Around last week, I faced the fact that it was time to book in for a hair cut. After trying to grow it out for almost a year, I'll admit that the idea of losing an inch scared me a bit! I went off and booked myself a trim... then unleashed the bleach (hey - I was getting it trimmed anyway, right?!)
First I slapped some diluted Directions 'Flame' onto it...but I'd diluted it way too much and the result was pretty dodgy! Not to be disheartened, I went ahead and mixed some 'Flame' with 'Flamingo Pink' and slapped that on, which gave a nice rusty orange shade. After that had faded a bit, I decided to top it up with Directions 'Coral Red' to make it an orange toned red.
For some reason it photographs a bit darker than it actually is! The ends are a bright orange in some lights, which is pretty awesome.
My hair feels SO MUCH BETTER after having all the split ends chopped off! I'll be laying off the heat styling (and obviously the bleach) again soon and babying it like I did at the very start of Mission Mermaid. Some of you have asked why I haven't done many Mission Mermaid updates and the simple fact is this: You can't make your hair grow faster if you hair, scalp and diet are already healthy - so I don't have much to report!
And now I'm off to catch the train back to Manchester for my birthday weekend :) And yes, Illamasqua 'Apocalips' will be staying firmly in place.
Hope y'all enjoy your weekend!