This is sort of a different post, and is more for me to look back on months and years from now when I think it's a good idea to dye my hair blue/green again.
Dear future me, please do not do this to your hair ever again.
If you remember, I dyed my hair a few months ago. A month and a half ago. Something like that.
While I didn't hate it at first, as the color faded, I ended up wanting to cut all of my hair off. As someone who's never dyed their hair a funky color (aside from a really bad dye job in the sixth grade and purple highlights in high school), I did not realize that blues and reds do not fade well. More importantly, green does not fade well. Ever.
Green was not the color that I wanted, but it was the color that I ended up with. And the fading process has been absolutely horrid. Pairing it with the fact that I colored my hair at home myself, it was just. Bad.
Photos make the hair look a lot nicer than it is in person (which is saying a lot, because the hair in the photos isn't all that awesome to begin with).
It's now streaky with patches of brassy yellow from my original ombre, deep green, and five thousand shades of chartreuse. What kills me is that I really liked my hair before I dyed it -- it was a nice color and aside from the fact that it turned very brassy as the dye faded, I really liked it.
Moral of the story: do not dye your hair green. Do not try to dye your hair blue at home unless your hair is platinum blonde. More importantly, do not dye your hair green.
Also, a fun fact -- I was told by a hair colorist that green does not always lift from the hair. So. That's great to know.
Anyway I am on the hunt for a colorist in LA who doesn't charge an arm and a leg to color correct my hair. While I am so, so tempted to go for what I originally wanted (lavender), I'm not sure I'm willing to go through the pain and money of doing this process again. So. If you know anyone in the LA area, please let me know!
Alright friends. Thanks for feeling my pain with me. See you all next week.
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