ACW Episode 109 – Sometimes, they really do mean “Don’t try this at home!”

Ah, the things we do in the name of beauty. I liked my first try at blue hair, but it wasn’t blue enough for me. So I decided to push the effect a bit farther. I found a blue hair coloring kit in my local drugstore, of all places. When I double checked the brand online, many of the reviews mentioned intense and long lasting color, so I decided to try it. First though, I had to redye my hair bright red, because the first time I dyed my hair blue, I sort of did my whole head and that killed the red, which made things too dark over all. So I redid the red, which completely removed all the blonde highlights I had the hair dresser bleach in some weeks back. Now for the blue to really stand out, I had to rebleach those spots. I figured I could do this. I’ve been dying my hair for years, how hard could bleaching be?

Fortunately, I did set aside an entire evening to do this, because the whole process of bleaching and dying took HOURS. I had to put on a tipping cap and pull through the strands I wanted to bleach. Then I had to mix and apply the bleach. Then I had to wait an hour for the strands to bleach out. Then I had to rinse out those strands and then I finally got to apply the blue hair dye. And it was an hour before I washed the dye out and could see the results.

Not satisfied with doing all that, I had also decided Friday afternoon to make a pie from scratch. I had bought a new cookbook on pastry desserts and wanted to try it out. So whilst bleaching and dying my hair, I was also mixing up pastry dough and pie filling, two activities that also took hours to complete. While the hair dying was finished Friday night, the pies didn’t get made until Saturday evening, and then I ended up making tarts with the leftover pie crusts on Sunday afternoon.

Anywhere, here are pics of the results of all my hardwork. And let me just say, next time I decide to dye my hair blue, I’m going to see how much my hairdresser will charge to do it for me.

Blue hair…

and Apple Blackberry pies!

About Cynical Woman

Cartoonist, Artist, Geek, Evil Crafter, Girl Scout Troop Leader and Writer. Also, a zombie. I haven't slept in I don't know how long.
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  1. I love your hair and the pies look great! 🙂

  2. Mark,

    Gratzi! The blue hair dye fades quicker than I’d like so I’m going to have to work to maintain it, but making plans for that now. As for the pies, the girls and I are planning on baking pies every week all summer long. We have fun doing it and we really, really like pie. If you come up this way, you should stop by and get some pie!

  3. Would love to see you again…I keep thinking I’ll come up for MarsCon but haven’t done it. Will let you know if I get up your way! Anytime you want to come to Austin, you’ve got a place to stay.

    Take care, M

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