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Home Hair Colour

katrb Avatar
9y, 4m agoPosted 9 years, 4 months ago
It's been a long time since I did a home hair colour so I'm not sure what to buy.

I'm looking for some advice:

My daughters 12 and going to senior school, most of the girls now have some hair colour (all her friends already have) she doesn't want to be left out.

Although I'm slightly against it I've agreed to around 4/5 thin highlights to her light brown hair.

I phoned a few salons in Glasgow and they want anything from £35 to £90 - and that's not top salons.

After buying her uniform (£322) Diesel bag (£40) Designer Trainers (£50) Bench jacket (£70) I'm really gruding spending another £50 on 4/5 highlights!

I used to colour my hair years ago so have a good idea of how to do it - is it easier now and what is the best kit to buy?
katrb Avatar
9y, 4m agoPosted 9 years, 4 months ago
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1 Like #1
Well suppose in the long run this may be cheaper but up to you to decide.

Currentley have my hair a chocolate colour with a red slice in the back and the front.

I get the slices bleached blonde and then wrapped in mesh for a hour or so, then when i put the red on its really bright, i just use live any £5 bottle of dye for this,

Then when it fades i just clip my hair out of the way and apply some more red dye on the slices.

Because its bleached ive had blonde and all sorts on.

May help, then again it may not haha
banned 1 Like #2
There are alot of kits that are ok but I would advise doing a strand test if lightening to see how long you need to leave it on.

Plus once she has had it done once, then you have the regrowth to deal with.

Have you considered some lighter extensions. I use these sometimes on the front section of my hair, shouldn't cost much if there aren't too many (although I do my own). Vidaal Sasoon do a home kit which you can pick up really cheaply on an auction site and contains loads of colours.

If you want her hair done cheaper, ring some salons to see if they want models for their trainees. The local college will also require models for their students. They are well supervised and it will cost a fraction of the salon price.
1 Like #3
Do a strand test, not to check colour...but to check they aren't allergic to anything in the dye, since this is the first time (I assume) they are having it done, it's VERY important. Trust me, I know what an allergic reaction to PPP can do to you!
[admin] 1 Like #4
I wouldn't start using home kits on her hair to be honest, if anything goes wrong she'll blame you forever :giggle: Asides that, they can be really awful for your hair and could cause a lot of long term damage, especially if she also uses straighteners....

Try and get her booked in as a model (as Prissy said)
Fine highlights won't be as expensive or as damaging, plus regrowth won't be as obvious.
Try and pursuade her not to have anything too light as you'll be forking out every 8-12 weeks to get her redone.
#5
Thanks folks - hubby doesn't reckon it's a good idea me doing it - so I think I'll look into the local collage route - I thought you had to have what they wanted to do to your hair - but I'll check.

Thanks for all your advice and help much appreciated.:-D
banned#6
Starlet
Do a strand test, not to check colour...but to check they aren't allergic to anything in the dye, since this is the first time (I assume) they are having it done, it's VERY important. Trust me, I know what an allergic reaction to PPP can do to you!


A strand test will not tell you if you are allergic as it is done a piece of hair that you cut off.

I think you mean a skin test, which I didn't mention as if you buy any colour, they advise you to do one on the instructions.
banned#7
katrb
Thanks folks - hubby doesn't reckon it's a good idea me doing it - so I think I'll look into the local collage route - I thought you had to have what they wanted to do to your hair - but I'll check.

Thanks for all your advice and help much appreciated.:-D


Most colleges run a couple of sessions as week where they operate like a normal salon. You just need to let them know when you book what you want done so they can allow enough time.
#8
Prissymiss
A strand test will not tell you if you are allergic as it is done a piece of hair that you cut off.

I think you mean a skin test, which I didn't mention as if you buy any colour, they advise you to do one on the instructions.


Aye, that's what I meant :)
1 Like #9
youve spent that much on her might as well go all the way!!!
1 Like #10
A good one to use if you do fancy doing it at home is NORDIC COLOURS. They do a highlighting kit and a streaking kit. I find the highlighting kit easier to use. Another good one is Jerome Russell Highlighting kit. They both cost around £4-5 and are really good. All hair colour damages your hair regardless of who does it so why spend £50 when you can spend £5!

If she wants to go darker I find Nice and Easy or Live colour to be the best for leaving your hair healthy and shiny and for longer lasting colour on your hair.
[admin]#11
I've put a deal on for a free hair cut & blow dry, you might be able to get highlights done at the same time and pay less.. not self promoting here, just thought it was relevent :)

http://www.hotukdeals.com/forums/showthread.php?t=84464&highlight=hair
#12
dont use home colour kits they are really bad for your hair!!!

one of my local salons 'tiffs' done my highlights on my parting b4 they only charged me £15 shop around
[admin]#13
ilovepink
dont use home colour kits they are really bad for your hair!!!

one of my local salons 'tiffs' done my highlights on my parting b4 they only charged me £15 shop around



Yup- they strip all the nutrients and damage the cuticle so you end up with hair like a christmas tree :giggle:
[mod]#14
My sister-in-law thought it was funny to use me as a guinea pig once........god it looked funny. :oops:
#15
I have medium brown hair and had' nt coloured it for years (since i was a kid really) and it was always healthy if nothing else. I then tried one of the Loreal highlighting kits back in feb and put caramel highlights in. They looked good for a couple of weeks and then turned orange so i did them again and this time they went a horrible yellowy colour. I tried the head and shoulders trick to get rid and have now put a semi permanent light brown (castings creme gloss) and its back to my normal colour after being quite dark for a week or so. I am glad of my hair being this colour again and i have damaged it as everytime i wash now i get lots a strands falling out. I think the best hair is healthy hair. Brown hair needs to go through lots of colour changes to get a nice blonde and lots of brown colours contain reds naturally and then to get it back to brown if you don't like it can cause it to go green. I would either pay at a salon or don't do it at all and use funky hair accessories.

The castings creme gloss does actually put shimmering highlights in brown hair and looks a lot better than dull brown so maybe that might enhance her natural colour. its a lot kinder and being semi permanent if you don;t like it you don't have to wait for it to grow out. good luck

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