I am a natural blonde. I started dying my hair about 4 years ago when I was 17 because I noticed that, like my mom, my pretty blonde locks were starting to grow in a darker, more ash brown shade. I had always taken a lot of pride in being a blonde, so when it started to change color I just decided to speed up the process. I’ve been a few different colors since then, but I have been red the longest. For the last couple years and a year before that I’ve had red hair. I kind of feel like I was born to be a red head.
|Top: before Color Oops. Bottom: After. Left: After Dark Ash|
However, for the last several months I’d been playing around with the idea of going blonde again and last night was just in a “whatever lets try it” mood. I wanted an inexpensive option to play with and planned to just re-red it if it ended up looking disastrous. My plan of attack? Color oops and an box of $3 Dark Ash Blonde hair dye. I knew that bleaching would be much more harmful and potential more expensive by the time I got toner and all those extra products. So I spontaneous decided to go the walmart route.
The directions were pretty simple to follow and basically mimic your standard box dye instructions except the fact that when you’re done applying the solution you cover your head with the supplied shower cap thing.
Just a few things to note about the process…
- The formula is very runny and watery which I didn’t realize until I almost got it in my eyes.
- If you think it smells bag when you’re applying it, no…as it develops it starts to smell like rotten eggs…and it will continue to smell like that for goodness knows how long.
- If you’re like me, you might consider using a hair dryer to speed up the developing process, don’t. The instructions specifically say not to do this for whatever reason.
- It is safe to recolor the same day after using this product, but it is recommended to use a protein conditioner before doing so. I also wouldn’t recommend bleaching unless you want dead hair.
Coming up! My first ipsy bag has been shipped! So look out for my unbagging(?) post coming up next week!