistakes haha

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  2. im blonde but ive always fancied bleaching it but been too scared! maybe in the summer ill purchase this kit! x

    www.beautybeavenue.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. Test a bit of hair underneath if you're worried about it but if your hair is already blonde I reckon it'll be fine. It's the best bleach I've tried :)

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  3. I don't bleach my hair but I read your review in case I do! So detailed! Thank you <3
    Dora
    http://www.thebangsbang.blogspot.com

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  4. I don't bleach my hair but I read your review in case I do! So detailed! Thank you <3
    Dora
    http://www.thebangsbang.blogspot.com

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  5. I don't bleach my hair but I read your review in case I do! Thank you <3

    Dora
    http://www.thebangsbang.blogspot.com

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    1. Aw thanks Diana! I'll check it out :)

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  8. This looks so good and I love the reincarnation mask, I would so try this if I hadn't put myself on a bleaching ban! My hair is in need of TLC and growth for a little while, gonna try the natural ombre thing! :)

    allthatshimmers.co.uk xo

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    1. The mask is amazing, I've been leaving it on for an hour before washing it off and my hair feels so soft. I'd love to have ombré hair but I'm scared to mess around with it haha

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  9. I havent dyed my own hair in ages and I am scared too to do it again. But this sounds a really good dye x

    han // emandhan xo

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    1. I really liked it, I'm too scared of the hairdressers to even get it cut haha. At least I can blame myself if it goes wrong but for £7 it isn't too bad at all!

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  10. I use the Bleach London Crayons and wash out dyes they are AMAZING!!! And they actualy do wash out on the next wash so its never a commited relationship bewteen you and your new crazy colour! ;) ...I usually do it for the weekend then have my normal (ash, silver...greyish) hair for work again! You defo should try the Crayons I love them! I have often applied it whilst rushing on the train to wherever my destination is that weekend and it last until the next wash...once applied just smudge it in with your fingers to give it a better look! My fav is bruised violet and on my grey hair it makes it look so pretty but cool with just a few random hoghlights to frame my face.. Totally recommend it!

    Helena x

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    1. Thanks for letting me know about the colours. I've been wanting to try them for ages but was worried that they'd stain. I think I'm going to try the washed out orange one! I can't wait to see how it turns out!

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  11. Sophie,

    How would you go recommending this for a Beard.
    I was looking to go White for Christmas.. . ??

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    1. It's quite a powerful bleach so I'm not sure If it's suitable for the face. I just had a look and someone recommended trying a product from Sally Hansen as she does facial bleaching products that are suitable for the skin. If not, you could always patch test this on your beard to see how it takes. I hope that helps!

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  12. I bleached my hair with this myself for the first time in November and I was really pleased, but even with toner it's still a little more yellow than white at the ends - I'm about to do the roots again but do you have any advice for going completely white?? Should I get the roots to the same tone then do the whole head again? - Thanks!

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    1. do you think this would work on blue/green hair. I'm trying to correct it

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  13. Hi im going to use the bleach and toner this wednesday should i use the mask inbetween or after ive rinsed the toner off

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  14. Would you recommend this to someone bleaching their dark hair for the first time? Does it come with good instructions and stuff? Thankyou xx

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    1. Yeah it was the best bleach I'd tried. If you're going from dark to blonde be prepared for some orange tones though so make sure you have a purple or blue toner to cancel it out. The instructions were fine. I'd get someone to help just incase x

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