Why do I always do this?

So about two months ago I dyed my hair again - bright red. It was fine for a few days, but I realised that it was way way too orange for my liking, so I bought a new dye. And it ended up a dark magenta.
Okay, I'm quite happy with the colour, it's really pretty.
However, I still have no idea why I keep dyeing my hair red when I really really want green hair again! I mean seriously need to have green hair. I think about it most days and it's really frustrating 'cause it's so unimportant and yet so constant in my mind.
Have to dye again.

Anyway, I used a few Directions colours for the red (no pics I'm afraid): vermillion and fire and a third I can't remember. For the pink one it was rose red, which isn't that pink but it ended up being really pink in my hair. I used the Directions bleaching kit for the first time and I was constantly afraid my hair would fall off but everything went perfectly fine and looked good. Took a lot less time too to bleach!

The rose red I used is a bit of a hassle though. For some reason it doesn't want to stay in my hair whatsoever, everything in our house is pink now! If I so much as brush my fingers through my hair, my hand is so pink that it stains everything I touch! It's horrible. Absolutely horrible. And this is definitely the first time something like this happens.
Although it might be because I don't wash my hair as often during autumn and winter, since it's pretty cold and it's so uncomfortable in the cold shower. And my hair doesn't bleed for like a day after I wash it, so it might be caused by oil in the scalp. I don't know. It's annoying anyhow!

Here's what I'd love to have:


  1. tuollainen vihreä fleda on aivan upea, mutta varmaan todella vaikea säilyttää tuo väri päässä :I tai ylipäätänsä saada päähän, ellei ole tarpeeksi vaalea pohja!

    1. Ihan totta! Se värinpoisto ei totisesti ole mitään herkkua!
      Mutta, vihree pysyy yllättävän hyvin, paljon paremmin kuin sininen. Varsinkin jos vaalea pohja on yhä keltaseen vivahtava :)

  2. Green is a lovely colour! I had blue green for a while, it was fun but I decided I wanted something less bright so I went back brown. I have just redyed my hair brown for the second time as it has a mind of its own and faded to grey-green last time. Hopefully it sticks this time or I may have to bleach the already dead hair!

    It might be the brand you used? some brands seem to stain less or stay longer? When I was pink with Fudge it hardly lasted but my Directions blue refused to fade and is hard to cover over, it is so strong!

    1. Oh that's a bit annoying :D but yeah that's what sometimes happens. These "semipermanent" dyes are quite capable of being more than just "semi".

      Yeah that's what I was thinking first, but I've used Directions for years now and I have dyed with Rose red before, so I don't know why the brand would suddenly change that much. Plus the other reds didn't do that, just the rose one, so just plain weird.

      Directions is surprisingly strong! I was quite pleasantly surprised, since it's one of the more affordable ones and I can buy it around here too (I can only buy Manic Panic from the UK)