Written on: 13/06/2013 by lauj0223
I bought this product slightly skeptical as I've always had my hair dyed professionally, however my roots were driving me insane and I needed a cheap alternative. My hair is a light ash blonde, so I bought the Shade 11 Light Blonde product. I am extremely happy with the results as my roots have gone! The instructions told me to leave it on for 30 minutes but I left it on for 20 just in case it did completely destroy my hair, and thankfully - it didn't! Highly recommended for people who are... (read more)
Written on: 27/04/2013 by madelein
Yeah my hair is purple, it's dry and my split ends just broke off (i didnt have alot of them though) all from this hairdye. I actually need to go to a salon and get this fixed.. I am so freaking mad right now!! School starts in a week im 17 if i go to school like this oh my goodness its social suicide!! Please never buy this unless you wanna look stupid... (read more)
Written on: 31/10/2012
This product worked well for me, my hair was brownish with blonde highlights and comes down to my armpit and I wanted to go all blonde. Although my hairdresser said I would go orange I decided to buy this product. My first attempt went well with my blonde highlights going really bright blonde, but my roots and the darker parts of my hair did go orangey/ginger. Although the pack recommends using two packs - so I did and it worked really well second time round. My hair is now very blonde and... (read more)
Written on: 01/09/2012
Hey I really love this hair dye I won't ever go to the hairdressers and pay 50 - 60 pound again. My hair was dark blonde anyway from going to the hairdressers before xxl live I used lorel and garnier on my roots and it was a yellow, so I then seen xxl live and coloured all my hair and it left my hair bleach blonde really nice blonde which I wanted and left no yellow atall. It does dry your hair out like all dyes but you need to look after it and use damaged dry hair shampoo and conditioner.... (read more)
Written on: 24/08/2012 by StaceyJane (2 reviews written)
I used this and only half of my hair covered, it's patchy and horrible and a very yellow colour. Only the top half of my hair has covered and now I have to walk around until my hair is ok to colour again. My advise is if you want it done, get it done properly it's not worth it when you have to pay out more because it's turned out bad and the hairdresser has more to do than original. The only good thing about it is that it's cheap but then again you get what you pay for in life. I wouldn't... (read more)
Written on: 15/08/2012 by Agent88
I'm a hair stylist and this really annoys me! I didn't train for years and years for nothing! Think your going to achieve a good hair colour for £5? Also annoys me that loreal are professional products but will produce such c*** for people to ruin their hair just to make a few quid! (read more)
Written on: 08/07/2012
I'm reading all these reviews about saying the hair dye and product is rubbish yet most people have not stated what there hair condition was before and what colour it was, I've used a stronger version of this product on my brown hair with red tones and yes ill admit it does not leave your hair in the best condition, but what bleaching product does ? I used it 4 or 5 times all over and it was fine I've used it for nearly a year, and am about to use it again, with every hair product you have... (read more)
Written on: 04/07/2012 by Floss1976
Im naturally blonde and usually use another product to go lighter. I thought id use live as it says it reduces red tones in blonde hair. This is clearly NOT the case. Not only is my hair now a disgusting yellow its also very patchy!!. I would not recommend this product to anyone. And think they need to address their packaging and state what the product actually can do not be misleading ! TERRIBLE! (read more)
Written on: 13/01/2012 by XtinaMeAtSix
I used this colour on my hair a few months ago and the results were HORRIBLE! My hair went a disgusting yellow colour (God only knows how!) and my hair started falling out 20 strands at a time! I had to pay money to get the colour stripped out and I will never use it again! It is the worst colour my hair has ever been and it only coloured half of my hair, the bottom was still my natural colour. It may say on the box that it's suitable for 'Dark Brown' hair and it'll still go almost white,... (read more)
Written on: 08/01/2012 by sieixitiimie
i brought this product, it was the first time i had ever dyed my hair. It came out a horrible colour! then everytime i brushed my hair chucks came out now i have patches of bald parts on my head i do not recommend to anyone! unless you want yellow and ginger patchy bald hair DO NOT BUT LIVE XXL PRODUCTS. (read more)
Written on: 31/08/2011 by sd2201
I found this product excellent for value! After using many hair lighteners to dye my hair back from dark brown to blonde it was at a horrible patchy, orange colour before using this. But then when i did use it, i was left with a pleasant even blonde colour what i was hoping for from the start. just wish i used it before putting my hair through all the damage of lightening. It had a very strong smell though,but at least it worked. And if your not happy with the bright colour instead of... (read more)
Written on: 22/06/2011 by larawazere (1 review written)
i do not recommend this to any one i used it ad ive got light to medium brown hair and i came out a yellowy orange colour its the worst i think iver used before never using ice blonde again or the brand worst expierence ever (read more)
Written on: 30/04/2011
This is a great product for you if you want yellow and blonde hair.
