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Saturday, September 21, 2013

From pink to blonde!

Finished product with some Hairspray clip in extensions

After months of being pink I decided it was time to join the realm of the fully fledged grown ups and dye my hair a natural colour. I did toy with the idea of an autumn red colour, but after years of running away from my ginger roots, I finally decided to go for blonde.

Before

The process of going from pink to blonde was always going to cause damage to my hair, so before reaching for the bleach I spent weeks growing and washing out the pink. There was a lot of pink build up so I would shampoo my hair twice every time I showered. The day I bleached it there was barely any pink left from the ends up to about my ears, but my crown was still fairly pink.

To bleach out the pink I used a powder bleach and 12% peroxide I got in Terrisales. I left it my roots and crown for about 7-10 minutes,  then brought it down to the ends. I new the result was going to be a bit yucky, yellow-y, a real mish mash of colours. After washing out the bleach I used the John Frieda full repair mask on my hair just to minimize the damage.

After the first bleach (also make up free, gasp!!)

I knew I wanted to darken the colour, it was just far too bright for my skin tone. I settled on this L'Oreal Preference dye in 9.13 light beige blonde. I picked this because it was darker than the colour my hair was, but still a nice light blonde. I left it in for the 30 minutes as stated in the instructions. While it was developing I was convinced my hair was getting a greyish tinge and started to get very worried! But it washed out blonde. 


And below is the end result! It's going to take some getting used to, but I do really like it! I think im going to stick with natural colours from now on. .... but I've said that many times before! 

After L'Oreal Preference Beige blonde

My hair had repaired itself quite a bit while it was pink, because the bulk of it was only ever getting touched up with Crazy color,  which is a conditioning colour. I was worried about undoing all that progress, but thankfully it doesn't look or feel to bad at all!  It'll be getting lots of extra tlc over the coming weeks. 

8 comments:

  1. You look gorgeous and I love your new colour, you can pull any colour off by the looks of it :)How do you like hairspray clip in extensions? I've never used them but i am going to be a bridesmaid next Feb and would love to use them to make my hair look thicker. xx

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    1. Awh, thanks pet :)

      I actually had no intentions of buying the extensions, I bought them while my hair was still pink!! They're synthetic fiber hair, so aren't really for heat styling, but they were only €10 (just happened upon them in the Tallaght shop by chance)and I love them! They really don't look synthetic!

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    2. Thanks for letting me know, they look great in the photo! Definitely going to check them out x

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  3. Hiya, this is just what I needed to read! As I too have bleached my hair blonde but found its a bit too bright n has a few yellow tones! & so I brought a light beige blonde hair dye the other day, but have been too scared to put it on top of my bleached blonde hair as iv'e been readin allsorts on the net saying NOT to use a 'beige' colour as it can give out GREEN TONES! :O but instead to use an 'ash'??! Can I ask you, was ur beige blonde a permanent dye? And it was a dye - not a toner? If you answer yes to both I shall go ahead and put this damned dye on! Thank youuuu! :-D xx

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  4. Hiya, this is just what I needed to read! As I too have bleached my hair blonde but found its a bit too bright n has a few yellow tones! & so I brought a light beige blonde hair dye the other day, but have been too scared to put it on top of my bleached blonde hair as iv'e been readin allsorts on the net saying NOT to use a 'beige' colour as it can give out GREEN TONES! :O but instead to use an 'ash'??! Can I ask you, was ur beige blonde a permanent dye? And it was a dye - not a toner? If you answer yes to both I shall go ahead and put this damned dye on! Thank youuuu! :-D xx

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    1. Hiya Kalie!! Sorry I'm only seeing this now! Been a mad few weeks!

      I'm not a hairdresser so take nothing in my post as gospel! All I know is that the L'oreal dye I used worked for me and I didn't end up green!

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