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~I Colored My Hair!~ Clairol Textures & Tones in Flaming Desire....

Thursday, May 10, 2012

What had happened was... I was bored with my hair. After two and half years of being natural, I was getting bored. That's like a marathon length, 2 1/2 years, considering everyday I see naturals talk about being bored with their hair and just big chopped two, three months ago.

I decided I was going to buy either a curly half wig or color my hair....

Last weekends tempeture in the 80s nixed that wig idea. Wigs in the summer, I've did that, and its horrible. Its like a dry cleaners on the top of your head. You know how hot it is in the cleaners?

I picked up Clairol Textures & Tones in Flaming Desire at one of the local BSS'. I read lots of great things about Textures and Tones from several naturals, especially ones with hard to cover grey.

***THIS WAS MY 1ST EVER PERMANENT HAIR COLOR**

I've had rinses but never a "lift" in color. But, I did the RESEARCH before I bought it and did the color myself. I wanted color last year, but I was struggling with porosity issues and maintaining moisture. Once I learned how to maintain moisture and work around my porosity problems, I felt confident diving into color.


Before.....literally, that same day. LOL!
Before I washed the color out, shampoo'd and conditioned.
 I saw alot of naturals complaining that the color didn't take well but even as a color virgin, I know that in order for the color to "bloom", it needs heat, so I sat under the dryer with the color for 30mins as my processing time.

After the wash, before the deep conditioner.... I was surprised at the brightness!!
The day after....

I LOVE IT. Literally, I was what I needed. I feel this color so much!!!


As you can see, I only did the front section, half of my head in color because I wasn't sure what I whole head would look like. Some of hair on the edges did not take because I had Vaseline around my face so it wouldn't stain my skin and the Vaseline covered some the hair. My hairline is all in my face, its hereditary. smh.
I'll go back in about a month or two, maybe July and touch the edges up.


I love that it has a bit of a ombre effect to it as it goes to the back. I'm seriously considering doing the whole head. Can you believe my hair has been black or black brown for 34 years?!?? LOL!


Now I'm deciding if I want to lighten my brows....

 

9 comments:

Carmesha on 6:58 PM said...

It looks great! I want red hair but I'm too chicken

Mz. More on 9:33 PM said...

Love the color!

tinuke wilson on 9:48 AM said...

seems like there is a "natural hair boredom bug" going around..LOL
But that color is fierce. . I had my hair colored like that once and loved it so much:)

Shalimar on 8:20 PM said...

Awesome color. Makes me wanna color my hair now *lol*. Kind of off topic but have you tried the LOC moisture/moisturizing method in maintaining moisture in your hair or have you found something that helps moisturize your hair? The reason why I ask is because I remember a while back you reviewed Shea Moisture hair milk and its benefits didn't last in your hair.

Kim {A Girl about Style} on 11:09 AM said...

Haute color Jamie! I like the two tone effect.

Jamie @ Rural Glamour on 7:23 PM said...

Carmesha-Thank you !! I know the feeling!!

MzMore- Thank you!!

Tinuke wilson- The "boredom" is going around! lol! I'm enjoying it so much.:)

Shalimar- Thank you! I've never tried the LOC method. I moisturize and seal which sort of like that method. I have found something that hold moisture in my hair! Its Carol's Daughter Healthy Hair Butter with the CD Hair Balm for sealing.

Kim- Thank you sis!! I thought the ombre effect would be tacky but I like it. lol!

Kiah Torres on 10:59 PM said...

LOVE THE COLOR! You look gorgeous! Kiah

Yolanda Bates on 11:59 AM said...

I just got that same color and I love it. The edges didn't take so well because of the resistant gray hairs .... but overall I LOVE IT

Shaniqueka Wiley on 1:38 PM said...

I also have the same color. I love it. I get so many compliments about the color. I have tried others, but I always come back to this color!