Hello again, green! - The Dainty Squid

Hello again, green!

Tuesday, April 29, 2014

It hasn't been too long since my hair was green last, but it's never been this shade of green! After orange I dyed my hair purple which I never was really crazy about enough to take my usual new hair photos of it. The orange didn't bleach out enough leaving my purple a little muddy. It just wasn't my best dye job to be honest. I tried to wait as long as possible before bleaching out the purple. I made sure to take super hot showers and do everything I knew would help fade it. As luck would have it when I finally did bleach the purple it came completely out, so I was able to dye my hair as light of a color as I wanted.

I used a mix of Punky Color in alpine green, turquoise, and plum as well as electric lizard from Manic Panic (with equal parts conditioner, as always) I'm SUPER stoked about how it turned out. It's already beginning to fade. I really just love hot showers. Ooops! But the green is fading to a fun yellowish shade that I'm obsessed with.
The only thing I need now is a hair cut... maybe! I'm sure just about every lady can relate to constantly wanting to grow your hair and cut it at the same time. My hair is the longest it's been over a year and of course, it's not holding a curl at all anymore because of that but it's also looking super cute in a ponytail which is nice for summer. Ah! Who knows!?
xoxo

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

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  1. Great colors! I know what you mean about cutting your hair - I always seem to keep it its shortest during Winter (and then I secretly wish it to be longer) and longest during Summer (when I secretly wish it was shorter - go figure!) I think it looks great!

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  2. I love that color green on you. It plays off your skin tone so well.

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  3. oh my gosh! love love love the hair! the only downside to being a nurse, at least at my job, is i can't dye my hair a color that isn't "natural". your hair is so pretty, keep it growing. you got the confidence to go short but it takes patience to go long. get dat mermaid hurr!

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    1. Kind of want to grow my hair just for that last sentence. Hahaha.

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  4. This color looks amazing on you!

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  5. I love those colors! How long do the colors stay in? Is it permanent dye?

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  6. You look amazing! I wish I could dye my hair all sorts of colours and still look as good as you! xo

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  7. does your hair not hold curl because of all the damage or is it just the way your hair is??

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    1. My hair isn't damaged, I'd bet it's in better shape than 90% of other people's hair.

      My hair doesn't hold a curl because that's the way it is. Both of my parents have pin straight hair too.

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  8. The colours are lovely, and you look so incredibly happy in that last picture, it just made me smile.

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  9. awesome colour - the third pic is my favourite! mermaid indeed.

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  10. p.s.: what's your nail varnish in these pics, looks sooo summery!

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  11. What awesome colours! I love the yellowish green its turned to.

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  12. That last photo is just about the sweetest thing I've ever seen. Love, love, love!

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  13. You pull off fun colored hair so well! I love the green and the peeking purple is too cute! I'm so jealous. :) You're making me want to go back to a fun colored hair again!
    www.sunnyfleurphotos.net

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  14. Ah yes, the cut or don't cut issue. My hair is also longer than it's been in a years right now and I feel like I have to keep it this way because it ooke me so long to get to this stage. But I've been wanting to cut it less and less lately so that's good. Mine is also incredible straight.

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  15. Very nice colours! Do you dye you hair yourself? xx

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    1. wow, you are an artist! very nice :) I love your pics too and your adventures :)

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  16. Your hair looks fantastic! I love the underneath...of course!

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  17. So gorgeous, as always! Green hair looks like it suits you so well! I'm really jealous of how beautifully healthy your hair is! When I had my bleached, it damaged a good portion of it (most of it is fine, but some is a bit mushy). I'm being super careful to take only the best care of it now, so that it will one day look as healthy as yours!

    I just bought some Punky Color for the first time on your recommendation! Can't wait to try it out this weekend!

    Elyse @ Cuddly as a Cactus

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  18. I'm having the same hair dilemma as you right now. I wanna grow it out since I love ponytails in the summer, but....anything longer than chin-length makes my curls scraggly and limp and sad. C'est la vie.

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  19. I love the layers of colour! I've never been brave enough to dye my hair like that.

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  20. You're so lucky you have the perfect complexion for absolutely any color. You look great in bright colors and I just love the way you always blend in several colors. This is definitely one of my favorites. I've always wanted electric green hair but I'm crazy dark ha

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  21. oh my, your hair is gorgeous! I love it! :)

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  22. Hey, your fringe looks great in the photos with the orange colored hair you linked to! Do you cut it yourself? I cut my fringe at home by myself and having thick hair it's really tricky sometimes... next time I'll try to get it similar looking to yours ;)
    PS: your hair cut and color in this post looks amazing too!

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  23. Your dog is so cute! I love your hair, so glad I found your blog cause I'm wanting to dye mine purple, but this is the first time I've ever dyed my hair like this, usually its just black or red. I'm new to all this so any tips will help. <3

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  24. I love how you layer the colors like that! It's so pretty! I know what you mean, I get so bored waiting on my hair to grow out that I just want to chop it all off so I can see something different. I think your hair would look amazing long with all those colors in it!

