tip for people who want to colour their hair in colourful(pink/blue/green/purple/etc) colours. EDITED VERSION
make sure your hair LIGHT blonde before you put in any colour.
don’t be afraid to bleach your hair twice in one day bleaching you hair twice one day works for some people. for others it apparently is an Awful thing ask your hair dresser and tell them the and strenght of bleach you’re using.
leave the dark purple pigment conditioner (it comes with the hair bleach), in your hair for at least an hour. it will remove most if not all yellow pigment. don’t have it in for 5 minutes. that won’t do shit.
colouring NOTE THIS IS ABOUT “FUN” COLOURS. AKA SEMI PERMANENT COLOURS FROM MANIC PANIC,DIRECTIONS & OTHERS:
i don’t care if the container says “30 minutes” the colour won’t last for more than one or two washes if you don’t keep it in for longer. usually i leave it in for 3-5 hours, but the longer you have it in the better.
honestly. check the manic panic faq. some people have it in for 30 minutes, some have it in for 3 hours. some people leave it in for 15 hours while they go to bed. the containers says ~30 minutes but honestly that’ll just be a waste of money. different colours stick differently quick though.
don’t wash your hair with shampoo that gets foamy. get non sulphuric shampoo (the one that doesn’t get all foamy) or use hair conditioner. hair conditioner doesn’t work for everyone though.
don’t be afraid to mix these dyes to get a different colour
mix your dye with regular conditioner to get a lighter colour
yes this is bad for your hair, but any type of colouring/bleaching is bad for your hair, as are all styling products.