Poundland or similar hair dye.

(23 Posts)
nkf Tue 29-Jan-13 18:47:45

So I took the plunge and got rid of the grey hairs (lots of thanks to the Style and Beauty thread.) I used L'Oreal. Lovely effect. Really pleased. Then I spotted some stuff in the 99p store. Anyone tried it? I am pretty skint as you can probably tell and if it's all the same stuff, then why not?

DameMargotFountain Tue 29-Jan-13 18:55:34

it's not all the same stuff

hairdressers i know are frequently rescuing people who've tried to save a few quid

if you buy a kit, make sure you do an allergy test on your skin and a strand test to check the finished result

<voice of bitter experience>

nkf Tue 29-Jan-13 18:59:15

Oh dear.

Home Bargins sell branded hair dye cheaper then normal shops. I get XXL from there

nkf Tue 29-Jan-13 19:33:40

I don't have a Home Bargains near me.

cocolepew Tue 29-Jan-13 19:36:05

Superdrugs own make is always much cheaper.

I used one from poundland once and it was fine tbh.

IslaValargeone Tue 29-Jan-13 19:37:37

I've used a pound shop brand for my grey roots, rather than a Nice'n'Easy root touch up thing. It was fine,perhaps a little dark, so I don't know that I would use it all over. Mind you I have to leave it on ages as my grey is so stubborn.

starfishmummy Tue 29-Jan-13 19:40:47

I know someone who buys branded dyes cheaply from various pound or other bargain stores. they seem to be ok (never seen her have a disaster). The downside is that she is unlikely to be able to get the same colour again.

I always buy the dark brown hair dye from poundland as it dyes my hair black which is just what I wanted. It does just as good job as any other dye I have used.

crypes Tue 29-Jan-13 19:45:57

In my opinion the cheaper they are the quicker they fade.

CecyHall Tue 29-Jan-13 19:46:48

I just got 3 Superdrug Foam colours for the price of 1 (£5.99) so slightly more than £1 but it was really good, easy to use and a lovely colour.

cocolepew Tue 29-Jan-13 20:04:04

Oh thats good to know cecy, I like Superdrugs ones .

Fluffycloudland77 Tue 29-Jan-13 20:33:45

What about lush henna?.

nkf Tue 29-Jan-13 20:34:42

I was recommended that. But I doubt that Lush is cheap and henna does sound a faff. The L'Oreal stuff was really easy and totally worked. Now, I want to spend even less, tightwad that I am.

Elkieb Tue 29-Jan-13 20:34:48

Has anyone tried the hair dyes from Aldi? Are they any good?

Fluffycloudland77 Wed 30-Jan-13 08:08:29

I've read something on here about aldi dye being ok.

CecyHall Wed 30-Jan-13 09:16:55

I forgot to add to my first post WRT foam dyes, my hair is really thick and quite long and with traditional dyes I need 2 packs but with foam I only need one, which obviously saves money, thought it might be useful to add.

Virgil Fri 01-Feb-13 18:01:36

I always dye my hair using a clairol dye from home bargains £2.69 I think. It's great and leaves my hair super shiney too.

Awks Fri 01-Feb-13 21:14:02

I get my hair done at the salon but am SO grey it needs doing every 4 weeks and I cant afford that so I use Wilkos £1 a pack dye to do my roots and it's brilliant. And I'm the hair dye queen, have used them all and honestly this one is fab.

Rochellemaria Sat 16-Feb-13 20:53:32

Poundland dye is absolutely fine-use it all the time.I am a dark,chestnutty colour so I use the dark brown to give me a chocolately brown colour.the darkest brown is a bit too dark for me. Aldi is also fine.I used always use Castings but dont bother any more-honestly no difference only less colour choicesmile.

Whoknowswhocares Sun 17-Feb-13 17:41:00

I like the aldi ones. Have tried them all and they are as good as any imo. I use medium brown which doesnt fade too much and most importantly doesnt go ginger/red like a lot of them.At around £2, an absolute bargain

Leilandri Wed 20-Feb-13 20:20:34

Another fan of Aldi hair dye.
I usually choose a chocolate brown colour, and am always happy with the result. My DS1 (3.5) chose my dye last time, mahogany red. It covered well, and the colour was good, but it has faded quite fast, so shall be back to brown on Payday!
But for less than £3, I can afford to dye mine every 8 weeks or so if needed smile

I have grey hairs. I am only 25 shock sad

Do I just leave the dye on a bit longer or what? I dyed my hair last year and it didnt really cover them the best. Think it was clairol!

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