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Dying Natural Hair

A few weeks ago I posted a pic on Instagram showing me in the process of dying my hair…well I’m finally getting around to sharing the results.

I’ve been itching to dye my natural hair for some time now but I was on the fence about whether I should tackle it myself or let a professional do it. Well I had several reservations about letting a professional do it…one, I have yet to find a stylist that I trust; two, what if the “professional” messed up my hair….what recourse would I have; and three, I’ve dyed my hair a million times in the past and loved the results. So what the hay…I did it myself. At least if I messed up my natural hair the only person to blame would be myself, right? Lol

So after months on swooning over all the naturalistas in the social media world with a gorgeous hair color, I discovered MOSEPJONES on Instagram! Her hair color (and hair) is so gorgeous, I absolutely fell in love! So of course I had to stalk look through her pics to see if she ever mentioned what products she used to achieve such a fab color! And lucky me she did! I did a little research on the products she recommended and headed to Sally Beauty a few days later….

Ion Demi Permanent Creme Hair Color in Light Burgundy Blonde, Ion Sensitive Scalp Level 10 Developer and the Annie Large Dye Brush (which I already had)

Ion Demi Permanent Creme Hair Color in Light Burgundy Blonde, Ion Sensitive Scalp Level 10 Developer and the Annie Large Dye Brush (which I already had)

I’ve seen Ion products in Sally Beauty before and even gave them a once over a few times. After researching I found that demi-permenant would be a good fit…it’s been a while since I’ve dyed my hair at home and I’ve become extremely cautious about what I do to my hair since I’ve gone natural. I like that the demi-permanent color last longer than semi-permanent color but isn’t as damaging as permanent color. And it gives me a chance to give the color a little test run before committing to a permanent shade. Check out the process below….

Here's everything I used.

Here’s everything I used.

Washed, condtioned, product-free, dry hair.

Washed, conditioned, product-free, dry hair in three sections.

The mixture: 1 full tube of hair color and 1/2 bottle of developer.

The mixture: 1 full tube of hair color and 1/2 bottle of developer.

Ready to go under the dryer.

Ready to go under the dryer.

35 minutes under the dryer

35 minutes under the dryer

The Ion Demi-Permanent Creme Hair Color was so easy to use. I followed the directions on the packaging and no problems what so ever. I did sit under the dryer an extra 5 minutes or so but that’s because I wasn’t quite sure when I went under…lol. Check out the final results….

The immediate results...product free wet hair.

The immediate results…product free wet hair.


The results...twist out the next day.

The results…twist out the next day.

The results...four day hair.

The results…four day hair.

Well, I knew going in that the results weren’t going to be nearly as red as I would have liked or even close to that of MOSEPHJONES. But you do see a hint of red…*sigh* in the light. I’m going to keep like this for a few weeks before attempting anything else. I have discovered a salon in my area that specializes in natural hair so I might hit them up for a consultation and see what they know about dying natural hair…maybe.

So what do y’all think of the results? Do you think I should keep my natural hair this shade or go a little redder (if that’s a word)? What are thought about dying natural hair?

Quick Twisted Up-do Tutorial

This particular style was inspired by a recent tutorial I saw by MotorCityMoxie on YouTube. This style is super easy, quick and can be altered to fit your personal style. It also serves as a great protective style too and will be a perfect option to try out during the Longing 4 Length Protect Styling Challenge! Let me know what you think…

The Twist Out…Revisited

Since I recently got rid of those “ratchet” ends (mentioned here) my hair has been on point and my curls have been poppin’! I don’t mean to sound like I’m bragging or anything but my naturalistas out there can relate…when your hair is doing it you can’t help but to feel good! Lol. Anyway, if you follow my blog then you know that my favorite style is the braid out. I never had much luck with twist outs simply because my hair just wouldn’t stay twisted…like I said my ends were awful; they suffered from a bit of heat and color damage. However I decided that I would give the style another go. Check out the results of the twist out….revisited!

My night time look…don’t judge me!

Twist up close.

Twist pinned up and ready for bed.

Side view – Day 1 of twist out.

Day three of my twist out.

The twist out was done on freshly washed and conditioned hair, I used the Shea Moisture Organic Shea Butter Curl & Shine Shampoo and a killer combo of leftover conditioners mixed with sunflower seed oil. To achieve the style I used my favorite…Shea Moisture Curl Enhancing Smoothie and I retwisted my hair every other night.

So what do y’all think of the twist out revisited? I’m thinking that this may be my new fav style…twist are so much easier to do than braids (lol).

Have you revisited any styles lately?