Friday, July 13, 2012

From Black To Red Hair!

I have always been curious about hair colors ever since I was little. I always wondered "why does everyone have black hair in my family," or  "why can't I have yellow (blond) hair." Now of course I know, I will never naturally have any other hair color but black and gray, but I do have the option to dye it! I eventually chose to dye my hair a red color since I loved the way it looks so powerful and eye catching to the crowd!
ImageImage    I did some studying up about dying Asian hair before hand since I know our hair is naturally darker and harder to color. I do have some gray hairs here and there, but gray is also hard to dye as well. Bleaching my hair was out of the question for me since I was terrified of the damage it would do. From what I read online and what I saw in the store, I went for a hair dye by Garnier. I chose to use the Nutrisse Ultra color for darker hair. The dye is in the color Ultra Intense Red and is specifically made for darker hair colors!

I followed the directions on the box exactly, but left the dye on my hair for slightly longer. I kept it in for 45 minutes just to be safe. The smell of the dye was actually quite pleasant compared to what I read online. I think the scent came from the little fruit oil that I put in at the end. And now for your enjoyment... here are some picture-
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After the dye finished it's work, I washed it all out and applied the conditioner that came in the box.. Let me tell you, that conditioner was the BOMB!! I need to get me some of that stuff! haha. And here are the results-
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      The photo is slightly old which explains my roots growing back in, but the color does show up pretty well as you can tell! It looks auburn/warm in natural lighting, but when you go out in the sun, your hair looks Rihanna Red! I love my new color!!!
My Tips To Dye Asian (Or dark) Hair-
  1. Don't wash your hair! Dirty hair keeps color in much better so step away from the shampoo a few days before you want to dye your hair
  2. Pick a lighter color than you want your results to be. For example, if I chose blonde hair dye, my hair would not turn blonde, but a light brown instead.
  3. Keep the dye in for a bit longer than suggested. This is what I did and it seemed to work pretty well.
  4. Start with the bottom and work your way up when you are applying the dye so your roots don't end up super light. 
  5. Keep your hair healthy!!! Healthy hair absorbs color better than brittle hair. After dying make sure to condition your hair regularly and use shampoo specified for color treated hair! 
Good Luck To Everyone And I Hoped I Helped!!

18 comments:

  1. This is a nice color on you!

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  2. Mindy!! yay welcoem to the blogging world from luuux =).. Followed.. I hope you gain more followers soon =).. can't wait to see more posts

    Feel free to follow back if you like my blog :
    http://hiiyooitscat.blogspot.com/

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    1. Thanks for following!!! I followed back!
      What is your luuux link by the way?

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  3. these tips are just what I need!

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    1. Yay! I'm glad I helped!
      Good luck!~

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  4. I really really like it! Red is a huge hair trend right now, I've seen a lot of YouTube beauty gurus doing it too. I've heard it takes a LOT to keep up with it, but I do love how it looks.

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    1. haha yup! It does take a LOT! You need special shampoo and conditioner and you need to stay out of the sun/rain to keep the color. It sucks, but it's worth it!

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  5. Great blog and great Red results!!! Asian hair is HORRIBLE to dye! It is one of the first things they tell you in cosmo. school! You did a really great job! Can't wait to see more posts soon!!!!

    I went ahead and followed ya!

    Feel free to follow back if you like my blog :
    www.readrateandreview.com

    Welcome to SITS Girls too!!!!

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    1. Thanks! I know.. Asian hair seems pretty and easy to take care of (which it is) but hard to curl and color or even style!
      Did you go to cosmo. school?

      Thanks for following!!
      I will check out your blog!! =)

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  6. That turned out so nice!
    It won't show in my hair when I tried.

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    1. Did you try leaving it on for a longer amount of time?
      If all else fails, bleaching is the only alternative.. or try a super light color! =)

      Good luck!

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  7. HI MINDY!!

    You told me to check, comment and FOLLOW your blog!
    And that's exactly what I did. Congratulations on being the first blogger I shall follow :) Reading all your posts.
    Loving the tips and rocking the hair.

    Awesome blog!
    xoxo Miwari

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    1. aww!! Thank you so much!! I feel so honored to be the first blog you follow!!!
      Thanks!! I love this color!

      If you ever get a blog, please tell me because I want to follow you!! =)

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    2. I do have a blog > < you commented on it. HAHA it's
      http://miwarichika.blogspot.com.au/

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    3. ohh! I saw your profile pic and I was like, I remember it, but when I clicked your profile, I couldn't see it .

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    4. the follow button. YEAH I didn't know how to put it in. I'm so noob > < I just did it today. If you would still like to follow :)

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    5. Okay!! I got it now!! and of course!!

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