I’ve been dying my for for a fair few months and I’ve decided to change the end of my hair. I did bleach my hair myself, it took a few attempts and I would definitely recommend going to a hairdresser the first time you bleach your hair. I’m a fan of the stargazer hair dyes. They’ve great pigmentation and excellent staying power. I used up the last of the Tropical Green, which was a wonderful minty teal green. I decided to try out the UV Turquoise this time on the top half of my hair. It is more of a blue toned teal shade. On the bottom half of my hair I used Plume, which is a lovely two toned bluey purple. I either apply the dye directly to my freshly washed hair, or onto my hands. Then I just use my fingers to run it through my hair, making sure cover it all. I quite like the end multi-tonal effect. You can use a comb to get a more even application of the dye. I generally leave the dye for 30 to 40 minutes before then rinsing it out. I’m loving the addition of the Plume at the bottom, I think it’s a fabulous contrast.
Since trashing my hair with bleach, my hair has become brittle and generally not happy. So I’ve been using all sorts to help it out. I recently bought this excellent detangling brush from Knots No More* and the Superdrug Detangling Spray* in Pear. They are clearly aimed at children but that didn’t stop me and I’m so glad I did pick them up. My hair isn’t painful to brush out especially in combination with the detangling spray, which has been a revelation. I’ve been using Umerto Giannini Frizzi* miracle worker in aragan oil on the ends of my hair, I use about 3 or 4 pumps. It seems to be gradually feeling less brittle which is always a good thing! I’ve gone back to an old favourite, the Tresemmé Heat Defence Styling Spray. It doesn’t weigh my hair down and does a great job at protecting my hair from the hairdryer.
I have been treating my hair a few times a month with my hair oil & heated towel, you can check out a post I did recently all about my Evening pampering session. I think the combined efforts are finally starting to pay off. I will have healthy hair again, I’m determined.
If you want to see how I applied the dye and the products mentioned you can check out the video below. Have you been dying your hair? Can you recommend a good shampoo & conditioner?