Whether its because you wanna be a blonde bombshell or whether its just a base for a more wilder colour were here to help.
So guys and girls, if you really dont think you can handle this yourself please seek help. For those of you ready to bleach…heres a guide to help. Please read first:
-Do not allow bleach to get onto bare skin, clothing or god forbid..in your eyes.
-Make sure you wear gloves throughout.
-Bleaching hair with reddish tones may result in an orange tone.
If your hair is naturally black then its okie to proceed although if your hair has been dyed black it would be best to wait until the black hair colour has faded or try to remove as much of it as you can before bleaching.
-Over bleaching can damage hair so if you must, condition, condition, condition.
-Try not to leave the bleach on for more then an hour.
– The developer and the powder react chemically. After a while they’ll stop reacting and your hair won’t bleach any more. So dont leave the mixture on the side and use it later. Things you’ll need :
30 Volume Creme Developer (creamy white one not the clear one)
Hair coloring brush (Helps to comb through and seperate hair)
Plastic or glass mixing bowl (no metal)
A shower cap Note: First make sure youve done a patch test 48hrs before bleaching your hair. You can do this by applying a small amount of the bleaching mixture behind your ear and leaving it there for a couple of hours. If your skin because red, itchy or flakey you might be having a reaction and it would not be wise to continue. If not then were ready to go. OKIE HERE WE GO 1, Give your hair a good brush to help loosen up and get rid of any leftover hair products and spray.
2, Put on a pair of gloves normally used when dying your hair then in a non metallic bowl pour in about 3oz of creme peroxide and 2 scoops of bleaching powder and mix together until you creat a creamy consistancy.
3, Now part your hair into sections and starting at the back paint the mixture on small sections at a time and remember to leave the top part (roots) till last as the heat from your head will make this part lighten more quicky and you dont wanna end up with lighter roots and darker hair.
(If you can try to avoid getting bleach directly onto your scalp as this may result in redness, itching and chemical burns.) After coating each section it might be best to wrap it in foil which you can buy from many hair and beauty suppliers.
4, Once you have covered your hair and done the roots cover your head with a plastic shower cap, this will keep in the heat and help the peroxide and bleach solution develop more quickly.
5, When you think your hair is light enough (try not to leave on then more then 1 hour max even if it has not yet reached that desired blonde as this will kill your hair.) remove the mixture using a PH Balenced shampoo, this will stop any other chemical reactions from the bleach and peroxide mixture from occuring on your hair and will help your hair regain its normal PH Level.
6, Make sure that all the bleaching product is washed out COMPLETELY!
7, If at this point your hair is not to the desired lightness, towel dry it and then apply a protein rich treatment conditioner to strenghen your hair. Leave this on for about 30 mins.
8, After the 30 mins rinse out, towel dry and apply a good conditioner.
9, Try to wait a week and then repeat the bleaching steps, it is highly unlikely unless you go to a pro that you can bleach your hair in one day unless you have pretty light hair to start with. After one or two more bleaching sessions your hair may reach a yellowish stage with no orange in it.
This shouldn’t take more than 3 bleaching in TOTAL even for the darkest hair. But if you just can’t get it right or suspect it will it is highly recommended that you go to a professional hairdresser. Always wait at least a week between hair treatments!
10, Once you have reached that off yellowish colour it is time to TONE! First wash your hair with a PH Balenced shampoo but DO NOT condition.
11. Toning – After the final bleaching wait 24 hours then Mix up the toner of your choice (ie ash blonde, silver blonde, platinum etc) with 30 volume creme peroxide developer (or read toner instructions) and apply to your hair. After about 40 mins wash out, condition and dry. Last tip: Now your hair is blonde you wanna keep it that way so invest in some silver shampoo. Everytime you wash your hair, after using your usual shampoo take a small amount of the silver shampoo (it will be mauve/lilac in colour) and lather it over for hair for about 30 secs max (no more then 30 seconds or your platinum hair might turn purple/blue) then rinse out. This will keep any yellow tones at bay. And thats it…Good luck! Bexy
The Romantically Challenged Hoody by Famous Stars and Straps is the perfect gift for any girlfriend this Valentines day. February isn’t known for it’s warmest of weather so why not wrap up your lover in this gorgeous punky hoody. Made up of over 80% cotton it’s snuggly and warm and guarenteed to keep those winter chills at bay. So it would be perfect to wear while strolling hand in hand on a moonlit beach or even when wandering through a park.
