There’s a bunch of things going on in this post and I’ll try to explain them in as detailed a manner as possible!
Before anything tho, ja notice how no one EVER has photos of themselves while they dye their hair, it’s always photos of the after?
IT’S COS IT’S FRAKKING HARD TO TAKE PICTURES WHILE DYEING YOUR HAIR :|
Also I look like a potato while bleaching my hair *shrug
Anyway, I had green roots because I wanted a gradient:
Which was kyot for a while but eventually I wanted my roots to match the rest of my hair so I decided to bleach them.
Put a new cut-up garbage bag all around my sink so it wouldn’t turn blue.
Wore a shirt I didn’t like and plastic gloves. 5 pesos at any pharmacy. Plastic gloves trump rubber gloves, rubber is hard to remove when wet.
Convenient: Hair Dyeing Apron from Saizen, 5 pcs a pack, P50 during their Banzai! Sale. Yay.
Wore for +10000 Glamour Points [and also so I wouldn’t turn into a smurf]
BLEACHING:Used 40 vol developer, mixed with blue bleach until creamy/pasty consistency, slathered on roots. Used gloves because I am not a masochist.
Waited 30 minutes. Bitstrips.com is my life. Rinsed.
Hello, orange and banana hair, we meet again.
Didn’t feel like bleaching a second time because we all know how that madness turns out [yeah, I’m looking at you bleach addicts] so I decided to tone my hair to neutralize the brassy yellow.
Brought out my Directions White Toner, but was unimpressed by the super light lavender tint and figured it wouldn’t take on my yellow hair.
Sooo, I decided to make a stronger one!
Check out my Directions Plum. It’s so dark it’s almost black. In reality it’s a crazy pink-based pigmented purple that will last you forever if you mix it with conditioner.
You can make pastel purple, mix it with blue, mix it with pink, or in this case, glop on the conditioner to make a toner.
Added a tiny amount, tip of the spoon scraped across the dye sticking to the lid. That’s how strong this dye is!
Poured in a LOT of conditioner. I eyeballed it.
(If you have super light hair, this mixture will turn your hair lavender if left on long enough. It’ll only last about 2-3 days before it fades into a white on silver on your hair.)
Slathered it on my yellow hair. Because my hair is not bleached to a pale yellow and I have some light oranges hanging around there, the most this will do is neutralize my orange to a dull peach, and the lightest yellows will turn very pale purple. Which is fine since I’m not going for white, I’m neutralizing. No need to be neurotic about the “purple tinge” if you leave toner on for more than 5 minutes.
After around 10 minutes, rinsed the toner off. Voila, no more glaring yellows.
Mixed a little blue into the turquoise dye just to make sure it came out more blue than green. Added conditioner to dilute the color a little bit.
Left dye on for 30 to 40 minutes.
Read Robopocalypse because sci-fi is awesome and it’s coming out as a Spielberg flick, too.
Say Robopocalypse ten times, fast.
After 30 minutes of not managing to get blue fingerprints on my book, rinsed the dye off with mind-numbingly cold water.
Towel dried hair, very gently.
Blow dried, serum-ed the heck out of it and straightened a little bit for going out.
Hair adventures under the tag “HAIR” on my blog.