Friday, 6 March 2015

Vidal Sassoon Salonist - Medium Redish Brown

A couple of days ago I dyed my hair using Vidal Sassoon Salonist in Medium Redish Brown (5/5). I'd heard a lot of great things about this new product which defers from usual home hair colours. Salonist is a 2 step hair colour where you first apply colour to the roots and then use the provided serum to mix in with the rest of the colour to apply to the rest of the hair, which is how it's done when you go to the hairdressers.

I've been wanting to go back to red for ages but because I haven't used Vidal Sassoon colour before I was really unsure of what colour to choose. So I was stood in Superdrug for ages going through the swatches and i decided on Medium Redish Brown, on the box their is a very strong hint of red in the colour but not intense. Again because I'm unsure of the colours I wanted something that was subtle but still looked red. The other home hair dye kits I've usually used are L'Oréal Casting creme gloss so I was excited to try Salonist.

In the box:
- 1 tube of Rich Colour Cream
- 1 bottle of Colour Activating Lotion
- 1 Sachet of VS Serum
- 1 Tube of Colour-Preserving Conditioner
- VS Expert Brush, Bowl & Gloves
I was really surprised with what was inside the box, usually you just get your colour cream and conditioner but because you have to apply the colour to your roots Vidal Sassoon supply you with gloves, plastic bowl, an expert brush.

Before you start anything, sit down and read the instructions and familiarise yourself with the contents and what products you need to use in each step.
Step 1 is about applying the colour to your roots. I found this quite easy when I was doing the front and sides but when I got to the back I really struggled because I couldn't see. If you have someone in the house to help you then get them to do the back for you.
Step 2 focuses on the rest of your hair; the mid lengths and ends. You have to empty the sachet of serum with the remainder of the colour in the bowl. This step is a lot like the normal home hair dye procedure where you just work the lotion into the rest of your head. If I had one suggestion it would be to have some scissors handy to open the sachet of serum...because of the gloves it makes it incredibly slippery. Then you have to leave the lotion on for 30mins...
After the 30mins rinse your hair until the water runs clear, use a colour protection shampoo and then use the conditioner provided. The conditioner should last you around 6 washes I think, it smells amazing.
Before & After

My verdict
As soon as I'd rinsed my hair I could see a flash of red at my roots, as I dried my hair you can see a slight bit of red. I think I've chosen the wrong shade but like I've said at the beginning of this post I didn't want it to be really red, this shade only has a very subtle shade of red. So I think I'll have to leave it a while and then go for Medium Intense Red. The whole process though is really good and I didn't find it difficult at all, if anything I think it's easier than other home hair dye processes. When the lotion was on my head it didn't drip at all which is great because I have countless hair dye stains on carpets and bedding from previous products. The conditioner smells amazing and it made my hair feels so soft and unusually shiny. I will definitely be getting this product again, even though it hasn't given me my desired colour I've loved how it's left my hair feeling.

Vidal Sassoon Salonist is available from a wide range of stockists. I purchased mine at Superdrug for £9.99.

Have you used Vidal Sassoon Salonist??? I'd love to know what you thought of it...


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