So, here’s a recap of my DIY Hair Dye experience at home. Truth is, I was planning to go to a salon but then I thought, “why not try it myself?” since I could also save a coupla thousand pesos worth of someone else’s service.
- Brand: L’oreal Paris Excellence Creme
- Color: (5.43) Golden Copper Brown
- Price: P399 (mark down from P495)
I had no salon gown at home so I made the most of what I had – such as this hopeless case of worn-out umbrella. Removed the damned thing from its metal skeletons, thought my way around it and cut a small portion from the top…
Voila! Just trying it on for size, it’s a darn hot summer afternoon, had to wear it only during the messy part.
My pre-colored hair. Kept it dry and a day unwashed so to keep a little of the natural oils on the scalp (I think it’s safer for the scalp that way). Notice the color difference of my hair’s roots and ends.
Now comes the messy part. Make sure to put on some gloves and salon gown at this time. Apply the mixed coloring cream starting from the roots and work down the ends then allover. I didn’t use the comb applicator since I had a better plastic comb on hand.
30 minutes down. Got into the shower with this Conditioning Balm. Instruction says I had to pour a little warm water on my hair and massage a little then rinse thoroughly with tap water, so I did. After, I applied the balm on my hair and let it for 2 minutes then rinsed.
- I liked that my hair still looked shiny.
- I still got my perm intact. Yay.
- I kinda suffered from a flaky scalp after two days but it went away after I finally used shampoo on the third day.
- I didn’t really quite like the smell of the cream mixture, felt like my throat was slightly tightening to the chemical odor.