Honestly it was the worst mistake of my life, i started off with a lovely ash blonde i thought cause its summer i would go blonder but here i am with yellow and orange hair !!
WORST PRODUCT EVER. (read more)
Written on: 28/03/2011
I use this hair dye every 3 weeks and i love it! Il never get my hair done professionally because i dont need to this hair dye is £3.49 from body care and it does the job, dosnt make my hair go yellow or get any brassy tones. If you see the other review when people have said that it has made your hair go yellow or ginger! Its becuse you need to get the red tones out from the hairdressers this is a box dye not a miracle worker!! But all you blondes ditch the hairdressers get this hair dye... (read more)
Written on: 17/03/2011
i bought a blonde hair fye which was like £5.oo and i put it on and my hair went ginger and felt so bad but i put loads of conditioner onit and it felt so much better and a few days later i dyed it red and because parts of my hair was blonde the red stood out but with the red it faded quicker!! im dying my hair blonde and brown under it and i sure will be using this product again :) as i do reall like it i have had blonde red and purple useing this hair dye very very good i think and it does... (read more)
Written on: 01/03/2011
I've always trusted Live XL, when I had red hair their colours always stood out. I've had bleach blonde hair for two years but never coloured it myself. I used 'ice blonde' on my hair, ended up with yellow ends and gold/orange roots. I looked like something from Sesame Street. I ended up buying the same product again and left it on longer to try and get rid of the brass, but although it was better, it was still yellow. I've now bought a toner and silver mousse to take out the brassy colours.... (read more)
Written on: 18/02/2011
Well i have a dark gingery colour hair, and i decided to use schwarzkopf XXL absolute Platinum as its supposedly the brightest blonde you can get on the market. I wanted to go like a bleach blonde colour, and to be fair it wasn't far off. Although it did come out quite yellow at first, and i thought it would look terrible, but after i dried it i realized it was the perfect colour, i definitely recommend this!!! (read more)
Written on: 03/02/2011
Ok well my hair was dyed dark brown.. and i thought i'd try the live XXL ice blonde.. left it on for the correct amount of time washed it out and well.. it went ginger! like carrot ginger.. so then i brought a light brown and evenutually that faded and i got my hair blonde!
Tbh i wouldnt recommend if you going from a dark colour to this blonde but if your a light brown / blonde go for it i dont see why it wont worksxx
GOOD LUCK (read more)
Written on: 02/02/2011
I used it to dye a streak in my hair; fairly thick. I found the dye easy to use and good value. My hair is quite bright and slightly yellow but i like it as i like bright colours. I wouldn't reccomend if you are dyeing your whole head as it will look fake and too bright. Also when applying it tends to sting your face a bit as the streak was near my face. Overall I am pleased with the result. (read more)
Written on: 15/01/2011
I have always been naturally blonde, and I use the platinum one to make it white, and it's never went wrong for me, for the majority of uses who thinks it's going to work wonders and turn dark hair blonde, is just plain stupid anyone will tell you to have your hair going from brown to blonde you have to have a build up and it will always go orange first, it's common sense (read more)
Written on: 29/12/2010
I found this product to be really good value for money. My hair is naturally a dull dark blonde. I have now been using this product for a year + indeed to continue to use it.
