Hair Colors, Hair Product Reviews, Hair Timeline

Hair Chronicles: Back To Blue with Sunbright Series and Bremod + Bleach Powder

Not the first time I experienced disappointment with this type of hair dye that comes in tubes. But then, I bought it for a very low price that it feels like I don’t have much right to complain about it not being Violet, but Brown. Happened twice, thus, I will never consider purchasing Violets from its line anymore.

I want to get back to Blue just in time for two major upcoming events this month. A party and our company outing. So I’d gone past through the staged set-up for the last Miting De Avance that’s setting up at Plaza Miranda and bought a new bleach powder, and a Blue and Silver Ash color tubes.


The bleach powder is greater than the first two tubs I’ve tried. I think it’s milder in terms of processing or frying your hair.

I did a little experiment with the colors

I emptied the remaining Bremod color tube I used before, in Blue, for my roots and Sunbright’s Silver Ash for the lower part of my shaft.

I was trying to mix in a Blue-ish Grey as a result, but then I realized I just put in way too much of Blue that it overpowered the Silver. I like the result though, I just think it would have been better if the Blue was on a lighter note (— anyway, you’ll just have to wash your hair thoroughly with shampoo to fade it out faster.

Here’s a stack of photos of my now blue Ombre hair:

The next day (washed twice).

The next day (washed twice).

The next day (washed twice).

The next day (washed twice).

Advertisements
Standard
Hair Product Reviews

Hitting Two Birds with One Stone: Hair Color Stripping and Lifting at the Same Time

Time to get rid of the trademark Teal to explore other colors, yes?

My current/ recent hair scenario is… A faded-out Manic Panic Enchanted Forest — very deep Teal color with dominant green in it — and virgin(ish) roots.

Side-to-side photos with different lighting settings: (and edits)
 

What I used

Ion Color Brilliance Hi-Lift  

 
This one’s worth your money and time! This is definitely the best hair lifting chemical I’ve tried so far.

EDIT: There seems to be a problem with the photos. Will re-upload the others and then post the “After” photos, soon.

Standard
Hair Product Reviews

Hair Chronicles: Turned Into The Pink Side

I had turned into the Pink side using Manic Panic® Cotton Candy Pink™!

Since Manic Panic Blue Steel did not actually went out to be as expected, and I don’t want to use the remaining quarter in the jar because it might just go to waste yet again because of my roots — which is two levels darker than my hair’s [lower] ends.

I decided to go out a little bit out of the cool shades… and I took the plunge into the Pink side instead. 

I bought the jar the same day I decided to try it, together with their pricey bleach powder (for the roots!)

I asked my cousin to bleach my roots, again, using the one I just bought… Lo, and behold: the Brassy Yellow. Tried getting rid of it by using LUSH’s Daddy-O Purple Shampoo and leaving it for a few minutes did nothing more than lessen a tad bit of the brassiness, but not actually toning it down by a handful. 

It’s getting late and I need some sleep so mixing a violet conditioner was out of the plan, then I went to work looking like a corn for a day. 🌽

I want this Pink hair to be a solid Cotton Candy (sans the toning.) I re-bleached my hair again the next day (don’t try this!), straight from work and ta-da:
This time I took time to mix the remaining Ultra Violet™ to a white conditioner so I can tone down the Yellow color.

Strand test for Manic Panic Cotton Candy Pink

 

Strand test for Manic Panic Cotton Candy Pink

 

Do not judge me by my hair. I do not have the luxury to style it everyday. (Lol)

I only had a few good photos of my Pink hair because it’s getting busy at work, plus, it faded away easily! I only had the best of it for about 2 weeks.
* This post is to be updated with more photos of the actual Pink hair. Meanwhile, here’s a video of our spelunking trip when I had my *Pink* hair: Spelunking at Bulacan! 

**Tell me if the link doesn’t work.

Standard
Hair Colors, Hair Product Reviews

Hair Chronicles: Gun metal Grey hair with Manic Panic® Blue Steel™? (Review)

My Teal hair has been on the loose for two months already and my jar of Enchanted Forest™ is running out so I figured it’s time to try yet another Manic Panic shade. I was really opting for Pretty Flamingo™, but my sources (which are local online shops) ceased getting stocks for that specific shade from Manic Panic, (but I will figure out a way to achieve that coral hair color this year, for sure.)

Standard
Hair Colors, Hair Product Reviews, Hair Timeline

Hair Chronicles: Bleached to Steel-Whatever to Ash Blonde with Palty Foam Hair Dye in Cinnamon Churros

WHO WANTS ASH BLONDE HAIR?

