They say blondes have more fun but now there’s a new happy hue taking over town and that’s bronde. Yep, you heard me – ‘bronde’. A beautiful blend of brown and blonde.
Garnier’s gotten in on the trend with a new shade in their Nutrisse Creme collection called 6.3 Golden Light Brown. It’s the penultimate shade of bronde as it really is the perfect merger of coffee meets cream. Still, if you’re a brunette who wants in on the action but doesn’t want to stray too far away from your natural colour you can take a look at Golden Light Brown’s sister shades – 5.3 Golden Brown and 4.3 Dark Golden Brown. Like all the hues in Garnier Nutrisse’s collection, they promise a luminous-looking, multi-tonal result and are enriched with fruit oils to care as they colour.
Being a brunette, the bronde collection really appealed to my flatmate, Gay, but she was a seriously nervy customer. The last time she dyed her hair at home we picked a shade that was a bit too light and her hair turned a dashing shade of khaki. Cue snot, trane, trembling and my cunning plan B – buying a beanie in every colour and wearing them for a month. Ever the diva, Gay was not keen on plan B so we had to develop plan C which involved a semi-mental breakdown in a 24 hour pharmacy where we found a darker shade to cover things up. The ensuing colour wasn’t great. In fact, it was a bit, dare I say it, rooi. But it was OK. It wasn’t kill-yourself-khaki so that was a plus.
So, flash forward and we’ve got 1 x flatmate who’s a bit nervy of box dye. Still, I asked her very nicely (okay, okay, I was all ‘Do this now or I’ll lock you out of the Wi-Fi’) and she agreed, settling on 5.3 Golden Brown as it was the closest to her natural hair colour but still promised subtle golden tones. Still, it had its work cut out for it. We needed to cover a bit of grey, blend in the roots and deliver even-looking colour that wasn’t a monotonal world o’ ‘flat’.
After a stiff drink, we mixed it up (easy peasy), did a successful patch test and I slipped on the gloves to get down to business. Just one box was enough to cover her every strand and it didn’t smell especially strong. (In the past, other dyes have burned Gay’s scalp and made my eyes water.)
After just half an hour (twenty minutes dye time, a five minute shower and five minute blow dry) we had a our answer…
In fact, bronde was totally banging!
So, do brondes have serious fun? Gay thinks so. She’s now living up to her name with a compliment-garnering hair colour that she likes so much she’ll be using it regularly. She’ll also have you know her wardrobe is officially 100% beanie-free.
If you’re thinking of going bronde yourself, know that Garnier Nutrisse has three mooi shades to help you pull it off.
Now, if you think you’d like to become a #brondegirl too, let’s get to the part I know you’re excited about!
I have two Bronde girl hampers to give away and each includes the entire bronde collection plus a R1 500 shopping voucher from a mall of your choice.
Entering is easy and there are three ways to do it. You only need to pick one way to enter but if you do all three you’ll triple your odds of winning.
1. Simply leave a comment below telling me why you’d like to go bronde.
2. Hit me up on twitter with ‘Hey @lipglossgirl, I’d love to win a spoilicious @GarnierSA #brondegirl hamper’ and be sure to include the link to this post.
3. Find my bronde girl post on Instagram (I’m @lipglossgirlxoxo) and tell me why you’d like to try the hot new hue over there too.
This competition is open to South African residents only. The competition closes at 5pm on 19 May and I’ll draw the winners from a combined pool via random number generator and announce them on 20 May.
Good luck girls!
P.S. Can we all just agree I’m living with Princess Kate Middleton’s doppelganger?
This competition is now closed. Congrats to winners Jess Gouws and Karin van Zyl.