30 WEEKS OF EXPERIMENTATION
A BRIEF HISTORY OF MY HAIR
|This is my natural hair color. A medium dark brown.|
After trimming it and finding the various lengths lackluster, I went for it and gave myself a short bob. If you're trying to grow out your bangs, this totally works by making most of your hair the same length.
WHY NOT CHANGE IT UP EVEN MORE?
|D.I.Y. world of blonde here|
HOMBRE, I'M GOIN OMBRE
My Rainbow inspiration here
And the rainbow journey has begun
Looking back at all the phases of colors that is to come, this was by far my favorite. Once you go darker, it is very hard to cover unless you strip the colors out.
This rainbow pattern below was inspired by meadham kirchhoff spring 2011. This is the dye freshly applied.
|New color added to the mix: Back Ends: N'Rage Bubble Gum Pink • Roots: Manic Panic Purple Haze • Middle: Twisted Teal • Middle above pink, long strip from roots, and right ends: Jazzing Red Hot|
CHOP BANGS + THE FADE OUT
Inspired by Luella Bartley Spring 2008. The color quest continues.
I'm still using up the same colors but in just different areas.
THE BLEACH OUT
A fresh bleaching to lighten the roots and remove color, but teal is so colorfast.
BROWN // TEAL GRADIENT
My attempt at brown semi-permanent dye. We'll see...
THE FADE OUT
At this point, I'm kind of sick of teal, but I have so much left so I'm gonna go for it.
I went for it •ALL TEAL• A hard look to pull off. I've become an anime character. Surprisingly rainbow hair is way easier to pull off.
|CLAIROL BEAUTIFUL COLLECTION Light Reddish Brown at roots • JAZZING black at the roots • NRAGE Twisted Teal in the middle • MANIC PANIC lizard green at ends|
THE FADE OUT
The semipermanent brown and black dyes have very little staining power. They are great if you don't want permanent color, but wash out in just a few washes.
MORE BLUES AND GREENS
|JAZZING black at the roots • MANIC PANIC lizard green mixed with NRAGE teal for a darker green • green everywhere else.|
This shade of lizard green is so pretty and looks great mixed with black/brown roots. I really enjoyed this combo.
THE FADE OUT
FEELING A BIT NORMAL AGAIN
Semi permanent brown dyes were fading too quickly, so I opted for a permanent warm cherry brown box dye and was happy with the result. For a little playfulness, I added more green to the tips.
whew....that was a good ride. more pics to come. I just dyed my roots jet black. My green dye is just about used up.
TIPS I'VE LEARNED THESE PAST 30 WEEKS
•start with whitest blonde possible for colors to be pure. if you start with brown hair, the color will be muted.
•apply conditioner or manic panic virgin snow toner in parts of hair you don't want dyed.
•read lots of reviews on colors to get an idea of how it may turn out.
•always wear gloves and protect your skin with vaseline or conditioner.
•when using multiple colors, use a separate brush for each color.
•use clarifying shampoo to help remove color.
•start with a pastel color and work your way to darker tones.