After showing you all HERE just how easy it was to DIY with box colour, my inbox was overwhelmed by ladies with blonde hair querying how the Schwarzkopf Palette Oil-Care Color works for blondes.
I chatted with my friend Carmen – a natural strawberry blonde – who was desperate to lighten her dark roots & give her overall colour a refresher.
Carmen had never used box colour before, so, understandably, was a little nervous. After explaining how easy & fuss free the process was for me, she decided it was time to take the plunge.
The Schwarzkopf Palette Deluxe Oil-Care Color offers a sheer blonde colour with an anti-yellow effect that lightens hair up to 4 shades.
This is what Carmen’s hair looked like before using the Schwarzkopf Palette Deluxe Oil-Care Color in Silver Blonde 10-1.
What’s in the Schwarzkopf Palette Deluxe Oil-Care Color box?
- Application bottle with developer
- Tube of colour crème
- Hair Mask – You must condition after doing a box colour and all formulas come with a conditioner. If you skip the conditioner step, it leaves the cuticle open & the colour keeps working, so hair can end up much darker than you wanted.
What you need
- Hair sectioning clips or grips to secure hair.
- An old towel to protect clothing
- Vaseline to apply around the hairline & ears to protect the skin from any staining.
You need to do a patch test 48 hours before applying box colour to ensure there is no reaction. Remember, this is a chemical process!
Hair that has been previously coloured will be more porous, so will absorb more colour. Remember, colour on colour goes darker.
Tip: To protect the scalp, leave hair unwashed for 3 days to ensure the natural oils protect it from the chemicals in the dye.
How does box colour differ from professional colour?
- Box colour has no qualified person tailor making your colour to suit your specific colour needs.
- Box colour contains pigments that can be challenging to remove, even by a hairstylist.
Because Carmen has very long hair that ends mid-way down her back, we opted for 3 boxes of the Schwarzkopf Palette Deluxe Oil-Care Color in 10-1 Silver Blonde.
Mix the formula by squeezing the Color-Creme tube into the activator, then give the formula a good shake before applying. If you’re using more than one bottle, mix them at the same time – this will ensure the colour oxidizes at the same time.
How to apply:
Part your hair into a middle parting.
Use the applicator bottle and apply the formula down the parting, using your other hand to gently press the formula into the roots.
Use the end of the nozzle on the applicator bottle, your finger, or a sectioning comb, to take a small section of hair flipping it over to the other side. Then, apply colour to that path. Continue like that right the way down the left & right sides of the head.
Once roots are down, allow the colour to develop for 35 minutes.
Apply rest of mixture to mid lengths, working to ends.
Allow to work for 10 mins
Rinse colour out, making sure you emulsify it with a little water first. This prevents any lines or streaks.
Rinse till water runs clear.
Apply conditioning mask.
Leave on for 2 – 5 minutes, then rinse.
Comb hair to remove any knots.
Blow dry & style hair.
The final result!
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AD/ When I posted my previous DIY box colour video, I got so many queries from blondes asking me to do a video about using box colour on blonde hair. I asked my friend Carmen- a natural strawberry blonde – to try out the Schwarzkopf Palette Deluxe Oil-Care Color (R105) available @clicks_sa While you would think blonde colour is trickier to apply than brunette, you would be wrong. The application method is just as simple & foolproof and the results are incredible. Carmen, like me, is now a box colour convert! #DIYBoxColour #SchwarzkopfSA #SchwarzkopfPalette #DIYBlonde #LockdownHair #BeautyOver40 #AtHomeColour #HairCare #HowToBoxColourBlonde #Sponsored
I’m giving one reader the chance to win a YEARS SUPPLY of Schwarzkopf Palette Deluxe Oil-care Color (10 boxes).
In addition, Schwarzkopf will throw in a GLISS haircare hamper valued at R1500.
To enter, leave a comment below this blog post telling me why you’d like to win this prize.
Please ensure you include your email address (only I can see it) so I can contact you, should you be the winner.
I’ll announce the winner name on In My Bag’s Facebook page (FOLLOW HERE) on Friday 3 July 2020. The winner will also be notified by email.
This giveaway is only open to South African residents.
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*This blog post is sponsored by Schwarzkopf*