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Ive been asked quite a few questions about the pink/purple hair, and I’ve promised to put up some decent photos in the light. Above is the best I can do. I took it the other day so its fairly recent.

Ok so I’ve been through my feed and I think I’ve got the most asked ones, I know I did a previous post similar to this but it might be better to get them all in the one place as I get asked a lot of the same questions. This seems gloriously indulgent but hopefully it’ll answer some of the questions I’ve been asked.

1. What dye do you use?

I use cyclamen by Crazy Colours. It’s a purpley pink, you can buy it online or in any Sally’s Beauty Supplies. It comes in heaps of different colours. It is a semi permanent dye.

2. What if I can’t find crazy colours?

That’s ok, there is also another brand called Rusk which they also do in Sally’s or online. I used it when my hair was a dark purple. The colours are really similar and it’s also a semi permanent dye. One of the reasons I use crazy colours instead of Rusk is that I find Rusk doesn’t last very long. I got really fed up of having to constantly redo the colour nearly every time I washed it. I’m sure if you have more bleached sections in your hair it may hold longer. But for me Crazy Colours was the way forward.

3. What’s your natural colour?

My hair is naturally a dark blonde, but Ive had it a darkish brown for a few years when I dyed my hair cyclamen it was from a dark brown.

4. Will the colour take to my hair?

This honestly depends on so many factors. The person who asked this was dark haired though so I’ll answer on that front. My hair was dark when I dyed it, I wanted some lighter hued segments and an overall purpley tone so I bleached up sections of my hair. Chunkier slices at the bottom and smaller strips at the top. The dye will be most vibrant on the bleached pieces. Its nice to do it all over the hair because then you’ll get a much nicer tonal effect.

If you don’t want to bleach your hair, it will still take but it’ll just not be as bright It depends on the colour you’re putting it on. If its a lighter colour it’ll be stronger, darker colours will have less of an impact. If you’re interested have a look at the darker bits of my hair, its plummy but nowhere near as bright as the other bits which have been bleached.

5. Is it hard to put the dye on?

Really the most annoying bit is the bleaching. If you’re going to bleach it depending on the colour of your hair you’ll need a stronger peroxide. I use 12% because mine is darker but it bleaches it right up. I just use gloves and segment the hair and put it on, once on blast it with a hair drier to speed the process. With bleaching unless you want an all over lightness less is more you can always add later and smaller sections of brightness are easier to deal with when it grows out.

Adding the crazy colours is the more tricky part. Not because its difficult but because although the facets of crazy colours is that its long lasting, this also means its an absolute nightmare to get off anything it comes into contact with.

You MUST wear gloves.

You MUST use vaseline or something similar round your hair line etc as it just doesn’t budge. With normal box dye, it isn’t very hard to get out of skin etc but this is a whole other beast entirely. I once jumped into the shower to wash it off, by the time I had washed it out most of my body was BRIGHT PINK.

It takes quite a few washes to get the dye out so I’d say plenty of shampoo and keep your gloves on when washing it off. Try and avoid any skin contact with the dye full stop! It has great longevity but short of straight bleach it is a nightmare to get off skin and bathroom fittings. (Im really selling it aren’t I?) But its best you know what to expect.

6.How long will it stay on?

Most of the time when I’m redoing mine it’s because my roots are coming through or because the dye has faded but not usually because it has come out. So it depends on how much you wash your hair, how porous it is. I’d estimate maybe 8-10 washes in my hair. It can be trial and error usually it’ll just fade the more you wash.

7. How come your hair isn’t as bright as the colour?

There’s a couple of reasons for it, firstly my hair was really dark and Im not a big fan of bleach, my hair is thick, curly and prone to dryness. Add bleach to that mixture and it turns to straw. So I’ve basically taken to doing little bit by little bit. I use Aussie leave in conditioner as well just to stop it getting too damaged. I’ve done about 3 rounds of bleach in my hair now, so it is interspersed with really bright sections but the others are less so.

Secondly I just didn’t want an all over flat colour, it looks amazing on some people but I like being darkish. and the tonal elements make it look a bit more natural, if pink can be natural. Maybe I just mean the lay out of the colour seems more natural.

