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Thursday, June 24, 2010

My Hair Is Red!

Taken indoors. I have yet to see how it looks out in sunlight!

main components:
 1) Developer helps oxidize and open your hair shaft to help the color stick permanently.
I chose number 30 for extra lift.

2) L'Oreal Excellence HiColor HiLights in Red.
Two boxes is required for my hair length and thickness.

You will also need:
3) Gloves
4) Plastic bottle applicator or a plastic bowl
5) Tint brush

I mixed about 1.5 oz of developer per box of hair dye. I started from the bottom portion of my hair, working my way up, doing the top of my head last. I left the dye on for about 30 minutes which is probably more than enough.

This is my first time dying it red and actually having it come out red! I attempted this before but I had forgotten that I previously dyed my hair black which obviously wasn't going to absorb any of the red hair dye. So when I dyed it, it came out really dark red and then faded to brown. Since my hair turned brown I thought it was a good time for me to dye it red again and this time it was a success!