I was mostly inspired by this tutorial, and followed the same basic instructions she explains.
The kit I used is called Splat Pink Fetish, and after searching for it at local stores, I eventually bought it online from Walmart for about $11 total (including shipping!).
Basically I was going for a "feathered" look. I put the bleach about half-way up my hair length, and the pink about 2/3rds of the way up the bleached part.
After I did the bleaching step, I realized some of my hair was still a golden yellow, while some of it (the parts that had more bleach goo on it) were a lighter white. So I did a second (shorter) round of bleaching just to get those pieces lighter.
I did just one round of pink, and it looks awesome! I still have pink dye left, and the Splat website says you can keep it for up to a year for touch-ups.
Obviously I'm not an expert, and neither is my boyfriend (who helped me), so I think we definitely could have done a better job with the feathering. The gradient between my natural hair and the blonde could be softer. But I'm not upset about how it turned out at all.
A few tips!
- The bleach bleaches everything, so wear something crappy.
- Use regular tin foil or plastic wrap to wrap up sections so the dye doesn't splotch all over the rest of your hair.
- If you're scared of dyeing your own hair a fantastically bright color, go to a salon :)