The before pictures show exactly how long it's been since I properly coloured my hair. I used a semi-permanent a couple of months ago but the grey hairs re-appeared within a week. You can see my hair is quite peppered. I also noticed I'm losing skin elasticity on my neck this morning, ah the joys of ageing!
I followed the instructions, including leaving it on longer to cover stubborn greys. Mine are definitely resistant to colouring, so I left the dye on for around 40 minutes. I'm pleased with how it's turned out. It is darker than it was pre-colouring but not overly so and it has covered my grey hairs well. As ever with the Nice'n Easy dye, it felt a bit dry as I rinsed the colour away but felt lovely and soft once I'd used the after-care conditioner.
I'm still interested in putting some lighter strands through my hair. There are a number of different kits I've seen, including those specifically designed for darker brown hair but I've no idea which are good and which have 'orange potential'. I toyed with the Garnier Nutrisse highlighting kit but #4 looked like a very unnatural brassy colour on the packet. I wondered whether using a permanent hair dye in a dark blonde shade was worth a try instead of straight peroxide? I know that I really ought to just go to a salon, I do have some serious trust issues with hairdressers though as you have probably gathered! Which reminds me, it's coming round to my twice yearly visit to the hairdressers. This time there's going to a strict, no layers policy.
As an aside, I'm wearing L'Oreal Burning Black today. I've included the picture below to let you see how it looks applied. This colour was the reverse of Endless Chocolate in terms of application and went on better with fingers than a brush.