Coral over at SLOmygosh, has inspired yet another blog/activity for me! I think I could officially be called a groupie! I'll have to think of a clever name for myself, like a Slomygosher... annnyway- she ordered amazing colored hair extentsions from Etsy (I ordered some too, and when I get them I'll do a post about those as well, please note that the shop is currently closed due to backlog, so when I receive my new extensions I'm sure she'll be up and running again....I should also add that I'm incredibly impatient and that's how this post came about), so I was inspired by that, but I was also inspired by this amazing BLUE Beehive. Since I feel that I'm beyond the crazy colored hair phase, I knew I wasn't going to actually color my whole hair- or my own hair for that matter! Enter, my "natural" colored human hair extensions that I used to use while growing my hair long. My hair is now the same length as the extensions so I don't use them anymore- they were just calling for a new life!!!
Here's their journey from just "meh" to "ooo la la, tres chic!"
|Here the are in their natural state. These blend seamlessly into my natural hair, but they were ready for a face lift! I laid them on a piece of household foil.|
|using some bleach with 40 volume developer, I completely saturated the extensions. You really want to work it in there. Use any old brand of bleach, who cares if you damage them?!|
|with one completed and deep conditioning off to the side I started the second one. So at left is what it looked like after I processed and rinsed the bleach.|
|The color brand I chose processes FAST so I started at the top since I knew I was going to ombre/color melt these pieces and it was okay if the top was darker than the bottom.|
|Dolly (my trusty dollhead) getting in on the action! She was kind enough to hold my pieces while I dried them and then backcombed them for the ombre part of the process.|
|Backcombed and ready for the application of bleach 40 vol. for the ombre affect.|
|bleach applied and processing. This honestly processed for about 3 minutes. I didn't want it to turn back blonde- I only wanted a lighter teal.|
|Dolly modeling the final color. I love the peacock effect of the ombre.|
|My pup decided to get in on the photo shoot! (and you can see the ombre in this one)|
|the finished product!!|