This product was extremely easy to use and smelt pleasant. Although my hair is shoulder length I still used two boxes as I felt that one box did not cover much of my towel dried hair. I left the product on for the full time allotment of 15 minutes. When I washed it out my hair felt quite dry so I followed with a colour lock conditioner. I was very disappointed to see there was little to no grey deposited in my hair, only the blondes parts had a slight cool ashy tone. This product did however even out my existing hair colour and take away the slight yellow tone that was present which was a bonus. I think this product is only ideal for those with very light blonde hair as is just did not hold in my blonde.
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SCHWARZKOPF Live Colour Pastel Cool Grey Review
Re-create the latest trend and achieve stunning pastel tones with Schwarzkopf LIVE Colour Pastels by Ultra Brights.
Get the perfect pastel dip-dye, highlights or all over colour. The ready to use formula requires no pre-mixing and works in just 2minutes!
Change your hair colour as often as you like with Schwarzkopf LIVE Colour Pastels by Ultra Brights!
Availability Supermarkets, Farmers, The Warehouse, selected pharmacies
Not too impressive
The colour itself was great but it wasnt consistent as to how it applied on my hair, there was a few patches where it went streaky green/grey. I bleached my hair to white before this so I could give it the best possible opportunity!
The smell isn't awful and chemically like most hair dyed, quite floral.
It lasts as it says it should which is good!
Considering the price and how easy these are to apply I'd definitely consider using them again
I was really excited to receive this as part of the trial team, I've always wanted to have cool grey hair!
The first thing I noticed about the packaging was that the box is nicely designed and would appeal to myself and my age bracket straight off the shelf. Once I opened it, I felt it was oddly cheap with the colour being in a foil sachet as opposed to a dispenser of some kind [e.g. bottle]. Not letting that distract me from the 'soon-to-be' excitement of having silver ombre, I followed the instructions, added 2 boxes to my hair and decided to leave it on for 30 minutes as the blonde in my hair is more of a caramel tone.
It washed out easily... [maybe too easily] and I left my hair to dry naturally, hoping to see some 'silver' develop eventually... but nooo absolutely nothing!
The one thing I couldn't get past during the whole experience was the fact that the product smells foul! Once my hair had shown zero signs of silver I washed my hair with the Schwarzkopf Silver Shampoo to hopefully aid it [and it also smelt 10000x better], but unfortunately, there was no silver ombre here :(
I'm really gutted that this product didn't work for me, I wouldn't recommend this to anyone that has a similar tone of blonde as myself [caramel], and based on the smell alone, I wouldn't repurchase.
Tips: Maybe it would work if you had blonde-blonde/platinum hair?
Not overly impressed.
Where the cool grey took it was awesome!!! But it wasn’t consistent
We bleached my hair quite white so that the grey would hold nicely. It’s a very moody grey.
Applies easy as , on wet hair . I feel the live colours should go on dry hair and the mix to emulsion in the hair. They might grab better on porous hair too?
We left in for nearly an hour , just to really get it to stay. I’ve used these before and they never took however this was the old colours from around 5 years ago. Smells great no chemical yuck fragrance coming off.
Rinses easy , hair isn’t damaged what so ever .
In some parts my hair did turn a green tinge Hahahaha it’s quite funny. But not what I wanted haha. Atleast it came out fast
After two weeks all the grey is gone, so it’s very temporary, fun though! Who doesn’t love grey hair though??
I've used the Schwarzkopf live colours a couple of times now and they always surprise me with how good they actually are colour wise. This grey was definitely no exception however it did only show up on the very light pieces of my hair. All my light highlights looked great and it lasted a long enough time to be worth doing it. Definitely more of a subtle look if you only have highlights but I can imagine that if you had super blonde all over it could look pretty wicked! I do really like how my hair feels after using this, it doesn't dry it out or anything. I think I'd definitely use it again just for a bit of fun.
Tips: Doesn't work on darker blonde so make sure your hair is light enough or you won't see it
I found this temporary colour was too subtle for my liking and there wasn’t any real change. I left it on for 5 mins so potentially may have been more impact if I left it on for longer. In saying that it did leave a nice icy tone which I liked. The product itself was dark in colour but didn’t stain my skin or hair line. It left my hair feeling nice afterwards but I followed the instructions which suggested no conditioner needed, however my hair felt a bit dry.
