All appears to be well after rinsing the dye off my hair. No emergency trips to Boots or hairdressers! Yay! The colour came out really bright on the bleached highlights my hairdresser put in for me.
I wasn’t sure about it at first because my dark brown had been slightly tinted a plum colour at the front and ofc, I didn’t apply any dye to the back part of my hair so that remains a normal brown. After two washes the dark brown/plum has faded a bit and it all looks a bit more blended together now. I’m likely this for a nice autumn colour, I can get away with darker make up as well, without looking to goth-ly pale. :)
I love Special Effect dyes, I have quite a few of them. This is the first time I’ve used Virgin Rose though, and the main reason I went for it this time, is that I’ve heard it fades nicely, from a purple to a pink-ish colour. So If I didn’t like it, I could leave it to fade without it looking to crappy. When I used to dye my hair a bright pink, it used to fade to a salmon pink then a weird grey-ish colour! :/ So, hopefully this will fade nicely. :) I’ve already washed my hair three times, and it’s still just as bright as when I first did it. Compared to the old pink, which I used to top up every 3-4 days, this colour is doing great so far!
The only thing I regret is just having ordinary thin highlight-esque bits bleached in. I should have gone for larger single chunks instead. It would be more noticeable and would make it a lot easier for me to dye, without getting all the plain brown bits covered in purple dye as well. In the past I had big slices of colour, but because they were on my parting, roots were a problem. Doing it with the highlights this way, I can avoid roots for longer. There’s always pros and cons I guess! :)
Does everyone dye there hair? I’ve had to dye mine since a teenager due to early grey :( Even though my mum is in her 60′s and still isn’t grey! But still, I do enjoy playing with hair colour. :)