View Full Version : Bye bye blonde

August 16th, 2010, 11:17 PM
So Iím aiming to one day have virgin hair on my quest I realized that I couldnít stand the contrast between my ashy roots and increasingly brassy blonde. So I went to my trusted colorist and she put a semi-permanent just on the blond- the roots are still virgin... hereís the before ( sorry Iím a little shaky with the camera sometimes)



and after :D




I'm really happy with the result... those roots were driving me a bit mad. Since its a semi-perminant it will wash out a bit but it hopefully wont go as brassy :happydance:

August 16th, 2010, 11:20 PM
it looks great and will certainly help with the growing out pains. I did something similar about 2 years ago but with permanent dye over hi-lights and have never regretted it.

August 16th, 2010, 11:25 PM
Woah! For a demi that worked perfectly! It looks seamless!

August 16th, 2010, 11:36 PM
Perfect !!!! Love it :)

August 16th, 2010, 11:38 PM
That looks great and perfectly natural! I agree that it will make growing out a ton easier for you since you won't have to go crazy with the color difference.

August 16th, 2010, 11:40 PM
Wow, it does look seamless! She did a wonderful job, I'm happy for you! :)

August 17th, 2010, 12:34 AM
Wow, great job! It matches your root growth so well!!

August 17th, 2010, 12:37 AM
She did an excellent job :D

August 17th, 2010, 12:47 AM
Great color choice!

August 17th, 2010, 12:59 AM
wow! I love your new color:joy:
it's so gorgeous!

August 17th, 2010, 01:25 AM
It looks great! :cool:

August 17th, 2010, 02:18 AM
It looks really good, I can't see the difference at all! I bet that will help a LOT :) yay!

August 17th, 2010, 02:21 AM
That came out really good and is sure to help with growing out. Congrats on a fab result!

August 17th, 2010, 02:52 AM
looks very nice!

As someone in the same boat in summer of 2006, I can say the following:

1) it WILL grow out (the dye as well as the bleach) sooner than you think. :D

2) watch out for 'natural' wash methods - in my case SMTs faded the cover-up dye within 2 months, and I was back to two-toned and brassy. In retrospect I would have used color-protective products more back then.

good luck and enjoy the journey towards embracing your natural color! :)

August 17th, 2010, 03:32 AM
The colours blend so pefrect! And the whole effect it totally natural! Fantastic :) And I am glad you feel great with it finally:)

August 17th, 2010, 03:45 AM
Your colorist did a perfect job! It will fade, but hopefully it fades nicely.

Your natural hair color is very pretty! Good look growing.

August 17th, 2010, 06:58 AM
That was an amazing job, it looks great! Good luck on your journey to virgin hair.

August 17th, 2010, 09:56 AM
Looks amazing!!! So well blended, I love it!

Im hating my roots atm (growing out) so its great to see someone succeed at finding a way to keep going for virgin hair but has monotone :D

August 17th, 2010, 10:01 AM
That looks perfect! She did a great job. :)

August 17th, 2010, 10:04 AM
Wow! It looks great -- what a wonderful color-match! :)

August 17th, 2010, 10:53 AM
Awesome! :D

August 17th, 2010, 11:08 AM
That looks great. If I had been going light to dark I totally would have done something like this. It looks wonderful. Your stylist is a keeper.

August 17th, 2010, 11:10 AM
That looks great :)

August 17th, 2010, 01:15 PM
Thanks everyone :D Its going to take a while to get use too but I'm loving it. And yes, my colorist is a keeper :agree: It will be interesting to see how it fades out... time will tell.

August 17th, 2010, 01:26 PM
It looks great. Im also going virgin and I have a semilar transition. Dark blond/redish to brassy blond. And I just hate it but I don't think that I will do anything about it for now. Im just wearing it up and trying not to think about it. And I have only had bad experinces with salons. :(
But yor hair looks amazing with the dye job.:D

September 28th, 2010, 09:33 AM
Looks awesome!! Matches great!

September 28th, 2010, 09:41 AM
That looks great!

September 29th, 2010, 05:33 AM
looks very good!

I did a similar thing about 4 years ago (see profile pic with horse - that was the dark dye) but unfortunately all the nice hair friendly LHC things I did (especially SMTs and Rhassoul) faded the dye out within 1.5 months. So I just lived with the two-tone, which looked a LOT like yours, except it was longer (APL) when I started.

Now after much trimming I finally have virgin hair! It DOES work but needs a lot of patience.

And ashy 'hair colored' hair is beautiful too, IMO more so than brassy blonde...

September 29th, 2010, 07:29 AM
Wonderful job. Beautiful color and hair. Happy growing. :)

September 29th, 2010, 07:43 AM
Wow! That looks great! I know that it would drive me crazy too! She did a great job.