it's true. i have hot pink hair.
it started bright purple... "troll doll purple", as my friend kimberley called it...
then it was hot pink... and now it's settled into kind of a dusty rose pink....
i love it so entirely much that i'm beginning to wonder how i ever lived without it...
it started awhile ago. like.... YEARS ago. like 4 years ago.
i was going to new york, and i wanted light pink hair.
i got a pink streak - and it washed out the very next day. REALLY disappointing.
then, pastel and brightly colored hair got crazy popular... so i decided to forget it.
but a few months ago, i thought "i'm about to turn 39. i want to do something kind of unexpected.." so i decided to dye my blonde hair lavender.
i bought a temporary dye, and after SEVERAL applications - i was left with a barely there peachy hue streak. i went to L.A. to see therese, and she was like "I LOOOOVE YOUR PEACH HAIR!" but i was disenchanted because it was supposed to be lavender. so when i got home from L.A. i decided to get a more hardcore dye. i applied it all over my head, and left it in for about 20 minutes, because i wanted it to be LIGHT purple... and this is what i got:
.... a barely there pink streak.
GRRRRR. wtffffffffff. it ALLLL washed out of my hair.
so the next day, i decided to REAAAALLLYYYYYY go to town, i used a LOT of dye, wrapped my head in a plastic bag, and left it on my hair for over an hour.
it worked. kind of. it was SOOOO dark, and it ENTIRELY washed out of my roots and other strange places, which left me with bright yellow bleached roots, and patches, and streaks. UGH. whatever. i decided to roll with it for awhile. the great thing about my brain and my hair is that i get really excited about something, and then when it doesn't work out, i'm like "meh, whatever." and it doesn't really bother me, ha ha ha. other things - not so much. i get bothered. but my hair?! anything goes. whatever. i'm easy.
i left it streaky and bleachy for about a week and a half.
because we were taking so many pictures for Forbidden Broadway - i was PAINFULLY aware of how bright my roots were compared to the purple. and the more i washed my hair - the BRIGHTER the purple got... it was getting worse. so i bought a grey toner for my roots, and it seemed to help a bit. then, about 2 weeks in - day by day... it started to look pink....
and now at about 3 and a half weeks in - i have a beautiful dusty rose.
I LOVE IT SO MUCH. i wish i could keep it this color :D
it's going to keep lightening up, and eventually go away (i think...) at which point - i am going to do it again :D yeay!!!!!! i've decided to grow my hair out a bit again (after swearing to NEVER grow it long again and keep it in an ear lobe length bob), and i'm going to try to keep it dusty rose <3
happy 39th birthday to me! :D :D