These claims immediately caught my attention, so I bought myself a bottle of the 'dark blonde to light blonde' formula. The packet comes with the tube of gel (obviously) and a pair of thin gloves similar to the type you get in home-dye kits. The first few times, I did use the gloves despite my hands being slightly too fat for them (note: can you lose hand weight?!) but found that they weren't really necessary for application.
The texture of the gel is actually quite thin, almost watery, which is fabulous for those like myself who aren't blessed with thick locks as it doesn't weigh your hair down or give that greasy appearance or feel. L'Oreal say it's best to apply it just after you've washed your hair while it's still wet, then blow-dry for an intensified effect. You can also apply it on dry hair and let the sun do it's thing! They claim that you will start to see results within 3-5 uses of the Sunkiss Jelly, so let's see if it works...
|My hair colour before use of the Sunkiss Jelly|
The great thing about this product is that you can control your look; just apply the product where you want, whether it be your ends for highlights, or all over for a generally lifted, lightened look. If you follow me on Instagram, you'll be aware of my hair updates with this gel. You can see immediate effects, starting with noticeable highlights after two uses. I'm now most of my way through my first tube, having bought another last week, and my hair is extraordinarily lighter than beforehand.
|After the first use of the L'Oreal Sunkiss Jelly|
|2nd use of L'Oreal Sunkiss Jelly|
There is no rinsing involved, so just leave the gel in and prepare for lighter hair. The formula is also enriched with camellia oil which leaves your hair feeling really soft. L'Oreal list the fragrance of the product as another selling point, be to be honest it wasn't something which really stood out to me. It smells nice but isn't anything special! It's available in 3 shades; 'light blonde to very light blonde', 'dark blonde to light blonde' and 'light brown to dark blonde', but I would be interested to hear if there is any difference between the 3.
|5th use of Sunkiss Jelly|
While it does say not to use it on coloured hair, I have not had an issue with this, and found that it has worked its magic just as well as on non-coloured hair. To be honest, my hair was probably a mid-light brown colour before this, yet bought the shade suitable for dark blonde. Perhaps going a shade lighter intensifies and speeds up the effects, but don't quote me on that one! I have been using the Sunkiss Jelly alongside the John Frieda Go Blonder shampoo and have found the two products really complement each other. So, if you're after a super-lightening quick fix, try this combo out!
|The Final Result: After 8 uses of the Sunkiss Jelly|
It is safe to say that this L'Oreal Sunkiss Jelly is highlights and summer hair in a tube. At first I thought this was a bluff, a mere selling point and marketing tool, but it does genuinely work! I would've paid near on £100 for exactly the same effect in a salon, but instead paid a measly £5.99.
What do you think of these results? Has L'Oreal Sunkiss Jelly worked for you?