Don't even try to figure it out. I know you're sitting there going "9, 10, 11, 12 - It's FOUR, goddammit! It's FOUR." lol
Basically, the process goes like this:
Tie back hair into tail. Braid tail. Flip braid onto top of head. Secure into place with wrestling headgear.
During practice, it has be adjusted periodically - enough rolling around and the braid gets knocked loose of the straps of the head gear - but it goes a long, long way to reconcile long hair and grappling.
For MMA fights and comps where headgear is not allowed, I usually go with a french braid and double up the tail.http://www.bullshido.net/forums//for...isc/pencil.png
Dammit, that's the second time in a week I have thought it was 2013.
So fun story.
Over the past couple months, I let the blue dye fade out of my hair so I could eventually bleach it and re-dye it, getting a more vivid color this time.
I met up with a different hairdresser friend of mine this weekend for the bleaching phase. I figured I would go Targaryen blond for a while, then go purple or turqoise or some other crazy ****.
So we got the bleach, queued up some netflix (turns out, bleaching two feet of hair takes a while), and go to work.
TURNS OUT, not all of the blue dye had washed out. It was gone from my scalp, and gone from the ends, but somehow the *middle* of my hair still had a fair amount. It hadn't been visible as my hair had reverted to it's natural color, but with the bleach lightening it, it became quite quite clear.
So I now have hair that goes from platinum blond to sea green and back to platinum. It's.... kinda wierd, really. I think I'll be re-dying it sooner rather than later.