U71 Metallic Silver

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Expected results
Extra Light BlondeSwatch of hair colourSwatch of expected outcome of using U71 Metallic Silver

Permanent Colour

This gives a permanent shade that will last up to 28 washes, depending on your hair history.

U71 Metallic Silver

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  • Maximum colour depth & radiance
  • Cool metallic tones
  • Full of shine

Dreaming of silver tresses? The built-in metallic shine booster, with coconut oil, leaves hair gorgeously glossy for a cool metallic finish!


Top tips:

  • Always perform the allergy alert test 48 hours before each time you colour, even if you’ve used the product before
  • Check the colour application range to make sure this product is suitable for your natural hair colour
  • Remember, if your hair’s previously coloured, this may affect results
  • Avoid staining your fav jumper by having an old towel at the ready and use some skin barrier cream around your hairline/ears
  • Have some cotton pads and skin toner handy just in case you get some product on your skin
  • If you’re lucky enough to have thick locks or hair longer than shoulder length, you’ll need two or more packs for a nice, even coverage
  • LIVE Intense Colour should be applied to clean, dry hair

Download our guide for step-by-step application instructions and all the pre-colouring advice

  • 1 tube of Colour Cream
  • 1 application bottle with developer lotion
  • 1 After Treatment
  • 1 instruction leaflet
  • 1 pair of gloves

Colour Cream: Aqua · Cetearyl Alcohol · Ammonium Hydroxide · Coconut Alcohol · Cocamidopropyl Betaine · Ceteareth-50 · Cocos Nucifera Oil · Ceteareth-20 · Parfum · Sulfuric Acid · Potassium Hydroxide · Sodium Chloride · Sodium Sulfite · Ascorbic Acid · Sodium Silicate · Propylene Glycol · Etidronic Acid · Toluene-2,5-Diamine Sulfate · Resorcinol · N,N-Bis(2-Hydroxyethyl)-p-Phenylenediamine Sulfate · 2-Amino-4-Hydroxyethylaminoanisole Sulfate · 2-Methylresorcinol · 4-Amino-2-Hydroxytoluene · Quartz

Developer: Aqua · Hydrogen Peroxide · Cetearyl Alcohol · PEG-40 Castor Oil · Disodium Pyrophosphate · Sodium Cetearyl Sulfate · Disodium EDTA · Sodium Benzoate · Phosphoric Acid

After Treatment: Aqua · Cetearyl Alcohol · Behentrimonium Chloride · Prunus Armeniaca Kernel Oil · Litchi Chinensis Fruit Extract · Morinda Citrifolia Fruit Extract · Panthenol · Hydrolyzed Keratin · Isopropyl Myristate · Citric Acid · Phenoxyethanol · Stearamidopropyl Dimethylamine · Isopropyl Alcohol · Glyceryl Stearate · Parfum · Sodium Methylparaben · Propylene Glycol · Polyquaternium-37 · Glycerin · Dicaprylyl Carbonate · Butylphenyl Methylpropional · Limonene · Linalool · Hexyl Cinnamal · Lauryl Glucoside · Potassium Sorbate

