To explain the blue hair (going into a seafoam green color): A few months ago when I was dying my hair brown again (in early October), my sons and I went to Sally Beauty Supply to gather my materials. The boys saw the colorful hair dyes that normally I never saw for sale there (I figured it was for Halloween). They said, “Mommy you should dye your hair blue!” and then, “Mommy, how about pink hair?” I said to them, “Mommy’s colorful hair days are long over now.” They seemed disappointed and then picked out my brown dye (I’d choose two or three shades and they’d pick which they thought would look nicest). I told my husband about their blue suggestion and he said, “You should do blue! It would be really nice.” I gave them all looks like they were crazy because I feel “too old” now to have colorful hair. Then I turned 29 (Nov. 3) and started to just dread that I am now living in my 30th year. I let my husband know in January that I was going to go for cotton-candy blue hair after really enjoying seeing photos of people with various colored pastel shades and thinking blue would go well with my eyes. Rob said, “I think that would look great!” I was very excited about it but hated that I’d have to be a blonde for a while before getting it to where I wanted it. It worked out well and I love the result! When it fades out I might try out other pastel shades (we’ll see). When I turn 30, I’ll go back to brown (which I also like a lot).
Throughout February I bleached my hair several times (5, all shown above), trying to get it white before dying my hair blue, because any signs of yellow color makes your hair green (hence why I have some greenish tones, but I think they look great. Blue and Green are both my favorite color and I can’t choose between them as it is, so it was cool in a way to have some green in this). How I got it this blue color, you ask? I just bought a huge bottle of regular conditioner, put it in a bowl (with all this hair I used the entire large bottle of conditioner, probably 32 oz). I put some Manic Panic Virgin White toner in and mixed it with the conditioner (I probably used 6-10 oz of toner). I then took some blue hair dye (Ion Sky Blue) . . .a very small amount (the size of a quarter to a half dollar – with less hair you’d need less blue) and mixed it in. I let my hair sit in a processing shower cap for about 45 minutes before washing it out. The final blue phase picture you see is not how I kept it though. I did dye my hair one more time after that so it would be lighter and fixed up a lot of the green tones (which the result is in the above photos posted with the outfit).