by a teal colored apple

Hair Masterpost

Bleaching

-I use Kaleidoscope bleach with a 20 or 30 vol developer

-Go from the ends to the roots or your roots are gonna be white while your ends are orange

-Spot bleaching is good for random dark patches so you don’t damage your hair more than need be.

-Bleach baths are good for stripping colours from your hair without completely damaging it. I like to use a 2:1 ratio of bleach and shampoo.

-Don’t shampoo your hair the day before, the day of or the day after bleaching. It’ll preserve your oils and make your hair less dry. I’d actually suggest waiting 5 days after bleaching to wash your hair.

-Deep condition between bleaches. I like Joico’s Reconstructor or Aussie’s 3 Minute Miracle.

Toning

-You have either the option of a purple shampoo or a toner with developer.

-If you’re going to dye your hair a dark colour (like purple or blue) I’d suggest using purple shampoo because it’ll get the job done without the damage.

-If you’re going to dye your hair a light colour (like pastels or pink) I’d suggest using a toner because brassy tones under light hair doesn’t look very nice to many people.

Dying

-Your hair should be a pale yellow or white before you dye your hair.

-If your hair is already dyed and you want to go another colour, you have to either strip your hair or work your way around the colour wheel. I’d never suggest going from one end of the colour wheel to the other (ex. blue to orange) because it is a painful, potentially damaging process.

-Always leave in your dye for longer than the recommended time. Its not damaging so don’t worry. I usually leave mine overnight but I’d recommend at least 2 hours.

-Use a tint brush when applying your dye and always do your roots first. It can look patchy if you don’t.

-For pastels you can use normal dyes diluted with white conditioner.

-You can mix semi perm dyes like paint so feel free to experiment to get your perfect colour.

-Your hair wont always turn out how you want but thats okay. Try try again!

Brands I Like

Purple: Manic Panic Ultra Violet

Pink: Color Jamz Candy Apple w Conditioner, Splat Pink

Teal: Ions Color Brilliance Teal

Blue: Ions Color Brilliance Sky Blue

Orange: Color Jamz Orange

Green: Ions Teal with Color Jamz Green

Maintenance

-Mix some dye into your conditioner to refresh your colour everyday.

-I dye my hair about once every month or two for darker colours and once every two weeks for pastels.

-I bleach my hair once every month or two but only the roots. You never want to bleach over already bleached hair.

Hair Care

-Moroccan Oil, Perfect 10, Aussies 3 Minute Miracle and Joico’s Reconstructor are god sends. These products will make your hair feel like virgin hair s2g

-Don’t shampoo everyday. Try to only shampoo 2-3 times a week. Not only will it make your hair softer but it’ll make your colour last longer.

-Trim your hair regularly.

-Don’t use heat tools on your hair and when you do use a heat protector

If you have any questions feel free to send me an ask(: