Back at it, this time with a new color!!
About a month ago I made the decision to FINALLY give coloring my hair a fun color a try. I had been thinking about coloring it for years, but never could find the courage to actually do it. What if people talked about me? What if I hated the new color? What if… Seriously, the list could go on forever, the conversations I have in my head typically go like that.
Saving money is important to me, so I knew I needed to find a dye I could do myself at home with no experience. While I totally understand the reasons behind going to a salon and having your hair professional colored, I couldn’t bring myself to drop $100s of dollars every couple of months. Doing research isn’t a strong suit of mine, normally I just pick something and go with it. Since this was
kinda a big deal, my laptop came out and searching occurred.
Arctic Fox Hair Color stood out to me for two main reasons – animals <3
**100% Vegan & Cruelty-Free**
**15% Donated to Stop Animal Cruelty**
Arctic Fox is sold online and also at a couple of local retailers, which I saw as a huge perk because I could just run and pick out the colors I wanted and not have to wait for shipping (patience also isn’t a strong suit of mine). Doing purple or pink was always the color I envisioned when I pictured myself with colored hair, so that was the place to start.
For my first go at coloring my own hair, I opted for a mix of Purple Rain & Virgin Pink. Absolutely in love!!
In the FAQ it said the dye should last anywhere between 4-8 weeks, if you follow the care instructions. Personally, I wasn’t going to use cold water to wash my hair or avoid swimming. That being said, I was disappointed with the wear time. The color seemed to wash out every time I washed my hair and ended up only lasting about a week. With these results I knew I wouldn’t be able to afford coloring my hair every week. Which meant leaving my hair my natural color for a few weeks in between – which was okay since we were busy attending weddings.
Searching the internet lead me to turquoise hair and I decided that would be my next experiment. Once again, I decided to mix colors because I wasn’t sure what type of results I would get with darker hair.
For my second go at coloring my own hair, I opted for a mix of Poseidon & Aquamarine. Not as much in love. Looking in the mirror after getting out of the shower, I felt like a smurfette. Blow drying and straightening my hair help and it is starting to grown on me.
Overall, I have been happy with the Arctic Fox Hair Colors. While the actual colors vary on your hair color – they have all shown up pretty bright in my light brown hair. Since the colors do seem to wash out so quickly, I won’t always be having colored hair (I would be broke). It is nice that you can experiment with different colors and if you hate the results they wash out soon after.