As the Summer season is slowly ending, Fall is quickly approaching before we know it. There will be many different Fall trends that we are looking forward to! We will be seeing scarves, boots, layering, and plenty more.
As for hair goes, I have noticed one trend that may possibly be a staple for the season! Burgundy hair! I was in need of a change. I seriously felt like I was having withdrawals since I haven't done anything to my hair in almost a year! I was even contemplating shaving it! Hahaha. After searching on Pinterest for different hair colors, I narrowed it down to a burgundy-plum type color. I didn't want my hair to be too much of a bright red. I wanted something in between! So I went to Sally's Beauty to check out what kind of hair colors they had and there wasn't much of an option when it came to burgundy-plum colors. Trust me they had plenty of reds though!! But I have dyed my hair red in the past and I just wasn't going for that particular hair look. I needed something a bit deeper.
(I want to point out that I am not a professional by any means. I am just explaining my experience, the steps and process I went through to dye my hair myself. Please, dye at your own risk.) :)
I came across this AGE beautiful hair dye and saw the the little hair swatch of it, and it was as close to the color I was looking for as I was going to get. The color was 3V Darkest Plum Brown, but the color looked super vibrant I thought I picked a winner! I also picked out the AGE beautiful developer in 30 volume. It was a 1:1 part ratio when I added in the dye and the developer. I used 4oz (2 bottles) of the hair dye and I used 4oz of the developer. I returned home and dyed my hair instantly after I bought the products. After I finally blow dried my hair and saw the finish product I wasn't so thrilled. The color turned out to be a lot darker than what the swatched had showed. In the sunlight, I could see the plum color trying to come through but this wasn't what I had envisioned!
Here is the developer and the hair color I chose.
ALL DONE! Just mixed it in this bowl I got from Sally's and purchased the brush there as well!
Waiting it out! I wrap my whole head in aluminum foil just so I know that I won't get dye all over the place and I feel like my hair kind of "cooks" underneath the foil better.
My hair color with the flash.
My hair color without the flash.
Soo, now that you have seen the hair color, and could possibly understand my disappointment. Haha. I know this wasn't the color and I was determined to try everything in my power to get it right. I definitely didn't want to go about bleaching my hair, since that can be super damaging. And I know its damaging enough to go TWO days in a row with dying it. But I took my chances! I went back to Sally's the next day and looked at the Loreal HiColors. I was eyeing those from the get go since I heard many great things about it, but from the hair swatches and what I had seen from other people using it, looked like it brightened the hair right up! But since my hair was a lot darker, I figured the color would even out and it would turn out more of a deeper color instead. Yes, I winged it and got the HiColor in Magenta, and I also bought the Loreal developer in 30 Volume. I ended up using two tubes of the hair dye, and for each tube of hair dye you had to double the amount of developer. So I ended up using 2.4oz of dye and poured in 4.8oz of developer.
Once I started the dying process I started from the bottom and worked my way to the top of my head. I also left my roots for the last step. After I got my whole head, thats when I went back and filled in my roots. I left the dye in my hair for about 45 minutes to an hour. Which I have dyed my hair with dye for years, (even using boxed hair dye) and always left it in for that amount. Just to make sure the dye saturates into my hair.
Here is the hair dye and developer I used, and this is the after conditioner I used in my hair for the both times I dyed it. That conditioner smelled like pumpkin spice! MMMMM!
Here is the final product! I was static to see that the color came out exactly how I envisioned it and it was all worth it in the end! In a way, I was thinking that maybe dying it that darker color worked out for me since it evened out the Loreal Hicolor I put into my hair, and toned it down to how I wanted it.
If you are interested in seeing the process and me just explaining my thought and opinions on it I will link the video below! :)
Later gorrggiesss!! <3