Raise your hand if you’re a suicide blonde…or redhead…or brunette…or any other notfoundnaturallyonyourhead colour. For
over 20 years since the 80’s longer than video tapes have been extinct an undisclosed amount of time my hair colour has changed at least 3 times a year – usually from blonde to red to auburn and eventually back to blonde.
Anyone who has ever attempted to go from dyed dark hair to bombshell blonde has experienced the dreaded orange *with yellow accents* clown hair. I have had RonaldMcDonaldHead more times than I care to admit but a few years ago I came up with a plan that takes my dark hair to honey blonde without suffering with elastic ends or straw dryness!
And so I present my hair journey for the past 2 days: Suicide Blonde: DIY Blonding at Home:
With a few products & a bit of patience you too can be a gorgeous suicide blonde in a mere 48 hours!
First: ensure that your hair is in good condition…the next step is a lovely lock murderer if your hair is already dry, damaged & break-y (my hair bio: I have crazy thick, shoulder length hair that is treated to fancy hair conditioning masks at least twice a week to keep the dries away – it had been coloured Glowing Copper & highlighted for 8 months then covered with Mahogony Brown for the past 3 months – actually much darker than shown in the pic. )
Grab a box or 2 of awesomely gentle Schwarzkopf hair bleach (1 box is never enough to cover all of my hair) *cost: €5.90
apply to your hair from ends to roots (you will instantly see & smell it working). Pile your reeking hair on top of your head…
…cover with a stylish shower cap & wait for 30 minutes – you may go cross-eyed from the stench.
Jump in the shower, rinse and condition the crap out of your hair.
Apply your fave leave-in treatment(s) & get a good nights sleep.
wake up with a rat’s nest of orange & yellow hair (the reality was so much worse that the pic!)
Time to de-clown…the safest solution for my hair has always been to ash it up with a double dose of Viking! *The science bit: Ash colour contains violet and thus cancels out the orange* I lurv loreal colours…they’re lovely to apply & come with a huge tube of treatment conditioner & gloves that actually fit lady hands! *cost: €12.50
**Please…seriously puhleeez… for the love of all that is attractive & stylish in the world…dye your freaking eyebrows as well! There is nothing more unattractive than dark eyebrows with blonde hair – actually, there are loads more unattractive things but for now just trust me…and ash your brows!
Buxom blonde bombshell? Why absolutely my dear!
quick tip: invest another €2.25 and get yourself some violet shampoo – marketed for grey & blonde hair – use it once a week to keep brassiness away.
The total cost: 48 hours + 2 boxes of bleach + 2 boxes of colour + 1 bottle of shampoo = a mere €20.65
Definitely worth it!
*You may still have some bits of light orange throughout your locks but fear not it will fade soon enough. Any remaining orange will vanish when you dye your roots in another 2 – 4 weeks.
*Remember: blonde hair is a tad high maintenance…ya gotta do those roots & depending on how fast your hair grows you may be having a little bathroom beauty party twice a month!
Update: Luscious lipped Candice from the comments followed my suicide blonde formula & is now the captivating owner of heavenly Helsinki blonde locks:
This one’s for you chicka…