Spooky Halloween Hair.

Fashion., Hair Dye Reviews

ello lovelies! So today I thought I would share with you my very exiting tutorial for spooky hair for the spooky halloween season!

So people feel like green hair is a very hard colour to pull off, but it’s honestly not!

I used Green Emerald by Colour freedom and it gave me such a dimensional look. For the darker blonde bits of my hair, a foresty green. For the lighter bits of my hair a vibrant grass green.

If you want to see how I created this look then please watch my tutorial below!

 

 

Remember to check out my instagram for all pictures of spooky halloween looks or hair dye experiments! @rachaeldilly

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COLOUR FREEDOM MYSTIC PURPLE

Hair Dye Reviews

I’ll admit it, I can’t stop dying my hair purple. It’s my feel-good colour and I feel so cool with it, especially when I can rock my purple eyebrows.

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When creating the purple hair colour of awesomeness I use Colour Freedom Mystic Purple. This is my go-to hair dye for purple hair for many reasons; brightness, longevity, shade.

 

It’s normally £6.99 at Superdrug, but sometimes they have sales on which is even better.

So go buy yourself some. Taste the ribena, BE the ribena.

Panic At The Disco – Emperors New Clothes Makeup Look

Makeup Reviews

So today I am going to be talking about the look I re-created which is the Devil off the Emperors New Clothes music video from the amazing band Panic At The Disco.

If you want to see the original music video then click the link here.

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The items I used to create this look include –

  1. Snazaroo Classic Light Grey
  2. Snazaroo Black
  3. Kryolan Wheel
  4. Yellow Lenses from CrazyLenses
  5. Liquid Latex
  6. Hot Glue Gun (for the skin raises)
  7. Foam, Cocktail Sticks, Tin Foil, Masking Tape (For Horns).

The video of me applying this makeup is linked – My Video

DSC_0199.jpgFor more pictures on this look then please go over to my cosplay page and like it!

http://www.facebook.com/dillcosplays

 

Thanks for reading!

 

Mermaid Hair with Colour Freedom!

Hair Dye Reviews

Hello everyone! Today I will be discussing how I achieved this GORGEOUS blue colour melt ombre look by using the Truely Blue by Colour Freedom.

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So if you want to learn how to re-create this gorgeous mermaid hair then keep on reading!

So the first vital step to achieving this look is to have a good base to put the colours on. The blonder the better, but when doing this process please make sure NOT to over bleach/colour remove your hair. As much as bright colours are gorgeous, no one wants a damaged mane of hair. I did this look on a wig, but it is as easy on your own head, I’d say easier on your own hair as your not trying to balance a polystyrene head on a camera tripod when dying the hair!

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This is the base colour I had to work with then putting the blue on. If you want to see the video of how I turned it from a yellow to a cool blonde check out the link.

So starting with this blank canvas of blonde hair is the first step. the second step is mixing the colours. Now as stated earlier, I used the Truely Blue by Colour Freedom and I mixed the colour up with conditioner in different ratio’s. For the lighter blue, I’d say 4-5 parts conditioner 1 part dye. And for the roots I used 1 part conditioner 1 part dye. You can guesstimate what colour it will turn out by the colour of the dye when mixing. If it’s really white or the lightest blue possible, it’ll be really light. If it’s deep and dark blue, it’ll be a deep dark blue. So my main colour was a minty blue colour, and my root colour was a dark blue, looking very similar to what the dye looks like on it’s own but more of a runny consistency to it.

Next step is application. I did the main colour first, separating the hair into layers and dying, missing out the roots. DYE THE TIPS WITH YOUR MAIN COLOUR. This is important, just do it, trust me. When it comes to separating the hair, I do it just in layers like I’m separating towels, painting each towel and then running my fingers through spreading the colour down the hair. It’s hard to explain how, so you can see how I did the same technique in my blonde video, click the link.

Now once you’ve done all of the main colour, apply the roots. When doing this separate the hair as before but try to blend the colour down. There’s nothing nastier then block roots, and don’t be afraid if it seems like it’s spreading down into the normal colour. This will create the gorgeous ombre colour melt effect.

