My New Hair - Beauty With Lily

My New Hair

Monday, September 16, 2013

So if you follow my blog or follow me on any other social media platform, then you probably know that I have dyed my hair. I wanted a change, but I wasn't willing to chop my hair off, and I just wasn't feeling highlights either.
So I found ALL over Pinterest a "Cherry Coke Red" hair color that is going to be big this fall, and I fell in LOVE with it. Initially, I was super hesitant about dyeing my hair, I really don't do much to it. I have had highlights in the past, I've had full blunt bangs, and I went ombre last fall. But that's as far as I would go with experimenting with my hair.
My hair is very near and dear to me...as much as I may complain about bad hair days and my hair being so flat, I actually do really like my hair.
 
 
Enough about that! Here is what I used to dye my hair.
 
After much research, I decided to go with One'n Only Argan Oil Hair Color.
It provides intense color and shine while conditioning your hair. One tube provides 2 applications, so this was perfect for my long hair.
I purchased this at Sally's Beauty Supply and they were having a buy one get one free deal with this brand.
They had either a Medium Red Brown option or a Dark Red Brown, I went with the Medium Red Brown.
 
 
For a developer I went with a 30 Volume Extra Lift developer. I didn't want the color to be too dull, but I didn't want it to be super vibrant, so I went for a happy medium.
 
 
The application process was super easy, my mom did it for me since I do have quite long hair. I left the dye in my hair for 40 minutes. Most dyes that you purchase from the drugstore itch, really bad! This one didn't, at all. It burned just a tad bit on my forehead where my mom would have to get to my baby hairs, but the burning sensation didn't last long.
 
Washing it out, was really easy, and let me just say, I will NEVER use another hair dye besides this one. You can definitely feel how soft and conditioned your hair is while washing it out. It didn't tangle one bit. I literally felt like I was washing out a conditioning hair mask. It left my hair super soft. I loved it!
 
Okay, so here are a few pictures of my hair. It looks completely different under certain lighting. Under the sun, it looks really red, under artificial lighting not so much. So getting pictures was really difficult. I took some where it looked like I had done absolutely nothing to my hair, but in person it's very noticeable.
 
 
 
I hope you guys enjoyed this post, and I do apologize for horrible quality pictures, and to those who have been waiting for this post. I'm so sorry! :)

This is what I was going for, I'm not sure how her hair was done....pretty isn't it!
 
 
I hope you all have a lovely day! Until next time my loves, stay beautiful.

XOXO, Lily 
 
 
 
Daily Nuggets...
 
-Unfortunately, our family puppy Diesel, caught Parvo and didn't make it. I almost didn't publish this blog post, but it's been long overdue. We love our dogs and take care of them very much, so it has been a rough morning and will continue to be a rough week. We are huge animal advocates, and treat our dogs as if they were children. We are all very sad and mourning our loss. Please bear with me, as I may not continue my regular blog posting schedule for the week.


Disclaimer: I am no hair stylist professional, nor do I consider myself one. Everyone has different hair types, so different products work differently for people.

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41 comments

  1. It's beautiful!!!! I am in love! Okay... So now I have to do it. :)

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    1. I shall. Lol also, I am so sorry about your baby Diesel. :( I love my babies like my own and if I were to lose them I would be devastated, so I know how you must be feeling. I'm here for you if you need to talk. You have my number sweety. <3

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    2. Thanks girl! <3 You are so kind, thank you for all of your support and love! :)

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  2. First, I'm so sorry to hear about your dog - I can't imagine how hard that is.

    Second, Love the color.

    katespitz.blogspot.com

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  3. I'm so sorry to hear about your loss sweetie =*( We understand if we don't hear much from you for a while. It takes time to heal. Know that we are here for ya babe!

    (O_O) On a better note, you look absolutely amazing! That color suits you well and I think you are on point with that Pinterest picture! I haven't color my hair in forever!!! But if I ever do again, I will keep this brand in mind! Love you hun! xxxx

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    1. Thanks sweet girl! :) you have been so good to me, so glad to call you a friend! :)

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  4. So sorry about your dog, Lily. Losing a pet is so incredibly hard.

