How I fixed/How I Dye my hair

HI Guys and Dolls.

I’m sorry, but for now I don’t have time to do a write up on the things I used in my video, so I guess I kind of lied about that (unwittingly!) I’ll fill the blog post out later! for now, I’ll just say that my natural hair color is a dark ash blond. Here’s some before and after pics of my hair:

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This is the red-pink that I had. This is Special Effects brand “Devlish” over the pink that I had for a long time. I did not have to bleach my hair since the part that was pink was already bleached in May (this was August)

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This is the Auburn I had the first day I died it in September. I Loved this! This was the L’oreal Mega Red Medium Auburn with a red and violet base. I used a level 10 developer. I think it looked this red because it had the bright red under it.

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The Auburn with Special effect Blood Red over it… I liked this too.

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Before I tried “retouching my roots” my hair color was going strong…what the heck happened??? I think I may start doing this, dying it auburn, then putting a special effect color over it, like a few weeks later, as a color “refresher”/Rinse.

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This is basically what my hair color looked like after I tried to “touch up my roots” with the experimental mixture.  You can see the color has been stripped out from what it was. What you can’t see is how many different colors it is and the greenish cast it has isn’t showing up.

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my hair now. Not as lovely and dark as before, but not all skanky either 🙂 I’ll be darkening it soonish. It’s a bit lighter than I would like, but Over all, I like it.

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  1. cyyyynthia!
    November 5, 2009 / 12:31 am

    what kind of auburn did you use? god that color looks AMAZING!

  2. November 9, 2009 / 9:06 am

    i LOVE the color of the second pick. that is the color i am trying to get my hair. i have just been buying the box color from cvs. i’m assuming you get more professional dye? not box color? anyway, it looks great! i like the last pic too.

  3. November 13, 2009 / 9:48 pm

    Your eyeshadow application is BEAUTIFUL! I love all the bright colors and the cat eye shape with the striped effect! Serious eye envy! Your hair colors look so fun! I used to dye mine bright colors like red. I miss it. Maybe I should put some streaks in mine or something! I still have some dye left but no bleaching stuff. I wonder how it would show just over my natural color. Probably just reflect reddish in certain light. I did my hair one time and it looked dark brown in some lights and then maroon/purplish in others. That was cool. 🙂 What color are you doing next?

    • vintageortacky
      November 13, 2009 / 11:13 pm

      I really don’t know what I’m doing next. I’m heavily tempted to go back to pink, but I’ll probably try for a color that is similar to what I had in the picture where I’m wearing my glasses 🙂

  4. Cora (Miller) Voran
    November 17, 2009 / 8:41 am

    I haven’t seen you in years. You look fabulous! I enjoyed your Barbie tutorial so much! I emailed your mom to wish her a happy 50th Birthday. You remind me of your mom a lot.
    I am sorry I have not kept in touch, but today I am sending love your way.
    Hug yourself from me.

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