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Charlotte
  • Wirral
  • 6
  • 1
Amazing colour! In love with mine! Got to have blonde hair before hand weather or not it's dyed blonde or natural! The colour doesn't last ages but if you use a silvering shampoo it does. Leave shampoo on dry hair for 5-10 minutes and then wash off for better results do this atleased 2-3 times a week!!!
Response from Schwarzkopf LIVE: Great colour Charlotte - thanks for sharing and thanks so much for the review!
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Eve
  • Finland
  • 0
  • 1
Color is amazing. With right silver products color will last a long time. I love how this tones my platinum hair even tho smell is quite strong. Definetly going to buy this more often.
Response from Schwarzkopf LIVE: Thank you for your review Eve! :D
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Faye
  • Merseyside
  • 0
  • 1
Ive only used this today and i love it! Just hoping it lasts xx
Response from Schwarzkopf LIVE: Great to hear Faye! :D
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Kasia
  • bradford
  • 0
  • 1
ehh not even close to silver metallic .... very disappointed ... not even light grey :/ nevermore schwarzkopf !
Response from Schwarzkopf LIVE: Sorry to hear of your disappointment Kasia! If you would like any help or advice regarding this, please contact our Colour Advisory Team on 0800 328 9214 or at consumer.advisory@henkel.com. Thank you.
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Karen
  • Dorset
  • 0
  • 1
I have tried this shade and loved it. Sadly it doesn't last. And even colouring every two weeks the coverage is poor. My hair is/ was coloured med blonde and greying naturally. I wrote and got a lovely reply, with vouchers. Even following the instructions it is not what it should be
Response from Schwarzkopf LIVE: Hello Karen, thank you for taking the time to review. We're sorry to hear of this, but we're glad you are happy with the level if service from our Colour Advisory Team :)
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Stacey
  • Brighton
  • 1
  • 1
I bleach my hair (I'm naturally brown) and this colour looks,on my hair, the same as it does on the box - I love it. I keep it looking fresh by using a silver shampoo. Perfect!
Response from Schwarzkopf LIVE: Thank you for your lovely review Stacey, great to hear :D
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Liwsi
  • Wales
  • 0
  • 1
I currently have the U67 and U71 on my hair. The blue is on my roots and the silver on the ends. I can only say how much I love the metallic collection. The first time I used the blue it did fade quickly, but on the second use I took the time to to follow the instructions thoroughly. The step to wet the hair and thoroughly massage before finding is vital to preventing fading. Also I love that the dye doesn’t stain my white towels. It rinses right out in the wash. My only complaint is that using two packs is expensive. It would be nice if there was a mix and match offer available. But other than that this product is a 5 star.
Response from Schwarzkopf LIVE: Thank you very much for your feedback and review Liwsi! :D
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Shania
  • Bournemouth
  • 2
  • 1
I dyed it and it turns some off my hair blue , why and I had blinded hair before I done it
Response from Schwarzkopf LIVE: Hello Shania, we're sorry to hear of your disappointing colour result. The Metallic Silver does contain a blue pigment, which is designed to neutralise any warmth in the hair. If your hair was dry/porous prior to use, this will case the hair to 'grab' the tone, leaving an intense result. This tone can be easily removed by using an anti-dandruff or cleansing shampoo. I hope this helps, and thank you for taking the time to review.
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Ste
  • Northern Ireland
  • 0
  • 1
Absolutely terrible I dyed blonde with the “absolute platinum” as recommended and followed the exact instructions then applied this for exact time as instructed it looked far from metallic silver so I bought another box of metallic silver hoping it would work but barely made any difference I’m furious with the results would never recommend this to anyone
Response from Schwarzkopf LIVE: Hello Ste, we're sorry to hear of this and can certainly appreciate the frustration caused. If you would like to speak to someone regarding this issue, please contact our Colour Advisory Team on 0800 328 9214 or at consumer.advisory@henkel.com. Thank you for taking the time to review.
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Lara
  • Uk
  • 1
  • 1
I love the colour but mine has come out more of a grey than silver (which is fine because it still looks great). The coverage looks a bit patchy and I'll need to use a second pack but that may well be my fault as I didn't watch the development time properly. All in all I love this product and would recommend it.
Response from Schwarzkopf LIVE: Thank you for your review Lara, if you ever need any help or advice regarding our Colours, please contact our Colour Advisory Team on 0800 328 9214 or at consumer.advisory@henkel.com. Thanks again :)
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Alina
  • Hemel Hempstead
  • 0
  • 1
What a waste of money. Not even a tint of what is supposed to be. Also should mention on the box that you have to bleach your hair or have extremely light hair. What is shown in the picture on the back is not realistic because it doesn't work. I must have special hair or something....
Response from Schwarzkopf LIVE: Hello Alina, we're sorry to hear of your disappointment. We do state on the back of all our colourant boxes which shades we recommend your hair to be, to create the shade as depicted on the box. Hope this helps for future reference!
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Abdrea
  • Staffs
  • 2
  • 1
Used this color for about 18 months. Last 3 boxes I’ve purchased have been rubbish. The colour hasn’t even lasted 2 washes. What a waste of money. Thinking of using another hair dye brand as I cannot afford to keep wasting money on a brand that isn’t doing its job. Very unhappy customer like many I’ve read through
Response from Schwarzkopf LIVE: Hello Abdrea, we're sorry and concerned to hear of your disappointment. If you would like to speak to someone regarding this issue, please contact our Colour Advisory Team on 0800 328 9214 or at consumer.advisory@henkel.com. Thank you for taking the time to review.
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Paula
  • Rhyl
  • 0
  • 1
First I used this loved the colour but only lasted 2 washes even though it's suppose to be permanent bit disappointed hair has gone back to blonde
Response from Schwarzkopf LIVE: Hello Paula, we're sorry to hear of your quick colour fade! This is normally attributed to an increase in your hairs porosity- so make sure you're using moisture rich products to help combat this :) If you would like any further help or advice with this, please contact our Colour Advisory Team on 0800 328 9214 or at consumer.advisory@henkel.com. Thank you for taking the time to review!
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Jordan
  • Bodmin
  • 2
  • 1
I used a hole bottle on my hair and I have short hair as I'm a guy and left it on for over the time recommended and my hair colour didn't even change !
Response from Schwarzkopf LIVE: Hello Jordan, we're sorry to hear of your disappointing colour result. If you would like any help or advice with this, please contact our Colour Advisory Team on 0800 328 9214 or at consumer.advisory@henkel.com. Thank you for taking the time to review!
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Leah
  • Bristol
  • 0
  • 1
Absolutely terrible! Spent £30 on this hair dye. I had bleached blonde hair before hand and hardly took to my hair. The bits it did take to it has almost already completely washed out. I can’t believe what a waste of money it has been. It’s safe to say I will never buy from you again and neither will my friends and family. Or anyone that follows me on Instagram, Twitter or Facebook.
Response from Schwarzkopf LIVE: Hello Leah, we're really sorry and concerned to hear of your disappointment and can certainly appreciate the frustration caused. We recommend you contact our Colour Advisory Team on 0800 328 9214 or at consumer.advisory@henkel.com, for best help and advice regarding this issue.
Thank you.
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Luke
  • Wales
  • 0
  • 1
Brought this colour today as always wanted my hair this colour so had my partner do it for me and it has done absolutely nothing tomy hair which i am really not happy about as i feel like it was a waste of money and my natural hair colour is almost identical to the light blonde on the box
Response from Schwarzkopf LIVE: Hello Luke, we're sorry to hear of this! There are many reasons that can be attributed to a colour not taking. Some shampoos, conditioners and styling products contain a silicone ingredient, which can leave a barrier or residue around the hair omitting penetration of any chemical process. In order to remove this and for the best results, we suggest using a deep cleansing shampoo prior to application of your colourant. For best help and advice for this colourant, please contact our Colour Advisory Team on 0800 328 9214 or at consumer.advisory@henkel.com. Thank you :)
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Tamara
  • Telford
  • 0
  • 1
