Friday, May 21, 2010

Dyed my Hair with Clairol Natural Instincts Brass Free Brunettes!

Natalie Friday, May 21, 2010
Hey Everyone! I thought I was going to get this post out earlier, but I didn't get a chance to. I dyed my hair about one week ago. I was basically just getting tired of my hair color. My natural hair color is a medium/dark brown that pulls towards brassy tones very easily. If ever dye my hair a different shade of brown, it will always fade to the exact same color. A caramel/light to medium brown with auburn-ish tones. Although, it is a pretty color, I'm not sure if its the most flattering color for my skin tone. I think when I'm tanned, a little deeper brown compliments me better. I was a little stumped what dye to purchase.. I decided that I would like to go with a semi-permanent dye (ammonia free) rather than a permanent dye so I will lessen the damage, and just to not completely change my hair color, but darken/deepen it a bit.

I ended up purchasing Clairol Natural Instincts Brass Free Brunettes in 5C Medium Brown. It claims to "counteract unwanted red or orange tones in your blonde or brunette hair color. Use it once a month and Brass Free will give you all the color without the brass." And, it says it will last through 28 shampoos. I thought that it sounds great since I don't want a drastic change. I just want to remove the auburn tone in my hair from past highlights.

What I really like about this is, you only need to put it in your hair for 10 minutes. I first sectioned off my hair. I took about 1/3 of my hair, from around the middle of my ears across I tied it in a tight ponytail and swirled it around into a clip. That section of my hair I did not want to dye. The reason I didn't want to dye it is because I wanted my lighter hair to show through a little bit. I thought it would add a nice little pop of color through the bottom of my hair. I then, very quickly started to apply the mixture to my hair starting at the roots on the top of my head (where my part is) and bringing the mixture down to my ends. I worked very quickly at applying it everywhere. I rubbed very lightly on my scalp (do not massage into your scalp) and I massaged my hair for about a minute to make sure the hair was coated very well. This dye is harder to get off your skin than the regular 40 minute hair colors, so once it hits your skin, be sure to rinse it off right away or you will be scrubbing for a long time. :) I waited about 12 minutes. Yes, I took 2 extra minutes because I wanted to make sure my hair color wasn't going to be too light still. Then, I showered. It says on the box "for the best results, wait 24 hours before shampooing". Considering I took 2 extra minutes, I shampooed. My hair felt pretty dry. Then, I applied the conditioner that was included and my hair was like silk. It was probably the best boxed dye conditioner I ever used. I actually shampooed over the conditioner once more because I don't use conditioner because it takes double time for my hair to dry. My hair felt slightly dry again, so I ended up putting a little more conditioner on my ends only.
viola!




I really like the color. It's very rich and shiny. I do believe I will be using this dye again in about a month. :)

18 comments :

  1. It looks AMAZING, your hair looks so healthy !
    Chloe.

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  2. wheres that hoodie from, i love it!

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  3. Oh, I love the color on you!!!! I haven't dyed my hair in years, I will be using LUSH's Henna to make my hair a dark brown, problem is you have to sit around for hours for it to set. Great thing is it's very healthy for your hair and actually improves it (not my words...LUSH associates). Great idea in using ammonia free!! Much better than what I did in High School, I only used Hydrogen Peroxide, lol.

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  4. u look so pretty!! i love how u styled ur hair!

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  5. You're STUNNING! I've always adored your hair! I'm curious as to what earrings you have on!? Would love to know what they look like in full view and where ya got them! Thanks doll and I hope all is going well for you :) Thanks for the post on Aldo too, I will have to pick me one up when I get extra $! ♥ best wishes*

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  6. Love it! Very pretty color! Suits you.

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  7. its so cute!how do you curly your hair like that can you do a tutorial on your recent picture here?

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  8. LOL Your hair sounds JUST like mine! Medium/dark brown but whatever shade of brown I dye it, it always turns to the same kind of caramel/golden shade. I happen to really like the shade on me and get lots of compliments (probably because I am not tanned.. yet!) but it just doesn't matter WHAT dye I use! Hahah weird, thought I was the only one!! Your hair looks completely GORGEOUS by the way!

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  9. Umm actually it lasted longer than a month and I always shampoo twice.

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  10. sooo i tried to lighten my hair and now it is orange do you think brass free brunettes will be able to cover it?

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  11. Where did you get the jacket from? i'm lovin it!

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  12. I used a medium brown hair color, don't remember the number, but it is much too dark. do you think its o.k to color with a lighter color it will help, and how soon do you think its o.k to do this.? Thanks for any help.

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  13. So I have a dirty blonde hair color and I really want to change things up and make a new look for the summer school is out and I want to just take a different look one I haven't ever tired I'm nervous though. So like I said my hair is a dirty blonde and I bought the clairol 12A light carmel brown and it is ammonia- free and takes about 10 minutes as well I would love to have that type of hair color you have but my original color is alot lighter do you think this would turn out to be a color similiar to the one you used? I'm planning ou doing this today :D

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  14. DID YOU HAD BLACK HAIR BEFORE USING THIS HAIR DYE? WOULD IT WORK ON DARK BROWN HAIR? PLEASE RESPOND. I WANT TO DYE MY HAIR BUT IM AFRAID ILL END UP WITH EVEN DARKER HAIR THAN I HAVE, SINCE I HAVE DARK BROWN HAIR AND I WANT MINE TO BE LIKE UR HAIR COLOR, I LOVEEE IT !

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