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The Known and Unknown of Hair Color - Part 10

*Post originally written by Olivia J on The Unknown Beauty Blog. If seen on another site, it has been stolen!*


I bet your brain is bursting after reading my Definitive Haircolor Guide.  Did you ever think all that information went into haircoloring especially at-home haircoloring?  I bet you thought just picking out that box of hair pigments was all it took.  

I hope to have covered the basics of what is necessary for you DIY colorists and not to mention just bore the living daylights out of the majority of you.  There is more that I can write but I hate to confuse you even more.  I did leave out the additive colors, the pure pigments of blue, yellow, and red.  These have to do more with calculation of color which can be done if you feel confident enough, otherwise leave it to the professional colorist.

Professional colorists are the mathematicians of haircolor.  They can correct the equation of jumbled up haircolor mistakes.  Color correction isn't easy but if you think about  all the posts I have written about haircolor, you can pretty much figure it out to some extent.

However, some color correction takes more than others.  For example, the type of formula used to correct the mistakes.  Sometimes, a demi-perm will have to be used on processed hair while a permanent formula is used on the roots.  Sometimes the color has to be lifted out with a low volume bleach only to have it put back in and processed differently to avoid damage.  Many factors have to be thought out thoroughly and that is what you are paying your colorist for.  If your head hurt after reading my series, then imagine what the colorist faces everyday!

Anyway, I hope you enjoyed my Hair series.  I want you to know that this guide is always available and on the net.  This means if you are at a drugstore or beauty supply store, you can always look up info on the phone. 


As my hair went through the various colors above. I cut my hair because it felt more damaged.  Then, after I cut it, it felt too healthy for me so I had to bleach it.  I bleached it to a level 5 and used the drugstore brand Garnier Olia.  Yeah, I should use the pro brands but I got lazy.  The mix is the Light Garnet (level 6) and Light Chestnut Brown (Level 6).  Dangerous in terms of damage, in terms of color it is tame.  It turned out to be a rose/gold which the swatch below shows in natural light. (If you ever bleach your hair to a level 5 then use the Light Garnet straight, it turns out to be a beautiful rose garnet.)


Is it still this color? No, I changed it to a neutral light brown/dark blonde because I am just fickle.  The state of my hair is back to where it was before, damaged.  Okay, not that damaged since I can still brush my hair and it isn't falling out in clumps.

The haircut you see in all the pictures is pretty much the variation of this post here.

That is it for hair, if I have more, I will post.  So far, though, my brain has been emptied and it feels pretty fresh.  If I have bored you with my hair posts, I apologize.  If I have made your brain explode, I apologize for that too.  If you are learning something, then I have done my job!

I thank you for reading.

*Disclosure: I don't claim to be some great hair guru.  I am just someone who likes to explain difficult beauty stuff.*




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