If you know me personally then you will know I am a sucker for changing the colour of my hair, I just get bored so easy and I am rather impatient, which isn’t the way to be when it comes to your hair. I absolutely hate going to hairdressers because I never seem to like my hair afterwards but lucky for me my sister is a hairdresser and does it to my standards as she knows what I like.
As long as I can remember I have always lusted over the pastel shades but have never took the plunge until a couple of months ago when I attempted to go smokey grey.
Grey is incredibly hard to achieve as it needs a white base, when I had mine done it was a relatively light blonde which I wasn’t expecting it to be a really light grey anyway as I had already been pre-warned which is fine. It took 3 toners to get it to a decent coverage as some parts of the hair it wouldn’t take to, once faded it faded to a muddy grey which didn’t look the best, leading me onto my current colour.
As mentioned before I am really impatient when it comes to my hair so I put a box dye bleach on my hair to strip all the grey out leaving a clean base for the colour to was going to use next which is a lilac colour. Again lilac to work best needs a white base, I have tried other brands such as Bleach London but this didn’t take to my hair unfortunately, so I invested in a couple of pots of semi permanent La Riche Directions in Lilac as I have used this brand before and it’s always worked wonders.
I applied two 88ml pots to light blonde dry shoulder length hair using a tint brush and left it for 1 hour to develop, though the pot recommends towel dried hair and for 15 minutes. I have to be honest I was quite skeptical whether I would get a vibrant lilac but again I wasn’t expect wonders as I hadn’t had great results so far.
A hour had passed and it’s ready to wash my hair out and I must say that the results are better than what I had expected, the colour is gorgeous obviously it would be more vibrant on a white base as I’ve mentioned. There are still parts of my hair where it hasn’t taken too but it is not too obvious and blends pretty well.