It’s been a minute since I had my hair colored. Over three months to be more precise. I’ve loved how the color has evolved and grown out, giving me this cool looking ombre shadow on the shorter side of my hair, but when my hair was pulled into the updo for the wedding a couple weeks ago, I was kind of horrified by how distinct my roots were! I’ve heard of some people needing to color their hair every month, so I will certainly take the 3 months, but this week I finally hightailed it back to Marie’s chair for a touch up of my color. Before coloring I did a seriously deep deep treatment to make sure my hair was as nourished and hydrated as possible.
See when my hair is normal, all looks good and I've got a cool shadow effect on the side, but....
Marie began by applying an all over color just to the roots. My hair is not bleached, but is lightened using a high lift developer. This stuff is intense and tingles as soon as it hit my scalp. It didn’t have to stay on for very long, but once rinsed out, I was once again frightened with how terrifyingly Garfield/Snooki orange my roots had turned!
Then toner is applied to, well, tone that orange right on down. I love the way this stuff settles right on in and gets the color to the place it needs to be.
Toni Tony TONER
Since we were just touching up the roots, we didn’t redo my existing highlights so this time around we got to go straight from the wash bowl to the styling. Madusalon uses a technique called “Noodling” that to pull product through curls and give them a looser defined curl pattern. I love the way this looks, but I would never have the patience to do this at home by myself!
You can easily see the difference in curl pattern between the noodled and the clipped portions. Impressive!
Then I sat beneath the dryer for an hour and got about 98% dry.
And while drying I played on Instagram. I love Instagram...
Once I was fully dry, my hair had this great curl pattern, but had dried stiff and flat to my head like a regular ol’ helmet-o-curls.
Lola in helmet formation
Then Marie worked her magic with a Deva diffuser and fluffed my curls right on back to life! Check it out!
The finished color and style:
In addition to spending time with the always lovely Marie, I got to spend some time with Ami who is now taking clients of her own (very exciting! go see her too!) as well as the lovely Ilham who is moving to Paris to do her study abroad shortly. (Alors mes copines Francaise, il faut la rencontre la bas!!)
Another job well done by Marie at Madusalon! Even on the second day, Lola is still looking on point! (Gotta love that noodling!!)