Saturday, 19 July 2014

Hair Transformation!

So I mentioned a couple of posts ago that I was considering going back to my natural hair colour, well.... I did! It took a couple of weeks so here is the process :)


I haven't dyed my hair in a good few months by this point, the blue had stained it. So the first step was to get the blue out! There were also some areas stained green and pink.... apparently my hair was pretty determined to cling to the last lot of colours I put on it. We started out by bleaching it to try and lift the last of the colour out of it. I had all dying done to my hair done in a hairdressers and I fully recommend you do the same should you want to do anything similar. Do not screw about with bleach at home!



This is how my hair was post bleaching. Mostly white blonde with a hint of mint. We didn't touch my roots as the aim was to go back to my natural colour and it gave us a good reference point. I spent the next week putting conditioning treatments on my hair and giving it a lot of TLC to ensure any damage done to it was minimal. These are the products I used.

Argan Oil Hydrating Hair Mask. I got this from the pound shop I think initially, thought it wouldn't be much good but oh my glob my hair loves it.


Andrew Barton SOS Leave in Conditioner. Asda often have the Andrew Barton range on sale so you can grab a bargain, it smells lush and leaves your hair feeling lovely.

Argan Oil Hair Treatment. I switch the brands of argan oil that I use all the time, so long as it is argan oil, or Moroccan oil, it should do the trick! I use it just in the ends of my hair as it can leave your roots oily.





So this is what my hair looked like this morning. Minty green but distinctly blonde in places, and as you can see, mega roots! The aim was to go to an ash blonde, but as my hair had green tinges, it needed some red adding to it to level it out.


This is the colour as it went on. We made sure to start with the ends and then did the roots afterwards so it would be an even colour.

And here is the end result....




It seems totally bizarre to see myself with a natural hair colour for at the moment, but my hair already feels better and looks thicker. I can't wait to style it properly! I've had a few comments about how it brings out my eyes which makes me happy :) So pleased with how evenly it came out. I expect some loss of colour to begin with as my hair is porous, so we plan on putting a quasi-permanent colour on it in a few weeks to keep it up.

Huge thanks to Kirsty, Kerry and Lorraine for my hair! I will be giving my hair plenty of conditioning treatments and oils to look after it and get it back to tip top shiny shape!

Much love,
Kitty xxxxx

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