It’s been a month or so since I last dyed my hair. I retouched it using this exact same dye back when I got home from Japan but I completely forgot to take photos because. Reasons. LOL. So when I decided to get my roots bleached again, I figured it’d be better to show you guys how this particular color reacts to newly bleached and previously bleached hair. 🙂
I went to my new favorite hair colorist and stylist Ms. Lyn of Azta Urban Salon in SM Jazz Residences in Makati to have my roots bleached. And boy, do they do a good job! Here’s what it looks like right after around three rounds of bleaching.
I’m actually always surprised how good Azta Urban Salon is. They really know what they’re doing! They tried to not touch the remaining grey color that was in my hair but fading it out is almost inevitable.
But let’s fast forward to two days later and here I am, prepping to dye my hair again. I bought my tubes of Ion Color Brilliance from DIY Hair PH on Facebook/Instagram for Php 550 each! I usually purchase my hair dye from RainbowHeadPH but this particular color was out of stock. (These are my top two local sellers for hair color maintenance, btw, if you’re interested, haha!)
The Ion Color Brilliance is a Semi-Permanent Dye. You don’t need to mix it with peroxide or developer, it just goes on your hair as is! 🙂
The dye itself is particularly dark and thick. It smells a little chemical-y even if it doesn’t contain ammonia or peroxide but nothing too harsh that’ll make your eyes water, haha. It’s a little hard to spread around and it has a nice metallic violet sheen to it. It’s not at all grey as compared to the Arctic Fox in Sterling Silver.
But, you know, being the frugal girl that I am, even though I bought two tubes of dye, I still mixed this with white conditioner. LOL. So I ended up with this particular shade.
Which… did not end up as dark as I wanted. Again. HAHAHAHA. OMG, when will I ever learn??? :))
Anyway, before I actually put the dye on my hair, I washed it with Clairol Shimmer Lights Conditioning Shampoo to give it a good rinse (I hadn’t washed it in two days and it had a build up of all the products I use to maintain my hair’s integrity after I put it through horrible bleaching processes, LOL.) so it ended up looking paler than before.
Anyway, I’m sure y’all are wondering what the dye ended up looking like on my hair, HAHA. So, here it is! TADA~
The above photos were taken around 4PM with still a little bit of sunlight in my room. You can see that it’s really a grey tone now! It actually looks better in person! I’m so sad my camera can’t photograph it properly, huhu!
Now, the photos below were taken around 9PM with only the fluorescent lights in my room, hehe.
So. What are my learnings from this particular effort of dye-ing my hair grey again? Well, I think I should stop over-diluting my product just because I’m stingy. LOL. Even then, I think the color turned out nicely. And it is a very noticeable grey as compared to my previous dye job with the Arctic Fox Sterling Silver, LOL.
I’m liking this particular dye, though. It’s not extremely expensive and it’s very pigmented. … I did use one and a half tubes of dye, even if it was mixed with white conditioner, so if you have long hair, it’ll still cost you a pretty penny, haha!
I’m not totally sure how long this will last. I’m giving it a guess of around 8-10 washes or around 1 month before I need to touch the color up again. But I’m not sure if I’ll be keeping the grey hair, I might go back to violet/purple soon, haha! … Or maybe rose gold? Who knows! What do you guys think? 🙂