It’s my second time to use Palty hair color and hey, can I just say that I love Japanese products (everything Japan are accurate and neat). With that said, of course, it never failed my expectation/s. This would be a long post containing product review and step-by-step, a bit of WHYs and HOWs, and sure, photos.

How I discovered Palty? This was the very first hair brand that desalinized my hair. This time, it’s a hair dye, not hair bleach. I’ve seen the foam type hair dye line before, online before it was available here in the Philippines.

These are some BEFORE photos under different lighting for ya’ll:   

    
And a side-by-side comparison of BEFORE (left) and AFTER BLEACHING (Right): The freshly bleached hair is actually lighter in person, about level 7. I just waited for about an hour after towel drying until damp… also to let my hair rest and breathe for a little while before  toning using Palty foam hair dye in Cinnamon Churros. Bought this at the nearest drugstore for 50% off its original price and I have this on store for a while because I’m kind of afraid that my “hair color goal” with this particular product will not be as I expected. 

  

 Finally took the courage to try it out (because I remembered I trust Japan!)

There’s a wider selection of colors from this line from Palty but only few selected colors are available right now inside the country. (The list is pictured above.)

BOX CONTENTS

For my hands are as small as your cat, it’s kinda big for my palm and it contains the following:

MANUAL/instruction leaflet comes together with a pair of gloves and after-color conditioner.

Mixing spatula with weird holes

Mixing cup

Hair color in tube form

Hair color developer/oxide (I’m assuming it’s 9%)    

 
  

I am really aiming for Steel Grey so I left it for another 10 minutes.

Standard
Hair Colors, Hair Product Reviews, Hair Timeline

Hair Chronicles: Going Purple with Manic Panic Ultra Violet

Sorry for not updating the site regularly, but I will try my best this time. I still answer queries here, just comment below or any post that interests you, send an e-mail, or follow me on Instagram.

After you hit that follow button, here’s the story on how random I pick colors to wear… just like how you choose what dress to wear today: I got my second Manic Panic jar from a physical store of an online shop, well because my first choice isn’t available. I don’t have that much money to buy a few jars in one go (plus I don’t like wearing multiple colors on my hair at the same time — except for faulty, uneven bleaching, I’m sorry).

Look at this beautiful and mad Violet. It has a blue undertone – not Red – one of the reasons why I picked this rather than other shade of Purple.

But of course if it’s too dark for your taste, you could always add a white base – conditioner! I’ve read that you shouldn’t use an anti-dandruff shampoo and/or conditioner IF you don’t want to fade out your the dye on your hair just yet. (I’m still going to read about anti-dandruff shampoos and try it out first.) I added just a spoonful of conditioner to the dye and directly slapped it on my hair.

Photo below was taken at my dentist’s clinic and I just had my first dental braces adjustment so I really can’t smile just yet, but hey I’m loving my hair color.

//platform.instagram.com/en_US/embeds.js
 

Standard
Hair Care, Hair Product Reviews

What I think about: Dove Dry Shampoo (or any Dry Shampoo Right Now)

 Being a person with unnatural hair color will cost you… A lot. But hey, each of us has his own hobby to mind.

Maintenance. Although this type of product falls under the sub-header of: Comfort. You wouldn’t actually need this if you have bleached hair. The purpose of this is written at the (pretty) can itself: Refresh & Revive hair without water.

It is written in the holy book of dos-and-don’ts that you shouldn’t shampoo your hair daily or every three days (or a week. Damn.) so you could help your hair to regenerate after bleaching thru building up the natural oils of your head and also maintain your hair color, specially for semi-permanent dyes — which, again, fades through [shampoo] washes.

BUT we are all well aware of the discomfort of feeling and looking like we bathed in baby oil and everybody knows (or at least has an idea) that you didn’t wash your hair for days. So they invented this. And we invest on this. Dry Shampoo.

This is my first ever dry shampoo that I got from the beauty section of a department store. Beside this is Tressemé’s. The only two brands I found at the shelf. (Merchandising employees should work on their research.) I have no other dry shampoos to compare this to, so I’ll just tell you the feels of it.

I wash my hair everyday with conditioner and every 3-4 days with shampoo. Tried spraying this product directly on my roots with 4 days worth of accumulated oils and dirt. It didn’t remove or absorb the oils that much.

Update 04 11 2015

With generous amount of spray, oils are absorbed BUT it makes my hair stiff. Doesn’t feel like hair, but broom as hair —

Standard