Pink gradient hair | My experience
I wanted to try unnatural hair colours for a while now but I never really had the guts to do it. But for Abunai, an Anime convention in the Netherlands, I decided to cosplay the Arcade Miss Fortune skin from League of Legends. Since this was a last minute choice I didn’t have time to buy a wig. Since I really wanted to cosplay her I was like screw this, i’m just gonna dye my hair pink. Thinking that it would wash out in like a week.
Now, 5 weeks later my hair is still pink, a very faded pink but still noticeable. So I wanted to share my experiences with you.
The dye I used was Carnation Pink and Turquoise by Directions. Since my hair was really platinum blonde to begin with I didn’t really have to bleach it. I diluted the dye’s with the cheapest white conditioner I could find.
This was right after I dyed it. I wasn’t able to make a normal picture and got frustrated and then this picture happened… yeah.
I tried to get it lighter because I had my first day of school after the convention and I tried some different methods people suggested on Youtube like the Head & Shoulders Anti Dandruff Shampoo + Vitamin C tablets. It lightened up a little bit but not that much in my opinion.
How people reacted
The reactions from people where really different then what I expected. Some random strangers actually walked up to me to tell me they loved my hair colour. But some other people, especially older people and those shallow minded teens who only want to be popular looked at me like I was crazy.
There really was a difference between reactions in my small little town and in the city to. In the city was where people approached me to say they liked it and in the small town was where people looked very judgemental.
Tough after like 2 weeks I noticed two other girls on my train station who dyed their hair pink to. So I guess I may have inspired them since there has never been anyone with pink hair in my little town.
I did notice that people took me less serious since I had pink hair.
Will I keep getting unnatural colors now?
I’m not sure. I really love the pink, and as the next colour I’m thinking of dyeing it light pink with dark pink tips or lavender. But I’m also thinking of just going back to platinum blonde so people will take me more seriously.
“Why are you trying so hard to fit in when you were born to stand out?”