Why you shouldn’t try to save money when it comes to bleaching hair

Everyone knows that being a university student automatically entitles you to cut some corners to save money$$$

But honestly, when it comes to your hair…PLEASE DON’T!

I learnt the hard way… and I mean the real hard way.

As most of you know, I used to have an ombre fuchsia coloured hair…until I decided, well, to not.

I had this brilliant idea to to buy a package of bleach and to bleach out the fuchsia colour. My roommate stood beside me in horror as she watched me kill my hair (although she secretly was edging me on… do it, do it, DO IT)

SO what the heck happened???

Long story short, I went from thisIMG_9554


To this (my horrific $20 DIY)


and 5 horrendous hours later….


Alisha (my amazing hairdresser), turned my hot mess into a spectacular ashy brown balayage. How did she do it? BEATS ME!

Recap: you cannot cannot bleach out wild colours on your own. And if you try? it will definitely not cost 20$ but rather think about adding another 0 on the end of that 20$.


DIY: how to get grandma hair

About 2 months ago, I went from fuchsia hair to a DIY bleach job to a professional balayage: and now?

A Grey Balayage aka grandma hair

Would you believe me if I told you I went from an ashy blonde to this grey balayage for under 20$?

I used GOT 2B’s Blue Denim semi-permanent dye. It only lasts roughly 3 washes because I was unsure if I wanted it more than a week.

PSA make sure you wear gloves (peep my fingers)

It is super easy to use and you just spray it in.

Should I keep it grey? Make it permanent? Thoughts? 

So there ya have it. That’s how to get that edgy grandma look…

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