My hair is pink!

Posted on April 4, 2012 and tagged DIY, Stuff I Like, Personal

Well... mostly! I was too chicken to go for a full head of pink. I'm jealous of girls who can pull it off, though. I think I'm just way too shy to stand out like that. I hate attention, which is weird that I have a blog, so I was too afraid people would look at my hair. Or worse...ask me about it!! I know, I'm a freak.

I was terrified putting bleach in my hair, but I'm in love with how it turned out. First, I separated the hair I wanted to dye and pulled the rest of it tight on top of my head with many elastics and pins. Then came the scary part, the bleach! I used Manic Panic Flash Lightning Bleach Kit and left it on for almost an hour. The box said you could need anywhere between 20 minutes and 120 minutes, so I just kept doing a strand check to see when it was ready. Even though I left it on that long, I still didn't get my hair all 'lemon yellow' like they describe in the instructions. Probably cause I've dyed my hair about a million times and it's hard to bleach out years of dye.

Once the bleaching was done, I let my hair dry and went straight into the pink. I used Manic Panic Cotton Candy Pink The instructions said to leave the color on for 30 minutes, but numerous people online said it's best to leave it in as long as you can. The dye doesn't harm your hair, so there's no reason you can't leave it in longer. I wrapped my head in plastic wrap, you can see the lovely photo here, and left the pink in for about 3 hours. This turned out to be not quite enough and the next day I did it again for another 3 hours.

Now like any bright color, it will fade pretty fast. Especially since I wash my hair every day and I'm not interested in changing that. But as it fades, it's turning into this lovely pinky-peach color which I think looks pretty too!

And now for your viewing pleasure, here's a photo of a weird upside down girl! Oh wait, that's me...

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