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#MyStory: Here’s What Happened When I Tried To Dye My Hair Pink At Home

#MyStory: Here’s What Happened When I Tried To Dye My Hair Pink At Home

I cannot remember the last time I just let my hair be. I’m either getting them coloured at the salon or cutting my own split-ends at home or whipping out a hair mask so that my hair doesn’t hate me (I am very close to shaving my head and I’m not kidding). Even during the lockdown, I cannot leave them alone and decided to dye them pink using a semi-permanent hair dye, and here’s how it all went down…

Also read: Why Dyeing My Hair Blue Was The Worst Decision I Ever Made

Did I Dye My Hair Or Did My Hair Die? – You Decide!

If you’ve ever tried a semi-permanent dye on your hair, you know that Manic Panic, Punky Colour, Crazy Colour, Unicorn Hair (Lime Crime), etc. are some of the top choices. I have tried the Punky Colour in shade purple (yes, it did work) so I decided to choose another brand this time – Crazy Color (Pinkissimo). Having read SO many amazing reviews about this brand and seeing people flaunt their Barbie-inspired pink hair I was ready to flip my super pink hair!

Just a few pointers to be kept in mind before trying out:

– Do NOT try this at home if you’re under 18.

– Make sure your hair is pre-lightened/ bleached as the colour won’t show up on brunette locks.

– Since this is a hair dye, people with allergies should test a patch on their hair before emptying the bottle on their heads.

– Keep a pair of gloves, a bowl to pour out the colour and a hair conditioner handy.

Here’s a before picture:

Step 1: Get The Dye

You can get this shade (or any other) online for Rs 750. Considering that it will give me pink hair within 15-30 minutes, I say this is a bargain.

I also did a patch test on my strands just to ensure it doesn’t aggravate my allergies and a 🤏 bit of colour did show.

Step 2: Colour Application

I tied my hair in a bun and applied a hair conditioner on my forehead, neck, ears, and the back of my neck and it helps prevent the colour from staining my skin.

Next. I applied the colour directly on my hair. And since we’re on lockdown and nobody’s gonna see me for the next few weeks, I simply used my bare hands to apply the dye.

I would strongly suggest you do not do that!

Step 3: Wait For The Colour To Show Up

As mentioned earlier, I did my homework. I read so many reviews and watched so many tutorials on how to use this on my hair. Although the label on the bottle read, “apply for 15-30 mins”, I kept it for over an hour as my hair is not bleached.

So, are you ready to see the result? My pink hair!

Drum roll, Please 🥁

Ladies, presenting you my “PINK” hair… 

Umm. Well, this was embarrassing. Only some parts got the colour and it’s not even pink! Arghhh!

At least I’m not her…

This was a bad idea form the start to finish. I just wasted both my time and money.

Thank you for coming to my TedTalk.

Featured Image: Pexels/ Author’s Own


27 Apr 2020

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