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It's Purple!!

On DIY hair dye...

I finally did it.  I finally got the nerve to dye my hair purple. Or part of it anyway. 
I have wanted to dye my hair purple for a very long time, but never quite got up the courage to do it. Too crazy, too weird, too whatever. Always worried about what other people would think.
PURPLE!!!
Even in college, I went a kind of magenta color from a standard box rather than one of the Manic Panic colors that many of my classmates were using. I then went black, which looked awesome. 
When I decided to go back to a more natural color, I bleached it and did it very wrong and wound up orange. It was NOT a good look for me...
Me, in Greece
Me, in Greece
I actually wanted to shave my head, but my mom convinced me to just cut it short. I don't know if that was a good idea or bad idea because as the short hair grew out, it looked like I had frosted tips, which were luckily in style, but it still was NOT a good look for me.
At any rate, I've been playing with the idea of doing purple for a long time, but it's been an especially strong urge ever since I saw Beyond the Lights (great movie, but not clean at all: read the parental guidance review).
She has the most wonderful hair in that movie, and I've wanted to do that to mine ever since I saw the movie. I mean, I look back at it and I can't do anything so drastic (not yet anyway), but I love that kind of purple fade, where her roots are still her "natural" color and then it fades to a pure purple at the bottom.
Frankly, I don't have the money to go have this done by a pro, so I got a box of purple hair dye and attempted it myself. I lifted the entire top layer of my hair and tied it into a bun, and then divided the lower half of my hair into 2 ponytails. I then did a dip-dye kind of thing and dyed just the bottom 4-5 inches of those pony tails for a kick of color, without doing my whole head.
I really like the way it turned out, although as soon as I washed it out, I wanted to go back in and do more of my hair. I might try and dye a bit more in a couple weeks. Who knows?
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