Sunday, September 26, 2010

The moral of the story



If you follow me on twitter you will have more than likely seen at least one post about my hair disaster. Basically, I don't know why I did it... I hate box dyes, but because when I dyed it for Leeds fest & it brightened up nicely I thought I'd do it again. Only I bought the wrong colour didn't I. This one completely lifted my roots to a lovely yellowy blonde. Don't chose this colour if you have a lot of warmth in your natural hair, it won't end well. So in panic I used up the last of my po1, didn't work, I slapped purple shampoo on numerous amount of times, other than turning the bleached length & ends a lovely shade of dull grey/purple it did nothing. Roots were still lovely & warm. I ran to asda to get an ashy dye, other than irritating my scalp it did nothing. I went to sleep in tomato sauce, beautiful, I know. It worked to take the purple out though. & off I went to work the next day with hair tied up & head scarf on, no joke.

On the way home I drove like an idiot to get myself to Durham Sallys before it closed, my trade card had ran out so I paid full price, I paid £2 for parking for a 7minute stay but I managed to get my po1 & luo releaser. Thankfully Cat cleared up a few things about luo to me, as the last time I'd applied it (although I was all set to do it the correct way) was told by a hairdresser friend to apply it totally the wrong way. After having this on for 20 minutes & sleeping in a hair mask it helped a lot. I still went to the hairdressers but other than give me advice about the condition of my hair she wouldn't do anything to it other than going dark. Putting lowlights in would mean I'd have a blonde root & nothing will tone on top of tone on the tips. So, I walked away with Kerastase Bain de force shampoo & conditioner & went off to buy some pantene to strip the toner out of my tips. After washing my hair this evening for the 15th time this is what I've ended up with. I no longer resemble Andy Warhol & I don't mind it now, I just HATE having no roots, I think blonde right next to the scalp, unless natural, looks horrid...well on me.





So now I'm going to wait for my roots to come through..ahhhh beautiful, treat my hair to some bain de force & use my Fekkai protein mask a little more!

So the moral of the story. Don't do what I did.



16 comments:

Cheated Hearts said...

I actually LOVE that colour x

Victoria India said...

Yeah so do i! :) xo

Emma said...

It looks really nice doll x

Jennifer Rosellen said...

I love it!

LaurenStephanie ♥ said...

Love it (:
I know what you mean about having no roots, i thaught i was the only one that likes a bit of roots showing!
I had a disaster like yours and it was with THAT exact hair dye! Mine went about 5 different shades of orange, yellow and white. Lovely haha. took me about 2 weeks to sort mine out though :/ x

Gaby said...

Wow, that color is stunning on you!

Adele said...

Your colour doesn't actually look that bad! I think it suits you! I have been in the same situation and I know how you feel however :( xx

Rorie said...

I agree, you look awesome!!

Steph0188 said...

urgh! Hair is a freakin night mare. I used colour b4 a day before I went on holiday, dyed it ginger but it came out black as black can be!
You do look lovely though :)& at l;east we learn from our mistakes-hopefully, lol
xxx

Sara Louise said...

i love that colour on youo !

BooJenkinson said...

shut up your moaning woman you look hot ;)

Miss Lucy said...

It looks gorgeous! I can't believe after all your troubles it still looks so good! Haha.. I also hate not having any roots, it looks so gross! xx

noheroinhersky said...

i agree with all the other girlies. it looks lovely! x

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Chloe... said...

Haha, I've had so many disasters with hair dye! I used that XXL Live one once, it made my hair go orange and someone said I looked like a candle :/ Unfortunately I had no money at the time so couldn't get it done again by a hairdresser.... just had to wait for it to calm down.

Your hair does look lovely though!

I.always.go.to.a.hairdresser.now.

Chloe... x

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Cait said...

your hair looks gorgeous!

Marsadie said...

Kerastase has always been a lifesaver for me!