blue birds are blue, you should try it too - it's really nothing new

Sunday, February 24, 2013
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my hair never sleeps.

So as always you know I can never rest easy on leaving my hair as it is. It has been about six months ish since I implemented turquoise dip dye into my life and a very spur of the moment decision last night left me with now... this hair. You know i'm always one for self expression and being carefree with my hair, at the end of the day it's just hair. If I hated it I could fix it easily enough.

Doing this took me about 24 hours overall. I had to bleach my hair once using a 40 vol bleach to properly lift all the black out,, and then I let it rest over night with a hair mask on. (One I made myself from TREsemme Leave in Conditioner and L'oreal Extraordinary Oil) and then today I bleached it again twice using Schwarzkopf XXL Live in 00A Absolute Platinum. Two of those took the hair to a bright blonde/white and from there I covered it in Crazy Color Sky Blue mixed with La Riche Directions in Turquoise to get this bottle blue turquoise tint. I just did it all over for now, the idea was to have a bit of a dip dye but for now I think i'll leave it like this and perhaps rub some dark purple into the tips at a later date - give my hair space to breathe a bit!

It's very colourful and very bright but it's very "me" and I hope you think so too. It's gonna take a little bit of getting used to... but at the moment I love it and i'm happy with how it turned out.

I sometimes have a bit of crisis of confidence over who I am and how I look and the idea yesterday was to actually bleach out the turquoise and dye all my hair brown and be a regular coloured hair girl. But after chats with my girls and realising that no matter how low men or society can make you feel, i remembered why i'm me and why this makes me happy. I hate that for a split second I lost sight of that, and I lost sight of my individuality. Don't ever lose sight of who you are, regardless of what people say to you or make you feel. Cos if you don't love me for who I am then you don't love me at all, and i'd rather figure that out now than later along the line. Happy Sunday mermaids, down here all the fish is happy, as off through the waves they roll. The fish on the land ain't happy, they sad 'cause they in their bowl...

Don't wanna change, and I don't wanna be ashamed, i'm the spirit of my hair, it's all the glory that I bare.

Love, Zozo
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45 comments:

  1. Love it, it is so you :) Jude xx @jadlgw

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  2. You look freaking incredible Zoe, absolutely gorgeous! Stick to being you, because that's when you're at your best! xxx

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  3. love it! making me so tempted to dye mine!

    http://claresloves.blogspot.co.uk/

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  4. your hair looks like a beautiful shiny easter egg wrapper.. it looks fantastic on you :) xo
    http://lisetteloves.blogspot.co.uk/

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  5. You are so inspirational and your hair looks amazing! I love it :) I'm glad you kept the turquoise hair - I really love coloured hair! I recently ombred my hair to a light brown but I'm thinking of adding a lilac or some kind of colour to it :) xx

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  6. this looks absolutely incredible on you! x
    fiveonecouture.blogspot.co.uk

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  7. This color is absolutely amazing and I'm glad you decided against being a regular brown haired girl :) You and your individuality are an inspiration so just stay who you are, you're great as it is :)

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  8. Hotness! I freaking love it so much Zoe! It also looks so glossy and shiny and just perfect. I don't know what else to say, other than I'm so very glad you and your blog are around for general awesomeness and uniqueness. xxx

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  9. It looks so gorgeous!♥

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  10. It's amazing. I've been wondering all weekend what you were going to go for and this is incredible! I couldn't imagine you with simple brown hair now, you're a mermaid after all!

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  11. this suits you so well xxx

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  12. Your hair looks awesome :) You should always stay true to yourself even with the little things like hair :)
    Rosalie x
    rosaliejayne.blogspot.co.uk

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  13. This looks fantastic on you. You suit it so well!

    I wish I suited bright hair, or had a job where I could get away with it. The most daring I ever went was purple! Or maybe my Katy Perry inspired blue pink and purple streaks.

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  14. Oh this looks amazing Zo, go you! I recently had some intense red strips added to mine, not as adventurous but definitely a BIG step for me hair wise & I absolutely loves it! I'm thinking about being a tad braver next time & going down the turquoise road like yourself ;) life's too short right? :D

    Aysh xox

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  15. This looks amazing on you! You suit this colour so much, I'm sure you suit any hair colour really :) x

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  16. In love with this colour! You look amazing!!

