My New ‘Do

1 Posted by - April 24, 2013 - Hair & Beauty, Videos

I attempted to dye my hair. Things did not go well. So here is my video wherein you all play therapist and listen to my many coping mechanisms about having stupid hair. (If you can’t see the video, click here.)

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  • Ashley Chesson April 24, 2013 - 8:51 am Reply

    Did you bleach and then try to die pink?

    • Pintester April 24, 2013 - 9:02 am Reply


      • Ashley Chesson April 24, 2013 - 10:26 am Reply

        you really want a white canvas for the pink to sit on, so it may take more than one bleaching (which is awful for your hair) or a salon strength bleach and a good toner. also depending on the kind of pink you were going for, different brands have different effects.

        i use to die my bangs pink (almost ten years ago) and it was always the hardest color for me to diy but i got the method down eventually.

        • Alie April 24, 2013 - 5:09 pm Reply

          Yes, this! I dyed my son’s hair blue once and it turned out about like yours the 1st time. Another bleach job, taking it all the way platinum and then do the pink should work. But invest in a really good conditioner first.

          • Michelle April 25, 2013 - 10:35 pm

            Also use purple shampoo/conditioner. It will take some of the yellow/brassiness out of your hair! =D

  • jennyjenjenjenjen April 24, 2013 - 9:02 am Reply

    What a ka-winky-dink, I put purple streaks in my hair yesterday. I figured I only have a few more years where I can get away with it. I paid too much for mine so it looks fantabulous…. Sorry I’d say I’m not trying to rub it in but…… I am hehehehehe.

  • Heather April 24, 2013 - 9:17 am Reply

    I thought you were going for a badass blonde streak! And I think it looks cool. A good friend of mine would often put pink streaks in her hair, I know she bleached the hell out of wherever she wanted to put it….not sure why it didn’t work for you though :/

  • Kathleen April 24, 2013 - 9:58 am Reply

    Honestly, I was thinking tiger. Sassy pink tiger.

  • libraryofbird April 24, 2013 - 10:17 am Reply

    Hell I went to a salon once for highlights and came out with horrible bleach orangeish hair. Mom my told me I looked like hooker Barbie. So I kept it for a few weeks just to iritate her. I have also had greenish hair and the worst was the greyish shade.

  • EmmaBeEmma April 24, 2013 - 11:28 am Reply

    The result is hairifying… you must have dyed laughing… (thank you, I’ll be here all week).

  • Amanda April 24, 2013 - 11:33 am Reply

    yup, LOVE the cleavage fix! Been doing that one since high school!

  • claustrophobic-canadians April 24, 2013 - 11:52 am Reply

    Since we’re all about trying to tell you how to fix your fails: I just dyed my friend’s hair purple a few weeks ago. She had really dark hair, so we really had to bleach it. You can buy all the stuff from Sally’s online. She got like a 5 lb tub of bleach, toner, the cream you mix with the bleach (forgot the freakin’ name) and some purple hair dye for less than $50, plus a few things like a mixing bowl and brush and some deep conditioner.

    Your hair just wasn’t lightened enough for the pink to actually be pink. Good luck next time!

  • Joy Lu Vasquez April 24, 2013 - 11:54 am Reply

    This reminds me of the time this girl I was kind of sort of friends with wanted to dye the bottom half of her hair black and the top bleach blonde- remember the skunk craze of like 06? Well she left the bleaching shit on too long and it left her hair a weird orangey color- similar to your stripes…. long story short, she refused to go anywhere for like a weeks because her repair dye job was worse….

  • Mercedes Fernandez April 24, 2013 - 12:05 pm Reply

    If you still want pink, try L’Oreal Excellence HiColor dye. I accidentally dyed all of my hair pink with that stuff. No need for bleach when using it.

  • ChickieD April 24, 2013 - 12:16 pm Reply

    I think you look like Jemma on Sons of Anarchy. Maybe just wear more leather Harley stuff?

  • Elizabeth Ann Taylor April 24, 2013 - 12:53 pm Reply

    I like it!.maybe its the lighting or whatever but the orange-y shade works with your hair 🙂 And.we still want cocknails!!

