You guys, this may be the most rebellious thing I have ever done ...
Okay, maybe not the most rebellious thing, but it definitely is a little out of my comfort zone! This is for sure the craziest thing I have ever done with my hair. My mom said she was going to start nicknaming me Prince/Purple Rain! Rest in peace.
Of course, as you can see I did not dye my entire hair purple, just the ends (as to why it's called "dip dying"). I love my natural brunette hair and I'm not brave enough to completely dye it all. For a while, I've been looking at photos on Pinterest with girls' dip dyed hair in different colors from the rainbow (some with rainbow dip dyed tips!) and I thought it looked like a good idea for me to try out for the summer. I originally wanted to dip dye my hair hot pink since it is my favorite color, but then I saw a few pictures of Selena Gomez with purple dip dyed hair and it looked so good on her. Plus, we practically have the same hair color so it makes sense.
I think purple was a much better decision because it blends so well with my dark hair and it's a lot easier to color. I kind of feel like a mystical fairy or mermaid. Or Nymphadora Tonks from Harry Potter!
In order to make sure that the purple doesn't fade out completely, my hairdresser Molly gave me a conditioner by oVertone specifically for purple hair. It's important to use daily in the shower, especially after shampooing. Although if you have thick hair like me, you probably don't need to wash it every day. It may also be a good idea to have gloves for a backup just in case the bright color makes your hands stain. The conditioner works so well because it keeps the fantasy-like hair bright, it's like a normal conditioner but for bright colors, includes color-depositing formulas, is damage free, and is even vegan!
It's definitely going to take me a while to get used to having my hair a bit purple, but I do not regret my choice one bit. I got a chance to be bold and to have a little fun with my hair, plus Molly got to have her fun with coloring it! I want to give a big S/O to her and to M.C. Hair Consultants for giving me this new hairdo just in time for summer, I can't wait to go to the beach with my new black one piece bathing suit, sunglasses, and this bright rockin' new due!
As for my fellow readers, I encourage you to start this summer with a little dare! That doesn't mean that you have to dye your hair a crazy color. It can be as simple as traveling to somewhere new or even reading a book genre that normally wouldn't interest you. Whatever you can do to step outside your comfort zone a little bit, I promise it can be the most freeing and bravest step in your comfortable lifestyle!