Absolutely awful, I had white hair before using this. Left it on for the recommended time and it's absolutely nothing like the box, better toner than an actual colour as it isn't at all like the box and more of a silver shine. Wouldn't bother using again, will go back to using the brand I know works.
Response from Schwarzkopf LIVE: Hello Tamara, we're sorry to hear of your disappointment and can certainly appreciate the frustration caused. If you would like to speak to someone further regarding this issue, please contact our Colour Advisory Team on 0800 328 9214 or at consumer.advisory@henkel.com. Thank you for taking the time to review!
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Norma
  • North east
  • 0
  • 1
Hair very blonde last Saturday, used the silver and today 1 week on it is very flat and much lighter, only washed twice.
Response from Schwarzkopf LIVE: Hello Norma, thank you for taking the time to review. Colour fading can be due to two reasons: porous hair, which causes the colour to easily release from the hair shaft when washing, or if you have product build-up in your hair, the will create a silicone barrier that prevents the dye from penetrating the hair shaft. If you tend to use a lot of products in your day-to-day styling, we recommend using a deep cleansing shampoo 48 hours before you colour. If you would like any tips or help on how to maintain a vibrant colour please call our Schwarzkopf Advisory Service on Freephone 0800 328 9214 or at consumer.advisory@henkel.com. Thank you.
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Jools
  • North East
  • 0
  • 1
Best ive used. Never could get rid of my red hints. Now perfect ash blond/grey which looks natural. Love it!
Response from Schwarzkopf LIVE: Thank you for your lovely review Jools! :D
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Fran
  • West Yorkshire
  • 1
  • 1
So my hair was platinum blonde and I really fancied going silver I have shoulder length hair so thought one bottle would do .... my hair is now multi coloured and looks a green shade I’m not happy
Response from Schwarzkopf LIVE: Hello Fran, we're sorry and concerned to hear of this! For best advice and help with this issue, please contact our Colour Advisory Team on 0800 328 9214 or at consumer.advisory@henkel.com. Thank you.
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Kat
  • Boston
  • 0
  • 1
I totally adore this colour but I have the same problem it fades within days, is it ok to keep re doing it every week?as I do and it doesn’t seem to do damage to my hair ? Thanks
Response from Schwarzkopf LIVE: Hey Kat, thank you for your review! We recommend you wait at least 2 weeks before recolouring, and to follow the root-regrowth application method :) This will protect your hairs condition, and in turn, will help elongate the colour. Hope this helps!
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Hayley
  • Newcastle
  • 1
  • 1
Left on the time stated followed it step by step I have white blonde hair and my hairs gone blue not grey
Response from Schwarzkopf LIVE: Hello Hayley, we're sorry to hear this! Sometimes if your hair was quite dry/porous, the hair will grab the colour pigment, leaving an intense result. To help fade that tone from the hair, use an anti-dandruff or cleansing shampoo applied to dry hair. Hope this helps, but if you do need any further help or advice with this, please contact our Colour Advisory Team on 0800 328 9214 or at consumer.advisory@henkel.com. Thank you.
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Kelsey
  • Wales
  • 0
  • 1
Colour never lasts more than a week ! The colour is fabulous when first on wish it would stay
Response from Schwarzkopf LIVE: Hey Kelsey! Make sure you're using Silver Shampoo & moisture rich products/hair treatments to help hold the colour :) Thank you for your review!
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Debbie
  • Manchester
  • 0
  • 1
I bought this really liking the colour. I am so disappointed with it. It looked great for the first couple of days but after one week has totally disappeared. I would not recommend this product
Response from Schwarzkopf LIVE: We're sorry to hear of your quick colour fade Debbie. To help combat this, remember to use moisture rich treatments at least once a week as this will help improve your hairs condition, thus holding colour in your hair :) Hope this helps!
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Bethany
  • London
  • 0
  • 1
Waste of money. Only lasted a couple of washes is my ice blonde hair
Response from Schwarzkopf LIVE: Hello Bethany, we're sorry to hear this! Make sure you're using moisturising products and shampoo/conditioner specially formulated for coloured hair :) Hope this helps!
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Lisa
  • oldbury
  • 0
  • 1
only changed the tips of my hair didn't take at all to the rest of my hair really disappointed in this feel like I have wasted my money again this is the second time I have tried this product but won't be again
