I decided on the whim the other day that I was going to change my hair colour. I had already coloured it not so long ago whilst I was in Hong Kong, back then I wanted a brassy brown but I ended up with the typical, coppery brown that you see on most Asian Women! >.<
The below image was taken to demonstrate my Kerastase results, but you can see the colour quite nicely. You can read my earlier post on Kerastase here.
Any way I stuck with it for a few months, but the roots starting coming through and it was time to wave goodbye to it. I decided I wanted to go a plum/purple tone with hints of red, I was concerned also that my hair wouldn’t take well and I’d end up with Gothy/ Fake black hair.
So off to the local supermarket I went, where I picked up four boxes of Schwarzkopf LIVE Colour XXL Hair Dyes. I was umming and ahhing over two shades “Ultra Violet” and “Mystic Violet” So I bought two of each and decided I would return the two that I didn’t use later…
BIG MISTAKE! I should have known that DIY Home Hair colouring would spell disaster for me! IT’S ME for goodness sake! Anyway to cut a long story short I accidentally mixed up the boxes and ended up dyeing my hair with one Ultra Violet and one Mystic Violet. Serves me right for being indecisive! It’s like my mind made the decision to put them both in and problem solved! AHH nightmare! by the time I realised it was way too late! I washed it out just praying it wouldn’t be that dreaded fake black with a tinge of burgundy in it!
To my horror, my dread became reality as I realised that my hair is the exact colour that I have been trying to avoid! I could have cried! My sister Lea Lea tried to console me, but no I was having none of it!
Here is my Ultra Violet/Mystic Violet mix hair
Yup as you can see, its far from the Red/Purple that I had in mind, it was almost jet black in some lights! it just looked harsh. Anyway I thought I was doomed until I cried out for help from my beautiful Cousin in Scotland who also happens to be an amazing Hairdresser! She has a fab blog too please check it out here
I explained the situation and Lee was sympathetic, to quote her words she said “So you’re just one set of False Acrylic nails and big earrings away from being a Chav?” Lol too right! However I am grateful to her as she went on to tell me what I needed to buy and do to sort it out!
So, after another hair colouring bash, armed with Prelightener, Peroxide, hair dye and hours later, I am proud to say that I managed to rescue my hair this time…
This is the result of my at home DIY Hair Colouring using Schwarzkopf Igora Royal Intense Hair Dye. As you can see it’s VERY Bright! I hope that I will be able to maintain it’s vibrancy with John Frieder’s Radiant Red Range which is meant to help retain, magnify and enhance the red tones in coloured hair! I’ll keep you posted with how I got on!
It’s very bright in real life, to the point where I don’t think I can wear black clothes anymore! It just doesn’t sit right! But I’m loving the hair, so if that means shopping for new clothes then I’m up for that haha!
One last time Lee Ting! You are a life saver! Thank you sooo much for all the help! literally couldn’t have done it without you! Love You!! xx
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