For the first time in my DIY hair color attempts, I actually washed off the color and went "OH... MY.... GOD..." and that's not a very positive "OMG" either.
I only have myself to blame for being adventurous but the color I used was the other Palty hairdye pictured below, the one on the right.
From my experience with Palty hairdyes, the end result is always somewhat subtle. With that in mind I got ambitious and decided to go ahead with a bleaching shade because I thought, what could happen right? At the very most it would lighten my hair a little but still have it at a caramel brown perhaps?
Like beautiful Natalie Portman here:
but no..... apparently this time arounod the model's hair pictured on the boxdye was pretty darn true to what it would turn out to be.
So here's my hair right now.
Yes... it's gone waaay lighter then I had imagined and the bleach content was stronger then I thought, I left it on for about 20-30 minutes before rinsing.
One reason why I went "OMG" was because of the prevalant gold and yellow tones which I really dislike. Under sunlight it's quite alright, ranging from a strawberry blonde to an auburn but in dimmer lighting or, even worst, ambient lighting it's just.... off.
I'm quite conflicted because while I kinda like how it looks sometimes, it's still leaning 'too orange/yellow/gold' for my liking most of the time. It's a major pet peeve when I see an overly saturated hair color so... I'm sort of commiting that crime myself now.
What's more Chinese New Year is coming... I'm thinking to either re-color it or find a way to tone the brassiness down. Like I said, I'm conflicted and I'm rambling now... I will have to do something this weekend and I'm leaning towards recoloring but who knows.
Oh my poor, poor abused hair.
Moral of the story, yes Palty's blonde/more bleach based shades is pretty close to what the model on the box has. It still boils down to how your hair takes color but my hair was on the darker spectrum before this (not black) and it has lightened loads so.... yeap.
Now... what do you think? How bad is it? Be brutally honest, I can take it!
Thanks for reading (my woes and rant on here and twitter).