Ok so I have a serious love/hate relationship with my hair. Sometimes I get bored and want to do something drastic or new. Sometimes, I’m too afraid to do anything and just rock my classic wrap. Sometimes I want to try new things like experiment with different colors, but I have relaxed/texlaxed hair, which means that it is chemically straightened. I have to take extra care of my hair because I have two (sometimes three) different textures that I’m working with. I have to make sure my hair is always moisturized to prevent unnecessary breakage. I’ve been wanting to experiment with color lately, but I was too afraid to commit and I have also been on a strict hair regimen to get my hair thicker and longer.
I was given the chance to review Clairol Professional Classic Collection hair dye for my own DIY hair dye project. I had to select from 16 different colors to use.
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I selected to the shade 6N which is the Class Dark Neutral Blonde. I told quite a few of my friends that I was dying my hair blonde and they almost freaked out! It was too funny! I chose that shade because it reminded me of light brown and I have shades of this “dark blonde” in my natural hair.
I was a little nervous about this process because I’ve never dyed my hair or anyone’s hair ever in life. I’ve only given myself a rinse, so I was actually a little surprised at how easy it was to use the dye.
Because my hair has recently been processed I was unable to use the dye on my hair so I dyed some hair extensions (100% Peruvian Human Hair) Check out THE EASIEST dye process ever.
I first prepped my work station and placed an old towel and three sheets of aluminum foil down on the table. Then I poured the developer and hair color into the mixing bowl.
I mixed the products together thoroughly and got this color here…
I then combed out the hair and laid it flat on the aluminum foil. Notice the color of the hair is a dark deep brown. I was a little nervous because I wasn’t sure if the hair would be able to be lightened without the use of bleach or stripping the hair color.
I then applied the mixture to both sides of the hair and wrapped the hair in the foil and let sit for 45-minutes. The color went from a milky beige to a dark brown once I removed the aluminum foil.
Here is the end result (all photos were taken in natural light without flash)
You can clearly see that the hair has been lightened. When I first unwrapped the foil I was a little nervous because it looked like it did when it started. I washed the dye out and applied a conditioner to the hair and rinsed thoroughly. Then I used a blowdryer to dry the hair and this was the end result.
It turned out to be a a nice sandy brown which matches my natural hair completely. I can’t wait to add these extensions my hair to add more body and fullness to my natural hair.
The prep and coloring process took about 15-minutes. The time that it took to process the color was about 45-minutes, which is the max time recommended on the box. The only problem that I did have the process was the strong smell of ammonia from the dye.
Stay tuned to see the final results!
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