[affiliatelink] Having decided to leave my hair lighter over the summer, as soon as I saw the Josh Wood Shade Shot Glosses on Instagram, my resolve completely disappeared and I bought the shade Chestnut Brunette.

Josh Wood Shade Shot Gloss

It’s one of the easiest colouring products I’ve ever used and I can see multiple uses. It’s not a full-on colour – it’s a colour refresh and that brief is easily filled. It comes in the tube you see above – for my mid-length hair I needed about a quarter it for one use. You leave it on for twenty minutes, rinse, and style as usual. Hey presto, my hair colour was definitely deeper and brighter just in time for my quick holiday.

Josh Wood Shade Shot Gloss

This is the colour on the second day before I’d washed my hair. I’m absolutely delighted with it – with the one caveat that Chestnut Brown has given me very slight pinkish tones in my hair (it does warn this on the box that it can occur – “may leave a subtle hint of pink depending upon the condition” which irritatingly makes it my fault, of course, rather than a formula failing!). I think I should have probably gone for Smoky Brunette which I will do next time. It made my hair ridiculously shiny as well as enriching the colour.

So, it’s not a full on dye – it only nominally covers grey initially and not at all after washing – but this is a brilliant pre-party, pre-wedding, pre-special occasion product or just when you need a me-time booster. Oh, something else to note – if you are rinsing the Josh Wood Shade Shot Gloss in the shower, it will make the shower tray slippy so either rinse over the bath or be very careful! Boots has a 3 for 2 offer at the moment I note, but only 4 shades (I’m not sure how many colours there are as I don’t have any press materials here). At £15 a tube HERE, it’s worth it because you essentially buy two, get one free. I reckon my current tube will do two more treatments very easily.

NB: I did a patch test behind my ear the day before. Non aff HERE.

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