Friday, August 29, 2014

Tips for keeping your crazy colored dyed hair luxurious

So over the summer I spent a lot of money and time on lightning dying my hair funky colors! Here are some tips I have gathered from my own experience and a few hints and tips from my retired Hair dresser Grandmother who was in the business almost her entire life!  ( little fact: back in the day to become a hair dresser, you had to work in a funeral home on the deceased to get your beauticians license, now that's commitment)

#1 When you lighten your Hair which I highly suggest, unless you have blonde or very light hair to begin with, wait a few days after you lighten your hair to actually put the color in.

#2  After I have lightened my hair I love to use some sort of treatment to help heal my hair, lightening, bleaching, can take a toll on your hair.  I use Moroccan Argon oil which can be pricey but works wonders.  Try vo5 treatment or coconut oil from the grocery store.

#3 When you do actually dye your hair that funky color leave it in for as long as possible. I have friends that go as far as saran wrapping their hair and sleeping in it overnight.  I go for about two hours, drape my shoulders with a towel and clip it in the front.

#4  Try to use the coolest water you can to rinse the dye out of your hair.  Even when you shower the days after, I do everything else in the shower first, shave wash my face etc... before even getting my hair wet when it s funky dyed. again when you wash your hair try to use cool water instead of hot if you can it really helps.  When your hair is washed with hot or warm water your hair expands and lets the color leak out faster. So the colder the better.

#5 When you towel dry your hair, do just that! Don't twist your hair around and leave the towel in , you are literally squeezing the color out of your hair and into your towel.

#6 If you blow dry your hair, your sealing it back in. The color won't leak out if your hair is dry!

#7 Avoid swimming, or chlorine if you can.

#8 Any kind of lock in moisture treatment or leave in conditions then blow drying also helps.

I always buy an extra bottle of hair color for spots that wash out too fast, if you dye your hair a lot, now you have lightened or bleached and put crazy colors in it, it tends to have some spots that may not hold the color as long as other areas.  Always a good plan to have some extra color on you!

Also I tend to go with darker colors, when they fade into the lighter colors you just added an extra week or two to your hair colors life!

Hope this helps and you love your crazy colored hair!
Here is my Berry colored hair first!

Then the more faded colored version after about 2 weeks :)

Spray Paint Edition #4 : Photo frames, old mirror frames etc. OH SO EASY DIY

Here is a few pieces in my house I have simply taken apart, spray painted, and hung right back up on the wall!  I use a lot of exclamation points, really I am  that excited!!!!!! We strive on a tight budget, but I love to change, decorate and update our look, and believe you me, it is long overdue.  Most of these are frames I already had or were given and didn't match my decor.  Sometimes I even spray paint in the basement in winter just because I am so bored ;) Find old gifts in the closet, go to the dollar store, take things off your walls!  Spray paints are very specific on their labels so no fear. If your not the reading kind (lol) the cap shows you if the finish in matte or satin or gloss.  You can even get spray paint in  chalkboard, mirror paint, glow in the dark, paint that looks like a granite counter top finish!  I seriously don't know where spray paint has been hiding my whole life!

Here's a few pics of things I found around the house that were old wood picture frames and old mirror frames from good will thrift store! The Mirror was in tack when I started and unfortunately it was plastic. When I took the screws out to remove the mirror to paint the frame the pieces you screw the screws into broke, but I saw this in a store as a display and thought hey, why not put a picture in a large empty frame! Don't be afraid to spray paint old mirror frames give them new life!

Spray Paint Edition # 3 : Jewelry Hanger to the max! OH SO EASY DIY

Here is a head board of a kids old wooden bed frame my mom found at a rummage sale! SCORE! Ombre spray paint, I start in the middle let it dry and then move on to each end.  Most spray paints will dry in 10 minutes or less! Depending on the weather in your area, touch lightly and check for "tackiness" of paint before flipping it over! I drilled a few holes ( I don't like to measure I am very good at eyeing things up but measure away if you want.  Found some knobs on clearance at My local hardware store for a dollar each and put them in.  All it is, is the knob and a screw, how easy is that? EASY!

You could put more eye hooks on it, they also just screw in with a little elbow grease on your part. Or more knobs, hooks or anything you want to hang more stuff.  Use the rods the put bracelets on or tie more scarves.

Spray Paint Edition #2 : Ombre everything! OH SO EASY DIY!

Here's a few thing I made.  One was a cheap plastic like picture frame I picked up from Menards on clearance for $8.00 was $30.00. I was into everything Black and White when I was 18 and just moved out on my own.  Now I am dirty 30 and love aqua, blue, teal etc.

I like to start painting in the middle the move on to the top or bottom.
Seriously don't be afraid of spray paint it is truly the most wonderful thing on earth, inexpensive, durable and extremely beautiful!

Amazing piece in my home. I love it I spent maybe $12.00 on spray paint ( 3 different cans/colors) with plenty left over for other projects!  Just add your own photo and enjoy!

Spray Paint Edition : #1 Tin can candle holder OH SO EASY DIY

We like to buy the XXL size of soup cans when I make soup in fall/winter the leftover cans are amazing! All I did was peel the label.
Wash the can very well!
I spray painted first I would recommend doing this last lol.
Drill holes with any size bit. It can be random or draw a design on in with marker!

This was my first attempt, so GET CRAZY! Make it your own! With a little lace or burlap it could make an awesome center piece for a wedding or baby shower or just your back yard BBQ's!