Project Red Orange

I’ve always dreamt of having my entire hair colored since early college years but I have to wait until I graduate and have full freedom over my decisions (plus hair color is a no-no in college).

It was two years ago when I finally decided to give it a go. What took me so long? Because I feared that it would ruin my hair and second is that hair color might be an issue at work.

So I played safe and went with Mystic Violet (lol, I call that safe? Haha!)
It was okay because I didn’t do a bleaching session, just mixed a little of oxidizer with the dye and into my hair.

I loved the way it turned out. Still looks black with a little hint of red-violet but when exposed to the sun it screams “RED-VIOLET!!” =)) Since then I’ve been coloring my hair with that shade.

Looks brown but believe me it’s an eye-catching shade of red-violet.

It turns into a shade of brown when it fades. I’m thankful it fades out nicely into a pleasing color everytime.

And then an impulsive moment of my life came into play. 
I want to color my hair something outrageous“, I said to myself.
I always wanted white as inspired by Nina Sandejas but no, too risky plus too much bleaching to do.
I could go something in the line of blue, red or green. But, no.

And then I saw this color from the Special Effects Hair Dye selection. Hot Lava sounds interesting. It’s a mix of red and orange. Red for safe, Orange for outrageous. Sounds perfect to me. Hence, the Project Red Orange started.

Honestly, I was scared for my hair and all the bleaching I might have to do with it. But hey, you have to take major leaps in your life sometimes, right?

When all was secured. Hair dye. Check. Permission from workplace that it’s okay to have colored hair at work. Check.
The exact day I got my hair dye, I gave it a go. I tested it first without having my hair bleached but it didn’t work. So bleaching it then!

After an hour of waiting in uncertainty of how it might turn out…

TADAAAAA!!! Red-orange haired me! It wasn’t perfectly covered in equal shades but I loved the gradient and I just simply loved it. It reminded me a lot of Clementine Kruczynski from Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind. ๐Ÿ™‚

A week and a half had passed and the color is sort of fading with every shampoo since it is just a semi-permanent dye. But still a proud red-orange head I am. โ™ฅ

This makes me less afraid of taking risks and just love myself more (even if I’m outrageous like that).

What outrageous things have you done lately? 

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