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Err.... Sun-in success stories?

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oohdaddypig Sun 22-Sep-13 14:38:14

Ok I'm not trying to relive my teen years, hear me out.

I have longish shiny medium brown hair. It's boring. I'm bored and want a lift!! I'm thinking my dark hair is quite aging...

Most of my family are allergic to hair dye - the PDP stuff and so I really don't want to start using these...

I've ordered sun-in super. Was planning on some DIY face framing highlights.

Any success stories?!

I'm a bit hard up for a professional hairdresser job btw.

fiorentina Mon 23-Sep-13 16:27:00

Orange as in not very attractive orange. It was a mistake for me!

VerySmallSqueak Mon 23-Sep-13 14:52:45

I look nowt like our Kate but my hair is very similar I suppose.

You don't sound vain . Go for it smile

oohdaddypig Mon 23-Sep-13 14:46:21

Sounds like our hair is similar! I'm bored of mine but it has fewer reddish highlights than yours by the sound of it. And mine isn't very thick either. You sound like Kate middleton <jealous>

Gawd I sound vain and self obsessed grin I'm not remotely so, usually, I just feel like I need a lift.

VerySmallSqueak Mon 23-Sep-13 14:37:55

I am what I would describe as chocolate brown.

I love my natural colour and it has pretty reddish lights in it so I'm reluctant to do a block colour and lose it.Also I have long thick hair and would need a bucketload of dye.

I look forward to hearing how it goes and if it's do-able yourself!

oohdaddypig Mon 23-Sep-13 14:34:56

Will do, very. The Daniel field kit gets good reviews online too.

What is your natural colour?

I'm just going to do it myself!

VerySmallSqueak Mon 23-Sep-13 14:32:15

Have to say I've considered some goldeny subtle highlights round the face (I am dark brown) in the hope it'll disguise the few greys I thought I was happy with but actually am not.

I can't bear the whole hairdressers experience and can't justify the amount of money,so let us know if your highlights kit is any good!

Hope it goes well - will a friend help you or do you think you can do it yourself?

oohdaddypig Mon 23-Sep-13 14:27:41

Alas no, very. Not only am I cash poor, I'm also time poor. I just wouldn't manage to get the time to sit in the hairdressers for 2 (glorious) hours.

I have young DCs and work - I know this is not remotely unusual but I never get an afternoon to myself!

(Perhaps this why I feel I need highlights - I look old and tired hmm)

VerySmallSqueak Mon 23-Sep-13 14:23:12

Do you have a birthday soon?

As for a hairdressers trip to have highlights as a treat.

If you like it you can put money aside each week for retouches.

oohdaddypig Mon 23-Sep-13 14:16:42

Thanks to everyone who posted experiences, orange or otherwise grin

I think the lack of control with sun-in is the issue.

I've ordered something called hints of nature highlighting kit. £8....

Fingers crossed!

SundaySimmons Mon 23-Sep-13 08:12:08

Ignore my posts, I should have paid more attention to you not wanting chemicals.


SundaySimmons Mon 23-Sep-13 08:11:05

Here it is

I used it when it first came out. Great stuff, gave a natural look. I used it a few times but then for whatever reason (laziness) stopped using it.

Very easy to apply yourself.

glastocat Mon 23-Sep-13 08:09:45

It used to work brilliantly for me, I even did a hair show once with the hairdresser going nuts when she realised what I was bleaching my hair with! But if your hair is brown figs don't do it, you will go orange and not in a good way.

SundaySimmons Mon 23-Sep-13 08:06:21

It just made my hair go like straw,

What about those little kits where you comb in highlights or low lowlights? Not seen them for a while but saw them in one of the pound shops recently.

Garnier, I think made them?

ShreddedHoops Mon 23-Sep-13 00:12:24

Don't do it! Dig out a yellow pages and call every hairdresser within a reachable radius and ask if they have a trainee who needs to do highlights. It'll cost £25 max with a trainee and might even be free, and they'll be fully supervised. If you just have a few scattered through the front and top (called a t-section) then regrowth won't be bad at all so you could get away with having it done maybe just a couple of times a year. Please don't do it at home, I would bet £££ on it being a total disaster, plus anything that lightens your hair has the potential to really damage it permanently so it's always worth paying to go lighter.

LegArmpits Sun 22-Sep-13 23:09:10

Hahahaha. Nope. Unless you like the straw look.

Elsiequadrille Sun 22-Sep-13 22:58:13

I had no idea they still made the stuff! A friend of mine (many years ago it was), with dark brown hair, tried it. She just got weird orange patches, I don't think even the super is that strong, at least it wasn't for her.

I wouldn't bother. Go to the hairdresser for highlights or similar!

TSSDNCOP Sun 22-Sep-13 22:49:40

Don't do it.

Just don't.

17leftfeet Sun 22-Sep-13 22:47:27

Carrot orange

oohdaddypig Sun 22-Sep-13 22:40:39

Maybe the orange is a real risk on dark hair.

Would orange be so bad? I have quite a serious boring job so looking like a tangerine might not be good.

<self obsessed>

nowwhat Sun 22-Sep-13 22:37:59

it never made my hair orange but my hairs dark blonde anyway so maybe thats why. You can always dye it with a home kit to cover it if it goes orange.

I bleached all my hair once. At home. That went orange <helpful>

oohdaddypig Sun 22-Sep-13 22:33:04

Mmmm. Orange as in orangina or auburn-kind-of-ok?!


fiorentina Sun 22-Sep-13 22:22:43

It turned my brown hair orange. Not a good look!!

17leftfeet Sun 22-Sep-13 22:19:38

I used the super stuff


oohdaddypig Sun 22-Sep-13 22:17:26

Thanks for all responses. Like the idea of a lightening shampoo but my hair I'd really quite dark.... Hoping to avoid any orange with the super stuff grin

PractialJoke Sun 22-Sep-13 19:11:59

I've been using this shampoo this summer and my hair is definitely a couple of shades lighter, looks sunkissed and is in really good condition.

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