When I first spotted L'Oreal's latest new hair release; I was instantly sold. After a good few days of searching online (I was getting excited) I finally found it in Boots - and best of all I used my points to pay! Having been back to my natural brunette hair colour for over two years now, now and again I wonder how it would feel to pop back over to the lighter side. What puts me off spending hours and hours in the hairdressers is not only the amount of time that it takes; but it also cannot always go the way you want it to and most importantly it's very expensive! If I was to have a full head of highlights on my natural hair now, it would cost me at least £80.00 - money that I really cannot afford to waste right now. So, bearing that in mind, let me introduce you to the wonder that is L'Oreal's Sunkiss Jelly.
The Sunkiss Jelly is aimed at blonde to brunette hair and can be applied either all over the hair, as random highlights or you can apply as an ombre. The Sunkiss Jelly comes in three different shades - Light Brown to Dark Blonde (That's me!), Dark Blonde to Light Blonde and Light Blonde to Very Light Blonde. One thing I must point out is that the Sunkiss Jely isn't advised to be used on already coloured or highlighted hair - but I have done so on my ombre and have had no problems at all. The kit comes with a tube of jelly and gloves - I don't feel the need to wear the gloves as there is no strong scent, it feels like applying a normal serum to your hair. I first tested this out with a little strand of my hair that I snipped off - I felt like a secret scientist. This strand was purely brunette and quite a darkish shade. So far, I have applied four applications to the strand and have only noticed a very very slight difference in colour, so here I am not overly impressed so far.
However, it's not all seeming doom and gloom as I put it to the full test after I washed my hair. The Sunkiss Jelly doesn't need to be rinsed out which is a bonus! After washing my hair, I applied the jelly all over the lighter shades of my hair, mainly on my ombre and blasted it with a hairdryer - this is supposed to intensify the shade of blonde. I was really impressed as my ombre looked a lot fresher and definitely looked lighter - this was also after just one use! I also applied a few strands to my natural colour, and was pleased to notice that some highlights had come through and looked really natural. I have a sneaky feeling that is a summer essential - it's an absolute steal at just £4.99.
Would you try the Sunkiss Jelly? x