(Closed) Do you do your own blonde coloring? Tell me your method!

posted 7 years ago in Beauty
Post # 3
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

Hey i am not sure if you can get it over there but I was platinum blonde for a while and my hair is quite hard to lift. I tried for years and used lots of diff products but in the end the one that worked best for me was swarzkoft LIVE XXL cool blonde. It is a really really light blonde (think it is one of the lightest they do) it look about 3 goes to get it white blonde but even after the first go it lifted my hair colour LOADS. I then used purple/violet pigmented shampoo and conditioner, cant remember which brand, i tried a few and they all seemed to work. I am currently trying to go back blonde (not platinum though) from red – yeah tell me about it Undecided i am now at a light strawberry blonde (okay kinda ginger i suppose) i have just bought the  L’Oreal Excellence Extra Light Ash Blonde and im going to put it on in a few weeks – hope it lifts but if it doesnt i still have 4 and a half month to get it right before the wedding. Do you have any pics of your hair colour after using the loreal colour?? 

My hair platinum using the XXL colour (ignore the AWFUL photo, my hair seriously needed dying and washing and i was very very drunk Laughing but you get the idea with the colour): 


Post # 5
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324 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

Wow. I want to go back to platinum,but I’m terrified of frying my hair. Do you ladies use anything special to protect it or keep it moisturized?

One of my platinum gf’s used box color and would ONLY put it on her roots. I’ve tried that but it always ended up getting all over. Any tips?

Post # 6
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

@MissTaken:  yeah thats really important, when its time to do your touch up you should put it on your roots only, for the majority of the development time and then apply it to the rest for the last 10 mins max just to blend the colour. Also i would do a strand test first by cutting off a tiny bit of hair underneath and close to the root (where it wont be seen), secure with tape and then apply the bleach or hair colour and see how long it takes to go the blonde you want it – alot of them tell you to leave it on for 30 – 40 mins but i never find this is long enough, i think they tell you this as a precaution, mine usually develops for atleast an hour, aslong as you do the strand test though you can check the damage to the hair and make sure it doesnt break it or make it snap or go elastic.  Make sure to use mousterising shampoo and conditioner, condition everytime you wash your hair and also use heat defense products when drying and straightening. Blonding does dry your hair out but you can minimise the damage if your careful and look after your hair before and after colouring. Also if you struggle applying could you get a friend to help you? – its useful if you have a plastic bowl and application brush too rather than using the bottle you get in the box. You can apply it a lot more carefully. Also i use grips or clips for sectioning the hair. Oh and a comb Laughing I think that is all my ‘knowledge’ on the subject lol, not much as im not a hairdresser, but i have been colouring at home for 10 years now and ive been about 15 different colours and ive never had a major disaster, maybe just a few small ones Tongue Out

 

 

@goldendreams:  I really like both colours on you, I hope mine turns out like the top one thats the colour im going for!! The bottom one looks pretty platinum to me, I found the violet and purple shampoos helped loads to make it that icy, white platinum blonde. Good luck I hope it turns out how you want it

Post # 7
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

@fayrhiannon:  Thanks for the tips. Coloring at home sure does save you a TON of money. I should get some clips, a good comb, and a brush. That would probably help.

Maybe I’ll try it again! Can’t wait to go blonde again.

Post # 9
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: December 2011

I’m also reccommending the shimmer lights/ANY purple shampoo & conditioner combo that takes away the brass. I’ve been coloring my hair myself since was about 13 (i.e. when my blonde went darker to a light brown) & I’ve always used Loreal. I’m currently using the Feria in lightest cool color to cut down on the yellowish tones as well (can’t remember the shade name, just the girl on the box lol). I’ve tried the Loreal toner treatment, which has decent effect on my hair. I would say my hair is more of a golden blonde than previous pps though. Excuse how messy it looks in this pic- that was an air dry day!

Post # 12
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615 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2012 - Mother of the Bride's residence

I used to bleach mine out with a high-lift box dye and then tone it with an ash-coloured semi-permanent. I never figured out how to deal with roots on my own so once it started growing back in I’d just dye it a different colour, haha. I don’t know how my hair didn’t fall out… haven’t dyed it in years, now!

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