done dipped

19 Nov

hello lovelies!
i hope you guys are holding up well, and not succumbing to the autumn blues!
it can get hard staying positive, when the sky is mostly gray and temps are low- thankfully the christmas markets have started opening, and there’s nothing better than holding a warm mug of mulled wine or punch, and inhaling the allspice scent in the air to shoo away the blues! can’t wait for my first visit!

lovelies, this post is about my hair. you might remember my ombre and dip dye post, which included a poll – well, thanks to your encouragement, i finally had the guts to go through with it!
at first i leaned more towards the ombre, because it seemed somewhat fancier with the added color, but then, i actually went for a gradual dip dye. i figured i could start off with something a little less aggressive than bleaching and coloring, so just lightening the ends of my hair seemed like a good compromise.
i love how it turned out, and i actually regret a bit not having been a bolder in the execution… but i can always get it done again when i go for a trim.
here is the final outcome:

of course i can’t leave you without before and after pics ( my wavy hair had to be brushed out, that’s why it looks the way it does):

before

after

here’s another pic of the finished look:

another reason why i didn’t do the ombre look is because i had done red henna to my hair about a year ago. henna is different to a toner or dye, because it changes the actual color of your hair, as in it doesn’t only envelope the hair like a regular dye, but it penetrates into it, and can’t be washed out. eventually it does lose the more flashy pigments (color keeps coming out when washing up to a month after it’s been done), but you are left with a beautiful shine/shimmer. henna has to be grown out, once you do it, you have to consider that your haircolor is permanently changed. so the hairdresser tested the bleach first on a lock she cut off, to see how light and to which shade it would go. my chocolate brown hair has a reddish shimmer, so when it was bleached, i was left with coppery strands- love it!

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One Response to “done dipped”

  1. Cara Olsen 21/11/2012 at 23:28 #

    This look softens your face all around. Lovely!

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