And to be honest, I've been careless with my hair for a couple months.
I'm not treating it as I should and the last time I dyed it was two months ago.
Shame on me!
But today is the day! (Actually last weekend was the day, but that's ok). Let's be a perfect ginger hair again.
Here is a picture of the "before". You can see my dark brown hair.
I'm retouching my hair at home this time.
I couldn't schedule an appointment with my hair stylist and I needed to dye my hair for 2015.
Anyway, sometimes I go to a hair stylist, sometimes I do it by myself.
If you'll dye your entire hair or if it's the first time you dye your hair I strongly recommend you to do it with a professional. Also, if you don't feel sure about what you are doing, don't try to do it by yourself.
So, let's go to work.
First things first.
I used to work with the Alfaparf hair dye, number 7.4 or 8.4
But a few months ago I wasn't able to find it, and had to change to a different brand. Now I'm using the Wella Color Perfect 8.4.
And I'm loving it.
Actually the biggest difference is that the Wella Color Perfect is a little bit more red. The alfaparf is a little more orange/ginger.
But the Wella Color Perfect still more ginger than red, so it's ok.
I mixed with oxid'o 30 vol because I have a dark brown hair. Dilution ratio of 1:1.5
But be aware, this high volumi oxido always keeps my hair more dehydrated that I would want to, and consequently, makes me spend more time treating it.
I started passing the mixture in every edge of the hair, paying attention to the forehead and nape.
After that I hold all the hair and release a few strands of hair per time, starting by the nape.
It's a hard work and my arms started to hurt on the beginning of the process, but what can I say?
Its a durty job but someone has to do it.
After ending this process on the entire hair, wait between 30-45 minutes.
Wash it with some PH neutral shampoo and your usual conditioner.
After that, I also use a semi permanent hair color. I mix it with a hydration hair mask and applied on the entire hair and wait more 30 minutes.
This keeps the color uniform in the entire hair.
And wash again.
Ginger hair is back!
Here a few pictures under different lights.
See ya guys!