Before and after Clairol Nice-n-easy foam

So I recently too the plunge and dyed my hair with an at home hair dye, something I haven’t done for around two years. For a while I had been feeling tempted to go a little darker, which is rare for me as normally all I want to do is go blonder and blonder. Of course when it came to actually making a decision and doing it, it took me weeks to decide, pick s colour and actually do it.

But I did, I settled on shade 8 ‘medium blonde’, a slightly darker shade than I currently am that verges on the cooler/ashy side. I should say here that I got some very helpful advice from the new ambassador for Clairol, Jonathan Long one of the head hair guys at Lockengo – a lovely little salon on King’s Road. Jonathan advised me that staying on the warmer side of shades would suit me and advised me to go with a golden blonde. I totally accept that this is undoubtedly the better colour for me based on my natural shade but my gut instinct just didn’t want to go with golden and was drawn towards the cooler shades. So I listed to my heart rather than my head and went with the medium blonde.


I think I make it sound like I’m building to some sort of huge mistake confession, I’m not! It all went fine, the mousse was really simple to use (I have a video demo of Jonathan demonstrating with a dramatic colour change that I’ll upload and share shortly) but it reall was easier than normal hair dyes. The end result was a subtle change, slightly darker than I was and slightly cooler. I do think the colour slightly washes me out, as predicted, but I’m still happy I followed my heart!


At the end of the day, with hair dye I can always dye it back if I don’t like it! I’m undecided as to going a little darker, warmer or lighter next… Time will tell! But for now, I’m happy with a little bit of a change. I should also say that I recently had HD brows done (review to come) and the darker tint looks a bit more natural with the slightly darker hair shade.

PR sample.



  1. December 24, 2011 / 11:50 am

    I really like the new colour! It’s subtle but looks great 🙂

  2. December 24, 2011 / 12:07 pm

    Jonathan convinced me to go warmer too! X

  3. nicky
    December 24, 2011 / 8:57 pm

    you look fab, as always. i’ve loved your blog, keep up the good work!

  4. December 24, 2011 / 9:48 pm

    Oh my gosh Jen I LOVE it! It really makes your blue eyes stand out more! You could definitely go even darker but this is stunning, just perfect!

    Love the brows and lashes too 😉 xxx

  5. December 25, 2011 / 8:02 pm

    Looks really pretty! I’ve been toying with going a darker shade of blonde but just can’t bring myself to!

  6. May 23, 2014 / 11:24 am

    Your new colour looks lovely. I have them colour at home and trying to get as much info and reviews on it as possible before i do my own tonight. So glad i came across this it looks lovely and natural. You really suit this colour! How did you manage your roots? xx

    • Jen
      May 23, 2014 / 3:30 pm

      Basically I just really focus on the roots for applying the colour – and find that keeping a natural shade like this makes it easier for roots to be subtle for longer!

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