Bleach London Washed Up Mermaid review

Bleach London Washed Up Mermaid review

It could be the new decade, it could be the effects of dry January, it could be my response to a really gutting ghosting but I’ve decided to go against everything I’ve said for the past 18 months and attempt another blue hair dye.

The Bleach London black Friday sales sucked me in before Christmas and I just couldn’t resist buying basically every colour. Lots to try before my next trip to the hairdresser.

I was too impatient to let the pink I previously had in my hair to completely wash out so here we have the starting colour. Nice, but starting to fade a little unevenly so there are a few brassy tones starting to shine through. Not the fairest experiment but that’s life.

I saw a comment on the Bleach London instagram account that suggested mixing the dye with some conditioner to maintain colour and it made me wonder if this would dilute the initial shade. It definitely wasn’t because I was scared of completely messing my hair up again. Honestly.

The directions on the bottle recommend using gloves and all the instructional videos recommend mixing bowls and brushes. Why be sensible like that when I could just use my old lady hands?

Just like any other time I’ve used Bleach London hair dyes before, the application is very easy and doesn’t have any nasty chemical smell. At first look, you can see different tones which isn’t unexpected when I didn’t start with an even base. Very promising though.

Wow. I am impressed. This isn’t what I expected at all. I was expecting a whole load of regret and some furious washing to fade the nightmare I had created. I kind of love it though. Nowhere near as blue as I had expected, and for a blue dye a little disappointing but that could be down to the conditioner.

As much as I do love this, this result has made me a little less afraid to try the undiluted version. Maybe I should just learn to stop when I’m ahead of the game, but where’s the fun in that?

Stay tuned!

Much love!