Originally Posted by Arlyn
I had a bit of an allergic reaction to something last month and I hacked off my hair, it looked like I did it with a butter knife
I kinda panicked and freaked, but dangit, my head itched.
After the hives cleared up I buzzed my hair down as there was not enough of it left to go and get a haircut
Not a big deal, my hair grows fast.
My hair is actually too short to see what color it ended up being, but it appears to be a medium red, gray was covered completely, blended fine.
Overall, it looks pretty good, just really short.
Been dying my prematurely gray hair since I was 17, I've learned a few tricks along they way
I totally know where your coming from, I know how to cut hair but I cannot
cut my own! That has not ever stopped me from getting the kitchen scissors
out and going to town on it!!!!!!!!!! I have naturally curly hair and OMG I get so lost in it when trying to "just nip that lil' piece" what a train wreck! You are so right and it is only hair, and it will grow back!! The only suggestion that
I was going to give, about the color, I learned this at a hair show, it made all the difference to me in the world of use red color tones on gray, or white hair!
here it is, use 3/4 brown, or (whatever level your natural is Light, Medium)
most of us are a level 6 light brown
or a level 7 dark blonde naturally.
1/4 red (tone)
use that on new growth, or all over if starting with virgin.
then touch up regrowth with that formula, and then use just regular
mixture of your burgandy as a refresher on the ends. probably not everytime though on the ends, especially if it is permanant color. i use a semi-perm
color for refreshing the ends of my clients. It is less damaging, more conditioning and gives more of a shine.
that is the formula i use when I color reds on gray. so it doesn't look like the color my sister got when she bought dark auburn or auburn put it on her new growth and it looked like Bozo the Clown. She still insists on coloring her own hair, talk about a train wreck. She thinks I'm a magician, miracle-worker or something because she always wants me to fix her color after she has
gotten it so black with wal-mart color!
Sounds like you know what your doing! That is exactly how one learns
haircolor, we learn through experience! I have been all colors since age of 15!
My mom was a hair stylist, she decided one day that God made a mistake,
that with my blue eyes that I should be blonde, off to the drug store we went, I was orange at first, then she put a bandana on me, back to the drug store for more color and poof I was blonde. My dad was like, "Dena you need to leave her hair alone!" I am still blonde today. but I have tried all different shades in between then and now! I think it is fun! I told my husband once,
just look at it like your getting to sleep with a new woman all the time!
have fun, ttyl.........