au revoir, blue! - The Dainty Squid

au revoir, blue!

Monday, February 25, 2013

Last weekend I finally ventured away from my natural hair color (blue!). I had been purposely trying to fade my hair for a week or so with long soaks in the bubble bath, and lots of conditioning treatments before I bleached it. That blue was not coming out! I finally decided just to go for it. The bleach took out the majority of the blue but there were still some spots left with light blue. Luckily putting the pink over top made those spots a pretty purple. It all worked out perfectly.

I used Punky Colour in Flamingo Pink, Plum and Purple (each mixed with equal parts conditioner because it helps stop the color from bleeding, and staining plus I really love to condition) I used plum on the bottom layer, purple in the middle and flamingo pink on the top.
I'm pretty smitten with it, but somehow this doesn't quite satisfy my urge to dye my hair. Perhaps because pink and purple also feel fairly natural to me as well. All I know is I'm not comfortable crossing off my new year's goal of venturing outside blue and purple hair just yet. I think it's going to take another color to mark that goal off...

Hope you're having a lovely Monday.
xoxo

You can find all my tips on bleaching, dying and maintaining colorful hair here.

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  1. Everything about this post is perfection. I can't. Seriously, it's amazing.

    Lauren @ inbetweenidols

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  2. This is GORGEOUS! Am very jealous. Currently trying to grow out my coloured hair and it is so beyond boring. <3

    www.thepeppermintpencil.blogspot.com

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  3. omg that's gorgeous! I love your little collar as well :3

    3 weeks more and my hair too will have fancy colours!

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  4. it looks amazing! i could never pull this off :( xx

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  5. Love your hair, so pretty! The purple and pink look really cool together :)

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  6. Oh my - I love this sooo much! If I could, I would dye my hair purple in a heartbeat. I can't get away with it at my job, though (so lame). Looks just incredible!!

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  7. I absolutely adore your new hair color! Looks really awesome, I wish I had half the guts as you do so I could dye my hair!!! :)
    http://chamomiledealer.blogspot.com/

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  8. Gorgeous color. You are a beauty. May I ask what conditioner you use?

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  9. This looks great Kaylah! Looooovely, I'm a massive pink hair fan - I used to have it pink & have been itching to go back, but think bleaching would kill my hair right now :(

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  10. This colour is beautiful! You look so lovely :)

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  11. Yep, we switched hair colours, haha! People are not going to believe that we didn't discuss it! This looks beautiful!!

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    1. It must have been our best friend radar. Too bad it doesn't let us communicate things more useful than hair color!

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  12. Well New Year's Resolution or not, it looks fabulous! And that collar you're wearing is beautiful!

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    1. Thank you! It's a really pretty dress from augustwrinkle.com! I can't get over how great the collar is.

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  13. Beautiful, you always achieve amazing results.

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  14. I think perhaps you should go for a bright orange, or something else completely different. That might help break the cycle. ;)
    The pink & purple is gorgeous though! I really love it. Such a lovely color.

    hellokaili.blogspot.com

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  15. O.M.Gosh. it is beautiful on you!!!!!!! we thought we loved the blue but this rich vibrant color is even better the we could imagine!!! AMAZING!

    xo. c & v
    cake & valley

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  16. I love it!! The colours have come out so vibrant, great shades =)
    I'd love to see what colour it would take to cross off your list! Orange maybe? =) xx

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  17. I love the new colour! Also, you keep an incredible shining on it! Congratulations =)
    XOXO

    www.marshylicious.blogspot.com.ar

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  18. That looks so beautiful! I love how you always do a mix of different colors and dyes, it always turns out looking amazing!

    ♥Brooke
    http://youreinbrookelynn.blogspot.com/

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  19. I love that you do your colors in layers!! It makes it almost look floral-like in depth :). And I love that your nails match! <3

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  20. So fancy and so well blended!
    I have to be really neutral with my hair because I'm a teacher (also I'm quite lazy) and schools are fairly conservative, but I'd love to have hair as bright as yours
    http://ahandfulofhope.blogspot.co.uk/

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  21. I LOVE your hair color!! (I also love your top + sweater!! You always look so beautiful!!) xo

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  22. It looks amazing, so vibrant and lovely!

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  23. You look gorgeous! The color really suits you and the pop of purple is unexpected and cute! Love it :)

    xo

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  24. I love it! It's adorable and suits you. The color looks beautiful on you, now I just want to invite you over to color mine and we can brush each other's hair but that sounds creepy. So, so cute!

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  25. Kaylah it looks AMAZING! Love it! :D

    www.everywordhandwritten.blogspot.co.uk

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  26. Great cut and color combo! Looks fabulous!

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  27. Although I love your blue hair these colours are truly amazing and sooooo pretty! <3 I'm all jealous of the vibrant colours since I plan to go for blue myself anytime soon but I'm afraid of all that black colour that I put on my hair during the past 10 years.

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  28. Your matching nails and hair made me smile :) Happy monday!

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  29. Love it! So shiny and happy.


