Friday, 6 April 2012

What happened to my hair, A quick update...

Hey everyone,
Ok so last time I spoke about my hair I was wondering whether to go blonde or try some kind of ombre, you can see my post on A Hairy Situation HERE! I just wanted to give you a quick update to what happened and what i decided to do with my hair. Well I can honestly say I think this is going to be a long post as its taken me a while to get used to this hair. I also am not sure that this is the end of this hair journey yet so look out for more updates!
My Hair before I started terrible photo I know!

My first step was to use colour b4 which in Ireland you can find in boots for around the €13 mark. It is quite expensive but definately works. However I was only able to get the regular strength instead of the extra strengh which would of been more apropriate to my colour. but nether less I went ahead and put it on. you can find out more about colour b4 HERE!

Image source HERE!
The product says that "Colour B4 hair colour remover is the safest and most effective way to reverse an undesirable hair colour application. Colour B4 shrinks the artificial dye molecules in the hair, enabling you to simply wash them away. What?s more Colour B4 does not touch your natural hair pigment so you are left with the colour which lay beneath your artificial shade." 
I chose to use this due to the no Ammonia or bleach as i was worried about the effects of stripping on my hair. I had a lot of colour build up on my hair from years of dyeing my hair dark brown and black to cover up unwanted greys. My natural hair colour is a dark brown so I wasn't expecting much of a colour difference but i wanted to take off the build up to help the ombre process and make it easier to bleach when it came to it. 
The process of using Colour B4 is quite long, you first apply the product to dry hair (and be aware it does stink of rotten eggs!!- No Joke!) You then leave it for the recommended time. It then has to be buffered and rinsed twice to cleanse the hair of dye and the product. Whilst on my hair it felt like a solid mouse, but apart from the stench it didn't bother me to much or sting my head as some hair dyes have done in the past.

My hair after Colour B4
After the buffering and rinsing I then dried as normal. As I expected the product had lifted off the colour build up which meant my hair felt in great condition, soft and only slightly lightened. 
I then left it a few days before going to the hairdressers. There we decided to try a ombre rather than a whole head of blonde. The bleach was put into foils around my face and parts under the front half of my head.

In the Hairdressers with the foils in...

It took a couple of coats of bleach to get it to a blonde. However it hasn't completely gone blonde its an range from blonde to a coppery colour. At first I wasn't sure but I'm warming to it, I like that the highlights are around my face rather than through the whole head. 

A quick pic of the hair

This is a quick picture taken after the hairdressers as you can see the colour runs through my fringe and around my face, its also layered into the front half of my head. I have been using a coconut hair mask €3 from boots for the past few weeks just to make sure my hair keeps its condition . If you want to know anymore about products used please comment below!

So have you ombre your hair? What do you think of the end result?


  1. Hiya! I think it looks really cool! I've always wanted to try doing it but now most of my school have beaten me to it so I am not sure whether to do it or not because I might just be seen as copying everyone!
    Emily x
    P.S would be so grateful if you pop over to my blog :)

    1. Hi, Thanks!! I think if you want to do it you should go for it never mind the rest of the school you could do it differently. A different colour or where you place the highlights!! :)

      I will take a look at your blog now :) x


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