23.4.15

FAQ | MY LILAC HAIR

23.4.15
Since I dyed my hair candy cotton pink last summer (If you followed my blog last year, you saw this) my hair has been the most commented and complimented thing about my appearance. And I actually don't mind it - It's nice being noticed. So now, after colouring my hair both candy cotton pink, bright pink, pink, blue and purple, and now lilac, it has to make me quite an expert in colouring my hair pastel.

What dye do you use?
I've ever only had 2 different dyes - excluding my first ever from Manic Panic, which I only used once, so it doesn't count. Both dyes are bought at Beeunique and is Atomic Pink by Special Effects and Lagoon Blue by Directions (Colours are showed at the end of the post), so all colours I've had in the past year comes from mixing these to colours with conditioner.

How often do you colour it?
In the beginning I dyed it like every 3 weeks, but as the colours gets darker, I've gotten lazier and probably only dye it once every 5 weeks or when I have something important coming up. On the other hand I bleach my root every 6 weeks, because my normal hair colour is sadly a tad too dark for the colours I want!

How does people react to it, and do you regret it?
I work in retail, and if you do this too, you might want to think about what kind of attention you will get from costumers. Some people have told me straight to my face that they think my hair is ugly, but others might think it's the most adorable thing they've ever seen - and it's because all people are different and therefore you will get different reactions from different costumers. Because of that; if you are a shy person or not good at handling rude comments, do like me, and start with a really light pink (mine could barely be seen in my hair at the beginning), and in that way you will grow more confident with your hair and soon you will be able to look past the unpleasant comments 
Besides that, I haven't regretted my decision, because I love my hair and it makes everything better when I look in the mirror - Wouldn't change it for the world!

How do you dye it? 
This is one of the most asked questions, which is why I will make a follow up post to answer this question in particular. It will either be 'How to colour it lilac' or 'How to colour it in general', I haven't decided yet. Questions like how long it takes and how I mix it will be answered in that post too, so stay tuned for that

What is your natural hair colour? 
I'm not really sure anymore, as I've been dyeing my hair since the age of 14, but I'm pretty sure it's light brown almost blonde. At least that's the colour of my roots. 

Does it fade? 
Yes, it does. Some brands fade faster than others, and that's why I like Special Effects; Of course their dye fades, but you can't wash it out completely like you can with Manic Panic. 
Also, you can prevent your hair from fading too fast if you rinse with cold water and doesn't shower that often. In the beginning I only used cold water, but now I just do as I feel - I'll probably like the colour either way or else I will just dye it a little more often.

How can you have a normal job with you current colour?
 I ask myself that question every time I'm at work, but I live in a small town, and had already been working at my current job 8 months at the time, so I just took a change and dyed it. And luckily my boss approved. But don't get me wrong; There are a lot of places that I've lost my chance with due to my hair, and where they would never consider hiring a person like me.

Doesn't it damage your hair a lot?
My hair is still damaged from the first numerous times I coloured it, but the purple (or pink or blue) doesn't damage your hair. I take the tip of a spoon of the dye and then mix it with conditioner, so it looks like silver shampoo - And works like it too, actually. So no, dying it lilac doesn't damage it, but the bleaching of my roots is a whole nother deal.

56 comments:

  1. Wow ! That colour is beautiful. Fortunately, your boss liked it too :)

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  2. Dit hår er super fint! Det er sejt, at du har det selvom nogle siger at det er grimt (:

    Knus
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  3. Ah this makes me miss my red hair. I used to get so many compliments, and still do whenever people look back at photos of me. I'm quite tempted to go back....

    That lilac is lush!!

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  4. I think your hair looks amazing!! Xx

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  5. Love it <3
    Chloe xx
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  6. I love your hair! I can't believe anyone would be rude to you about it! It looks SO GOOD! I dye my hair too, but just red. Nothing too fun!

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  7. Your hair is unbelievably cute and awesome and I love it so so much. Also the name of your blog is so great!

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  8. This color is fab! I totally love it!

