Friday, September 7, 2012

Quest for Pink Hair Pt 1

Hey guys!
So this might is going to be a two part entry. I recently decided to dip dye my hair pink. Not a bright bold pink. But more of a pastel pink. I want it exactly like these examples
Does anyone know who she is?
Himena Ousaki
 I also love mint hair, but maybe that would be next after I get tired of pink.
Lime from Hello Venus
So the thing is that I've never dyed my hair. Mother never approved of it because my natural hair color was "oh so unique, people want to have your color blah blah blahhh". So I never dyed it.

I'm kind of thankful my mom never allowed it saved me a lot of money and damage to my hair. But still I needed a bit of a change. Since I only decided to dip dye it, it's not like I have to get my roots touched up every so often. Even if I don't like it I just can cut it off and it would like like it never happened.

I did a lot of research on hot to get that shade of pink. It turns out no one really makes that pale of a pink. You have to dilute the hair dye with conditioner. Also, I found out that your hair has to be as blonde as possible, white if possible. So I have to bleach it to death.

In the process I found this chart which I thought was very helpful. Click to enlarge it.
So I went to Sally's and got everything I need it.
 -Manic Panic Flash Lightning (bleach powder & developer)
- Salon Care 20 Volume Develper
- One N Only Argan Oil Hair Repairing Mask
- Wellar Color Charm Toner in T-14
- Manic Panic Cotton Candy Pink
- Generic Shampoo (Clairol Shimmer Lights)
- Gloves, mixes bowl and brush tint.

One last look at my virgin hair.
After bleaching it for 30 minutes and the restoring mask. Not much of a difference. I have to mention that I used that Wella Color Charm to get rid of the "brassiness" but it did nothing on me.

Since it is not light enough for a pastel color. I needed another round of bleach, but allowed my hair to rest for 2 weeks.

The result after 1 hour of bleach.
Now we are talking blonde
I have to mention that this session of bleach really damaged my hair. It  was so dry and felt stiff afterwards, that I couldn't run my hands through my hair.

So here is what I did to get it back to normal
- Argan Oil Repairing hair mask after bleaching.
-Argan Oil after it dried
- At night I put Almond oil on the ends of my hair
- I did not washed my hair that day
- Put more argan oil
- At night I put coconut oil all over and slept with a shower cap
- Next morning I applied the Joico Kpap Intense Hydrator mask and left it for 3 hours
- That same night I oiled my hair with olive oil

The end result was the picture you see above.

This is it for part 1.



  1. Your hair looks awesome!! ^^ I would like to dip dye my hair too but maybe later:)

  2. I'm dying to have my hair like that! but I have so black that will cost me a lot of effort to get to the pink, my biggest fear is that I burned my hair LOL thanks for the tips! :))

  3. Oh I dip-dyed my hair a while ago :3 But my hair is naturally blonde so I didn't have to do this first part. Hope you got the result you were trying to archive ♥

  4. I can't wait to see the end result! When my hair grows back out I wanna do something similar.

  5. i wish i can have hair like himena >___<


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