    Your hair looks incredible!! I absolutely love the color! Looks pretty darn close to the Pinterest pic! I feel your struggles about getting a good picture of it. I got my hair done on Saturday and have yet to post anything b/c I just can't get the picture to turn out! So frustrating!

    Lipstick&Lattes

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    1. Thank you Vanessa, he was such a sweet dog. I don't like these pictures but I had to settle with them. What color did you go?

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    2. I think they turned out great!! :) I'm a natural brunette, I did it a couple shades darker so it's like a rich espresso now, then did golden peekaboo highlights underneath just on the sides.

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    3. I think they turned out great!! :) I'm a natural brunette, I did it a couple shades darker so it's like a rich espresso now, then did golden peekaboo highlights underneath just on the sides.

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    4. Oooh, I bet it looks GREAT!! Can't wait to see it! :) I love peekaboo highlights!

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  5. Your hair looks amazing, Lily! My hair has been every colour of the rainbow (except yellow and green lol), this is an amazing colour! It looks like it suits your skintone very well.

    I'm so sorry to hear about your pup :( It's like losing a child, I know. xxx

    Luzanne | www.pinkpeonies.co.za

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    1. I'm sure they all looked great on you too! :)

      Thank you, he will be greatly missed.

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  6. Oh, No I am so sorry for your families loss :( I don't even think I can comment on how great your hair looks! My prayers go out to you and your family, we also treat our pets like family. when I talk about our pets people sometimes think I am referring to my children so I know how you feel. So sad. Sending you a cyber hug! R.I.P Diesel

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    1. I know Laurie, our fur babies are our babies. Thank you so much!

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  7. Love the hair very beautiful. My condolences for your loss.

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  8. Love that colour so much! Really suits you! Sorry about your dog Hun. Xxx

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  9. Such a beautiful hair colour.
    I am so so sorry about your dog =(

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  10. So sorry for your loss...parvo is horrible:(

    You hair does looks amazing...How well do you think this dye would work in covering stubborn grays? I am only 37 but have been gray for a long time...I usually dye it with a medium to deep burgundy depending on my mood but the red fades so quickly!!

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    1. Thank you Lucy, it is a horrible virus! :(

      I'm in my early 20's and have a couple of gray hairs...very noticeable little things too, and it covered them really well. Now I've only had my hair done like this for about a week and a half so I can't really say much about the fading yet. Overall I really liked this brand.

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  11. Sorry to hear about your puppy. That is so sad. I hope you grieve and feel better soon! That has to be heart breaking...:9 You hair does look beautiful though if that helps at all...:)

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  12. You did an amazing job - what a gorgeous colour! I love dying my hair red, it really warms my complexion up :D

    I am so sorry to hear about your little dog :( I'm thinking of you xxx

    Gem │ ♥ │ Miss Makeup Magpie

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  13. Love that color! It looks amazing on you :D I'm so glad you went through with it. It's going to be great for fall which is just around the corner. I've never dyed my hair because everyone seems to love my strawberry blond color but it must feel great to change it up! And I'm so sorry about your puppy :[ I've never had one before but I've had kitties and it's like losing a family member.

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    1. You're so sweet, thank you! I agree with everyone else, I love your hair color!

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  14. I'm so sorry about your puppy, I know how terrible it is to lose on your pets.

    Your hair looks gorgeous though. I dyed my hair about the same color last fall and I loved it! Thinking about dying it again now! I'm now following your blog! <3

    -Bianca
    The Impossibly Cute

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    1. Thank you! I'm sure it looks great on you!

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  15. you really got the color! the inspiration photo just has big curls from a blowout or velcro rollers. i've got some tutorials on the blog on those.

    i'm so sorry for your loss. as a pup mom, i wish you lots of love and healing.

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    1. Thank you Elle! I will have to check out your posts!

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  16. your hair looks beautiful! I love that shade and you did it so well, and it suits you beautifully! I wish we got the argan oil hair colour in South Africa!
    So sorry about the pup :( xx

    Loren
    www.hellominkys.blogspot.com

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  17. Your hair looks amazing - it really suits you!
    Becky xx

    beckylovesbeautyx.blogspot.com

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