princessofpyke asked: oh no, i'm not going for pastel hair, that's just hell lol. The bubblegum hair dye I use is pretty vibrant and looks like my icon picture. I was just wondering if it would stay the 2nd time around since I have let yellow, now replaced by peachy pink and such. Sorry to bother you!
It pretty much depends on the hair dye you use AND the frequency with which you wash and shampoo your hair. You mentioned that you washed your hair every 2 days, but some girls even go as far as to use dry shampoo just to keep their color vibrant for longer. They also deep condition because for some reason, putting conditioner on your hair seems to lessen the runoff dye in the shower considerably.
Shampoos and conditioners with sulfates tend to strip color off hair faster, so maybe check your bath products. And if you’re using stuff like olive oil on your hair (which strips color).
To me the color of the base doesn’t affect how long a dye sticks onto the hair - it just changes the hue of the dye put on top of it. It’s the health & porosity of hair + how often you get it wet that dictates how long a dye lasts. Also, pinks and reds tend to have bigger molecules so they stay in the hair longer than say, blue dyes, which have the smallest molecules.
princessofpyke asked: I want it pink, more precisely that bubble gum pink. Since my hair is peachy pink right now do you re-dying it bubblegum pink will help the color stay? Or should I one up my pink hair dye to a more magenta/hot pink?
Well, if the bubblegum pink you’re going for is a pastel color it really won’t stay very long, even on light hair. Vibrant/dark pinks last longer, a lot of people give diluted Cerise or AP good reviews when it comes to staying power. However if you have unbleached roots they will show through a light color like bubblegum pink. So if you want to dye your hair now but don’t want to bleach roots, I would probably put on a darker/more vibrant/less pastelly dye so that the roots won’t be so obvious. Eh, I hope I’m making sense haha.
This girl wrote a pretty detailed entry on doing pink hair from an orangey base + she had roots to deal with too.
princessofpyke asked: Hi! I just dyed my hair a bubblegum pink about three weeks ago or so and now it has started to fade to a peach. I don't know if the yellow in my bleached hair counterbalanced the pink or what. I stg I washed it once every two days and I don't do any xtreme straightening or blow drying. Idk whether to re dye rn or wait for my roots to grow out and do the whole thing all over. I really don't feel like bleaching my roots bc they're not that bad rn. Idk if this is a q, I just need an opinion!
Okay, first, what color are you planning to put on? Putting bubblegum pink on yellow hair tends to create an orange-tinted pink, if you know what I mean. That’s probably why your hair faded peachy. I think before you put on another dye you should try toning it first (a color that counteracts the peach) or try a drabber, so that the next color goes on with less issues.
lifesizehysteria asked: Thank you! I'll definitely be looking around that site! I'm trying to avoid bleaching my entire length b/c the last time I box-dyed my hair it lightened it a lot but my dark brown roots are pretty long. I think bleaching them will make them too light. Because my length was not originally bleached, just lightened, I'm not sure how to make them even now. I was thinking maybe a bleach bath on my roots would be the best way to even it out.
Yeah, that’s the trouble with roots! Hard to even them out. You could bleach bath your roots or bleach them, even, and then just put on a darker dye similar to your color now that will cover both roots and length to sort of blend them together?
lifesizehysteria asked: I started following you because of your posts about your hair just before you stopped dying it. lol That's my kind of luck though. However, I've gotten so much good information from you and been so inspired not only by your boldness w/your hair/style but the way you seem to live life with such richness. Anyway, I'm about to start my own little hair adventure and was wondering if you've ever done a bleach bath to lighten roots only/to lighten natural hair slowly and how it worked for you? Thanks!
Hi, thanks so much! What an awesome message to get. Glad I helped you start on a hair adventure. Anyway, my experience with bleach baths is that they lift out synthetic color but are rubbish at lifting natural color. So a lot of people do a BB when they want to change colors, but when they’re actually lightening natural hair, they do full on bleaching if they want results faster.
However, I have tried bleach bathing my black roots on occasion. I use 9% developer + bleach + an equal amount of shampoo so the dilution is 1:1:1. When I BB’d black roots I’d leave it on for about 30 minutes and I usually get orange brown hair. If my hair is healthy I can bleach bath again in the next 2 weeks. If it seems dry, I deep condition for a week before doing another bleach bath.
I love this hair dye forum (that I’m a member of) because there’s an entire thread on bleaching and lightening and a bleach bath tutorial, among other things.
Good luck! :)
spilledinkandvodkadreams-deacti asked: omg mam thank you i've been wanting to add blue tones on my enchanted green hair hehehehehe alabyue
haha no prob! :)
I’m always on the lookout for new hair products to try, especially since if you have bleached and dyed hair, shopping for hair products is a WHOLENOTHERSTORY.
I had a great time using the Extreme one last year. It really made a difference, so I’m re-purchasing and trying out the Intense Argan Oil which is very popular.
Bought these online, now I’m broke, lol. (P499 each plus shipping)
Quick review for the Extreme one which I already bought in the past and had good results with:
It absolutely works. Consistency is thick so don’t go crazy. I use it as a leave-in conditioner. I avoid my roots since if they sink into your scalp and you don’t wash it off you will either get dandruff or an itchy head. I get an itchy, itchy, itchyyyyyyy head because my hair is so thick it drives me crazy at night but beggars with bleached hair can’t be choosers.
Smell is fabulous, no complaints. Hair was visibly restored but I also stopped bleaching and using heat products on my hair for 7 months. Great reviews from blogs all over though. When I initially tried the Hair Heroes Extreme conditioner May last year, there weren’t so many variants in the Hair Heroes line, just these two!
I haven’t tried the Hair Heroes Intense Argan Oil conditioner yet, so i ordered it. Although I already tried ridiculously expensive pure argan oil from ebay. I’m looking for a cheaper alternative. At P499 it isn’t exactly cheap, but still cheaper than my pure argan oil which came in a 10ml spray bottle (the size of a breath spritzer!) and cost P350. :|
Will do a review when I get both Hair Heroes products in the mail!
As I look at my timeline, I realize that I’ve always colored my hair by working around the color wheel, to minimize damage and my need for bleaching. I hope this helps people take advantage of fading colors to make their next color choice. I believe there is a sensible way to dye your hair without completely frying it. I’m not without my mishaps (one time I double processed my bangs and they fell off), but for the most part I’ve tried to be patient and not overbleach. I also wait for my colors to fade and then put on a color close to my old one - that way I move around the color wheel.