Thursday, May 29, 2014

Summer Hair Change: From Brunette to Redhead!♥

Thursday, May 29, 2014


I'm known to change hair colors but this is one that was huge for me, since it's actually bright red.. more magenta though. 


I recieved so many lectures from my Asian parents because of this, but whatever, I felt rebellious! :) I wanted to change my hair color for a while now, I've had light brown/blondish hair for years now, so wanted to take a step up and dye it red! These were my hair inspirations, the look I was going for. I wanted a combination of both, not too red and not too purple (I found these two pictures below on google)

Red hair is a lot more common these days so I wanted a magenta - more on the purple side. After researching weeks on my own, seeing bloggers, youtube tutorials, and products - I finally did it. I was a bit hesitate because of work, but they love it surprisingly! According to them, it's "not too bright so it's still professional." My hair is more magenta than actual bright red.


Products
  • 3 Tubes of L'Oreal High Color Highlights in Magenta for Dark Hair($22.80 Each costs $7.60)
  • Salon Care 40 Volume Developer 4 oz ($8.54)
  • Hair Color Dye Brush ($3.98)
  • After Color Conditioner for Color Treated Hair($4.99)
  • A cup (My own)
  • Latex Gloves (My own)
  • Towel (My own)
  • Total = $40.30
These items do not come together, unfortunately. You would have to buy them separately, which can be very pricey. You can do a better job at home and for cheaper than at a salon though!  I've looked for the L'Oreal Tubes at Pharmacies, but they're not available there. I bought the tubes and developer from Sally Beauty, which can be found on Amazon. The hair Dye Brush is from Maya Beauty, also on Amazon. 

I wouldn't recommend the 40 Volume Developer if your hair is already bleached, it's way too harsh and most hair cannot handle it. If you have very healthy hair, than do it otherwise it's chemicals can fry and damage your hair. If your hair is blonde, go for a 20 developer. If you have less healthier hair and it's brown/black go for a 30 developer.

Steps:
  1. I mixed three tubes of highlights. For every ounce of tube, use one ounce of salon care 40 so it evens it out. It was a bit confusing to me at first, but I figured it out. When you look at the labels, each tube has one ounce of dye, and in the salon care there are four ounces - basically, for every one tube use 1/4 of the salon care. A measuring cup helps if you are still confused.
  2. Stir it well, so it's not too thick or too thin.
  3. I put Vaseline over my forehead, ears, and neck so the color can easily come off from there as color dye can be messy.
  4. Afterwards, you even out the sections of your hair with your hair dye brush and just apply the dye. I always start from the root, as those are my natural hair and it needs more time to process than the others.
  5. I left it on for one hour - depending on your hair, the most required is 45 minutes, but I went a little extra because I wanted the color to really show.
  6. Then, I washed my hair COLD water. Yes, cold. You don't have to shower in cold water, you can just put your head under the shower hose. Cold water is really good for color treated hair, it will last longer and won't fade as much.
  7. I applied a lot of conditioner to my hair, I don't put it on my roots as I have too many natural oils already due to being Asian.
Red hair is hard to take care of but it's not difficult! It's recommended to use a Sulfate Free shampoo for your hair. Johnson Baby Shampoo works great since it has less chemicals, but I just use Suave for color treated hair or Keratin. If you guys do something similar like my post, show me the links & results! :)

Thank you for reading as always. Leave your blog links in the comments & I'll be sure to check them out and follow :) Stay in tuned beautiful people ..  


*Disclaimer: This is not a paid sponsored advertisement. I actually bought the products, and wanted to share the outcome. 


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140 comments:

  1. Wow, gorgeous red hair,dear, you did it well! )

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  2. Oh my gosh, I love it! That hair colour is so so pretty.
    the-creationofbeauty.blogspot.com

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  3. Oh my goodness! I have been wanting to dye my hair for awhile now... haven't gotten the courage yet to do so! Your hair looks absolutely STUNNING.
    <3 Pauline, ­­Addicted to Makeup

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    1. Go for it! I'm sure you'll be able to pull it off, thank you sweetheart xx

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  4. With the arrival of summer we all want to change the look and this suggest that I really like. Hello dear stay in touch.

    Valentina.

    WWW.ZAGUFASHION.COM
    ZAGU FACEBOOK PAGE
    bloglovin follower

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  5. Great look <3
    Your blog is veryy BeautiFul <3
    I am following u via GFC
    Hope u will follow back.
    arbbeautyblog.blogspot.com

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    1. Thaank youu hunnie & of course, I love to check it out & follow :)

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  6. Gorgeous post.!♥
    Follow to each other? Let me know.

    www.anetesdomas.blogspot.com

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  7. It's really pretty ! I had red hair once but it was really difficult keeping the color ! Good luck thou!


    ellabellascrapbook.blogspot.com

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    1. Aww, thaank you. I'm going to try my best to keep it this color!

