I haven't been giving my hair the attention it deserves recently. Sure it still needs the 40 minute blow dry every time I wash it, and my Mi ceramic brush is literally a dream for frizz-fighting, but that's been enough to pack away my hair tongs and let is do whatever it wants to once dry. Nowadays I leave 5 minutes to comb any flyaways before throwing on my Joni jeans and heading out.
It could be because recently I feel like I just have no time! I don't get home from work until around 7pm and sometimes I find myself thinking fondly of my University days (which began almost 10 years ago, ARGH) when I reserved myself three hours to get ready, which featured the curling, straightening and careful arrangement of my hair so it was picture perfect. Back then things were more glamorous and today I'm content with being slightly more laid back, but I am wanting to make the most my locks again and push the boat out.
In the summer I had the bright idea of dying my hair rose gold. I took a bunch of pictures to the salon and already had my balayage. It's grown out slightly now to more ombré level so before taking it higher again, I fancied a colour change. I ended up with a dark red that faded into peach instead of the all over pinky peach hue I wanted, so it was a few months before the dark red became a slightly lighter colour. The salon had used a toner on the ends and recommended the Bleach London Awkward Peach dye once it had washed out, and damn I love this stuff!
It's hard to pick out photos that show the exact tone but I hope these from my Ibiza holiday do it justice! The best thing about Awkward Peach is that is ISN'T an orange, its a neutral peach with a hint of cool pink. I added a 1/3 of a bottle of The Big Pink to give it even more of a pink tint. That dye goes really far so be careful! It also washes out without staining your hair which is key for me as other dyes I've tried recently have left a brassy shade (posts coming soon). The only drawback is that I use a whole bottle in one sitting and after around 4 washes there are no traces left.
To achieve rose gold it would need more of a metallic tint but hopefully I can find a nearby salon that stocks Guy Tang and I'll be on my way! Maybe dye is like hair cuts; it takes a while to 'break' them in but once you know what you have to work with, a routine will form!