Because I know you’re all dying to know what color my hair is now.
It’s actually an awful faded red already. The Manic Panic dye worked really well, but it was a real pain in the ass to do. They’re not joking when they say this stuff stains EVERYTHING, everywhere.
The worst part was washing it out in the kitchen sink with cold water. Our cold and hot water doesn’t mix very well, even when there’s only one faucet. There are really only two temperatures: magma hot and Arctic cold. Now imagine me leaning over the kitchen sink, sticking my head under freezing cold water. Both my head and my back were killing me. All in the name of vanity.
Here’s what my hair looked like before the Manic Panic colors. Faded red that I had periodically refreshed using Henné Colouring Cremes, as documented in this post. It currently looks much more faded and brassy. I hate it, but I’m waiting until I get back to Hawaii to color it again.
I mixed Purple Haze and Fuschia Shock in a 50/50 ratio. By the way, fuchsia is spelled wrong, and I don’t blame them. For the longest time, I could never remember how to spell this word. I finally looked up the etymology of the word (because I’m a nerd like that), and it turns out the plant fuchsia was named in honor a German botanist by the name of Leonhard Fuchs (his surname in German means “fox”.) This makes the spelling of fuchsia so much easier to remember! Dropping some knowledge on y’all. Who said beauty blogs were totally vapid??
ANYWAY. I left the concoction on for about four hours before finally rinsing it out. It took forever and I was super cranky and cold afterward.
But here’s how it turned out! Pretty, no? It still looks red, and not purple, which is what I was going for. I should have bought a dark blue to throw in the mix as well. Every picture I took registered it as red. That Fuschia Shock really adds a lot of pink.
I’ve mentioned that my hair has already faded back into a gross brassy reddish brown. The color came out rather unevenly, which is to be expected since I can’t see the back of my head.
I want to buy Midnight Blue and add it with the remainder of Purple Haze and Fuschia Shock. My friend Krystal has agreed to help me to apply, so hopefully round two will come out more evenly. Since my stylist Mel already lightened my hair in a great ombré balayage, I want to take full advantage of it and keep coloring my hair until it’s time to cut it all off!