Toning at Home? 🙋🏼♀️
I have thin hair that is bleached blonde and fairly dry because of it. One issue I have is now maintaining the brass look of it now that I’ve been bleaching it myself during the pandemic. 💜This is the new Mixtape Violet Toning Drops by Amika. The goal of this one is to tone platinum + pale blondes (natural or enhanced) of all hair types. ✨How to use: This product comes with a dosage chart for recommended dosage for your hair color and type. They have multiple options for different hair colors too! 💜Products & Tools Needed: 1. Mixtape Drops by Amika 2. Supernova Blonde Violet Moisture and Shine Cream by Amika 3. A mixing bowl and mixing tool or just hands! 💕Step By Step💕 1. Screw off the lid and push the button to dispense product. 2. Look at dosage chart for your hair color and type. 3. Add recommended amount to a wash out product or oil-based leave in product. 4. Rinse if needed or leave in if leave in product 5. You are done! 💜To get the product out, you simply push the button and it comes out at the end. It reminds me of a certain candy packaging from my childhood for some reason. I use about 1-2 pumps with a leave-in product. It’s a thicker dark purple and I mix it together beforehand with just my hands and add it into my hair, focusing especially on areas that need help. Tips: ✨Start with the lowest dosage. The more drops you have, the more of a color deposit you’re getting. ✨In shampoos/conditioners/masks, leave-in for 1-3 minutes then rinse. In styling product, use at least 5g of your desired styling product per recommended pumps. Wash your hands after using. 💜I was really impressed after using this because I noticed big results in a problem area the next day. I’m going to keep using to see but the high pigment of the product and the ability to leave it in definitely packs a punch! #CheriePartner *pr gifted with no obligation to post here amika: - Mixtape Hair Color Drops
Aug. 16, 2020
Turn Up the Tone! 📼💙
I was super excited when Amika gifted me their new Mixtape Color Boosting Drops - I received mine in the shade Teal as I have medium-to-dark brown hair. I love Amika hair products for a lot of different reasons, but one of the top reasons being that they offer such innovative, quality products at a reasonable price point. These highly pigmented drops are formulated to boost color & vibrancy, regardless of hair type or texture. These color boosting drops are also suitable for those with natural or color treated hair. Amika offers two other shades - Violet for blondes & Gold for those who are looking to add warmth. Application is easy peasy - and that statement is coming from someone who can’t even do a braid properly, LOL! Inside the component box that this product comes in is a Dosage Chart that is extremely straightforward and easy to follow; it will suggest how many drops to use based on how much color / vibrancy you’re looking for. For example - I have relatively dark brown hair, and I wanted a more noticeable result, so I would use 7-8 drops. You can mix the drops with any cream or oil based product; and it can be either a leave in or rinse out product. In my experience - I have been mixing the drops with my Amika Vault Color-Lock Shampoo. I’ve also been using the Amika Fadeblock product, which is a pre-shampoo treatment to help seal and protect color from washing out. All in all, I think this is a great hair color toning product - perfect for anyone who is comfortable with DIY hair experiences. These color boosting drops are available now at Sephora for $25! amika: - Mixtape Hair Color Drops
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when I need to make my hair style last, this is my favorite duo! OUAI - Dry Shampoo Foam is unlike anything I’ve ever tried. the mousse satisfies the “wet” feeling you get from showering, but it dissipates quickly to leave clean, dry hair!! amika: - The Shield Anti-Humidity Spray this is awesome right before styling—it adds protection to heat, as well as helps maintain a frizz-free look all day!! tennessee summer approved! these steps are super easy, but really effective. the added volume of the dry shampoo makes your hair look freshly washed! anyone can do it!
OUAI-Dry Shampoo Foam
Toned Onto Color (part two)
Remember that long, thick virgin hair that I toned to a more ashy cool blonde? After that day, she was DYEING (lol) to get back in the chair and go brighter! This time I got a friend to help me recreate Guy Tang’s “Stardust” technique. In this technique, which I’ll link at the end, Guy splits the hair down the middle and carves out zig zag sections on each side, clipping them up until he reaches the bottom hairline. Once there he paints on his lightener, making sure to only hit one side of the of the “valley” created by the zig zag weave. Trust me when I say a visual of this is much easier to understand. Once we’d gotten through her entire head and let her process for roughly an hour (open air typically takes longer to process than foils) we brought her back to the shampoo bowl and toned her to a shiny cool blonde! Formulas: Lightener - 40g Stroke7 + 40g Big9 + 240g 40 volume Thicc Activator (MyDentity) Toner - 2oz 9V +0.5oz 9P + 0.5oz 9T + 3oz Processing Liquid (Shades EQ) Video: https://youtu.be/Zo-XaMiBw-s
BLEACH YOUR HAIR IN THE SUN!?☀️
Product: sun bum - Blonde Formula Hair Lightener $15 What is it? This is a hair mist that is formulated to lighten/brighten your hair when activated by sunlight. It is formulated with UV protection, pineapples, and coconuts. Why I bought the product? I bought this product as an alternative to using lemon juice in my hair in the summer as a lightener. How to use? To use, I just spray all over my hair. Impressions? My first impressions were that the product smells amazing- coconuts and pineapples🥥 🍍 The product did lighten my hair at first but with continued use it started to become brassy. This is most likely because I am a brunette with blonde highlights and this product is intended for blondes. Will I repurchase? Because it protects against the sun and smells so good, I will probably repurchase. Although it turns my hair brassy, a toner can always fix that. What sun-in products to you love using to lighten up your hair in the sun? ⬇️☀️
sun bum-Blonde Formula Hair Lightener
Momma Knows Best 😊
My mom is very forgiving. She knows I stay busy, and she’ll let her hair go WAY TOO LONG before she mentions needing a touch up. This particular instance, we’d gone three whole months without color, and the before picture is not what I ideally like to deal with. We always do a double process with her, alternating between hi- and low-lights. Formulas: Highlight - 45g BlondMe 9+ + 67.5g BlondMe 20 volume developer (Schwarzkopf) Lowlight 1: 30g 7N + 15g 7B + 15g 7NB + 9 Volume developer (Kenra Color) Lowlight 2: 25g Naked 8 + 25g 9 volume developer (Guy Tang MyDentity) Toner: 0.5oz 9,5-1 + 0.5oz 9,5-21 + 1oz 6 volume gel activator (Schwarzkopf Vibrance)
Sleek+Straight; Best Styles for Oval Face Shape
My face shape has always been a cross between oval & round; I have found that one of the most flattering styles for my shape is sleek and straight. Here’s the steps I take to achieve shiny, sleek, healthy looking hair that frames my face and helps to slim down the roundness👇🏻 My hair is naturally straight and is fine in texture. While my natural colour is blonde, it is also colour-treated (bleached) throughout. 1️⃣ I started with day-old, air-dried hair; first I sprayed in the eva·nyc - Mane Magic 10-in-1 Primer to protect my strands from the heat of my flat iron and prime it for styling. This spray is a very fine mist and works great to prep the hair for heat styling (my only con is that it’s very strongly perfume scented). 2️⃣ Next I ran my eva·nyc - Spectrum Far-Infrared Styling Iron through my hair, concentrating on the hair around my face to make sure it was evenly sleek and not frizzy. Personally, I only flat iron my hair from just above my ears down because I find if I flat iron the roots it leaves my hair too flat and without any volume. 3️⃣ Last, I misted on some of my KEVIN.MURPHY - Shimmer Me Blonde which is a shine-enhancing spray made for blondes, with violet-hued reflects to tone out brassiness (they have one for brunettes/redheads too!). I love this stuff, it feels nourishing but light and makes my hair shiny without being greasy. Honestly, it’s a super simple look but I always feel a little bit glam when I go for sleek + straight locks - it feels so timeless. Hope you enjoyed!!💁🏼♀️🤍
eva·nyc-Mane Magic 10-in-1 Primer
Jealous of the glowing hair in the ad? You can have it also!
As usual, I have an oily scalp but a little bit dry down the end of my hair, due to the frequently dyeing. My pursue is to delay the oil coming from the scalp and moist the end at the same time. Therefore, I would like to use oil control shampoo to clean hair and scalp, and use hair mask at the end. This operation has bettered the dryness of the end, but not enough since my hair have damaged seriously. My hair really did not improve until I met the Kerastase hair oil.KÉRASTASE - Elixir Ultime Oil Serum About Kerastase Kerastase is a professional salon brand that has a lot of great hair products. This brand is a French brand with over 50 year history. Once this brand came into the Chinese market, L'Oréal China claims the ownership and the franchise of this brand. The versatile beautifying oil is one of its star product. This brand focuses on damaged hair for very long time, and has released a lot of professional line for high-quality salon. Therefore, they have a lot of star customers, no matter in China or worldwide. About Versatile beautifying oil This oil contains Camellia and repairing argan oil. After applying it, the hair will have a appearance of luster immediately! Its texture is transparent oil, but not greasy at all! Its ductility and fluidity are pretty good, and it is absorbed immediately after being applied to the hair! Also, the smell is really good! People often ask me what perfume I wore, I just put on this hair oil but nothing! The reason is that Kerastase use the method of making perfume to design the smell of this oil, so this oil will have top-, middle-, and base-notes like the perfume. Not greasy at all! About the usage The official guide shows that this hair oil have 4 using methods. 1. Before shampooing. Apply 1~2 pumps to dry hands and rub it into dry hair and on scalp. Leave it on about 5 minutes. Why it need to be on hair before shampooing? One reason is to deeply clean the hair like the effect of facial cleansing oil, and the other reason is to give the scalp a simple massage, and the whole body would relaxed. Then go to wash your hair in your daily cleaning routine. 2. During shampooing. Add 3 pumps of this essential oil to the conditioner or hair mask. This step would allow the hair to fully and better absorb nutrients in the mask or conditioner. 3. After shampooing. Press 2 pumps and apply it evenly on hair before blowing the hair. Apply it carefully until it is absorbed, because this step can isolate the high temperature and protect the hair. After blowing wet hair, it is no longer frizzy. I will press an extra pump and apply it to the end of the hair, so that the hair will be very moist and shiny. 4. Apply it anytime, anywhere. You can carry it around or put in the office or car. It’s really convenient, and you can do it any time you want to shine. This picture is not very obvious, but I can feel that my hair become smoother after applying it. I Believe that if I keep using this treatment, my hair will improve a lot!
KÉRASTASE-Elixir Ultime Oil Serum
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