Since colouring my hair with a couple of different Bleach London products last year, I’ve been dying (ha, gettit?) to go back to peach hair again.
luckily for me, I was kindly sent these products from Scott Cornwall to test out – the brand new Candy Colour Restore(*), which promises to do a similar job to Bleach colours by delicately tinting bleached hair, and the Clear Hair Glaze treatment(*), which promises red-carpet style shine and strength. I was properly excited to test both of them out, to try and breathe some life into my frazzled locks.
On first inspection, the Candy toner looked to be pretty orange inside the tube, not the pinkish tone I was expecting. This didn’t bother me as I do prefer to err more on the orange side of peach rather than the pink, but if you’re looking for a pinker tone then this probably isn’t the one for you.
The application is easy peasy – you slather it on shampooed, towel dried hair and wait for 20 minutes. I went one extra and wrapped my head in cling film, mainly to stop any drips that might occur when I’m wondering around the house waiting for it to sink in.
As soon as I’d rinsed the candy hair colour off, I cracked straight on with the clear hair glaze. This has a fair few components, so it’s not as quick as I’d initially thought.
First you wash your hair with a clarifying solution, then mix two bottles together to make the glazing solution, which you apply all over, wait 20 minutes and rinse out.
Whilst I was sitting there with the product on my hair, I took a moment to read through the instructions a little further. Granted, I really should have done this at the beginning, but I was pretty eager to glossify my hair and too impatient to read pamphlets properly. It was at this point that I realised that you shouldn’t put this product on your hair if it has previously been henna’d. Oops.
While most of the henna/bleached henna has been cut off, I’d estimate that the lower half of my lengths is still frazzled pre-henna’d hair. After rinsing (and rinsing… and rinsing…) the product out, I went to comb through it with a re-tangling comb and it was at this point that I was wishing I didn’t have hair at all. The only way I can describe it is like combing through polystyrene (the sound it makes), which I recognised to be more damage than when I started. It’s kinda my own fault for not bothering to read it properly.
It did do marvellous things to the top of my head though, and I had a considerably shinier fringe than when I first started.
Hm… not much colour difference there.
As for the Candy hair colour, that unfortunately didn’t do anything for my hair. I imagine it was a combination of my natural hair colour being too dark, and also the clarifying pre treatment before the glazing technique which rinsed it all out. If you’ve got white blonde hair I reckon it would add a beautiful apricot tinge to it. I wish I’d done the treatments the other way round!
Bottom line? I personally would need to use different products on my hair, but if you’ve got very light locks which haven’t been ravaged by henna, then these should work a treat for you.
I was sent these two products for the purpose of review but all words and opinions are my own. This post contains affiliate links.