Monday, December 10, 2012

HOW TO- Brunette to RED

Hey lovelies!
So for those of you that have been watching my channel for a little while, you would know how much i LOVE to change my hair colour! Ive pretty much been every colour under the sun!

BUT this blog post is going to be about how i changed my hair from Brunette to Red! This post will also work if you want to go for a more unique colour, green, blue etc etc!



Things to Remember

*Everyone's hair is different, and everyone's hair will react differently to hair colour- meaning everyone will get different results.
*Hair texture, length, thickness and condition will change the outcome of your colour.




*The next few steps is just what i did to achieve this result, and im advising you to follow these steps at your own risk- remember when using bleach on your hair it will dry it out and some damage may occur.
*Also keep in mind, if you have been using poor quality shampoo's and conditioners- they may contain silicon (man derived) and they may react with the bleach bath. If smoking or fizzing occurs rinse immediately!
* this technique is designed for people with COLOURED/DYED dark hair- Not virgin (never been coloured) dark hair.

What I started with

My hair was a 5 level and is naturally coarse and think (yay for me :/ lol )


So i needed to lift/lighten my hair to roughly a 6 level to achieve a vibrant result!
    * the lighter your hair, the more vibrant the colour- but you dont want it too light either, id say             no lighter then a 7 or 8 level.
There are 2 ways of lightning your hair
1- Colour Removal
2- Bleach bath

I decided to go for the bleach bath. As ive used them in the past and i know they work well, im always slightly apprehensive of using colour removals as i know they can be temperamental.
Bleach baths are gentler then using straight bleach on your hair- however you hair may be still damaged or feel dryer by doing this.
They consist of Bleach, Peroxide (no higher then 20vol), Shampoo, Conditioner & water.
All the added ingredients dilutes the bleach bath and therefor making it slightly more gentle on your hair.

Bleach Bath Recipe

40gm Blue powdered Bleach
40gm 20vol Peroxide
15gm Water
10gm Shampoo
5g Conditioner
*the consistency should be thin and watery- add more water or peroxide if its too think.

DIY Bleach Bath

BEFORE YOU START
*make sure your hair is free from knots- it will make it much easier in the long run.
*wear protective gloves & a old shirt you dont care about- also lay down a sheet or newspaper.
*If you have re-growth DO NOT apply the bleach bath on your re-growth as it will lighten extremely quick and go yellow
*if you have no regrowth DO NOT apply bleach bath on your scalp- leave at least 1/2cm away form your scalp
*any old/previous highlights in your hair (even if they are covered up now) will lighten quicker
*Lastly always do a skin test 24hrs prior to colouring your hair- if any allergic reaction occurs DO NOT continue!

1- Start at the base of your neck work in thin sections
2- Apply the colour on the mid-length to ends first, then work your way up.
3- Ensure the hair is completely covered before moving onto the next section
4- Continue all through out your hair

Once your whole head is completed WATCH constantly! It may take 1min or 10mins untill its ready to be rinsed. You want it to be at a red/orange or orange/yellow stage (depending on how dark your hair was prior). To tell if its ready, simply scrap some of the colour off your hair and check what shade it is, you can literally see it lighten before your eyes!!

When its ready Rinse, shampoo twice and condition or treatment.
Finished result a level 6-7 =D obvious orange reflect! Awww so pretty! 

I do recommend letting your hair rest for 24hrs before applying your second colour BUT if your in a rush its still ok to apply your next colour- just ensure your hair is 100% dry!

TIME FOR RED!!

So all that is left to do is the RED, this is the fun part!

BEFORE YOU START
*make sure your hair is free from knots- it will make it much easier in the long run.
*wear protective gloves & a old shirt you dont care about- also lay down a sheet or newspaper.
*always do a skin test 24hrs prior to colouring your hair- if any allergic reaction occurs DO NOT continue!
*personally i only use semi permanent colours (unless you have grey to cover) as they add more shine and are better on your hair. They will last 6-8 weeks.

Colour Formulation

Always follow and read MFD!!
60g 6S
30g 5RS
180g 1.5 Developer
*if your hair is thin start with less and you can always mix more!

Simply apply the colour all over your hair! Make sure you really work in the colour well, and that every section is covered!
Leave for recommended amount of time and Rinse, shampoo & treat or condition.


WA LA finished result!




Hope you have liked this blog post check out the video here!


Lots of love
Jade xx

5 comments:

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  2. So i did a bleach bath to get rid of the magenta i had, it worked great! Tysm! But it still needs to be lighter since i want to go silver. Should i do another bleach bath even though the pink is gone or should i just do the reg. bleaching method?

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  3. Hi i bleached my hair still had orange so re bleached just the orange parts. It now has a slight yellow tone. I waa advised to put ash blonde colour on.but still slight yellow.. hair is very dry. Im conditioning etc keeping away from hair dryer/straighteners etc.. just stuch what to do now..

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  4. My hair was previously black, bleached about 4 times over 14 months and I still have some darker tone to my hair which times has not fixed, will the bleach bath work to rid the slightly darker areas?

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