Monday, August 18, 2008
I found my signature color (I think)! My roots were looking crazy since my hair grows super fast and I'm about to go to Mexico (YIPPEEE), so I decided to freshen up my color. So I really liked my color but I wanted to go for a richer light red color. So I opted not to use Textures & Tones in Bronze again (nothing wrong with product), because the color didn't lift my natural hair color enough. So I went to Sally's Beauty Supply and decided to get creative and mix some colors. I decided to get two colors by Clairol Professional Premium Creme colors in Light Reddest Brown (4RR) and Light Red-Neutral Blonde (8RN). I used the matching Clairol Creme Developer in Level 30. I washed my hair with a tea tree shampoo and then applied the color with a brush and let it processed for 30 minutes. I then applied a deep conditioner, put in the Knot Today leave in/detangler and blew out my hair and VOILA! I LOVE the color. It's perfect for Mexico and even the transition into the fall and winter months. Next time I will probably only use a level 20 developer because my roots are super bright. The only down side to this color is that I feel like my hair was a bit drier compared to when I used Textures & Tones. Enjoy the pictures!
So the BF suggested that I blow out my curls and rock a fro. I must admit, I was hesitant at first. I really had no idea what my hair was going to look like. But I co-washed with some cheapy V05 conditioner, used my BioSilk conditioner (left it in for a few minutes) and then put in the Knot Today detangler/leave in conditioner. After combing out the tangles I used my ceramic blow dryer and blew out my hair, which didn't take as long as I thought it would. I then picked it out and shaped it a bit. I must admit, I am lovin' the fro and I will probably rock this style more than the curly look for a bit. To keep this style, I think I will have to wash and blow dry every few days because my hair starts to curly very quickly. Check back for another post soon. I had to color my roots and decided to go with a more red color. The color is in my hair as we speak, so cross your fingers!