Out With The Red, In With The Pink11:02
After my hair inspiration and lots of umming and ahhing I finally decided to take the plunge and dip dye my hair. After checking out a few different colours I decided to go for pink. I decided on pink for a couple of reasons: 1. After dying my hair brown over my previously bleached and red dyed hair, I didn't want to bleach my hair too much so knew I wouldn't be able to get it to a nice blonde. 2. I just don't feel right anymore without a bit of colour in my hair. I never realised just how much my hair affected me until I had it brown for a whole day and I just felt so unhappy with it.
For any of you that are interested, this is how I did it...
Products I used:
Schwarzkopf Live Salon Style in Medium Brown
Jerome Russell Highlighting Kit for Light to Dark Brown Hair
La Riche Directions in Carnation Pink
Firstly I dyed my hair brown to get rid of the red. I know I shouldn't but I always leave hair dye on way longer than the instructions suggest, but as I didn't want my hair to go too dark I left it on for the suggested time this time. Although I liked the Chestnut colour it gave me, like I said before I just didn't feel right, but I'd definitely recommend Live Salon Style hair dyes as they give great colour and have pretty good staying power compared to other dyes I have used.
I left it for a day before I bleached the ends. I knew I wouldn't end up with nice blonde ends but I wasn't worried too much about the colour, just needed it lighter for the pink to show up. I bleached it from my chin downwards, and I just slapped it on really because I didn't want it to look to neat for the dip dye effect. I left the bleach on for 25 mins, then washed it off and dried it. Then to achieve more of a gradient I put more bleach on the bottom 2 inches, wrapped in foil and left for 20 minutes. I don't know if it because I was bleaching over dyed hair but it didn't really go much lighter, so if I was to do it again I would probably leave it on a bit longer. This is the orangey pink shade I ended up with.
Then I put the pink on. I wasn't too worried about doing this because La Riche Directions is an all natural semi-permanent dye so it doesn't damage your hair and I actually find it to be quite conditioning. I slapped it on my ends, again so it didn't look too perfect. I then wrapped them in foil again and left for just over an hour before blasting them with the hairdryer for 10-15 minutes. Then once the foil had cooled I rinsed it out and this is the final result.
I was going to do the pink again as it is a little bit patchy but I have decided to leave it because I kind of like the patchiness of it. I think it adds to the affect of dip dying. What do you think?
I have also had a play around with my blog layout because I wanted it to be a bit simpler and more personalised with my own blog header. Hope you like it.