Cotton candy: Garnier Color Styler

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One of the biggest trends in hair over the past year has been colour.  No, I’m not talking about blonds, brunettes, reds, I’m talking about rainbow pastel shades.  Think lavender, pink, blue; think Kelly Osbourne, Nicole Richie, unicorn.

Well, if you are like me and are kinda scared of taking the plunge, Garnier has released an easy do-it-yourself way to bring out your inner Rainbow Brite.

Introducing Garnier Color Styler, semi-permanent wash-out hair colour. Available in five shades, pink, purple, copper, blue, and red, this product is super easy to apply and washes out in two to three shampoos.

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I received the colour Pink Pop, a vibrant pink colour that looks pink on blondes and purple on brunettes.  Since I already have ombre hair, I just chose to dye the ends of my hair, since I figured the colour would look the most vibrant when placed there anyways.

The kit comes with two gloves, the dye (which comes in a bottle), and instructions.  Application was super easy, just pop on the gloves, place a towel across your shoulder (to protect your clothing), shake the bottle for 15 seconds then put some of the dye on your glove, rub your hands together, then run the product through your hair.  Wait for it to dry then comb it.  Make sure you apply this product on dry hair, it’s not designed for wet locks.

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The colour is instant, and as a result, my hair turned magenta.  I absolutely love the effect but I hated the way my hair felt.  The product essentially coats your hair, so my usual healthy-looking soft hair looked quite dry and frizzy and matted easily.  Like super easily, I had to keep combing it throughout the night just so it would remain somewhat smooth.

The next day I did wash my hair making sure to use a hydrating masque, hoping it would smooth out my hair, which it did to an extent.  Some of the pink washed out so it wasn’t as vibrant as the initial application, but it was still pink.  My hair was smoother, but still had that dry feeling to it.

Overall, I love the way it made my hair look and was quite surprised by how easy and fast it was to apply.  If you don’t mind having natty hair, then definitely try this stuff out.  I still have some dye left over so I’ll definitely be reusing this.  I think it’s a super cool product and lets you try out that cotton candy trend without the commitment.  It’s not something I would do every week, but definitely for special occasions.

Have you tried Garnier’s Color Styler?  What were your thoughts?

Please note, this post contains products sent by PR. All opinions are my own.

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