Friday, 31 October 2014
Cadbury purple/lilac hair with Manic Panic Lie locks and La Riche Directions | Hair
I finally got round to re-dyeing my hair! With having purple hair I always find mine fades to sort of pale blue/purple/green-y mix rather than straight to silver which really irritates me, so I was soo glad that a friend of mine has dyed hair before and was able to do mine. Stargazer and Manic Panic dye is pretty easy to find in Tokyo (more so than in England, you don't have to go to alternative shops) and is also the same price as the UK. As I wasn't able to find my usual Stargazer in Violet I went for Lie Locks by Manic Panic, which is only a few shades lighter.
I mixed this with a bit of leftover La Riche Directions in Violet, and some Tulip (also La Riche) in an effort to cancel out the blue that most purple dyes have as a base. The above result is after two washes and I'm pretty pleased with it! I've heard Manic Panic has the best staying power out of most unnatural dyes so I'll be interested to see how quickly this fades. I'm toying with the radical idea of not bleaching my roots for my entire year abroad and letting them grow out in preparation of having to dye my hair a 'normal' colour once I graduate from uni. I've seen quite a few girls rocking the dip dye look which looks more like reeeally grown out roots, with colour mid way in a shoulder length cut - think Kylie Jenner with the blue ends. xx