Its been a busy week for me, exams and trying to finish my last semester with a BANG! I wanted to post an update of how my hair came out after my first time of attempting to do a pastel hair color.
Things I used for the coloring:
1. old tshirt
2. coloring gloves
3. container to mix dye
4. coloring brush
5. hair dye
6. lots of Conditioner
7. rat tail comb
8. hair clips
9. plastic bag or a one time use shower cap
Now as I’ve mentioned before, I am not a professional and if you refer to my previous post, you’ll see what I mean. Also, my results for this coloring can tell you, I took a chance, and the results are what I call “Meh” results, but before I get there, here’s what happened:
I used PRAVANA ChromaSilk Vivids is blue.
I haven’t touched up my roots since late march, and this is my hair before (please note: old t shirt I got years ago from donating blood):
I thoroughly brushed my hair, and separated it in to sections to make it easier to color. Then I mixed the goods together:
I really wanted to use up my big sexy hair conditioner, so I poured it all in to the glass container, and since its not one of my favourite conditioners (it does nothing basically), I added this amazing conditioner:
Of course I didn’t add too much since its pricey and makes my bathtub really slippery.
Here I added the hair color, and I think I used to little.
This is what it looked like after very thorough mixing. If you don’t mix it, you will get patchy color.
Ta-Da! All colored. After this picture, I wrapped my head in a plastic bag, keeps the color in one place, and helps the process. As I mentioned a cheap little shower cap can also be used.
I waited and hour and a half for the color to get in there, and in the meantime did some reading and applied a face mask to further pamper. myself 😉
After washing off the color, I shampooed and conditioned and blow dried my hair.
As you can see, I got patchy color! Also, hardly any color on the outer parts of my hair. I did get a lovely min shade in the inner parts of my hair, so when I put it up in a pony tail, it looks really cool. In the daylight, I would say its hardly noticeable.
Things I can take away from this experience, for one, I think I need to figure out why the color is patchy. I do notice when I use blue shampoo, these same regions turn lighter, and the others stay the same. I think I should use more dye, since it will wash out in a few washes, if it comes out darker the first time around, its no big deal. I could also double process it, as this is a semi-permanent dye, and is as bad as hair straightening. Also, I read if you use dish washing liquid, it helps get rid of the color faster. Lastly, I think I will do pastel lilac/purple later in the month, and maybe the results will be better. For now, I will be the patchy minty lady.
The Vintage Cat