With my hair being shorter, I feel like now is the time to experiment, because if something goes wrong, it’ll grow back quickly and if necessary I can dye it again. Since I always spend a lot of money on dying my hair blonde, I wanted to try doing it at home.
I googled some products before buying anything, and bumped into a lot of “my hair turned orange!!!” posts on blogs. I also read that when this happens, using an ash-blonde dye can solve the problem. So I chose to go for an ash-blonde dye, from L’oreal. Why L’oreal? Because a friend of mine has her hair done by her mother (who used to be a hair stylist) who says L’oreal products are good because they don’t contain something awful which other products do contain (no idea what though). So I decided to go for this one, it is from L’oreal and the color is number 10.21 called ‘Stockholm’.
Anyway, the box said you could use it on blonde hair, but not too dark blonde, and definitely not brown hair. Since my roots were becoming darker again, I was a little scared, but went for it anyway. The instructions said to do your roots first, and then do the rest, but since I had nobody there to assist me, that was not possible, so I just used it like a shampoo, all over my hair. Then I let it sink in for 30 minutes and tadaa it looks great. Not orange, not grey, not yellow, not green. Just a little lighter. I fell all refreshed now!
So for blondes I advise it =)
I don’t think products like these take the color out of your hair though, it’s just a blonde coloring that you place on top of your hair. So your hair might be a little lighter of fresher, but it won’t go as white as the box says it will. If you want your hair to become much lighter, go to a hairdresser instead. =) My natural color is dark blonde (almost brown really) and the roots of my hair are not blonde after using this product, but they are ‘warmer’ and a little lighter. So it doesn’t replace going to the salon, but it can postpone your visit a little, and thus, save you some money. =)
Oh and by the way, the box contains this ‘color holding conditioner’ which is heavenly good! It doesn’t make your hair greasy but makes it all shiny. Love it!
ps: might try something like this soon, like it?
Another outfit post! Jade is wearing her H&M sweater again. She’s also wearing a hair clip from the New Look. It’s only €4! She’s also wearing a golden necklace with jade in it, which her grandpa gave to her mom. He said she could have it when she was older, and so when she was about 15 her mom gave it to her. She wears it for good luck as well as for special occassions. = ) Elvi is wearing her DIY galaxy boots and collar clips. She is also wearing a skirt she bought at the Think Twice (second hand shop) for €1. It used to be really long but she changed it and it’s really stylish now! Elvi’s jacket was made by her mom, isn’t it cute? See, creativity runs in the family. ; ) The post is called neptune fizz, because Elvi reminds Jade of space (with all the blue and purple), and it also reminds her of candy (for some reason, maybe all the bright colors?) and neptune fizz is a kind of candy so… well.. There you go! : D