celestial-fox asked: Hi, Bara! I've been following your work since I was seven or eight years old (and now I'm in college! Ahhhhh!), and it's so beautiful. I love your art and your personal style. I have a really random question, though: I love you hair, but I was wondering how you get it so white! Is it damaged at all?
thank you! oh god, time flies doesn’t it? i’m happy to hear that my work hasn’t become boring yet!
my hair…has been a ton of work, haha. i use powder bleach and 30 vol developer, and purple shampoo to gradually tone it to a more neutral platinum/white, rather than a yellowish blonde (which saves me from trying to bleach every last atom of pigment out of my hair.)
as for damage, my hair was only slightly damaged at first because i kept it very short; it never had time to get badly fried before i trimmed it all off again. but last fall, i decided i wanted to grow my hair back out a bit, and i quickly developed more problems with it than i’ve ever had in my life…my old cheap/minimal hair care routine really wasn’t cutting it and i wound up with the nasty, dreaded straw hair. no matter how much i conditioned it and how gently i tried to blowdry it (which was a necessity at the time as my hair just WOULD NOT air dry anymore!) it still hated me. then i started using living proof’s restore products, and holy shit did they make a difference. i sound like an ad, but really, my hair went from a brittle bird’s nest to soft and silky in about 2 weeks. the drawback is that it’s all very pricey for the amount you get :I but i like this color a lot and knew it was going to be a money sink, going into it. the other hair product i use is aussie’s leave-in conditioner, and i’m currently very happy with my hair, i just wish it would grow faster!!
if you decide to go for white hair yourself, i wish you the best of luck! hopefully you won’t have to experience the same disasters i did (´Д`;)