Hello everyone! It’s been a while I know. Life is still being strange to be at the moment having recently separated from my husband and starting a new job. However, I’m surprisingly positive right now, enjoying being myself and doing lots of things that I may not have done had I still been in a relationship, wearing purple disco pants and dying my hair being two of those things!
Anyway, as many of you will have seen, I have a hair makeover a month or so ago with Sinead Kelly, you can read about it here. Since then my colour has faded so I thought it was about time I experimented with the bright colours that I’ve always wished I could wear.
So, today I had a go with some La Riche Directions Tangerine, with the hopes that it would brighten up and tone my colour without much fuss.
These little pots of hair dye come in a vast selection of bright colours and are very cheap, I bought mine from Amazon for about £5 each, there’s some great sites out there as well which show the outcome of various bright coloured dyes on different bases, Beauty’s Bad Habit shared this one with me which is very useful if you’re feeling curious.
This shade looks quite nasty in the pot, like barbecue sauce or ketchup, every shade is a thick cream in a little pot. They work to their most vibrant shade on pre-lightened hair but many of them can be used on any hair colour as a toner to add bright tones to any base colour. As with most hair dyes you apply this on wet hair, preferably after clarifying with a silicone free shampoo (to remove build up that blocks the colour clinging). You comb this thick cream through your hair until you’ve covered everywhere and then leave to develop for about 15 minutes. I wrapped my hair in cling film as the heat helps the shade develop.
Here’s some before and afters for you…
Because Directions La Riche hair dyes are semi permanent and I didn’t pre lighten my hair, it does not cover roots, but can be used to tone them to make them less obvious. You can see that the Tangerine hair colour has added warmth to my shade.
As you can see in the mid lengths, the colour is much more vibrant but without being over the top, it’s a warm chestnut shade that looks great. However, on my blonde bits from my balayage the Tangerine La Riche Directions hair colour is a more vibrant orange, which reminded me of Liloo from The Fifth Element, I love that film.
You can just about see the vibrancy in the ends in this shot, I just love it. The best thing is that the La Riche Directions colours are only Semi Permanent so will fade and will not drastically damage your hair meaning you can top up and switch colours whenever it fades without having to worry about any long term damaging effects. I’ve got the shade Apricot to try when this one is done and am now extremely tempted to go a lighter blonde shade so I can experiment with more vibrant shades. You can find Directions dyes at a lot of independent stores and on Amazon .
What do you think?
Have you tried Directions Hair Dyes?
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