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  17. It looks bloody amazing!

    thoughtsfromanothergirl.blogspot.com

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  18. Aw it looks amazing! Definitely very brave!

    Kate x
    http://newgirlonthe-blog.blogspot.co.uk

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  19. You suit any colour of hair, especially this one! ah I love it!
    I hope you have a good week :D xo

    Shabby Chic and Tea♥

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  20. Looks beautiful! Mermaids rule!
    Don't let the bastards grind you down darlin xoxo

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  21. I love this! I've gotten some stares and negativity in the past when I experimented with my hair (purple, pink, and blonde). It's great that you're doing what makes you happy xx

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  22. My old housemate had identical colour to this. Looked brilliant fresh but would fade like a mother bitch. She reckons the daddy o shampoo from lush worked best to keep the colour longer tho! Also mixing in some of the blue into your conditioner because hers started to look mega shit when it faded in patches! Also looks awesome when dark roots start showing. Well I thought it did anyway haha.

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  23. Oh my, it look absolutely stunning on you! I love bright hair colours and I think this is amazing! You're making me want to dye my hair again. :P

    Xx

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  24. I love this, it makes your skin look really beautiful too! I'm all for expressionism too and in an ideal world i'd still have pillar box red hair but my job restricts thats & a girls gotta earn! Never stop being you, you're far too cool :)
    Poppy | far away

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  25. In your face rad - Love it! I'm always a darky beause thats who I am. Live the dream x

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  26. You are a beautiful person Zoe. Confidence just oozes out of you. You make me want to embrace my individuality more. You're perfect!
    xx

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  27. You suit this so much! Now you're even more of a mermaid! xx

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  28. Your hair looks coooool! I've just ordered a load of the la riche directions to play around with the colour of my dip dye!
    Eleanor x

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  29. Love your hair! It really suits you :) x

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  30. Your hair looks bloody fantastic. After years of dying my hair every color under the sun I went back to my natural hair color (last week) to give my hair a break and it feels so strange:) xx
    Sara x

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  31. You look bloody lovely Zoe. The whole mermaid vibe totally suits you and props to you for having the courage to go so bright. I love it!
    P.S-thanks for the tips on Tumblr ( I was the one who asked about networking with other people and having a low follower count), I really appreciated it
    xx

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  32. Thanks for the words of encouragement. I am thinking about dying my hair and cutting it really short but afraid guys won't like me...but you are an inspiration. You look beautiful

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  33. It looks great! I'm currently stuck with dodgy hair as my ombre is fading - I tried bleaching it back on top and now its gone ginger! I have bought pastel toners which I cant wait to try...pink here I come. I'm always mucking around with my hair!

    Jen xx
    http://kitsch-n-sync.blogspot.com

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  34. I love the fact that you so strongly believe in yourself. We all should. P.s: after katy perry, I guess you're the only one who can pull off every hair colour! ;) Looks great! I'm this crazy too but toooo shy to experiment! xo

    Jasmine Catches Butterflies ʚϊɞ

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  35. I think it's absolutely crazy to think that someone could feel inadequate because of the colour of their hair! do whatever you want and try to remember to stick your finger up to the world when you feel the pressure to conform. your hair looks lush, it's the colour I've always wanted. a bit too scared to bleach my hair, espesh as currently i'm a ginge x

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  36. LOVE it!!! One of my fave colours and it suits you so much! xxx

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  37. I love your hair like this, it's perfect! You've really inspired me to do whatever I wish with my appearance - like you said, it's just hair! xx

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  38. It looks great, such a good colour!!

    http://www.rafflesbizarre.blogspot.com

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  39. Love it! I dyed my roots cobalt blue shade so when they grow fully and I will have fully blue hair I'm considering adding turquoise!

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  40. It really suits you! I've recently used a combination of Directions Violet and Smart Colour Electric Blue all over for a purple that I am really enjoying having! I had to bleach my hair so much too-I actually still have nightmares that all my hair has fallen out even though it's been this colour for nearly a month now, haha.

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  41. Suits you Zo!

    I dyed mine turquoise last year in the summer after having a vivid dream that I was a mermaid in dubai with luscious turquoise hair. Naturally of course, I headed down into town, picked up bleach and some Turquoise dye. Mind you I had to bleach it twic as my hair is really, really dark.

    I still have it turquoise. I'm thinking of going to a pale Lavender colour. Think pastel hair, yerrrr.

    Halima

    xo

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