Hair Chronicles

Up until my second year of University, I maintained my natural hair colour and wore it in various styles.

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I was so accustomed to my own colour, but was growing restless with the consistent brown. I wanted something more fitting to my wildly-tamed curls. 

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In 2010, I started my colour journey and lightly streaked my hair.

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I ended up with a somewhat burnt-orange, which suited me fine.


But it wasn’t quite enough colour for me.

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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. 

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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.

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And jumped again.

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And again. 

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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.

(Heat. Bad.)

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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.

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(HEAT. BAD.)


After some months, I grew tired of the blonde (yes I know, I’m never satisfied).

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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

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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 deeper pink.

Enter: Hot Hot Pink or “Age of the Fushenta“.

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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.

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And it REFUSED to fade or wash out.

Boooooooyyyyyyy was this pink stubborn.

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Wow. I look kinda skinny here. Yikes!

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.

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The blend was more than I expected and I L O V E D it.

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