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So here is my new haircolor... May Be too funky for some!!!

post #1 of 29
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So I spent this morning coloring my hair, it was a serious process of events... I had to do all my outgrowth black, then I had to bleach the underneath once (that didnt work well), so then I did the underneath again with some bleach and a highlift color (still not blonde enough), so I said screw it, Im going all out... So I made the underneath bright red (being a licensed barber/cosmetologist has its benefits, dont know how much i would have had to pay at a salon for all the steps I went threw)... Its actually growing on me




I promised some finished photos and here they are...
post #2 of 29
Sooo jealous!!! Been colouring my hair black for years but it looked more goth when it was long at the front and spikey at the back. now my hairs really long and curly so i'm letting the black grow out. Too much effort. I love your hair!!
post #3 of 29
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Thanks... My mom thought the red hair was fake when I came to visit her today... My bf HATES ir, he can get over it... I dont know why he hates it because I put the same red in his hair once, long ago...... My sister on the other hand likes it
post #4 of 29
I LOVE your hair...I have wanted my hair like this since I saw Ozzy with hair like this lol.
post #5 of 29
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Its a pain in the butt and requires patience but in the end it is worth it... It was a pain from me because I had to bleach out all the black underneath and then use a lift and deposit red haircolor product... So I went over the limits... I didnt just double process, I triple processed my hair... and somehow it isnt fried, which shocks me! Now all I need is a haircut (been like a year).
post #6 of 29
You hair looks awesome!!!

I so wish I could do that with my hair!!
post #7 of 29
Have you ever bleached your hair before this time? For me bleaching 3 or 4 times was alright...but more than that - DON'T do it! I had to shave my head lol. My hair was like straw. I am bleach free for over 7 years now lol.
post #8 of 29
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Thanks its not too hard.... well the red is really easy (Matrix Redlights) because it lifts color out and deposits the red all in one step... Instead of having to bleach and then deposit... It does that for you (unless your hair is already colored then the redlights wont lift that color out, since color wont remove color... hence why I had to bleach my hair twice before usin the red)... Last time I tried going red underneath it didnt work at all... Because I didnt use bleach... I was so mad, all that work for nothing... Im glad it turned out this time!
post #9 of 29
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Ive never bleached my hair on-the-scalp... Just did highlights with bleach... I am licensed in barber/cosmetology so I know my limits and how to avoid a major catastrophe... My hair is all good and that was with using powdered bleach and 40 vol (usually it is only recommended to use 20 vol on the scalp, and that wasnt going to lift out the black)... So this is my first bleach experience...on myself, Ive bleached clients for quite sometime (color was/is my specialty)
post #10 of 29
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Originally Posted by trixie23 View Post
Its a pain in the butt and requires patience but in the end it is worth it... It was a pain from me because I had to bleach out all the black underneath and then use a lift and deposit red haircolor product... So I went over the limits... I didnt just double process, I triple processed my hair... and somehow it isnt fried, which shocks me! Now all I need is a haircut (been like a year).

Yes well..lol. That's what i've been told by hairdressers. I'd have to chop all my hair off to get the black out aaaaand it's taken me about 6 years to get it this length so NOOO choppy!!! Though it gets really knotty if i want it down and let the curls show they all intertwine because i have curves, waves, corkscrew and EVERYTHING in BETWEEN!!! oh yeah...or get the bleaching thing done *cringe*
post #11 of 29
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You dont have to grow it out to get rid of the black??? You can use a color remover and work towards a tint back or other desired color... Lazy stylists...
post #12 of 29
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Originally Posted by trixie23 View Post
You dont have to grow it out to get rid of the black??? You can use a color remover and work towards a tint back or other desired color... Lazy stylists...

But i want a red sort of shade, and i have years and years of black built up. It would be different if i'd had one layer of dye, but i started dying my hair black maybe 8 years ago, and only really had minute haircuts since then so it's still in there.
post #13 of 29
I've always wanted to dye my hair black but I don't think it would suit me. Going for a darker brunette with highlights next time I get the at-home kit.
post #14 of 29
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That really doesnt matter... I have had my hair black for almost a year, and underneath the black there is violet, underneath the violet there was red violet, and underneath that is brown... Each of those colors I had almost a year at a time... So I have alot more underlying pigments than just the black you have in yours... It is very possible... If you lived near me Id do it for you... No problems!!!
post #15 of 29
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Originally Posted by trixie23 View Post
That really doesnt matter... I have had my hair black for almost a year, and underneath the black there is violet, underneath the violet there was red violet, and underneath that is brown... Each of those colors I had almost a year at a time... So I have alot more underlying pigments than just the black you have in yours... It is very possible... If you lived near me Id do it for you... No problems!!!

