Wednesday, December 11, 2013

Pink-iversary!

When I first dyed my hair pink, I wasn't sure about keeping it for even a day. And now it's been a whole year!

Then:

And now:

Obviously, I've made some changes. There's the new length. And I've been messing around with the color, settling on a lighter pink. (It's a 50/50 mix of Special Effects Atomic Pink and Cupcake Pink, if you're wondering.)

For the record, here are some things that will definitely happen to you if you have pink hair:

1. A guy on the street will ask if "the carpet matches the drapes." It's just inevitable.

2. A guy on the street will ask if you're a Suicide Girl. Also inevitable.

3. Little girls will treat you like a celebrity.

4. Women will be really concerned about your split ends and general hair health. (Short answer: yes, I have to bleach the roots to touch up, but not the whole head. The actual pink dye is vegan and plant-based, no peroxide. So the overall process isn't that much more damaging than using a regular hair dye.)

Of course, now that I've had this color for a year, I'm thinking about changing it. I'm tempted by purple or blue, specifically. Some inspiration pics:




I'm hesitant to mess with my current color since I"m happy with it, but these lush blues and purples are almost irresistible. What do you all think? Also: if anyone has experience going from pink to one of these colors, please let me know! Also, how hard is it to go back to pink?

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  1. I like that third purple - I'd definitely vote for that one. Is that Katy Perry? Sigh, I'm so unhip!

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  2. If I were in your position I'd keep the pink because the colour you have is fabulous but for me I've been toying with blue myself recently. Happy Pink-iversary!! X

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  3. How about ombre'? Why not blend from the pink you love into a purple at the ends? You'd have the best of both worlds.

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  4. Pink, purple and blue are my signature colors, so they're all excellent picks in my book. : ) Either would be beautiful on you, but it may be easier to achieve purple with your current color. Atomic Pink can be a real beast to get out. And you can always shift to blue from purple without too much hassle.

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    1. I forgot to add, purples tend to fade to pink, so it makes going back to pink that much easier.

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  5. I vote for the beautiful brunette God gave you. ��

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    1. I like the brunette also - but Gertie, you are quite cute either way!

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  6. My experience is through a friend who went purple. It looked great, but hers faded pretty quickly. I'm not sure which color she used, but it was a Manic Panic dye. I got the impression from her that purple is like "conventional" red hair dye- doesn't have the longevity of other colors.

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    1. Purples actually have great lasting power, depending on the brand and the shade. Obviously the darker the color the longer it lasts, but also Manic Panic tends to be pretty crap when it comes to longevity.

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    2. @Ditav - Quick question about purple brands, if you might know? I use N'Rage Violet for mine, after bleaching the roots. I leave it in for two hours to get a really deep almost indigo purple, but it does fade. Not as quickly as some (probably due to how long I originally leave it in), but if I could find a brand that lasts as long as the black, I'd love to check it out!!

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  7. You look adorable with Pink hair. I think only change it if you are ready for a change.

    And I had to laugh at the 'carpet matches the drapes'. I'm a red head (natural) and that question is second to only 'is it natural?'. hahaha!

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  8. I have purple hair and LOVE IT!!! I love the pink on you, but you might find blue or purple to be easier to co-ordinate. Now I found with the blue, it went green too often. So I switched it up to all purple. Here is my first go around with it. We did a purple blue ombre:
    http://www.pinterest.com/pin/115686284151157550/

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    1. oh and I use Pravana Vivids color Violet . I refresh every 2 wks and re dye about every 4-6 wks depends on the fading.

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  9. Going from a darker color to a lighter color (purple or blue back to pink) is pretty difficukt if you're trying to avoid re-bleaching your whole head. A (much) longer but also (much) more gentle way is to transition through the color spectrum. It's comparitavely essy with purple/pink, since they're bot adjacent to red. Basically, you' dye your hair a lighter red based purple, then when you re-dye/touch up, you'd use a darker shade or red based purple. From there, you could switch to a bkue based purple and on to a straight blue. When going the other direction (back to pink), you basically just reverse the order, but it takes a lot longer because the darker colors tend to stain your hair more and take a lot longer to fade enough for the diffenece in shades to be noticable.

    Fortunately, your current (shorter) hairstyle will help speed up the process, as you have less length to try and color match, and as you trim the ends the ends it will help eliminate the old dye still "stuck" in your hair.

    Hope that makes sense...

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  10. In the stone age blue was hard to keep for more than a couple of washes and purple had to be made from red and blue and a fortnight later you had pink anyway! My teenage daughter informs me blue stays fairly well these days:)

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  11. I had cobalt-blue hair for several years (well, cobalt-blue when it was fresh, and then various shades of paler blue as it faded), and absolutely loved it. My bathroom looked like I'd been slaughtering smurfs though, and blue is particularly slow to stick to hair, and quick to wash out. I used to leave the dye (La Riche Directions, plant-based stuff) overnight or all day in order to get a true colour.

    I think the colour you have at the moment looks gorgeous on you, but a violet or true blue would look great too. And if you hate it, you can always change it again!

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  12. I'd bet you could rock a deep purple. Plus, you could play with how reddish the purple was- it could be a filter, but I like the magenta tones in the Katy Perry inspiration pic.

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  13. I had blue and teal hair for a while. I have naturally brown hair, and I had to be very diligent about touchups - I think that roots lookes so bad with that hair because brown and teal are so far away on the color chart. It looked more contrast-y than other colors of hair, but you might have experienced this with pink-brown. My experience with blue and teal was that as the blue faded, my hair looked greener because of the base of slightly yellow bleached hair. (This was not cute green, it was swamp green). I would think warm based hues might be easier to transition to, as others have suggested. Also, blue makes any ruddiness in your face really stand out, so beware of that!

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    1. This is what I was warned about by a previous hairdresser when I asked about putting in a blue streak. It goes green and requires a lot more maintenance. Like every 2 weeks or so. I'm super jealous of people who are willing to do that because I love the look. I'm way too low maintenance though (I do haircolour twice a year, alternating between light and dark usually, because haircolour does not hold to my hair well at all, no matter what I do.)

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  14. I switch up colors pretty frequently and it always involves a full rebleaching to lift out the old color & make space to deposit a new color. Currently I'm sporting blue (Pravana vivid blue, which has way more staying power than whatever my hairdresser uses. I do touch ups at home between hair appts). Some blues will fade to green. Some will fade to grey (which I love but know that would freak out a lot of women). My current blue is fading mixed b/c the hair had previously been green and purple (bleaching doesn't always take out all the color, and I won't go as harsh as needed to do so). The previously green now blue hair is fading green, and the previously purple now blue hair is fading grey. I also think the blue stains things a little more easily (again, more with the brand my hair dresser uses - sorry I don't know what that one is - than Pravana). You'll have an easier time switching back to pink from purple than you would with blue. Plus, any residual pink (if your hair holds onto it) will mix better with the purple instead of turning your efforts to go blue into purple. Also, I don't know if you've come across her, but Anya Goy has some amazing hair color work. https://www.rainbowhaircolour.com/ I bought her book, but simply don't have the time/patience to do my own hair except single-color touch-ups.

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  15. I'm different from the rest. I would be in favor of the blue second from the top. That color really looks rocking and I think you could pull that off nicely.

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  16. As others have stated, blue would be more difficult to achieve than purple - natural hair color has underlying pigments which need to be completely lightened in order to achieve a true blue. If the hair remains yellow after lightening, it will fade to a shade of green. The red component in purple will mitigate the effect of the underlying pigment so while it will fade, it will remain in the same color family. I'm not familiar with Pravana or the other brands mentioned here, but every colorist I know swears by Goldwell for non traditional colors. Going back to pink would be a challenge, though. For what it's worth, I also think purple would look great.

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  17. My hair is black and have had it this way for years, I love it, but I also LOVE blue highlights in it! You have very dark eyes like I do...blue would be awesome!

