Now that Summer is in the air, clothes seem to shed, skin becomes caramel, and hair becomes more sun kissed. Or in my case, extremely sun kissed. I just wanted to ombre the ends, but like most of my projects, I tend to get carried away and go hard rather than go home. I was iffy about whether or not I wanted to showcase the blonde (or even keep it), but I figured that it might be helpful to some of you. Below is my latest tutorial on how I went from bodacious brunette to ambitious blonde.
Loreal Quickblue bleach
Ion sensitive scalp 30 developer
I used 2 scoops of bleach & 5 ounces of developer and mixed it all together.Application:
Wash, dry & bleach #2:
After about 45 minutes, I washed and blow-dried my hair. It turned out a nasty orange, don't freak out, it's part of the process! Since my hair was still in manageable condition, I decided to bleach it a second time. I then mixed the bleach again and applied it using the same technique as the first time.
My hair turned out flaming orange and it was pretty delicate so I left it alone for a few days. I went out in public and carried on with life —with orange hair.
I decided to go with a light ash blonde toner (thinking that I couldn't be THAT light) to tone my hair. I used Wella's ColorCharm toner in shade T18 with the 050 additive; the girl at Sally's recommended I use the additive to get rid of the orange. I mixed 2 boxes of toner, a few drops of additives as instructed on the box with 4 ounces of the Ion sensitive scalp 20 developer.
I had to work super fast applying the toner because it turned almost immediately. Application time was about 10-15 minutes and there was no wait time whatsoever. If you leave it on too long, your hair will turn too ashy and into the green realm. I rinsed off the toner with shampoo and minimal conditioner and viola... it was a beautiful ash blonde! A little lighter than I anticipated, but I liked it!
What NOT to do!
Now that my hair's been processed 3 times, I figured it'd be a good idea if I let it sit for a few days. No washing, no heat, no styling. A few days passed and I decided it was time to do a deep conditioning treatment to moisturize my hair. I looked up hair masks on Youtube and Google and many people recommended an egg & avocado mask.
I purchased the Wella toner again and proceeded to tone my hair a second time. It got rid of some of the gold, but as the days go by, the gold becomes more and more apparent. I haven't quite figured out what I'm going to do with it next, but I really just need to let it relax before I completely damage my hair! :-/ Here's what it looks like most recently: