Wednesday, 1 August 2012

From brown to blonde

This is my hair before (it's an old piccy, but my hair colour was exactly the same)



 I have finally got round to dying (well bleaching) my hair. This post is long overdue as I said I would do it ages ago, but then they didn't have the dye I wanted and I just didn't get round to it. But alas... here it is! The set of pictures above is after I used 'schwarzkopf live xxl max blonde 00B' what a mouthful! I left the dye on for the allocated time and put a shower cap on (probably not the best idea) I thought that this dye would just lighten my hair a shade lighter so I thought wearing the shower cap would increase it's lightening power from the heat on my head. However when taking a look under the shower cap shortly before washing it off, I was a bit shocked to see my roots were bright yellow/ ice blonde and the rest of my hair was a gingery blonde, and despite using 2 bottles of the product because I have longish hair, it was still slightly patchy, but this is probably due to me not applying it very well. 
After drying my hair I was a bit shocked to see how bright it was, and very yellow and dry too! I could have cried, but my Mum said she would buy me some new hair dye in the morning.
(Excuse my frizzy hair but I left it to dry naturally, and don't want to use any heat on it for a while so YAH KNOW!)
Before putting this new Nice n easy dye on my hair I was really considering putting a deep brown dye on my hair to cover the mess I had made! But I had researched about brassy blonde hair, and found out that I needed to put an 'ash' shade dye on my hair to counteract the brassiness. So this time my Mum applyed the dye for me (after seeing my attempt it was for the best)! When it was on my hair I was really worrying because it looked very ginger, but lets be honest... It couldn't have looked any worse than before. So I left it on again for the allocated time, then washed it off and left my hair to air dry (no more heat on my hair until it has recovered a bit) I quite like the results, it's still a bit of a funny colour but I am hoping it will look more natural once I have washed it a few times, and I am going to use my John Frieda shampoo that reduces brassiness. So here is my new hair, a bit damaged from the bleaching but alas... it is blonde!


46 comments:

  1. i love your hair, it is stunning

    xo

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  2. The blonde looks great on you!

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  3. blond have much more fun ;) looks amazing dear!

    xo

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  4. this is absolutely gorgeous, your so brave dying your hair yourself, i would have got mom to do mine, hehe! lovely though :D xo

    vintage-teapot.blogspot.ie

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    1. Thankyou :D haha I have had my hair so many colours now that I just go for it! xx

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  5. =) I mean that the final result looks amazing sweetie! =);) xx

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  6. The new colour really suits you. It's nice to have a hair change - right? xo

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  7. OH MY GOSH! IT'S GORGEOUS! haha you look great with blonde hair!

    <3 Sharmaine Ruth
    underpeachtrees.blogspot.com

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  8. your hair looks amazing!x

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    twitter: @heyitsloretta

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  9. Your hair looks lovely! Just came across your blog and I love it and your name is cute aswell! It would make my day if you checked out my blog, also would you consider doing a button swap? x
    Flora x

    http://floflo-florab.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. Thankyou very much :D Yes sure I will add your button now :) xx

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  10. Love your hair. Bleaching is the worst isn't it!? Ugh I hate how my hair feels afterwards! The colour looks lovely on you.

    I follow back all my followers. Also tomorrow I'll be holding a give away for Step Up 4 with goodies from Universal Pictures. So check my blog for some great goodies!
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    1. Thankyou :) It is, it made my hair feel so dry at the ends! I will take a look x

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  11. thank-you for the comment my lovely, you have such a pretty face.. i'm pretty sure i've said you remind me of gemma ward, and now i'm getting rachel mcadams. you look so pretty with both shades!


    lots of love,

    lily from red brick lipstick

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    1. hehe it's fine :D aww thankyou so much! I am flattered by both xx

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  12. It suits you both, blonde or brunette! I really like the final result though. And your Spongebob t-shirt is absolutely.. beautiful! Haha

    xx, Lara
    http://bravebrunette.blogspot.com

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    1. Thankyou :D haha yes... beautiful ;) it says 'shake it don't break it' :P xx

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  13. Nice post !

    3 words YOU LOOK FABULOUS :) !

    I am an instant follower now :)

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    Check it out ! :)

    Love,

    Janice
    the-fashion-milkshake.blogspot.nl

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    1. aww thankyou :D I will come over and take a look now! xx

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  14. Haha I did this a few years ago when I first went blonde. Used exactly the same blonde dye as you did and I went a vulgar brassy, yellow, orangey colour; not the blonde I'd planed to go. Instead of another dye you could have tried a toner, this would have taken out some of the brassiness.

    So let this be a lesson to everyone, never EVER try going blonde yourself.

    I'm following you now btw :)

    www.pinkyvntagexx.blogspot.com XX

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    1. Haha, it goes an awful colour doesn't it! I thought about that, but I still had brown patches form where the dye hadn't covered my hair enough so I was worried it might not cover the patchiness.

      Yes, it's risky buisness going blonde yourself! xx Thankyou, I have followed you too xx

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  15. Your hair looks great! Love your blog! xo

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  16. Interesting post, I love seeing people's hair transformations!

    Lauren
    pinkforflamingos.blogspot.com

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  17. My favorite is this all natural coconut oil treatment.
    grey hair

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