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  18. With your skin tone (not unlike my own) I would love to see you in a deep violet - more purple than blue. Photos 2 and 4 are my favorites. I think it would go nicely with your tattoos, and it would be very complimentary to many fabric/clothing hues. I also love your short haircut - very flattering. Good to know there are decent peroxide-free dyes out there, in case I ever get the urge :-).

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  19. Hilarious post re what guys will say to you if you have pink hair. Aren't they ever so witty. My 6-year-old daughter would indeed think you are a celebrity and Pinkie Pie is her favorite pony right now so she would love this shade of pink! I donned a medium-purple wig for Halloween and I have to say I love that color. It's very Tim Burton/Corpse Bride, which is a good thing in my book. My vote is for the shade featured in the last picture, which I feel quite certain would look fantastic on you!

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  20. I vote for the last one! I've wanted to try something like that for ages now, but haven't had the guts (also, I may be too low maintenance for dyed hair...maybe I just need a wig...Ms. Violet Lace on etsy has the coolest ones ever). I love your short haircut, too, so you are my current hair hero. I love the pink, but I'm sure whatever you do will look great.

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  21. FYI, if you really want to be different: This reminds me of my freshman year in college. A girl on my floor had forest green hair, it was the most gorgeous thing I had ever seen then or since. Not that bright green that was big with British punks but almost an Evergreen tree look but with lots of shine.

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  22. I too also went pink. I waited until it faded enough to have to do it again before I redid the pink but this time did VooDoo blue on my bangs. I usually grow it out and chop it off before going lighter. I did wait for an ugly fade and re-bleached one time and that was super hard on my hair.

    I get a lot of comments as well, but mostly "OMG, I would never be brave enough to do this!" Needless to say, I live in a super conservative area. :) Sometimes people stare. They usually love it tho.

    For little kids I tell them I'm party fairy or mermaid, depending what color my hair is. It was also multicolored at one point.

    For you, you could pull off the purple really well, or an ombre from blue to purple.

    The Voodoo blue over my bangs is fading and making purple in with the blue, and the pink on the rest of my head. Looks cool. I may go full blue next.

    avatar on my twitter - http://twitter.com/andrea_r/

    (great tip on mixing those pinks. I want to try the pastelizer they came out with)

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  23. I had a purple streak for most of this year, I only recently colored over it back to my natural brown. I was 100% tempted to color my entire head purple, I absolutely loved it. If only I could get work to agree. Understanding that you haven't been in a corporate atmosphere in a while, but what reactions have you had professionally?

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  24. You going pink gave me the courage to go for it. So, for that, a million thanks!

    I have very black hair and struggled quite a bit maintaining the roots when my hair was pink.
    I ended up with purple hair after grabbing the wrong bottle of dye. Thought I was going to hate it and now LOVE IT!
    Purple is infinitely easier to maintain (roots are not as noticeable as with pink and you don't need to bleach your hair to the nearly white tone that you need to make pink actually look pink) and if you dye it on top of the pink you will end with a rich purple with warm undertones that will shine with sunlight (kind of like the Katy Perry reference). It´s easier to get a lot of depth with purple.

    I say: Go for it! :D You´ll want to keep it purple for the rest of your life!

    About little girls treating you as a celebrity: I get asked a lot by little girls (eyes wide open in awe) Does it grow like that?! To which I smile and nod, of course it does! I love it :D

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  25. Yay! Go purple! Purple is so much fun! Join us......

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  26. I'm curious about how the roots look before you touch up, and how often you have to touch up!

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  27. I've been dark red (from dark brown) for over a year and half. It started with brown with red highlights, then one day, I took a shoe to my stylist and asked her to make it the color of my shoe, and she did! Now I'm in love with it :) Not sure if I would go to anything else, or go back to brown anytime soon.

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  28. Blue, blue, blue. I love my blue hair even though it was accidental and I actually wanted to go purple (stupid colour swatches on the internet...). If you do decide to go blue then you WILL get called a smurf!

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  29. Oh I love your inspiration photos!!!! ...but hey...I am a big change girl. I really love change and tend to change my hair color or cut almost every time I go see my stylist. I love every color you chose. They are so fun. Like I said though...I love change and would love to see something new because that is me and my personality :)

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  30. I would go blue. If I dyed my hair a color, it would be blue, or maybe silver, or both. But yeah, go blue.

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  31. I used to have pink hair all throughout high school. I dyed my hair blue over the summer and am currently rocking the purple. My only advise is that you stay as far away as possible from Manic Panic's Rockabilly Blue. It is a GORGEOUS blue, but it didn't last that long in my hair, and STAINED EVERYTHING. My face was blue for days, and that's only the beginning. I think blue hair would be really cute!

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  32. I've never really liked pink hair until I saw yours, esp in the short sassy do. And I think you could easily rock blue or purple. I'm looking forward to that surprise when you post a pic some day. happy Holidays!

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  33. You haircolour change did a remarkable change in your appearance. Suddenly you got a little cooler ;). I'm thinking of purple myself but right now I have a bright red. A cold colour can reflect on your skin and make it look more pale. If your skin looks pale-grey, then try turqoise wich is a little warmer in tone.

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  34. Pinkie Pie! You could go with purple and pink and be like Twiligh Sparkle. lol

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    1. that's EXACTLY what I was going to say, but wanted to troll the comments and see if someone else came up with the idea first.

      PS- I desperately miss my pink ombre (Atomic Pink), but I had to cut it off 9 months ago when I moved and had to look for a new job. Oh the joys of being married to an academic....

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  36. Just want to differentiate myself from the first commentor also named Samina....
    I vote for purple with Radiant Orchid, Pantone Color of 2014 highlights? (That from an absurdly hair-color challenged woman - me.) Just think it's a cute idea.

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  37. I love the pink and it's so easy to go back to! Almost too easy from some of my experiences! I use special effects also but neither of the pinks you have used. When I went from virgin rose to electric blue I just died the blue straight over top. It worked really well and was a great blue for about a month until it faded to a rather lovely purple and then back to pink once I bleached it! If you go for purple, I would recommend Deep Purple. It has a fabulous colour and if you want to go back to pink all you have to do is bleach it and it will turn to a pink very similar to the one you have now! Hope that was helpful! Good luck on your hair dying adventures!

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  38. My answer to #1 would be: "Does your small manhood match your small mind?"
    As for blue. Blue is lovely and wonderful... when it's bright and new. When it starts to fade, it turns greenish yellow. So unless you're prepared to redye it often, I'd stick with pink. At least bright pink fades into a nice Frenchie pink. It was hard for me to go from blue back to the vibrant pink without restripping it but maybe your hair is easier to dye.

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  39. If you go with purple, you wouldn't have to bleach your whole head of hair; since red and blue make purple, you should be able to add blue to the pink hair (without bleaching it), to get a purple shade.

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  40. I think you should try for the new Pantone color for 2014, Orchid something or other. Kind of between purple and pink, and absolutely beautiful. Can't wait to see what you do next Gertie, the pink has been very pretty!

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  41. I had pink hair for almost a year. Dyed with Directions Canation Pink.
    The problem I encounterd was that when I tried to blech my hair totally blond to remove the pink it never got more blond then pastel pink.
    That is widely depending on the hair dye it self tho.
    Next colour I put in was Violet from Directions. As the purple is darker then the pink it coverd the leftover pink without any problems at all.
    Oh, and if you choose a purple that leans towards blue rather then red it will be easier to blech back to blonde/white if you so desire in the future. Any purple with lots of blue will also make your hair more white then blond when removed :)

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  42. For the stupid boys, I have red hair and have been asked that far too many times. I started telling these boys, "That implies there's any carpeting." Shuts them up every time.

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  43. I suspect the Suicide Girls question is more because of the combination of vibrantly coloured hair and the extensive tattoos, rather than just the hair alone. I admire you for having the courage to express your personality -- I am too much of a shrinking violet to do so myself.

