When I decided to try the L'Oreal Feria Wild Ombre I also saw a product by L'Oreal, Absolute Platinum. The Feria Absolute Platinum comes in three shades. I filed that information in my brain for future use, I guess I always knew I'd want to go back to blonde. So, we took a trip to Target, I was looking for the Extreme Platinum shade since that was the one that was supposed to lighten the most. Target didn't have it and I was dead set on bleaching my hair so I got the next lightest of the Feria Absolute Platinum. The shade I tried is called Very Platinum. But, while standing in the isle I noticed a really pretty red hair color and I was torn. So, so torn. I contemplated the red for awhile, but decided to get 3 (yes three!) boxes of the platinum color.
We come home and I decided to test a piece of hair before laying all that bleach on my head. I was pretty terrified that my hair would fall out. I have bleached my hair many, many times before and I've only had my hair break off once. It was at least 10 years ago, I bleached my hair and in the shower it felt like mush, I knew something was wrong and I was really worried. I went to bed and woke up with my hair crumbling and I ended up having to cut my already short hair even shorter. So, when I bleach my hair I often remember that time and worry about my hair. I tested a piece and nothing happened, my hair didn't break off and it also didn't change color very much. This made me doubt my decision to go blonde. I knew my hair wasn't going to be platinum, it was dark brown and it takes A LOT of work to go from dark to light. I really didn't want to damage my hair more for nothing. I spent a good day and a half trying to decide if I should return the two unopened boxes of blonde and go for red. I love red hair, it's so pretty, but it usually looks awful on me. This red was different though, this was bright and much crazier of a red than I had ever tried in the past. I eventually decided to just go for the blonde!
I left the bleach on my hair for 30 minutes. The directions said 30 to 60, I was still afraid of being bald so I didn't want to go too far. It took all three boxes to cover my head, and I still missed a few spots. I washed out my hair and it felt dry and brittle. I was worried. I conditioned the heck out of it and got out of the shower. When my hair dried I noticed that it is a little drier but my ends were already fried, I don't think they are any worse than before I started. I've been conditioning my hair often and using a hair oil and my hair is feeling much better. I was even brave enough to use my straightener on it.
|Right after it dried|
|straightened and with makeup on|
|no makeup but straight hair. this is the most accurate photo of the color (ps I look like I have no top teeth)|
|The Feria Power Reds Color I am still dreaming of|