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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. 

BaBylissPRO Nano Titanium Flat Iron Review



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For around twenty years before I owned my first flat iron, I had always resorted to using a curling iron to straighten my hair. This was never the most effective and efficient manner, but invariably yielded good results once you used it repeatedly. One day while getting ready for some outing with my friend, she finally showed me her flat iron. This was my first encounter with the same, and it looked just marvelous. She tried it on my hair, which eventually turned out to be a life-changing experience for me. Continue reading “BaBylissPRO Nano Titanium Flat Iron Review” »





When it Comes to Hairstyling, Pink Out Loud!



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Who doesn’t love being stylish for a cause? More importantly, what girl doesn’t love PINK?

Paul Mitchell has brilliantly combined these interests in their fabulous #PINKOUTLOUD campaign, a partnership with Bright Pink which focuses on prevention and early-detection of breast and ovarian cancer in young women.

paul-mitchell-limited-edition-pink-out-loud-express-ion-dry-hairdryerIn support, they’ve released a bunch of fab new styling goodies including my favorite, the official Express Ion Dry+ hairdryer. Not only is it the best hairdryer I’ve ever used (hello, LCD display and FIVE temp/speed settings + diffuser and cool shot), but it’s sups-adorbs and for a good cause to boot!

How can you help support this stylish and generous effort? Here are a few easy ways (2 out of 3 won’t cost you a dime either):

  • Capture your best pink lipstick selfie, leave a mark on a lover or snap a pic of a friend blowing the world a kiss, and share the images on your social channel with #PINKOUTLOUD to help create social buzz and inspire the women we love to be proactive and seal their long-lasting wellness with a kiss;
  • Donate at Brightpink.org’s page; or
  • Text PINKOUTLOUD to 59227 to sign up for Bright Pink’s monthly Breast Health Reminder™ text with tips to be Breast Self-Aware, and encourage the women in your life to do the same!

To learn more about Paul Mitchell’s PINK OUT LOUD! campaign, please visit www.paulmitchell.com/pink. They have fab versions of their straightener and Super Skinny Serum supporting the campaign too!





Sexy Sleek Hairstyle + Rose Gold Styling Tools #PMBigNightOut



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Paul Mitchell Rose Gold Smoothing Iron Sculpting Brush Review You're GoldenI have a mild obsession with rose gold, fruity girl drinks, and beauty products. (Girls who are with me, say hey-oh!)

So when I (being a #PMInsider and all) got the Paul Mitchell limited edition You’re Golden Express Ion Smooth+ rose gold smoothing iron and sculpting brush, my face basically did this:

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Technically, this product came out as part of Paul Mitchell’s Big Night Out, but my very first thought was that it would help me create the perfect hairstyle for my big night in: my girls-only #SassyGlam House Party. (Spoiler: it was every bit as epic as I imagined it, evidenced by a regrettable Vine). Continue reading “Sexy Sleek Hairstyle + Rose Gold Styling Tools #PMBigNightOut” »





KISS InstaWave Review: Beautiful Curls Made Easy



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Want curls? You don’t need that old fashioned clamp-and-burn iron. You just need your extra time and your

Oh yeah, baby, the KISS. Just like cars, curling has gone from manual to automatic with the revolutionary KISS InstaWave, a tangle-free curler that instantly creates beautiful, long-lasting curls without being awesome at it. Which is great, since as we’ve discussed, I’m not handy with my hair.  Continue reading “KISS InstaWave Review: Beautiful Curls Made Easy” »