I spent all day yesterday afternoon working on my hair.
I bleached for an hour and still couldn't get all the color out of the ends. But, I didn't want to fry it out, either, so I just went with the lightest I could get it. Then I rinsed and dried it and applied the purple with a small paintbrush. Rolled it all up with a foil ball and threw a shower cap on my head for another half hour.
Washed, dried and voila!
This should last about 4 weeks or so. We'll see. I guess when it starts to grow out or fades, I'll just use my regular 121A from Miss Clairol and go back to my normal look. :-)
We live in a small town...it'll be fun to see people's reactions. Or if they'll even notice...There are a few "goth" kids around. LOL.