I have wanted to dye my hair a proper purple for some time now as most of my friends know. I do dye it regularly and it has ranged from a deep red to the latest 'cosmic violet' which is not PURPLE!!!! So today it was a trip to the hairdresser as I have not managed to find a bright enough home dye. I took this ribbon in..... and of course my handbag (wanting a darker tone of this colour). I also had this random photo from the Internet... I only wanted highlights in this bright colour to start off with so that if I liked the outcome in a couple of months I'd have it all over. 'Of course', 'No problem' they said and showed me a colour chart with my purple colour on. 'Sorry, can't bleach your hair as the colour won't last, but this method will be bright and vibrant and the purple you want'... Odd I thought but hey what do I know - I'm not a hairdresser. Anyway on with the cap, the torture of having strands pulled through - the dye on -I was not able to see the colour brewing because the cap had to be over my eyes, off to the wash and this is the colour I have...... (again a random photo from the Internet not a photo of me). I was so disappointed and told them so. This is the colour I do myself!!!!!!!!! The only thing they could do was offer a reduction in the price and tell me (on this dull rainy day) that it would look brighter in the sun light !!!!!! In a couple of months when it has grown out I will go to a less expensive hair salon (find a dodgy looking place full of punk rockers) and get them to dye it for me !!!!
To be honest the only good thing about my hair right now is that it is very very soft and smells lovely!!
I'm off to buy a hat!!