Monday, November 28, 2011

It's like wishing for rain as I stand in the desert

Dress-American Rag / Cardi-Vintage / Socks-Forever 21 / Shoes-Marshalls
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I've been thinking about dying the tips of my hair purple (like the girl below). I've never dyed or permed or anything my hair before so I'm kinda scared :P Does anyone have any advice? Like I read somewhere that to get the best results, especially since my hair is soooo dark, you should bleach it first. The thing is, as much as I hate change, I know I'm going to get tired of it after a few months. I want something that won't last forever and won't damage my hair too much. Does the dye like go away? or is the only way to get rid of it is to cut your hair or redye that part? and also, do you guys think I could pull this off? :P The beautiful girl below (btw her name is Dani and she has the awesome blog, Kastor and Pollox. i love, but am also kinda scared for her hair, that her tips are a different color in almost every post!) Anyways, back to what I was saying, I feel like its such a punk?-ish color and I am in no way a punk-ish/cool/rocker chic kinda gal. Or maybe I just automatically assume that about this color now because of Dani? So yea I hope you read all this and leave a comment telling me what you think! I know, i'm a worry wart...but hey I'm only thinking about whats best for my hair :P oh shoot, I just realized I didn't ask my mom if I can dye my hair :O hehe I shall find a way to convice in favor of it!

73 comments:

  1. Your outfit is so adorable!! I really love the cut out oxfords!! And floral print and knee high socks are always a must I think :)
    Very cute look!

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  2. you look so sweet! i like the dress





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  3. Big fan of the cardigan!

    I've never dyed, permed, or something to my hair before either.

    I know that you can put straight hydrogen peroxide in a bottle and spray it. It doesn't damage your hair or anything as long as you take care of it, and use an oil before and after you spray (like coconut oil, etc.)

    You can always grow it out, and if you're doing the tips, you can cut it off.

    That's all I know. Hope it was helpful!

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  4. so cute!! love the cardi! :)

    As for your hair, so cool! do it!! :) Maybe you should ask her if she uses temporary dye.. it goes out after 6-8 washes! but your right, your hair is dark! hmm! maybe you should go to a hairdresser? or just go and ask them hehe ;)

    i have been highlighting my hair (with hydrogren peroxide) since i was ... hm. 17 maybe? so around 3 years, and i have seen the effects of it on my hair! :/ now it's hard for me to brush it when it's wet and im constantly conditioning it! but then again my hair was really weak to start with and i've been doing my whole head and also to a very light color initially.. so that is completely different as well!

    buit because you just want your tips i think you have nothing to worry about! if you wont want it anymore in a few months your hair will grow anyway so you can just cut it off and voila, back to your old hair!:)

    hope it helped a bit ! :)

    XOXO Kasia
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  5. like a doll! Great look, baby!
    I love colored hair, I dye my green turquoise, just like that, with tips on gradient!
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  6. Cute outfit, I love the over the knee socks! I like the purple. I have been thinking about dying the underneath of my hair turquoise!

    xx
    Kat
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  7. Dye your hair it will look cute...you look fab in red!

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  8. I am so happy that you wore socks with this outfit. It really adds a different dimension. I love that jacket!

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  9. oooh yayyy! hehe twin dresses <3 aren't you so glad we both bought it for only $5?! :) can't wait to see how it looks on you as well!
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  10. Do it with a professional and you'll be fine. I've never dyed my hair either I've been wanting to get the ombre for quite sometime and have been so scared. Good luck!

    De,

    Fashion Nostalgia

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  11. gosh ! so cutee :) adorable :) the socks are perfect mate with the dress :)

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  12. Love those Over the knee socks with the shoes. You look beautiful!

    I am now following your blog. Would love for you to check out mine! :)

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  13. You pull off this outfit so well.

    I have dyed my hair wild colors before and I loved it. Here are the two different ways I have done it

    One: I had a professional bleach the tips of it and then she dyed it purple. I didn't do quite as much as the girl in the photo so when the purple faded out I had just white bleached tips. So you'll have to keep dying it over where the bleach is. I ended up just cutting them off when I was done because it wasn't very much.

