Click down below for a review on the dye and the Before & After pictures!
|Before with Flash|
Well I know everyone dyes their hair differently. While some use mixing bowls. I buy a plastic bottle with the measures printed on the bottle, mix in it then use the applicator top with it to apply it to my hair. I find that when I use a mixing bowl it causes more mess for me because my hair is long. Also I just think it’s because I’m messy.
|before without Flash|
I used Ion’s Demi permanent creme hair color in 6RV-6.5 Light Burgundy Blonde. This is a little brighter then I usually do because I found (At least at my Sally’s) that there wasn’t a great selection of red dyes. I usually do a Dark Intense Red.
I personally like using the same brand developer as the dye I’m using – so I used Ion’s sensitive Scalp a level 10. Since I did buy the developer in October I couldn’t say know to buying the Susan G. Komen for the Cure pink bottle.
So this is what I do personally when I dye my hair. Theses are the measures that work for me, and might not work for you. I put equal parts of the dye and developer, which is 2oz each in the mixing bottle. I shake it up, then apply it to my roots first. After I apply it to my roots then I just start squeezing they dye into my hands and rubbing it in like shampoo.
I leave the dye in for 20mins then use a blow dryer on my hair with the dye in it for 5mins. Usually less. Then I wash it out. I then use Ion’s Color Brilliance after color treatment. Leave that in for 5mins then wash out. Then I use Ion after color mask and leave that in for 10mins then blast it with my hair dryer for a few minutes.
After everything is washed out I let my hair air dry. After I dye my hair I try to not wash it for 2 full days. I want my natural oils to soak into my hair. So that usually means it’s two hat days for me.
|After without Flash|
So here’s what I think about the products used. If you can’t already tell I’m a HUGE fan of Ion products. For starters they smell pretty good usually. I never had a problem with any of the products I’ve used by them before so if it’s not broke why fix it.
Ion’s Sensitive Scalp Developer: I’ve used levels 10, 30, and 45 before on my hair before. When I used to use box dye my scalp used to itch, but now when I use Ion’s developer it doesn’t bother my scalp at all. No itching or tingling.
|After with Flash|
Ion Demi Permanent creme dye: It didn’t have as strong chemical smell as other dyes I’ve used before which is nice. What I didn’t like is the last two times I washed my hair the run off water and soap was pink tinted. I’m not sure if this means my hair will fade really fast or what, but I’m not happy about that. Even in my brighter red hair dyes when I use permanent dye my hair never bled pink before.
Ion after color treatment: Works great, and smells AMAZING! I honest to god notice a difference in how long my color lasts after I use this.
Ion after color hair mask: I’ve only used this twice so far, but it smells good and really moisturizes my hair. I like it.
VERDICT: This all will cost you $15 from Sally’s but the developer is about $3, and if you get the 8fl oz bottle it will last you at least two hair dyes (It last me four hair dyes) The After color treatment costs around $6 and I’ve had it for over three months now, and use it once a week to keep my color locked in. $8 for the Ion after color hair mask, it’s a medium size tube, that will last you awhile. The dye is the only thing you have to buy every time but depending on sales they dye could be anywhere from $2 to $6.
Dying your hair yourself will definitely fit into a college student’s budget.!
In a nutshell what I am saying is that you can spend around $15 to buy the supplies and either have you dye your hair yourself or get a friend to dye it. OR go to a salon and get it done for no less $25, then you have to tip your hair dresser as well. But if you have to bleach your hair or lighten more then one shade, I’d say it’s worth going to the salon so you don’t ruin your hair.
I hope this helps you in you hair dying adventures. If you have any questions I’d be happy to answer you but remember I’m not a professional so if you don’t think my advice will work for you then don’t try it.
|After I dyed my hair without Flash|