Wednesday, 21 January 2015

Witchy Vibes






One of my favourite things about having blonde hair is that you can mess about with toners to achieve loads of different colours without committing to a long term change. After three months of dodging the hairdressers I finally had my roots done last week. For most of last year I kept getting my hair toned pink afterwards but when I saw Samantha's gorgeous silver locks on Instagram I knew it was time for a change. I've had my hair toned to a silvery white plenty of times before but this time I fancied going for a full on grey. I've seen so many people on Instagram & Tumblr with gunmetal grey hair recently but most of them are needlessly secretive about how they achieved their hair colour. My hairdresser simply used a L'Oreal Professionel Dialight toner in 9.11 Deep Ash Milkshake mixed with 6 vol. developer which gave me the exact colour I was looking for. I also had my hair cut into a long wavy bob to minimise the damage & camouflage the broken pieces.

This is the first time I've washed it since having it done & I'm really impressed with how the grey has stayed in my hair. Normally when I get it toned silver or pink it soon reverts to my regular ash blonde shade. These photos make it look quite light but the colour is a bit darker & more gunmetal in real life. I'm sure you get the gist anyway. I think I'll still have to use a purple shampoo with every wash to keep it looking like this though. I just used Touch Of Silver today which is a pretty weak toning shampoo so I think I'm gonna try the Joico Color Endure Violet Shampoo for a change. I'll let you know how I get on with it. I absolutely love how my hair looks right now! The colour is a bit odd but I actually really like it. It's different without being too crazy if you know what I mean. Plus if this is how my hair is gonna look when I'm an old woman then I'm totally fine with that!


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24 comments:

  1. Oh boy, I am so tempted to dye my hair blonde again after seeing these pictures! I adore the colour you've got now, it's absolutely gorgeous!

    Tessa at Bramble & Thorn

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    1. thanks tessa! to be honest i'm always tempted to dye my hair back to brown but then i remember how much i hate it haha! xx

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  2. You look lovely! I really fancy switching up my hair colour, but really don’t know what I fancy, I’m so indecisive!

    www.britishbeautyaddict.com

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    1. thank you emily :) you should go chat to a colour specialist as i'm sure they'll think of something amazing to do to your hair xx

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  3. Caroline, I LOVE this look! So chic and so you! xxx

    http://lilliemysel.blogspot.com

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    1. haha thanks! thought it was time to embrace my gothy side again xx

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  4. I want this exact colour!! xo.

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    1. you should do it! i love seeing more people with grey hair xx

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  5. Suits you!

    http://stylewithgracie.blogspot.co.uk/

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  6. This is such a cool look! It really suits you.

    nueyork.blogspot.com

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    1. thanks a lot, i definitely wanted something that was a bit edgier xx

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  7. I love silver hair, there is something so freaking cool about those who can pull it off!!

    Becoming Becca

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    1. thanks becca! that's the main reason i wanted it, everyone with silver hair just looks so cool haha xx

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  8. Love the hair colour! The winger liner and lipstick are perfect too :)

    -Jen

    www.vibrantbeautyblog.com

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    1. thanks a lot jen! glad you like my look ;) xx

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  9. love it, major AHS Coven vibes xxx

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    1. thank you! the lippy was a revlon matte balm in sultry. it's my new fave! xx

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  11. I adore this tone on you Caroline!! So perfect.

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    1. yay thanks michelle! i was undecided at first but now i think it's such a cool look xx

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  12. Hi Caroline, i have recently just bought that deep ash milkshake toner, and was wondering what grey hair dye you had used first before you had the toner on? I was looking at the crazy colour hair dye but the reviews seem quite mixed about the colour
    Thanks

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    1. when i've had it dyed silver in the hairdressers they previously used l'oreal luocolor p01 toner. inbetween washes i normally use bleach london silver shampoo or fudge violet toning shampoo. if you want an actual dye though i would highly recommend trying pravana silver. it's very pigmented but you can dilute it down to however you want the colour to be. i wouldn't go for crazy colour to be honest, they come out in about one wash so not worth the effort in my opinion xx

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