|Not my hairs. I has a sad. :(|
Hey everyone! Whew, I've had a day. About a month ago, I decided that I want -- nay, need-- purple hair. I was going to dye my whole head purple and it was going to be glorious. Unfortunately, my job did not approve. I need to have some sort of "natural" base to my hair for it to be work appropriate.
In the grand scheme of things, that's still pretty lenient.. so I decided to do black on top and purple on the bottom. I didn't want to bleach my hair, so I went with a semi-permanent purple over my natural brown. After grabbing some black semi-permanent dye, I grabbed my gloves and set to work.
I ended up with a purple-ish tint, but it wasn't very noticeable. And then the purple bled into the black and it just looked... meh. I hated it. Thus, I decided to bleach and re-dye the purple, and redo the black.. but with permanent color this time.
After consulting with my amazing stylist (which is probably what I should have done in the first place, truth be told), we decided to do heavy foil "highlights" on the purple part, so that it would be more of a "multi-dimensional purple peekaboo" with the black on top.
Unfortunately, my hair didn't take the purple. After trying twice, my whole head looks black. It's not bad.. I actually look great with black hair, and I finally got my side bangs back.. which I'm really excited about.. But I'm bummed that my hair is not purple.
It's not my stylist's fault. She's amazingly sweet and talented and I adore her. I'm not mad. I just have REALLY stubborn hair. It's almost like it's too porous and it sucks up too much color? I don't know how else to explain it. Anyways, we're going to give it a couple of weeks and try again with different products.
Sorry about the whiny post. I'm just sad and I needed somewhere to vent. I tried venting to the hubby, but I don't think he really gets it. Seriously, though. It took 5 hours for me to get black hair. I has a sad. :(
However.. my day seems much better after polishing off two cupcakes. Funny how chocolate and sugar can put things into perspective for you. I'll be sure to post pics when I finally get what I want! It's gonna be amazing!