8. Why do you dye your hair at all?

Because alas, I am not a natural pink.

Hope this helped and I answered all the variations of questions. Happy dying and please let me know how the colours go, that means pictures!


I finally got bored of being dark, every now and then I feel the need to go back to basics but again I got bored. I went back to my plum and pink. Mainly because part of me feels a lot more vibrant when my hair’s a bit brighter.

I had a bit of a grump the other day. I felt very drab and boring. I wear a lot of blacks and greys and purples so it just adds a kick of colour. I’m naturally very pale so dark hair can sometimes be a bit much, its rather nice when its plummy though. It opens up a lot of fun with green eye shadows, greys and plums, plus I keep my layers relatively short, messy and choppy highlights work well with layers.

Anyway I used crazy colours in Cyclamen, I’ve used Rusk before there are two main differences between the two colours. Firstly crazy colours will hold to your hair whereas rusk doesnt seem to take as well. I’ve used Rusk and by the next wash it is nearly out. So the upkeep is really high with Rusk. It’s not so high with Crazy colours. Mainly because it really does give the hair some full bodied colour. Here’s the downside though, it is really messy. Your whole bathroom will be covered in pink, it took me an hour to wash the excess out at one point. If it gets on clothes etc you’re best just burning them, it doesn’t come out.

The first time I used it I did what I’d done with other colours and just jumped in the shower to wash it out, well when I came out I was a nice shade of fuschia pink…all over. Let me tell you this Violet Bauregard had nothing on me! So I learnt my lesson, next time the gloves stayed on to wash it out and I did it over the shower instead of in it. If you’re using crazy colours don’t get naked with them..

So now I’m feeling all like myself again I am ready for the party season! Anyone else?


Im dying of cuteness for these cupcakes. I should point out that they are actually baby pink although they’ve come out a bit coral coloured….

I decided to try out my new icing set, it was very exciting. They are all very fancy cake decoratey nossles and to be honest I usually use a smooth circular nossle to make them all pretty so these spiked edges were a departure. I used the shell nossle to try and create rather pretty patterns. I don’t think I did too bad. Of course super cute pink hearts, red lips and sprinkles make the cakes super happy time.


Can everyone welcome the newest addition to my lovely technological family she’s called Tallulah-Belle lol

She is a very cute little netbook and a present from himself for Valentine’s Day. The motives for such an extravagant gift?  Hmmmm possibly from using all my products or mayb e because lets face it she is very very pretty and will go with every other pink thing i own, which if you look at this blog is a lot.

So a big thank you to him and welcome Tallulah-Belle.

Well, back in the big bad world again with a mountain of work, i predicted correctly that I wouldn’t indeed read a scrap from the books I got out, it hurts always being right.

But I’m being sucked back in for this evening as pressure is mounting and things are needing done, being from the school of thought that says, ‘Of course the day before is ample enough time to do anything.’ I’m not feeling too panicked.  I have another hypnotherapy session tomorro, he has a rather large black and white spinning wheel which I havent got a chance to play with yet and if I don’t get to tomorrow I shall be requesting a go, it looks a crackin laugh, dammit I pay my 85 quid a session I should get to be hypnotised to do whatever i want and play with all the gadgets in the process.

Been listening to my relaxation tape like a fiend its very odd, lots of supposedly soothing noises like steel bands and waterfalls which if I’m honest give me a perpetual need to pee. I think there may be something wrong with me, lots of imagining is being requested of me and to be perfectly honest i’m utterly rubbish at it and keep changing my mind. When he says imagine a pink room well i imagine one then change the shade of pink as lets face it baby pink is so last year then I change something else until by the time I finished my perfect pink room in my mind I’m more stressed out than ever and half the tape is over…mayb I’m just not meant to be relaxed. Its entirely possible.

Right well the work better progress I suppose, Rabelais and his world is waiting for me eagerly with its little book pages preturned in anticipation, the other books are sat in the corner, staring at me in unread smugness. Bastards.