Poop, why aren't you in Oz? lol. I hate going to the hairdressers, they boof up my hair and turn me into a poodle. I've pretty much been cutting and colouring my hair since highschool. So i can learn from my own mistakes lol
post #16 of 29
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Originally Posted by StacyD1987 View Post
I've always wanted to dye my hair black but I don't think it would suit me. Going for a darker brunette with highlights next time I get the at-home kit.
Black grew on me... Its really extreme because I go the darkest level made... and I am REALLY PALE!!! Im naturally an ashy blonde, so when I went black (from dark brown... was my last current color) it was very extreme... my mom hated it (she loves me all blonde) but it seems it has grown on everyone now... I figure life is too short, why not take some chances. You can change the color of your hair if you dont like it... Unlike some other permanent fads like piercings and tatsd which are there forever (Im guilty of both... now Im playing with my haircolor because that is fixable)!!!
post #17 of 29
your hair kicks butt stranger!!!red never sticks in my hair
post #18 of 29
I really like your hair
post #19 of 29
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Originally Posted by trixie23 View Post
Black grew on me... Its really extreme because I go the darkest level made... and I am REALLY PALE!!! Im naturally an ashy blonde, so when I went black (from dark brown... was my last current color) it was very extreme... my mom hated it (she loves me all blonde) but it seems it has grown on everyone now... I figure life is too short, why not take some chances. You can change the color of your hair if you dont like it... Unlike some other permanent fads like piercings and tatsd which are there forever (Im guilty of both... now Im playing with my haircolor because that is fixable)!!!

Lol i'm guilty of both as well :P i'm still getting up the courage for my third tattoo and i got my lobes done a second time a couple of weeks ago. So they should be healed by the time i go away with Tristan for our anniversary, and i can wear TWO pairs of perty earrings!! *dances*

My hair is as far as i remember lol a light brown. The colour changed through my life, when i was early high school, it was actually the same length as it is now, but it looked i had blonde highlights for some reason, i was out in the sun alot. WHen i see my natural colour, i have these strands between the brown that are golden and shiny. And i've noticed i have a combination of really fine thin strands and really thick black. It's so weird!!!
post #20 of 29
That looks very nice. I love the red. That's so cool.
post #21 of 29
You look very in vogue....
post #22 of 29
Your hair looks great! I am terrified of dying my hair or anything that requires regular maintenance! If I want a slightly different color, all I have to do is part my hair a different way!

One of my best friends in High School could dye her hair black like that (that red would look good on her too!). I think she has some American Indian in her but her skin is pretty light. She has dark kind of mysterious eyes and these gorgeous angled features. This is the girl who had a purple pleather dress for prom and had green tips put in the end of her hair, and looked fabulous. The year before we found her prom dress in a second hand store (and she did a few alterations) and she wore it with white angle wings. Her date wore a huge black and red feather boa.

At one point she had bleached a little of her hair right in the front and had some colors in there. Well she decided to change that, so she bleached her whole head and dyed her hair PINK! Except the area that had been bleached already before went to orange and yellow. Her hair seriously looked like a sunset! And on her it was soooo pretty! I couldn't get over it! I could never pull that off...but she's got that personality and confidence! I saw her last winter and she's back to black hair and looking great!

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Originally Posted by Dragoriana View Post
And i've noticed i have a combination of really fine thin strands and really thick black. It's so weird!!!
My hair is like that. The thicker (more wiry feeling strands) are dark, the tinner ones are soft and more light brown/reddish. I have my Grandma's coloring with my Dad's thickness. I think the dark thick strands may come from him too.
post #23 of 29
Love it! I cant even put my hair up decently! I'd love to have colors layered in my hair like that. Wouldn't even know what to call it when going to a salon.
post #24 of 29
Cool! It looks good on you.
post #25 of 29
I really like it. I think it works well for you. Nice job
post #26 of 29
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Originally Posted by Tara & Rob View Post
Love it! I cant even put my hair up decently! I'd love to have colors layered in my hair like that. Wouldn't even know what to call it when going to a salon.
You know what, this is really bad... I dont remember what it is called either... Wow and I still do hair (only for my sister, bf, and me) Usually you can bring in pictures for your stylist (we love pictures, at least I do) that way they can see the color your looking to get to (we use swatches too) and the technique used... Im sure not knowing the word for it will be ok... Usually they can grasp what your tryin to explain...

Yeah Im glad you guys like it... My bf hates it! Called me a freak (just for that Im going to keep doing my hair like this for awhile), he is just jealous cuz he cant rock the red...
post #27 of 29
I do like it on you Trixie - its cool looking. I'm picturing if you would have done it blonde instead of the red - the red does look better IMO. Blonde would be too much of a contrast like I mentioned
post #28 of 29
You look so cute! I just love it.
post #29 of 29
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Originally Posted by GoldenKitty45 View Post
I do like it on you Trixie - its cool looking. I'm picturing if you would have done it blonde instead of the red - the red does look better IMO. Blonde would be too much of a contrast like I mentioned
I agree, it wasnt looking right blonde (wasnt blonde enough either)... Im glad I went with red... I really want to do hot pink underneath, but I dont think my work will go for it... Heck they may have a problem with this... although it is easy to hide since I only did a small section (hardly noticable with my hair down)...
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