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  44. I have purple/blue right now, it's fun :). Needs to be touched up frequently though, because faded blue always looks weirdly, not entirely pleasantly greenish. Make sure you get rid of all the pink tint before doing the purple dye though, or it will end up muddy.

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  45. I decided to go with vividly colored hair this past summer while I was pregnant, partly because I loved your pink and partly because I saw a beautiful color on Pinterest. Anyway, I loved the teal and because I've got lighter hair, even when it started to fade there was enough variation in color that it had lots of depth and looked almost peacock-like. I had it done at a salon and it lasted for 3-4 weeks, but I have really short hair so I'm able to get away with only washing it every 2nd or 3rd day; the rest of the days I use a dry, spray-in shampoo. I touched it up with Manic Panic Atomic Turquoise and that, too, lasted 3-4 weeks. Then I decided to go with blue. I went back to the salon and my stylist bleached out the remaining turquoise and dyed it blue. Only problem was, the dye she used didn't take! She had me come back the next day and used a different blue dye and I ended up with a gorgeous deep blue with purplish-blue lowlights. I loved it even more than the teal and I re-dyed it the blue again last month. The only problem I'm finding is that blue gives off a lot of color even when not wet, so I have to use an old pillowcase. I've touched up the blue with Manic Panic Rockabilly Blue but I'm looking for something longer-lasting. Unlike others, I find that my blue fades to a grayish color, as opposed to green. The teal tended to fade more toward green but it was still fairly pretty. Also, I wear a bathing cap in the shower on days that I don't wash my hair so that it isn't exposed to the water, as that's what causes faster fading. I'm thinking about going purple in February and then maybe moving on to pink later in the year, then red. I'm not sure, though, since I adore the dark blue and it's the closest thing to brunette I've gotten. I'd love to see you with purple or blue.

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    1. FWIW:
      This is me with teal: https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=567056406670064&set=a.142699975772378.20433.100000971305792&type=3&theater

      And this is me with the blue/indigo hair: https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=599373370105034&set=a.599371483438556.1073741829.100000971305792&type=3&theater

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  46. I was never able to keep purple as long as blue or pink, one wash and it faded to an ugly grey. If you can do it, props to you!

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  47. I used to dye my hair all the time when I was younger. All sorts of colours. Luckily I've got naturally porous light brown hair, so I never needed to bleach first. One time I did bleach (I was going for blue hair) and I ended up with nasty green hair. Not a good green at all.
    If you're dying darker, say purple, you should be fine, but if you're going for blue, you'll want to get all traces of the pink out first. Faded pink can look quite cool, so you could just stop touching up the dye for a while...

    Of all the colours I tried, pink was always my favourite. I'm tempted to go back, seeing your pinkiversary!

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  48. I love your hair colour, it makes me smile every time, I read one of your blog posts. Purple's nice too. I have red hair, so not as exciting as all of you ladies, but I still get the weird comments and the hair health concerns.

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  49. (sorry if I posted like 15 times, I have tons of blockers on my browser that don't seem to work with your blog)

    You would look rocking w/ a bluer/cooler purple! However...red and blue are 2 primary colors that are gonna fight on your head, moreso than red and purple (pink being a light hue of red, and purple already containing red). I'm no hair stylist, btw. Just using the color wheel :)

    Of the inspiration pics you posted, the lady with the red bikini-like top - her blue ends fade to that ugly green. It's all over manic panic too, so I'd veer towards a cooler purple than a blue. As for purple fading - this is a hairstylist fact - REDS are notorious for fading! The molecule is larger so strips out quicker. I've been through auburns, mohoganies, and now use Matrix 4RV which takes to my hair almost black indoors, but has gorgeous rich purple tones in the sun. For about a month. :( Purple has that red family in it.

