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Hairmorphosis

Feel free to skip to the pictures if you’re not much of a history person, for those of you who do care:
i’ll just give you a quick run-through of why the heck this post is here!
 
A while back there was an issue with vegetable hair dyes, apparently Special Effects had a temporary (read: couple of months) halt in production.
The outcome of that:
pretty much all of the online stores as well as physical dye shops had NO special effects shades left for a couple of weeks, except for yellows etc.
 
Then of course the next step had to be: people moved on to other brands like Manic Panic and Stargazer. So THOSE blues were mostly sold out as well!
 
Drama drama, first world problems.
 
It really isn’t a comfortable situation though.
Vegetable dyes need quite some care because they’re not as harsh as chemical dyes. They don’t penetrate the hair shaft that deep.
 
They’re great for your hair, basicaly a deep conditioner, so you can keep them on for hours if you like BUT will still stay on the surface for the biggest part.
Your hair will be asking for more color pretty soon.
 
Here‘s a link to how I keep my color vibrant and my hair healthy should you be interested. OR in case of a second worldwide dye-drought.
 
Anyway, because of those issues, I could either get:
 
– no hair dye
or
-only one bottle of the specific blue
or
-only other types of blue.
 
I managed to keep my hair from being green however, and it gave me a chance to review loads of blue dyes LOL.
 
This post will be updated every time I use a new dye – hmm I wonder if there will be a rainbow in a while…
There’s links to seperate in-depth reviews on all of these dyes when you click on their names, except for the shocking blue because I couldn’t get hold of enough dye for my entire head!
 
First up:
 
Special Effects Blue Velvet after about one week of washing my hair every day:
 
blue velvet
 
blue velvet
 

blue velvet

you can see the part that faded first on the side. it turned sort of brownish.


 
then some pics of blue velvet two weeks later. It had faded away pretty bad by then (having washed it every day):
 
blue velvet

It washed off to a purple


 
blue velvet

The ends went first!


 
At that point I went over it with Manic Panic, After Midnight Amplified, which turned out to be super dark:
 
after midnight
 
after midnight

This gave me a pretty uneven haircolor.
(because of me only having one jar of dye each time, so the base of my hair had different shades)


 
after midnight
 
So I used a color stripper to get all of the blue out, wanting a fresh start!
What I was left with was blonde with a green tinge.
 
Then I threw on Manic Panic’s shocking blue:
 
coral blue

Yeah, it turned out turquoise!


 
shocking blue

I actualy loved it though.


 
shocking blue

the only issue was that, AGAIN, I only had one jar.
So the bottom of my hair was uneven. It was more green than blue.


 
So I went to get *ahum* ANOTHER jar of dye the next day.
 
But again, they didn’t have the dye I wanted. Which was shocking blue. It sold out.
So I went with Stargazer’s Coral Blue now.
 
coral blue
 
coral blue
 
coral blue
 
The color I then switched to, I kept all summer long.
It’s Stargazer’s UV Turquoise.
 
All my posts from July up until (and including September) are with this color on muh head!
 
stargazer
 
stargazer
 
 
stagazer
 
After that I covered it in green for fall!
It’s Manic Panic’s Enchanted Forest:
 
enchanted forest
 
enchanted forest
 
enchanted forest
 
enchanted forest
 
I tried the vitamin c treatment to remove my green dye, however that failed.
 
Good old bleach did the trick, and I chucked Naturtint’s Fireland on my locks.
 
fireland
 
When that washed out I went to the hairdresser to have it died simple brown. However that turned a little brassy so I applied a warm brown: Warm Kastanje permanent hairdye by Kruivat homebrand.
 
warm kastanje
 
warm kastanje
 
Then I let my hair grow out to its natural shade and applied Directions Blood Red to the tips!
 
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You’re welcome to check my reviews for bigger pictures and all that goodness!
 
What do you think? YAY or NAY?

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