Hi and HAPPY NEW YEAR!! OMG, aren’t we secretly glad that the holidays are finally OVER! It’s truly the most heartwarming time of the year, but it felt like every single day was a busy one for me. I can’t imagine what you working moms with big families go through.
But during all of it, I was finally able to do my hair coloring video! And yes, my upload date is all messed up too, it’s the holidays, guys!
From reading some of your comments, you guys are surprised at how old I am.
I’m not in my 20s, I’m in fact, 37 years old. Some girls go gray in their teens, I was one of them. Which just means, I have a LOT of experience in coloring my own hair at home. Bet you didn’t know I had so much grays, did’cha?
Since we all have different hair colors and hair history, the formulation will be different for everyone, results will vary. Please don’t just go out and buy all the colors I used! Make sure to read the back of the box to see your own results before following the tutorial. Moreover, do the allergy test before using it and call the Clairol 800 number if you’re unsure about anything!
HAIR COLOR VIDEO 1
In the first, step-by-step, hair tutorial video, I’m going to show you, how to color your hair at home with Clairol Expert Age Defy (permanent color), to lighten and warm up your natural shade. And if you have a lot of grays like me, how to cover your grays completely to create a natural, chocolate-brown base.
Clairol Age Defy is not just for people with gray hair, anyone can use it. Just like people with grays can use any permanent hair colors. I’m using Age Defy because it’s formulated to fight 7 signs of aging hair; hard to dye, coarseness, frizzy and dryness to name a few. I found Age Defy to be more rich and hydrating than your average home permanent hair dyes. Consequently I’m recommending this to you, even if you don’t have any grays BECAUSE I didn’t find it as drying to use as normal permanent dyes. And it covered my stubborn grays – %100 – without any trouble! If you have grays then you NEED this in your life, girls!
HAIR COLOR VIDEO 2
In the part 2 tutorial, placed on Clairol’s own YouTube channel – be sure to subscribe so you can see other DIY home hair coloring videos! I’m going to show you how I ombre, and how you can ombre your own hair with Clairol Natural Instincts hair color.
Ombre basically means creating high contrast, and there are 2 ways you can accomplish this. You can either lighten your ends with bleach or hi-lift dyes, OR darken your roots.
If your hair is black from the roots to the ends, you’ll need to lighten the ends. If your hair is light from the top to the bottom, then you’re going to need to darken the roots with hair colors.
Since my hair is already light’ish, I simply used the Natural Instincts , as a toner to darken my roots before running it through to the ends.
Clairol Natural Instincts comes in over 40 shades, all pre-measured for easy home use. OMG can you guys imagine the amount of ombre looks you can create with so many colors?! Your options are seriously endless!
Natural Instincts is an ammonia-free, demi color that’ll wash out in 28 shampoos, so you can try a different look every month! (reminder: demi colors can’t make your hair lighter!)
I love how this dye has Aloe, Vitamin E and Coconut oil in it to keep your hair hydrated during the coloring process. When I bleach my hair, which I’m eventually going to show you how to do, I apply the coconut oil all my hair to protect it from damage before bleaching it, because I find it less damaging.
Although I’m using Natural Instincts today as a toner to kill some of the brassy orange ends I have, you can also use it to blend away your grays or even to change your hair color completely without any commitment.
To see what I used exactly, watch the video!
FTC: The videos are sponsored. It was an honored to collaborate with P&G and Clairol. I picked out everything and these are my own techniques I’m teaching you today. Did you guys also grow up using the Panetene shampoos and conditioners? Because it was in my and every friend’s shower stalls while I was growing up.
What shampoo and conditioner did you grow up using?