STORY TIME. I was having a conversation with a friend one day about bleaching hair. She went to a salon and got just the undersides of her hair done. While I bleached streaks all around my head AND the front part of my hair (and dyed it pink.) She kept going on and on about how bad it was that I did it at home and how I should get it professionally done before my hair starts to get damaged. I just nodded and continued to do my own hair. Turns out she had to cut the majority of her undersides off, because when she went to the salon again to get it redone. They used a lower developer and her hair turned orange. So they took a higher developer and tried to redo it, but her hair was pretty much fried. Um I'll take my chances on damaging my own hair than having my hair "professionally" damaged.
The dye is on in this picture and you can pretty much tell that the roots soaked up all the dye. I figured that would happen because, that always happens when coloring hair.
What really sucks is that my hair curls up when I'm dyeing it, so I never know what the actual color is until I straighten it. Oh what a process! You can't really tell in the picture, but it did get pretty light, especially in the root area. It sort of makes a cool ombre effect, from light to dark. I have to say, I'm really liking it. Its perfect I have to take a picture of it in direct sunlight for sure!