I am curious, pink
September 24, 2013 6:32 PM Subscribe
I'm having a tiny nervous breakdown and I think one thing that might help me feel better would be to make a radical change to my hair.
posted by BlahLaLa to clothing, beauty, & fashion (26 answers total) 8 users marked this as a favorite
My natural haircolor is very, very dark brown. I have a lot of grey, and usually self-color with the very darkest brown from L'Oreal. Over the last few years I also had to switch to L'Oreal's Preference or Excellence -- I forget, but whichever one says "superior grey coverage." But even that doesn't always do a good job of covering.
So I've got some dark brown bits, and some non-covered grey bits, and right now I also have a solid two inches of regrowth because I've been preoccupied with some extremely stressful shit in my life. (Short summary: friend with cancer, death of son's classmate, cats with worms, mother-in-law's health crisis, etc. Read my last few AskMes if you need sordid details.)
So I want to get a short, punky hairstyle, with my hair sticking out all over. I also want to dye it pink. If I cut my hair to, say, two inches or so, then I'll have a little dark brown and a lot of grey. Can I use the Manic Panic-style color to cover that grey? So I can end up with some brown and pink? Is that a thing? Or will that pink not cover this grey? Do I need to bleach it first? (That's sort of a non-starter for me right now - seems way too difficult for what I can handle.)
Any advice in this area would be appreciated.