Dyeing Your Hair Bright Colours

Dyeing Your Hair Bright Colours

Dyeing my hair has been a big part of my look since I was a teen. In the last few years I have ventured into bright colours. I have had my hair all sorts, from blonde, brunette, black and then red, blue, purple and pink. Along with a combination of all of the above. I love dyeing my hair and the ability to change it on a whim. I thought it was about time to share with you some of the information I have found on my bright haired journey.

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Now I shape, trim, bleach and dye all of my own hair. I am no expert and I have had my fair share of hair mishaps/nightmares. An expert is always adviced and if you are ever in doubt of your ability to do it for your self then don’t touch your hair 😉 However, if you are feeling a little brave to do it for your self and to rock the bright then here are some things you might want to know before you pick up the bleach.

Your Hair Will Not Come Out The Way You Think It Will:

Whether you dye it yourself or you get someone else to do it for you, your hair will not look like the instagram and pinterest pics you have saved. Your hair and the products used are different to the what was used in the pictures. Especially split dyed, dip dyed or multi coloured ones, they are hard to get right, especially when not done by a professional. Some pictures aren’t even real and they are photoshopped. Go into this endeavour with an open mind and a vague idea of what you would like, especially if this is your first time dyeing in a non natural colour. It may even take a few goes to get it exactly as you want.

I have rocked a pink fade into blue and people have thought it looked amazing and complex, but it was literally the fact that I could not get the ends white to put the pink through without frying the neds. So I just put pink over top and rocked the fade into blue. Sometimes you will just have to rock however it turns out and not let the world know it was an accident 😉

Always Follow The Instructions On The Box:

You do not know better than the instructions, use bleach especially, as the instructions say. I err  on the side of caution when it comes to how long I leave the bleach in, but never leave it in longer than the instructions say and do not get fancy with the mixing process. This will stop you from washing your hair down the drain.

You Will Get A Lot Of Attention:

Your hair is bright and it is not exactly the norm for some people. People will stare, people may even have something to say about it. One hundred percent of all comments I have had about my hair have been positive. I work in public service as a superviser and you can see it surprises people, especially when they are being grumpy with one of my staff, but I have never had anyone say something negative about it. People do funnily enough want to give you advice about you hair, how you must be careful or you will go bald and even suggets colours for you to try next time. Even the old “Oh I wish I was that brave”. It starts a lot of conversations and at times this can be a little tiresome. I do not dye my hair for attention, I dye it cause I love it the colours and how it looks.

There Is A Lot Of Maintenance:

Some days your roots will drive you nuts and the barest fade in your colour will have you twitching everytime you look in the mirror. Then sometimes you will enjoy your hair fading and love the changing colours and the roots will not bother you at all. Some people will also just care a lot more about keeping their hair looking fresh, than others. Having your hair brightly coloured does come with a lot of upkeep and things to avoid/restrict to keep it looking good. Roots will grow out, colour will need topping up, washing your hair will become a once or twice a week occurence with special shampoo and conditioner. Swimming in pools will also make your weary and rain will make you a little nervous the day after dye day. I will be sharing ways to make all of this easy in another post 🙂

So….

If I haven’t talked you out of it then grab the bleach (read the instructions), grab the dye and go for it. Rock your inner colours on the outside and have fun. Try and remember it is just hair and you can always fix it somehow and it will always grow back.

Keep an eye out for my other posts about dyeing your hair bright colours to give you some more info on your bright hair journey.

Thanks for reading.

❤ Miss T

 

Lime Crime Red Velve-Tin

Lime Crime Red Velve-Tin

A girl can never have too much red lipstick and too much liquid matte lipsticks. Over Black Friday it was pretty much all I bought…and I bought a lot of them 😄 Lime Crime was on my list and I had to indulge in one of their new Velve-Tin and of course it was the red tin 🙂

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The tin is super cute and very sturdy and well made. I was super chuffed when it arrived!

Left to Right: Sasha, Red Rose and Jingle.

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Gift Guide For The Makeup Obsessed

Gift Guide For The Makeup Obsessed

Its that time of year, hopefully your wallet has started to recover from black Friday sales. Those of you with better planning skills would have taken advantage of sales to complete your present shopping. Those of you like me would have only just started or not even that. Maybe you have only just sent out your wishlist to your loved ones. So here is a gift guide for that beauty obsessed person in you life, send it to your friends, family, partner for some ideas, use it for your self or just TREAT YO SELF.

Christmas in the Beauty world is a special time of year, with Christmas inspired collections, limited editions, advent calendars and gift boxes of all of our favorite things.

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Lush Golden Wonder Bath Bomb Christmas 2016

Lush Golden Wonder Bath Bomb Christmas 2016

Its my first Lush Christmas as a fullw blown addict and I’ve already hauled and then hauled again with a wishlist a mile long of all the things I need. Before I was able to get myself in store the lovely in laws surprised me with a bath bomb from Lush and it was one of the Christmas ones at the top of my list, Golden Wonder.
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Makeup Revolution Rose Gold Lipstick in Chauffeur

Makeup Revolution Rose Gold Lipstick in Chauffeur

Makeup Revolution has been creating some serious packaging need recently. They brought out their Rose Gold lipsticks and it was so hard not to buy all of them simply for the packaging. Chauffeur all soft pink beige, was of course the one I picked…for now.
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Lush Roots Hair Treatment

Lush Roots Hair Treatment

I have been fighting thin, prone to oily hair since forever T_T  I can’t touch or brush my hair after I have set it in the morning and I can’t even look at hair treatments. I kind of just gave in to the oily, limp look, but once again I have been rescued my the Lush fairies with Roots Hair Treatment.LUSH Roots

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Freedom Makeup London Pro Eye Primer

Freedom Makeup London Pro Eye Primer

Eyeshadow is hard for me. Lipstick, contour, everything else I can do and if I may say so I do it well, but eye shadow some days I just can’t. I feel like I never end up with a good look. So for the last wee while my focus has been on mastering eyeshadow and bringing different colours and looks into my every day makeup looks. One of the things I have learnt while doing this is that you need an eyeshadow primer. I have used my Jordana eye primer off and on when I remembered, but when I got serious about upping my eyeshadow game I knew I had to start and eyeshadow primer hunt.

Freedom Cosmetics and Makeup Revolution are always the best place to start for me. In my recent haul from TAM beauty I slipped in a eyeshadow primer and hoped it would lead me down the path of fly eye makeup.freedom-pro-eye-primer-tube Read more

Maybelline Falsies Push Up Drama Mascara

Maybelline Falsies Push Up Drama Mascara

Mascara is one of the easiest things to collect, but that doesn’t mean everyone you magically end up with is a good one. In a mascara I look for something that with fully coat all my lashes without clumping them together and make them look as full as possible. After using Revitalash I am blessed with quite lush eyelashes at the moment, but something that would make them look longer wouldn’t go a miss.

Maybelline recently launched their Falsies Push Up Drama Mascara designed to give lashes a dark, sultry look, with all the volume and a formula designed to keep them beautifully curled and in place. Yes Please!maybelline-the-falsies-mascara

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Maybelline New Face Products 2016

Maybelline New Face Products 2016

Maybelline has launched new face products left, right and center lately. With my weakness for foundations I knew I had to try the new Dream Velvet Foundation and then when they launch products together, you just have to get all of them together. Or you know just get excuses to buy more makeup 😄 So I purchased then Master Conceal, Dream Velvet Foundation and Master Fix Setting Spray.

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