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Apr. 25th, 2005

04:47 pm - vanity, thy name is ferrousoxide

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i've been sick of my all-too-normal hair colour for awhile now. close to 2 weeks ago, i bleached the heck out of it and dyed it purple with some stuff here called Crazy Colours, which is like Manic Panic/Special Effects/etc. it came out a lovely mix of purple and blue, but it's already washed out to a strange aqua colour. i don't know if this is because i didn't bleach quite as much as i should have (roots and shorter bits of my hair went nearly white, but the longer bits were sort of a pinkish-red, and yes, i have photos of this), or if pretty coloured hair dye in Ireland is just inferior.

i'll be heading to Edinburgh on Friday for the Dark City Festival, and don't want to look quite like my head is a swimming pool, so i will be redying it again this week. _wirehead_ brought me some Raw forrest green hair dye (a gift from elvendude), which i haven't used yet, not because i'm opposed to dark green hair, but because everything i own that isn't black tends to be maroon, and i'm a bit afraid of looking like an xmas tree. i've also got a lead or two from solo_beckett and ickle_tayto on better brands of dye to use.

so now, in my debut poll, i'm asking for your advice. the poll is check-boxes so that you can indicate that you think multiple colours would be cool, or that you can't decide between a few colours. if you pick more than one, comment below and tell me which you mean (NB: i will not dye my hair more than 2 colours, so give up those visions you have of me with rainbow raver hair now).

what colour should i dye it

the same purple (better use of bleach this time)
2(10.5%)
a different colour/brand of purple
1(5.3%)
dark blue
1(5.3%)
the green that _wirehead_ got me
1(5.3%)
some variety of red
1(5.3%)
black
0(0.0%)
something else entirely (comment below)
1(5.3%)
i don't give a rat's arse what colour your hair is, you'll always be cute
3(15.8%)
i don't give a rat's arse what colour your hair is, changing it will not improve that ugly mug of yours
0(0.0%)
pie
1(5.3%)

if you voted for an unnatural colour, should i bleach again to be sure?

yes
4(26.7%)
no
11(73.3%)

Current Mood: blue (abba de abba da)
Current Music: Equatronic - Saturdays in Silesia

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From:ickle_tayto
Date:April 25th, 2005 09:13 am (UTC)
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get Directions hair dye.. it's the best stuff for strange colours.. but it doesn't last long.. I think I only ever managed to get a month out of mine when I had purple hair. but then again I never bleached my hair first.
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From:ferrousoxide
Date:April 25th, 2005 09:16 am (UTC)
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a month would be pretty good on undyed hair. is Directions the stuff i can get from the place near the George's Street arcade?
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From:ickle_tayto
Date:April 25th, 2005 12:36 pm (UTC)
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what place near georges st. arcade?

you used to be able to get it in se si.. but i dont know if they still do it.. it comes in small tubs and looks like dyed poo..
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From:ferrousoxide
Date:April 25th, 2005 01:24 pm (UTC)
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erm. dunno. some place Greg was telling me about behind the Arcade, but i don't know what it's called or exactly where it is...should probably ask him, eh? ;)
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From:killbox
Date:April 25th, 2005 09:15 am (UTC)
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strangely enough im rather partial to the dark green option, (and if you dont bleach it much it should just show as a green tint.. therefore less xmas treey
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From:ferrousoxide
Date:April 25th, 2005 09:17 am (UTC)
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well, it's already been bleached once. so it *will* be actually green. i have always had visions of doing a green/blue thing like Lum from Urusei Yatsura, and i could just temporarily shelve my maroon wardrobe bits, there aren't *that* many.
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From:netan9el
Date:April 25th, 2005 09:29 am (UTC)
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how long did you leave the dye in for? I know when I do mine I'll actually keep it in as long as I can stand. I usually put it in in the afternoon then go to bed with it on and then shower in the morning. I tend to find that helps keep the dye. (my hair to doesn't hold dye well even after the bleach)
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From:ferrousoxide
Date:April 25th, 2005 09:46 am (UTC)
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well, i did what i always do. bleach, wash out the bleach with the most hair-drying-out shampoo i have, let my hair dry completely, put on the dye and leave it until my hair is bone dry with the dye still in it, rinse it out (no shampoo), condition it, rinse and condition again the next day and then finally actually wash it the following day. usually works. i think the dye just sucks.
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From:netan9el
Date:April 25th, 2005 10:25 am (UTC)
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Yeah sounds like the dye sucks. :P
I don't htink you should need to rebleach it. Just a real good wash should should do. You should give us pics ;>
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From:sitamae
Date:April 25th, 2005 12:01 pm (UTC)
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I *love* the idea of green & blue. There's this model I'm forever running across (though of course I can't remember her name now!) with the most beautiful blend of green and blue. She looks like a mermaid or something.

That's my vote. :) (I love getting to experience wild hair vicariously. Yay.)
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From:elvendude
Date:April 25th, 2005 05:55 pm (UTC)
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...the green was from me...it says so right on the bottle...

*cries*
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From:ferrousoxide
Date:April 25th, 2005 06:15 pm (UTC)
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well, you didn't *bring* it didja? ;) {hug}
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From:ad_radian
Date:April 25th, 2005 08:40 pm (UTC)

I know you said not more than 2,

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but when I used to dye my hair, my favorite was when I used the last smearings of green, blue, and violet manic panic that I had left over from said monochromatic colors. Do you remember? I had peacock hair! I think you should go for peacock hair. I'd say peahen hair to be gender appropriate, but they just don't have the same tail feathers as peacocks. Maybe, mostly green and blue, with just a little violet. :)
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From:ad_radian
Date:April 25th, 2005 08:58 pm (UTC)

Or...

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You could very appropriately dye your hair any of these colors: http://www.sterling-chemical.com.hk/images/colorlayout1.jpg
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