I got another BONUS post for you this week! I’ve been planning ahead for the upcoming weeks and it’s looking like I’ll be posting three to five times a week for the rest of the month. There’s just THAT much I want to do LOL.
Anyway, today’s post and video is all about my new hair. If you follow my personal IG, you might have already seen it, but to those of you who haven’t, that’s what this post is all about! 🙂
I’m super excited about showing you guys because this is something that I’ve been wanting to do for a long time now. I thought about bleaching my hair for the longest time to get a vibrant color, but the more I looked into it, the more it seemed like a bad idea.
Firstly, because I’m a natural brunette, it would take several session if not HOURS to get my hair blonde. Secondly, I don’t think I could pull off blonde AT ALL. Third, I looked at the costs and it’s upwards of $200 for what I wanted.. That being said, bleaching my hair was out of the question. Reason number four; bleaching is basically damage to your hair and I’m trying to move away from that. Fifth and final reason; I read so many articles explaining that colors tend to fade MUCH quicker than “natural” hair colors, they basically fade with every wash.
So.. my only solution was to pick up a box of colored dye from the store and try it out at home to see how I liked it. That way, if I don’t like it and/or if it washes out, no problem. My brown hair will still be underneath.
So let’s take a look at my hair before dyeing it at home so you can see what I started with:
So as you can see it’s brown but not too dark either.
And now, what you have all been waiting for if you opened this post.
I dyed my hair Friday, June 21st, so I will date the photos for you. Also, I’m sorry the photos don’t do my hair any justice, it was really hard getting a good shot that wasn’t overexposed.
The day after dyeing it, it looks soooo good!! Unfortunately I didn’t get to take any photos that day, I matched with my dress!!
I used Splat 30 Wash No Bleach Kit in Midnight Indigo
(Surprisingly this brand is VEGAN and CRUELTY FREE! YASSSS!!)
Left photo was overcast weather and the right photo was nice and sunny (on the SAME DAY, literal minutes apart.. That’s the PNW for you) so you can see how vibrant it is when the light hits it just perfectly.
I thought by this time most of the dye had washed out, but I was able to get some photos under some shade on a sunny day, and was surprised to see that it still looks fairly nice and blue! I think my top made it pop a bit more.
I asked Alex to take a photo of my hair because it was sunny, but it either looked too dark or too overexposed. It’s tricky photographing in the middle of the day when it’s sunny. But anyway, my hair looks different under every lighting but it’s still pretty cool.
On my video I accidentally forgot to add the previous photo and I also put the wrong date for the following.. Ooopss..
Left photo is overcast weather indoors, so you can see it looks much darker but you can still see a navy hue. Right photo is under artificial (cool) lighting AND flash, but it doesn’t look like much.
These two photos below are overcast weather outdoors. We haven’t had much sun lately so I wasn’t able to take any current photos under the sun sadly. But as you can see from over the weekend (June 28th), a week after dyeing it, it’s still holding up quite nicely.
So that’s my hair now! I love it! I’ve already gotten SO MANY compliments from a bunch of friends and family on both my personal IG and my Facebook. I’m so glad I did this, it looks super dope. I feel like this color gives me an edge, I would definitely love it if it were more vibrant, but I don’t know about the bleaching process and the dye washing out super fast lol.
If any of you dye your hair often and/or you bleach your hair, I’d love to know your experiences from that whether you do it at home yourself, or get it done at a salon.
I hope my American friends have an amazing July 4th today!
Thanks for stopping by! ❤
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