Tuesday, 31 January 2012

My Hair History

I've tried lots of hair colours during the years, here are pics of some! I've never had fully black hair, I've kept to other colours to be able to change it easily.

This is my hair now. Dyed the bangs black because they faded too fast for my taste. Slanted bangs are new and I might cut them back to a straight model, because I'm having a hard time cutting them nicely myself.

Full purple, this is Directions Violet dyed over faded cotton candy pink. I've had one side of the head shaved for years, my hair is so thick you can't really see it when I wear my hair down.

Faded purpley-pink hair with some purple streaks on the bangs, a mix of Directions Lilac and Carnation pink.

The same color as above, only in better light and not so faded. You can also see me about to Rick-roll.

Carnation Pink and Lilac with some clip-in extensions in the same colours.

A light pink with darker clip-in streaks. This was my entry for Grey's Sakura contest. Directions Carnation Pink mixed with conditioner half-and-half.

Cotton candy pink. This is what the diluted Carnation Pink faded to. 

Carnation Pink with less conditioner and freshly dyed. I have a  fall made of cotton candy pink kanekalon mixed with some white and dark pink, it was really close to my hair in colour.

Here you can observe my lovely natural colour in action! It's a light cold greyish-brown and super blah. It would lighten into blonde if I spent enough time in the sun, but I still don't like it.
Dyed with undiluted Carnation Pink here, I felt it was too bright.

I dyed the ends of my bangs for Lumous Gothic Festival 2010 to match the Colinette wool extensions I made.

This wonderful bathroom shot with a hairdryer growing out of my head might be actually after the dyed bangs, not sure. I kept my hair platinum for a long time because I was fed up with dyeing the roots of my previous pink colour. My natural colour is cool and so light that I could get away without doing my roots for a few months.
A short venture to Directions Turquoise. I had this colour only for  about a month and went back to platinum because I thought this didn't go well with my wardrobe.

Another shot of the platinum colour. I really loved that wallpaper in my old apartment <3
Working towards the platinum, this was a more natural blonde colour. That's a chinchilla fur hat in my mouth in case you are wondering.

Directions Rose Red on top part of hair and black on bottom part.

I think this is Rose Red or Flamingo Pink over faded purple or brown. I hated short hair!

I'm missing the cotton candy hair, but it was really hard to keep looking good. I don't seem to have older pictures on my computer (the oldest is from 2005, so it's pretty old still), but I've also had dark brown hair, red hair, and purple and pink highlights on brownish-purple in my wild teen years. So far I haven't had any hair disasters (*knocking on wood*), my hair is quite thick and strong and it's naturally quite light so I don't have to bleach it to death to prep it for bright colours. The ends are a bit dry, but they are still holding up fine.

I re-dye the purple about once a month and don't bother to bleach the roots every time, because the dye sticks okay to my natural colour. Every few months I bleach the roots and slap purple over them. Light colours look better on me, because dark ones make me look like I'm going bald when the roots start growing ;P

15 comments:

  1. Lovely.Your lucky that you have light hair so that you don't have to worry about bleaching firts. Your hair is really awesome.

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    1. Thanks! I'm really happy with the lightness, it pretty much makes up for the natural colour looking so meh ;)

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  2. You are SO freaking pretty. I WISH I could do my hair all sorts of crazy colors, but I can't. Not yet anyways- promised my Mom and sisters I'd keep it "normal" until my wedding in October.

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    1. Thank you! I'd totally flip if someone insisted me keeping my hair "normal", I'd feel naked in some natural colour! But now you have plenty of time to plan your hair ;P

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  3. I love the teal hair :D But pink suits you fine too, I think it's my favourite on you!

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    1. Thanks! The pink is one of my favourites too, might go back to it someday. I still hold on to the cotton candy pink extensions in hopes of being able to use them again.

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  4. Ooh! I am loving that Sakura look! The bleached brow look usually creeps me out a little bit, but in this case it totally works with how you did your eyes. I also really like the picture of you with long platinum hair and damask wallpaper, and the very last shot with the hot pink bangs. With your coloring and bone structure, you can get away with just about anything. :)

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    1. Thank you so much :) I really liked to do the look for the Sakura contest, it was just so damn dark at the time that all my pictures went kind of blurry. Luckily I had a few that were not so blurry, so I used them :)

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  5. eeee! The last one is my favourite! Love the colour and the cut. I have bleach and a whole shwackload of red to do my hair but I've never bleached it myself and terrified of crapping it up.
    And that wallpaper is AWESOME!

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    1. Surprising! I didn't like to short hair myself, I thought it was really hard to style. I guess I'm just more into long locks, since I put in extensions as soon as the hair was long enough ;) I'd say that if you follow the instructions on the box of bleach, it's hard to go wrong :) You can bleach for a short time and just re do the process if the result isn't light enough. Red color lifts last, so that's why you usually get orange, but orange is covered by red so you don't have to worry about it!

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  6. AH!! That's where I remember you from! The Sakura contest! Freaking gorgeous.

    I liked having my sides buzzed off. My hair was also so thick that you couldn't tell my sides were buzzed when I'd wear it down... so it was a nice way to freak people out at work, hehe.

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    1. The contest was fun!

      I've also gotten comments from people saying things like "why did you do that with your hair" when I wear it up so that the short side is showing, they just hadn't noticed it before!

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  7. I loved your entry for Grey's contest. Love your hair :)

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  8. Hi there! Loving all your looks! I noticed you said you only kept the Directions Turquoise for around a month before going back to platinum blonde. Can I please ask how you achieved this?
    When I had a little section of mine dyed a pretty light blue, then wanted to get rid of it, it wouldn't budge!! Even with putting bleach over it, it just made it paler but didnt get it out completely.

    Many thanks, Nikki xx

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