- 2 mixing bowls (1 for bleach and the other the Vampire Red)
- 1 empty hair color bottle 8 oz size.
- 20 and 30 volume developer
- 2 packets of Loreal Quick Blue bleach (can be used on the scalp)
- 2 Manic Panic Vampire Red hair color
- 2 bottles of ION hair color in Light Burgundy Blonde
- 2 hair color brushes (1 for bleach and another for color)
- 4 hair clips
1 comb for sectioning
This is what happened!! i was in love! kinda like Will Ferrel in "Elf"...."im in love, im in love and i dont care who knows it!" i was so excited with the out come,but sometimes i would look too dark and others kinda brown-ish. So thats when i decided i was going to color my hair a burgundy color first THEN put it in the Vampire Red.
Oh, i wanted to show you guys my sad ends. Since the Vampire Red only deposits color (it basically with time "stains" the hair cuticle) it covered all that terrible-ness.
So to start the process i cant remember how long it took my exactly, i would say about 2 hrs. I sectioned of my hair... i have black hair on the bottom and lil triangular sections by each of my ears, i sectioned those out and tyed them up in lil ponytails to keep them out of the way. After that i sectioned the top of my hair in to the basic 4 sections (T parting) Clips! are important! and GLOVES! I mixed one packet and a half of the Loreal bleach and i just eyeballed the 30 vol. developer. I add developer and stir and so on, i like my bleach mix to be like syrup...not too runny but not to thick. Its just me i feel like if its too thick there isnt enough developer so it wont lift properly. I used 30 vol since my roots are virgin hair it will lift really fast but my hair is also really dark so i went with 30 vol.
I only applied it to my roots but there was another line of demarcation so i took out a lil further. In this case the line of demarcation is where one hair color ended and another started. I left the bleach on for about 20-25 min.
Rinsed out and dry, this is what it looked like. SO CUTE! i kinda felt like leaving it like that. LOL im seriously kidding! I sectioned my hair off in 4 again.
I mixed both bottles of the ION Light Burgundy Blonde hair color, i hate being in the midle of coloring my hair and have to mix up more color so "better safe than sorry" So i poured in the 2 bottles of color up to the 4 oz line and then poured the 20 vol. developer up to the 8 oz line. I chose to use 20 vol. because my ends are already so damaged and my hair was already really light so i needed deposit not lift. A 20 vol will lift your hair up 2 levels THEN deposit color, a 30 vol will lift your hair 3 levels THEN deposit hair color and so on and so forth.
Another rinse and dry and this is what it looked it like! Looking back.... i maybe would have gotten the DARK burgundy blonde, but thats alright i liked the outcome either way.
**i didnt take pics of my Manic Panic steps but i sectioned my hair in 4 again, poured about 1 whole jar of manic panic in a bowl and applied it by tiny sections just like i did the bleach. left it on for about an hour with a bag on my head and i heated it up a lil with the hair dryer**