Response from Schwarzkopf LIVE: Hello Lisa, we're sorry to hear of this! As the Metallic Silver cannot lighten the hair, if it's applied to an uneven base, the colour will be uneven. For any further help or advice with this, please contact our Colour Advisory Team on 0800 328 9214 or consumer.advisory@henkel.com. Thank you.
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Leanne
  • United Kingdom
  • 0
  • 1
Despite having white blonde hair this absolutely didn't work, my ends went dark grey but it just made the most of it a sort of dirty blonde with blue patches, I followed the instructions exactly but it just didn't work, this is the second dye I've had from schwarzkopf that went completely the wrong colour [a violet went a bright shade of maroon]
it seems to be a 50/50 problem whether or not you get the colour you see on the box.
Response from Schwarzkopf LIVE: Hello Leanne, we're sorry to hear of your disappointing colour result! Sometimes, if your hair is porous, it causes the hair to grab the tone, leaving an intense and unwanted result. For best advice and help with this, I recommend you contact our Colour Advisory Team on 0800 328 9214 or at consumer.advisory@henkel.com. Thank you.
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Jess
  • Stevenage
  • 0
  • 1
It didn’t take the colour at all and it washes out so quick?
Response from Schwarzkopf LIVE: Hi Jess! We're sorry to hear of this! Quick colour fade is normally attributed to an increase in your hairs porosity- make sure you're using moisture rich treatments to help combat this :)
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Kim
  • Cumbria
  • 4
  • 1
I had blonde hair before using this lovely colour but it didn't work for me, used two because of how long my hair is but the end stayed blond middle went silver and green
Response from Schwarzkopf LIVE: Hi Kim, we're really sorry to hear that you didn't get the results you were expecting. We'd really like to discuss this further with you so do give our Schwarzkopf Advisory team a call on 0800 328 9214 if you'd like to. Thanks.
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Claire
  • Essex
  • 0
  • 1
I have recently grown my hair out to its natural light blonde having had it blue/black and blue previously (using live colours and never having an issue)
I decided that for a change I would try the metallic silver and excitedly had my mum help me apply it. However, once washing the dye out...there was absolutely no change in my colour whatsoever.
I am so disappointed as I have never had a problem with live colours before.
Response from Schwarzkopf LIVE: Hi Claire, we're really sorry to hear that you didn't see a result from this application. We'd really like to discuss this further with you so do give our Schwarzkopf Advisory team a call on 0800 328 9214 if you'd like to. Thanks.
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Sarah
  • South Wales
  • 0
  • 1
Love the colour however I’m unhappy that’s it says permanent and it’s actually not, hoping that you will make one that is permanent as it’s washes out after 2 washes
Response from Schwarzkopf LIVE: Hi Sarah, we're really sorry to hear that you didn't get the longevity you were expecting. How long a hair colour lasts can vary depending on individual hair type and history and especially if it's being applied to hair that is already coloured/bleached. We'd really like to discuss this further with you so do give our Schwarzkopf Advisory team a call on 0800 328 9214 if you'd like to. Thanks.
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Tash
  • United Kingdom
  • 0
  • 1
Lovely colour, unfortunately the colour seems to slip off my
Bleached blonde after 3 washes , any ideas on how to make it last longer?
I've violet toning shampoo, the lot !
Response from Schwarzkopf LIVE: Hi Tash, thanks for getting in touch. If your hair is bleached, we'd recommend using a semi-permanent like LIVE Ultra Brights Steel Silver. Our permanent shades are designed to be used on natural hair. It's likely your hair has become porous from the bleaching which means it can't hold onto the colour as well. We'd really like to discuss this further with you and give some more advice so do give our Schwarzkopf Advisory team a call on 0800 328 9214 if you'd like to. Thanks.
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Hollie
  • Milton keynes
  • 0
  • 1
Tried the semi permanent one first which was perfect but washed out quite quickly. Tried the permanent one on previously bleeched hair for 20 minutes, went too dark with too much purple tone, hoping it fades out.
