I promised to put up this post last Friday but I’ve been so busy lately and havent had any time. So, it’s no secret that I’ve been itching to have my hair colored for a while now and I finally gave in! I was skeptical at first since I was doing it myself, I read
every article I could come across on how to dye natural hair and watched a few youtube videos which definitely helped! If you’re not confident enough to do it yourself, you could seek professional help. I went for Bronze Copper 7.64, nothing too bright, Lol.
What I Used
1.) Creme Of Nature Coloring Kit which had the color in a tube, developer, Argan oil conditioning treatment, a small vial of Argan oil and a pair of gloves.
2.) A small plastic bowl and scapula for mixing.
3.) An old towel
4.) Hair ties
5.) Palm Olive Naturals Brilliant Colour Shampoo
6.) VO5 Split Ends Anti-breakage Conditioner
I washed my hair two days before I colored it to rid my hair of the products I had been using all week. I also bought the shampoo and conditioner specifically for my new colored hair. I parted my hair into small sections and bound them with the hair ties because I wanted just the tips of my hair dyed, I ended up looking like a primary school girl when I was done with the little puffs on my head, then applied olive oil to my edges and nape. After that, I mixed the dye and developer, the developer is already pre-measured and is for a single use only, no storing. I did a strand test with a portion of hair behind my ears, liked the result and then applied it on my whole hair and let sit for thirty minutes because my hair isn’t black but a dull brown and I didn’t feel I’d need more time for the color I was going for, after which I shampooed and conditioned. Then I did a deep conditioning treatment with honey, the argan oil and conditioner provided in the kit which is totally for another post.
At first, I was terrified of the color because I dyed my hair at night and lightening was messing with me but the next day, I loved what I saw. So far, my hair hasnt been desert dry or breaking off the way some articles I read said it would be and I totally love the color. I’ve been extra careful with my hair and been doing a lot of conditioning treatment lately. However, if you’re not totallly confident you could pull it off, seek professional assistance.
P.S: There’s going to be a Salon Day Out this Sunday, 8 June and I’ll be there too! Vendors include NaijaHairCanGrow, Beauty Kink, Kinky Apothecary, Hairven, Savvy, Gentle Touch e.t.c. It’s too late to sign up for an early bird raffle ticket but entry is free!
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