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Pastel hair part 2: the experiment

After banging on about pastel hair a couple of weeks ago, I finally got around yesterday to actually trying it out for myself. I've had the dye sitting in my room for ages now but had neither the time nor the inclination to do it.

I decided on slices rather than the dip-dye effect so the colour would peek through in a more subtle way. Despite adding a generous dollop of conditioner to the dye mix to tone down the original bright pink colour, it still came out rather strong, so when I washed the colour out I shampooed it four times. It's still a bit brighter than I would like, but "crazy" colours apparently fade more quickly than your average hair dye, so I should get the desired pastel look in a few days after I've washed it some more.
You may also notice that my hair is a bit shorter now too. I was fed up with having thin ends and wanted it a bit shorter for spring so I ended up cutting about three inches off the back and a bit off the front so it's now a blunt, one length bob. It's a teeny bit wonky because I did it myself, and it's quite hard to cut the back of your own hair, but it's barely noticeable and I'll get it tidied up at the hairdressers when I get home for the Easter holidays.

Pastel pink hair

21 comments

  1. Your hair looks lovely, the shade of pink is perfect!

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  2. Wow it looks great! I'd been thinking about trying out the pastel look with my hair but was a bit scared of it going wrong, seeing this though has made me consider it again!

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  3. It looks really great!!! xxx

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  4. Thanks for dropping a comment on my blog. I think the hair is a success! You remind me of Gala Darling...that's a cool thing btw.

    Really enjoyed scrolling thru your blog..shall follow.

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  5. I love this! You rock this look!

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  7. Love love love it :)
    And it was so nice to meet you too xx

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  8. your hair looks super pretty :)
    im actually thinking of put in a couple of pinkish-red highlights on the BACK of my hair. if that makes sense. so ppl would only see it if i put my hair up or something.

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  9. I really love it, I need to do something with my hair colour, hm..

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  10. your hair looks fab! love love love it! you ttly suit it too :)
    what dye did you use and where did you get it?

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  11. it looks really nice actually..
    you're lucky to have blonde hair that can be dyed! mine's practically black..nothing shows!! haah

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  12. So cool! The pink looks great on you! I'd say your experiment was a success :)

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  13. LOVE this look.. i want to try it out myself but i'm thinking my ends arent blonde enough. looks amazing on you
    xx

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  14. looooove it!!! is your hair naturally brown? hows the going blonde process? hard? no regrets?

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  15. oh wow wish i'd seen this soon, looove it!

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  16. You can pretty much buy this colour in Directions Hair Dye - it's called wait for it.... PASTEL Pink...

    They are quite cheap and even if it isn't pastel enough for you - just add some white toner as well :)

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