Wow, good advice! I’ll have to try it out — thank you! :)
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I have dirty blonde hair currently. When I let it dry naturally, it get's all kinky and wavey. It's about to right below my b00bs, and it's thick. I'm a BIG fan of the indie/hipster look when it comes to clothes, but I love the scene look when it comes to hair. I leave it natural a lot, but if I were to straighten it and get thick side bangs and then straighten it, would I get that scene look? Also. I've been thinking about going from my natural dirty blonde to more of a light platinum blonde, but I don't want it to look overly unnatural with horrible roots. If I dyed my hair this color, would my roots be really horrible? Again, I have dirty blonde hair. Okay, last question, I promise. It's a makeup question. You know how some people do their eye makeup to make their eyes pop A LOT? How?! Haha. Thank you! I'm a big fan of your blog, by the way. :)
Hi Halie! Sorry it’s been so long, I took a small break from the site. I hope I can help :)
Your hair is exactly like mine: dirty blonde, thick, with kinky waves! Being that I followed the scene trends for a few years, I can answer confidently that yes, you will get a scene style with side bangs and it straight. You might want to consider short layers. Not inch long ones, but some that are a few inches above your length and blend down to your length.
Again, we are similar! I just colored my hair two colors lighter, so it’s more of a light blonde. I’ve been this color in the past also, so I speak from experience: no, the roots won’t look horrible, but yes, you will be able to tell. The first inch of your natural blonde that grows out will seem very dark brown in comparison, but here’s something you can do without bleaching that all the time. Find a hair color that’s the same color as the light blonde you are, and go over only your roots. Your natural color will lighten to the light blonde color! (Again, this is from experience, and also what I’ve been taught in school.) If you’d like me to go into more scientific detail on that, I’ll message you privately :)
Making your eye color pop depends on your eye color! I’ll list the colors that accent eyes the best:
- Blue eyes: use browns (all ranges), light pinks, peaches, navy blue (no bright blue!)
- Green eyes: pinks, reds, purples, dark greens
- Brown eyes: blues, teals, greens, purples, grays, some deep pinks
- Hazel eyes: make them more green with dark greens, make them more brown with dark purples
You’re very welcome, and I’m glad you like my blog :)
You’re welcome, and thank you :)
I’m going to guess at what you asked, lol. I think you’re wondering what the best shade of blonde to be is if you have ashy brown hair naturally?
I love soft natural highlights in that brown, to be honest. Otherwise, shoot for cool, ashy blonde that’s just a little lighter than the natural brown :)
I've got my hair half shaved, and I bleach and dye the shaved part different colours and the rest black. I recently put a purple colour in the shaved bit which i really love and i wanna dye my whole head the same colour. I was just wondering if you would be able to tell me how to fade the black out quicker to a medium/light brown so i will only have to bleach it once or twice before i put the purple through it.
Hey Lizzie :) Yes, I can tell by your icon what your hair looks like. Very cool! And yes, there’s 2 methods I know that you can do without lighting (bleaching) it completely.
However, I would like to add that I had my hair blue black for a few months, and lightened it, one time, up to the color I am now (a natural dirty blonde). One thing that might be different between you and me having black hair is that I used demi-permanent hair color, which doesn’t “hold” as long or as strong to your hair as permanent hair color does. If you used permanent (or even box color from a drug store), bleaching may give you the best results if you use professional products and if you know what you’re doing with them.
Method One: Shampoo Caps
How this works: Apply shampoo to your wet hair (like in the shower - use hot water!). Get it all nice and foamy. Place a shower cap over it all and wait about 30 min before rinsing it out. Condition and whatever else like you normally would.
How often: Two or three times a week until it’s brown/brown enough.
Amount of time until desired color: It depends, but it won’t be in one time, like with bleaching. But it’s super healthy for your hair :D
What it does: This method works by 3 things.
1. Wetting your hair with hot water opens the cuticle (the outside part) of your hair shaft, allowing the little color particles to escape.
2. The shampoo penetrates your hair shaft while the cuticle is open and helps pull out the color particles.
Method Two: Color Stripping
How this works: Go to a beauty store and buy color stripper. “Color Oops” probably isn’t strong enough for this. I love Ion Color Corrector at Sally Beauty - it works great every time I’ve used it!
Make sure you follow the directions! You’ll also need to buy a volume 10 developer like this one to rinse your hair with after you color strip. The developer helps the same way the shampoo does in Method One.
(Another thing I like about the Ion Color Corrector is that you can color your hair right after you do it. However, since you’re going purple, I’d recommend waiting. When you color right after you color strip, the color will penetrate your hair quickly and may turn out darker than you expect.)
How often: I believe you can do it as much as you’d like in a week, but once or twice might be good enough for you.
Amount of time until desired color: Once or twice might be good enough, but it depends on how long you’ve colored your hair black for.
What it does: Color stripping is different from bleaching, and I’ll tell you how.
1. Color stripping: Hair color works by injecting your hair with artificial color particles. Color stripping specifically removes only the artificial colors particles, without removing any of your hair’s natural color particles.
2. Bleaching: Bleaching removes all the color particles in your hair, artificial and natural. Think of it as taking the muscle and bones out of your skin — when you bleach your hair, all you’re left with is outside shell (cuticle) and a few color particles. This is only if you go from blackest black to whitest blonde. Anywhere in between will be relatively okay.
I know that’s a lot of information, and I wish I could inform you in a simpler way. I want you to make the choice that’s easiest for you to do :) Let me know if you’d like any other help or if there’s anything else I can explain more :D Good luck!
You’re very welcome! Everyone has different experiences with different products, and it’s not fair to say if someone is right or wrong about them. There are tons of options out in the beauty industry for the same results, and it just comes down to what works best for you. So saying just because I had a good experience with one product doesn’t mean it’s the only product that will work.
Thanks for offering your advice too! I can also let others know, when/if they ask, that Maybelline will work well too. :D
Great advice! Personally, I haven’t had a whole lot of luck with felt tips, but I’ve found Revlon ColorStay Liquid Liner (the kind I use) has a very small, precise tip that works great :)
So @AMANDACLEMENT, you could use either one :D
My question is about eye liner. I do the big cat eyes a lot but it often bleeds or when I blink it gets on the upper parts of my eyelids. I use smashbox's eye liner and put it on with a brush.
Are there better eye liners I can use that won't bleed?
Thank you :)
Great question! I used to do cat eyes everyday, so I know exactly what you’re talking about. I highly recommend using a liquid eyeliner. It won’t bleed unless it gets wet! It will dry right after you put it on so you wouldn’t get it on the upper lids :)
Thank you! Haha. I just started it 5 days ago, so that’s probably why you haven’t seen it yet ;)
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Sure, I could make a video! You could (and I would show you how to) use Velcro rollers with slightly damp hair, and just use a blow dryer on them until they are dry. For big curls, use the bigger rollers.
Thank you! None of them are mine however :)
Thanks! I’m really glad that you and everyone who complimented you loved it!
I made a video! Here’s the link: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mCpGKXhKMWY