Does it annoy you when your hair color starts to fade and there’s that noticeable contrast between the roots and lengths of your hair? Did I hear a YES? Well, you’ll be happy to hear that you’re not alone.
It was about time I got my hair color sorted as it had faded quite a bit from a copper-tone to an uneven light brown. The insides were my natural hair color and the outside, as you can see, was much lighter caused by fading due to exposure to sunlight.
I’m a brunette with a fascination for red hair; I guess it’s kind of natural to want what you don’t have. I try to stick to browns but the reds always get the majority vote. This time I decided to try Avon’s Advance Techniques Professional Hair Color range and the color I chose was 6.56 Light Mahogany Red, which is a permanent hair color.
*Before you apply any hair color, please ensure you do a patch test 48 hours prior. If you have any allergic reaction, please don’t go ahead with the application and seek medical advice if your symptoms persist.
Step 1: Apply all the pre-color treatment (1) to the lengths and ends, avoiding the roots and distribute evenly. For those of you who worry about getting your forehead or ears colored in the process, you could apply a little Vaseline along your hair line and behind/top of your ears to prevent the color from transferring onto your skin.
Step 2: Empty the color from the tube (2B) into the developer bottle (2A) and shake well while holding the bottle away from your face.
Step 3: Wear the gloves provided, divide your hair into half inch sections and apply the color to each section starting from the roots and moving towards the ends. Once you’re done covering all your hair, run a wide tooth comb through your hair to ensure you’ve got all strands covered.
Step 4: You could either leave your hair down or pile it all up on the top of your head (like I’ve done). As you can see from the image below, this color is non-drip, so you don’t have to worry about having color running down your forehead or sides.
Step 5: Leave for 30 minutes or 35 minutes if you’ve got those pesky grey strands.
Step 6: When ready to wash the color off, wet hair slightly and massage your fingers through your hair like you would if you were shampooing your hair and then wash off until the water runs clear. Once you’ve done this, apply all of the post-color treatment (3) to your hair and leave for around 2 minutes (I usually keep mine on for about 5 minutes) and then wash it off.
Step 7: Let your hair dry naturally or blow dry and style it. It’s up to you.
Et Voilà! My hair once dried and styled.
I love the color as it’s not too bright and has just the right amount of red to suit my skin tone. It is easy to apply, has a non-drip formula and the instructions are very clear even for an amateur to get it right the first time. The color quantity is enough for someone with below the shoulder hair length. I had to throw away the excess color as it was more than enough for my hair, which is an angled bob.
The Advance Techniques Professional Hair Color is available to buy from your local Avon representative. They retail for around £8. But they’re usually on a BOGOF offer or a 2 for £ offer.
Have any of you tried the Advance Techniques Professional Hair Color range? What’s your favorite color?