So I dyed my hair for the first time ever today.
I had red, pink, and lilac highlights before, but never dyed my whole head.
I knew about the brand, Palty, since I think five or six years ago, when I was into Japanese fashion and stuff. At that time Palty was the craze among fans. My gosh, I still remember, it was like the cool brand of hair dye on Soompi forums. Anyway, yeah, so I knew about it for a while now. But then since dyeing my whole head of hair went against my “principles” (aka my Beautician mother’s brainwashing/random lectures on how non-Professional beauty products are the worst evil concoctions ever created)… I never wanted to change my hair colour fully or anything. Until… well, now.
The hair dye I used was
Dariya’s Palty Bubble Hair Color – “NamaChoco Waffle”
I told my sister to capture the process, and voila! I made it into a neat gif! lol! (How I waste my time during the summer, yes.) (Click):
I know some people wrote online that the formula was chunky, and the ingredients wouldn’t mix well together; and I also found that when I first started mixing #1 and #2 together. I still kept mixing and trying to get the formula to blend together, and it paid off. When I stopped, the foam was foam, not some bubbles with chunks of #2 in it.
The foam also got darker over time. Since I was taking a while with putting it on my hair, I think I let it sit for about 3-4 minutes while I was rushing here and there.
I don’t know why I was so rushed in the morning, but I unboxed and did the whole process quite hurriedly. I was kind of planning on parting my hair into layers and sections and doing some sort of layered natural ombre look, but since I just winged it, it didn’t work out how I was imagining.
The foam also had a really strong chemical smell to it. At one point I just couldn’t take it anymore. (That’s when I realized I should have turned the exhaust switch on before shutting myself and my sister in the washroom… lol!)
The foam was alright but it looked like mucky cream in my hair after a few minutes of soaking in though. I was supposed to wait a bit after I applied the foam to my bottom layers. But I was impatient, so I started applying on my layers higher and higher, and eventually reached the top of my head. =_=.
I waited for about 30 minutes… (or did I?… lol) and then went for a shower. Actually, I think I just took like.. 10-15 mins applying, and then waited like.. 10-15 mins. LOL. And then I just used regular Tresemme shampoo and moisturizing conditioner. At that time I had no idea what to do with the Tsubaki hair oil packet, or when to use it either. So I used it after my hair was almost dry… and that too, unevenly. =_=. How fail I was today… sigh.
The dye may not have changed the colour very well, but it definitely did something to the texture of my hair! And that’s not in a good way either! My hair texture isn’t as smooth, and I don’t have a lot of hair. So it’s not fine, but it’s not coarse either. But I do have less of it. After I dyed it, it felt more like hay. But of course, after I put the Tsubaki oil it was better by a bit…
I wasn’t expecting a lot to start with, but I was still a bit disappointed that the colour didn’t work as much. But then again, it’s my fault for being impatient =_=. Also, I shampooed my hair. I don’t know what I was thinking – clearly, I was not. And I think it’s also partially because I was bummed for buying Palty in stead of Liese… but maybe next time I’ll do a better job, and get better results. =_=. Oh wells!
At least I don’t have completely dark hair anymore, it has SOME tints/highlights… (or so I’d like to think). I just didn’t want to look so grungy anymore. My hair was dark, but when combined with my pale face, I looked partly gothic. Especially when my eyeliner smudged underneath my eyes, and put emphasis on my eye bags =_=.
I think I’m going to try to lighten some streaks at the bottom with lemon juice and soak some sun in.
But anyway! Experience is experience!
*Update! (June 29, 2012)
Just quickly snapped these outside… this is how it looks like now when I’m under the sun. My hair color was already quite light in the sun, but now it has more of a red/brown tint than a …brown/brown tint? lol.