The rose gold hair dye trend surfaced more than a year ago and I’ve always admired the look and the ladies who could pull it off. I was always afraid I wouldn’t be taken seriously in the office with pink hair. I finally got over that dated notion in June while I was on vacation in North Carolina. My best friend whipped out a jar of hot pink Manic Panic that turned out beautifully bold at first then faded into a rose gold-like color by the end of the trip. That is what helped give me the extra push to experiment with color beyond my vacation.
We were hanging in our beach house when my best friend whipped out a jar of hot pink Manic Panic. I felt like I was in middle school all over again as we dyed each other’s hair. It turned out beautifully bold at first then faded into a rose gold-like color by the end of the week-long trip. That is what helped give me the extra push to experiment with color beyond my vacation.
I scheduled an appointment with my hairdresser to get the professional treatment. It took 2 appointments to get the right look using the Sparks line. The first application wasn’t pink enough and came out in two washes. The second round came exactly a week later and turned out beautifully. I have never received so many compliments on my hair. The color was eye-catching but still subtle.
It faded significantly after 3-4 weeks. By then I was looking to refresh the color without paying the salon fees. That’s when I found Unicorn Hair by Lime Crime. After looking at several options I decided this line seemed the easiest to apply from home and had the best value and reviews.
I am no hair professional by any means and as you can see, I went a little crazy when buying colors. I decided to mix several colors to get the rose gold hair color I was looking for. The 6.76oz. jars are only $16 and if you intend to experiment yourself, I recommend purchasing the dilute which acts as a mixer and toner in one.
I was pleased with my experience, aside from not knowing exactly what I was doing. The smell was pleasant, the coverage was great, and the end color was vivid. I feel as though I could’ve used a little more diluter but at the same time, I was comfortable with the boldness of this shade of pink. Although it wasn’t rose gold, one of the most impressive outcomes is that it didn’t dry my hair out–it was still soft!
The color washed out quickly but that is most likely my fault. Right after application, I went on vacation to Belize. I washed my hair once a day, sometimes twice! Typically, I wash my hair 2-3 times a week so I can’t give the length of stay a fair assessment. I wish I had better pictures of myself to share but these are the best-unfiltered ones.
What are your experiences with using vivid color hair dyes? Are there any questions you want me to address when I apply a retouch? Let me know!