Up until my second year of University, I maintained my natural hair colour and wore it in various styles.
I was so accustomed to my own colour, but was growing restless with the consistent brown. I wanted something more fitting to my
In 2010, I started my colour journey and lightly streaked my hair.
I ended up with a somewhat burnt-orange, which suited me fine.
But it wasn’t quite enough colour for me.
The second time around my trusty chemist (my sister) and I used a streaking cap, and I ended up with the majority of my hair being coloured.
When my roots started to MAP (make an appearance) I was
too lazy to pull out my handy dandy streaking cap, so I estimate-ly sectioned out my hair that was mostly coloured and jumped down the blonde-box rabbit hole.
And jumped again.
But I wasn’t quite getting the shade of blonde that I wanted, and it was fading faster than anticipated.
So my trusty chemist and I took steps.
We doubled up the box dosage.
I also did a havoc-chop because my ends
were damaged from a straightening stint over the summer.
And by May 2012,
just in time for graduation,
most of my curls grew back to it’s original length
AND we got the blonde right.
After some months, I grew tired of the blonde (yes I know, I’m never satisfied).
I began hunting down new ideas through a colouring company, Manic Panic.
AND SO! With happiness in hand, I chose my first colour.
Manic Panic: Cotton Candy Pink
The only problem was that the colour washed out suuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuperrrrr fast, and that made me constantly have to touch it up.
I soon grew tired of the constant upkeep and washout and went on the hunt AGAIN, for a
Enter: Hot Hot Pink or “Age of the Fushenta“.
This was, to date, my favourite colour in my hair. However, it brought out the reddish undertones in my skin so I had to be wary with certain makeup colours BAHT it was ethereal.
And it REFUSED to fade or wash out.
Boooooooyyyyyyy was this pink stubborn.
Even after washing it twice a day for TWO DAYS, it still lingered, and my patience grew thin.
So, with Fushenta still rampant in my strands
I dropped a new colour on top: Atomic Turquoise.
The blend was more than I expected and I L O V E D it.