I’m going to ombre my hair this spring before I go back to blonde, and I’m pretty excited ;)
Thank you! Since it is dyed, I can tell you the exact color haha. I use Garnier Fructis box dye in Ultra Light Natural Blonde. YES, I do know that boxed dyes aren’t good for your hair - but I’ve had too many terrible experiences at salons where my hair is left fried and unsightly, and my wallet left drained.
I use Revlon ColorSilk occasionally just for root touchups because it’s ammonia free and my hair stays really soft with it.
I almost dyed it strawberry blonde the other day but decided not to because I don’t want to look like I’m my man’s sister in holiday photos!!
I actually don’t think you need to change your makeup much at all. Your hair color is like an accessory, whereas your skin’s undertones and your eye color are more important for making makeup choices. See here and here for more information on that :)
How ironic… I was literally just typing up an answer to your last question!! haha
Well I’ve never used hair chalks on myself, because I’m boring. BUT I have watched tons of tutorials/read lots of reviews, etc on the matter, because I’ve wanted to do it several times. Anyway, onto the answering:
1. Yes, chalking can dry out your hair a bit if you do it very often. They’re powdery and will absorb all of the natural oil in your hair. However that is with EXCESSIVE chalking… as long as you condition your hair often you should be fine.
2. It is best to set the chalk with heat, because this way you’ll keep the chalk from going everywhere while it’s in your hair! Straightening or curling the hair “sets” the chalk so to speak, and will keep it from transferring onto your clothes, etc. So it is recommended!
3. Since you have dark hair, I recommend going with a brighter color, so that it shows up well. Teal or turquoise would be my pick, as it would suit the cool tone of your black hair! Purple would work well too :)
Well yeah, if you want to!
For color-treated hair that has been freshly dyed, regular shampoo and conditioner aren’t enough. For about a week after you’ve dyed, I definitely don’t suggest you shampoo your hair every day, because even if you use products for colored hair you’ll see a lot of fading.
Garnier Fructis Color Shield Shampoo & Conditioner - $4 each
John Frieda Radiant Red, Sheer Blonde Shampoos - $7
On top of shampoo & conditioner, I recommend using a deep conditioning treatment. Coconut Oil will work miracles on hair, even the most damaged, because the molecules of this oil are small enough to penetrate the hair shaft, giving you optimum moisture. Coconut oil has many uses and will last you a long time. It runs at around $7.
DIY Coconut Oil Hair Treatment:
Since coconut oil is solid at room temperature, you’ll have to heat it up. You’ll only need a spoonful or two, depending on the length of your hair… put this in a microwave-safe bowl and heat until it is a liquid. Then apply this throughout the hair, from roots to tips, focusing on the ends where the hair is most dry.
Use a plastic bag or plastic wrap to cover your hair and scalp. Leave this on for about a half hour and then remove the plastic and rinse from your hair.
Don’t want to have to cook for your hair? Try this:
L’Oreal Everpure Color Care System Moisture Deep Restorative Masque - $6