Thursday, September 1, 2016

New hair!


So, I finally got to the point where I was tired of growing my hair out and looking so damn normal! I finally got to liking my curly/wavy hair, btw, which allowed me to go natural for longer than usual. But I couldn't do it anymore. It isn't me. Before picture:
not sure why i've got brown eyes in this picture. 

I colored exactly half of my hair blond. I used a blue bleach with 20 volume clear developer first, with the below result (in braids). It is a big mistake to use 40 volume developer with bleach--you're damaging your hair and it really isn't giving you more lift than a 20.

It's actually pretty passable...not that bleach orange or yellow you normally see.
I also thinned out my eyebrows
Next I used Ion Brilliance lightest ash blond 10.1 with 40 vol creme developer. (NOW you bust out the 40 volume). When I used to be a hairdresser, I used to have access to top-of-the-line chemicals, but now I have to go to Sally's like a regular jackoff. I'd written about Ion here . It was pretty decent for the pastels, so I thought I'd try the regular color. It was a clear liquid instead of a paste, which I found really weird. And the color wasn't really very opaque. Like, I don't think it colored it ash blond at all. In the post I linked to, I mentioned that the gray pastel would be better off as an ash toner, which is what I actually ended up doing to lose some of the warmth. I'm going to do that again to get an even cooler-toned blond. I'm not very happy with how warm it still looks. 

To "debut" the new hairstyle at the office, I wore this vintage dress I got from Shareen Vintage. Sometimes the best way to hide a loud hairstyle at the office is with a loud dress.

9 comments:

  1. It looks very cool! I've considered doing half half colour too!

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    1. Thanks! Seems like everyone's doing it!

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  2. Cool^^ I'm so tired of my natural hair color too, but I'm still looking for the perfect dark blue hairdye that lasts a little longer, than 1 or 2 weeks...:)

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    1. When I used to color my hair all different colors, Jerome Russell was the best dye that lasted forever... You couldn't even bleach it out. I don't even know if they make it anymore

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  3. Love your new hair and the dress! I was always curious to know if the weight of your head feels different with one side bleached, but maybe it's my crazy imagination XD

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    1. Haha no, but it does feel different because one side is damaged and one side isn't

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  4. The new hair is lovely, and I totally dig your instructions on how to hide a loud hairstyle! :D

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