Once all the colour is applied, leave it for as long as you want. I honestly think I left mine for just under 2 hours, just so the colour will bake into the hair and stay there!

Once your ready to wash the colour out, try your best to use cold water. Washing it with cold water will keep the folicles closed in the hair so it will grip the colour better. Also try not to shampoo it, just condition it (IF NEEDED). I never ever shampoo hair once it’s been dyed, it’s potentially just washing away colour you’ve just caked in, in my personal oppinion. Also I don’t really condition the hair after it’s been dyed as most bright dyes (directions is a good example) have lots of conditioning elements in it so I wouldn’t worry about doing so.

And your finished result should be… GORGEOUS!

I hope you enjoy this little tutorial, remember to share it with your friends!

Colour Freedom SECOND CHANCE REVIEW!

Hair Dye Reviews

Hello everyone! So today I am giving a certain product a second chance because I feel like being nice for a change, hehe! So long story short the product I am giving a second chance is Colour Freedom Hair Dye! So last time I used this product it was a disaster, Instead of having lovely red hair I turned into a orange, Literally a giant orange! Sot his time I used the colour ‘Pink Pizzazz’ which is a purple pink colour, instead of choosing the magenta colour which has a more orangey tone to it, in the mind frame of that If I use a colour that doesn’t have an orange tint in it won’t go as orange? My colour Logic is appalling, but hey ho!

Less blabbering about the colour spectrum, I filmed the whole experience so if you can’t be bothered to read all of this, then you can click the link below;

Bearing in mind I dyed my hair when It was purple I thought this would help make it not go orange as I feel I’m scarred from the last experience, it looked like this.

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After leaving the hair dye on for 30 minutes and washing it out, the colour came out like this.

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So as you can see it didn’t go bright pink but that is to be expected when my hair was purple in the first place but in the sun it is a vivid pink colour and I’m really impress with the result… BUT it has dyed my natural hair at the sides, me being a messy dyer got some on the sides of my head where my natural brown hair is and now I have vivid pink spots everywhere… So atleast we now know the dye works on natural hair!

Thankyou for reading, hope you enjoy my second review!

How to tone/achieve Lilac/Pastel Purple Hair.

Hair Dye Reviews

Hey everyone, today I’m going to explain how to achieve lilac/pastel purple hair.

Here is the video on how I achieved the look, and I shall explain how I achieved the look below;

Firstly YOU WILL NEED TO HAVE LIGHT BLONDE/PLATINUM BLONDE HAIR! I cannot express how much this is an essential. If you are toning your hair for the first time it needs to be as light as possible or else it will not work. Now as my hair was pretty pastel anyway I was just topping up the colour.

The dye I used is ‘Violet’ by Directions. This is normally a rich bright purple colour so when creating the toner I put around half a teaspoon of dye into conditioner. The conditioner I used is Alberto Basain Coconut Conditioner, which I have used for months because of it’s really good nourishing ingredients inside. Now in the video I put it on lightly and combed the dye through, but the 2nd time I did it I just slapped it all on and found it applied on easier.

I hope you enjoy this video and blog post!

Atlantic Blue Hair

Hair Dye Reviews

Hey everybody, here’s a little post about Atlantic Blue Hair. Now this is a very old video but I’m trying to do tutorials on each time I’ve done my hair so I hope this helps!

Basically, When I did this I put the dye on over faded blue hair, but the best way to do it (IN MY OPINION) is to do it over blonde/platinum hair. When doing this, the lighest the hair the brighter the colour. When I did this look, I used Atlantic Blue by Directions. It only costs a fiver and I personally think it’s the best brightly coloured dye to use because it’s a vegetable dye, so it doesn’t have any nasty chemicals in.

Also, a good suggestion when using this is to use gloves, as I didn’t and I had lovely blue smurf hands for a few days.

If you watch the video, you’ll see how I do it properly so I hope you enjoy this post and the video.