Monday, November 14, 2005

Wherein I Find Completely Superficial Way To Ruin My Good Mood

I think I've finally realized that I am not fully equipped to be my own hairdresser anymore. Today, for some psychotic reason I thought it would be a good idea to dye my hair a couple of shades darker. I don't know why I thought this was a good idea but that part is done. I bought a box of hair dye that was supposed to be a "medium" blonde color- the operative word being blonde. However when applied the concoction on my own hair it promptly turned brown. BROWN. I wanted to cry. Ok, I did cry and then I went back to the store to buy some light blonde hair coloring and re-dye it back to it's original pale color. Unfortunately, now I think my problem was that I didn't wash it first before attempting to color it again so the dye didn't take. It lightened up a little bit but it's still fairly horrid. So, after consulting another fellow blonde who went dark and back (hi Michelle!) I washed my hair about four times and am going to try one more time tomorrow morning to dye it back to normal before bringing in professional help. (Jason is out of town until Wednesday night so I can't go to a salon until then since I don't have anyone to watch the girls.)

So basically with the money I've spent on Clairol Hydrience I could have gone just to a salon in the first place and had somebody with a brain smack me upside the head, tell me what a dumb idea it would be to darken my hair, and spruce up the fabulous color I already had.

If this doen't work tomorrow I'm going to cry like a baby. Yes, I am such a GIRL. And no, I will not post any pictures!


  1. Oh Tracey! If I was closer, I'd volunteer to watch your girls so you could go to the salon because I KNOW how much a woman's hair means!!
    It will all be okay--it may just take some time to get it back to normal. But no more fussing with those pretty blond locks once it's fixed!

  2. Hahahaha, that is too strange we both did this. I should of read your post first. That is crazy. I am sitting at work now, just dreading when people start to walk in and say, 'what the...'. Yeah, my self dying days are O V E R. :)

  3. Tracey, I think it best that you get thee to a salon. It's not possible to "dye" your hair a lighter color once you've applied a darker color. If you originally had darker hair, you'd have to bleach it first in order to go blonde. You have to take out the darker color - aka bleach it. Hydrience is a permanent color - meaning it can't be washed out. Since you're not in the habit of coloring your hair, I'm sure that getting this fixed will not do too much damage. Have the processing done first and then get the ends cut off if they look too dry.

  4. Thanks guys. You are all now my bestest internet friends. Salon appointment on Thursday! I'm keeping a head scarf on for now. :-(