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  8. Gooorgeous hair colour! Your hair is such a beautiful length and style!! Thank you for your comment on my blog and for following on GFC. I'm now following you on GFC and bloglovin'. Would be great if you followed back on bloglovin' too :D xx

    www.allthingsbeautiful-x.blogspot.com

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    1. You're too sweet, thank you for your kind words sweetheart x

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  9. I think you looks stunning, your hair is in amazing condition!!
    Maya x
    voguebymaya.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. Thaank you hun, I take really good care of it hehe xx

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  10. AMAZING Hair :-)))
    Follow back with pleasure!

    xoxo Kira
    from redhead to redhead :-)

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  11. That is such a stunning shade! You look gorgeous and your hair is seriously amazing. I used to have red peekaboo highlights and I miss them. Mine always faded so quickly though. PS...thanks for your sweet comment. I'm following you back :-)

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    1. Aww you're too sweet, thaank you so much for the kind hearted compliments. Keep in touch always x

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  12. wow ur hair is so nice mashallah

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  13. WOW! That is a radical change!

    You have a new follower! I would be more than happy to see you in my list as well.

    xoxo,
    Froso
    Style Nirvana

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    1. Aw thaank you, already following you sweetheart :)

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    1. Thank you lovely, have a great weekend as well :)

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  15. Wow!! Your hair is amazing it looks so shiny and healthy!
    Well done my dear :) Awesome blog by the way! Keep it going <3

    I would really appreciate if you'll check out my blog too! <3
    Caz Fenty | www.vngelhvze.blogspot.com

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    1. Aww thaank you so much for your kind comments, your blog is amazing. I love the outfit looks you come with me & you're stunning :) <3

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  16. Really nice red hair!!!

    Hugs
    Svetlana from Lavender Star // BlogLovin //
    Instagram // Faceboook

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  17. Wow your hair looks gorgeous :)
    http://thekontemporary.blogspot.de/

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    1. Thaank you, you're the gorgeous one though<3

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  18. WOW, your hair looks absolutely amazing red! I would never be able to pull that off. 😉

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    1. Awwiee I'm sure you can, thaankyou for the love sweetheart! <3 xo

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  19. Love the change, looks very good
    Would you like to follow eachother on GFC, blogger and blogovin?
    http://helderschicplace.blogspot.com/

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    1. Thank you gorgeous & of course, would love to follow you :) xx

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  20. oh my goodness how gorgeous is your hair?! not just the colour but the length and the waviness (so jealous!). One of my friends said that it was such a pain taking care of red hair because it needs constant care, but if it looked like this id do anything ahha ;p thank you so much for passing by my blog as well i really appreciate it! :) x
    | Life as a Petite || Fashion, Crafts & Lifestyle Blog |

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    1. ps thank you so much for following me as well, I'm following you back and look forward to more posts! x

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  21. Wow, your hair is absolutely stunning! For the longest, I've been thinking about getting red hair but the process can be quite damaging if not done right. You have inspired me to give it a try! Wonderful post girly ✿

    Cristielle |Fairytale Princess ☾•*

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    1. Aww thaank you so much for your kind comments, if done properly you will be fine! Best of luck hunnie xx

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  22. I seriously envy your hair like crazy, so long and thick lol it looks perfect. I love my natural hair color so I don't dare dye it, but I'm not sure I could pull off red anyway lol. It looks amazing!!

    following you back! love your blog.

    xx, H
    http://www.dolledupdaily.com/

    xx, H
    http://www.dolledupdaily.com/

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    1. Awww thaank you soo much for the kindness! You're too sweet <33 Your blonde hair is absolutely beautiful, never change it though :)

      Keep in touch XO

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  23. I love your blog! Nice hair btw!
    <3
    Sasha
    beauty-by-sasha.blogspot.com.au

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  24. thanks for the tips! your new hair color looks gorgeous.

    xx,
    felishmichelle.blogspot.com

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    1. Thaank you sweetheart, you're too kind :) <3

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  25. These hair color look so good :) keep in touch dear
    www.beautyandfashionfreaks.com

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    1. Thank you soo much love x & of course, will drop by sometime!

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  26. I love the hair color :) such an informative and wonderful post, thanks a lot sweetie
    www.fineartandyou.com

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    1. Thaank you hunnie, you're too kind <3 xoxo

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  27. I was also thinking of dying my hair of that color. Kind of like red-violet. But I am also thinking of going for the brown-pink one. Oh the hair dilemma's women have to go through... :)

    Jenn
    The Pink Lemonade Girl

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    1. Go for it! It'll look beautiful on you regardless, brown & pink sounds wonderful.

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  28. Thank u for ur nice comment on my blog.. I am also following u via gfc..
    sumitrastuff.blogspot.de

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    1. Thank you, hope you're doing well x

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  29. So pretty, like Ariel!

    http://abigailalicex.blogspot.com

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    1. Lool everyone calls me that at work! Thank you doll x

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  30. Congrats to the result! You have in general wonderful hair <3

    Thanks for following - it´s a pleasure for me that I already followed you on gfc and bloglovin <3

    xx from Bavaria/Germany, Rena

    www.dressedwithsoul.com

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  31. Thank you for leaving such a kind comment on my blog!

    xxx
    E from Helsinki, Finland
    http://dragonflyelisabeth.blogspot.fi/

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  32. whoa your hair is super long O_O
    I can't manage my hair to reach that length haha
    love your new hair color! looks fun and young :)

    xx
    vina
    pinapina.net

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    1. Lool yes, I've been growing it since two years now. Thank you so much :)

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  33. Un tono muy bonito y sexy, besos,ana.

