[unpaid/sample/affiliate/ad] I am kicking myself for not taking pictures of this kit that I had stashed away (thankfully) from when it was sent out months ago because it’s one of the simplest dye sets I’ve ever used. It’s ages since I’ve dyed my own hair – I used to do it myself all the time and then I got lazy and let my hairdresser do it but I was impressed that it wasn’t nearly the chore I was expecting it to be.

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I used the Mid Brown option (4.0) because it was what I had and in fact it’s exactly the right shade to give my hair a boost and cover up the greys. I know that some people commented when I posted about this on Instagram that it didn’t give coverage over front greys but I can’t see how it would cover some and not others if it was correctly applied. Anyway, you can see how it worked on me from my Insta pic below:

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Finally dyed my hair (Josh Wood – link in bio affiliate/sample/ad) and so happy with result – was much easier than I remembered, too. Been hacking away at my fringe periodically as well. Shade is mid-brown. Hands and nails not in such good nick 🙁 Boots has restock of JW but it’s going quickly – when I checked on my product 100 people had viewed in last hour). #hair #hairdye #homehaircolor #homehairdye #hairdyeing #haircolor #haircolour #haircolouring #youcandit #fabover50 #50andfabulous

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The kit comes with gloves, a sachet of barrier cream to apply round your hair line so you don’t end up with brown blotches (or whatever colour you use), a tube of dye and a nozzle bottle of base lotion. It also comes with a stain removing wipe (which I had to use on my arms!) and a sachet of deep conditioner. You tip the dye into the base after applying the barrier cream, apply in stripes at your parted hair lines, wash off after half an hour and add the conditioner for a minute or two, use the stain removing wipe if you need to and that’s it – you are done. I had an old towel ready to catch splashes which I didn’t need in the end because the nozzle allows for very precise application – simply part your hair, squirt (gently) and repeat. At the end of the root application you use up the rest of the bottle in the remaining hair.

I was so pleased with the result that I Face Timed my friend Genevieve to show her – and I very rarely Face Time anyone! As you might imagine, this is selling out like mad at Boots who have a recent re-stock and I’d highly recommend for first time dyers, novice dyers or experienced. Don’t forget to patch test first. It’s £10 with varying colour options (nothing for reds unfortunately) HERE, non affiliate HERE, and 40 Boots points, if you collect.

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