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Color Me...

LaCurlyMariposaLaCurlyMariposa Posts: 36Registered Users
Hello Ladies!

I don't post very often and I mostly lurk, but I've decided to make myself known! I've recently decided that I want to color my hair. (I'm aware that there is a section dedicated to coloring, but that section is dry :/) I've recently finished my transition to natural hair (started in 2010) and I have a decent length to work with. I just wanted to make things a little more fun! I know what I want to do, just not how to do it.

I don't want to color my whole head. I want the hair in back, the hair on the lower layer (so it's underneath, if that makes sense), and the bang area to be colored. I want to go lighter to maybe honey blonde or slightly lighter than that. I want to do it myself instead of going to a salon to save money (and salons make me nervous because you never know what you're gonna get with people you don't know!). I'm not sure if I should go semi-permanent or permanent.

My hair is sandy-brown naturally and I have never colored my hair before. My hair has normal porosity as well.

What kind of box-kits do you guys recommend? What tips should I keep in mind? Anything else I should be aware of? I apologize for the lengthy post, but I just need to be steered in the right direction. Like I said earlier, I know what I want to do just not how to do it.

Thanks in advance ladies!

Last Relaxer: Aug 2010
BC: April 2012

Staple Products: (Anything Shea Moisture) African Black Soap Deep Cleansing Shampoo, Organix Coconut Milk and Cherry Blossom conditioners, Shea Moisture Curl and Style Milk/ Curl Enhancing Smoothie/ Curling Souffle.:blob7:

It's fine. It's divine. It's all mine
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  • CerendipityCerendipity Posts: 5,091Registered Users Curl Novice
    bump
  • LaCurlyMariposaLaCurlyMariposa Posts: 36Registered Users
    Awe, lots of views but no responses! At least tell me this post has been done before! lol
    Last Relaxer: Aug 2010
    BC: April 2012

    Staple Products: (Anything Shea Moisture) African Black Soap Deep Cleansing Shampoo, Organix Coconut Milk and Cherry Blossom conditioners, Shea Moisture Curl and Style Milk/ Curl Enhancing Smoothie/ Curling Souffle.:blob7:

    It's fine. It's divine. It's all mine
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  • CerendipityCerendipity Posts: 5,091Registered Users Curl Novice
    It probably has. I'm going to dye the very front of my hair tonight with Clairol Texture and Tones.

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  • LaCurlyMariposaLaCurlyMariposa Posts: 36Registered Users
    It probably has. I'm going to dye the very front of my hair tonight with Clairol Texture and Tones.

    Sent from my HTC Glacier using CurlTalk App

    Ooh! Please share your results! I was looking at Clairol the other day.
    Last Relaxer: Aug 2010
    BC: April 2012

    Staple Products: (Anything Shea Moisture) African Black Soap Deep Cleansing Shampoo, Organix Coconut Milk and Cherry Blossom conditioners, Shea Moisture Curl and Style Milk/ Curl Enhancing Smoothie/ Curling Souffle.:blob7:

    It's fine. It's divine. It's all mine
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  • Alice_42 Alice_42 Posts: 791Registered Users Curl Neophyte
    I dyed my bangs hot pink (there is more in the tags about the process and dyes) in 2010 but I've never done the bottom of my hair before. I would invest in a good protein deep conditioner to deal with the fact dyed hair (especially bleached hair!) is even more fragile.

    If you're only doing a section, take time to really check your parting and how straight it is. It will make the process easier because you won't have to go back and color sections that you accidently missed. I would recommend having someone you trust do the parting and dye application in the back for you because they can actually see the layers better (unless you have eyes back there...)
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  • CerendipityCerendipity Posts: 5,091Registered Users Curl Novice
    well its not the color I was going for.




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  • juanabjuanab Posts: 4,037Registered Users
    well its not the color I was going for.




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    I think it looks great! What were you going for?

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  • CerendipityCerendipity Posts: 5,091Registered Users Curl Novice
    The box said Bronze and I WANTED Bronze, not this ole reddish stuff, but thank you
  • juanabjuanab Posts: 4,037Registered Users
    The box said Bronze and I WANTED Bronze, not this ole reddish stuff, but thank you

    Tbh, it looks more bronze than red to me. Perhaps it needs to settle for a few days.

    texture - medium/fine, porosity - low/normal, elasticity - normal
    co-wash - NaturelleGrow Coconut Water or Marshmallow Root, Slippery Elm Bark & Blue Malva Cleansing Conditioners
    LI - KCKT mixed w/ SM C & H Curl & Style Milk
    DC - NG Mango & Coconut H2O or Chamomile/Brdck Root
    Gel - SM souffle (winter), KCCC (summer) or CR Naturals Aloe Whipped Butter Gel (year round)
    Sealers - Virgin Coconut Oil, Avocado butter, Aloe butter
    Ayurvedic treatments - Jamila Henna, Sukesh, Aloe Vera Powder, Hibiscus Powder
    .


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  • CerendipityCerendipity Posts: 5,091Registered Users Curl Novice
    We shall see, im looking at the lady on the box and my hair doesnt look like hers

    In 6 weeks I might go and get it professionally colored. Id like a nice hot summer look
  • Chicago KinksChicago Kinks Posts: 2,748Registered Users Curl Novice
    We shall see, im looking at the lady on the box and my hair doesnt look like hers

    In 6 weeks I might go and get it professionally colored. Id like a nice hot summer look

    I'm seriously contemplating getting light brown highlights for my birthday. I had them years ago and they were great but my hair was so dry. I think ive got enough "moisturizing and protein rich" products to ward off that dryness.

