It was really really purple, not that I didn't like it but it wasn't what I wanted exactly. So then it started to fade and I liked it a whole lot more. It looked something like this. The only issue with it fading was that it wasn't fading evenly at all because only certain parts were bleached and it was fading to an orange-y tone because of my natural blonde. After a few days of it fading it drove me crazy, to say the least.
I took matters into my own hands, not wanting to go to the salon and pay yet again for color that I knew was going to fade in a week. Nothing about my salon because I'm in love with that place, however any color esspecialy a bright is going to fade and fast.
I bought this leave in conditioner which was basically exactly the color that I had originally wanted my hair.
After dying my hair with that Unique Freak in Lilac stuff, my hair looked like this. This picture isn't the best it was definitely more lilac-y. It was really cute. But it faded super fast as well. It looked like this after three days.
This was where I was yesterday. I had done that Unique Freak color twice, deciding if I wanted to do it again or go all out and dye it darker. So I rolled the dye-ce. Ha ha ha. Sorry. This was the kit I got for myself.
Mixing bowl, color, comb, WHITE conditioner, and a clip to separate it all. I added conditioner to the hair dye to make it more manageable and a little bit diluted, hoping it would end up being pastel.
I start using this color and I'm like why is it so blue. Then I decided to do a test strip on my hair... I did entirely too much (just the streak first then I did the bottom). I was so confused. Like, why is this blue? How is it not purple? I let it sit for a while hoping it would turn into the dark purple I thought it was going to be but it never did. I then said just screw it, this is the color I chose I'm just going to to go with it. I immediately regretted my decision when my entire head was covered with the dye and I really thought my hair was going to be bright bright blue. I swore I was going to have hair the color of that crayon that looks dark blue but when you color with it it's bright bright blue.
After all of that little panic, my hair came out amazing. It was the right color, a little more indigo. But that was perfect because I do not want that orange-y tone at all.
If you want colored hair, here is my advice. I'm still learning about it because, it can be completely unpredictable. But,
- Be aware and prepared for the fact that it is going to fade. Every time I wash my hair I have to put some sore of color into it.
- You cannot wash your hair as ofter as you're used to. I usually wash my hair about every 3 days in the summer, now it's about every week. Dry shampoo and baby powder has become my best friend.
- You have to bleach your hair, be ready for the damage, keep in mind you might have to cut your hair short when you're off your color trip. I am preparing myself for this as well.
- Do NOT go out in the sun for a long time with your hair showing. Invest in hats, scarves, anything to cover your hair.
That's all I can think of right now. It's been a fun journey. If anyone is thinking of doing something crazy to their hair my personal advice is to do it, it's just hair and it's going to grow back. I held back on changing my hair for years but, it really is just hair.