How to Get My Purple Locks AT HOME!

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Dye: Manic Panic- Electric Amethyst

I’M BACK! As a Unicorn AND as a blogger. 🤗 It has been a very long time since I’ve posted on this blog. The explanation of why I’ve been gone so long is another post entirely that I will speak on soon.
Sooo let’s get into how I dyed my locks this amethyst purple at home!!

I knew that I wanted to use Manic Panic because A.) They are Vegan & Curelty Free. B.) Tory Savannah of Wish You Were North West always has beautiful purple hair and this is what she uses. I reached out to her and she was so helpful guiding me through the process of dying at home and how to get the desired color I wanted!

So the actual process is not too terribly hard. I would suggest if you have a friend, spouse or significant other to help make sure you get all of your hair covered, definitely use them. That is going to be the most difficult part! My sister actually just finished hair school, so she came over to help me!

First we mixed a little bit (not the whole bottle) of the Manic Panic Electric Amethyst color with a whole bottle of Pantene white conditioner. This is because I didn’t want the color to be as vibrant as it is on it’s own, so we diluted it with a white conditioner. However, I found out later from my previous hairstylist that if I wanted the color to stick better I needed to use Manic Panic’s white hair color instead of conditioner. I had noticed after dying that even though my hair was WHITE blonde it wasn’t sticking to some of the pieces. She told me this is because the conditioner acts as a barrier between your hair and the color. So from now on I will definitely do that.

After mixing the color with the white conditioner to the desired color I wanted, we did a strand test. Just to make sure the color was what I wanted once it was on my hair and processing. It was! So we continued on to do the rest of my hair. Let it sit for 30 min, then I just rinsed it with FREEZING COLD water and without shampoo so I wouldn’t immediately loose color. Easy peasy!

The first two pictures are from dying the first time! It turned out to be such a beautiful purple! The third picture is after I washed one time, and the last picture is after I dyed it a second time. After a week of having my hair dyed I decided to touch it up on my own, because like I said, since I mixed with conditioner instead of a white “color” it didn’t stick as well to all of my pieces. I also plan on getting Overtone to keep my hair fresh when I wash it. That was another suggestion from my wonderful previous hairstylist Sydney. She knows her stuff when it comes to Unicorn colors! Once I purchase it I will do an update for you guys to let you know how it works!

So there you have it! Now you have zero excuses to not be a unicorn! Seriously though, every time I do my hair a funky color I always have people online and in person telling me they wish they could do it. BUT YOU CAN!!!! And you should!

Colorful in Neverland,

Whitney Paige

Eau Claire, Wisconsin

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Sweater: Urban Outfitters
Boots: Nordstrom

Last week Zach and I took a trip to Eau Claire, Wisconsin for a little vacay and to see his sister, brother-in-law and nieces. We had a BLAST. It was cold, the trees were beautiful, and we just really enjoyed everything about it. If you are from Texas, or the south, you know that it has still been in the 80′s here, so it was extremely nice to get away to some cold. We LOVE fall/winter, and actually want it to be cold during those months. Haha. But anywho, His sister (pictured in the last photo) took us to a bunch of really neat scenic places, like Irvine Park. It was absolutely beautiful! You just don’t see trees change like that here in the South. We ate some ginormous cheese curds, drank hot chocolate, went on a ton of adventures, saw a moose for the first time, watched “Frozen” 20 times while listening to my precious nieces sing “Let it Go” what seemed like 100 times. But honestly I never get tired of it, because they are just so stinkin’ cute! OH and on our way back home we stopped at the Mall of America to kill some time before our flight. And OH MY GOSH. It is incredible! We got a lot of cool stuff, and I got to visit the only physical Sigma store in the world! I was so stoked! So I’d say this vacation will go down as one we will always remember. Thanks to my sweet sister-in-law for being such a great hostess! She really is the sweetest, and is just like a real sister to me. Love her! And my sweet sweet husband that made everything about the vacation perfect. Hope you guys had a great week! I’ve missed ya!

P.S. We just recently found out that one of our favorite artists, Bon Iver is from Eau Claire, and is starting a music festival there! So there will definitely be many more trips in the future.

Adventures in Neverland,

Whitney Paige

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