First and foremost, I am not a hairdresser...
just some who is very careless with their hair and takes a lot of risks. I get bored pretty easily and decided I wanted to go a blonde/ grey colour from brunette. I knew this would cost me a fortune to do in a salon, so I decided to try it myself and if it went horribly wrong, I'd go to the hairdressers then. As you can see I had dip dyed brunette hair, with green/blue at the ends (this was meant to wash out however it has been stuck there for 2 months). I probably had around 1cm of roots coming through.
|The starting point... Brown/Blonde/Green|
|Bleaching and First Toning Products|
First, I used Bleach London, Total Bleach to do the task. I put it on my hair as the instructions stated and waited for 45minutes, I tried to avoid the ends as much as possible (therefore there is green/blue still there). It lifted well, however, due to the different shades of my hair, it was very uneven and had a lot of orange where the darker brown originally was. Then I moved on to Bleach London, White Toner. It did help a little as you can see, but there was still a lot of yellow within it. I had to deal with this for a couple of days, sadly!
|Then I purchased the |
|Silver Hair Dye|
Finally, after waiting a few days, I purchased the
I'm really happy with the final
colour. There are some patches that didn't quite take, but that's mainly because I only used one box of dye instead of two. As I said, it is a lot safer to go to the hairdressers to do this... my hair is quite robust, this would probably kill a lot of people's hair! I also trimmed my hair after this as the ends were super dead from the dip dying anyway. This post is just a visual and short review of these products if you were thinking of using any of them.