So i’ve recently coloured my a hair dusky dark pink/ultra violet shade and I am in love with it!
I loved the idea of having brightly coloured hair or just a colour that wasn’t brown,
but always had these niggling thoughts at the back of my mind …….
It wont suit me
The bleach will ruin my hair
I might mess it up
What will people think
Everyone will look at me
BLAH BLAH BLAH!!!!
So heres a few things I did to make the process of a colour change easier on my hair and my fear of the ‘ordinary’ thinking minds of others
1. I stopped thinking about other peoples opinions
People will always have an opinion on you or what you’re doing but that’s all they are OPINIONS. I’ve recently come to learn that you should never let other peoples opinions or feelings of you stop you from being yourself.
2. I stopped putting myself down
I came to the conclusion that if all these other people can have fun coloured hair then why cant I? We can be our own worst critics, and sometimes you just need to tell yourself to shut up and go with it. So I did.
3. I added the colour gradually over time
I feel this one is important in 2 ways
A. Bleaching or lifting can be really harsh on your hair so I did mine gradually over a few months and gave it some love by applying a moisture rich mask/oil now and again keeping it as healthy as I could. I like using castor or coconut oil as they are so good for your hair.
B. I feel that dramatically going from one colour to another can be bit of a shock to the system and then you may not like the sudden change, so by doing it gradually you get a feel of what its going to look like and then can decide if you want to continue on or change up the colour.
This is the ‘warm brown’ colour I was for about 8-9 years
And this was after my 1st time colouring as you can see there is very little colour I was just concentrating on keeping it healthy
This is the rose gold I achieved
When I dyed the ends purple.
You can watch this video here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v1OR2XlvaM8
Then I took the plunge and did it
and you can watch the video to how I achieved this colour here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dKeg9fXxYFY&t=4s
So im going to end this post with some friendly advice and a little disclaimer
If you are thinking of dying your hair yourself, make sure you do your research and get as much advice as possible on techniques and products and always follow the instructions given. You could also get advice from someone that works in a salon and they can also advise you on a colour that best suits you.
Make sure you give yourself sometime to think about it to make sure its what you really want.
If your doing a dramatic change for the 1st time and never coloured your hair yourself then I do advise you to go to a professional it may be a lot more expensive than a DIY job but at least you know your hair will turn out good
Ive been colouring my own hair for about 12 years now so I have experience and I know how my hair will react to the products
Admittedly my partner isn’t the biggest fan of the colour of my hair, but I am obsessed with it and it makes me happy. Even though I love him and I obviously care what he thinks, if I want to do something that I know will make me happy im going to do it.
Never let anyone stop you from being you
Be good kids