  • Ericka Skinner April 24, 2013 - 1:05 pm Reply

    Heh, reminds me of when I tried to bleach my hair blonde for a costume. Naturally, my hair’s about the same shade as yours, maybe a little darker… I think your not-pink streak went better, though. A few random chunks of hair came out the color I was going for….the rest ranged from almost-white to nasty orange to no change at all. The nicest thing you could say about it is that it kind of looked like tortiseshell-cat markings. Needless to say, a salon visit was DEFINITELY in order after that!

  • Steph April 24, 2013 - 2:30 pm Reply

    For what it’s worth, I actually really like it! I like the coppery color, and I totally think you could rock it (especially in that ponytail, that was cute!). But if you want to cover it, I say just find a brown hair dye that matches your natural hair color and dye over it. I’m scared of salons – they charge you $200 for something you always end up hating!

  • Franziska Külbel April 24, 2013 - 2:34 pm Reply

    okay, so does the “cleavage fixes everything” also work on heterosexual women and homosexual men? cause if it does, I might just live my life that way. college doesn’t pay out anymore…

    • Catherine April 25, 2013 - 10:56 am Reply

      I’m a heterosexual woman and can be mesmerized by a good pair of knockers. I know some gay men pretty obsessed with boobs too.

      • Havana James April 27, 2013 - 7:32 pm Reply

        that’s a true story, i know cause im a 44 DDD and everything i wear has cleavage.

      • Franziska Külbel April 28, 2013 - 4:11 pm Reply

        awesome, decision’s made, haha.

    • Jadzia May 6, 2013 - 3:23 am Reply

      I have gay manfriends who are also mesmerized by cleavage. One of them has never been with/wanted to be with a woman, but if I wear a low cut shirt, it’s like your standard 14 year old boy. Oh, and he wants to motorboat them.

  • Alyssa! April 24, 2013 - 2:48 pm Reply

    if it makes you feel any better i once went to dye my hair a deep maroon color….it came out fire hydrant red. I then tired to remove it which just turned my hair cotton candy pink. The cotton candy pink made my lil cousin think i was “pinky dinky doo” from that silly kids cartoon of which shes got pink hair. IT WAS TERRIBLE TERRIBLE.

  • Not Inadequate April 24, 2013 - 3:12 pm Reply

    One time, right before I started a new job, because DUH, I got went to the salon to get some bitchin surfer stripes put in my hair and when the stylist took the towel off, she blurted “OH MY GAWD, I can’t let you leave here looking like that!”

    confidence inspiring, it was.

    Then she told me she would put a little auburn wash over the bleached out stripes and instead I got Blaze Orange. Like Blaze Orange. Like if you were a hunter and you wore a vest that color so other hunters don’t shoot you Orange.

    Anyway. I think you can cover that up with something called Hair Chalk at Sally Beauty Supply. I used some on my dark brown hair and it was awesome. So you could get the pink look without the bleach.

    I guess I should have told you that on Monday.

  • Jodee Rose April 24, 2013 - 3:16 pm Reply

    I think it looks super cute in a ponytail, myself.
    I want to dye my bangs pink, because I have no job and just write and illustrate my blarg for a non-existent living, but I don’t make enough to even do it myself at this point. And therefore, I am jealous of your “pink” streaks.

  • Kelly724 April 24, 2013 - 3:26 pm Reply

    My MIL works at a salon…. I could ask her if she has any ideas on how to fix it. I can’t tell her about your blog though. She’ll read it and not understand the penis jokes and then I’ll have to try to explain them to her.

  • Chelle Crew April 24, 2013 - 3:48 pm Reply

    So as you can see from my profile pic, my hair is ombre. Is it purposeful? No. My hair has always (since before I ever dyed it) had this weird thing where my roots are dark and they rest is lighter. I decided to dye my hair bright red, so I bleached it first. BIG mistake, I ended up with bright pink hair (gaining me the name Ariel). My hair now refuses to hold dye for over a week thanks to the bleach, mind you this was over a year ago (1 1/2 years to be exact) and my hair still looks like poo. I did have a woman tell me she loved my color, and she had never seen a hair color so pretty in her life. I took that compliment and ran. I did read somewhere that if you put in a filler (Sally’s) it allows your hair to accept the dye into it in a lovely mash of hair and dye. I was trying to think of a metaphor here, but it’s finals week and my brain is mush. Perhaps, “Just like I accept cheesecake into me…” IDK

  • Kristen Roedner April 24, 2013 - 5:27 pm Reply

    I love how several people have referred to your stripes as this “weird orangey color”…maybe it’s just the lighting, but they appear resemble the natural color of my hair. My boyfriend always asks me why I call myself a redhead when the color is ‘clearly’ orange, to which I reply “Bitch, I will cut you! It. is. not. orange!” and then promptly find the nearest orange object to hold up to my head to prove the colors don’t match.