    Marie @
    Lemondrop ViNtAge

    I am having a fabulous giveaway right here.

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  30. Yaaay, finally! You look beautiful! :) I can't possibly picture myself with purple hair, but I love it when people like you can pull it off so nicely.

    xx
    Alice

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  31. Green will always be my favorite color on you. It was short lived but my oh my was it lovely.

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  32. Love the color! And you are just the cutest person ever! ^_^

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  33. Hehe, you're so cute, and I love how you refer to your natural hair color as blue. It really was a part of you! But this color is SO pretty! I am loving magenta lately (got myself some magenta lipstick just yesterday) and so I adore this shade.

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  34. I literally love this color on you! You are so gorgeous! xx

    http://thehonestfox.blogspot.com

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  35. This is so cute! I love how your nails match! :)

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  36. Wow. Well done! I think the most difficult color to pull off as far as hair color goes is green. If you want a challange...go green next time.
    xo
    ashley
    www.thephotogramps.blogspot.com

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  37. Oh my goodness I wish I had the confidence to dye my hair that colour because it looks completely stunning! x

    http://lottiekerr.blogspot.co.uk

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  38. Oh wow, it looks soo wonderful (!!)
    Beautiful colors :D

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  39. I wish I could commission you to come to California and dye my hair. For serious.

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    1. I would LOVE to dye your hair! I only get to play with my own and I'd love to do someone elses for once.

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  40. You are such a cutie and can rock any and every hair colour. Amazing! I wish I could bleach the crap out of my hair and dye it blue (it's my dream hair) and then have it look as soft as yours! Your hair allllways looks so soft. Tell me your secret!

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  41. The bright pink looks so pretty with your skin tone! :)

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  42. Adorable! Your hair always looks healthy and shiny, what a miracle :)xx

    nancywilde.blogspot.com

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  43. Oh wow, your hair looks beautiful ^_^

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  44. Very pretty! And I love the dress!

    XO, Simona

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  45. lovely colours :) and they match yours nails as well, great!
    i'm thinking about changing my hair colour to blue/pink/purple combo later this year, so exciting!~
    Betty
    betty-art.blogspot.com

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  46. So nice! I think maybe a color like orange would satisfy your hair dyeing needs... or just citrus-y colors.

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  47. Oooh Kaylah! This is gooorgeous!

    Becky
    xx

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  48. Wow, that sure is a lot brighter! And it looks really pretty too. I feel some lovely outfit posts coming soon... am I right?

    blueeyednightowl.blogspot.com

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  49. Okay, seriously. You are a dream. I could never be brave enough to use that sort of color.
    xo Deanna | Curly Adventures

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  50. i love that combo, i was something very similar for a while then when sonic green from crazy colours! perhaps that's your next colour but don't rush away from this too quickly, it's too gorgeous not to soak up for a while x

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  51. I think the purple hair looks gorgeous! It's so bright and happy. I love it.

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  52. Pretty, matches your nails too.

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  53. That is amazing! I've got serious hair envy!


    http://adventureswithcupcake.blogspot.co.uk/

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  54. Your shirt-collar-cardigan mix are so pretty together. Also, would you try a red color for your hair? A nice mix (kind of) between blue and purple. (Actually, that might be green. xD)

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  55. Gorgeous!! Absolutely love the color combo that it turned out!

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  56. That is so flipping delightful! If you're going for a new colour this year, I think vibrant orange would look lovely and be heaps of fun to style with lots of greens and blues!

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  57. It's beautiful! You look like a doll!
    -Gaela

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  58. Awesome! And it looks so shiny!

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  59. I'm loving how many people suggested red/yellow/orange! I was definitely already thinking about it. We'll see! ;)

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  60. Also, thank you all for the lovely comment!! You guys are the sweetest!! :)

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  61. Your hair is so effing gorgeous!! I love it!

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  62. You look absolutely stunning!

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  63. It looks absolutely gorgeous on you!

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  64. You're so cute with those colors !

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  65. Wuah, it looks so pretty! It totally rocks! ^^ Now I want pink hair too.

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  66. Sooo gorgeous, love the tri-color fade!

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  67. You. Look. Amazing.
    Is there any color that is out of your comfort zone?

    Rachel

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    1. "Natural" colors. ;)
      Haha, but seriously, not really. There are colors I don't particularly like on myself but nothing I wouldn't try again.

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  68. Oh my gosh I LOVE LOVE LOVE your hair. Adore!

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  69. I love love love this color! So cute!

    xoxo,
    Laura
    http://lauraisthriftingthroughlife.blogspot.com/

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  70. Ahh!! That hair with that turquoise! Too much! Absolutely beautiful.

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  71. Oh so pretty!
    I love the colors you choose, they seem so natural on you that I can think you were born with this hair <3

    I am still using blue in my hair and loving it...

    You look so pretty in purple!

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  72. I always love your hair updates. This is a gorgeous lot of colours! If I had your hair I would end up sitting in front of a mirror, swishing it around all day hehe.

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  73. Damn you are adorable Kaylah!

    How can one person be THAT cute?...Should be illegal !!

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