I dyed my hair.
It was an exciting feat of late night madness of my best friend dying my hair. I went from my natural blonde to a bright red.
I'd been playing with colour, tinting it pink but it definitely wasn't as fun as a full-head dye.
Or what I wanted to do, for that matter.
So my friend and I picked up a temporary hair dye, Manic Panic, in InfraRed. We didn't bleach my hair or do anything to it before hand, because my hair was so light naturally. The dye sat in my hair for 45 minutes to an hour. Once we rinsed it out, I was left with these stunning results...
The initial colour was really quite dark, the colour of a red velvet cupcake. It was exactly the shade I was going for, which is quite exciting!
Many ask, "BUT WHY?!"
For fun! It's temporary, hair is a renewable resource, and I've been wanting to do this for a long time now. There's always been an allure for red hair for me, and now that I'm sixteen, I have a little more freedom from my parents. So after research and asking around, I finally got permission from my parents, the perfect dye, and my best friend to share the experience.
And it was so worth it.
It's a very fun experience, and the reactions were the best. I didn't tell many people beforehand, just to see people's reactions. It was a long weekend, a full five days, and when I came back that Wednesday, the reactions were perfect. I had a lot of sarcasm with it. People would be like, "You dyed your hair?" I'd laugh and respond, "No, I've been bleaching my hair blonde all these years, and I finally got sick and tired of the upkeep, so I stripped out the dye and this is actually my natural colour!"
The looks on their faces...
A lot of questions I get revolve around, "Do you think you'll ever go back to blonde?" or "What colour are you dying it next?"
The truth is, I love having my hair coloured, but I don't know if I'll go back to having my whole head dyed. My hair texture is definitely different, and to be honest, I really like my natural colour. I only dyed it because I knew that the dye will wash out in 8-10 weeks after application.
But in all honesty, I'll probably do coloured streaks or dip dyes. It's really very fun, and besides, it's always nice having some colour in your life, right?
Since then, the colour has settled in, and it's fading slightly to an orangey-red. I use sulfate-free products to wash my hair, and it's helped the colour last.