    I'll preface this by saying I am finding absolutely ANY reason to avoid doing my resume right now, and that I don't know photoshop nor the program I used, "paint.net"

    So for S&Gs, I hacked the pasty white waif-girl's locks onto your head for a cooler more blue color. I think I like this best with your coloring and lipstick :)

    http://i.imgur.com/OZqVi7u.png

    I'm guessing you might have less growing pains if you get there over time, by starting warmer and transitioning in. So I hacked the 'praying' girl's hair as a warmer purple example and plopped that on top of your head too! :D Turns out it's got pink accents! On my monitor at least.

    http://i.imgur.com/0R7NzeB.png

    Both look good.

    LOL, I'm really not a stalker, just a fantastic procrastinator! (and horrible graphics editor!)

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  50. Perhaps if you go purple, let a salon change it back to pink for you? (if you want to that is) they should have the correct tools to strip the colour for you. Katy Perry's purple is really dynamic in that photo! I have bleached hair with a purple tint and get the same random questions about dryness. the purple is added just by washing with purple shampoo, but lots of people give you funny looks and ask you why your hair is grey/lavender/blue depending on the lighting

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  51. Let me chime in and say that I love the pink and love the purple! Blue and green are gorgeous but I have to warn you. BLUE/GREEN DOES NOT COME OUT. About a year ago I went from a normal looking red to bright teal/pink/purple. I absolutely LOVED it. The top of teal, the middle layer pink and the bottom layer purple and it looked fantastic! Eventually when it grew out and I decided to stop coloring it blue, I tried to go back to red. If you use green or blue, it will stay in your hair until it is cut. I've dyed over it with reds, blacks, browns, bleach caps and re-bleaching and almost a year later the parts of my hair that were teal/blue are STILL green. I've been to stylists as well and they've all told me that blues and greens are basically permanent so just keep that in mind! Purples however, come out just fine! Here's what mine looked like!

    https://scontent-a.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ash2/482855_10151748306927586_26448699_n.jpg

    https://scontent-a.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-prn2/s720x720/225272_10151748303172586_1029215115_n.jpg

    https://scontent-a.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ash2/527847_10151796664932586_626826676_n.jpg

    Several months (and lots of processes later)

    https://scontent-a.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ash3/1098318_10152106700552586_1733022690_n.jpg

    (and YES! That's the sheath dress pattern you inspired me to try!)

    Eleven months later: (and still slightly green!)

    https://scontent-b.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-frc3/1459273_10152362121282586_1826743418_n.jpg

    I would also like to say that I am in love with your blog. Cheers!

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  52. You mean you aren't a celebrity? Just kidding, of course you are! Anyway, Happy Holidays to you and the fam.

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  53. Lots of comments, wow!! :) I've experimented quite a bit with all different hair colours, and my experience is that for me, how a colour fades is perhaps just as important as how it looks when it's fresh, because let's face it... we can't always get our hair coloured exactly when we need to LOL. I found that a purple-blue fades to a nice lavender or silvery grey which is pretty, but a true-blue fades green and is totally gross, particularly if you've had to bleach your hair to achieve the colour (it picks up the yellowish undertones of the bleached hair). Pink fades pink, as you know, which isn't too bad, and red does also. All things said, you could pull off any of these colours, but if you do go a dark purple you'll likely have to re-bleach your hair to return to pink.

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  54. Those are pretty pictures of the blue-purple hair, but I sure think your pink suits you well. And as a matter of coincidence I just went to the birthday party of a dear, pink-haired friend last night.

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  55. I prefer dark on you as it gives you a sophisticated vintage look, so my choice would be a darkish blue. But the pink modern punk look is fine too. See if you can find any coloured wigs to try on to help you decide.

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  56. I have had an assortment of colours, my best reaction was from a little girl the other night in a hardware store... she loudly whispered..."Look Mummy there is a mermaid". The wonder in her voice was beautiful

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  57. Personally, I prefer dark purple to bright pink, but either would suit you. Why not try playing around with photos of yourself in photoshop to see how it looks?
    I have never dyed my hair before so I don't know anything about how these dyes behave. I want to dye mine black with a white stripe, but haven't worked up the courage yet.

