I did half pink and half black but in my "fringe" or bangs area I did a mixture of pink, orange and red.
Depending how I part my hair, the colors can look very different. I did still have some purple in my hair from last color I had so I have a nice ombre'd effect. I love it. I miss having Black hair as well. So I made a compromise. hahaha
When I went to Cosmoprof (a store for licensed cosmetologists) to pick up the black color (1A Paul Mitchell), The lady at the counter gave me some free samples! I got some dry shampoo, a sample of Biolage New Oil Shampoo and Conditioner and 2 packages of the New Paul Mitchell Synchro Lightener, which I have been DYING to try out!
To get this look, Here are the supplies I used. You may not have some of these supplies in your area or dont have access to a Cosmoprof, you can use whatever you have available to you.
What You Need:
*Color mixing whisk
*hair lightener of your choice ( I used Synchro Lift)
*10 Volume Developer (I used Paul Mitchell)
*your funky color of choice (I used 4 diff kinds)
*Pink Joico Semi Permanent Hair Color
*Orange Joico Semi Permanent Hair Color
*Red Paul Mitchell Semi Permanent Hair Color
*1A Blue Black Paul Mitchell Permanent Hair Color
Below I sketched out the color placement of this so if you want to know where to put what color, this is an easy guide for you!
I applied Synchro Lift first to my right side and applied ONLY TO THE NEW GROWTH. I worked from the bottom to the top sectioning in 1 inch sections, outlining the big section first. I saved the front and the shaved side for last because that doesnt take long to lighten.
REVIEW of Synchro Lift- their claims of having NO smell is absolutelu true. No harsh Chemical Smell! Nice creamy texture, it is slightly blue. It took one scoop and 60 mils of developer. I was barely done applying it to half my head and it had already started to lighten dramatically. No burning or anything or scalp irritation. So, I am def gonna buy a tub of this and use it on my clients and myself. :) It does lift alot of levels. It claims to lift up to 7 levels and I am a natural 2..so it lifted a nice 5 levels no problem.
Using 2 mirrors (one for the front and then the back) I started on the other half. I mixed 2 ounces of the 1A and 60 ounces of the 10 volume developer and mixed. Using the same technique, I outlined the section (being careful not to get the black mixed with the bleach) and worked from bottom up. I processed (waited) for 35 minutes. The Synchro timed just right and it was a nice blonde color.
Time to rinse! I rinsed the black side first so it wouldnt bleed on the blonde. Then rinsed the blonde out. I took the sample of the biolage shampoo and used that on my hair. I conditioned with Paul Mitchell Detangler.
Review of Biolage Shampoo and Conditioner: AMAZING!!!!! Left my hair super soft and helped repair my split ends!!!!
I blowdried the blonde part, separated the fringed and the part I am planning to color pink. I applied the PINK JOICO over the blonde, making sure the strands were fully saturated. For the fringe, I applied the pink first the blended the orange and then red for the rest. I clipped them in hair clips to keep them separated. I left this color on for about an hour. I also applied a lil heat for a few minutes with my blow dryer to set in the color.
I rinsed it out, used the rest of the Biolage Shampoo and then the conditioner. Blowdried and smoothed out my hair. This is the outcome!
I hope you stayed with me reading this tutorial! Next time, I'll make a video so it wont be that long!