Hair: Hair Colouring – I’ve Dyed My Hair?

I know I only posted a new addition to my blog yesterday, but this blog post simply couldn’t wait!

Yesterday was an exciting day because I’ve been meaning to book in for a hair colouring appointment at my favourite salon for ages, but with work always getting in the way I’ve not had a chance.

So, what better way than spending my week off by treating myself to a new hair colour?

Ever since my hairdresser Charlene first had her consultation with me about dying my hair for the first time, she asked me if I was definitely sure about dying it and like I said in my previous blog post about how I take care of my coloured hair, she said that once I dye it, I’ll be back all the timeand how she was right!

The Sugarplum Hairsalon is where my love for Redken started, as Charlene gave me a few samples of the different shampoos and conditioners and I bought the Redken Wax Blast 10 High Impact Finishing Spray-Wax after Charlene used it on my hair and I’ve bought the wax sprays since, because it is a non-sticky formula and gives my hair so much volume.

I decided to go for a balayage ombré again, which I was aiming for an ash blonde colour like the one in the top left corner of the picture below, but I know I’ll probably have to go for a few more colouring treatments before I achieve such a blonde colour with my hair being naturally a black colour. Asian hair hey?

As my hairdresser would say…

“Rome wasn’t built in a day!”

So, building up a very light blonde colour in my hair normally takes two or three trips to the salon to get my hair to the colour I want to achieve.

Here’s a look at my hair before the trip to the salon:

Charlene applied a bleaching agent to ‘lift’ my hair and make it go several shades lighter as I have dark hair. The process took just over an hour before Charlene was happy to take the foils out.

Whilst waiting I was reading some magazines and having my lovely tea! This addition of ELLE was really good and gave me plenty of new handbag inspiration, so definitely worth a read!

Charlene then applied a toner to my hair, which takes out the brassy tone caused by lifting my hair and this helps to alter the colour of the hair without lifting or darkening the colour achieved by lifting. The toner was left on for just under half an hour.

And, this is what my hair looks like after my trip to the salon:

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I decided to post this hair post today instead of yesterday because I wanted to add some pictures in of what my hair looks like when it is straight and what it looks like when I curl it after.


Hair when straight


Hair when curled

The pictures don’t do the colour justice until you see it in person!

To read up on a previous blog post on all the different colours I’ve dyed my hair, how I take care of my hair after dying it and how I style my hair, I have linked the posts below:

Haircare: How to save & maintain your hair after dying it

Haircare: Redken – Is it worth the price you pay for salon professional haircare?

Haircare: Hairstyling – How Do I Style My Hair? BaByliss Vs. GHDs?

I’d just like to say a massive thank you to Sugarplum Hairsalon for always doing an amazing job of my hair and for always being so accommodating whenever I come in and if you live in my local area I’d definitely check the salon out!

I hope you enjoyed today’s post on an update on my new hair! Don’t forget to like the post if you enjoyed it, leave a comment with any questions and follow the blog to receive future posts!


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  • Reply Elizabeth Seal March 5, 2017 at 4:33 pm

    Your hair looks so beautiful Jenny! I love it curled ahhh, one day when I have saved up my pennies I will go for some highlights 😀 your hairdresser sounds amazing! xx

    elizabeth ♡

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