Saturday 23 July 2022

bleaching my roots and then dyeing my hair green


Back with yet another video! Hasn't it been awhile?

Btw, the video was taken last year but it took me awhile to put them together and sit down to complete it. Mostly because, it was a much longer process with me going through the bleaching. I even have to let my hair/scalp take a break because in early 2021 I was bleaching or coloring my hair almost every other month! And then after I finally colored my hair, I have to deal with over 200 minutes worth of footages which I didn't think was fun to work on. But then they have been sitting in my draft and annoyed me so much I have to do something!

So here it is, the final product! Do take your time to watch and LIKE/SUBS if you want to see more content like this 'kays. I really put in EXTRA effort for this one. 

And since I'm more of a writer than a speaker, here's a blog post of the process!

touching up my roots

Opted for the same brand of DIY hair bleach, the eZn Creamy Hair Bleach because I know the most it can lift is up to level orange for my hair. That way, I don't have to deal with too many different hair tons and then try to fix them which is a lot of work!

This would probably be the first time I retouched my roots but OMG it's enough to leave my hair damaged! I guess the reason is I left the bleach on for a little longer than the 30-minutes recommended on the box. This is because the color took way-y-y longer to be lifted. I can't tell if it's my stubborn thick hair, or me mixing the bleach with the ampoule or the cooler weather (you kinda need the heat from your scalp/surroundings for the chemical reaction to happen).

My overly bleached and dyed hair care routine

 Anyways, this time I did it differently and added Artiztra Soothing Infusion (get this on ShopeeMY) with the bleach. I'm glad I actually bought the hair ampoules and they are original ones. I also got the Artiztra Linseed Restructuring Hair Lotion, which is the one the hair saloon I frequent (before MCO) uses. The difference is the first one are used for "all phases of hair coloring" and requires to be washed off while the lotion is post-washing, leave-on lotion. I bought them from Shopee and so they are NOT SPONSORED products.

While they may seem pricey, the per ampoule price of RM15 is very affordable for atas saloon-level treatment. It surely leaves your hair so soft and healthier-looking. When I did it at the saloon, idk how the hair stylist does it, the effects and scent lasted for almost 2 weeks! I remember she adds other hair products together and probably the blow-drying helps too! I can't seem to replicate the effect but then I let my hair naturally air dry LOL. But I super love the lotion smell, if there's a scent just like it, I'll actually get it hahaha!

The reason why I got this was because I know the whole bleaching and coloring damages my hair. This time after bleaching, I could tell that my hair have become really gummy! Like they're stretchy! I thought it'll take more extreme bleaching (like turning your hair platinum blonde) or mixing together the wrong chemicals to reduce your hair to gummy state but nope!

So I'm very glad I got them and thankfully, after the lotion plus good Marc Anthony shampoo (Get this on ShopeeMY here or here) that I didn't have to shave my head! Super happy with that!

toning my hair with blue shampoo

Still, to show some love for my hair, I let it rest a week before working on the coloring. I first attempted to tone my hair with Schwarzkopf Blue Shampoo. I've been trying to find the right way to apply this shampoo so that I can have an even and pretty result but nothing seems to be working. I tried applying it like a normal shampoo but it doesn't leather. I followed youtubers by mixing it with shampoo/conditioner then applying like how you'd dye your hair but it's cumbersome and doesn't work all the time. Somebody please teach me how to use this!! At this point, I wouldn't recommend getting this brand of color shampoo *roll eyes*

I actually hope that it'll reduce the orangeness and turn my hair into muted brown or ash gray before I do blue. One time it works but not this time. The result is so inconsistent...  but then it turned green at some spots and I try waiting for the color to fade, it didn't and so I decided to go for green. Don't want to waste another box of blue dye since I know orange + blue = green.

coloring my hair green

This time I'm using Mise en Scene Hello Bubble in Mermaid Green (Get this on ShopeeMY). Getting straight to the point, the result is exactly as shown on the box. Also, they've got one of the best foam formula, super loving it! It is so easy to apply and didn't take lotsa effort for super even application. One box is also sufficient for past chest-hair length and lotsa volume. I even have slight leftover which took a lot of pumps to apply on the rest of my head.

Would love if they come up with more shades of cooler Ash brown. Hello Bubble theme seems to be very colorful, Kpop-ish. I love the colors but probably wouldn't be able to do vibrant shades once we're back in office. And I'm obsessed with ash brown shades. EZN carries my favorite tons but I would stan foam formulas!

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