Tuesday, August 8, 2017

Hair Project in Progress

Some in-progress pictures are more ridiculous than others. XD

Tonight's project is dyeing my regrowth, and the post-bleach result is pastel silliness.

I've been successful at dyeing my bangs purple. :) Though my natural color is a medium/dark brown, it bleaches out easily. Bleach with 20 volume developer takes it to yellow in 15-20 minutes. And I'm closing in on a dye that produces the shade of purple I want. Arctic Fox Purple Rain is just about the right color.

Most of my hair is still black. After the series of salon disasters, I have given up on changing it to purple. I think I'm going to wait until the regrowth is a few inches, and then try for a purple/black ombre.

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  1. It actually looks rather nice, like a sunset! Good luck with the dyeing!

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    1. Yes, I agree. If I wanted pastels, this would be a nice color combo. Though I'd try to do a better job of blending the colors. :)

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  2. I know people who would kill for hair that looks like that. I know it isn't your style, but it is quite neat looking.
    Good luck with the continued progress.

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    1. I didn't word my post very well. I agree the colors are neat. The poufy way I'd pinned up my hair is what struck me funny. I looked like a pastel frilled lizard. XD
      Thanks!

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  3. That is a really pretty shade of purple and I think the purple/black ombre will look stunning!

    Hair transitions can be a such a pain! I remember my mom walking around with cartoon yellow hair for 2 months after she tried to strip the color out of her hair and fried it.

    I bleach my bangs with Revlon Colorsilk Ultra Light Sun Blonde so I can dye them pink (Splat Pink Fetish in the summer, Luscious Raspberry in the winter) and I dye the rest of my hair black. Fortunately, my hair is short so if I ever decide to NOT do black anymore, it won't take as long as the transition. But I've been doing my hair this way since 2007 so I doubt I'll quit any time soon. LOL

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    1. Thanks! I've always been overly picky about having "roots," so there's a bit of a mental hurdle with ombre.

      Short hair is much easier to transition! I like the idea of having shorter hair, but the reality is that styling my thick hair becomes a major hassle when it's shorter. So I'm trying to be patient.

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    2. I know what you mean about roots! The "stripe" by the part drives me batty. ;)

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  4. The two-toned roots/shaft look is very "in" now, though!

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    1. Indeed. And according to Pinterest, so are braids and other hairstyles that show off the two tones.

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    1. I'm not normally fond of pink, but pink hair looks nice with purple.

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  6. Seriously, thank you for documenting your process.
    It's really great hearing hair dying from a non-professional perspective. Not to say that I think it looks bad at all, it's quite unique and as Laura noted, looks exactly like a pretty sunset. However, because it isn't what you were going for, I hear you out. I appreciate what you're doing here, and I hope you manage to land on something you love!

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    1. Attempting to change the color of my previously-dyed-black hair was an absolute nightmare! But I'm glad I didn't give up entirely because it turns out that dyeing my virgin hair is quite easy. The tricolor was indeed unique and I almost felt bad putting purple dye on it!

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  7. The purple/black ombre sounds amazing! Can't wait to see the end result. And, thanks for being so brave to share your pictures with us :D Oh, I have been there! Ha ha

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    1. I have bad hair so you don't have to. ;)

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