$30 dye job
So my roots have definitely been showing themselves lately:
Rude little things. And the rest of my hair has seemed a bit too brassy & one-dimensional for my liking, so I decided to attempt color, highlights & lowlights on my own tonight.
Base color: Clairol Nice ‘n Easy Perfect 10 #7 Dark Blonde Butterscotch Boom
Highlights: L’Oreal Touch-On Highlights #H90 Iced Champagne
Lowlights: Clairol Nice ‘n Easy #118B Natural Medium Caramel Brown
Base color. I tried the comb-thing it came with, and I hated it. I had zero control – it just kept dripping all over – so I switched to the regular tip.
Gotta saturate those ends.
There we go. Time… and rinse.
Hmmm… what’s under there?
Not bad. And dry?
Not bad at all. I wanted a sort of dull blonde base since my natural color is sort of a dull, dishwater blonde, so hopefully it will reduce drastic root outgrowth.
Once dry, I pin up the top half in order to apply highlights and lowlights beneath.
Lowlights in the tube; highlights in the tub.
I used a lot of clips to keep the hair separate. The lowlight color really looked like soy sauce. Or chocolate syrup. DO NOT EAT THAT, CARA! DO NOT LICK THOSE GLOVES. Ahem. Once applied, I sort of squeegeed the color with my fingers in order to saturate from root to tip.
I then undid and redid the clip for one more base layer underneath. I focused mostly around the front, not too much on the back.
And then lastly, I took the clip out completely and did the top.
Oh man, what a mess!
Ready to rinse…
And now to dry…
Wow, red face from the blow dryer. Sneak peek!
Dry – now to style.
And more pics in different lights & angles for you:
It could be blonder, but the base and lowlights will fade, I think.
I’m pretty happy with it. Like I said, could be blonder, especially for summer, but at least I got rid of the roots and added some much needed dimension.