What you will need:
~Bleach (I use Clairol Professional BW2 Dedusted Extra Strength)
~Developer (I use 30 Volume Creme Developer for the bleach and 20 Volume Creme Developer for the toner)
~Toner (I use Wella Color Charm Extra Mild Toner in T18 White Lady)
~A good conditioner
~A hair tie
~Something to measure out the developer (I use an old cough syrup measurer because 2 tablespoons equals 1 ounce)
~Brush for painting on color (with a pointy end to help you part your hair)
~2 mirrors (so you can see the back of your head) or a friend to do it for you
I go 2-3 weeks in between colorings depending on how badly I feel it needs to be done. So here's what my roots look like after 3 weeks:
First, since I like the underneath of my hair darker than the top, I tie up the part of my hair that I don't want colored (I just get a general line, I don't need the part to be perfect).
|If you have never tried to take a picture of the back of your head, you should give it a go sometime... it's quite difficult haha|
|I got this at Sally's for about $5|
|Again, from Sally's. This is about $3.25|
|you can't really see how yellow it is because of the flash|
|From Sally's, it's about $5|
|From Sally's too, this is $4.79|
And I apply it all over my head, this doesn't need to be as neatly done as the bleach. After I'm done getting it on my roots, I comb it through my head and pull it back into a ponytail. Now, do not be alarmed as your hair turns a nice, dark purple haha. Here's what it looks like after 25 minutes:
|You can still see a tinge of purple, but I'd rather have purple tinted hair than yellow hair!|
Now, to maintain this color, I use the "Generic Brand Conditioning Shampoo" (from Sally's) which is a purple shampoo designed to keep brassiness out of hair. I use it every time I shampoo and leave it in for about 4 minutes (I listen to music in the shower so I just leave it in for a whole song). If I do not use this shampoo, my hair definitely goes brassy again.
And now here's my makeup for the day! A nice blue smokey eye using the Kat Von D True Romance Eyeshadow Palette in "Metal Orchestra" (here's a link to the palette if you wanna check it out: http://www.sephora.com/browse/product.jhtml;jsessionid=431Q3RWJLY4HCCV0KRTQIGQ?id=P225385&categoryId=C18697 ). I have this palette and also her Tattoo Chronicles palette and I definitely perfer the Tattoo Chronicles palette because those shadows are a little less chalky and apply a little more smoothly, but this palette is beautiful too.
Here are the swatches from the palette (over NYX JEP in "Milk"):
|From left to right the shadows are:|
First Class, Techno, Thrasher, Dagger, Lucifer, Glock, Razor Gray, and Slayer
The colors I used are Thrasher and Dagger (Slayer, all the way to the right, is a cream shadow and doesn't look so nice on the eyes). And I used MAC pigment in "Vanilla" as my highlight. 3 colors. That's all this look is.
So I hope I've helped someone out there who has blonde hair and just wants to go a little blonder. It's a little time consuming but for me it's worth it. Even if I had to buy all of these products every three weeks, it would only cost me $18 to do it (the developer lasts quite a long time!!) which is worth it to me! I hope you have a beautiful day!!! Thank you guys for reading this!!!