I have always wanted funky coloured hair. Ever since I was younger, I went through a stage of wanting pink, purple, red, teal, blue hair but was always too scared or worked in a place I couldn't do it. Just after Christmas I had a sudden burst to make my hair teal, I checked it over at work and they were fine with it (phew!) and last week I made the plunge to get teal mermaid hair. For once, I remembered to take pictures as I went along, so thought I would show you the process. Exciting!
Below is my natural hair as you have seen on this blog quite a few times. I have added a picture though just incase you somehow haven't!
Now having never bleached my hair before, I got it done professionally. I was way to scared to do this myself, I would end up doing something wrong and be left with no hair! I went to Regis Hair Salon, this is where I always get my hair cut and I have had the same hairdresser for years so she was the person I trusted most to take the coloured life out of my hair.
After what felt like an eternity, the bleach was washed off. Now as I have never used bleach I really didn't know what colour to expect at all..
Lady Gaga in the Telephone video anyone? We can safely say that I will never be going blonde! Customers were staring to the point that the hairdresser had to keep telling them that it wasn't staying this colour, which did make me chuckle slightly..
I knew I wanted to use Directions hair dye, but this wasn't allowed to be used in Regis. So they made the best green they possibly could using the dyes they had. The green at the roots was pretty much perfect, although I knew I wanted it to be a bit more teal so I waited a week and created the perfect colour using Directions dye to put over the top.