Thursday, May 9, 2013

New Life, New (ish) Hair!

Foil Head - With Normal colour applied and bleach in the foiled sections.
"I'm going to wash that man right out of my hair"... or at least colour him out of it!

Sooo, once I had got my head around the massive change in my life, I decided that although I LOVE my hair colour as it is, that it might be nice to have a slight change... and something I've wanted to try with my current hair colour for some time, is having orange slices or sections running through it.

I discussed this with the technician at the Wella Studio and said it was either going to be a genius idea, or totally horrific. She seemed quite enthusiastic about the orange/purple-y combination, and so it was decided that I'd have a number of orange 'tips' woven into my hair, in a kind of balayage fashion.
Orange being applied.
My usual colour was applied to my roots and to the ends that weren't being changed, and a tonne of bleach applied to the chosen ends to make sure the orange was bright, and vibrant. Once the bleach and colour had done their thing, my hair was rinsed, shampooed and the orange dye mixed up and applied. There was actually no going back at this point, and so I might have been ever so slightly shitting myself at how the end result would look.
Eek, a bit disappointed at this point.
Fast forward to drying time, after the final rinse and I was a bit disappointed. The colour looked a bit wishy washy, not as bright, or orange as I had imagined. However, once my hair had been fully dried and styled, I was actually over the moon with the end result. Ok, it could have been a bit brighter and more orange, but I was so pleased with how it looked overall, especially when curled with hair straighteners (which is how I do my hair, mostly anyway), that I didn't mind this.
Finished result.
I walked out of the salon with a massive smile on my face; the orange was a complete success, and one that I'll be continuing for some time to come as I can't see me getting bored of it any time soon. I love it.

What I will say though, is that the orange did wash out very quickly, pretty much the first wash. However I was sent home with a bottle of Colour Fresh in shade 7/43 to refresh the orange on every other wash, until my next appointment, which is next week - so hopefully the orange shade will start to build up and stay put longer next time.

What do you think, do you think it works?

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1 comment:

  1. LOVE!!!! Theres nothing like a good colour change to make you feel like a new person!


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