Response from Schwarzkopf LIVE: Hi Hollie, thanks for leaving your review. LIVE Metallic Silver is designed to be used on natural hair so you would be more likely to see unexpected results when applying it to bleached hair. We'd really like to discuss this further with you so do give our Schwarzkopf Advisory team a call on 0800 328 9214 if you'd like to. Thanks.
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Sharon
  • West Midlands
  • 0
  • 1
My hair was blonde to start with used as instructed , very disappointed with the result , my hair still looked similar colour to before I put the dye on , so for me a waste of money !
Response from Schwarzkopf LIVE: Hi Sharon, we're really sorry to hear that you didn't get the results you were expecting. We'd really like to discuss this further with you so do give our Schwarzkopf Advisory team a call on 0800 328 9214 if you'd like to. Thanks.
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Linda
  • Worcester
  • 0
  • 1
Wanting to do my hair colour for over 12 months and now got the colour I want
Response from Schwarzkopf LIVE: Great to hear that Linda, thanks for leaving your review!
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Gina
  • United Kingdom
  • 0
  • 1
Colour looked great but it all washed out with in 3 days I have had semi permanent dyes that last longer
Response from Schwarzkopf LIVE: Hi Gina, we're really sorry to hear that the colour didn't last as long as you expected. Colour longevity can be dependent on your individual hair type and especially if you have colour build up from previous applications. We'd really like to discuss this further with you so do give our Schwarzkopf Advisory team a call on 0800 328 9214 if you'd like to. Thanks.
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Elaine
  • Belfast UK
  • 0
  • 1
First time user of this colour, hair I had removed colour from leaving it very ginger toned and using this colour toned it down and for me, brought out beautiful highlights. Thanks
Response from Schwarzkopf LIVE: Thanks for taking the time to review Elaine!
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Carrie
  • Kent
  • 2
  • 1
I have been trying everything to get this colour hair and you've only gone and done it!! Love this product so so much my hair looks amazing!! Finally got the colour hair I've always wanted.
Response from Schwarzkopf LIVE: Hi Carrie, great to hear you're loving the product! Thanks for the review :)
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Jennifer
  • U.K.
  • 2
  • 1
Loved this , turned my hair the perfect shade of grey , love love love ❤️❤️❤️
Response from Schwarzkopf LIVE: Beautiful colour Jennifer - we love it too!
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Heather
  • Ta14ja
  • 0
  • 1
I have used two of live silver products and neither of them have covered my bleached blonde hair,the permanent silver and steel shade 098 ,I left one week in between. I have followed instructions and still end up with streaky blond ,I even brush through my with products on it and waited 30 minutes,very disappointed with your products and out of pocket to tune of £12.00
Response from Schwarzkopf LIVE: Hi Heather, we're sorry to hear to you didn't get the results you were expecting. LIVE Metallic Silver is developed to be used on natural hair only so you would be more likely to see unexpected results if you applied it to bleached hair. We'd really like to discuss this further with you so please contact our Schwarzkopf Advisory team on 0800 328 9214 if you would like to.
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Dani
  • Manchester
  • 0
  • 1
I applied this colour on to bleached blonde and It's definitely more of a blue/purple colour rather than a silver. Quite dark. The colour freedom silver blonde colour is much better if you're looking for a silver tone.
Response from Schwarzkopf LIVE: Hi Dani, we're sorry to hear to you didn't get the result you were expecting. Please contact our Schwarzkopf Advisory team on 0800 328 9214 to discuss this further if you would like to.
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Patricia
  • United Kingdom
  • 4
  • 1
I used the u71 permanent silver dye. I've been always suffered with yellow tones although used the best purple shampoo and toners. Tried a lot. I've been really impressed by the silver permanent hair dye. Just used it on my yellow brassy parts and the result is amazing!!! Highly recommend for all girls who what ashy silvery blonde hair. The after treatment what comes in a box also lovely left my hair very healthy and glossy. Love this product going to buy more. Spent a lot for hairdresser but now I see not that hard to fix your bleached hair to turn a lovely cool tone. Thanks for this product also its a bargain for £5.00. very satisfied
Response from Schwarzkopf LIVE: Glad to hear you're loving our LIVE Metallic Silver, Patricia! Thanks for taking the time to leave your review.
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