Mellor & Russell Simply Bright Silver Hair Dye | Review

Mellor and Russell Silver Hair Dye ResultsAloha my charming little eggs! Now, today I have a very long overdue review post for you. The one thing I’m undoubtedly complimented on the most at the moment is my hair colour, having finally achieved the silver/grey blonde hair that I’ve been chasing for months. It’s certainly not to everyone’s taste – a lot of people look at me with a kind of sympathy as if I’ve obviously had some sort of hair dying mishap/incredibly shocking experience that has sent me grey at the age of 23 – but I’m really pleased with it and a few other people have asked me how I’ve finally  managed to get it.

The answer, o curious people of the North, is this little box of miracle below:

Mellor and Russel 1Before discovering Mellor and Russel’s Simply Bright hair dye in silver I’d tried numerous toners. You can read my La Riche White Toner review and my Bleach London White Toner review by clicking those there links, and I also tried out the La Riche Silver Toner, which was definitely the best of the 3 for what I was trying to achieve. However none of these were quite colouring all of my hair; there were still some stubborn yellow bits that were just refusing just tone.

The reason that Simply Bright is different is because it’s actually a permanent hair colour as opposed to a toner. This obviously means it’s a little more riskaaaay as it contains peroxide, but the fact is it gets the job done! This finally provided me with the all-over colouring I’d been looking for, and I don’t really think my hair feels any more damaged after using it.

As I dye my extensions too I need to use two boxes, and I tend to do this around every three weeks. On top of this I also use all of my products for silver hair (which you can read about here if you so wish) to keep things funky fresh.

Oh, and have I casually forgot to mention where you can buy this hair dye and for how much? Sure, you can try to track it down online on sites such as eBay or Amazon… or you could head to your local POUNDLAND. Yes, you heard right. They stock this in Poundland. Every time I go in I panic buy another 5 in case they suddenly stop stocking it. It is honestly my biggest nightmare in life.

Have any of you tried this dye? What are your tips for silver hair?

15 Responses

    • Claire March 31, 2014 / 3:41 pm

      Thank you lovely! xx

  1. Jessica Edmunds March 30, 2014 / 9:40 pm

    I absolutely love your hair and can’t believe you can get it in poundland! I used to get those looks when I dyed my hair reddy/orangey and everyone looked terrified! xxx

    • Claire March 31, 2014 / 3:41 pm

      Thank you boo! I KNOW I couldn’t believe it when I found it, I felt like the clouds parted and angels started singing. Haha, why won’t they just let us live our lives?! xx

  2. Emily jordan April 7, 2014 / 11:02 pm

    Hi!! I love this. How light was your hair before you put this on it??

    • Claire April 8, 2014 / 9:09 am

      Hi, it was still really light as I’ve bleached it and then had put a couple of toners on :) There were just a lot of strong yellow tones still which this thankfully managed to banish! xx

  3. Jess August 29, 2014 / 7:40 pm

    I have been trying to achieve silver for such a long time and this colour looks great! you say you have to dye your hair every three weeks, does the colour fade then? I would have thought it wouldn’t fade that fast being a permanent dye?

  4. Laura Morris November 2, 2014 / 8:21 pm

    How long did you leave it on for? Xx

  5. Breda downey November 27, 2014 / 11:22 pm

    What bleach do you use ?

    • Claire December 4, 2014 / 10:38 pm

      Jerome Russell I think it’s called, B Blond – it’s the most common one that you find in Boots etc, and usually comes in a box with the cream peroxide and powder bleach :) xx

  6. Angelina September 13, 2015 / 6:38 am

    I love this color on you! I have platinum hair as well, but I just use toner, so it’s a lot more yellow-y, and it drives me nuts! I’m always worried that if I tone it too much, it’ll turn out grey, which wouldn’t be too flattering on my skin tone. Platinum is so fun to have though!

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    • Claire September 14, 2015 / 8:28 pm

      I’m also obsessed with the yellow in my hair haha, though other people say they can’t notice it :) xx

  7. Tamara February 16, 2016 / 11:59 am

    I recently dyed my hair using this dye, and absolutely loved the colour which it turned out. However when I applied heat to it eg a curling iron my hair tinged a pink colour? I was wondering if anyone else found this?

  8. Mel May 27, 2016 / 3:11 pm

    You have no idea how much you have helped me in my search for a lovely silvery colour hair, my hair is a bleached blonde but still with some yellowy tones, I’m using the semi permanent mellor and Russell toner tonight but will most definitely take a trip to poundland and stock up on the permanent one :)

  9. Mrs Rosanna Catchpole March 20, 2018 / 8:54 am

    I have two boxes which I am planning on using today but I need to know things, will it lighten my hair to the same tone as I have darks roots going downto white ? And will it fade ? Just incase I really dislike it I don’t want to have to re bleach.
    Muchos thanks xx

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