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So a lot of you might not be super interested in this post, but I’ve been getting a lot of questions on Twitter, Facebook, Tumblr, and YouTube about how I dye my hair pink, so I decided to do a quick video…which Dr.Meemersworth photobombed…about how I dye my hair! You get to see me makeup free and in a shower hat! YEAH!

I colour my own hair because there is no salon or store in Korea that offers the colour pink. I bring my own giant supply of Manic Panic with me, which is a semi-permanent vegan based dye, which isn’t made with hair damaging chemicals. I use three different colours and I mix them to get the colour I want.

My main base colour is Cotton Candy Pink, and then I add either Hot Hot Pink which turns out kind of fushia, or I add Red Passion which give me more of a strawberry pink.

Manic Panic in Korea

Manic Panic in Korea

The only downside to using Manic Panic is you need to lighten your hair if you want it to look really intense. So, I did lighten my hair before I applied the pink several months ago, but I did it underneath my top layer of hair so that A) no one could see the colour change of my roots growing back and B) I wouldn’t have to keep bleaching it.

One thing I didn’t mention in the video is that stripping you hair of its colour (aka bleaching it) is not a common thing in Korea and you will not be able to go to your local Korean hair salon to have it done. I mean, you could, but you’ll probably end up with fried hair that hasn’t been toned, which means your crispy white blond will slowly turn orange. Don’t do it!!! Do you hear me!!! Unless you have a recommendation from someone who actually had their hair bleached at that salon, DO NOT DO IT! Trust me, I’ve witnessed many of my friends chopping off their hair after having it fried.

It takes a bit of searching to find a good location. There are some locations in Itaewon (an area near the American army base that’s a hub for foreigners) but I personally use a hair salon in Hongdae. It’s called Hair and Joy and the hairdressers that work there trained and lived in England, so they understand the subtle differences in foreign hair and how to strip colour properly. I don’t know about their hairstyling because I go to a Korean salon called Juno Hair, you can check out the video here.

So that’s about it! Check out the video to see the colour mixing process and to see Dr.Meemersworth scale the mountain which is Simon’s leg. Ouch.

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  1. songtoll0904
    songtoll0904

    Wow~
    I like your hair and want to dye like your hair

  2. nannonator

    Try “Special Effects” hair dye. its basically Manic Panic on steroids. It will never wash out. EVER. You have been warned, but educated!

  3. YukiRed

    So I can read that it says “GLOW”…does that mean your hair glows in the dark, Martina? XD

  4. omg i have been using cotton candy ( i actually just used it today) and im freaking cause it washes out so easily!! Thank you for the tip!!!!!!!!!

  5. With Meemers’ spots, she totally reminded me of that movie Kungfu Panda… or just pandas in general… even though I they probably don’t climb bamboo trees… MEEMERS IS CUTE ♥

  6. Where do you get Manic Panic? I’ve never seen it in Canada. Is it Korean product? If it is, where can I get it? Or if it is from Canada, where in Canada can I get it? :)

  7. If korean hair salons don’t usually practice chemically bleaching the hair, then how do korean idols have blonde or platinum blonde hair with out their hair getting fried/frizzy?

  8. Your so prettyyyy~~♥ i wanna die my hair like yours. haha.

  9. So do you bat your eyes at Simon and squeal “Sasukee-kuuun!” after you dye your hair pink?

  10. LatriciaRogers

    Simon = best husband ever :)

  11. Hi. When you say lighten, do you mean bleach? Because if you can get such a great colour without bleaching then it’s genius. Lol.

  12. your hair is gorgeous!!! and i wash my hair with ice cold water as well.warm for my body and cold for my hair.aaaaah! lol.

  13. kawaii_candie
    kawaii_candie

    Awesome ^_^

    Meemer’s attacking Simon’s legs was awesome too, haha…

  14. I love your pink hair! To bad I cant dye my hair yet. If i could i would dye it bubble gum pink! ^^ :)

  15. Hi Martina, one quick question: you said you brought the dye to Korea, so im assuming from Canada? I live in Canada too so I was wondering where could you get the manic panic dyes in Canada? (at least ive never seen them in Shoppers or sth…)

    Thx!<3<3<3
    (hearts for meemers kkkkkk)

  16. suncat333

    Will the hair work on black / dark hair and how long does it stay?

