Directions hair dye

I colour my hair.

Yup…that red patch on the side of my head – FAKE. I know right, it looks so natural that you can’t tell that it’s fake but it is.

 

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You see, that side of my hair is grey. Prematurely grey. Frizzy and uncool grey. Not the cool super hero kinda grey, if only it was then I would totally embrace my grey streak of wonder but alas it’s patchy and mottled and not cool enough for me to wear sans hair dye.

So, I have visits to my hairdresser to rectify this small issue and what was initially 3 patches of coloured hair (each side and the back) on my head has progressed to 1 patch of coloured hair that extends to the hairline. I love my hair like this. It’s different and it has taken me 4yrs to get to a stage where I am genuinely happy with the way it looks.

Between visits to the hairdresser I wash my hair (as you do!!), about twice a week and of course that red patch fades fast. It goes to a washed out pink colour and although I don’t mind it, around the hairline there are the very obvious grey regrowth popping out all over the place.

To temporarily cover the fade I have been using Paintbox in Cherry Red. It comes in a tube and is easy to apply to my hair – wait 15-20mins and wash it out…All ready. However, it doesn’t have that vibrancy that I was wanting and it lasts 1 maybe two washes before I have to reapply. It’s a cheap short term fix that has suited me well in the past.

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I was going to try Manic Panic but reading a Facebook rockabilly buy/sell page a person asked a question about hair colour and suddenly there were heaps of responses and quite a few people mentioned Directions hair dye. So I figured I would skip Manic Panic and buy Directions and see how it is.

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I bought Poppy Red and wow, it’s red. I love the colour. I don’t have a proper hair colouring brush so HA I used one of the kids paint brushes and it worked out great. The colour comes in a little pot and isn’t drippy. I painted it on, made sure the greys were covered and covered and covered. Waiting 15mins (stalking ebay) and washed it out.

Before – faded & sad, sorry about the crappy pics but it was hard to show how faded it was with the bright bathroom lights overhead. You can see the ends don’t look so ‘red’.

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After – Well…it’s supposed to look different..the next shot maybe.

 

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AFTER…Taa daaa much better shot of the side of my head. The colour looks great in natural sunlight.

 

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All done and the colour is brilliant. It’s bright and vibrant and I will see how many washes I can get before it starts fading. Fingers crossed I get at least 2 washes.

Cheers

Alex

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