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Discussion in 'Personal Diaries' started by Yvonne Smith, Sep 27, 2016.
I love that. soooo pretty
Marilyn is right you have a wonderful head of thick beautiful hair. You don't need to do much of anything to improve it.
Here is something that you might like for your hair, @Ina I. Wonder . I have been looking on Amazon at the Fanci-full colored creme rinses. Besides the regular blondes and brown tones, they also have some beautiful silvery shades. These are temporary colors, and not damaging to your hair, and easy to do at home.
The silver rinse would make the light colored part of your hair stand out, and add a bluish sheen to the black part, and I think that you would really like it.
They have several shades of the silver, all the way from an ultra white one to a steel grey, so you can look and see which color you prefer, or try several.
Also, amazon has colorchalks for hair, and the artistic side of you is going to love trying those and using all of that silvery hair as a painter's palette !
I ordered some hair chalks, but they are coming on a slow boat from China (literally); so I haven't gotten them yet.
So, go play around on Amazon for a while, order whatever strikes your fancy, and then have fun ! !
My hair is so tricky that I only trust one hairdresser to do it. Thankfully she's young and owns the shop so won't be going anywhere else.
My hair has a lot of diffrent shades, everything from a strip of white to dark blonde to grey.
What's good and weird is the hair that frames my face that I keep shorter always comes in a very white blonde, so if I wear my hair up like I do all the time, all you see is the light hairs framing my face but after about 3 months max I have to get it colored. Roots and highlights.
Time it when I plan on going somewhere or the holidays.
I finally did the pastel hair color, and I am still getting used to seeing myself in the mirror. I used the bluer shade first because I thought that would silver out all of the blonde . It did that; but the top came out a very bright blue, especially wet.
It is mellowing out a bit now (or I am just getting used to seeing it, maybe) and I am kind of liking it. I have had several compliments on the color, and I even had a guy at the gym say that it was pretty ; so all of that made me feel happy.
It is actually a more blue color than it looks like in the avatar picture, but similar. I am thinking about putting a pink streak in it next, because @Ina I. Wonder sent me some hair chalk for Christmas, and I have not tried those yet.
I remember years and years ago when I my godchild went to Nursery School the Lady who owned the School had the prettiest shade of light lavender hair. I had never seen anyone with hair colored any shade but blonde, brown, black, or red...even those with "frosted" hair colors still stuck to a blend of those colors. I don't know who did her hair but it was beautiful on her and I still remember her hair to this day, but for the life of me I can't remember her name.
That's a pretty color you chose @Yvonne Smith. How does it make you feel?
I think that I like it, @Babs Hunt . I have colored my hair for many years, and now that it is white/silver, I wanted to do something to get rid of the colored ends besides cutting my hair short and letting it grow back out. I saw the Féria pastel shades, and decided that it would take out the old color, and as it fades out, it should be not very different from my natural color. Then, I will just leave it natural and continue letting it grow out again.
Just got around to reading this thread and must say that I love your new look. Wish that I was brave enough to do the same.
After the episode with the smoky blue Féria color, I have been afraid to even try putting on the lavender, which is the color I wanted in the first place. The blue did take out all of the yellow and left my hair a nice silvery color, once the bright blue on top faded down; but I was afraid that the lavender might be the same way, and then I would have purple on top and grey on the bottom, or some other odd mixture.
I finally decided that it would be worth it to go to the beauty school and have it done professionally. They charge $25 to do the color, and then $5 for the shampoo and blow dry, so for $30, I could have everything done.
The only problem was that they didn't have a pastel lavender, and the closest they had was a light pink color. For another month or so, I thought about that, and finally decided that it was still a better option than using the Féria, and having it turn out bad. I am going to Idaho the end of the month for my grandson's graduation; so I want my hair to look nice for the trip and visit.
Yesterday, I had it done.
It is not a pastel pink by any means; but it is pretty and is a color that I can wear okay. The closest color I can think of is rose-gold. It is not pink, and not blonde; but somewhere in between. It does not look as startling as the pastel lavender does, and it is darker than I expected, too; but that part will fade out.
Here is a picture that I found online of a color that is very close to the way mine now looks.
That picture is a gorgeous colour
Temporary colours are good, they wash out in 2/3 shampoos, a good way to experiment
It is a pretty color, @Patsy Faye , just not the color I was expecting from the swatch that they showed me. It was lighter and more of a soft pink color. However, once this starts to fade out, it may fade into that color. This is not a temporary color, so it will not fade out in 2-3 washes like those do, but because my hair underneath is white/grey it does gradually lighten back up again.
It is closer to a natural color, which is probably better for going on a trip and to a graduation ceremony, so I think that it all ended up well. I can add colored highlights with the color chalk if I want to, so I will probably experiment with doing that, too.
Just be careful with this brand...i sold many of hair colors in my line of work. The biggest complaint,,the dye comes off on pillows. Having said that, they were the darker colors. Have always colored my own, using a comb thru...before that idea even came to market. Plus I went gray for two years, it was -um okay...but hubby and others were glad when I went back to my red hair
Love red hair !
I was a strawberry blonde as a child and you'd think I would look good with red hair...but I don't. Tried it once.
Depends on the red though, strawberry blonde is nice
I like coppery tones or cinnamon on meself
I only look good in light shades, look washed out with anything else.
Yep, everyone's different
I like the way a warm red affects pale skin, very nice
Interesting. Reading these comments reminds of the many things that have never crossed my mind.
Now I'll be wondering all day, just what those thoughts are
So...... here we are, two years later.......and I am still fussing about my hair. During the intervening time, I have had my hair permed (twice, in fact), colored it a bluish shade to get out the yellow (and turned out an electric blue in parts of my hair), and eventually put in the lavender color that I was looking at when I started this thread.
The lavender was okay, but faded out to some kind of a wierd pale orange in the back for some reason, and even the purple shampoo is not getting rid of it back there.
Plus, I didn’t get the pretty fluffy curls I wanted with the permanents, just hair that sticks out all of the time and looks wild (not in a nice way).
I really wanted to let my hair grow out and get long again, but with all of the stuff that is happening with it right now, I am just tired of the whole thing, and tomorrow.......... I am getting a haircut !
It is going to be a little shorter, and a layered cut, kind of like the shag style . It should be easy for me to take care of, and will still be fluffy around my face like I like.
Here is a picture of what it is going to be cut like.
@Yvonne Smith, as fond as you are of swimming, I would think short hair would be the way to go. My wife wanted to put lavender in her hair too, but I ridiculed her out of the idea.
I am glad that Bobby never does that with me ! I would be totally broken-hearted if he ridiculed my ideas. It was fun while it lasted; but now I am back to plain white hair again (although for some reason, I am starting to get some new dark hairs again ? )
Have you perchance increased your copper intake. I have been told that increasing copper in your diet will sometimes bring back hair color.
I'll try eating a few pennies, and see how it works.