  17. Yvonne Arquero

    Could you do a hair demo of all your awesome hair dos? I know how to french braid, make a bun, and pony tails. However I love your hair do ups that looks so like 40’s. I don’t think I could manage Dr. Meeneworths. hehe

  18. Hi, i’m wondering why after dyeing your hair makes it dry. is there some kind of chemical or something? b/c I dyed my hair in boston

  19. They say it is ”natural” but still, Manic Panic is made of metalic pigments which still causes damages to your hair. But oh well, it is impossible to change our hair color without damaging it. It looks great btw!! :)

  20. Doo Wayne

    This cat is the cuttest thing ever.

  21. I really like the manic panic dye but I tried going dark red once… my hair doesn’t accept dye too well, only bleach… and it went hot pink… never trying red again D:

  22. i have a question :D i have natural black so can i just dye my hair pink or do i have to bleach my hair first ?

  23. Marta_Loves_Spudgy

    question for martina!!! if bleaching hair is not a common thing in korea… how do the kpop stars get those light tones of hair? or am i misinterpreting your statement to only mean regular korean people and not kpop stars?

  24. Marta_Loves_Spudgy

    YAY!!!!!

  25. That’s a Shampoo Commercial Hair Flip right there!

  26. I’ve been dying to do this!!! damn!!! now im soo damn doing it!!!!!!

  27. I laughed so hard at the sight of Dr. Meemersworth climbing up Simon’s leg that I actually damn near pissed on myself. No, really. I truly did almost pee on myself. I ran to the bathroom still laughing.

  28. Hi Simon and Martina,
    Your little Miss. Meemersworth is so adorable. I just have to share with you though that as she gets bigger so will her claws. When she climbs Simon’s legs she looks so cute! Her little round face looking up into yours as she dares the heights of Simon. The sheer adorableness of this will change though as her claws get bigger and longer. In just a few months when she tries to climb you, you will react in a much less positive way. Instead of cuteness you will experience pain. Now is the time to gently teach her that she shouldn’t climb you. When she tries to do this, gently put her down and say no. When she comes up to you and looks up and meows, reward her by picking her up. She will learn that she can get positive attention this way. Truly, an adolescent cat that climbs you is not desirable and it’s really hard to change that behavior after it’s been learned. Wishing you all the best!

  29. Have you ever used Punky brand hair dye? Good stuff.

  30. that is soooooo cooool!!!!!!>< i wanna do mine to :(

  31. 1:22 was like, “Cliffhanger sequel! Starring Dr. Meemersworth!” Does someone need 127 hours… in time out? (Guys please stop me now.)

    On another note… is that a bottle of Calgon body spray I see on the shelf? CALGON TAKE ME AWAYYYYY

  32. I remember watching ya’ll’s videos at the beginning…like old videos and Martina’s hair was SUPER straight….like perm straight….so my question is (Martina) did you ever perm your hair and would you recommend it? Like what are the pros and cons?

  33. winnerg123

    I has a question: How do people in Korea react when they see your hair/ Simon’s hair, or even Spudgy’s hair ( maybe when you guys go to pet cafes or something)? How do they specifically react when you guys were teaching?

  34. winnerg123

    Watching this reminded me of T.O.P.’s hair which then reminded me of G.D.’s hair which lastly then reminded me of Spudgy’s hair… O-o Maybe you guys should dye Mr.M’s hair so you could be a very “colorful” family….

  35. spider cat, spider cat does whatever a spider cat does.
    Can she swing from a web no she can’t shes a cat
    look out here comes spider cat

  36. How often you have to do the lightening and how often do you put the color in? Great video~! I’m going lavender next year when I hit my big weight loss goal and this helped. I want to get all my crazy colors out before I ship off to Korea ><!

  37. Oh martina, you look pretty awesome .<

  38. ohh im going to use the same brand but in purple haze :D well i’ve allready dyed my hair with it but i didnt bleach it so you cant notice it if im not in a well lit room ( by the way my hair is dark brown almost black thats why i didnt come out that well) so i realized i do need to bleach it :p im buying the bleach today or atleast i hope so. Martina your hair is so pretty :D and it looks so smooth. Simon your a tree and an awesome husband. :D

  39. Question; Do u guys know all the members of Exo yet? If so who is ur bias and y?
    Bye the way love the color Martina and Dr.Meemersworth is just so cute!
    Eat Your Kimchi figting!

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