Back to Blond! But first I’d like to show you my colorfull rainbow hair past 🙂
For 2 years I had very shiny rainbow-hair I loved! But as always, after a wwhile you need something new…
In this topic I show you my hairstyles and all of my hacks for dying you hair in the fanciest rainbow-colors! And finally I got these colors OUT of my hair 🙂
I don’t keep a hair color for quite long… after 1 or 2 years I need something new. But as I wear extensions I’m quite flexible on that. If the hair gets too damaged, you just buy the next braid. And if your own hair is a little damaged, it better fits in the extensions 🙂
As a teenager I always ere a redhead, mistly using Henna or cheap colors of the drugstore next door. At the age of 18 I first gor blonde. I loved it! I also left behind the drugstore shit and started using the real hairdresser stuff. For my blonde mane I used Koleston Perfect Blonde in 9/00 with 6% (20vol) developper. I also tried 10/04+6% which had a very nice reddish tint at the beginning, but it turned light blonde after a while.
A couple of years later I needed some edgy color on my head. I wanted the same hair than Bonnie Strange, a very flashy orange, so I dyed my hair first with the semi-permanent color from La Riché Directions in Apricot. It as a veeeery nice color! I loved it! But I had to re-dye it quite often….
As it did’nt lasted quite long I switched to Koleston Special Mix in 0/33+9% (30vol). What a color!!
This fire-flame-red got me a lot of compliments. But still I wanted it more flashy… so I dyed my hair with a No-Name color in orange…
After this I red the biographie of Grace Coddington, ‘Grace’ and I fell in love ith her red Mane, juste as the Disney Princess Merida:
So I headed to the Hairdresser and got my hair curled… unfortunately it was so damaged afterwards that no color held in it. Anyway, it was kinda cute:
Me with my sis Kat in Berlin 😀
After my hair recovered from the curly experience I put my extensions back in. The reason was this picture I found on pinterest:
I loved the result and this was the beginning of my rainbow-hair! At the beginning I only used the Directions Apple Green and Turquoise on my lengths. But the green didn’t stayed very well so I switched to the Directions Spring green. The turquoise is such a beautyfull color! And it stays very very well in the hair, my favourite!
And as I only dyed the length I could completely hide them in a chic updo for work 🙂
So one year later I needed the complete rainbow look. I used orange (Direction Abricot), pink (Directions Flamingo) , blue (Directions Atlantic Blue), Directions Spring green and Directions Blue Lagoon. The Blue Lagoon was a very strange blue tone and I replaced it by my favorite turquoi quite fast. The famingo pink was so disappointing! It didn’t stayed at all! After 3 showers it was gone ! So I switched to the Hot Hot Pink of Manic Panic Amplified and I have to say that Manic Panic stays 10 times better than directions!
During the cold period the blue was a little too harsh for my skin tone. So I switched to a combination of Orange (Manic Panic Tiger Lilly), Pink (Manic Panic Hot hot pink), Green (Manic Panic Electric Lizard Amplified) und Directions Turquoise. I loved this mix!
My dying-hacks, no matter if you’re using Directions or Manic Panic
Manic Panic is much more powerfull and longlasting than Firections, especially if the amplified is used! My hacks for both:
- Always wash your hair before dying with hot water and peeling shampoo to open the scall of the hair
- Apply your color, more is better. If you have some blotch on your skin, lie juice or Marseiller Soap will scrup it away, even the next day
- Cover your head with plastic wrap and aluminium foil and sleep one night on it! Yes!!! The color has to sit veeeeery long, the longer the better!
- The next morning you rinse your hair with cold water, as cold as you can stand it! And no shampoo or conditioner!
- Very important: cider vinegar! You mix 1/4 of a cup cider vinegar with 3/4 of water and rinse your hair with it. It ill close the skall of your hair and help maintaining the color in it. Leave it for 1 minute and rinse with cold clear water.
- Blow-dry your hair afterwards. Normally I never use heat on my hair but in this case it ill help keeping your color! Don’t forget to use heat protecting care on your hair.
It as a very nice color but I want to go back to blonde!! I want some icy blonde, just like this:
But how to remove the Manic Panic Hair Dye??
I tried first some gentle methods as Vitamine C powder. I made some acid water solutions and rinse my hair with it. I had the impression that some color got out and my hair felt very clean afterrads, but my head was still rainbow-colored.
So I decided to use bleach to remove the color.
That’s what I used….
- Olaplex 1 bis 3
- Blondor Bleaching powder
- Welloxon 6% (20vol) developper
- Inoa 3% (10vol) developper
- Koleston Blonde Perfect in 12/96
- L’Oréal expert Color Corrector Blondes for brassy hair
Start with some good mood…
Why do I use developper in such a low concentration? It is much gentler to your hair! You will damage your hair less if you use a 10vol developper and leave it for one hour than 40vol developper for 10minutes! In addition, the slower you bleach your hair the better the brassy yellow tint will be dismantled.
I always use Olaplex on my chemical hair treatments, this stuff is just amazing!
You have to be as quick as possible on applying the bleach on your to avoid any difference of color on your hair!
I always use the stop watch of my cell to control my timing…
So here the resujlt after the first hour with 10 vol developper:
First round of color corrector…
First result, I’m quite satisfied. I kne that it will take some time getting the results I want…
Not that bad huh?
So the next day I bleached my hair again to get the brassyness out of it.
This time I left the color corrector for 30min…
So this result was already very light!
But still not icy… so I dyed the hair with 12/96 and 10vol developper 🙂
I left the color for 45min. After rinsing it my hair had a very granny-greyish tint which got away with the first shampoo… I looooove the result!!!
I lost quite a lot of hair but it is not that damaged as I expected! So I’m very glad with this result and I recommend Olaplex to everyone!
The other parts of my ‘Back to Blonde’ Story: