Tuesday, 16 November 2010

New Hair!





Cardigan - Urban Outfitters
Ring - Topshop

I finally got my hair did! Yesterday I went to Cutting Room Creative in Leeds City Centre and after 7 long hours my hair was finally transformed from brown to blonde. I asked for a blue/silver tint to my newly white locks which I think adds an interesting dimension to it. Not too sure about the fringe, I think I prefer fuller ones but I can always get that done another time. I am very happy with the colour though. If you need a good colourist I would highly recommend you visit CRC.

My hair needed 3 bleachings and two applications of toner to get it like this so a fair bit needed to be cut off. My old salon used to just apply it once and then sit me under a heat lamp but they needed to cut my hair shorter so perhaps multiple applications are the way forward. It cost me £120 in total which is pretty decent plus I got 25% off as it was my first visit. I think something that helped to save more of my hair was this wonder hair treatment I used. I purchased this from Tesco for the grand total of... £1.50! I'd heard that coconut oil was a good hair treatment from the girl behind one of my favourite tumblrs so I figured I would give it a go. I found it in Tesco's world foods aisle where I also picked up some Sarsaparilla (I love this drink so much, it reminds me of when I was younger and we used to go to Woolwich market at the weekend). If you rub it all over your hair (the coconut oil that is, not Sarsaparilla!), sleep with it on and wash it off in the morning, you're left with the most amazingly soft hair. You can also use it as a kind of wax/serum. Its totally natural and so good for your hair. Give it a go!

After my appointment I popped into Urban Outfitters and got this cardigan. It is so warmy, I think I'm in love!

25 comments:

  1. yes, yes, you were right. this kind of blonde suits you super well! :P pretty!

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  2. Your hair looks lovely! You suit being a blonde :) I had no idea you could get pure coconut oil from tesco, I always look for it in Morrisons baking section to no avail. It's really popular for afro hair; there was a man with dreads who used to get the same bus as me to town who would always smell of coconuts because of his hair haha.

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  3. your hair looks awesome! 7 hours...damn ;)

    can't wait to try to coconut oil..my hair is so damaged haha. thanks for the tip!

    x
    dottie
    http://lovedottie.blogspot.com

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  4. It looks lovely! So much dedication :)

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  5. Ahhh thank you so much for pointing this out!

    They used to sell it in Superdrug hair section for 99p but discontinued it, and haven't been able to find it ever since! It does work a wonder on damaged hair. Fab :)

    Mozzypop Jewels blog!

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  6. SEVEN HOURS?! what did you do in that time? i'd try and speak to every person in the place until they were sick of me. I live in Leeds too, I really need to get my hairs did too so maybe i will try this place.
    Your hair really does look lovely though, I think I prefer blonde to brown. The tint is amazing too, I can't stand yellow hair! VOM!
    Thanks for the heads up on the coconut oil, will definitely be checking this out.
    http://lovedottie.blogspot.com

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  7. ahh wow your so brave to go from brown to blonde like that. my hair colour is about the same as yours was before you went blonde, and im thinking about going to the hairdressers to get it bleached but just to a warm blondish colour.. so scared about damaging my hair and it not suiting me though. :(

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  8. Your hair looks amazing! as it should after a 7 hour wait, haha. are you happy to be back to blonde? :)
    Coconut oil is a good tip, 1.50 you say? I will try it sometime!

    Kyrie x

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  9. Oh you so suit it!! :) Need to try the Oil for mine :) x

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  10. thanks for the coconut oil tip - i need anything to help my blonde locks stay soft xxx

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  11. you definitely suit being a blonde! i'm going to have to see if coconut oil can save my dying hair now :) oh and major cardigan envy! x

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  12. loving your new colour !!! It really suits your skin tone. Yes Coconut oil is amazing I use to use it when I was younger (I should start again really) my friend give me this oil to use which is great but I can't remember the name (I suck) anyway love the hair xxx

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  13. Awesome color, looks great on you :)
    I dont think it would look so good on me lol!
    nice blog, now following you, care to follow me back XOXO

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  14. Loving the colour!
    & stunning blog, I can't wait for more of your posts :)

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  15. OMG love your new hair! You are a Real Blonde and I mean it in the best way!!!!!!!
    xxx

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  16. 7 hours! oh my. I think the longest I've sat in a hairdressers was 3 hours and even that was too long for me. Props to you for being patient haha.

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  17. You look absolutely lovely, especially in your profile picture - worth every penny :)

    R x

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  18. Hello! Just started following you! And on twitter too :)

    The blonde really suits you, I miss platinum blonde life myself so relish it while you have it! :P

    Hope youre having a lovely weekend :) x

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  19. Love the new hair :) I am a new follower and I have to say that you have a lovely blog. xoxo

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  20. your hair is amazing! when i dyed mine red from platinum (and hated it) most salons refused to dye it back to platinum because they said it would just fall out. anyway in the end i got it done & it didn't fall out but it cost a fortune & took multiple visits! I wish I'd gone to the salon you went to now.

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  21. You look stunning with the new blonde hair - it really suits you - I wish I could pull it off. Also, thank you for visiting my blog and following me. I'm now following you too :) x

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  22. P.S Sorry I forgot to ask this before. I might be being really thick but where can you buy coconut oil from? x

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  23. @Helen - thanks for following :) i got the coconut oil from tesco in the world food section but i think you can get it in quite a few supermarkets. its used a cooking ingredient in many different cuisines.

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  24. This looks great! I think I like your hair best blond and I might have to try out that coconut stuff, I love natural products.

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