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Just Ames 2 kids; 1 angel baby; Montego Bay, Jamaica 114793 posts
7th May '13
Quoting The Original Mayhem.:" I really like the contrast you have with it. "

Thanks! I knew I wanted highlights but I hate the maintenance of it (ahem, roots) so she did chunky peek a boo's throughout.

Just Ames 2 kids; 1 angel baby; Montego Bay, Jamaica 114793 posts
7th May '13
Quoting kthx.:" Okay.... I absolutely LOVE you hair. And I'm jealous that its so blonde :lol:"

Awe thanks! I've been growing it out now for IDK since like 2010 :? It's been a slow process but I'm finally at a place where I like it and want to do different stuff. Anyway, IDK what my stylist used but I can ask her if you want?

Ashley Jean ♥ 34 kids; Dry Ridge, Kentucky 12391 posts
7th May '13

When I got mine done a couple weeks ago, it was supposed to be blonde...but it didn't turn out that way.
This is before...and it actually looks lighter in this picture than what it really was.



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This is now...hopefully my next session gets it more blonde... :?
(Excuse my gross face...lol)
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kthx. TTC since Nov 2012; Cleves, Ohio 65262 posts
7th May '13
Quoting Just Ames:" Awe thanks! I've been growing it out now for IDK since like 2010 :? It's been a slow process but I'm ... [snip!] ... at a place where I like it and want to do different stuff. Anyway, IDK what my stylist used but I can ask her if you want?"


Please do! I just bought some blue bleach, 30 volume developer, and some protein packs. I'm gonna highlight it on my own since I know how :lol: But, I enjoy having my hair done... because I'm lazy :lol:

kthx. TTC since Nov 2012; Cleves, Ohio 65262 posts
7th May '13
Quoting Ashley Jean ♥:" When I got mine done a couple weeks ago, it was supposed to be blonde...but it didn't turn out that way. ... [snip!] ... than what it really was. This is now...hopefully my next session gets it more blonde... :? (Excuse my gross face...lol) "


That's what mine looks like when I don't leave it on long enough and/or don't use strong enough developer. Like the copper highlights lol. This was my first full highlight:



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And I felt like it was more blonde the first highlight, honestly. The second time... the highlights were like, yellow. She was more in a rush the second time, though :?



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Just Ames 2 kids; 1 angel baby; Montego Bay, Jamaica 114793 posts
7th May '13
Quoting kthx.:" Please do! I just bought some blue bleach, 30 volume developer, and some protein packs. I'm gonna highlight ... [snip!] ... packs. I'm gonna highlight it on my own since I know how :lol: But, I enjoy having my hair done... because I'm lazy :lol:"

OMG I could never do my own hair. Not even a solid color. I think it's cool you can! But I feel you. Plopping down in a chair is much easier :lol: I emailed my hairstylist to see what she used on my blonde. The dark part is Redken "Pecan" and I absolutely love the quality of this color. Makes my hair so vibrant and soft.

Just Ames 2 kids; 1 angel baby; Montego Bay, Jamaica 114793 posts
7th May '13
Quoting kthx.:" That's what mine looks like when I don't leave it on long enough and/or don't use strong enough developer. ... [snip!] ... highlight, honestly. The second time... the highlights were like, yellow. She was more in a rush the second time, though :? "

It is to me as well.

kthx. TTC since Nov 2012; Cleves, Ohio 65262 posts
7th May '13
Quoting Just Ames:" OMG I could never do my own hair. Not even a solid color. I think it's cool you can! But I feel you. ... [snip!] ... my blonde. The dark part is Redken "Pecan" and I absolutely love the quality of this color. Makes my hair so vibrant and soft."


I love it :D I think my stylist uses Paul Mitchel... and the color fades SO damn fast :(

kthx. TTC since Nov 2012; Cleves, Ohio 65262 posts
7th May '13
Quoting Just Ames:" It is to me as well."


She was kind of irritating me that day. She KNOWS full highlights take quite a bit of time. And she kept trying to get them to process faster (which clearly didn't happen, since it's yellow). I was not too pleased.

Just Ames 2 kids; 1 angel baby; Montego Bay, Jamaica 114793 posts
7th May '13
Quoting kthx.:" She was kind of irritating me that day. She KNOWS full highlights take quite a bit of time. And she ... [snip!] ... And she kept trying to get them to process faster (which clearly didn't happen, since it's yellow). I was not too pleased."

Err, yeah :? I would have been annoyed too.

MzDENISE 1 child; California 15182 posts
7th May '13
Quoting kthx.:" That's what mine looks like when I don't leave it on long enough and/or don't use strong enough developer. ... [snip!] ... highlight, honestly. The second time... the highlights were like, yellow. She was more in a rush the second time, though :? "


Is she using a toner in your hair?
That will get rid of any brassiness (yellow/orange) in your hair and it make the blonde look blonde.

kthx. TTC since Nov 2012; Cleves, Ohio 65262 posts
7th May '13
Quoting MzDENISE:" Is she using a toner in your hair? That will get rid of any brassiness (yellow/orange) in your hair and it make the blonde look blonde. "

Yep. She used toner both times.

MzDENISE 1 child; California 15182 posts
7th May '13
Quoting kthx.:" Yep. She used toner both times."


Do you know what color she used for the toner?
It still looks brassy to me in that 2nd photo a few posts above.




Maybe try going for an ash blonde instead of what she's doing now.

kthx. TTC since Nov 2012; Cleves, Ohio 65262 posts
7th May '13
Quoting MzDENISE:" Do you know what color she used for the toner? It still looks brassy to me in that 2nd photo a few posts above. Maybe try going for an ash blonde instead of what she's doing now. "


I have no idea lol. I assumed a violet based toner to cancel out the orange... but it's yellow now. :x

MzDENISE 1 child; California 15182 posts
7th May '13
Quoting kthx.:" I have no idea lol. I assumed a violet based toner to cancel out the orange... but it's yellow now. :x"


I think a blue violet would have been a good choice.
Maybe if you go over it with a toner again?



Idk, maybe one of the stylist moms will come in here.