So I have to admit that I've felt like a pretty bad blogger the past few weeks. Not that my heart's not in it anymore, because it is. I've just felt completely swamped by life. Part of this feeling led me to believe that I needed a new or at least updated hair do. Naturally, I'm a girl and that's what we gals do when we feel like something needs to change, we change our hair. There you go fellas, Ladies 101.
Anyway, when trying to figure out what to do with my mess of hair without spending a ton of money, I decided the biggest change would be in getting both a cut and a color. Picking out a color for my hair was the hardest part, but I finally settled on red, even though I know how quickly red fades and what a pain in the butt upkeep is on it. This is why, if you saw yesterday's outfit post, you will see that I have since given up on red hair and gone back to something dark. BUT if you have the patience to re-dye your hair every month and not wash it often, here is a tutorial for how I got my Red Ombre Hair!
A few things before I start this red ombre hair tutorial:
a.) Bleach is very corrosive. It will burn. Try to keep it off your skin as much as possible and always wear gloves when applying.
b.) My hair had a LOT of layers of dye before I started so I knew I would have to leave the bleach on for longer periods of time to get it as light as I wanted it. If you don't dye your hair often, this will take less time. Try bleaching a little test piece first.
c.) This is kind of a LONG process. Expect it to take at least a few hours.
DIY Red Ombre Hair Tutorial
This photo is from an outfit post a few weeks ago.
Red hair dye
Developer cream (you only need this if you're buying your dye from a beauty supply store, if you buy the box kind from a Target or something you can skip this material)
Gloves (this stuff will STAIN so be sure to wear gloves)
Hair dying shirt
An empty container and a stirrer
1. Start with your hair a little dirty, just a day or so should be fine and brush it out really well. Put on your hair dying shirt and clear your bathroom of anything you wouldn't want to drip dye or bleach on.
9. Apply the dye to your entire head, don't worry, the different shades will show. That's why we went through all that trouble to bleach it! Leave it in for the recommended amount of time and then rinse out as much red as you can. Dry and you're done!
This was the result from my dye attempt and I was pretty happy with it. Unfortunately, like I said above, I didn't have the patience to keep re-dying my hair red. So after about three weeks I changed my hair again. I'm fickle like that.