Oooh two posts in one day! I felt bad not posting any during the week, so I’ve put up these two today as they kinda go together anyway. I have a few more things to put up, so hopefully I’ll have some spare time in the week. :)
Before my Brighton trip I re-dyed my hair! I’ve gone a bit darker and had more wider slices bleached in which I dye Special Effects Virgin Rose. I much prefer it now. I hated dyeing it before as I was tinting the brown purple because it wasn’t dark enough and looking like I’d been hit in the face with purple and the back part was just a mid-brown. Not the greatest of looks! I like my new dark brown and I can get away with slopping on the purple dye without worrying about tinting the brown. I like the larger slices too, it makes it slightly easier to dye and looks nicer. Annoyingly, I’m running low on purple dye and all the UK sites to buy it from seem to be out of stock or not taking orders due to the snow. :(
Here is a rather funny view of my new bleached bits. As you can see it isn’t bleached to white, more of a yellow, but it still comes out really bright purple. For purple tones you really don’t need to bleach to white. When I had pink hair I had to have toner as well to make it white because when the pink faded it looked yellow/orange. This dye luckily fades to a pale purple/pink, so I’m happy with that. :) In fact, I’m very happy with the dye this time. Now it’s just the upkeep! I’ve been dyeing it every Sunday, which isn’t too bad. I do destroy the bathroom in the process though.
For anyone wondering about the upkeep of semi permanent colours like Special Effects hair dye, it does fade if you shampoo your hair, but I only leave my dye on for about 15-20 minutes when I re-dye it, so it really doesn’t seem that bad, especially as it is only once a week. I normally put the dye on, brush teeth, clean bathroom, then shower, and that seems to be plenty of time for the colour to take.
Here’s a really good tip I’ve learnt recently for removing hair dye stains on the bath/tiles. Nail polish remover! I read online about it and thought I’d give it a go. It was 100 times better than bleach! I tested it first by getting a cotton pad, soaking it in remover and placing it on a pink bit for a few seconds than removing. The pink was gone! I have tried bleach before, but it’s smelly and doesn’t seem to work as well as nail polish remover.
I have a giant assignment to sort out today, I have to research fighter pilot cockpits and write a research proposal on how to test the performance of the pilots attention. It was interesting at first, but now it is annoying. It is surprisingly hard to find a list of tasks that have to be performed in a cockpit (snigger)! Oh well, after wednesday I will only have some group work and my literature review left, very much looking forward to that. :)
Have a good weekend, what is left of it! Have a good week also! xxxx