Tips: Conditioner needed after treatment
I'm in two minds about this hair dye. On the one hand, like other colours I've used in the range, it's not a strong colour and doesn't tend to show up as well as I would like. On the other hand, the price. When you spend $9 on hair dye, you shouldn't expect it to be as vibrant or lasting as a very expensive trip to the hairdresser!
Something really great about this dye is how easy it was to use - only one sachet to open and apply. If you are able to shampoo your own hair, you are able to dye your hair with this product.
I left the product for the longest recommended time - 15 minutes - before washing out. Previous to putting this through my hair I had experienced a fairly dismal attempt at bleaching out my dark blonde hair, resulting in some fairly orange colouring. The good news is this almost entirely covered the odd shades, with only the most extreme orange spots not being covered - but being changed to a far more palatable blonde shade, which is good enough. This, in and of itself, is a big plus in my books, meaning if I am brave enough to try another home dye job I'll keep this product in mind to fix up any mess!
As for the shade, it came out a bit lighter than I would have liked, though that is probably a reflection on my hair not being the pale ashy blonde that would be ideal for showing this colour.
All in all, I didn't get the amazing shade shown on the front of the package, but then again it also costs less than a tenner to buy, and I am really enjoying the colour. So yes, I will buy this again and if you like to play with odd colours without breaking the back, I suggest you do too!
Tips: Will disguise orangey shades in bad home bleach jobs, yay!
I really wanted this to work. It's not often you see grey hair dye on the shelf of a supermarket. It's affordable and in a singular one-use packet, but that's about it as far as pros. The packet you get is extremely tiny. Unless you have a pixie cut, you'll need at least two. I have chin-length hair and two was just enough. The product was gloopy like conditioner. It had a nice smell that wasn't too 'chemical' but this is an indication of how weak it is. It just seems to tint the hair rather than colour it. I might as well have put mud in my hair for all the tinting it did. I bleached my ends until it was a pale blonde but this product TURNED MY HAIR GREEN. I wished I'd come on here to read reviews before hand.
Tips: Only use this if you have white blonde hair.
I wanted to love this product. I have tried other colours in this range with great results, however this one was the first colour I tried that did nit deliver.
My hair has fairly light with a mix of bleached and golden blonde highlights. But even with my blonde hair I found the colour did not work well. My hair certainly looked nothing like the colour indicated on the box. After trying the product I believe that the colour on the box would only be achievable (possibly) if your hair is already extremely light. Instead my result was a slightly uneven dark dirty grey colour which was certainly not the look I was going for.
Unless improvements are made with this colour formula, I certainly won't be using again. Such a shame when I know that other colours in the range are great. But this one lets the team down unfortunately.
Tips: The lighter your hair the better in order to see positive results. Golden or darker blonde hair will generally result in a darker grey colour than what is displayed on the box.
I've slowly lightened my hair over the last year and a half with the one goal in mind and that was to achieve the coveted pastel grey hue that we all love so much.
When I received the product I instantly fell in love with the image on the box and wanted to do this immediately. While mine did not turn out the same as the box I still really loved the result I only wish we had the option of something more permanents as this behaves in a similar way to a salon toner would. The instructions on the box a really easy to follow, when I first looked at them I thought I had to be missing something. the product itself is really easy to deal with and spreads nice and evenly however the packed that comes in the box is small so I recommend a minimum of two packs especially if you have thick hair like me to help achieve a nice even coverage. Because of the size of the pack I opted to do the top section of my hair and ensure a good coverage rather then try and stretch it over my whole head. I recommend you make sure your hair is as light as possible but not to dry as some of the parts where my hair was a little dry I don't feel the colour grabbed as well. My hair was almost platinum blonde with a small amount of golden tone in a couple of areas. The colour I achieved was definatelly grey however it was not as intense as the colour on the box. I did a strand test after the recommended development time however felt the colour had not really grabbed so did leave it on for a extra 15 minutes. The product does not smell bad so it was not unpleasant doing so. When applying the colour the gloves that were included were quite cumbersome and one finger did spring a leak so if you have better qulity gloves I would use them.
The only thing that has disappointed me with this product is the rate in which the colour has washed out. I have washed my hair twicw since the application and each time used colour last shampoo however I feel the colour is probably only 50% of what it was.
I would still use the product again though as was gentle on my hair and got lots of compliments
Tips: if you have thick hair you will need at least 2 packs make sure your hair is in good condition you need to be very blonde to get good results if you have your own gloves use these as the ones supplied are not the best fit avoid getting the dye on you skin as I had trouble getting it off