For ages I’ve wanted to change my hair up a bit. I knew I wanted to keep it light, and with me colouring my own hair I knew it had to be easy to do.
I’ve always wanted to be really blonde. Only because it’s the one colour I’ve never been!
I’ve had a 10ish base colour with caramel 8/0 tones going through it for about 9months, possibly the longest hair colour I’ve ever kept! Ha its gradually got lighter over that time.
I knew that if I wanted pastel tones in my hair, I’d have to lighten it up a lot! Those colours work best on WHITE hair.
I decided to go for it. I bleached my whole head! To prevent damage, I soaked my hair in Virgin coconut oil before I applied bleach, It really helped!
I used 12% peroxide in the bleach but diluted it to make 9%.
I started on the darker pieces, mainly underneath, then eventually put it on the lightest pieces.
I left It on for about 20mins.
From the oil that was on my hair, it wasn’t gritty at all to wash off, pleasantly surprised! Coconut oil is my fave!
Here’s the results. I left the roots untouched. No toning whatsoever!
As you can see it’s still gold toned, but so much lighter!
A few days later I decided to try the pastel on it. I knew it wouldnt take on all the hair, only on the really bright bits.
Loreal Feria S02 pastel lilac lavender conditioning toner
La riche Directions in plum,
and nearly a whole bottle of white conditioner! I used treseme platinum strength.
I knew that the lilac toner wouldn’t be enough to cover all my hair! So I had to make some with a tiny bit of plum and conditioner!
The bottom right picture is what I ended up with, the little squiggle on top is the feria colour, the dye in the bowl is what I made up, matches perfectly!
When I applied the colour I could see it wouldnt take on the really gold bits, instead they looked rose gold! Haha! I love it!
Here’s the results!
Definitely not even but I love the tone! Lilac and rose gold!
These sorts of colours generally fade out very quickly, I’ll have to recolour it every week. I don’t mind though! It’s mostly conditioner. :)
Thanks for reading!