    I've got to research somemore though. Did you do a protein treatment or DC before hand or afterwards?
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  • CerendipityCerendipity Posts: 5,091Registered Users Curl Novice
    Nope I didnt do jack diddly squat other than use the conditioner it came with.

    Hair is nice and soft though.

    This sunday I will do a protein/moisture steam treatment
  • LaCurlyMariposaLaCurlyMariposa Posts: 36Registered Users
    well its not the color I was going for.




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    That looks great though! I'm even more anxious to color my hair.

    Sent from my beautiful HTC :)
    Last Relaxer: Aug 2010
    BC: April 2012

    Staple Products: (Anything Shea Moisture) African Black Soap Deep Cleansing Shampoo, Organix Coconut Milk and Cherry Blossom conditioners, Shea Moisture Curl and Style Milk/ Curl Enhancing Smoothie/ Curling Souffle.:blob7:

    It's fine. It's divine. It's all mine
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  • mia12mia12 Posts: 46Registered Users
    I don’t know, I’m kind of anti boxed dye. I prefer to go to sally’s and buy the color or bleach, and developer of my choice. I have more control this way because I can choose the volume of the developer, the brand, the type (liquid or crème) and I can mix the colors to get the shade that I want. If you feel uncomfortable doing it this way and insist upon using boxed dye, I’ve heard good things about clairol's textures and tones. I think they have two or three blonde shades to choose from. I know one of them is called honey blonde. Clairol*Textures & Tones Permanent Haircolor | Walgreens

    Since your hair is darker than your desired shade, you have to use permanent color or bleach. Semi permanent color cannot lighten the hair. Semi perms are basically just rinses and veggie dyes like clairol’s beautiful collection, jazzing, and manic panic. They do not alter the structure of the hair in anyway, and they wash out completely over time. If your hair is porous and drastically lighter than the semi perm you use, it may leave behind a bit of a stain on the hair after it washes out, but it won’t be vibrant. Demi perms are deposit only colors that require the use of a developer (usually 10 vol. or lower), are ammonia free, and last longer than a semi, but are not permanent. Like semi perms, they cannot lighten the hair, but they can alter the tone, and/or make it darker. They also wash out, but last longer and are good for hair that is too damaged for permanent color. Many boxed dyes like natural instincts, and herbashine fall into this category even though they are sometimes incorrectly labeled as semi permanent. Permanent colors contain ammonia or an ammonia substitute, and are mixed with a developer to permanently change the color of the hair. This is the only type of dye that can lighten the hair. If you want to go lighter you have to use a permanent color, or a lightener (bleach).

    If you do decide to color your hair, just be sure to keep it moisturized, increase the amount of protein that you use, and reduce or eliminate heat. I keep these things in mind and I have yet to experience any sort of setback despite bleaching and dying my hair unnatural colors.

    Hope this helps!
  • daracakess101daracakess101 Posts: 68Registered Users
    I swear by clairol textures and tones!

    i dyed my whole head cherrywood


    some off my ends are lighter because i previously dyed some parts with cherrywood last year.
  • CerendipityCerendipity Posts: 5,091Registered Users Curl Novice
    its been 2 months, thinking about dye-ing the front again.

    Ive about 2 almost 3 inches inches of new growth, my hair grows super fast, its just Im lazy with retaining it lol/
  • hippychichippychic Posts: 4,673Registered Users
    i used textures & tones before. it did absolutely nothing. it was like i poured colored water on my hair. my fave box color for blondes is revlon's color silk. their blondes really dye blonde.

    my fave box color for color (lol) is creme of nature. they never, ever fade. i've dyed and bleached my hair many times without any issues but i've been doing this for years.

    op, you may want to go to a colorist and get your hair professionally done.
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  • ashleyvictoriaashleyvictoria Posts: 5Registered Users
    I use to dye my hair several times a year but for the past yr I've stuck with my natural color, just recently I dyed it black but now I want something different, maybe a honey blonde but I'm afraid it won't look right on me. Suggestions?

    AshleyVictoria
  • ashleyvictoriaashleyvictoria Posts: 5Registered Users
    How do I know if the color would look good on me or just cheap ?

    AshleyVictoria
  • hippychichippychic Posts: 4,673Registered Users
    How do I know if the color would look good on me or just cheap ?

    AshleyVictoria
    buy a wig in the color you want. see if that 'fits' you.
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  • mycurlymanemycurlymane Posts: 26Registered Users
    When I dabbled in color I did like mia and went to Sallys. I purchased the bleach and colored my hair myself ... I also did a lot of damage. I think you can get descent results on your own but recommend having a friend help you out, since you'll need to time things appropriately and work the back of your head. www.mycurlmane.com
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  • sweetmx85sweetmx85 Posts: 1,017Registered Users
    Ive colored mine and had it colored and I think prefer having it colored if your gonna lighten it. When I make it darker I just box color whatever is on sale really. Ive been thinking about highlights after seeing brosia on youtube I love her color. I will say though that after I had my twa I had it colored a bronzey reddish color and its still on my ends, my hair that has had color is completely dif than my hair that hasnt. its sooooo much dryer. even when it was just a little new growth vs the color it was two completely dif types of hair it felt like. product took dif, it felt dif, it reacted dif. so I said i would never get color again seeing that difference but im gettin bored with it now.
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