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Grape Purple!

I got myself a box of “grape purple” (what it said on the box) dye to color the ends of my hair and replace the faded copper chunks.

Awkward smile!

I am not quite sure if I like it!

As usual, it’s splotchy and messy but I quite like it that way. I did a crap job at touching up my roots as the bleach seemed to be extra itchy and painful last night… which says a lot for me! The last time I bleached my hair in November, I was able to let it sit for 25-30 minutes without squirming. I barely lasted fifteen minutes this time around.

I’m a little unsatisfied with it because it doesn’t scream GRAPE PURPLE!!!!! at night and under the office lights. I’m writing this from my office desk and right now, it just looks like a dull black? Obviously, the purple is more obvious in daylight.

I am hoping they look purple in photos taken at night with flash.

This was supposed to be today’s outfit but I was unsure about the boots and socks so I changed into purple lace flats. I stood in front of my mirror for way too long trying to decide that I didn’t have time to snap another photo.

Should I color the top part copper? Or would copper (shiny red brown) + purple look a bit too lulzy? What do you think?

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  • Reply Len January 5, 2011 at 9:15 pm

    I think you should color the rest of your hair GRAPE PURPLE! I love the color on you!

    • Reply Helga January 5, 2011 at 9:34 pm

      Noooooooooooooooooooooooo I want light-colored hair pa hrhrhrhhr

  • Reply Kath January 5, 2011 at 9:24 pm

    Grape Purple hair means darker colors for make-up, yeah? photo 5 really looks very grape-y.

    • Reply Helga January 5, 2011 at 9:35 pm

      I donat really know! I haven’t worn eyeshadow in a while and when I do, just browns for contouring. Plus I have orange parts pa naman lulz. Schizo hair.

  • Reply Carina January 5, 2011 at 9:39 pm

    Maybe something darker! IDK about copper, tho. And, it might be problematic pala cos the purple is dark already~* HMM. I second Len! ^^

    Btw, I love the colors of your outfit sfm. <3

    • Reply Helga January 5, 2011 at 11:40 pm


  • Reply Pilar January 5, 2011 at 9:55 pm

    Carina and Len seconded! Or third-ed. Or, if you still have grape dye left, dye a second time and see if the color comes out stronger. :)

    And I like the boots and socks. I’d wear that, haha. :)

    • Reply Helga January 5, 2011 at 11:40 pm


  • Reply Alexis January 5, 2011 at 10:08 pm

    No, don’t dye it again. It’s better that way! :)

    • Reply Helga January 5, 2011 at 11:43 pm

      Haha, thanks! No copper for now, then.

  • Reply Tin January 5, 2011 at 10:25 pm

    Helga, what’s the name of da product that you use for whitening knees and elbows again? I think you got it from Watsons.

    • Reply Helga January 5, 2011 at 11:41 pm

      Daggett and something. It doesn’t work! Mosbeau nalang haha.

  • Reply P January 5, 2011 at 10:58 pm

    Dye the top part a little lighter? Like this one if you can pull it off:

    • Reply Helga January 5, 2011 at 11:43 pm

      O dat is gorgeous! I set out to bleach my hair with the intent of dyeing the ends pink (much like that photo you linked!) buttttt I can’t find hair toner locally. I need that to get the yellow/orange out =/ Or purple shampoo.

  • Reply Jayrin January 5, 2011 at 11:03 pm

    I think it looks nice this way. :)

    • Reply Helga January 5, 2011 at 11:41 pm

      Thank you!

  • Reply I Love Helgrrr January 5, 2011 at 11:11 pm

    Once upon a time, your eyebrows were fine:

    I don’t think you realize how GORGEOUS you are in dark hair. =(

    • Reply Helga January 5, 2011 at 11:41 pm

      I like my eyebrows now, thanks!

  • Reply John Steven January 5, 2011 at 11:24 pm

    YAY purple hair! <3 <3 <3

    • Reply Helga January 5, 2011 at 11:41 pm

      Hahahaha, I still want flaming red hurr, tho

  • Reply Kenna January 6, 2011 at 12:45 am

    I like it, spec when it shines in the light

  • Reply charls January 6, 2011 at 12:46 am

    it looks nice!

  • Reply crisel January 6, 2011 at 6:39 am

    I really like the effect you made on your hair! Perfect! But if I look at it separately, bottom part really good and top part still a no-no. Hehe… But generally, it’s great on you besides you can carry it just fine. ;p

  • Reply Janine January 6, 2011 at 11:01 am

    Love the purple! I’d like it even more if the rest of your hair was lighter blond tho.

  • Reply Xyla January 7, 2011 at 4:11 pm

    For me, it’s okay na. I love it! <333 Looks nice on you!

  • Reply Abby February 18, 2011 at 11:22 pm

    teach me how to do that on my hair!!!!!!!!! puhleez… :)

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