DAY NINETEEN > Modern Monroe

SO many people ask me where I get my hair done and are gobsmacked when I say “in my bathroom” but it’s true, I do it myself (though The Person does help occasionally as you’ve seen) and you know what? IΒ save a good 1 to 2 thousand rand doing it myself because yes, that’s what I’ve been quoted. Either they come up with some ridiculous number that has me break out in a nervous sweat cause that’s my monthly car payment or they simply say they can’t/won’t do it. So the answer was I’ll do it myself then. I’ve had a good few years experience now but I promise you it really isn’t all that hard. You can see a step by step how to I posted > DIY Galaxy hair / Step by Step Mermaid Hair

Now there are tons of dye’s out there you can use and I’ve pretty much tried them all, obviously because I stay the colour I am more constantly now it works out better for me to buy my colour powder in bulk (a kg bag at a time) which lasts longer and works out easier on the budget.

I’ve used skullour and thought I’d introduce you to them cause J is so easy to work with and order from and she’s pretty well priced as well so if you don’t win go order from her direct > Modern Monroe Online Shop.

J had 10 assorted bottles delivered (1 bottle will last you roughly 3/4 dyes depending on how long your hair is. if short or just streaks then double that) 5 of her colours and 5 of her new platinum ice one (add it to a colour and it goes pastel or do it alone and it goes white). I’m actually considering grabbing one of the platinum ice to see how it turns out cause I haven’t been able to find what I use in white yet. But don’t worry, I promise I’ll make it up to you seeing as I’ve decided to add to what J has sent and am including my favourite bleach (if your hair is light you don’t have to bleach it but it will wash out after a few washes as the bleach opens your pores and the colour lasts longer – I don’t bleach Fysh’s hair hence it washing out quicker than mine)Β andΒ the conditioner I love (don’t laugh, that stuff is the shit I promise) as well as some gloves and clips.


So if you want to just add streaks, have some holiday hair or be bold and do your whole damn head then you definitely want in on this!

a Rafflecopter giveaway

  • Megan Kelly
    Posted at 08:56h, 19 April

    I want to be a mermaid 😍😍😍😍

  • Nadre Wiggill
    Posted at 09:37h, 19 April

    I wish we’d done it when I was there!!!

    • cupcake
      Posted at 10:33h, 19 April

      told you we should!

  • Naidene Cooper
    Posted at 09:39h, 19 April

    I would love some Rainbow hair!!!

  • Gillian
    Posted at 10:23h, 19 April

    I have commented before on how gorgeous you hair is! I would love to be able to replicate it.

  • The Stilettomum
    Posted at 10:28h, 19 April

    I think it is time that I do something funky with my head…. I dont think rainbow hair just yet but maybe start with one color and then work up to two and soon and so on…

  • CharlieW
    Posted at 11:21h, 19 April

    I started with only a streak; then full denim. Mermaid hair seems to be the obvious next step ;) I WOULD LOVE THIS PRIZE!!!

  • Megan Stow
    Posted at 12:01h, 19 April

    I have wanted fun hair forever!

  • Roxanne Chutthergoon
    Posted at 12:31h, 19 April

    I am just adding some fun ;)

  • Bianca Balutto
    Posted at 13:06h, 19 April

    I would love to go full mermaid :)

    • cupcake
      Posted at 13:07h, 19 April


  • Carolyn Augustus
    Posted at 16:09h, 19 April

    I would not be able to go full mermaid but would love to add some fun

  • rehana seedat
    Posted at 21:45h, 19 April

    I am just adding some fun1

  • Chevonne Poole
    Posted at 22:15h, 19 April

    I want to be a mermaid 🐟🐟🐳

  • Chantelle Salt
    Posted at 08:49h, 21 April

    My boss doesn’t employ mermaids.

  • Astrid Cay
    Posted at 11:08h, 21 April

    LOVE IT!!!!!!! Mermaid hair, Rainbow hair, Candy floss hair!

  • Justine Varner
    Posted at 11:31h, 21 April

    I’ve been dying (dyeing) to change my hair colour, but just never have the guts or money to do it. This will be an awesome way to try something new though.

  • lauren hewitt
    Posted at 10:15h, 22 April

    Just some fun, maybe full mermaid one day ;)

  • Eli Rosen
    Posted at 14:55h, 24 April

    Am I brave enough?? πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚

    • cupcake
      Posted at 11:38h, 26 April


  • Ruth T
    Posted at 12:11h, 26 April

    Just adding some fun…but you never know!!

  • Linda Laing
    Posted at 13:47h, 27 April

    Adding some fun!

  • CharlieW
    Posted at 11:05h, 10 May

    Still holding thumbs for this giveaway!! In the mean time… where can I get that conditioner??

    • cupcake
      Posted at 16:20h, 11 May

      I get it from the little pharmacy at Merlot Centre (Parklands)

      • CharlieW
        Posted at 10:10h, 12 May

        Thanks! Who won?! Haha. Obsessed with hair colour lately ;)

        • cupcake
          Posted at 13:08h, 12 May

          I’ll have to check when I’m home and on my iMac and can actually get into rafflecopter ;) so you’re going to have to wait till tomorrow

  • Anita
    Posted at 21:38h, 10 May

    I’ve had all kinds of colours so I’d ;love to try this brand as well

  • JustineL
    Posted at 15:28h, 12 May

    Needing to touch up my blueypurple hair but haven’t seen/used this brand. How long does this last? And how does it weigh up against Manic Panic (cuz as much as I love Manic Panic, it gets toooo ridiculously expensive on long hair)

    • cupcake
      Posted at 19:15h, 13 May

      I MUCH prefer it over MP. MP was my first love, my introduction to mermaid hair and was great but I found it just didn’t hold colour and yeah it got rather pricey. I was going through two tubs every three weeks. Then found Kungu. Now I can touch up whenever I like and not feel the pinch. This stuff holds up pretty well against kungu, and definitely beats MP with hold and longevity and price.

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