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Do you know that buzzing feeling sometimes when you just NEED something to change?
My hair was feeling limp and looking brassy anyway from the coloring before, it’s still strawberry blonde underneath.
It kept bunching up in giant knots, literally two giant knots on the sides of my head.
Just not good.
And so I chopped almost half off again!
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Okay SO, i’ve actually come to terms with my new haircolor.
I might even like it, but shhh..
It’s so easy to work with, and I don’t like sick trailer trash when my hair is wet.
Which is good.
Now i’ve been reading up online lately, educating myself on what color I *should* be going for, and here’s what I found.
Remember that they’re general guidelines, so do as you please!
It all depends on skintone:
The lighter you are, the more an orangy light shade will blend in, to not pale you out.
The darker you go with your hair, the paler you will appear.
- Fair skin:
Warmer shades look great.
So red and orange undertones, no purple reds!
Strawberry blonde will work well, or in any case a lighter shade of red. That way the dye won’t overpower your complexion.
That being said, I personally love it when the red is a tad more vibrant.
If anything I think it contrasts with a fair complexion nicely!
Then again I love seeing pale skin..
Here’s Christina Hendricks with two shades of red:
The first is a very light orange, the second one is a midtone red that she technically shouldn’t be going for according to the rules, and makes her need a little more blusher.
However the second’s my fav!
Here’s another great lady, Alyson Hannigan demonstrating how dark hair makes you look paler:
Just consider whether you mind looking pale or not.
- Medium skin
Then for medium skin the general rule is that you can go more vibrant and dark, don’t go too light.
The warm reds still work best, so again look for red or orange undertones, no purple.
Here’s Draw Barrymore:
On the first pic she’s wearing a strawberry blonde, which works but is really light for her medium skintone.
Then here’s Ashlee (whom I really don’t care for but oh well!):
Again her medium skin handles the vibrant red just awesome, ah what the heck let me just put this in bold: medium skins are lucky!
- Darker skin
Cool-toned reds look great on darker skintones!
So away from the orange, and onto the violet and dark reds:
One name: Jessica Alba.
I’m off to cook dinner.
Let me know what you like best, first or last!
Jeepers creepers what did I do!
Well, since it was about 2 am in the morning when I got fed up with my hair all of a sudden yesterday, and there weren’t any hairdressers available:
I made two ponytails in my hair, took the scissors and cut them.
Then I got myself some good ol’ bleach and coated my hair:
However i’ve seen hair that was still green being covered by red just perfectly, so I took a chance and dove right in with the Naturtint dye!
Tell me that right shade doesn’t look like a gorgeous, lucious blue toned dark red.
Well it wasn’t.
Well that was misleading..
I LURVE redheads, they’re stunning!
However on myself.. Meh. I can’t really get into it..
As for the dye itself, my unbiased review:
Like decaying bell peppers.
That smell stays with you until your first good wash.
Naturtint I-6.66 Colorant Ingredients: Peg-2 Oleamine. Aqua Purificata (Purified Water). Cocamide Dea. Alcohol Denat (Alcohol). Propylene Glycol. Oleic Acid. Ethanolamine. 4-Hydroxypropylamino-3-Nitrophenol. 4-Amino-2-Hydroxytoluene. Sodium Sulfite. Tetrasodium Edta. hydrolysed Vegetable Protein (Triticum Vulgare, Soy, Corn, Avena Sativa). Sodium Erythorbate. P-Aminophenol. P-Phenylenediamine. 4-Chlororesorcinol.
Very runny, but it grabs onto the hair nicely.
On virgin or rigid hair you’d leave this on for about 40 minutes, on colored hair 20-30, that’s a whole lot less than the vegetable dyes I generally use from Manic Panic or Stargazer.
During this time it rushed into my hair like a flash!
It spread throughout the hair nicely, and that way had colored every strand of hair evenly by the time I was ready for my rinse.
Even the green!
Nope, no staining!
My head is clear of any pigments.
So far no transfer to my white scarf either!
Very, my hair feels light and smooth like feathers!
3 for now, i’ll be updating it as soon as I find out what the staying power is like!
Deducted one star for misleading packaging, how horrific!
And the smell is just awful, blergh.
If I look tired in the video, that’s because I was, this was recorded the day after my migraine spree. >:(
The reason I think is this:
- Green is a bitch
- The color had been in there for about 5-6 months, so it really settled into the core of my hair.
I needed something like bleach to get all up in there fast, instead of taking a while to pull out the pigment throughout my hair.
However i’m in charge of damage control at the moment, and so far so good.
I’ll keep you posted!