So! I wanted to spend a little time raving about a new product I’ve recently tried.
Paramore is my favorite band, and I look up to Hayley Williams a ton. She has launched her new hair dye line, goodDYEyoung, and myself along with thousands of Paramore fans across the globe have been trying it out. I know I speak on behalf of many people when I say that this dye is a big rainbow of awesomeness!
I’m no hair expert and I’m still trying to get down good techniques when it comes to hair dying. So although I haven’t tried many kinds of products or dyes, I’m still incredibly impressed with what Hayley and her long-time friend/hairstylist, Brian O’Connor, have concocted.
GDY has kicked off with 5 colors: red (Rock Lobster), blue (Blue Ruin), yellow (Steal My Sunshine), orange (Riot!), and pink (Ex-Girl). They sell a tool kit, bleach, and a fader that can be mixed with any of the above colors to create beautiful pastels. These colors can also be mixed and matched, which opens the door for those who like to get really creative and customize the hue, brightness, etc. of their hair color! Each bottle contains 4 oz of dye, so it’s a generous amount.
I started off with the pink, Ex-Girl. I used to be into red hair, but now my favorite is pink. See a photo of the cool packaging and the fun stickers they sent out with each first order!
This hair dye smells delicious. Many have described it as Fruity Pebbles (even looks like Fruity Pebbles, too). Another fantastic quality about the dye is that it is vegan and cruelty-free, which I’m a big fan of (there’s no need to harm animals!) The ingredients also contain Sunflower Oil and Bergamot Oil (cool fact: Bergamot Oil can be used as an antidepressant!). It’s comforting to know that the product you’re using on your hair is made up of natural ingredients.
Look how beautifully obnoxious this pink is!
When using, I have discovered that the dye doesn’t stain too badly. I used Manic Panic prior to GDY, and while I did enjoy the product, it stained my skin and would take a bit for it to come off. It’s also nice because that means my bathtub won’t be stained pink either. Also, GDY makes your hair feel amazing. After rinsing, shampooing, and drying, I couldn’t believe how soft it felt. The product is very conditioning, so it’s a nice treat for your hair!
Another thing I love about GDY is what it stands for. Hayley is all about self-expression and just being yourself. She’s proven that over the years with her colorful hair and a wardrobe consisting of all types of patterns and styles. She really wanted GDY to allow people to show their creative side and to provide a healthy form of expression. Even for myself, GDY has given me an extra boost of confidence (something I have little of). I really enjoy having my head look like a bright pink highlighter — it’s awesome! For someone who does lack self-confidence, dying my hair makes me feel good. Every time I start to worry or doubt myself when it comes to having hair that looks like it came from a Crayola box, I just remember GDY.
I also wanted to give a thumbs up to the company’s customer service team! When I received my order, the developer (which is used in the bleaching process) had leaked. I took a couple of photos of it and contacted the support team. That same day, after going back and forth a few times, they had put together a new order for me for another bottle of developer. That was on a Friday and I received it the following week, no later than Wednesday. I was very grateful!
I definitely recommend this product for anyone, whether you’ve dyed your hair before or not! You’ll be so happy!
*This pigment of the dye is different than other results (I still love it though!) It just depends on how light you bleach your hair. I typically have really dark hair so if I had no bleach, there’s a good chance you wouldn’t even see pink.