On with the tutorial!These were on offer "2 products for £7.49" on all Schwarzkopf hair products or £5.99/£3.99 (messed up the pricing sorry) each saving me 49p (yay). I would have opted for the Shake It Up Foam in Ice Blonde Blast but I wasn't so certain that it would work effectively as a bleach so stuck with the usual hair dye.
I bought the Hypnotic Red 37 and Max Blonde 00B. On the side it would show roughly the end result of the dye with specific hair tones. My only concern was my stubborn hair it's not virgin hair but has previously been dyed using same brand but Mystic Violet 87. That...only tinted my hair and I received different responses such as 'your hair looks red...purple...ginger...red'...stubborn indeed!
The kit shown here is only from the Max Blonde set as it's part 1 of the ombré effect. Tinting kit is from Boots £4.69 and the range of brushes belongs to me as back combing sections of hair near the roots prevents the obvious border between the bleach and natural hair.
I read up that covering the bleached area with foil helps speed up the process -shrugs- guess it does help but willing to try for the first time. There is the tint of previous hair colour reflecting from the natural light outside and I have sufficient hair length to do this ombré effect.
Instructions were provided on mixing the solution inside the squeezy bottle that was including in the kit. It's more convenient for me to use the brush as I feel using my fingers might get the bleach everywhere and miss a few areas. Emptying the bleach into the mixing bowl, backcombed my roots, I went ahead and brushed 1/3 down on 1/4 sectioned hair. Obviously using the foil to give myself a back to work against it was very difficult to do everything mirrored because my hair length is not that long for me to just simply look down and do. I did struggle at the beginning but it was a breeze for the other side.
Now that the tips are waiting for the bleach to take action...I WAS BORED and felt like I was taking a trip to the oven (haha...). I did a lot of research as to how long to keep the bleach in there but I only knew that bronze would be the closest stage for this so I unwrapped all 4 foil..COBS!!! [IMPORTANT: check every 5-10 minutes to see how the colour is coming along].
Now the tricky part...with no one to help me with how far I'm sploshing the bleach (aside the occasional skin touching with the brush) I felt utterly clueless and did my best (this is the part where I weeped and hoped for the worst). Keeping in mind that this is the ombré effect I applied more on the bleached area but also further up towards my head. Again wrapped all four sections with one bit sheet of foil each and checked every 5-10 minutes til
HAPPY AS A BUMBLE BEE
One thing I can only say...I ran out of bleach when I got to the last section right at the end. Just managed to move the mixture up but...it's more obvious in the second image...I was being to generous with the rest of the hair! HAHAHAHAHAHA...serves me right.
I was thinking of buying more bleach but it would screw up the whole process and having to balance out everything so...it might not look too bad when I use the red dye next month. My hair hates me so I'm letting it rest...for a month!!! I wanted blue or purple but it would look pretty awkward according to my sister plus she was totally against this in the first place haha!
Have any of you guys attempted dip dye/ombré effect before and did it involve any other colours? Til the second part ~