Sunday, November 30, 2008

Adventures in Hair Coloring

So my hairdresser moved to Huntington and I didn't want to go all the way there just to get my hair done. Not to mention spend the $100 it would cost to get it done. So I figured I would try to do it myself.

The hair color I had done 6 months ago has grown out and faded. The Before Pictures:

My first mistake was going against my better judgment and choosing a shade that was too dark.

During Step 1:

After Step 1 (the base color):

Step 2 was highlighting, where I made my second mistake(s). I did try to do it right, I just wasn't very good at it. First I tried to do it the way it said, taking strips of hair and saturing them. Then I started adding random highlights just running the brush through my hair. Then I realized I didn't start high enough on the initial strands and tried unsuccesfully to fix that. I ended up with big chunks of highlighted hair.

The final result. It's darker than I wanted but I am getting used to it. I actually always wanted dark brown hair. This is dark red hair but it doesn't look bad, except for the highlights. LOL


  1. I think it looks great.

    I do my own hair color, but I haven't done it in awhile.

  2. I think it looks great! And besides, chunky highlights are in this year. You're just a slave to fashion, and didn't even know it! :-)