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Outfit: True Blue



I suppose I should start off this post with, "this post contains no jokes/tricks/what-have-you" since as April Fool's Day you don't really know who to trust or what to believe. One of these days I would like to do some sort of witty April Fool's joke, but I've never come up with anything clever to post on the day. So don't worry, there are no pranks in this post. Actually I have pretty much the opposite of a trick, I have a tip--a blue hair tip. I first went blue a few summers ago; my hair was quite short and I did the whole process at home from bleaching to dyeing. It turned out a pretty teal shade which I really liked, but it would barely hold that color, it kept going green on me. I have nothing again green hair, but since the goal was blue hair (albeit a green-y blue, but blue!) it was super annoying. I kept buying more boxes of dye and touching up my color all of the time. Flash forward to this dye job with a lot more hair to lose, I went to a professional to get it bleached and dyed and since then have been smarter about keeping the color vibrant. Going to a professional definitely gave me a better foundation of blue that didn't fade as quickly (if you're in NI then Pamela at Robyn James does a fantastic job and is very affordable). A few other steps were obvious and already part of my habits to keep my hair healthy: fewer showers, colder showers, no sulfate shampoos, etc. But this time I added Overtone conditioner to the mix and it has made a big difference. A lot of bloggers with bright dye jobs recommended Overtone and everything they've said about it saving your color is so true (I've been using the Extreme Teal kit). I played with my color myself once, adding dye to the tips--mostly in an attempt to do an ombre thing with teal on top and a richer blue on the ends which you might be able to tell if you squint--but I've now had blue hair for two months without a "real" touchup and the color is still vibrant.

*all pictures by me*

14 comments:

Olivia DiTomaso said...

Obsessed with this colorful look.

Liv

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Latidos de moda by Raquel said...

Love your hair and your outfit

Kathleen said...

I love this look with the blue jacket! I just received a blue jacket for my birthday and I was looking for style inspiration. :)

I hope this isn't a stupid question ( please forgive me if it is!) when you post that all the pictures are by you, does that mean you use a tripod/timer set up? I love the quality of your photos. :)

Christina said...

Your hair is such an awesome shade of blue! That's great that it has lasted you so long! I really love those flats! Are they comfortable for walking? I'm looking for good pair of flats that I can bring on some vacations this year so I need ones that I can wear around walking a lot.

Christina
A Sentimental Adventure

Laura Mitbrodt said...

This look is so fun and colourful! I love your top!
xo
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Rebecca, A Clothes Horse said...

@Kathleen, yep when I say "pictures by me" it means I shot them with a tripod and either a self-timer or a camera remote. There's a link to an old video showing the process in my FAQ page. I also have photo tips there if you have any other questions about how I do things. :)

Rebecca, A Clothes Horse said...

@Christina, yes I find these super comfortable. There isn't really a lot of padding for your foot, but the shoe comes soft enough that it doesn't need to be "broken in;" shoes usually wreck my feet initially and these ones were immediately ok to wear so I loved that and the straps are very adjustable, so you can tighten them if you have narrower feet too.

Melinda Ryan said...

Good to know (color maintenance).

I have naturally almost-black hair. I got a bunch of highlights a couple years or less ago and it made my hair SO hard to brush which was really hard for me since it was always so easy. Finally i am back to pretty much all my natural hair grown in except for the very ends--- but anyway, i wonder if i will have a delightful and magical head of fun hair color one day, i'd love to think so, but I am so sensitive/emotional about changing the quality of my hairs!


PS: I figured out the existence of Bloglovin' so now for the first time I can start actually really following blogs that I enjoy, hooray!

Abby | Lace & Lilacs said...

I adore this look and your STUNNING blue hair! <3

Robert Downey said...

Love the blue, but loved the blue turned green too

Georgiana said...

The hair colour is so amazing! You styled it with your clothes very nicely.

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►Nadush said...

Beautiful photos :)
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