I've wanted to dye my hair a funky colour for almost a year. I didn't really go through with it until 2 months ago. I did a lot of research but I couldn't get myself to do it due to my job. But after my friend Zoe recommended me Punky Colour, I decided yolo, let's do it!
I originally wanted Howl's hair colour
I knew that you have to get almost white hair to achieve blue but I thought even if fail, it would hopefully turn Alpine Green (as you can tell below, I actually want Alpine Green too since I also bought the dye for it) . So this is my adventure.
|Punky colour from MatandMax.com|
|I bought my bleach and developer at Sally's|
|Punky Colour Midnight Blue|
Compared to Directions hair dye, Punky Colour felt more waxy and "bouncy". I don't know how to describe the difference very well but it felt like Jell-O, where you push and it will bounce back. Directions hair dye wasn't like that.
I only shown the midnight blue here but I actually used 1 tub of Midnight Blue and 1 tub of Atlantic Blue. I'm sad since I didn't take picture of the Atlantic Blue. The midnight blue looked black in the tub but the Atlantic Blue in the tub was actually:
|I did a strand test for 20 mins and it turned blue so I just put it in for 30 mins just in case.|
|The hair dye didn't stain my tub at all!!!! Such a wonderful surprise!! I forgot a close up but seriously didn't stain at all! Below is my tub after Directions hair dye.|
|Such staining after Directions hair dye.|
|I rinsed my hair with gloves on but the final shampooing was without gloves. It didn't stain at all! I actually had to zoom in to see the stain! I was so surprised! Below was my hand after using Directions hair dye.|
|My hand after washing shampooing Directions hair dye.|
Right after dying, and shampoo + conditioning.
|Right after showering and towel drying my hair. In the bathroom, it is almost black.|
|Taken from my phone. The hair looks dark blue with hints of green at the tips|
|With my DSLR and in certain lighting, this is what I got.|
3 days later, right before I first washed my hair.
|Once again, depending on the lighting, it looked very blue.|
|In my living room. ;3; Such a pretty blue.|
|DSLR version. It is such a rich alpine green.|
|You can tell that I didn't really dye it evenly. My top layer was even but underneath, it was patchy but I don't really mind.|
I put coconut oil in my hair for a few hours so it looks suuupperrrr greasy.
|The underlayer at the back was the worst since I couldn't see ;P|
2 weeks after my first dying, aka 4 washes later.
|The top layer started to fade to more green as the blue left.|
|GOSH the underlayer looks horrible!! Thank god it is covered.|
Then I decided to put on makeup....
|I find it funny how the hair looks a little bit different depending on my flash and the lighting.|
|My roots and ends of my hair started to fade to more of a yellow-green.|
|The colours are still uniform in the front :P|
|The roots and ends are clearly different in this shot.|
Below are ones taken without flash, still very vibrant!