So, with Fall swinging in, it's time to embrace the chillier climate and gloomier days by going back to the dark side - be it makeup or even hair.
Who am I kidding, the only two 'seasons' that we have here would be wet and dry. Though... the current wet season, could be a long-shot reference to the winter/fall-gloom? Yes?
Anyway, that's not the point.
After having bleached bright and light hair for about a five month run, I think it's time to retire the blonde and go back to the darks. Even if not for the change in season (internationally), its about time I embrace the look of dark and healthy locks (or chops ha) again.
Though how can I go darker without a little somthin' somthin' to boot!
After all, my hair is already this bleached, I couldn't possibly let all that go to waste, yes?
Here's a last look at the ash blonde. I'll miss you, even though you make those pesky roots a million times more obvious and awful.
As usual, I'll let pictures represent the process and get to the color-breakdown towards the end ;)
The whole process was really quick and fuss-free. Since we were going darker, Jerry didn't have to seperately lighten and bleach my roots, like before, before laying a color over. He could go ahead and do both the highlights and base color at the same time.
Something's bubblin' and about to land on my hair!
Being a foil-head again!
The highlights were the 'relatively' easy part. The base is where it gets a tad tricky.
As I had some dark roots showing while the rest of my hair was a of a lighter tone, Jerry decided it would be safer to use 2 different 'levels' for the base - a lighter shade near the roots where it's darker and a darker shade at the ends where it's lighter
With this, hopefully the whole base color will balance itself out to be of the same shade.
After leaving this color concoction on my head for about half an hour or so (was it less? more? I really can't recall), it's off to the wash!
Though it doesn't end there!
Since this hair refresh session took a relatively short time – short in comparison to Bleach Job #1 and Bleach Job #2 – Jerry worked in a quick Mucota SCENA Hair Treatment as well so my hair would not only look healthier but also be healthier.
Are you ready for the official Back to Black reveal?
Maybe not black.
Not really at least...
But it's pretty dark!
Okay, I'll stop being annoying,
Here's my newly refreshed color!
Bye bye blonde!
Since my hair had been bleached, it's inevitable that with time the dark 'cover up' will still fade. So to ensure the fade doesn't leave me with a coppery-gold head of hair, Jerry used a brown with a greenish-ash base.
Just to add a little something to the new darkened base, and not to 'waste' the already bleached blonde hair bits, Jerry threw in some emerald green highlights (using Goldwell Elumen colors). I've talked about these colors in my first bleached-out makeover because these colors have a beautiful tone to them and while my highlights are green, they aren't 'grassy' or have that yellow edge to them that makes it look like I have vegetables strewn in my hair.
The beauty of this whole look is how the green actually blends very well into the brown and works as an interesting highlight, adding texture to my hair. Instead of just being green patches amidst brown and simply color-blocking and doing nothing else.
I am surprised at how well the look worked, and amazed at the same time because I never thought that I would like having green on my head. You see, I fear the vegetable head effect but this was nothing like that.
More pictures, less words? Okay can.
So... what do you think? A fresher look or do you feel the light-blondes were better?
I honestly can't decide for myself. ha
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