Here is what my hair looked liked before-
And now After-
While the hair color isn't super even, I am still satisfied with the final result! The dye helped fixed my uneven coloring and hid my growing roots. The hair dye that I chose to use was from John Frieda in the color Light Ash Brown. I have tried many home dyes before and I have to say that John Frieda has one of the easiest applications out of all them. Their dye uses foam which makes it better for people like me who can't tell if they've missed a spot. The dye is kinda like shampoo and you just lather it onto your head. It even smells really nice in comparison to other dyes!
The only negative I have to say about the brand is that it does not cover up gray/white hairs well. This might not be a problem for most of you, but for me, it does become kinda of an issue.
Here is what the hair dye looks like and the contents-
The box gives you an idea of what your hair will look like after, however I always find these guides to be quite inaccurate. I think it might have something to do with my hair texture/dark color and maybe the fact that the models had previously bleached their hair? I know that whatever color I choose for my virgin black hair would most likely only look like that color when I am under direct sunlight. So for anyone with Asian hair and who want to dye their hair, I suggest going a full shade lighter than what you want in order to achieve that color.
The instructions for the dye was fairly simple and hard to mess up on especially since everything was numbered.
You basically take the bottle with the color and pour it into the bottle with the white foam. Then you replace the cap and flip (not shake) 5 times to mix the color in. For me, I actually had to turn the liquid ~10 times because after 5 flips, I realized that the dye hadn't turned to foam and was still watery =0
|I probably look a little off here because I have no makeup on...|
After you get the foam/dye onto your hair as evenly as possible, you now must wait ~25-30 min for the color to set in. One thing I personally like to do to help the color be accepted more is to wrap a dark colored bag on my head and blow dry it ever 10 min or so. Heat helps your hair absorb color better which is why I did this or else why would I put a plastic bag on my head haha?
After time is up, the next step is to rinse your hair out with warm water. Do not use shampoo!! I say this because if you use shampoo, it will wash away your hair dye. You must continue to rinse your hair until the water runs clear. Once that happens, you put in the conditioner that came with the kit, let it sit and then rinse. The conditioner smells delightful and it is also extremely moisturizing... actually it might just be too moisturizing. There was a point where I thought I still had it in my hair even after rinsing numerous times. It did give me sleek and healthy hair after which is nice!
|Me with we hair.. it looks black but when it dries...|
I look like this-
If you guys are looking to dye your hair, I have some tips for you to ensure the best results as well as ways to keep your hair healthy after!
- After dying, condition you hair heavily. Don't wash your hair for at least 3 days if possible so that the color can fully embrace your hair stand.
- Stay away from salt water and chlorine as much as possible!
- Use sulfate free shampoos and conditioners as they are better for your hair and doesn't cause color to fade.
- While we are on the topic of shampoo and conditioners, try to use products designed for colored treated hair!
- Don't over brush or style your hair as your ends are probably quite damaged
- Don't dye your hair too often as this could cause hair loss
- Healthy hair starts from the inside so if you find your hair dry and damaged after the dye job, try loading you plate up with more healthy fats such as avocado, nuts, and olive oil. These healthy fats will replenish you hair from the inside leading to healthy hair on the outside!
Good luck to everyone who want to dye their hair! I think dying you hair can be a fun change for anyone especially since summer is right around the corner. If you want a different color but are nervous about it, I would say to go to a salon and have it done professional. That way you can ensure a good looking hair color!
Have you ever dyed your hair? '
How do you guys feel about blond hair on an Asian?