Pink Hair Inspiration Board + Colours My Hair Has Been

Hey, you simply fantastic human being.

Now, I don’t know if you remember my last post (my October Bullet Journal Spread & To-Do List) but something I mentioned was that I want to dye my hair pink. Surprisingly, this isn’t just a complete whim – I’ve actually been fiddling around with the idea since all the way back in May!

Ah . . . my hair was so light!

Anyways, in the spirit of Halloween and all of the Day of the Dead parties we’re attending, I’ve been thinking about costumes a lot . . . and the idea of having my hair long, straight and dark – but with a pinky/red kick to it. Very sassy. Also, I’m teaching myself to braid and how cool would that look? Braided red and pink hair? Yes, please, God yes.

Seriously – isn’t is just beautiful? What a great hair colour.

So . . . I guess this is where we sit down to talk about the fact I’m a hair-colouring addict. I really am; it’s a genuine issue. I think (much like with my sense of style) it comes from a sense of continuity – you’d probably be really surprised, but I firmly know what my main style/influence is and what I want to/am going to look like when I’m older.

And that’s great – but knowing that makes me want to enjoy everything in between before I get there. Because (let’s take it back to hair) once my hair covers my boob, I’m never dying it again. So until it reaches that point I’ve got to try all of these things!

Right – let me take you on a little trip.

This is me, back in . . . ugh, I have no idea.

curly mia

Wait – found it! 2015 Mia. Jesus, that’s terrifying.

So yeah, my hair’s long and dark and whatever. This, for the record, is my all time favourite look. I just love my hair being long and dark – and I know it’s long now, but it’s not the same long and I miss it.

Now, here’s the first fuck up.

For my first year of college (this is last year, by the way) I decided I wanted purple ombre hair. While it ended up royally fucking up my hair, I still stand by this decision as the purple actually looked really good.

What didn’t look so good is when it faded out to a disgusting silvery-grey colour that took like three rounds of bleach to leave – and still never quite did. In the end, it wrecked my hair so much that I had to cut most of it.

So I cut it and went blue – and I loved that.


Eventually, all of this took a toll on my poor hair and I cut most of it off. Then, because I clearly hadn’t learnt my lesson, I said “cool, let’s just go blonde!”.

Most of my friends actually preferred me blonde, which I found completely weird, but there we go!

Seeing the growth? I think the (somewhat) big chop came after that . . .

So that takes us up to 2016; from there I kind of left my hair (because it was so short)

And this was the growth between about 8 months of 2016 – then I cut most of it off and lightened it. Can’t remember why, exactly. a hairdresser told me to.

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And that was in May, so we can see that it’s light brown. (Which is actually my natural colour; I started dying it dark pretty young because of my eyebrows.)

The annoying thing about the light hair is that it was a bit too ginger – and I’m a big dark-hair lover, so right before I went to Valencia I dyed it brown again.

And that’s all my ginger glory. Currently, my hair is looking like this:

So yeah – those are the main things that my hair has seen and done! What was your favourite look? And are you a fan of the pink? I’m getting that familiar itch . . . Let me know your thoughts down below!


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37 thoughts on “Pink Hair Inspiration Board + Colours My Hair Has Been

  1. This was soo good to read, I always find it so interesting to see people’s hair journeys (mostly to get inspo for my own) but girl you literally look gorgeous with EVERY colour, I swear you could pull anything off. Go for the pink & braids I wanna see that soooo badly, you’d look amaze! xxx

  2. Ahh I LOVE your hair, it’s so so pretty! I agree with your friends, I think that blonde looked great on you and I may be a bit biased but your black/natural light brown is the best. πŸ˜„

    1. Thank you so much lovely! And I think I just prefer dark hair in general so seeing myself blonde was a bit like…woah o.O i agree with the black and light brown though πŸ˜€ before it turned ginger (which i was NOT a fan of) i really liked the light brown πŸ˜€ x

      1. I prefer dark hair, too. πŸ˜„ I don’t think I’d be able to look at myself w/ blonde hair, it would be so weird! And I def understand why you weren’t too big of a fan of the ginger. πŸ˜›

  3. You look so good with all the hairstyles. I wish I was rich so I could just wear a bunch of different wigs all the time. That way you can change up your hair and not worry about damage or fading. I’ve had pink hair and absolutely loved it, but unfortunately it was completely faded out within a month.

    1. Thank you so much lovely! And ugh that’s such a good idea . . . maybe I should invest in a nice wig and save my hair! Ah, that’s a shame – have you tried the dye in conditioner method so every time you wash your hair the colour tops up?x

  4. Have got awesome hair. I have a girlfriend, one of my best friends, whose mother is Maltese and her hair is a lot like yours. To touch her hair is incredibly soft. Really awesome hair. She can look a bit like Slash actually. Similar attitude too sometimes πŸ˜…

      1. Her wanker football team won the premiership on the weekend. They did it just to spite me

  5. I definitely cannot pick my favourite because you look so good with all of them – that blue colour is just bringing in so many mermaid vibes! I think you would really suit pink hair, even if you don’t want to dye all of it and just do a couple of strands. Most people don’t believe me but two years ago I had SUPER short purple hair and while it was a fun thing to attempt it did NOT suit me. At all. But on some people bright colours can look magical! ❀️

    1. Aww thank you so much you total sweetheart! I think I probably would just do the bottom where my hair is a lot lighter (once the semi-perm dark dye washes out) so it’s WAAAAY less damaging and quite subtle too πŸ™‚ OHMYGOSH, PICTURES! I want evidence! <3

  6. I haven’t dyed my hair ever, well technically I have, sometime last year, honestly I can’t remember how long ago that was, but it wasn’t done right, like it was supposed to be baylage, but anyway, was not done right. So i’ve cut off my hair a lot (it was way longer) because I wanted the color to be gone. I’m thinking about purple but I’m afraid of the damage the bleach may do to my hair ugh lol

    1. If you go to a salon (which as someone who has done their own bleach and also got it done at a salon so i can give you a pretty honest comparison) and use Olaplex damage honestly isn’t a concern; it’s like a bonding agent that repairs your hair while it’s being bleached. I’ve had it used on my hair and my hair come out feeling better! That said, for purple you’d actually be pretty surprised how much colour you can get on dark hair WITHOUT bleaching! Unless you want a neon or pastel purple, most dark hair shows purple and red pretty well. Good luck!x

      1. Thanks for the tip. I know ulta has a hair salon but I hear it’s expensive so I’ll have to go and check it out lol.

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