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Today was a good day to dye

So, I couldn't help myself. The looks I received in Big Apple Bagels today, when tick043, mister_biv, and I went to lunch were too much; I had to fix my hair.

Since the jury was still out on the cause of the orange streaks (no matter what Lana said), I went to Sally's and bought a Malibu treatment (for rust) and some more bleach. I love the fact that it costs $15 to get a Malibu in the salon, but I bought the gel(the actual Malibu brand, not even a generic) for $2.49! It's easier to use than hair dye, so there was no reason I couldn't do it myself. Combined with the cost of the bleach, plus the fact that I bought a small applicator bottle and a bulk bag of plastic processing caps, I still spent less than I would on the salon Malibu!

Lana was right, the Malibu had no visible effect, but at least it cleaned my hair out, making it easier for the second bleaching to take effect.

Melissa, the amazing next door neighbor, painted my bleach on in return for me dyeing her hair purple. Having her put it on helped keep it off my scalp, as I don't need more scalp burn.

In conclusion . . .
I fought the red, and the red won. It is significantly lighter; I look like a pale blonde with highlights, but I can't get all the red out. I'm happy with the result, and plan on keeping it for at least a few weeks, after which I will tone and then dye my hair back to my biological color. If I can keep from itching my scalp bloody in my sleep, I will be okay.

Have to get ready for SFU. For the next three weeks, I have to tape episodes as one of my tapes dissappeared when Mike moved to GR. It makes a good excuse to watch them, though.
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