If you follow me on twitter you will have known that I coloured my hair a few days before Christmas...
Here is what I used:
Goldwell Topchic in 10P and a 9% creme peroxide. I normally do use a 12% but this time I didn't want as much of a colour lift, just a sort of tint. Both products were purchased at Sallys beauty supply and both came to just over £10. This is a professional product and are used in many hair salons, I remember visiting a hairdressers and they used this brand but they charged me £120 just for a colour! crazy!
Here is the swatch of the colour on the colour chat. It is called Pastel Pearl blonde and has undertones of grey in there..
I begin with putting the whole tube of colour into a tinting bowl (available from sallys)
I then put in the whole one shot of the creme peroxide
Using a tinting brush I mix the the two together until it is smooth and lump free. I love the texture of these dyes compared drugstore box dyes as they are thicker and feel more like a paste rather than a liquid. I find these dyes also work alot better on my asian hair.
I then applied this to my whole head starting with the roots (I had slight regrowth). I do this to ensure the roots are nicely coated and to give it a longer process time. I then finish the rest of my head off by doing the rest of my hair =)
(sorry no picture here LOL)
This is my hair colour BEFORE:
I am very pleased with the results! Its taken any goldeness out of my hair and turned it a nice ashy colour. I get ALOT of questions regarding hair colour and all I can say to it is experiment. I have spent years experimenting with hair colour and what might work for me might not work for you due to our hair diffrences, race, history of colour etc...
I would also like to say that if you have asian hair colour, your hair WILL NOT be the exact colour you choose (unless you bleached it beforehand of course). I have been shopping with many friends before helping them pick hair colours, When I pick up a bright blonde and say 'try this' I am often responded with 'but I don't want to be blonde'. I can't stress enough.. YOU WONT GO BLONDE! with a base colour of black hair it will just turn brown! ^^ so yea experimenting is the key to finding your hair colour... or go to the hairdressers ( I have had awful experiences with them, Orange hair anyone?)
If I do opt for a drugstore hairdye, the only brand I use is Loreal. I find that other brands have very inaccurate colour swatches on the sides of the packets...
Do you DIY hair colour? if so which brands do you use? ^^