hair & beauty

La Riche Directions: More Peach Than Pastel Pink

Some time last year, I ordered two 88ml jars of La Riche Directions hair dye in Pastel Pink and attempted to get pink tips. Unfortunately, it was my first (well, second) time bleaching my hair so I didn’t get a pale enough base for the light pink to show through.

It’s been a while and I’ve since learned how to get my hair a pale blonde. I still had a jar left and I didn’t want to put it to waste so I thought I’d go pastel pink after Halloween.

I wish I hadn’t.

I decided to forgo lightening my hair prior to dyeing it since it was still light enough and I didn’t want to subject it to another round of peroxide. I had just bleached my roots and lightened the rest two weeks ago because it was getting a bit brassy.

I left the dye on overnight (it’s vegetable dye/peroxide-free so it’s safe to leave on for hours) and was not amused to see how it turned out after my hair dried.

La Riche Directions Pastel Pink

La Riche Directions Pastel Pink

La Riche Directions Pastel Pink

La Riche Directions Pastel Pink

La Riche Directions Pastel Pink

Not a hint of pink! The back is just a dirty, uneven peach. Ugh.

La Riche Directions Pastel Pink

Auto levels, under fluorescent light.

It looks DIRTY. It’s only been a day and I already miss my blonde hair. I want it back. I guess it’s good that semi-permanent dyes come off easily, depending on how frequent you shampoo your hair.

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  • Reply normi_a November 4, 2011 at 6:20 pm

    Hello Helga! :)Where did you bought or ordered your jar of La Riche Directions hair dye. Gracias! :)

  • Reply Jayrin November 4, 2011 at 8:05 pm

    I don’t think it turned out too bad. I still think you look kyot! ;)

  • Reply Claire November 4, 2011 at 8:17 pm

    It actually looks pretty on the first few photos. The back of your hair got too dark. :( But it’s not bad… although yes, if the dye said “pastel pink” and it turned out that way, I’d be disappointed too.

  • Reply Gel November 6, 2011 at 11:29 pm

    I still think it looks pretty!

  • Reply wrey November 22, 2011 at 3:55 pm

    Mas bagay sa’y0 yung PEACH kaysa blonde! love the color! ^_^

    by the way, can we follow each others’ blogs???

    als0 c0nnect with us thru g00gLe

    Thank y0u! ?

  • Reply Harriette November 28, 2011 at 11:49 pm

    I LOVE IT SO MUCH. i wish i can carry similar styles!

  • Reply Herpin' Derps January 4, 2013 at 1:27 pm

    Directions hair dye is best applied to a very pale blonde hair color. If it was dirty, perhaps you should’ve applied a toner to your hair, which is a very light violet, and it counters the yellow, brassy tones in your hair, leaving it white. Then, when you apply the directions, it comes out exactly as it is in the jar, because it has no color on your hair to mix with!

    • Reply Helga January 4, 2013 at 1:44 pm

      Yes, I know :)

  • Reply Lia July 1, 2013 at 5:08 am

    Are you mental, it looks amazing?!!!I will but pale pink and leave on overnight..hope it goes peach and not pink!!!

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