DIY Hair Coloring at a Friendly Cost
A lady’s hair is her crowning glory. A woman invests in her hair as this is a crown that she can never take off. She styles it, gives proper treatment to maintain its bouncy form, colors it so it will remain vibrant, etc. However, the question is, does styling one’s hair really costs a good amount of money?
Not really. You just have to be creative and you can have stylish hair at a friendly cost.
One sunny afternoon, my friend and I went to the nearest Hortaleza branch to buy hair color creams. I’ve been wanting to switch my hair color — from blonde to red — as I would like to try a different one. So I asked my friend to accompany me to buy the materials we need for my dream hair.
We found ourselves in Hortaleza and seeing the hair color cream boxes before our eyes. We immediately find the book that displays the colors available, browse through it and consult each other on what specific color to get.
Of all the options we saw, we have decided to get the Bremod as the lady staff recommended this brand. Also, I liked the shade of “Bright Red” in their palette so I decided to get this one. We also asked the kind staff on how we could keep the colors equally distributed as I already have black hairs on my hair roots and the rest of my hair was blonde. Initially, we asked if they have bleach available but she recommended to try the Dust shade instead to equalize the hair color.
We have followed her suggestion and bought two sets of hair color creams — Dusk and Bright Red. Each set are sold for P83.00 and a set includes one tube of 100ml hair color cream and 120ml of oxidizing cream. Do note that the price of hair coloring cream sets vary depending on the brand you chose. Make sure to confirm it with the staff before you purchase.
I have bought two sets for each of the hair color as I have medium hair length (not too long, not too short). We have bought the other paraphernalia necessary for hair coloring and I have paid for all of the items I purchased. I have spent a total of P366.00 for the two sets of hair color, a pair of plastic gloves and hair treatment conditioner.
Now, I am one step closer to my red hair dream. I asked my friend to color my hair as I am having a hard time to do it myself. We have first applied the Dust color to even out the color and to wash up the blonde hair I had. My friend applied the mixture of Dust color cream and oxidizer on my hair and let it sit for 45 minutes. Here’s the result after rinsing and drying my hair.
The next thing we did was to apply the Bright Red color. Again, my friend mixed the two Bright Red color creams and the oxidizer in one container and applied the mixture onto my hair. After applying the mixture, we let it sit for 20-30 minutes as my sensitive scalp already experience a tingling sensation. We have rinsed my hair afterward and applied the treatment conditioner we bought. Here’s the end result:
What I like:
- It’s affordable
- The end result — the combination of Dust and Bright Red
What I don’t like:
- I need to use my “call a friend” lifeline as I cannot do it myself.
- Tingling sensation due to my sensitive scalp (Disclaimer: Results may vary depending on your scalp’s sensitivity.)
Breakdown of cost:
- 4 sets of hair color creams + oxidizer: P332.00
- Pair of gloves: P13.00
- Treatment conditioner: P21.00
Styling one’s hair doesn’t need to be expensive. You just need to maximize your resources and be creative so you can save money.