I’m not going to call this a step-by-step guide to achieving mermaid style hair, because I cannot follow instructions, let alone give them. So lets just call this a little insight into how I went from hair-mare to hair-affair.
First things first, as exemplified with this rather unflattering photo, pray. Whatever religion you are, I usually like to think of my mate Buddha in these circumstances, cross your fingers and hope for the best. Home hair colouring is never easy and should not be for the faint hearted. It is a risky business. That is why it IS some people’s business. If in doubt, seek a professional.
First things first, I applied the whole bottle of Bleach London Rose onto my head. Follow the instructions on the back; shampoo hair, towel dry and apply to head. It does say wear gloves. I didn’t. My hands are still bright pink.
Leave on for 15 minutes, then wash off, NO shampoo. And it should look like so, voila! But if you’re a greedy bitch (like me) you won’t stop there. Oh no; you’ll mix up the Blulinni colour and apply to the root area for a ombre mermaid look. I only applied this to the top layer of hair, so that it isn’t so much of a block colour, but blends more nicely. Sort of looks like highlights, but I’m hoping with another wash it will fade into a nice mixed blend of mermaid goodness.