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  58. Hi Gertie! Over the years, my hair has been every color of the rainbow, and I'm a huge fan of Special Effects! Blue was my all-time favorite over the years, and I highly recommend Special Effects' "Electric Blue." It is both deep and bright at the same time. One time I actually dyed my hair a combination of "Atomic Pink" and "Electric Blue" and it was amazing. The color faded into purple in some parts and it was absolutely amazing! It is common knowledge that these colors fade quickly, so I thought I'd share a tip: you can leave Special Effects in for 6 hours (it's not damaging) and then after rinsing, rinse with distilled white vinegar. This really locks in the color! Go blue! :)

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  59. I adore your pink hair. It almost makes me what to quit my business job so I can dye mine pink!

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  60. do everything you want to do. JUST DO IT!!! I am 57 and I am too old now and no shop will do it for me so I have to settle with brown and some gray showing. I would love to have pink or purple or any color. Enjoy it while you can and don't look back.

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  61. Your shorter hair is a definite winer :) It softens your face. I think purple will suit you! I tend to stay with my orange/red for a few years now. I recently changed the product (to organic) and accidentally went dark red. It looked so good, but I was so sad. I waited a month, bought a new organic dye and I'm back. So, I understand the hesitation. But, nontheless want to encourage you to take the leap. You can always go back! Thank you again for your book, btw, I made the wiggle dress a few months ago, and found the courage to think up and make my own special dress. Only the fabric was polyestery, flowy, drapy, slippery,... and so hard to work with. But I nailed it, or could hide the flaws :)

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  62. I also got "show us your pink bits" yelled at me by a skinhead *shudder*, I was 17.

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  63. Check out vintageortacky on you tube for hair colour inspiration. She is a beauty blogger/vlogger who currently has pink and black but has had both pink and purple together. She has a couple of tutorials on which dyes she uses and how to maintain colour!

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  64. Oh I just want to go a bit wild and colour my hair in pink, red or even green. It's just so beautiful, but I think I would get bored and it wouldn't go with the style I have. But I really like it when people dye their hair in a intense colour :D

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  65. The pink is more striking, and it's fun to be dramatic, but, and I don't mean any offence, when your frocks are so beautifully sewn and often self-designed, I wonder why you want your hair to catch the eye. I mean, the pink head and tats scream "look at me!" and your dress gets lost in the shouting. That said, I'd opt for purple; it would let the clothes speak.

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  66. I've had pink, purple, and blue streaks in my hair at various times--thus far I know I don't want the maintenance of doing my whole head of hair, and from my experience, pink holds it's color much longer than blue. Purple lasts better than blue...my favorite on myself is blue, and that's what I have now, but I pay the price by recoloring frequently!

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  67. I've done all the colors... purple fades out very fast. I love my hair purple but after 2 or 3 washes it becomes this grayish color - not cute at all! My favorite has been my pink hair - I had that for a long time and adored it. I tried to go light cotton candy pink almost 2 years ago but the dark hair dyes wouldn't let me go that light, so I went red instead. I've since done black underneath (it was too hair for me to touch up the red on my own, half my head is much easier) and Mario red on top. I've been toying with going red-pink on top instead. Be warned though, going blue or purple - it's hard to get those colors out and back to a lighter shade of pink without frying your head :/

    That's Sew Amy

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  68. I love your hair! I've had mine white/purple/pink since last april (I've only redone my roots once so far, in august so I have a lot of roots showing, but I kinda like them, and I don't have enough money to go to the hairdresser more often, and try to work the "I don't give a damn" attitude...). I use stargazer dye for the colors, and for me they wash out quite quickly, after two washes they're very faded, and for it to completely wash out it takes maybe 8-10 times? I use pastel purple and pastel pink, sometimes I mix them because the purple always turns out a lot "cooler" in daylight, and I prefer a warm purple. I'm tempted to try blue (like Lea Seydoux in "blue is the warmest color"), but I'm not sure it works with my skintone.

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