Notice: This entry was published 4 years ago and may no longer reflect my views today.
Or as my best friend put it, “GO RIN OR GO HOME.”
I’ve been dreaming of and basically stalking the Pinterest tag for magenta hair for a couple of months. I still liked my dark hair, but I was also itching for a change. I figured the winter to spring transition was the perfect time to take the plunge! I was a little scared because I’ve never had brightly-colored hair before, but I’m so happy now that I’ve done it.
This was my hair before. My natural hair is black, but I was blonde last year so I used a black dye to go back to my real color, and then I just let my hair grow. It’s faded a lot in the last five months, and you can see above that the blonde is definitely showing through. It faded in streaks so for a few months, it looked like I had blonde highlights which was cool. By the end, the patches were really obvious though.
I read a lot about black dye being the hardest to remove, so I was nervous about going through the whole thing. I did a lot of research, ordered my hair tools, and hoped everything works out.
The first step is to remove the black dye from my hair. Since it’s already faded significantly, this step was a lot easier than I thought. I just followed the directions on the box and left the remover on for an hour. I was able to rinse everything out easily.
Sup blonde, long time no see! It’s a bit orange now, and since I’ve been growing my hair out for five months, I have a serious roots situation going on.
Well, so far so good! I predicted an ombre effect to happen since there was a major shade difference between my virgin and bleached hair. I don’t want to bleach anymore, so I might just ride the ombre out.
After waiting a day, it’s time to dye my hair! I planned to take pictures, but I got dye on my gloves and I didn’t want to touch my camera. I pretty much did the exact same steps I wrote out on my hair dye post last year. I mixed 30 vol developer with two tubes of magenta dye in a plastic bowl, then I applied it to my hair with a tinting brush. I left it on for half an hour and rinsed afterwards.
Here’s what came out! No filter for accuracy. As predicted, my roots are purple and the rest is a very bright pinkish red. I’m not sure how I feel about the accidental ombre, but I definitely love the bright shade!
Now that I have super bright hair, I have to tone down the lipstick. I guess it’s time to finally learn how to use eyeshadow properly. I still can’t blend to save my life. :’D I’ve already got my eye on a few palettes, recommended by Eirene. Thanks bb! I'm also excited to play with nude lipstick and glosses! What do you guys think? Yes/no/gurlfixyourroots? Let me know what you think! Do you have any major changes planned for spring? I wanna know too.