So I used the Decolour Stripper* and the Cool Ash Colour Restore* to apply when I had used the stripper to tone it down.
What the strippers does it remove atrificial and natural hair pigments, leaving you with a lightened shade without bleaching and damaging your hair. This product was so simple to use, it didn't smell bad atall and it is a thick cream so didn't drip or make a mess atall. I applied this is stages to freshly washed, clarified hair.
So I separated my hair into bunches either side and first applied the product onto my ends, left it for ten minutes, applied it a little further up, left it again and so on until I had the desired effect. I was nervous so I didn't go too far up, I wanted a subtle effect to start out. I saw it lighten quite quickly, to an orangey copper toned shade, and it seemed to be blending well too. (I was so worried I wouldn't get a good gradient.)
So an hour or so later after rinsing the product off I used the Ash Colour Restore product. My hair was kind of orange, but definitely a little lighter. The restore is a purple toned conditioner product that you apply and leave for twenty minutes or so. It creates neutral tones and takes out brassy tones. It smells good, felt thick and luxurious and left my hair in lovely condition.
I rinsed again, dried and straightened my hair, and here are the results which I am sure you all want to see...
|Netural Light -- With Flash|
But I'm not sure I want to tone it down more!
It looks much more dramatic in flash photos than it really is, as you can see from the natural light picture. It's like my natural shade blends nicely into an auburn shade.. it's definitely grown on me the past few days - I was unsure to start with but my other half said it looks impressive and others have too. I like how it's not a major change to blonde -- I may or may not be tempted to go lighter in the future. For now though, I love my new ombre, it's different and is just wanted I needed to make my hair interesting again.
Another thing I loved was that the condition of my hair was no different to before I used the stripper. It is so gentle and my ends do not feel damaed atall. I cannot reccommend the Scott Cornwall range enough if you are looking to make a colour change to your hair. Check it out here.
Well done if you got to the end of this, it was a bit of a mammoth post!
What do you think of my results?