Hair Adventures

Most questions directed at me are hair related.  I actually received a message that if I continue to dye my hair, it will stop growing.  I'm tired of hearing the "I'll go bald"  because it's not true. My hair is also not "fried".

You should give your hair a break, baby it and give it a trim every 6 months or so.  Split ends will continue to split up higher. I've personally experienced this in my past which is why I cut my hair super short. If your hair is in good condition then I don't see regular trims  necessary.. just imo!

loreal hicolor magenta, loreal hicolor red, raw ruby red
My hair journey to red. 

This is Loreal Hicolor Hilift in Magenta and Red. These dyes are made to actually work on virgin dark hair but it has to be completely virgin not this: "My color has faded! It's been a couple of months."  (Trust me, I've tried!  Strip yo color out with a color remover first).

I bleached my whole head to a blonde and waited a few days before putting dye on it since you use a developer with these.  I mixed 30 volume in with the Hicolor dye and left it on for around half an hour.

I recommend using Raw's Ruby Red afterwards for touch ups and only use the Loreal for doing your roots :) RAW dyes are veggie and won't damage your hair.  Usually you can get away with a second dye job using Loreal just to possibly get a brighter result but it shouldn't be used to touch up your color. 

SFX Pimpin Purple 

This color photographs pink in direct sunlight. :) I mixed in a bunch of conditioner to dilute it since it was extremely dark.  The purple didn't last too long for me. Maybe a month at that.

faded pimpin purple special effects
Pimpin Purple fades to this hot pink.  If you want to be two colors with little hassle then use this dye and shampoo it out when you want to go pink! 

manic panic ultra violet
Manic Panic Ultra Violet
You can view my hot pink to Ultra Violet transformation here
Manic Panic After Midnight 

This is such a pretty color over the purple.  I was going for a gradient effect.

raw deep purple
RAW Deep Purple

I was this purple for about a year. My longest color ever!  I've only had to dye my hair 2 times throughout the WHOLE time. Want to know how? Go read here


Manic Panic Voodoo Blue

This was my first time going this shade of blue and I LOVED it. It's my favorite from Manic Panic!  Read the review here

Manic Panic Rockabilly

I adored this color so much. It was SO beautiful but the overall experience was a huge pain in the butt.

Punky Atlantic Blue
It was a good dupe of Rockabilly because it didn't stain and go everywhere but it faded EXTREMELY fast as well. :(

SFX Blue Velvet
This is my most recent blue as of 2013! It's  a gorgeous dark color.

I don't bleach every time I want to change colors or touch up color. I had to bleach my red out to get to a pinky base for the purple to cover. I usually just try to shampoo my color out the best that I can and despoit a new color on top. This could give you different color. If you want the exact color, you'll need a blonde base! Ultra Violet probably could have been a much more intense color if I didn't put it on top of my faded hot pink color.

My favorite dyes are Loreal and RAW. Those are long lasting for me personally and yes, they bleed/stain everywhere for the first week or two. Black pillow cases are absolutely necessary.

Here's a photo of my hair when I first dyed it red and one year later as purple.

Hair that doesn't seem to grow is due to breakage at the ends, genetics or etc. Biotin can also help along with Mane N Tail to thicken hair.


  1. Oh my god- Your hair is so beautiful! This is just the inspiration I needed to keep growing mine! <3

  2. GIRL. Why is your hair SO amazing? Why can't I get nice hair like yours? Lol. You seriously really should post more makeup looks with those palettes ;)

  3. wow thats quite an array of colors. I have always wanted to dye my hair pink but the bleaching process kinda freaks me out.

  4. SO super jealous of all these colors. I want cotton candy colored hair so so badly. I dream about finally doing it one day...

  5. Haha I think it's hilarious that people still think unnatural colors = no hair growth. Glad to see you were able to grow yours so long and strong! Growing mine out from a pixie cut haha!

  6. Wow you have had so many colors! I love the ultra violet and deep purple.

  7. Gorgeous! They all seem to suit you :)

  8. how did you get the pretty red

  9. I bleached my hair to a yellow blonde!

  10. How did you get after midnight that color ?

  11. I bleached my roots and the blue I was using came out green. I grabbed the darkest blue I could find to cover it. The blue also took to the lighter purple bits.

  12. Well I want to dye my hair underneath but I cant identify the color I want in a certain picture.

  13. Hey WICKED hair! I was wondering how long it took you to grow it?

  14. From chin length hair to now 3 years.

    From red to purple hair.. one year!

  15. Ah thanks, I've been trying to grow mine for about 3-4 years its no where near as long as yours though, not sure where I'm going wrong!...

  16. Hair has a growth cycle. It depends on the individual on how much length you can grow. If you seriously can't grow past a certain length, that might be why. You can try to speed up your growth.

    I didn't trim my hair at all. I cut all the damage off my hair, took vitamins, ate healthy (protein), didn't use dye for 3 years and massaged the scalp! I thought my hair stopped growing after the third year. If you have a large bust, you'll have to take that into consideration. It feels like a "mountain" to get some decent length to slope over and finally look long. I had to wait another year for my hair to start touching my ribs/navel.

    Get lots of sun during the summer! Hair seems to grow fast during those months.

  17. Thanks for the info, I've brought some Biotin and coconut oil and will start to massage when it arrives :0)

  18. Hi Crissy,
    Sorry one more question, what did you do colour wise when you was growing your hair? Did you go back to your natural colour? I tend to put ALOT of dye on my hair.

  19. Natural yes! I used ammonia-free formula dye once in the first year to get the ends to match the roots.

  20. On this website the 11th post has these pictures the 3rd picture is what i want to do to my hair but cant determine the colors: