Gratuitous Red hair post, because I can.

I’ve talked about it before, but the gist of it is is that: 2014 was the year I was a redhead. I’m going to post photos in this entry for documentation, like what they do on HairCrazy. And yes, I am doing it because I’m planning on trying a different color again–even when I know it’s just going to be a vicious cycle of me having fun for a while then ending up lazy to properly maintain it. How do you get your hair to be all evenly colored after an initial dye application, I wonder.

LEFTUsing REVLON’S Colorsilk Luminista in RED (150), April 2014.




Faded, June 2014.


Topped up with 1/4 of  HBC’s HP’s Hair Crystal Color in Copper 6.6, July 2014.


Bleach bath, August 22, 2014. Topped up with 2 teaspoons fo HBC Dye + 4 teaspoons of shampoo, to cover the yellow-ness. wpid-20140825_163135.jpg

Special Effects Burgundy Wine, August 23, 2014! Used half the bottle.


5 days after, my hair stopped being loud and settled into a muted color.

Manic Panic Vampire Red, October 18. Taken at night, with flash. Used half the jar.

October 20, indoors, natural light – 1 wash.


Topped up with a tiny bit of  Vampire Red. Excuse my well-worn shirt with holes HAHA.


December 2014. wpid-20141219_221433.jpg

Gotta say, this product lasted quite a while! I still have about 1/4 of the jar left at home.wpid-img_369399768561577.jpeg

January 2015. Much roots, I have. I started the Vitamin C treatment (12 crushed vitamin C tablets mixed with shampoo, left on under a shower cap for 30 minutes – 1 hour) after this photo.

After two vitamin C treatments, my hair faded to a soft pastel-peach shade at the bottom, and a lighter wine shade at the top.

A year of red.


And then I got frustrated since the color just wouldn’t come out! So that’s what forums meant by “stain”. I even tried bleaching it to no avail, so I just cut it off since I was getting tired of my funky colored hair (even though I got a lot of compliments on the color, weirdly). HAHA


February 2015.wpid-20150304_142624.jpg

My hair still retained the three-toned peach-pink-red hue. So I just covered it up with Garnier Nutrisse Cream in Burgundy 3.16.


Which isn’t supposed to fade, as it’s permanent, but after a month of application, my hair’s returning to it’s almost pale color:


April 10, 2015.

Which obviously, I took as a sign to look for another hair dye to cover it up with. This time, I’ll be trying a color that caught my eye last August. I’ll study my hair first to see what I need to cancel out to get it to show properly though. :DD

I bought all my semi-permanent vegan hair dye from Based on my experience with them, they’re always late with shipping (somehow, the courier never arrives when they’re supposed to–a problem a friend of mine also had when ordering from them. Hmmmm), but the product still arrives. I’ve been meaning to try ordering from RainbowHead, but they never have the colors I want. @.@



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