Day 6 of my “365 Days of New Things” Project (Pictures and Videos Below)
Yes I know: I’m a full blown (semi) adult. What am I doing dying my hair pink now? Isn’t that what teen angst years are for? Well I never really wanted a crazy color in my hair until recently, but I always come up with some reason not to do it. Maybe I won’t like it. I have an audition tomorrow. I am too old…etc. Those excuses are silly because: I won’t know if I’ll like it unless I actually try it, I don’t audition a lot because I’d rather create my own content and/or collaborate with producers who are down with pink hair – and shit - tomorrow I will be even another day older so might as well do it today.
So I decided to dye my hair pink. I didn’t want to die my hair a crazy “look at me” hot pink. I wanted a more of a subtle whisper of pink shaded throughout my (bleached) blonde hair. I looked online for inspiration and I decided I like Charlotte Free’s hair, and I also liked more subtle shades like one called Rose Gold.
I knew it could be difficult (and totally stupid) to dye my hair such a specific and random color myself, but I really wanted to make this a true DIY project. A salon trip would have been much safer and wiser, but as history will show, if I prefer to go balls to the wall. Besides, if I’m going to fuck this up, I’m going to do it myself. I bought a tub of Manic Panic’s semi-permanent neon pink called Cotton Candy and researched how to use this dye to get the desired effect I want.
Then I dyyyyyyyyyyyyed.
Then I had a small panic attack.
Then I washed and dried my hair and was happy with what I saw. The result was a subtle Rose Gold color with a sort of Ombre effect.
Thank you to Jessica, Michael and Kirsten for letting me come to your house, have a mini-meltdown (not the first time) and get hot pink dye on your floor.