Wednesday, 28 March 2012
Fudge Paintbox Creative Conditioning Colour
The formula is quite simple; it's basically some gentle conditioning agents, a couple of preservatives and colour:
water, cetearyl alcohol, distearoylethyl hydroxyethylmonium methosulfate, ceteareth 20, citric acid, methylparaben, colourants.
I bought the Whiter Shade of Pale toner to mix with the darker Purple Haze colour to get a lilac shade. I've tried mixing the purple shade with a plain conditioner and got the same result, so if you want a pastel shade, I wouldn't say the Whiter Shade of Pale is absolutely necessary (I'd recommend using a non-silicone, relatively simple conditioner though. I like the 3 More Inches pre-wash treatment.)
The Fudge Paintbox colour is very concentrated - a small amount (about a cm 'worm' of the colour) is enough to dye my streak. I mix it about 1:4 with conditioner for my roots where yellow/blonde tones tend to come through, and then dilute it down to about 1:8 to refresh the mid length and ends. For me, the Fudge lasts a bit better than Manic Panic - I only need to refresh every two weeks and it fades to a very pale lilac rather than grey. If you are colouring a whole head lilac, I'd say the Fudge Paintbox is a more economical way to do so as you only need a small amount of the colour and can dilute it yourself.
The disadvantage of the Fudge is that you do need to judge the strength of the colour; I have ended up with a streak more purple than I intended it to be on a couple of occasions.
Fudge Paintbox Colours cost £7.60 including delivery from www.feelunique.com. The tube is 75ml, but as I've mentioned you only need a small amount each time.