I'm not going to lie, going lilac was a bold and ambitious move. I had grown attached to my pink hair but realised that I was ready for something else... besides, every other day, someone would come up to me and tell me about some other girl's pink hair they saw....
At the end of November, I asked Noah from Paris Coiffure to bleach my hair as white as possible; we both thought it was going to be easy but we were so wrong! Given I had been dying my hair pink for a year, we knew there was going to be a lot of colour deposit but we didn't know how stained my hair was! In the end, there was still some pink left but after some toner, it was faded and would be barely noticeable under a purple colour.
after the bleach: still a bit pink.
I was in a hurry to dye my hair: I didn't want to have pink/silver ish hair so I used Manic Panic Ultra Violet since my La Riche Directions' hadn't arrived yet. It really helped kill some of the pink that was left in my hair and gave it a nice lavender shade!
using Ultra Violet: I was hospitalized later that day for the crazy rash you can see on my face and arms :(
The color was nice but I wasn't quite what I was aiming for: too pink, not lilac enough so when the La Riche Direction dyes arrived, I dyed my hair again, this time using a whole jar of Lilac!
using Lilac: uneven due my hair not being white everywhere, but still quite nice!
I then realized how painfully hard it was to maintain purple hair: pink hair was a breeze when I look back! With pink hair, I would go at least 4 weeks without touching up my colour because it was fading and uneven. With purple hair, I can't go beyond 3 weeks because by week 3, the colour is extremely faded and uneven! So I decided to use La Riche Directions in Violet and added some Manic Panic in Shocking Blue and the result was really nice! A bit dark but if there is one thing that's true for all funky hair colours: IT WILL FADE!
very dark and even! Guaranteed to last longer!! :D
In the end, lilac hair is a lot more challenging compared to pink hair and I will definitely be blogging more extensively about it once I'm done experimenting with dyes and ratios. Which shade do you like the most? :)