I've Dyed My Mum's Hair For 8 Years, and Josh Wood Hair Colour Is the Best We've Ever Used
Every two months or so, my mum, Fiona, asks when I'm coming home next (we're in a coronavirus support bubble, FYI). The reason? Besides getting to hang out, of course, she wants to schedule herself into my packed (honestly, never packed) schedule so I can dye her hair. Ever since British colourist Josh Wood released his own at-home hair colour brand back in February 2018, I've been her dedicated colourist. Even though I don't personally dye my hair at home (although, I do love using many other Josh Wood Colour products), Fiona and I have both become total devotees to Wood's box dye. And I'm convinced that after seeing Fiona's results, it will throw all of your box dye judgements out of the window. "The other types of dye brands I've tried never seemed to be a good colour match and often had an overpowering smell," Fiona said. "After using Josh Wood Colour the first time, I was quite blown away by the ease of use and the great coverage," which is why we haven't looked back since.
When it comes to dyeing her hair, Fiona wants something that covers her grey roots coming through without dramatically changing the overall colour of her hair. She also wants a product that won't cause too much irritation to the psoriasis on the back of her neck and scalp, which isn't a problem since Josh Wood Colour doesn't use PPD (paraphenylenediamine) or ammonia in its formula. And finally, she doesn't want the hair dye to cost a huge amount of money. It almost sounds too good to be true that this one ticks all of those boxes, but it isn't. "I can't count the number of compliments I've had over the past two or so years since using the dye, and I always recommend it to my friends," Fiona added, and she's not kidding — someone give this women an affiliate link already.
As England heads into a second lockdown and sadly our hairdressers have to put away their brushes and scissors again, we may be relying on box dyes a little more than usual — especially if you're someone who regularly touches up your root regrowth or grey hairs (we still recommend leaving the dramatic hair changes to the professionals, though). Whilst we'll continue supporting our beloved colourists the best we can during this lockdown period, in the meantime, at-home box dye is your next best option — and Josh Wood Colour is a sure winner.
Let's dive into the details and dyeing process further.