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Tips In DIY Hair Dyeing

Do you always have boring hairstyle? Are you trying to mix things up? You might have thought about it and finally wanted to try something new. You want fun and funky hair. You want to color your hair with the trending hairstyle. Unfortunately, you don’t know how to do it. Meanwhile, going to the salon is expensive. So, what are you going to do? Luckily, you can try the tips provided below:

Prepare the Materials 

Before anything else, make sure that you prepare the materials needed for balayage hair colouring. First, prepare the chemicals. Get ready the hair bleach kit, a semi-permanent hair color, shampoo, and conditioner. For the tools, you have to prepare the brush or comb, two rubber bands, gloves, bowl, aluminum foil, towel, hair cape, timer, and blow dryer. 

Moisturize your Hair 

The dye will work best to hydrated and healthy hair. As such, conditioning treatments must be part of your regular regimen at balayage hair colouring. You can try using the ultimate moisture protein complete mask for your hair at least once a week. 

Ask your Colorist for Color Levels 

If you are planning to color your hair, it will be best to ask first your colorist regarding the hair color that they recommend. Indeed, this is important information for DIYers. This will guide you of the proper color of your hair. 

As such, make sure to set realistic expectations. While you are in the process of dyeing your hair, make sure to ignore those misleading information outside the box. Make sure to limit your at-home dyeing to two shades darker. You can also limit it to a shade lighter than your natural hair color. 

Remember, shades that are labeled as golden or warm will often end up looking orange. As such, opt for neutral or cool colors just to be safe. This is true if your shade skews red at all. 

Decide if you want a Semi-Permanent or Permanent Hair Dye 

There are three main types of hair dye. Semi-permanent, demi-permanent, and permanent. All of these have their lifespans. 

Semi-permanent hair dyes will last 15 washes maximum. In this type of dye, there are no chemicals used such as developer and hydrogen peroxide. The color will just sit on the hair’s surface. If the fine print of the box will tell you to mix anything at all, the dye is not semi-permanent. It will last closer to 28 washes. 

Meanwhile, demi-permanent hair dyes will blend a new color with the natural color of your hair. However, it will not do anything major such as cover the grays. Indeed, semi-permanent dyes are great for people who want to amp their existing colors. This is making chestnut-brown hair shinier and richer for three to four weeks. This is done without the noticeable roots during a grow-out phase. 

Finally, permanent hair dyes are filled with ammonia. If it is combined with hydrogen peroxide, it will penetrate deep into your hair. The result will be long-lasting hair color that will only fade slightly over time. Then, you will have to retouch it every four to six weeks as the roots begin to grow. 

Dip Dye Reverse-Ombre DIY Haircolor



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This post is sponsored by Bigen.

If you’d asked me a month ago, I’d have said I’d never change my hair. In fact, many SD fans bemoaned the idea at all – my lion-clown mane is my signature, they said. Alas, I’m first and foremost a beauty blogger, and we all must grow and change.

So I did it all by myself, like a big girl and in the My Little Pony parlance of our times decided to do a dip dye, reverse-ombre kinda look. To clarify for those interested (and to soothe the OCD colorists out there), let’s talk about what these terms actually mean and the difference between them: Continue reading “Dip Dye Reverse-Ombre DIY Haircolor” »





L’Oreal Couleur Experte Haircolor Review



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L'Oreal Couleur Experte Haircolor Review 9 Creme Brulee Cooler Light Beige BlondeI’ll admit, I overblond-ed my hair myself for years, and it seemed each time I colored my hair was bright white-yellow on the bottom and my natural dark blonde at my roots. Very Britney Spears; not very sexy. I decided to do the big change myself by tossing on a deeper base and some nice highlights with L’Oreal Couleur Experte Haircolor in #9.2, “Light Beige Blonde Creme Brulee”. Was two colors at once an undertaking? Certainly – but if you never try, you’ll never know!

I had some initial concerns, as the color on the box looks VERY warm and almost red in the undertones, yet it notes that it is a “Cooler” shade. I was also worried that applying hair color and highlights one right after another might dry my hair too much, but the box said to do it so I did it! I am nothing if not obedient.

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Haircolor Review: Revlon Colorist Expert Color and Glaze



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Revlon Colorist RedheadWhy do I constantly switch haircolor products? I was perfectly happy with the color I got from Perfect 10. Well, I know why – because I’m obsessed with trying new things and reviewing them for you, that’s why. Revlon Colorist was one flavor I sampled in my blondie days, and here’s the rundown:

Back when I was channeling Marilyn I tried a lot of blonde hair colors, and they’re all pretty torturous on the senses. This one was no exception. It itched my scalp and the smell was all burny in my nose. No bueno. The color (#100, Extra Light Natural Blonde) came out pretty though: light but natural-looking, and blended well with my already Pam Anderson-colored ends. (I wasn’t a bimbo, so stop thinkin’ it. Seriously. I’ll cut you.)

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Hair Product Review: Clairol Perfect 10 Permanent Hair Color



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Hair Product Review Clairol Perfect 10 Permanent HaircolorI abuse my hair like crazy. I blow-dry daily, and before I became a regularly-henna’ed redhead, I colored it light blonde at home myself about once a month. So I’m probably not the best spokesperson for healthy color – but I am likely the best person to talk to if you’re buying home haircolor. I tried Clairol’s new gem Perfect Ten, and I’m proud to say I adored it!

I got Lightest Blonde #10 and followed the directions to a T. I never wore ash blonde well, so I loved the warm, rich color this gave me. If you’re looking for ash blonde or find that warmer/brassier tones wash you out, keep looking.

This product dealt with every problem I’ve ever had with drugstore haircolor. It even came with a brush tip for the colorant bottle so you could evenly comb the product through your hair. I loved that since I’ve always done the same thing myself at home by simply using a plastic wide-toothed comb while coloring!

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