My Hair History & Current Hair!
Its been 3 years since I was forced to color my hair black because having any other color is not allowed in my course, Nursing. I hung out with Japanese people a lot prior to moving to the Philippines to study and became so interested in getting ORANGE hair.
|During 1st year college (early 2008).|
|Half way through 2008, during 2nd year.|
Right after I was forced to change my hair color to fit their standards
I had my hair cut unintentionally short because my ends
were severely damaged due to too much hair trauma.
|April 2011. |
My hair is finally long!
It took more than a year to grow it out!
|My current thick wavy hair |
before bleaching it & etc.
So I decided that now I'm free from standards that kept me away from getting my hair the color I want, I recklessly went out and bought something different than my go-to hair coloring system. I usually go for HBC when I'm in the Philippines, by the way.
|Bigen. Beauteen in HI2-Bleach Milky.|
I got the bleaching system from Bigen. I do not recommend it! One box will only color your roots.... and wow! Can you imagine what it did to my hair? My roots color varied reds, platinum blonde, and brown while the body and ends were black!
I ran to HBC and grabbed my trusted hair coloring system to help my out...
|HBC: Hortaleza Professional Cream Developer (3). Hortaleza Professional Hair Spa Treatment. Hortaleza Professional Hair Coloring Cream (3).|
My hair turned brown but my roots were bright reddish blonde!
So I had used a sachet of my mom's new favorite in henna coloring system for her hair to even out the contrast in my hair.
I apologize for not having pictures of my hair blunders.
I was in too much panic to get a picture taken.
I regret getting my hair bleached myself... and I also regret thinking the HBC color system will neutralize my hair blunder... I should have just skipped right to the henna. Or I should have used HBC coloring system to begin with like before! LOL.
What made it more tragic was that I gave myself CHEMICAL BURNS from the 3 consecutive hair traumas. I didn't cover-up my neck with plastic.
Very bad. I have forgotten :(
I tried taking care of my hair by avoiding getting it dry so I haven't washed it for a week due to too much trauma.
|How my hair (newly washed) turned out, |
taken a week after the series of blunders.
My roots were black and the body to the ends were brown.
So, I decided to get it evened out with the right hair color, hair coloring system, and the right way without injuries.
So I got the same HBC coloring system tools (AGAIN!)... and I finally got it right!
The day after I even got myself a hair trim with bangs....
|Yee, I can cut my own hair.|
I trimmed out the rough ends & back to bangs!
|Healthier ends! Yay!|
|Crunchy and very dry!|
I divided my hair in 3 layers and took out an inch each. I felt that my ends were unmanageable that morning thus I felt the urge to get them cut off.
The next day....
|In natural light.|
My face seems to be fairer now I have it in orange... My ends look better too bad my bangs were all weird for that picture but its all good. It will get better! My hair strands are thinner now though... my mom is going to kill me!!! LOL.
Tips for DIY hair coloring systems:
1. Protect your skin by using plastic around your neck.
2. Use only one system at a time.
3. In order to avoid using too many hair color systems when you don't get your desired hair color, keep the color on for 2-3 hours (mine was on for up to 2 and a half).
4. Clip hair up and use a shower cap while waiting for your hair to turn colors.
5. Do not use shampoos especially on your ends. (my mom recommends Dove)
6. Use hydrating conditioners!!!
7. Don't wash your hair everyday (I tie it up & pour baby powder to keep it from looking greasy).
8. Give your hair some treatment and leave it on for more than a couple of minutes. It's a waste of money if washed off for after a short time & not as effective as when it would be left overnight (use a shower cap).
I recommend the HBC hair coloring system, its the same I used when I was younger with brighter orange-yy hair. It was the substitute for the professional hair color I used when I was in the U.S. (from Sally's Beauty Supply) and is cheaper! Hair color tube P110 while a small bottle of 12% oxidizer P32. I used 2 and a half tubes for my long hair. When I had to recolor, I bought another 3 tubes and oxidizing lotions which left half a tube from last time. Now, I have enough for touching up my roots once it grows a bit.
By the way, my burns are better. If you are unsure of yourself, get a friend (with experience) to help you out with DIY hair coloring. I simply had a blonde moment and got all excited by the cover of Bigen's box.
Lengthy post... but, OHH WELL!