    Sorry…went off on a tangent…uhh so it looks like it went more strawberry blonde than hipster pink, but I think it doesn’t look awful! You could probably just dye it to a similar shade of brown, or go all over “weird orangey color” and be ultra hipster. Just sayin…

  • Joanna Pendleton April 24, 2013 - 5:28 pm Reply

    I say own it. “That’s right bitches, I’m a badass.”

  • Katherine Horejsi April 24, 2013 - 6:32 pm Reply

    You know, a more efficient response to snarky remarks might be to take a good long run up, windmilling your arm and let loose the punch of righteousness.

  • Diane April 24, 2013 - 6:37 pm Reply

    My boyfriend was saying give us more cleavage, and then the ending cleavage popped up. He’s happy now.

    • lindzy April 27, 2013 - 12:26 pm Reply

      is that an opossum as your profile picture if so and it’s a pet i gotta say i’m crazy jealous.
      Also this video is great. I love all your stuff!!

  • Jasi Lee April 24, 2013 - 7:08 pm Reply

    every summer my dark brown hair goes orange from pool and sun. people think it’s pretty cool until my roots grow in but you know what? i just own it. that’s sun and fricking fun.. all up in my hair. wish you had that.

    own your fun in your hair. and maybe own a little conditioner too, man. lookin’ dry.

  • MousEarz April 24, 2013 - 8:47 pm Reply

    Seriously, I’ve seen worse. I know you have too…you’ve been to WalMart at least once, so I know you’ve seen worse.

  • Ann Avants April 24, 2013 - 9:24 pm Reply

    Don’t worry, Sonja! Just let it grow out a little and it’ll be ombre. You’ll be so hip!!

  • Kathleen April 24, 2013 - 9:45 pm Reply

    I kinda like it. I used to dye my hair red with a blond/white streak. It was pretty cool looking. Then I got old and gray and no longer do fun shit like that with my hair.

  • Just Me April 24, 2013 - 10:14 pm Reply

    I read alot of advice from people who do funky colors alot and they all said that you need to leave the dye on for alot longer than what it says in the instructions (like an hour/ hour and a half). When I tried to go blue, I listened to them instead of the instructions, which resulted in my having blue hair. However, funky colors require ALOT of maintence, including recoloring your hair at least once every two weeks, depending on how often you wash it. Also, you can’t wash your hair as often, can’t go swimmng, can’t get your hair wet, can’t let your hair touch anything while it’s wet… I kept my blue hair for awhile, then went to purple, then said F*** it and dyed it all black. I’m too lazy for funky colors 😀

  • Jillian April 25, 2013 - 12:02 am Reply

    Welp, at least it’s long.

  • Mindy April 25, 2013 - 4:31 am Reply

    First of all………..I think you looked super gorgeous in this video! Your make-up was amazing and really your hair did not turn out all that bad and if you still want the pink it’s not hard to do! I do it all the time! First you have to make sure the area you want pink is actually blond. Then you want to wash your hair with a clarifying shampoo without conditioning it. While your hair is still damp, apply whatever product you picked out (Such as Manic Panic) and wrap it in foil. Keep that shit on for hours on end. You can even keep it on overnight if you want and it’ll last longer and be brighter. Occasionally heat it up with a blow-dryer. When all is said and done you should have your awesome pink strips that will last you about 3-6 months depending on how often you wash your hair. When I used a bright teal, it lasted for over a year and I eventually had to have it cut out. But it looked amazing while it was there! OH and I’ve had my cleavage referred to as “mesmerizing” so I tend to use it quite often when I’m having a horrible hair and face day. My boobs are seriously large enough that I can’t see my feet. What isn’t mesmerizing…….is my slipped disks between my shoulder blades! 😉

  • Lauren April 25, 2013 - 8:46 pm Reply

    Oh dear. Ohhhhhh dear. This is why I don’t dye my hair!!

