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.
- 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
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.
- 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.
- Stir it well, so it's not too thick or too thin.
- I put Vaseline over my forehead, ears, and neck so the color can easily come off from there as color dye can be messy.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
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 ..
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