Treat her to something special. Show her you care.
And why not make it complete by collecting the whole set. There is also a t shirt and vest top for girls in the “Romantically challenged” range.
I must admit out of all my hoodies this is deffo one of my favs and thats something coming from a girl who owns so many clothes that opening her wardrobe has become a daily hazzard.
So I give this gorgeous hoody a thumbs up, so why dont you give it a go too 🙂
Dying your hair hair crazy colours?
Here’s some helpful and handy guidelines.
So you’ve been thinking of dying your hair ey?
Well here’s some of my top tips on getting the best results from your colour.
# Try not to wash or condition your hair just before dying as this can sometimes create a barrier between your hair and the dye. I find that if your hair is in need of a wash then it’s best to do it 48hrs before applying the dye.
# A lot of dyes will tell you to apply to damnp hair but I find you get far better results when applying over dry hair, as the hair will be more porus and therefore absorb the dye easier and quicker.
# Once you’ve applied the dye evenly over your hair leave the colour on for as long as possible. Many dyes suggest 45 mins to 1 hour but this all depends on your natural hair colour, condition of your hair and how well the dye takes to it. Many people find leaving it on for a couple of hours or overnight creates the best results, just try not to get it all over your pillow cases.
# Before you wash out all of the dye, check to make sure the colour has taken to your satisfactory by only washing out a strand. If the colour is the desired shade you’re ready to wash out the dye.
# Gently remove the dye with a ph balenced shampoo or one that is specially designed for coloured hair (like directions shampoo) and then rince it all out with cold/tepid water. By using cold water you will prevent most of the dye from running and help make the result more vibrant.
# Carefully towel dry your hair and before completely drying spray in a few squirts of leave in conditioner.
# Now finish drying, style to desired effect and your ready to go 🙂
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First off its good to keep your hands and nails in good condition, try using some nourishing moisturiser daily like cocoa butter or almond oil, theres no need to shell out for hella expensive “hand and nail products”.
Always make sure you clean out any dirt from under your fingernails and even though us girls love our nails long make sure you file them and buff them once a week, this reduces the chance of hang nails and breakage while shaping them into an oval shap makes them easier to manage.
Its fun to paint your nails depending on your mood, if your feeling flirtatious you can go for a pretty pink, or if your feeling rather sexy and dominant go for a deep shocking red, no matter what the colour freshly painted nails are always a treat that perk you right up.
1, Okie before you start make sure youve removed any left over polish from your last painting session, then scrub over them with warm soapy water.
2, Now you want to create a barrier between the natural oils of your nails and the selected varnish of your choice. For this you will need a clear base coat which you can buy in all good cosmetic stores. Apply it to each nail and wait for it to dry (If you’re rather impatient and cant bare to wait you can always use a nail polish dryer like “OPI Rapidry spray”)
3, Once dried take your nail varnish and give it a good shake as most of the colour settles to the bottom if its been standing too long. Apply to your nails in 3 simple strokes, one at each side of the nail and lastly one down the middle.
4, If your not too good at this you can use a Q-tip or for more acuracy an old lip liner brush dipped in nail polish remover to correct any mistakes/ wobbly lines or paint on the skin.
5, If the color isnt as vibrant as you’d like it you may want to repeat step 4.
6, Now its time for the finishing touches by added a glossy top coat which will protect the nails from chipping and also add some must have shine.
7, And your done, but before you head out to that party and show off your killer claws, gently rub in some light moisturing over your hands to rectify any polish remover that may have gone over your skin.
And your ready to go.
There are many other creative things you can do with your nails, for example leopard print. (see pic below) You can do this by creating the letters “C” and “O” over the nails in a slightly jagged fashion before applying the top coat.
You could also do hearts or a lady bug theme, the things you can do are endless.
Or add some glmaour by adding little diamonte’s or gems to your nails by uses an adhesive (eyelash glue works wonders)
So go on girls (or guys) and get those creative juices flowing and show em what you’ve got.
See ya soon
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It has a gorgeous white lace trim and mini bone buttons. It’s even got pom pom trim and screen printed cross bones.
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