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Wednesday, August 28, 2013

MY Burgundy - Plum hair dying experience!



Hellooo gorrgggiess!!

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.

 The Aftermath!
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


24 comments:

  1. Loveeeeeee how it turned out!! I'm looking for a new fall color but I'm going to the salon because I need a trim as well!

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    1. Thank you! Hope it worked out for you! :)

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  2. Is the purple underneath from the first round? Looks gorgeous by the way.

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  3. It does kind of look purple underneath but that is just the shadow, its all the same shade of color. :) and thank you!!

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  4. If you put both the color and the hi light together at once do you think it will come out the same?

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    1. I honestly don't know since I have never tried it. : \

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  5. I felt bad when the color didn't show on your first try. You must've felt really disappointed. But at least you were still able to get the look you've been vying with after the second try. And now that you've dyed your hair, keep it from too much sun exposure as it would cause the color to fade faster, and would also cause additional damage to your hair.
    Susie Laurie

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    1. Thanks for the tips! It did bum me out at first but I'm happy I was able to achieve the color! :)

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  6. Siteniz çok güzel olmuş buda benim bayan saç modelleri sitem ile kadınlar muhteşem görünmeye hazırmısınız.

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  7. LOVE it!! I currently have vivid purple peekaboo highlights. I am going for a different look next time, so was wondering how long before you noticed that brand started to fade? My gf used ion and it only lasted a week. She completely bleached her hair out first too. My hair is naturally black so not an option for me. Thanks!!

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    1. I noticed that is started to fade around 3 months or so, but I am very strict when maintaining it. I washed it 1-2 times a week and used specific shampoo and conditioner for my hair. Hope your hair turned out!!

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    3. I went to Paul Mitchell and I can give you a little advice. If you bleach your hair and you use a color and it comes right out that's because your hair is too damaged or porous to hold color. Porous hair cannot grab color therefore it comes right out. I use ion color a lot and is very highly pigmented and bright and shiny and it works great if you know how to use it. As for changing black hair or dark hair the only way to get it lighter is to use lightener aka bleach. Color does not lift color this is very important. Also never go by a color swatch I believe they base that on a level 7 hair color which is dirty blonde so the results to somebody with brown hair won't look the same because everyone's hair is made up of different pigments underneath. So one person who wants to be chocolate brown and they have red hair will not get the same results if they use the same color as somebody with blonde hair. Because the underlying pigments are different hair color is science that's why you should leave it to the professionals if you're going for a big change. And I wouldn't rely on the Sally's crew because you don't even have to be a professional or have a license to work there its the same as working at CVS just a regular person. I know a lot of people who think they'll do it themselves and save money vs going to a salon and they end up spending the same if not more to correct the mistakes they have made and also the damage to their hair is not worth it. I hope this helps a few of you xo

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    4. BTW your end result came out very pretty!

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    1. Thank you! Burgundy wine is a pretty color too!!

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    2. Thanks! Burgundy wine is pretty too!!

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  9. I tried to go burgundy last week and the lady at sallys walked me thru it all, the box even said burgundy but it came out red!! And some of my blonde is coming thru!! Someone please help!!

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  10. Did the purple eventually lighten up on its own.. Because I did my hair with both colors and the purple is really dark?

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  11. ok…i just tried to do the burgundy thing and got…black…even though my hair was lighter too, I've done the magenta high color before on dark hair and got a really bright red, loved it in the past but i would really like to do what you have here, what did you do to prevent that SUPER RED that usually comes out of the magenta? any advice would be appreciated

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  12. You think you got the color from using both or the loreal stuff was better and you would've used that in the first place?

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  13. Did you use the age beautiful dark plum brown?

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  14. I just colored my hair the dark plum brown from age beautiful. Same results. I also have naturally brown/black hair. I have tried in the salon and myself to get a plum color in my hair with no such luck. I don't want to bleach my hair, it's to damaging and I have really long hair. This is going to be my last attempt at plum hair. Thanks for sharing your experience.

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