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  9. When I dyed my hair pink and purple, I also used the conditioner trick and my hair was left feeling really silky and no damage at all! Colourful is amazing and so unique. I love it and your hair is stunning! x x

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  10. I think that your hair is lovely! I have been thinking about dyeing the tips of my hair lilac :)

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  11. Oh I love your hair colour so much, it's perfect! :) <3

    xx
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  12. Hvor er du sej - jeg turde så absolut ikke springe ud i sådan et projekt - men fuld respekt herfra ;)
    det klæder dig nu også rigtig godt!

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  13. Great post, you have a very nice blog! :D

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  14. Love your hair color! So bold!

    xx Z&G

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  15. your hair style is amazing!!!!!!

    xx

    isa

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  16. Your hair is such a beautiful color! I love the lilac :)

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  17. I love your hair, wish I could pull this gorgeous colour off! xx

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  18. I am so loving the color. This was colored so well. Love it girl.

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  19. Your hair is beautiful, love that shade!

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  20. This is so beautiful ! xx

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  21. I absolutely LOVE your hair. I wish I'd be more brave to give it a try and color my hair grey or any pastel color

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  22. Great information! Your hair is gorgeous and definitely makes a statement
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  23. Your hair looks so good! Love Special Effects too. Been thinking of switching my current mix of color to try out Atomic Pink only on my hair! x

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  24. Omg def looks good! I wish I could do this but my hair is really dark and to do this I have to bleach my hair which im really scared of doing and plus, I dont think the doctors where I work will appreciate this. Boohoo =/ Looks good on you though!!

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  25. I am obsessed with lilac hair; it looks incredible! x
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  26. I just wanted to leave a comment and say that I LOVE your hair. Lilac is such a pretty colour and it makes you stand out :). Not everyone is going to like it, but I do!!
    XX

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  27. Gosh, your hair is just beautiful! I could never dye my hair, I'm too scared too but it's amazing when other people do it. Lilac looks so good on you <3

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  28. Dit hår er simpelthen så flot i den farve, det har nu! Rigtig fedt, at du svarer på nogle spørgsmål omkring det :)

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  29. Your hair is amazing! I wish I could pull something like this off!

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  30. Your hair is amazing !
    xoxo,

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  31. Your hair looks so, so incredible hun... I wish I could pull this off but I definitely wouldn't be able too. You look stunning!

    Elle
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    xx

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  32. Beautiful colour! perfect for Summer!
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  33. Only a lucky few can really pull off this look! You can really rock this lavender color for your hair!!

    Beautiful!

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  34. your hair is a stunning colour!

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  35. LOOOVE the color of your hair. I actually had to recently take off a few inches of my hair due to all the bleaching :(

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  36. Cool hair color.
    I love it
    XO

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  37. You look so pretty in this color of hair and I think that it's great that you didn't regret your decision, because it was great choice :)

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  38. Absolutely love your hair colour, you rock it <3

    Serene xoxo

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  39. I think your hair is such a beautiful colour! :)

    It was so nice to read a little about it and the background to it - it's great you have something you are happy with and that suits you and your lifestyle :)

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  40. Rock on!! Love the colour -unique! :)
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  41. Your hair is stunning! I've always wanted to dye my hair an orange shade but I'm terrified it will stain my bleached hair. Do you find dyes stain yours when they've fully washed out?

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  42. Such a cool look on you- I wish I had the guts to give this a try! :)

    -Ashley
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  43. Love your hair dear!!

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  44. Cool hair style!
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  45. looks so good, im desperate to dye my hair this colour!x

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  46. Love this Q+A! Your hair looks amazing, I am nervous to try a wild color :)

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  47. It soo cool! Love the colour :)
    - Great post :D

    xoxo
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  48. Really interesting post, thank you for answering these questions. I have my hair dyed red but would love it purple or another vibrant colour. One day I may do a dip-dye and see what that looks like!

    Amy at Amy & More

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  49. I love this colour - I'm considering dying my hair that colour as well!
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  50. I hope you do make the how-to post soon, Because I'm going to dye my hair soon too!

    xx

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