Welcome to my blog about what I have done to my hair – cut & colour! I had my hair cut and coloured at the weekend and I LOVE it.
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To start, my hair is naturally pretty dark. Darker than mousey but not black. I have been dying my hair for a very long time and for coloured hair I think it’s in pretty good condition! I’ll be doing a post about the products I use on my hair at some point, so look out for that one!
My hairdresser is Naomi from Envy Hair and Beauty and she is amazing! I love her so much! A. she is an amazing hairdresser, B. her salon is really good value and C. her chat is great! Have a look at her pages on Instagram and Facebook – her occasion hair is amaze! She did my friend Jenny’s hair for her wedding and it was so beautiful!
I have my hair coloured every 6 weeks. I know this sounds like a lot but I used to have it coloured every 8 weeks and by 7 weeks I really didn’t like the re-growth so I have decided that life is too short and now I go every 6 weeks.
I don’t have a full head of highlights each time, I probably have a full head once or twice a year, I usually have a full head, T section, half head, t section, full head but to be honest it depends what it looks like when I get there and what I need. I have my hair cut every second or third visit depending on whether it needs a trim or not, so either every 12 or 18 weeks.
I have quite fine bleach highlights – this time I just had a T section with foils. Depending on how I feel I either have just the bleach or I have some darker colour through as well. This time I had just bleach but the underneath has some darker colour already through it.
The other thing I have done is a root colour. This is painted on all my roots, apart from the highlights. This lightens my natural colour a lot. Not enough to be bleach blonde but to a very light natural blonde / ginger.
I love this because the highlights are not as obvious and makes me look more natural blonde rather than having that really harsh growth line. Highlights never get all the way to the root, so you always have a very small gap and this completely covers the gap.
It also keeps my hair from needing to be dyed as often, although I am still sticking to my 6 weeks… The root colour I have is a Wella ‘very light blonde’. I have only started having this done this year and I love it. I feel more like a proper blonde.
My cut is super basic. I have very, very fine hair and at longer lengths it can look very thin, so I try to keep it nearly all one length to make it appear thicker! In hairdressers speak, I have a blunt cut with a few longer layers and a bit of shape round the face.
I am now obsessed with getting it super light to that almost grey colour, like In The Frow (love her). Naomi has suggested I use purple shampoo* at every wash after a normal shampoo and to purchase the Fanola No Yellow Shampoo* and give that a go. So I’m going to get some and give it a try! I’ll keep you posted on my hair journey!
PS- Shirt from GAP from our US Trip earlier this year!