This post is thanks to Lola's charger! & this week Bawo's bringing me a charger from the States, yay! I swear i wont be a happy camper if the current in Nigeria messes with my charger again. Oh well let me not front, I'll pay that 35k, this way if it messes up a third time, I'll walk right into the store and act-a-fool.
so back to the post :) How i dyed my hair.
I had dark brown hair, and really dark off black extensions that I wanted to dye. I got Nneka's help 'cause she's an experienced hair guru, and I've never dyed extensions. My goal was blonde brown, but i got dark brown/light brown, which is fine. So here's what I did.
|the new extension bundles i got & added in were super dark, a color 1b|
& yea I got this particular extensions from firstname.lastname@example.org
It is processed Indian hair!!! (I didn't buy virgin hair, I'm too lazy to be bothered with maintaining virgin hair). This is proof that processed hair can dye, it just takes forever, and the lady at Sally's scared me saying adding bleach, color etc would mess it up. Well it didn't!! i bought good hair, so thankfully it came out great (and the fact that my sis, and cousins have dyed their hair in the past made me less nervous)
You can probably also dye hair from the store from brands like Bohyme or Velvet, but you might as well just buy it colored, I had to color mine cuz I got it natural color.
went to Sally's beauty supply & did russian roulette.
I mixed the blondes together and dyed the hair then put in a plastic bag.
Then I dyed the browns then put in a plastic bag.
then after all that hard work I realized i forgot to dye a whole bundle of very dark extensions!!!!
so I said "F it" and bought a kit from target, it has all the instructions, so you don't need to buy a developer etc, I already had already bought the bulk of it, and i was in between moving.
|no matter what color the rest came out, I figured this would blend in. (got courage & sprinkled in some bleach)|
And that was it, then I went to Nneka to sew it in & layer it.
she does hair in Atlanta, makeup, bridal parties, lol so hit her up.
ps: now I'm in Lagos, if you have any recommendations on a good hair salon/ stylist, PLS let me know. thanks.
HOW I CURL MY HAIR:
A lot of people have asked how I curl my hair, So i'll give a general one.
Bendy Rollers!! Bendy rollers are great, cheap, easy & quick. & you don't need electricity to use them. I grab 4-8 depending on my mood, and roll, then bend and put it in a bonnet, and sleep. So once I wake up, my hair is in curls.
|flexible/ bendy rollers come in different sizes, colors, lengths & brands - i use whatever bends -- make sure they work, Ive had friends get shitty packs that refused to bend, so they had to return it. but most work.|
|i normally buy the purple ones|
Annie: Sof Twist Rollers, 5pcs, 3/4" diameter, for $5.99
I normally part my hair into about 4-8 and roll them neatly (no hair product, spritz or anything, just air and bendy rollers.) then i put em in a silk bonnet and sleep. This is a NEPA resistant style, so you'll be fine with or without electricity.
However this night was different. I had partied super late the night before and didn't bother rolling my hair & It had to air out, smelled of smoke. I refused to go to the salon knowing i'd be partying the night of MMR and it'd smell of smoke again. Gosh I hate that people can smoke in clubs here, you leave smelling gross. So... Honestly I rolled my haphazardly 2 hours before the event.
|proof you don't need to be a genius to get decent hair|
|I swear i take the sexiest pictures ever lol :)|
considering it was just 2hrs, the curls weren't as strong, so I used a curling iron to add 4 curls to the front, and that was it!
so that's how I did my hair for the event, and later than night... with all the humidity... it still looked okay:
|i didn't blog about other people in the event, but she (bella naija) did so you can check out her post on the red carpet here|
Hope this helped someone else a bit!!! And wasn't too confusing.
ps: Nigeria's still fine, partied my ass off last weekend with fam & new friends, probably gonna start slightly working next week.