Ok, I am not one for plastering my photo all over the internet, and I am a bit reluctant to do it now, but it was a kind of craft project, and it might be useful to someone wanting to create a similar effect.
I dyed my hair rainbow!!
Of course there was some preparation stages, my hair was blue/black a few months ago and I have gone through the process of stripping and bleaching it in the vain attempt of going grey gracefully and having that beautiful silver hair I see on so many people. Mine ended up a yellow, that looked not unlike a nicotine stained yellow. It had to go!
I really didn't want to go back to black (hey, that sounds like a song title right there!) so what else? Blue, Pink, Purple.... how about all of them?
I had some Crazy Colors in the cupboard from a few years ago. I had the tiniest bit of Violette (top left in pallette) and some Pinkissimo (middle bottom in pallette) and Peacock Blue (bottom right in pallette). I also had some Colour Freedom in Poppy Red (bottom left in pallette). I bought some Directions dyes to go with them, Apple Green (tub at top, not in pallette) Lavender (top right in pallette) and Flame (middle top in pallette).
First I washed and dried my hair with just a mild shampoo - no conditioner. Then sectioned it off into random pony tails.
Then the dying began. Now I did have help with this, my daughter-in-law Marie was on hand to get the bits I couldn't have possibly got. In fact, she did it all ;)
Once each bit was coloured we wrapped it in cling film and left it to set. (Oh, that scruffy pink top is my painting/hair dying t-shirt, just in case you wondered).
Nice mess huh? I left the dye on for a good hour, it says 15 minutes on the tubs but I like to make sure I get the most out of the colours. I wouldn't recommend not following instructions for bleaches etc.... but these semi-colours seem to be ok with leaving them a bit longer.
A shampoo, good conditioning and blow drying later and we are done! Rainbow hair. :)
Send me photos if you do yours wont you? :)