I tried to dye my hair purple twice but my hair was too dark. The only solution? Bleach. Argh, I know.
So I have a group chat with my friends and every now and then we just end up sending lines of GIFs back and forth. I sent one of a blonde Asian woman and jokingly said that I should go blonde. Enough encouragement was there for me to seriously think about it.
I started to look around for a decent box bleach purely because I'm too poor to afford a good bleach powder and developer separately. Initially, I was all for buying Live Color Max Blonde since I know that it is a strong brand and it did manage to dye my hair purple initially. It faded to red after a week though.
I went into Boots last Saturday before work and saw that the Live Color bleach was not allowed on previously dyed hair so I couldn't have it. I found Jerome Russell BBlonde (Yes, two Bs) next to it on the shelf. It's a bit more expensive but still looked pretty strong to battle my thick, dark, almost invincible hair.
The next day I went to my boyfriend's house and got the job done. At first, I was applying the bleach properly, using the brush to evenly distribute the bleach on my hair... And then I got impatient. About halfway through, when I was doing the back of my hair, with some help from my guy holding a mirror behind me, I started to just scoop the bleach into my hair. As a result, some parts got more bleach than others.
When I was checking on my hair, I kind of liked the colour it was midway through the development time. I sort of expected the uneven-ness because of what I did. I also got bored of waiting for all of it to reach blonde.
So now I have this cool, slightly weird fiery hair; a mixture of colour ranging from a burnt red to a bright blonde.
My head is figuratively on fire.
I like it! Some do, some don't - my family aren't fans except for my little sister. People at work like it, one of the guys pointing out that the colour "highlights my cheekbones."
I plan on keeping this for a while. My hair takes forever to grow so it'll be a while until my roots start to get too long. After that, who knows? I might go lighter or attempt to go to a purple shade. Third time lucky, maybe?
That's all for now. Stay beautiful x