Wednesday, 28 March 2012

(068) Dip Dyed

Hey lovelies.. I know I've been a little quite on the blogging front over the last few weeks. I had posted on my MouldyFruit Facebook that I was going through some personal problems and felt it was necessary to take some time out. I still don't feel 100% in myself but felt I wanted to write a few posts. 

Spring is definitely here in London the weather has been amazing lately, it honestly feels like the early days of Summer. On the weekend my friend Florence posted a pic of her newly Dip Dyed hair and I fell in love. I've been feeling quite 'blah' by everything lately and my hair has been one of those things that I really dislike at the moment. 

So I decided to Dip Dye/Ombre my hair. I know this look is totally over played but I had been toying with the idea of going lighter for a while now and this seemed like a good way to do so. I used to colour my hair all the time and it has quite literally been every colour under the sun! But for the last 3 years or so it has been jet black and although I loved my hair black I felt it was time to lighten up. 

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Now I'm not going to lie, this process is very damaging to the hair, especially if your hair is like mine (dyed black) or very dark. I used a sachet of bleach Wella's Blondor bleach powder that I purchased from Sally's and mixed it with 30 Vol peroxide (As recommended by my hairdresser). 

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This turned into a thick blue paste. 

I used gloves and applied this with my hands to the bottoms of my hair, I then went over it again applying more up to my shoulders. I then wrapped the bits with bleach in foil and left for around 30/40 minutes. 

I would recommend checking the colour because I could see mine beginning to lift. The chances are if your hair is dyed black like mine it will turn orange! 

TA DA! 

dd6

At this point I began to panic.. I had bought a black hair dye in case of emergency and was almost tempted to use it.

Instead I tied my hair up and dashed back to Sally's, my hairdresser had worn me about it turning this colour and I was messaging her throughout the whole process. I had to then buy a toner and more peroxide. In order to cancel out the red tones I had to go for an Ash Blonde toner. I can't remember the exact one but it was a Wella 9/1. I left this on for another 30 minutes.. 

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And finally after a whole day it was done.. At first I wasn't sure about it but now I have really grown to like it. I might do it again going higher up and aim to have more of my hair lighter by Summer. The colour isn't exactly what I had in mind it's definitely more of a reddish brown than a honey brown, but I'll eventually get there. 


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My ends do feel really bad and I will be needing to have a trim within the next few weeks, I have also been using some new hair masks which have definitely been a help - blog post to follow. 

So there you have it.. My new lighter locks. What do you think?

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NOTE: I am not a hairdresser and obviously everyones hair is different. I read loads of reviews on Dip Dying and watched various YouTube videos. Don't try this at home unless you're 100% confident. 




Zara
x

21 comments :

  1. you look so pretty, and the dip dye really suits you! lol followed the process on your twitter! im too scared to bleach my hair but have been using henna to give me a bit of colour to be ready for summer! xx

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  2. It looks pretty good! You look fantastic as always hun. Well done for the DIY! xx

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  3. Love the color...matches your eyes!

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  4. I love this on you! Very pretty xx

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  5. Looks gorgeous! I didn't know you dyed your hair black - What colour is it naturally?!
    Xx

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  6. I love it! You did a great job.

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  7. The colour looks pretty good for a DIY job!

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  8. This looks lovely, I love the colour it turned :) I've been wanting to dip dye my hair for a while but I haven't dyed my hair in a couple of years so I'm a bit scared haha!

    Frances x
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  9. Call me crazy but I love it in that pic! lol I think it looks great finished but that red was a hot red!

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  10. i love it! i've wanted to do this for a while, i think you've just persuaded me..
    <3

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  11. Zara love it! I was thinking of doing something like this to my hair for Spring/Summer but too chicken to attempt this at home, the last time I did it was a total disaster :( ended up going to a salon to get it fixed. :) x x

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  12. The colour looks great! Especially with those big curls..gorgeous!

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  13. I like it! I have been tempted to do this myself but always chicken out.

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  14. you look HOT babe ! so glad your back

    flow x

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  15. It looks great! I, too, have dyed black hair and am slowly trying to bleach it out. It is nerve wracking! I am so afraid of ending up with a ton of breakage and no hair left to speak of. Your hair is my new inspiration!

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  16. wow, it looks nice, im thinking of doing an ombre on my hair too but im gonna do it the opposite way as my roots are growing so i need to dye from the roots coy my ends are already sort of golden brown shade already! hope it works.

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  17. Love it, it looks so good and effortlessly chic on you!

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  18. Your hair looks really nice... Been wanting to try dip-dye for a while but my hair's black like yours so I'm scared to do it myself :[

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  19. i did mine last week and like you my hair is black and has been for some time. I was kind of disappointed when it came out red but i'm starting to get used to it.
    Yours looks great

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