    Two: I bought a kit from WalMart that is specifically made for dark hair to become a certain color. I don't remember the brand, but I did one streak of pink and it was pretty easy, but like the purple it faded fast and left a little blonde streak. It wasn't as noticeable because my natural hair is blondish brown, but if you wanted to keep doing it that way it'd be pretty cheap.

    Whew that was lots of information, but I hope it helped!

    <3 Rachel

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  14. I love your floral dress! so cute

    Andy

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  15. I love this outfit :) so angelical and cozy :) and stylish! Keep it up girl :) Glad I joined your blog :) just click on "join the site" at the bottom of my page and we can follow each other :), thanks for your sweet comment on my post as well! xoxo-Monica
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  16. I think you should definitely talk to some specialists and hear what they think or which advice they give. dying definitely affects the condition of your hair and that's why I stopped doing it in the beginning of this year. now I only let a proper hairdresser do some highlights in my hair once or twice a year. and my hair is so much better than before when I dyed my whole hair. so, be absolutely sure before you do it ;)

    anyway, the outfit looks great on you. love the cardigan :)

    Maiken/
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  17. So pretty and romantic :)

    Looking forward to see, what you end up doing with the hair!

    /Cindi

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  18. super cute outfit!

    x0
    annette
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  19. I love that red cardi and the dress is gorgeous! I also like the idea of dying the ends in purple!

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  20. You look adorable as always:)

    Fashion Cat
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  21. Great outfit! You look lovely!
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  22. Really cute look and YES to dying your hair!!! It looks amazing, and I'm sure you'll be able to pull it off!!

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  23. I want to dye my tips into something colorful! It's so pretty really! That purple color is a good option :)
    Since I'm working with children I rather sticking my hair in one color..

    Anyway you look cute & girly again ^^ like a doll!

    xx

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  24. Kat darling you are just so stylish and adorable. I wish blogs were popular in the 80's when I was a teenager. The clothing I could have posted....authentic 80's. Joyce Leslie was all the rage for trendy brands. All of my friends were on dancing on air which has been showing lately on tv. Anyway, you look so well put together and hip in this post. Try the spray on stuff first and see if you even like it. Dawn Suitcase Vignettes xo

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  25. Absolutely love this outfit. So schoolgirl cute and chic!

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  26. i have some shoes like that i havnet worn in such a long time
    yu look so pretty and cute like always

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  27. The second pic is darling and that lipstick is PERFECTION on you!!! LOVE the red. Puts me in holiday mood!!

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  28. Hi, I like your blog, it is cute!

    check out mine if u have not yet :)

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  29. First off, if you outfits get any cuter!!!! OMG, another LOVE fit :)

    And!! Who cares if the purple is a "punk" look. If you like it, totally go for it!!! I dyed just the underneath of my hair black and because my hair is red my boss asked me if I went punk on her (as a tease) I'm wayyyyy too girly to be a punk lol.

    As far as being able to dye your hair back. Yes you can :) Once you get bored of it, dye it back. My step brother is a hair stylist and when I went to get highlights put in my hair he did warn me that if I had dyed my hair in the last three months, dying it again could damage my hair (as in fry). But he said that they have so many products out now to help prevent that you should be okay. I would just call or ask a stylist about your concerns. Advice is free :)

    But I dyed my hair lighter (just to get a different look) and they had to bleach the pieces that I wanted lighter. So yes, you probably will have to bleach it.

    Hope this helps!

    And no worries, your worries are natural. I went through the same panic when I thought about dying my hair :)

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  30. First of all, I love your outfit! It's very girly and cute :)
    Second, about the hair... I've honestly done everything with my hair (from blonde, to red, to brown, to black, then back to blonde, etc. Really bad, I know!), and the problem is, like you were saying, after a little while I always get bored with my hair and want to do something else... But at the same time, if you don;t try it, it's going to haunt you forever (well, it happens to me anyways :). So I say go for it! The only thing, try to talk to people who've already done that (can you maybe ask Dani herself?)

    xoxo Olga
    http://hotpinkcouture.blogspot.com/

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  31. Very cute and chic. Love the floral dress.

