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lundmir
January 15th, 2011, 06:57 AM
Once again, I did it, but I did it right this time.

I had white/silver hair back when I was 17 (there's a pic in one of my albums), but it was fried due to overlapping bleachings, and I ended up getting a pixie to get rid of the damage. Not that I cared about my hair back then, but I have missed the color ever since.

So, I was determined to keep my hair long and red/pink as long as I could stand it, and whenever I got sick of it, I would chop it off to a pixie which would be the adored white/silver color. Since my black hair goes white really quickly with coconut oil and bleach on one application, I would only have to do my roots, so I would grow beautiful long hair once again.

But! I'm not getting sick anytime soon of long hair, if anything, I want it longer! And at the same time, I coveted the color, so the wait was driving me crazy.

I applied the two week rule. More like a month rule, with every day more convinced that I did want the color, so I decided to finally do it.

I waited for my lovely color to fade to a horrid orange mess, and mixed a toner with blue and magenta dye and conditioner. Did give me a metallic grey color, but unfortunately it was so dark it looked black, so it was no good for me. If I wanted black hair I would grow virgin!

I let it fade to an ash brown color. And I bleached it, I needed a lighter canvas.
And I love it! The top part of my hair is white, silver, purple and even blue, while the length goes from grey to black.

Thankfully, I'm not seeing any damage, and my toner mixes keep my hair happy, as does my movie star oil shampoo. I will do a cassia experiment whenever I get the time for it, but so far I'm really satisfied with its condition.

I didn't lift all of my hair to a pale blond color, since my dark ends are already overprocessed (and don't want to push my luck and finally see and feel damage), plus, I have hennaed several times and that stuff is stubborn. Definitely not touching it, as much as I love my lightest color. Plus the gradient effect is lovely!

So anyway, I wanted to share, seeing I never post much about my own hair and going artificially silver isn't that common in my opinion.

I would love to have silver hair when I grow old, but that's not going to happen. Every one of my grandparents stayed salt and pepper into their 80's, so... artificial for me. Silver haired members, I have color envy.

Anyway, here are some pictures. Today it was a little blue, I used too much pigment on my toner.

http://s2d3.turboimagehost.com/t/5547428_estrellado.png (http://www.turboimagehost.com/p/5547428/estrellado.png.html)

http://s2d3.turboimagehost.com/t/5547429_new.jpg (http://www.turboimagehost.com/p/5547429/new.jpg.html)

http://s2d3.turboimagehost.com/t/5547430_new.png (http://www.turboimagehost.com/p/5547430/new.png.html)

And sorry about the silly expressions, I'm very tired but can't sleep right now! thanks for reading.

jasper
January 15th, 2011, 07:12 AM
The condition looks good- it looks very soft to me, anyway, and the color is striking. I like how you said your hair is your canvas.

mellie
January 15th, 2011, 07:47 AM
I LOVE LOVE LOVE the second pic!!! :cheer: I want!!!

You are gorgeous, too - and this color makes you seem ethereal!!

PeacenQuietGal
January 15th, 2011, 08:40 AM
Agree completely with Mellie. That is the most striking color on you, and you do look like a star!

Kherome
January 15th, 2011, 08:59 AM
Oh it reminds me of that guy from LOTRs, Argon or something? I've never seen the LOTRs movies, sorry but hopefully you knew what I meant. Very Elfish or Elvish?

boomtownrat
January 15th, 2011, 09:55 AM
That second photo looks spectacular and really suits you!

Wheatland
January 15th, 2011, 10:25 AM
I've been thinking up concepts to do a new art piece. I knew I wanted to do a girl with long hair but I didn't know what color and you have now inspired me to have the roots silver and the ends black.

Looks wonderful on you! Thanks for the inspiration. :D

Calaelen
January 15th, 2011, 12:51 PM
It looks fantastic! I've always wanted to do the same, but my hair has so much colour in it, and now henna, that I fear the results would not be anywhere near the same if I attempted it.

Also, I am not willing to risk my length, but I am an inch away from classic, so it'd be a lot more hair to lose if it didn't work out. :( I guess I'll just have to enjoy looking at your hair. Can you post more pics at some point?

Anywhere
January 15th, 2011, 01:06 PM
Beautiful. Second picture is my favorite as well. :D

Pandora.
January 15th, 2011, 01:08 PM
Yep, the second picture is stunning! Your hair is lovely too. That color is extremely hard to pull off, but it looks great on you. :)

lundmir
January 15th, 2011, 02:31 PM
Thank you all for the compliments! Of course I'll share more pictures as soon as I can. I'm glad I somehow inspired you, Wheatland! Please do share your art when you finish the piece. And Calaelen, I had the same doubts, I didn't want to lose any length and I wanted my hair as healthy as bleach allows (I have had it very damaged and it is HORRIBLE!), so I did compromise the color and ended with the gradient. My roots always react faster to bleach and end up lighter, so they are the only thing that I bleach, so my length stays the same.

Henna IS really hard to get out, I wouldn't risk who knows how many other bleachings to get it light enough.

I do wish henna wouldn't color so I could keep doing it, I love the way my hair feels after it, but I'll try cassia and see how it feels. I like pampering my hair.