Tuesday, June 18, 2013

Toss Up Tuesday: Splat Hair Bleach

Toss Up Tuesday - Movie, show, music, book, food, and/or other review(s). Today - Splat brand hair bleach.

Brand Name: Splat
Product Design: The product design is modern and attractive with a touch of punk - very aesthetically pleasing.
What it Gives You: Peroxide, powder bleach (to add to peroxide bottle), instructions, very thin gloves, shampoo packet, conditioner packet.
What You Expect: Blonde hair as advertized on the box.
What You Get: Patchy, burned hair.

[Review] I purchased this in expectation of achieving the color on the box. I had used it before to put streaks in my hair and never had any problem. I was excited to use it and couldn't wait to bleach my hair. My hair was clean, dry, undamaged, and dark brown with dark red and dark pink that almost blended. As per the instructions to leave it in for an hour with dark hair, I mixed and applied the bleach carefully. After ten minutes, I noticed something was wrong; my hair looked strange. I waited five more minutes and decided to rinse it early. I'm glad I did. My hair came out a weird yellow-blonde and was completely burned. I used the shampoo and conditioner it gave in the hopes that it would help repair some of the damage. Did it? NO.

It wasn't until later that I read online other horrible experiences and cautionary tales. Apparently this brand is notorious for killing your hair. Now my hair is dry and brittle, except when wet. When wet, it's thin and stringy and springy like elastic, though it snaps off just as easily. It will take a long time for it to grow out so that I can cut off the damaged hair. Needless to say, I'm pretty pissed and I'd sue if I could.

[Conclusion] Splat Bleach Kit is great for those who always wanted dead, brittle hair. For those who actually like having hair, steer clear.

[Rating] ½ a star - it did make my hair a form of blonde and got rid of the brown. That's the only props.

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