My good friend Shelley over at Quaint Revival had a great blog post about her journey to go gray back in February. I’ve been giving some (ALOT) of though to giving up the L’Oreal bottle and having my own hair “back.” My sister is already on her journey to do the same – my niece cut her hair super short and she’d already started using a gray toner to blend her “real” hair with her colored hair.
Well, I asked my niece to cut my hair on Sunday, as I was SO unhappy with the length, the split ends, and with the skunk-stripe showing through. I then looked through Pinterest and watched YouTube videos on using the Manic Panic line of semi-permanent hair dyes to get gray/silver. (I am not being compensated for my views or for mentioning the product — this is just my opinion) My niece, as a hairdresser, highly recommended the product line, so I went out yesterday, Memorial Day, and bought Manic Panic Virgin White toner and Purple Rage to combat the yellow-y-ness.
Here’s me during the process:
Yeah, it was PURPLE. Reeeeeeeally purple.
I left this goop on for about 45 minutes. Here’s the after:
There’s still some residual blonde and it looked purple to me, especially in my bathroom this morning …. I thought I’d be going into work with lavender hair! But once here, it looked silver/gray with some leftover blonde in it. Y’all be the judge:
Do I get a YAY or a NAY?