Saturday, September 4, 2010
I think I finally found the shade I like for going back to red hair! I first tried a Garnier Nutrisse color- some sort of dark auburn or something. The color was too metallic for my taste and quickly became a weird kind of purple in the sunlight. The worst was that the color never fully came out of my hair. When I first colored it, I rinsed for a solid 20 minutes and it wouldn't come totally clear. Very close... but not quite. Every time I used a white towel at the gym- which would be 4-5 times a week- I would leave all kinds of pinkish orange marks all over. Thankfully, they washed out completely. But given that the color didn't last much beyond 2 weeks and that color bleed situation, I knew I wouldn't use it again. Next, I went back to L'Oreal Excellence Creme. Which rinsed fine and had staying power in terms of not coming off on my towel. The color was better than before but not my fave. However, the color didn't hold on my gray-brown roots. Not good! This time, I went with the classic Clairol Nice 'N Easy. I'll know better in a few weeks what I think. So far, I looooove the color. It rinsed well. In a couple of weeks, I'll know if it has staying power for my gray and dark brown roots. Hopefully, we have a winner! And of course, new hair color means a goofy photo shoot!