It’s DONE! I did it! I made it all the way around the color wheel with my last color transition! Check it out!
For this transition, going from orange to green, I thought I might have to bleach my hair again. I was nervous because the whole idea was to try and transition without bleach and twice I had to bow down to the hair gawds that my strands could withstand it.
Turns out my hair doesn’t really like orange and it faded to a lovely peachy pastel in a matter of weeks with my regular fading routine. You can read more about it here.
Fearful of what another round of bleach would do to my strands, I decided to just give it a go by applying Extreme Green Go Deep over my faded peach strands. The results were AMAZING! There were some patches of slight tan, but for the most part it turned a very pretty grass green color.
I will admit, I liked this green a lot more than the orange and pink, but it’s still not a color I’d rock long term. My heart is still with blue, and as soon as I can I’m going to be an Extreme Blue Babe ALL DAY!
Current hair color, Extreme Blue over faded Extreme Green base
My official Chroma Caticorn adventures have come to a close, but my adventures in hair color are just beginning. I learned so much about hair and coloring hair in that last year and I will definitely continue applying what I learned as I change my hair with my moods.
Here are a few take aways that might help you on your color transition adventures:
- Not all clarifying shampoos are created equally, be careful of the brand you use, and whichever shampoo you do use, make sure it’s safe for colored hair –your strands will thank you for it.
- Don’t get freaked out by how dry your hair might feel after an intense round of clarifying. Using oVertone always made my hair feel soft and supple right after. There were a few times I had to follow up with another conditioner, but I was always able to bring life back to my hair with some basic TLC.
- Bleach ISN’T evil. How often bleach is used can be evil, but used sparingly, and with a generous dose of Olaplex and deep conditioning, you’re good to go!
- There are some colors that are super easy to transition between, and knowing your colorwheel will help you avoid any icky brown snafus.
Thank you for going on this hair journey with me! Stay tuned for more Caticorn adventures.