“It could all be so simple, but you’d rather make it hard.” All I had to do is pick up my usual black dye and it’s associating contents as well as a wooden stick (to wax my beard) but, no. I bought One ‘n Only Argan Oil Perfect Intensity Semi-Permanent Vibrant Color in Midnight Blue.
One ‘n Only™ Argan Oil Perfect Intensity™ semi-permanent hair color allows you to produce intense color with explosive shine with no developer required. These intense vibrant shades were created in Italy and are infused with active levels of rare argan oil for color that last 6 to 8 washes. This hair color is ammonia-free and works best when applied to hair that has been pre-lightened or pre-lightened to a yellow stage.
I figured that if I just dyed my hair blue that I would get the tint I wanted. The “is her hair blue but not really” look. One thing I like is that I didn’t have to mix contents but upon reading directions (that was printed inside the box which is a terrible idea), I should’ve had my hair lightened first. Not a problem for me because like I said, I just wanted a tint.
So, the dye was a cream. Cream is good because it’s not messy, so I thought… After application, Husband informed me of splatters of blue on our bathroom wall, floor, and sink. I guess the formula was looser than I thought. It wasn’t too much of a big deal, I’ll be moving from this apartment soon. They can paint over it, lol. I wiped everything else down although there is still a bit of blue on my magnifying mirror and rose water. How did it even get there?
After letting my hair sit for way longer than instructed, I proceeded to to the shower to rinse it out. By this time, I had already removed my gloves. I had just finished waxing my beard and one cannot wax a beard with gloves on. It was no big deal because I always rinse my hair without gloves and it doesn’t stain my hands. Well, until this time. My hands were smurf blue and it even dyed my fingernails and toenails! And I kept rinsing and rinsing but there was still a lot of blue and that bulls*** was splashing all over the shower. On the walls, the shower curtain and all the products in the shower. Mid shower, I hollered to Husband to bring cleaning supplies so it wouldn’t stain. I’m not trying to loose my rental deposit. I did the best I could but started to panic. After showering, I called my brother (and live-in maid) and asked him to scrub the tub. He was successful but my shower curtain could not be saved. It’s still smurf-blue.
I felt like the blue guy from Z nation but managed to get most of the blue off my hand with acetone. As for my actual hair, my scalp and gray hair are blue but its not really noticeable. Today, I’m pledging to give up. I don’t want to lighten my hair so I assume I will never truly achieve the blue black I want. Le sigh.
As far as this hair product, I’m not sure if I would get it if my hair was lightened. It’s too messy but if you’re willing to wreck havoc in your bathroom, shop Sally Beauty Supply.
Side note: I’m about to repolish my nails in hopes of removing the remainder of the blue.
Side note, side note: I was successful in removing the remainder of the blue from my nails; however, the inside of my ears are still blue.
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