Back to Black

For 2009 I'm going back to my fave hair color blue black.  I like to color my hair black for the fall/winter and a burgundy for the spring/summer. 2007 I went to the Dominican Republic and came back with seriously noticeable red hair. Toward the end of 2008 I cut a lot of the color out but the ends were still red and I was tired of it. I either use Feria or Garnier but the beauty supply didn't have them so I picked up my stand by  Bigen.

See the color on the ends...

 I used 2 boxes of Bigen which was just the right amount for my hair...

 My tools: plastic cap, bowl spoon and gloves.

Once you mix it with water you get a pretty purple concoction...

 Color applied...

 Put my plastic cap on and chill for 30-45 minutes...

 All rinsed out , no more red ends!

 Deep condition with Elasta QP DPR11 mixed with coconut oil


 No flash

I love it! There is a purple black by Feria that I want to try but I haven't seen it anywhere. I do know they sell it overseas. I don't but from overseas sellers so I'm still debating on whether or not I'm going to get it.


Amina said...

I loooove it!!!!
your hair is so fluffly and gorgeous

January 5, 2009 at 12:51 AM
Seymone said...

Ur hair is beautiful such an inspiration..

January 5, 2009 at 1:50 AM
Krystal said...

your hair looks so healthy and soft!! i'm tryna get on thar level!

January 5, 2009 at 3:12 AM
Erin said...

Dang yo' hair is THICK!!! So gorgeous and I love the color.

January 5, 2009 at 12:44 PM
Anonymous said...

beautiful hair for such a beautiful sistah!! I knew you would go back to our old standard BIGEN!!! HA!! & u have inspired me to let my hair grow out in 2009!!

January 5, 2009 at 4:59 PM
MakeupBliss said...

Okay, I have been wanting to dye my hair because the black in my hair is fading and I have been wanting to try something new...I think this is it! Your hair is gorgeous and curly hair is sexy too!

January 6, 2009 at 8:31 AM
Leela said...

OMG-Your hria looks absolutely gorgeous!

I been Jet black for about a year now too. It's fabulous. But Even more on au natural!



January 6, 2009 at 8:53 AM
yummy411 said...

gorg hair! i did blue black once in my life..despite all of the comments of how bad it washed me out.. and it turned out green black. black shiny hair always looks so healthy!

January 6, 2009 at 11:03 AM
Heat Styled Natural said...


January 6, 2009 at 7:12 PM
B said...

You are rockin' it!! I went black once and looked gothic. Black looks beauuuutiful on you!

January 6, 2009 at 7:19 PM
slvrlips said...

Gorgeous!!!! Your hair looks so soft and pretty. jet black hair is my favorite and I so need to do the same thing my ends are starting to look dusty brown.

January 7, 2009 at 1:58 AM
SuzieC said...

@ Amina - Thanks!

@ Seymone - Thanks!

@ Krystal - Thanks!

@ Erin - Thanks! I think blue black is my fave color in the world!

@ lillypuddin - I love that name by the way! Now you know when all else fails holla at old faithful! Yay for growing your hair out! I can't wait to see pics!

@ MakeupBliss - Thanks! Garnier makes a nice blue black also that my friend told me about.

@ Leela - Thanks! Don't you just love black hair?! Something vampy and sexy about it!

@ yummy - Thanks! :( at green black hair...

@ Heat Styled Natural - Thanks!

@ B - Thanks!

@ slvrlips - Thanks! I think I'll stay black for a while.

January 7, 2009 at 5:12 PM

Coco said...

I love your hair. Can I borrow it please?

January 7, 2009 at 11:23 PM
Anonymous said...

Your hair is so darn fabulously beautiful. I love the lush blackness of it.

January 8, 2009 at 2:23 AM
SuzieC said...

@ Coco - Thanks! LOL!!

@ juvenescent - Thanks!

January 9, 2009 at 9:27 AM

African-American Brides said...

One of the girls on my message board was just now asking about Bigen. I'm going to send her right over here! Thanks so much for stopping by. :)


January 9, 2009 at 4:41 PM
AnyaPosh said...

Omigosh, your hair is so beautiful! I love the length & the colour too. Did you use a permanent color? or semi-permanent? I've never thought to colour my hair from a box by myself. I've been to chicken to try it... anyway, your hair looks gorgeous & lush.

January 10, 2009 at 12:50 PM
SuzieC said...

@ African- American Brides - Bigen is one of my faves! A good ole faithful that never fails me!

@AnyaPosh - Thanks - It's a permanent color. I go between permanent and rinses. Sebastian makes a really nice black cherry rinse.

January 18, 2009 at 10:41 PM

Alyssia said...

Hey girlie...i know this is late, but I want to go dark and i remembered your post! So i'm either going to rinse or die my hair black, but I'm not sure if I should choose blue-black or if there's another tone I should try...try and keep my skin tone in mind. what do you think>>

February 9, 2009 at 4:17 PM
SuzieC said...

@ Alyssia - I find that black has a tendency if it’s too black to kinda wash you out and leave you looking pale. You may instead of a blue black try a black cherry or and a black that has hints of red in it for warmth. I think that would work for you.

February 24, 2009 at 11:43 AM

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