Dyed My Hair a Crazy Color (104/366)

“It’s a little bright, but … I think I like it!”
~ Jeremy Affeldt on the Orange Friday home jersey

Happy Orange Friday! It’s the home-opener for our San Francisco Giants today. Every Friday when the Giants are home, the fans wear orange. When the Giants won the World Series in 2010, we decided to wear orange EVERY Friday, whether they were home or away, and even when it wasn’t baseball season. Since it’s the first game the boys are playing at home, AND it’s Friday, I just had to do something special.

I’ve dyed orange streaks in my hair twice before – the first time was when The Giants won the World Series in 2010, and again at the beginning of the 2011 season. But each time, I used a “copper” color that was meant for dark hair. Although of course red or “copper” wouldn’t exactly be a naturally occurring color on me, it was still more natural and it at least was a color that could exist naturally on someone’s head. Well this time, Buster‘s back and it’s gonna be an awesome season. I wanted to celebrate by making sure anyone who saw my hair color this time would know that the streaks weren’t just supposed to be copper, and that they weren’t just a botched bleach job (lots of people try to bleach their dark hair blonde and end up with a weird orangey hue instead). Today, I bleached my hair and streaked it “Napalm Orange“.

I used a chunking cap since I was doing the bleach by myself (and wanted large sections to be orange) – caps are pretty foolproof.  I think they’re hilarious – I always feel like I’m in Mad Max Beyond Thunderdome.

I used a Clairol Frost & Tip package for the bleaching – I didn’t use the regular highlighting cap that comes with that kit since I was using the chunking cap (there is a chunking bleach kit from L’Oreal available too – but since I had the Frost & Tip package, I just had to buy the cap for this). Here goes the bleach! We’re going from dark, dark brown … all the way to blonde! Woah!

And now for some Special Effects

Tada!!! Napalm Orange streaks to celebrate our home opener. Let the baseball season begin!

Here’s a before and after:

… and did I mention it GLOWS under BLACKLIGHT?!!? WHAT??!? Seriously. How awesome is that?! LET’S GO, GIANTS!!!

Related Links:
Special Effects SFX Hair Color Hair Dye Napalm Orange
Clairol Nice ‘n Easy Frost & Tip
Colortrak Tools Xtreme Highlighting Chunking Cap
L’Oreal Paris Chunking Blocks of Highlights for Medium Brown to Dark Brown Hair

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