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on 4/2/2013 7:38:00 AM
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Skin: Sensitive, Fair-Medium, Warm
Hair: Brunette, Straight, Medium
Why I bought this: I'm currently NC15 and have naturally very dark brown hair. Dark hair just doens't look good on me when I'm so pale. I coloured my hair about 9 months ago the colour was just getting ugly: 12 cm of dark brown, then and orangy light brown colour from there. I knew already before colouring my hair that there would be no way to actually make my orange-toned hair a cool shade - I didn't want a true cool shade either - I wanted to blend my roots with the rest of my hair and get rid of some of the dirty orange tones. .I think I read the instructions about 10 times before colouring my hair - I was sooo afraid of doing something wrong and ruin my hair. It's very nice that there are instructions in English supplied with the dye already (UPDATE: only some dyes have instructions in English, but most don't :( ) :).I held the dye on for 40 minutes - 10 of them was when I was applying the colour. The process is simple, but I have actually only once in my life coloured my own hair. I got some colour on my skin, but it stained incredibly little, and I think I got if all off in the shower anyway. The smell of this is... ammonia, what would you really expect? You should have a window open because the fumes will sting your eyes. I have encountered much worse before though. The smell only stayed on for a few hours (4-5) - I have had some smells stay up to 4 days, so this wasn't bad. My boyfriend actually liked the smell. He didn't notice that I coloured my hair (saw me quite late at night), so he didn't know it was actually the smell of the hair colour - I didn't tell him - why ruin this good illusion? X).The colour turned out absolutely perfect! I was smiling at myself in the mirror and squeaking when I saw it XD I was very afraid that my roots wouldn't blend with the rest of my hair because parts of it was coloured with henna (metal free), and henna has a tendency to be pretty clingy. But the colours blended beautifully. The colour turned out to be a gorgeous shade of caramel - warm toned, but much less brassy than my hair was before. It's just like the middle colour on the box, all over..I will put up some pictures soon :D (I WILL do it - I'm on MUA every day!).My hair is medium thickness and down to right under my boobs and 1 box of dye was just enough for me, I would say. They say in he instructions that you shouldn't colour your eyebrows with this dye, but I've seen people do it before, and they were just fine, so if you feel the need and already have taken the allergy patch test, you should be fine too :) Just DO NOT get it into your eyes!!!.I did not feel any damage to my hair - it doesn't feel drier or more brittle, or frizzier. Yes, when you first colour your hair it may change a little in texture, but my hair has been coloured quite a lotand is still in good condition. Although the colours may not be many, I see myself repurchasing this in the future. .I needed 1 box of dye for my hair, which is 35 cm from the bottom of my head and cut quite straight. I was a little nervous that there wasn't going to be enough dye. I would say that with medium thickness hair you may be able to colour AT MAX 40 cm of hair - beyond that, buy 2 packs of colour. Yes, that is kinda expensive, but otherwise your colour may, maybe not be patchy, but the dye will be unable to colour all of your hair on one colour.
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