There comes a time in every woman’s life when she wants a little change in her look. Our hair is usually the easiest change to make and the easiest to reverse if we don’t like it. Well, I’ll be honest and share that I had some gray strands that were becoming downright disrespectful so I needed a little “highlight” to help me calm them down.
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I went over to my local Sally Beauty to purchase a few items to begin my mini-transformation. Here comes some demi-permanent color to the rescue! I chose the color medium burgundy brown. From my understanding, the demi lasts longer than a semi-permanent but still washes away after about 20-25 washes. I purchased this burgundy color because I wanted a not too obvious but show a little something in the sun type of color. I paired with with this 10 volume developer per the package instructions.
I mixed it all together in a non-metal bowl. I used equal parts color to developer because I wanted a strong enough pigment to match the level of disrespect to those pesky gray strands, lol.
I gathered a few other necessary items to help me get the job done: hair clips, gloves, plastic cap, and an optional application brush. The last item you see is an old t-shirt that I usually use to dry my hair so I don’t mind getting it messed up in this process.
I sectioned off portions of my hair and made sure that each part was saturated. I then twisted the section and added a clip.
I put on the plastic cap (not shown here) then sat under my bonnet dryer for about 40 minutes.
I applied a heat protection and proceeded to use a hair dryer to dry my hair stretched but not completely straightened. I then used a curling wand to create a wavy, curly look.
The result is va-va-va-voom! You have to squint one eye and turn your head in the sunlight to notice the color but it’s there and most importantly, no grays!
Still can’t see the burgundy too well in this pic but check out my bouncy curls, lol!
I’m working on editing a video that will give you more detail on this look so stay tuned for that if you’re interested!
Summer is nearly upon us and I have a lot of grand ideas from outdoor decorating, around town festival-ling and mini renovations that I’m excited/scared about executing. So I hope you follow the blog so you don’t miss all this excitement!
Until next time, friends….