I’ve been all colours under the rainbow (seriously) over the years, and although I get so many compliments on my hair, it’s often followed up by “… But I couldn’t pull that off”. Well Babe, I’m here to tell you that hell yeah you can!!

Here are my top tips for pulling off bold hair (even as an introvert), along with my best home hair-dying hacks…

Sure, you’ve gotta have guts to dye your hair a non-natural colour, but YOLO really is a valid life motto here. I went with a root fade using the Clairol Colour Crave range (buy from Countdown or The Warehouse), and found it really easy to blend. If you’re not sure what colour will suit you, lavender is a solid shade for any skin tone and colour. 

My overall impression of the Clairol Colour Crave range (and I’ve tried them all) is positive. There’s a standard amount of dye in each tube (although you’ll need to use a couple of tubes if your hair is long or thick), and it’s easy to use – not too thick, definitely not watery. Each pack comes with a brush (lifesaver for application) and TWO pairs of gloves, cause sometimes it’s a joint effort! I was impressed with the colour vibrancy, and the initial washout of the product took 5 minutes (I’ve had dyes that have taken 20 minutes for the water to finally run clear). I’ll definitely use this range again, and am excited to trial a few of the other colours – I have my eye on you, indigo blue!!

You can grab a Clairol Colour Crave pack (available in six colours) at your local Countdown or The Warehouse now. Also, mandatory to tag me in any upcoming bold hair selfies – @rubyfearless 


I just know you want to dye your hair now, so I’m giving some product away for yourself and your bestie!!

To go in the draw to WIN three Clairol Colour Crave packs for yourself, and three for a friend, simply tell me in the comments below what colour you’d love to dye your hair!

Everyone who has done that automatically goes in the draw to win.

Winner is drawn on 18th October and contacted via Facebook message. Open to NZ residents only.


Thanks to Clairol for teaming up with me on this post. 

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A 28 year old digital content specialist and blogger from Auckland, New Zealand. Christine loves writing, styling expensive new outfits, reviewing beauty products galore, and dabbles in snowboarding during winter. She loves her mum dearly, best friends uncontrollably, and boyfriend fiercely. There's also her cats Teddy and TinTin, but don't get her started on how cute they are.

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