+ Hot cinnamon or hot mess?! – Schwarzkopf Live Color XXL

When debating dying my bleached blonde hair red, I did some searching online and couldn’t find much information or help. I went into a hairdressers and they offered to charge silly amounts to dye my hair a semi-permanent colour that would fade after a few weeks… so I decided to just go for it and see if it worked!

I walked into Superdrug, and anyone who has ever tried to choose between all the brands will know it’s not easy to choose which brand is the best. I settled on a shiny new shade called hot cinnamon by Schwarzkopf Live Color XXL as part of their new Hot Reds range.

I was aiming for the colour exactly like the one on the packet, and it went a few shades darker! It’s nothing like I thought it would turn out, however I’m going to keep washing it non-stop until the colour starts to fade.


As you can see from the expertly-taken picture above (ha!) my hair has gone a LOT darker than the colour indicated, and in daylight my hair looks a dark cherry colour. I left it on for thirty minutes so I would advise anyone dying light bleached blonde hair to maybe shave a few minutes off of the developing time. This has happened to me a couple of times with hair dyes and it must be because of how porous bleaching your hair makes it.

So, let’s hope in the next few weeks it starts to fade a little because I never intended it to be so dark!