    Patience
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  32. cute polka dot socks. I think your hair would look awesome with some purple tips. Just be sure to get the semi permanent dye.

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  33. i love the outfit! and i've heard of hair chalking, which doesn't stay in for as long. but i don't know how well it works on dark hair. i think you would look beautiful with it thought :)
    ~niki from the young and immortal <3
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  34. I love this outfit! I was actually just singing "a drop in the ocean" and scrolling through my "all blogs" list when i came across this post, so funny!
    xx, Kels

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  35. Very cute outfit! I think you should just dye the tips reddish brown. I don't think it will ruin your hair, because the tips can always get trimmed!

    XOXO
    Shels
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  36. your outfits are always so amazing!! lovelove:)
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  37. You are so pretty. I love your entire outfit. Especially the over the knee socks. They are perfect.

    As for hair coloring, I suggest going to a place like Sally's and getting the coloring you spray in and it only lasts until you wash your hair a time or two. I have gotten it before (in pink) and it works really well.

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  38. Love the dress and the red cardigan! perfect outfit.

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  39. I love your dress :) I really like black or dark colored base dresses with flowers on them (especially red ones). It brings out the red color quite well.

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  40. What a beautiful take on a preppy look! This shade of red suits you so well. You look amazing dear!

    Follow your blog hun! And looking forward to new outfit posts;)

    Xx

    Alexandra

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  41. Hello Kat! That's a pretty little dress and I love the knee high socks which just makes this outfit uber cute!
    Just go for it girl! That purple hair end looks really cool. I think whether u can carry that hair off depends on your outfits too. The girl rocked the purple hair with her punkish style. So it may be a great way to explore the styles with the new hair!

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  42. Your hair would look fabulous!! Love the colour too!! Go for it :) Your dress & socks are darling!! xx

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  43. Lovely outfit ! Love the dress and flats :)

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  44. Ooh, her purple hair is amazing! Love it. x

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  45. You looks so cute, your dress is lovely.
    xoxo :)

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  46. Uuuuh beautfiul outfit !! :) I LOVE your style !! *-*
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  47. you look soo cute:) love the red cardigan!

    Love,
    Nee
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  48. Beautiful, Love the floral print.

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  49. Love this outfit especially the red cardigan. I think it would be fun to do some colored hair tips.

    xo erica

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  50. You make me wish I had the legs for knee-highs!

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  51. So cute. Just dye it! I'm sure she'll get used to it. :)
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  52. If you really want a change trying a different colour once is a good option. However do remember that the tips are usually the driest part of your hair. When I had highlights they had to bleach the hair then use the caramel shade I wanted.

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  53. Thanks for the sweet comment... Love your blog! Following you :)

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  54. cute dress :)

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  55. I love your hair as it is with the white flower!!!
    x
    nina
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  56. beautiful outfit!

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  57. dye your tips! it would look so good on you! I love the cut outs on the flats, very cute. thanks for the sweet comment :)

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  58. Amazing shoes dear!!
    Thanks for your comment <3
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  59. Your hair looks oh so amazing au-naturale. =) But purple would be so funky. Love your blog, and style! =D

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  60. This is a lovely dress, cute look ;)

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  61. My hair is super dark too. I dip dyed it grey. I got it done at a salon and she first bleached it white then toned it grey and added lilac. The only problem with colors like that is that they fade quickly and youll have to re dye it every week. So I let the lilac fade but I love the grey. It did damage my hair a lot though so Im glad I was cautious and only did a few inches!

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  62. love your look! your hair is amazing, i have always wanted to try this look but have never had the guts! That jacket is divine, so edgy and chic!

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