ANYWAYS, I don't think I've blogged for almost a year, and I'd be surprised if any readers still come back, but I thought it'd be a waste to really let this blog go.
Not going to lie, I haven't taken any outfit photos since I moved out of dorms after first year and I'm now living in a not very picturesque house with some friends. Toronto's ridiculously expensive housing, sigh.
So I recently dyed my hair (as in 2 months ago... sorry guys...) a super autumn-inspired look and I thought I'd do a quick review on the process and the dye in case any of you are interested. If you've been following my blog, you probably realized that I've had this dark copper dip-dye look for over a year, and I've been feeling less and less original as the style catches on.
I thought I'd switch things up while the leaves were changing too! So here's the freshly dyed look when I got it at the end of October:
Sorry for the super big, in-your-face selfies by the way. But who doesn't want to see a huge photo of my face ;)
I'm not really a tutorial/review blogger so you guys probably don't want the step-by-step process, but basically you bleach your hair at least a day before you dye it. You put more bleach on the ends and less as you make your way up, and follow instructions carefully! Bleach can stain anything so gather a lot of old tshirts and trash bags.
The bleach worked really well on my hair. My copper ends were more than a year old, but I think it would work fine on any colour hair too.
And then the red dye gets a little tricky.... You have to apply it to the mid section of your hair, leaving the bottom part untouched. Saran wrap helps with that. Pile on the dye, because most of it will actually wash off. I think you should also wait longer than the recommended time on the box.
It's pretty easy up to this point, but it was washing the red dye out of my hair that was brutal. I think I spent more than an hour and a half rinsing, because the box said to rinse until the water runs clear. And let me tell you, it probably will never run clear. The reason it's a little tricky is because as you rinse the red out, it runs through the tips and dyes them a little. The tips will probably not be as blond afterwards, and will become more orange as you wash your hair each time, like so:
After two months, my hair looks almost the same as the copper I had before, with some streaks of red still left. It's just a lot more dead...
This is probably the longest post I've ever written haha.
Happy dyeing and Happy holidays!
I'm off to Peru :)