Here I am in the park & ride of my local train station sporting today's outfit, a rather 'foxy' affair.
Dress and rather phallic looking tote bag both from Asos and both featuring foxes. I didn't purposely co-ordinate honest. Just a happy accident
Don't I look sulky?
I feel more and more uncomfortable in front of a camera as time goes on. I hate looking at myself and hate the fact that I hate looking at myself, you know?
Maybe I'm still recovering from the great hair panic of last week.
It started out quite innocently; I bleached my roots and gave the rest of my head another going over with the 30 vol
It came up like this. The perfect shade of yellow to tone to platinum, right? Just buy a light ash blonde box dye and job's a goodun. Nope, that would be too simple. I know, I'll just do like I saw in a Youtube tutorial once and mix a bit of Directions violet hair dye with conditioner and coat my hair in it. It'll tone out the yellow and I'll be left with a perfect cool platinum shade. Job done.
Clearly not. Too much violet hair dye coupled with extremely porous hair = bright purple roots and random lavender patches. Not a good look.
So instead of waiting for it to wash out I hit Youtube again for a tutorial and discovered 'bleach bathing'. Don't ask! I have no photographic evidence of the result of this failed experiment. I was too busy hyperventilating. Long story short, the purple turned what I can only describe as a light shade of bile green and the rest of it was completely stripped of any pigment at all. Whiter than white. Added to that, the texture of my hair after 3 repeated bleachings was that of wet cotton wool
Moral of this story, learn from my mistakes. Go easy on the Youtube tutorials and, if in doubt, and I never thought I would say this being a lifelong home hair dyer, go to a salon!
I did, and after several hours of repairing treatments and 2 attempts at toning I ended up like this
Not my ideal shade but at this point I was so grateful I had hair left
I'm trying my best just to enjoy my new colour whilst conditoning the crap out of it at every opportunity. Only, watching ITV's Cilla has made me think fondly of the colour I was so desperate to change...
Don't you just love this shade of red? And I adore that bob
Sigh... the grass is always greener. I really should know better by now