As long as you follow the instructions & leave it on for the allocated amount of time (never shorter + never longer!) it should be perfect :)
Only negative is after initial use does leave hair feeling a little dry but nothing a good wash with a decent shampoo & conditioner can't manage! (read more)
Written on: 17/12/2010
I have naturally light blonde hair, and chose to use this dye as I wanted to go up a couple of shades.
I left it on for the full amount of time, and when I dried my hair it came out bright yellow! It looked absolutely awful and was really upsetting. It also left my hair feeling and looking completely straw-like.
I would never use this brand again. (read more)
Written on: 29/11/2010
Did a ton of research on bleaching my hair (I'm naturally a dark, mousy blonde, had highlights for three years before going brunette), and left it on for well over an hour to override the natural reddish tones in my hair. The result was a bright orange, even after this amount of time. Like the kind of orange Hayley Williams could only dream of. Trying to gradually tone down the orange with an ash blonde from Nice n Easy but that's the last time I use a home bleach or a Schwarzkopf product.... (read more)
Written on: 18/11/2010
I have quite dark "mouse gray" hair. Live color XXL made my hair yellow, not ice blonde at all! And I had the colour over 65 minutes in my hair, so it is not because it was too little time in my head.
But luckily I coloured my hair again, now with L'Oreal's Recital Preference, 10.1 Helsinki and now the hair looks quite naturally blonde, a little pearl blonde. I am going to use the blonde silver shampoo and after that I quess the colour will be perfect.
I will never use Ice blonde again,... (read more)
Written on: 25/08/2010
Review: Schwartzkopf Ice Blonde XXL
To everyone who said "oh no it turned orange" you have to read up on what you're doing. If you're going from dark to light the half way point is orange. Even in the hairdressers it can take hours to go from brown to blonde. Do your research and don't wash it off too early!
I have mousy brown hair and went platinum blonde at the hairdressers. I bought this dye to touch up my roots (about 1.5 cm worth). I actually ended up leaving it on more like 55... (read more)
Written on: 20/06/2010
All of you complaining that your hair went orange, you're making a rookie mistake. The only reason your hair went orange is because you didn't LEAVE IT IN LONG ENOUGH! The dye doesn't magically change brown hair to blonde, it slowly strips the colour, and what colour is between brown and blonde? Ginger, clearly. Basically, the dye was halfway through doing it's job when you took it out. I leave it at orange because I'm usually dying another colour over the top of it.
If you're pissed... (read more)
Written on: 28/04/2010
I have used this dye and achieved a lovely platinum blonde from light brown natural hair.
I think that people here are not understanding how the dye works. It is a bleach...if you dont lave it for long enough it will go brassy/ginger colour. I left it for the 45 mins and it was ginger, I know it says not to apply heat, and and not to leave longer than recommended, but they have to be 'safe' in their instructions, but s
different hair takes longer than others to go white... (read more)
Written on: 18/02/2010
i have dies my hair before but i wanted to go blonder, i usually use LIVE colours but i decided to use the xxl ice blonde because it was lighter. When i started using the mixture my hair started turning really light, When i washed my hair and dried it my hair turned out yellow and doesnt look natural at all. To make it worse my eyebrows now look totally weird because even though theyre light coloured my hair just makes them stand out because its not a natural colour. The only good things... (read more)
Written on: 16/01/2010
I was dying my hair from dirty blonde to white blonde and decided I'd use Schwarzkopf because it's a well known brand. Unfortunately it did not turn out the colour I had hoped and instead was more of a yellow blonde than white.
Not such a disaster for a student like me who won't look too out of place and it's not too un natural looking, here's a photo http://twitpic.com/ybjc7
would not recommend to anyone who needs to look a certain way for work though,
it's far too yellowy really.
would... (read more)
Written on: 08/01/2010
I found that the product worked satisfactory, it was my first time dying my hair so i didnt spread it evenly across my hair, so some parts were abit lighter than others.