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  25. Definitely a hairspiration. I'm aiming for these colours... jsut the other way round so I have purple on top.
    My hair is similar, it doesn't like being anything except straight <3

    The Quirky Queer

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    1. Don't forget to consider colors bleeding. With purple bleeding into a light green underneath, instead of green bleeding into the purple, it won't be so pretty in a week. ;)

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  26. Love the layering with the colours you did. Looks badass!

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  27. Love the new hair! Color combo is fabulous!

    -SupaRadDinosaur

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  28. Love the mix of colours!!! And your cut is making me want to cut my long locks off!!! Looks FAB

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  29. Your hair is awesome! Those are some of my favorite colors, and they look so great together! Out of curiosity, what is your natural hair color? This is just because I've always wanted to dye my hair an outrageous color, but I'm totally clueless when it comes to the process.

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  30. You have officially taken the title for World's Coolest Hair. Congratulations! Your prize is allowing me to cut off your hair and STICK IT ON MY OWN HEAD.

    Kirsten | kirstenlearns.com

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  31. You always have the raddest hair ever!!! I think this is my favorite color so far. :)

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  32. That is such a fantastic shade of green! You must have super nice hair, I had my hair Hot pink for about a year, and by the end of it I had killed it so much I had to cut it all off :(

    - Sarah
    www.oh-so-kawaii.com

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  33. Love the colours, Im too scared to dye my hair green! Would love to at some stage though. xx

    www.hausofsarahrachel.blogspot.com

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  34. I remember when I used to layer colours without caring about bleeding... I used to wash each colored section separately in freezing cold water! Not fun haha

    I'm waiting to chop off the orange-bleached-out-black crap at the ends of my hair before I go wild again, but you sure aren't making it easy! Every time I see a new color on you it looks so fab I want to run out and buy dye

    You pull off every color well, but I especially love the cool colours. Looks awesome, as per usual!

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  35. I love this! I wish I could have hair as colourful as this!

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  36. Ugh. This is so lush! Your hair is so damn pretty. I miss having colourful hair, you may have inspired me to just go for it again :)

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  37. great colors, it works really well :) yes, growing hair is hard, there is this urge to cut it at the same time ;)
    Betty
    betty-art.blogspot.com

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  38. Love the green colour! Also the blue's underneath are awesome and fun :D

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  39. Love the green colour! Also the blue's underneath are awesome and fun. :D

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  40. I like you with green, also in purple, but better green, like a mermaid :3

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  41. Ugh, that fourth photo is lush! Forever jealous of your gorgeous hair. My hair is dead straight too, all I do is towel dry it and it always looks like I've spent ages ironing it.

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    1. Oh man, I know alllll about that. My hair naturally looks like I have a pretty serious relationship with a straightening iron.

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  42. So.. when are you opening a beauty salon? You are so good at this. I would trust you with my hair :D By the way loving this new shade of green, I thought the last one was awesome this one is just WOW! <3

    Chamomile Dealer

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  43. oh my, totally love it, specially because it looks so healthy! i had to cut my hair once more for the last bleaching, and now i left it rest, because i want it to grow, i miss my long hair badly, I want mermaid hair once more!

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  44. Your hair looks fabulous! I love the colors underneath. I've always wanted colored hair, but now I've spent so many years growing it long that I'm afraid to color it and have to trim it more to keep it healthy.

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  45. Could you please tell me what is your secret for bleaching so many times and still have a hair most beautiful then people that don't change they hair color? I would like to change my color (now is in shades of blue but needs a better bleaching) in a small period of time and still keep a healthy and colored hair. What bleaching products are you using now? And how about bleach bath? Or for changing color do you prefer bleaching? Thanks! You hair now is amazing, like always <3 < 3

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    1. All my tips are here:
      http://www.thedaintysquid.com/p/hair-tips-and-tricks.html

      Also, I don't really bleach my hair that often. Maybe once every month and a half and most of the time it's just my roots not my whole head of hair.

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  46. Love how bold you are with your hair! Wish I was that brave :)

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  47. I've moved on from one single colour to two colours now, usually two different shades of the same but I also love a blue/green mix. Although I do find maintaining the multiple colours a bit more difficult as the colours bleed into each other. Plus it's not so easy to top up the dye in the shower with multiple colours. Normally I just see how the colours end up.

    Do you have any ways to maintain the mixtures of colours or do you just let the bleed into each other and enjoy the colour change?

    ~ K

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    1. I just let them bleed. I love watching my hair color slowly change over time, it's part of the fun for me.

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    2. I agree, it's one of my favourite things. Trying to convince people that I haven't dyed it again, get's a little old haha.

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  48. Oh my, I love you in this color! It looks soooo good on you!

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  49. LOVE this Kaylah!! it looks incredible :)

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  50. Ohhh I LOVE the bright green! I just dyed my hair Atomic Turquoise and I'm already thinking about what colors to add to it when it starts to fade. Think I might add some bright green in there now I see how great those colors look next to each other!

    Tabby
    - www.glitterinthequarter.com

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