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WHERE DO I START?!?

I have bleached ends on my hair, and wished to keep them toned- so I looked to purple shampoo and conditioner, which is proven to help balance the brassy tones in blonde hair…


Dear Blondes,

If you seek purple shampoo, this is an ALRIGHT product, possibly a good choice for people who don’t want to spend tonnes of money, but not a fantastic choice if you have really oily or really dry hair.

Don’t even think about the conditioner! 

After using this product for a few weeks I quickly swapped conditioners. I found (even after the first use) my hair was very dry, abnormally dry… I thought that maybe my hair wasn’t used to using the product? Oh no… it kept happening for weeks, everytime I used it I felt the need to use a moisture mask for 20 minutes. It was pretty shocking. After swapping conditioners… everything felt back to normal.

My hair doesn’t tend to get very oily, but I found that using this shampoo wasn’t all that great… I ended up buying a dry shampoo! 

My thoughts:

the shampoo is alright, overall I did see improvement in the tone of my hair colour- it was gradual but it worked… 

the downside was the quality of my hair and the way the product felt, and I don’t really recommend it at all hahaha.

I AM SUPER EXCITED THOUGH BECAUSE: I have bought myself some of the ‘organix macadamia oil conditioner’ and ive used it once and it feels soooo nice and smells yummy! yay! I will do an update on how that works for me :)


SOME ALTERNATE PURPLE SHAMPOO:

Lush ‘Daddy-O’ apparently works very well!!! Try it! A little goes a long way as well! (Tested by Niamh G) 

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Coloured streaks through layers

My friend is planning on going pink, and I couldn’t help but feed my addiction and dye my own hair too. 

I’m going away to my friend’s beach holiday house… so I wanted something light and fun.

Seeing as though my hair already has an ombre style of blonde, I didn’t want to do any highlights that could potentially ruin the look, so I decided to go for an old ‘streak dip dye’ look. Now, I have learnt a lot from my past adventures and this time, I’m thinking it will come out looking good.

Aim: Coloured streaks showing through layers.

Method: 

(if you don’t have layers, skip step 2 and 3)

  1. Start with DRY hair
  2. Tie up top layers of hair, leaving just the longer bits.
  3. Put your finger where your longer layers end. Put bobby pin at this height. 
  4. Choose the strands where you wish your streaks to go and tie the rest back in a bun. (If you find this hard, put your selected strands in your mouth!) Try not to choose big clumps of hair. Spread it evenly back to front and don’t choose strands that are too close together!! 
  5. Put hair dye of choice into a mixing bowl. (If you want a PASTEL colour, mix a 5 cent coin amount of dye with globs of conditioner. Mix with paint brush, chopstick, whatever utensil you have I suppose. One you don’t care about)
  6. Put on gloves!
  7. Apply coloured dye to your hair. (If you have layers,  apply above the bobby pin mark to your desired length to ensure that the streaks fall underneath the layers, which gives it more of a gradual effect)
  8. Leave on for recommended time (average 15 - 20 minutes)
  9. Rinse and apply conditioner or a moisturising mask. 
  10. Leave to air dry :) 

I will post a photo when its dry,

thanks for reading and good luck!!!

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BLUE AND PURPLE

Hello! I have just put some blue and purple dye in my hair,

here is what I did:

  • Shampoo and rinse
  • Towel Dry
  • Sectioned hair half up (choose where you would like the colour to go… seeing as though I am using blue and purple, I wanted to put purple on the ends and the majority of the bottom and then apply blue to the top and roots… this is my first time doing two toned hair so don’t judge me if it looks terrible!!)

I poured the purple into a bowl and just used a dye brush to get all my ends and literally paint on where I wanted the purple to be. 

For the next part I added in a lot of conditioner and some argan oil to help maintain the colour, nourish it and also make the purple more pastel… 

  • I put the mixed purple onto the higher parts of my hair
  • De-sectioned my hair and continued to put purple on in streak like sections

put blue in bowl and added a LOT of conditioner (because the blue was very dark)

  • painted the blue on my fringe and top parts of my hair

Now I am waiting for about 15-30 minutes and I have NO IDEA what its going to look like. I will post a before-during-and after photo when it is all done!!! :)

  • When rinsing out don’t apply shampoo, just put conditioner on the ends. 

thank you! x

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