I understand why some people have said that their hair began to look ginger as they were dying it, but honestly, is that a bad thing? or are u all just gingists. (read more)
Written on: 28/12/2009
I had dark brown dyed hair and wanted to go back to my natural colour of blonde. Against everyone's advice I decided to dye it anyway. I put the colour on for forty five minutes and after drying it the colour was BRIGHT ORANGE. On the positive side, the conditioner was very good and despite using harsh dye on already dyed hair my hair is in great condition. Because of its good condition I'm going to redye my hair using the same dye. Haa.. fingers crossed! (read more)
Written on: 07/10/2009 by Nangles (1 review written)
I thought long and hard before using this product, or at least I thought I did! Now I realise i didn't make the right choice! When you see Schwarzkopf Live Colour XXXL Ice Blonde on the shelf LEAVE IT THERE!!!
Yes it is cheap....that's the only good thing about it!! Until, like me you now have to pay up to £100 to have it put right by a professional!
My hair, which was blonde to begin with, (I just wanted to lighten it) is now a lovely shade of GINGER!!!!! Bloody brilliant! NOT!!!
I am now... (read more)
Written on: 01/08/2009
As its a credit crunch i decided to use a box dye instead of paying stupied amounts at the hairdresses. First time I used it i did go abit ginger at the roots but nothing a bit of purple shampoo didnt solve (you buy in from chemists usually for about £1.99) and works a treat. I now do my hair every 4-5 weeks and with using that shampoo every 3 washes my hair is lovely and white blonde. I would recommend Schwarzkopf Live Colour XXL Ice Blonde 01 as it is easy to put on (my... (read more)
Written on: 23/07/2009
schwarzkopf live colour xxl does work well. My Hair is Shiny And White Blonde.. It is A big turn on FOr the fellas ;)I would Definatily Recommend it :D (read more)
Written on: 08/05/2009 by jayebe5 (1 review written)
I used Schwarzkopf xxl ice blonde, i was looking for a white blonde colour. As i already had light blonde hair i thinking that it would look amazing and exactly how it looked on the box. However from reading other reviews about it i was a bit worried about it, as some people had said that it was great and others said it was awful.
In the end i decided to dye it, thinking that it looked awful i could just re-dye it. After about 10 minutes into leaving the dye on for the 40 minutes i realised... (read more)
Written on: 05/03/2009 by meldan2
although Schwarzkopf Live Colour XXL is nothing at all like the box-i think i like it. But think i will need to tone it down at bit in a few days. also not really sure other people with like it, as it looks coloured and not at all natural (read more)
Written on: 06/12/2008
Cheap enough and really lightens the hair like bleach but without drying it out! Love it cheap and defo cheerfull! (read more)
Written on: 19/11/2008
the dye is really easy to apply and the colour turns out as on the box even on my thick brown hair! love it! just remember to check how the process in going because if you wash it too early it will go ginger! I kept mine for 40min and the blond is really nice! Recommend! (read more)
Written on: 29/05/2008
I found that the finished result is excellent and the colour doesn't really fade. it was easy to apply.
I would recommend this product if you want your hair blonde instead of using bleach. It's cheap and does the job. (read more)
Written on: 23/04/2008 by coalterl (1 review written)
The colour went on evenly, and the conditioner went a long way - I even had enough for three other applications. The colour lasted for weeks and weeks and people commented on my hair colour, saying how radiant and shiny it was. I would defiantly use this product again, Schwarzkopf Live Colour XXL Ice Blonde. (read more)
Written on: 12/03/2008 by rachelfergy
I already had blonde hair...and i was looking for the ice/white look, i followed the instructions step by step...washed the colour out with the conditioner provided and it turned orange...now i am stuck and need to get a normal, more natural colour back...if anyone has had a similar problem and could recommend a better hairdye that will do this i would appreciate it :) thanks (read more)
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