| UrbanElegance wrote:|
Mcelweewife: How long did you leave the mixture on your hair?
Can anyone find the post from a while back that shows how to to the baking soda and peroxide highlights? I tried using the search button but had no luck.
I am not sure if it was talked about here, because it all started in my fotki.
What I did was
>mix a 1/2 cup of baking soda in a plastic bowl, with a 1/2 cup of peroxide (the kind in the brown bottle that is sold in pharmacies)
>I then parted my hair in two small ponytail, like this....http://public.fotki.com/mcelwee-wife/baking-soda-and-per/oopisappliednowimwaiting.html
and dipped each one in the bowl to saturate my hair in the mixture. I gently rung out the excess and twisted my hair into a lose knot. ..like this...http://public.fotki.com/mcelwee-wife/baking-soda-and-per/highlightsgradually.html
>Then I left it that way for ten minutes and re-dipped it.
>I repeated that process once more and in about 25-30 minutes, I was left with a pretty auburn color. I just recently did a small ponytail on top of my head and dipped that, to get more color throughout my hair.
>I always applied suave conditioner on top of the mixture once I get it light enough, then I rinse that out. (That's basically co-washing it out)
> After That I apply this and leave it in for 5-10 minutes...http://public.fotki.com/mcelwee-wife/products-i-use/myinstantconditioner.html
I use that whenever I wash my hair, normally I use it to soften my hair up after I rinse out Cathy's conditioner. That stuff REALLY makes highlights with reddish undertones, POP! I love it!
>Now if you don't want your hair a reddish color, leave the baking soda/peroxide mixture in for only 15 minutes...then the color will be a subtle brown that's only visible in the sun.
>If you want a honey blondish color, leave it on for a hour or so and keep re-dipping it every ten minutes. (You may have to use a cup of baking soda and a cup of peroxide if that's the color you are going for. Over time the color will lighten anyway, because of environmental elements and sun exposure.
Forgot to mention, if you want more of a streaked look, you can just apply the mixture to the desired places with a q-tip!
The mixture will make a paste that shouldn't be too runny or
too thick! You may have to adjust the amount of baking soda or peroxide
to get the consistency you need. It should be kinda like baby food, not
too runny and not too thick
Edited by mcelweewife - Jan 09 2008 at 10:20am