> > I mix the blonde shades all the time. The other
> > I do is to use the darker shade all over my head
> > then follow with the lighter color (my hair is
> > and thick so this works) - this way adds more
> > and interest and actually looks much more
- forgive my ignorance, but could
> you give me more details about your process? Do you
> put the darker shade on and then immediately put the
> lighter color over it? (That is, the two colors are
> processing at the same time)? I am very intrigued!
> Thank you kindly! :8}
Sorry Smurfette, I totally lost this thread...
when I need to add more dimension to my hair (you know, after probably three or four touch-up colors), I add the darker of the blonde shades to my roots and blend it out with a really wide comb (think Ojon or Wen type combs). I wait 5 minutes then add the lighter color all over my head, also combing it through. I have done a lot of experimentation with this method and I actually like it best when I go even darker (like a dark blonde) for the first shade, and I wait 10 minutes before adding the lighter color. It comes out to look like highlights. I've done this with Colorsilk, Excellence, Preference, Hydrience, Garnier and Nice & Easy. Works every time. It takes a little longer and I usually end up leaving it on for 45-50 minutes, but most of the brands stop working after 40 minutes anyway.
And yes, I've even overlapped brands. I won't, however, actually mix the shades together in another bottle. I just am not that "brave"!!!