How to Colour Your Hair For Fall at Home

Thursday, September 6, 2018

I have been colouring my own hair since I was in High School. I love to change things up but I don't like to pay a lot of money to do it. I will be honest sometimes it didn't work out so well and then other times it worked great. I thought since Fall is around the corner and I was wanting a change I would show you how I changed my hair from brunette, blonde ombre to purple. 
before colour
First things first, research the colour you want, check Youtube or Pinterest fall down that hole. I went to Sally's and looked at all the swatches, asked the nice ladies that work there some questions and walked out with a tube of colour. I also picked up a few other items but more on that below.

tube of hair colour
plastic bowl
plastic measuring cup 

Optional Supplies:
Ion Color Brilliance  Absolute Perfection Booster Step 1
 Ion Color Brilliance Absolute Perfection Color Sealer Step 2

Step 1: Read the instructions use the proper level of developer and the proper amount, usually they put the ratio on the front of the box which is super helpful. (ps this box didn't) this particular formula was 1:1 so if you use 1 oz of colour you need 1 oz of 20 volume developer. I added in the Ion Color Brilliance  Absolute Perfection Booster Step 1 because i've read that it helps the colour last longer. Put all of this in your plastic bowl, wearing gloves of course. Mix it all together with the brush. 

Step 2: Section you hair into 4 sections if you are newer to colouring your hair, if you are comfortable you can just colour it from back to front. I find that the easiest to prevent colour from getting everywhere. 

Step 3: Let the colour sit for 30 minutes
Don't worry all the colour I got on my skin washed off

Now as you can see from the picture, the bottom of my hair is blonde you don't have to go blonde but your hair won't get as bright purple.

All done, and I love it the purple is so vibrant on my ends. I will refresh my colour every 4 weeks to keep it bright and condition it once a week to keep the ends from looking dry. 

What do you guys think of the colour? What colour do you suggest I do next?