I am super stoked about my new hair! Back when I was in high school I always wanted purple hair. My mom always told me how pretty my red hair was and that I shouldn't dye it. Well I guess it must have stuck because I have only dyed my hair 3 times in my life(hard to believe huh?). The first time was blondish highlights(wish I could find a pic). The second time I had high lights and low lights put in my hair with 2 shades darker underneath. I really loved it!
1 shade lighter, one shade darker, and natural hair color.
2 shades darker underneath.
Over the years I have just cut my hair. The first daring one was really short. I had always loved the look of the reverse bob hair cuts, but never thought I could pull one off.
Side. I love the look, but short hair is pretty high maintenance. I am not really a high maintenance girl. As I have aged I get bored with spending hours in the bathroom getting ready ;p
So I let my hair grow out.
... get really LONG.
Then this year I decided to just do whatever I wanted with my hair. Just be myself. It' is *just* hair and it will grow back. I now know that I can rock my hair short, so if I get bored, off it goes!
I blame, well not really blame, but I guess thank, Lemonade Mantras for letting me get in tune with my greatest self. In part of the process you need to do some meditating and visualizing. This is really hard for me cause I can barely sit still and just relax. So to help myself I made a Pinterest board to help with my visualization. Here is my board My Style.
So I really contemplated this hair thing. At first I thought well I could just dye the tips right? I could always cut them off when I get bored and won't have to wait forever to grow them out. I talked with my friend Virgil that works at Blo salon in downtown KC. He suggested I get an "Ombre". It is color variegated hair that fades from your natural color to other natural hair colors or wild ones. Well you know how much I love color, so this was my chance for that funky hair I had always wanted.
At first I wanted "my colors," but lime green and aqua wouldn't fade quite right with my red.
So Virgil suggested: red, purple, or pink for a better fade.
So I chose pink and purple. So I guess for these to do a nice fade you start with the first color and then progressively fade into the next ones. So on with the PURPLE!
So before you can apply the color you need to STRIP off the natural stuff. Onto the bleach. Is it bleach? Well whatever it's called that they use to strip off your color to blonde.
WOW! Look at how VIVID that color is! :D The dark in the bottom of the bowl is the dye and you can see the color from the swipes of the brush against the bowl.
This is how it looked in my hair! I LOVE it!
Glad I got brave and just jumped in! Here you can see me wearing my LOVELY Maku heart :D
I hope that maybe this post will encourage you to just be yourself and do those things maybe you were too afraid to do in the past. Its such a wonderful feeling to start becoming your best self!