Wednesday, 20 February 2013

Pumpkin Queen!


If you follow me on almost any other social networking site, you might know that yesterday I dyed my hair! 


Changing my hair colour to ginger has been something I've wanted for almost a year and I finally (kind of) succeeded yesterday.
I did attempt it at christmas, however not enough of the red dye came out of my hair and when I dyed it a copper colour, it sent it back almost the same as it was previously.

I took pictures of (most) of the steps I took yesterday to get my hair ginger (well orange).


 First I stripped my hair (twice) with Goldwell Colour Remover. I have to say, every time I've used this it's not stripped out as much colour as I've desired. I'm not sure whether it's because red is such a *excuse me* bugger, to remove or because I had a lot of colour build up but it just did not strip enough colour out (which is the error I made last time, at Christmas). 

I also will add that I put cling-film on my hair and added heat with a hair dryer - I have no clue if this helped, but my mum said it would! 

Results: 

1st attempt
2nd attempt























I then bleach-bathed it (twice) which involved 2:1 shampoo: bleach ratio. 

Results
1st bleach bath - sorry I didn't photograph the 2nd because it was late
Then it was time for the dye! 

it was sooo bright


Results?





avec flash
sans flash

Obviously, this whole process has dried out my hair etc. But, surprisingly it is still in quite good condition. I also have 3 different hair masks to put on it in the next few days - which I'm hoping to blog about!


xxx


11 comments:

  1. Looks gorgeous and vibrant :) xxx

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  2. So in love with your orange hair!! :D

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  3. It looks so lovely, wish I had the balls to bleach my hair x

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    1. trust me it took me and my mum some debating! however, I only had to slightly bleach it because I'm quite fair naturally :)x

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  4. LOVE your hair! I have always thought it would be fun to go red but the closest I have come was a red streak in my blonde hair! I am so happy to have stumbled across your blog! It's adorable! I am your newest follower hey hey hey!

    xo, Kelsey Belle

    www.happiereading.blogspot.com

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    1. aw haha, red was my first "all-over" colour, I spent years just putting different colour streaks in my blonde hair before I took the plunge!

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  5. Great post!Would you like to follow each other?
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  6. Hi! Bit late to the party, but I have to say that your hair colour looks fantastic here. So rich and vibrant. Can you tell me which colorant you used please? I've recently changed my own colour from red to ginger (after stripping colour also) and yours is the perfect shade I've been searching for.

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    1. Aw thank you very much, I use Indola but the lady at Sally's told me magicolour do a similar colour :) xxx

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