    • Campbell April 26, 2013 - 3:40 am Reply

      but you have rainbow streaks in your avatar.

  • LadyRita April 25, 2013 - 11:41 pm Reply

    Awww. Take a plate of cookies to a salon and have a pow-wow with the stylists. Pick a time when they will not be terribly busy and peckish. When you have their full attention, ask them for advice on how to get that rocking pink to turn out.

    My dad pulled this trick with some mechanics. He showed up to the shop at lunchtime with a case of beer and a batch of fresh homemade cookies. They all sat around and brainstormed on his engine problem and, when they were stumped they did a free diagnostic! I did this when I purchased my new car. I showed up to the dealership with a batch of cookies in one hand and a box of homemade fudge in the other. The owner was falling all over himself. Cookies make the world go ’round.

  • Homemade Tortillas | Pintester April 26, 2013 - 2:37 pm Reply

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  • Jennmarie68 April 27, 2013 - 1:46 am Reply

    I just had a hair dye boo boo the other day. I didn’t do any crazy colors but I bought some of that new Olia oil based dye to try as it promises 100% gray coverage. I was so excited I got it on sale and had a coupon – so it was really cheap, which I think becomes the saving grace of this story.

    So I took out all the tubes and gloves and etc. Read through the directions, sat the tubes on the counter and went to put on the gloves. I have large hands so it was a bit of a struggle. But I get them on and start to mix the wonderful new hair dye. Get all my roots covered and I kept thinking to myself this is a real thick dye. Get the rest of my hair covered and then sit and wait 30 mins. I noticed that it didn’t stink at all. I was pretty happy so far with this new oil dye.

    I go into the bathroom to wash it out. Grab the tube of conditioner and see that it says colorant… I mixed the conditioner with the activator 😛 I’m such a dork. But on the plus side my hair was really soft 🙂 So here I sit with all my lovely gray hairs. I’d much rather have puke pink than grey any day.

  • Crystal Puckett April 27, 2013 - 8:46 pm Reply

    Just threaten to steal the soul of anyone who makes fun of you now that you’re part Ginger.

  • LittleChestnut April 28, 2013 - 11:41 am Reply

    It is much better than the time I decided to let my boyfriend cut my hair to save money. Yeah. We were both a little drunk.

  • Sher April 30, 2013 - 12:13 pm Reply

    I need to know where you got that journal!

  • cheekypinky June 19, 2013 - 8:49 pm Reply

    …For what it’s worth?

    Give Special Effects hair dye a whirl. I’ve been dying my hair pink for six years now, and no other dye has been as good–starts out fuschia, fades to hot pink after four weeks. I mean, you will want to retire all of your white towels and pillowcases because they will look like a Barbie slaughterhouse, but it is totally, totally worth the brilliant color.

    Also, leave it on for a few hours. Eez good schtuff.

    (Exhibit A:

    • thatpandabitca April 16, 2014 - 4:35 am Reply

      Whaaat where do you get this miracle stuff? My friend did the tip dip thing on my hair with stuff from Walgreens and it faded so quickly. I really hope you see this! And checking the link of course.

      • thatpandabitca April 16, 2014 - 4:35 am Reply

        Noooo the link is down!

        • cheekypinky April 16, 2014 - 3:42 pm Reply


          Here’s the link again:

          I order my dye from — great customer service, and pretty fast shipping, too.

          • thatpandabitca April 17, 2014 - 4:56 am

            Oh you are so awesome, thank you for replying and posting the link again. <3 Your hair looks great and I love your dress and I bet your wedding was just lovely. ;~;

          • cheekypinky April 21, 2014 - 4:50 pm

            You are so, so welcome! 😀

  • Brittany aka Pretty Handy Girl December 13, 2014 - 5:08 pm Reply

    You are hysterical! “Cleavage” LOL, yup, it distracts from everything. Thanks for the laugh today. Brittany (fellow NC blogger)

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