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  34. Thanks your sweet comment honey, I'm following you too, love your red hair. You have such lovely hair <3

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    1. Aw, thaank you so much for your kind words. Lots of love back :)

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  35. Gosh, I love it! Stunning colour, dear!
    Luxury Haven

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  36. such a nice hair color!your blog is very lovely and interesting! i`m glad if you visit my blog, too <3

    xx
    beauthi.blogspot.com

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  37. Beautiful hair :) x

    Www.esttrill.com

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  38. Your hair looks awesome! And thanks for your comment on my blog! I am following via GFC so stay in touch <3

    xo
    Yujin
    La Celestials

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  40. I used to work for a hair salon and that color on the bottom right is so hot! I haven't actually seen that before. Really nice site by the way! :)

    Hunni of Tiffanyxoxo.com

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    1. Yaaay! I'm glad it's the first you seen. Thank you so much sweetheart! xo

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  41. Stunning hair! Sorry to hear that you got all those lectures though. ;) I personally like your hair this color and say go for whatever floats your boat!

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    1. Haha I agree! Thaank you so much gorgeous xo

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  42. woow! Love it! :) http://outsidefashioncatwalk.blogspot.com.es/

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  43. That red looks amazing, honey! Stay in touch!:X


    http://the-may-day.blogspot.ro/

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    1. Thank you so much & of course love :) x

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  44. Very amazing colour! <3 I follow your blog, follow back?
    stylizacje-dla-ciebie.blogspot.com

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  45. In love with the pinky purple hair,absolutely stunning x

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  46. Hello, honey!
    Do you want follow each other via bloglovin?
    If yes, follow me there and let me know about this on my blog.


    http://www.bloglovin.com/blog/3947784

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  47. wonderful hair!!
    please visit me in free time:)
    http://mesmerize87.blogspot.com/

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  48. Great color! Its always fun to be a redhead sometimes! haha. I just stumbled upon you and I'm really loving your blog, Perhaps you will like mine too!

    i can’t afford my lifestyle

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    1. Haha aww it is, thaank you hunnie & of course, I'll take a look at yours :) I'm sure its lovely as you are <33

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  49. The red looks fab!
    New follower :)
    xo Annie
    New England Romance

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  50. Wow beautiful red colours!!

    http://julesonthemoon.blogspot.it/

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  51. What a dramatic change! It looks gorgeous!
    Thanks for your nice comment and follow! Following you back now :)

    Rowena @ rolala loves

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  52. Dear, found your blog randomly and I’d like to say it’s fabulous! You have amazing photos & style! Everything is perfect!

    will be happy if you’ll find a minute to visit my blog)

    www.dianacloudlet.com

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    1. Aww thaank you so much! You're sucha sweetheart, appreciate the kind words. Of course, I'd love to check out your blog<33

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  53. Love this post! Mind checking out my blog and following me via GFC & Bloglovin'? A leave me a comment so I can follow back!
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    xoxo,
    azia.

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    1. Thank you gorgeous! & Of course :) x

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  54. Hello, thankyou for the lovely comment on my blog! I just followed you on this and would love a follow back! Gorgeous blog and post by the way, Hugs and kisses!xx

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    1. Aww thaank you so much! You're too kind & of course, following you for sure :) xo

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  55. Gorgeous hair!!!! :D

    http://bjornellycious.blogspot.com/

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  56. The amount of hair you've got! God <3 Love the color.

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    1. Haha aweee yesh its too long, thank you x

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  57. Thank you for visiting my blog and the lovely comment! I like how me and you are a like haha I have changed my hair colour soooo many times too I've been this bright with red too but only sections of my hair! Anywhooo I got a lecture of my parents too (before marriage days) but hey it looks stunning on u x

    aqeelakeela.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. Haha that's cute xx Loving your hair as well! It looks beautiful, and thank you for the kindness sweetheart :) keep in touch always x

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  58. Love how your hair came out! I want to dye mine purple, but only temporarily :)

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  59. thx for your lovely commentar :*
    now i follow back <3

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  60. Great hair colour!! I ,on the other side, have currently dyed my hair red but am thinking of dying them brown!! :P I love the purple colour that you added but I am a chicken and I don't think I would dare to do that any time soon!! I am a new follower and I would love it if you would like to keep in touch!! I hope that I see you around my place too :)
    Maria xox
    http://aresmar.blogspot.com

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    1. Aww thank you for the lovely comment on my blog, you're too kind<3 I would love to check out your blog, going to do so right now x keep in touch

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  61. Wow, this must've been such a tough decision but he outcome looks good! :)

    Ayesha xxx
    Http://alycheeaday.blogspot.co.uk/

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  62. OMG, I want to have red hair!!, is beautiful!!

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  63. Your hair looks gorgeous!! =)

    http://eatandtraveltheworldwithfashion.blogspot.com/

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  64. The colors amazing, specially in daylight. http://r1coetbello.blogspot.co.uk

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