Thursday, March 7, 2013

the mane thing

i have honestly had the same hairstyle since forever (except for when i had bangs) and have gotten bored with it so when a friend of mine (MH all you baby) mentioned that she thought i'd look good with pastel coloured hair, i decided to go for it.

some of the photos i referenced for shade

going from always having had dark hair, it was a risk considering i knew the amount of time and chemicals it would take to lighten my hair enough to achieve the lilac shade. so anyway, before i went in for my appointment, i photoshopped my hair into a lilac shade so i got an idea of what i would look like after. 

(sorry i took a picture of a picture of the photoshopped version haha)

at the salon, i had a picture of my hair taken before the process
i think i need a

and after 12 long hours, this is what the final product looked like!
the colour looks different depending on natural vs artificial lighting

it took so long to bleach out my previous colour because red is one of the hardest colours to remove and i had dyed my hair a dark red not too long ago. but after several bleaches and with some hair treatments in between, my hair was finally light enough to apply the lilac!

morning after appointment

i was told that this colour would fade very quickly but i was determined to maintain it! but within a week, i had already re-applied the lilac pigment for a newer wash of colour and it still faded, especially on the crown of my head. i didn't know if i would be able to keep up with the constant need for touch ups so out of whim, i decided to remove the lilac on the top half of my head so i wouldn't have to worry about fading, bleached it out and toned it blonde.

but within two days, i missed the purple too much so i dyed it back LOL honestly i'm surprised my hair didn't all fall off (knock on wood) but i've been using hair treatments! anyway, i didn't think the blonde suited me very well and made me feel, for a lack of better word, like a bitch. so whatever is left of my hair is purple again, but unfortunately i don't have a picture yet so until next time!! 

x - win