I finally dyed my hair! After contemplating whether or not I could commit to the change and dry hair – I finally did it!
So, to break it down into a nice and clear organised post. I’m gonna talk about:
- The Inspiration
- The Process
- The After Care
- Do’s and Don’ts
I always knew I wanted to change my hair colour but I didn’t want it to be an extreme change I wanted a subtle change. So instead of changing my whole hair colour, or having ombre or dip dying my hair, I settled with balayage!
I liked how natural the look was and how beautiful the colours blended together.
I picked out the colour 7.24 which could be described as a golden brown colour.
I had to take an allergy test because I didn’t want to react to the dye, so I had to do this before I could even think about applying it to my hair. My hair dresser swabbed the dye behind my ear and I had to wait an hour to see if I felt any irritation and I left any residue on for about 24 hours – still no reaction or irritation so I was good to come in the next day to dye my hair.
What I wanted was think streaks of this colour but in a large quantity – I didn’t want large chunks in my hair because this would look really unnatural.
Overall, it took about 2 hours to do and by the end, my bum felt really numb for sitting in the same spot for 2 hours.
The After care!
I purchased a new shampoo from Aussie: the colour mate shampoo and the Aussie 3 Minute Miracle Colour Deep Treatment.
I now can’t wash my hair every day and once a week I use this deep treatment to prevent my hair from going dry. I do still use my normal Body Shop banana conditioner.
Do’s and Don’ts
I can’t go swimming because the colour will fade lighter, I can still apply oil for my hair and I just have to apply less heat to my hair now, again to prevent my hair from going dry.
Before and After!
Hope you found this to be helpful!