7.19.2011

My New Hair Color: Light Ash Brown by using Light Ash Blonde!

I just colored my hair last Saturday and so far I am loving it! It's vibrant and the color is perfect for summer. :)


Here is the picture, taken today with my iPhone and with no flash.  :)



 I have a natural jet black hair and it is hard to go lighter without using a bleach. I really didn't wanna go to that extreme. It might work for other girls but I don't think my hair (or scalp) could handle it. So I opted for 9% / 30 Volume Cream Developer instead to lift the color. For a hair dye, I chose blonde instead of brown because blonde color on black hair equals to brown! :) Brown dye on dark hair hmmm won't come out as good I am afraid. And since I wanted to go lighter, I went for a light ash blonde hair dye. Ash neutralizes the gold tone and helps reducing the brassiness in dark hair.  If I were to use golden blonde hair dye, I'd be walking around with an orange/ginger hair! So by using Light Ash Blonde, I achieved what I wanted: a Light Ash Brown hair. :)
  

What I used?

Professional Hair Products:



Ion Sensitive Scalp 30 Volume Cream Developer 8 OZ from Sally's Beauty. Cost: $2.99
Satin Light Ash Blonde 2 oz Hair Dye from another beauty store. Cost $8.99 and I needed 2 tubes since my hair is thick and long. 


I am not a professional hair colorist, but after doing it for so long, I just know what to do. I've been using drugstore hair colors most of the time and pro products occasionally. It is all depends on the color I want to achieve. Personally, I think professional hair colors are better than the hair colors sold at the drug stores. I don't mean they are bad, but they are not the same like the professional products. They are meant for consumers and they have low percentage/volume of cream developer so we won't mess up our hair/scalp. If I want to have messy free and fast hair coloring experience, I'd use drugstore hair colors for sure because with professional hair colors, I need to use a bowl, tinting brushes, hair clips, foils, cream remover and ear covers. That's what I did and it's a lot of work. No wonder hair salons charge $150 and up (where I am at) for hair coloring service.


That's all I want to share for today. :)

X.O.X.O


28 comments:

Arianne Cruz said...

that's really cute :)

JC ♔ said...

I like the color. I'm still considering dyeing my hair some day. I think that I will look more into it though since I don't want damaged hair and don't know how to properly/professionally do it.

Bonnie said...

Your hair color is really pretty! I can't believe that you did this yourself. Impressive. :)

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Vintage Makeup said...

Really pretty! I like it :)

Marie said...

Rinz! It turned out great - like you, I also have a natural jet black hair!:D

Thanks for sharing your method and I hope you are having a good week so far!;D

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D.Sadie said...

Wow, the color looks amazing! I miss coloring my hair

Barbie said...

Looks great! I've used Ion developers too!

Rinny said...

The new color looks great on you! That's pretty amazing how you lightened it so much from jet black without using bleach.

SuGaR said...

really pretty Love that hair color .... I 'm getting mine done in red :P lol...

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Laiqah said...

Your hair looks sooo amazing!
I want mine the exact colour... Think I shall look for similar products to re create your pretty colour!

xo

Jo Woods said...

gorgeous colour, I love it :) xxx

Estefania Lovelifefashion said...

I love that color of hair. My highlights always look a bit too much yellow, I love brown hair, but my hairdresser can't get my idea LOL
You've done a great job. Kisses!!!!

Pretty Wonderful said...

love it, such a lovely colour

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Courtney Erin said...

It's a really great color!

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Noniek said...

Your new hair looks nice!

Diane said...

wow you did great! so fab!

Natalie said...

I would totally opt for this colour for my hair too!
Looking good!

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gillybeancandyjar said...

very cute colour!!

Pop Champagne said...

I have heard that professional hair dye is better for your hair as well, but hmm that is a lot of money LOL

PinkOrchids said...

OMG that's my dream hair colourrr!!!! I have been wanting my hair that colour for aages, but i'm still scared about dying my hair. Thanks for the tip, i have jet black hair, if i were to dye it i would have made the mistake of getting dark brown, which i presume would not have made a difference!! xX

Sara.H said...

I love the new hair color :) very pretty on you

Diana said...

Hi Rinz, your hair looks soo pretty!! post more pictures? :)

sugar sugar said...

that's a really pretty and sexy hair color hun! <3

Venus In Virgo said...

It looks really good. Im actually on my way out soon to go get some hair color too.
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Ooh it looks great!! :D :D
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Sassy said...

I like your color hair :)
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High Heels & Good Meals! said...

Loving the light brown on ya! Very pretty

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