Okay…I’ve wanted to dye my hair pink for about a year and a half now. I don’t know why. I just wanted to. I have always, always, always been adventurous with my hair and am amazed that I still have any. My biggest hesitation for not dying my hair some bold color is my husband’s job. Yes, I know. His work shouldn’t dictate what I do but that’s not reality. Maybe I’ll do a video about that one day. 😉 In any case, I finally decided to do it! Well – spoiler alert – it was an EPIC FAIL.
I’m no newbie to coloring my own hair. I’ve done everything from box dyes to actual two and three part colors. I’m not a professional by any means. I just YouTube a lot. I started with a blondish color in my hair but I new that I needed to get it as close to white as possible so that I didn’t get orange hair. Yellow and pink make orange ya know. I thought I had it and apparently I didn’t. I started by bleaching my hair again. Remember, my hair was already blonde. The color was nice and light but I knew it wasn’t light enough. I still had some yellowness but I was impatient and really didn’t want my hair to fall out.
The hair came out orange – and straight. Uggghhh!!! My naturally kinky hair was straightening out! From past experience I knew that I was on a thin line here. Thankfully, the kinks came back but the color was just a no go. I know I didn’t do it right. That’s okay. I’ll save it for a PROFESSIONAL. To get the pinkish-orange color out I bleached it again. Yes. I did. And I absolutely love the color. I did add a toner to it that’s almost like a super light brown. I love it. I might go back in with some super pale pinks at almost a rose color. Super pale. We shall see. For now, I’m letting my hair relax a bit and get in better shape.