I wanted to say thank you again for everyone sticking around, for reading my blog despite the hiatus and everything. I really love you guys, and I think I don’t say it often enough!!
Today I finally dared doing something I always wanted to do my entire life. I did something similar last year and loved it, but it was never fully what I really wanted. And I have to say thanks to the beautiful Charli from Secret behind the Closet Door for helping me.
I’ve dyed my hair red!! WOOP WOOP! As in bold, bright, you can spot me a mile off, sort of red. It’s amazing and was really easy to do. No bleaching necessary either.
Charli has found a product by L’Oreal called Majicontrast (also goes by the name Majirel) that only has to be mixed with a developer (strength dependant on how bright you want it or how dark your hair is) and apply it!
I bought 2 tubes of L’Oreal Majicontrast – one in red, one in pure copper – and 2 bottles of 100ml 40 Vol aka 12% developer. I got both at a Sally store in Wembley when I was up there to see Take That two weeks ago.
I think the 2 tubes cost a £10 each and the two bottles of developer another £2 each (I also needed a plastic mixing bowl, gloves and a brush), so it’s not that expensive.
The great thing about this product is really that you don’t have to bleach beforehand, so it’s a lot less damaging to your hair. In fact, my friend did my lower neck hair 2 weeks ago just to test it. I was massively scared to lose my curls so I only wanted to test and my curls were just as bouncy and curly as always. Not like when I had bleached it last year to go pink afterwards. SO BRILLIANT STUFF!!
I covered the entire bathroom with bin bags to make sure that I don’t ruin my parents bathroom. I emptied the tubes into the bowl and poured the developer on top and started mixing. And then I went to town with my hair.
After I had left the product in my hair for 30min, I washed it out over the drain in the bathtub. There’s a lot of product that comes out, so if you wanna do this too, make sure you are as closest to the drain as possible. And then I just towel and air dried my hair. And this is what it looks like!! I LOVE IT! It has a nice orange tone to it due to the pure copper, but I like it!!
Also I went to see Take That for a final time on Friday in Hamburg (yes, I’ve gone 5 times and yes I’m crazy but I don’t care). I went with my mum and the show was absolutely amazing. Mum and I had also found the hotel in which the band was staying the night before, so the day after the concert we went to the hotel and look who I met there!!
This is MARK OWEN. Mark BLOODY Owen!! The man I thought I’d be married to by the age of 20 when I was about 11.
For those who aren’t familiar with Take That – they were a massively successful boyband in the early 90s, split in 1996 and then reunited in 2005. I have been a fan since the very early days when I was like 9 and I only saw them live once back then on my 11th birthday (one of the guys showed their bum on stage and I literally *bam* hit puberty). And then I’ve been going to see them pretty much ever since on each tour -which my mum (who you can see on the right hand side of the frame with her little nose haha). And I’ve always been dreaming of meeting Mark. He’s always been my favorite and will always be the favorite. I met him 2 years ago in the hotel they were staying back then, but never had a chance to have a picture of me and him taken! So on Saturday I finally had my dream come true!!
I’m still totally over the moon :-)
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