Monday, June 18, 2007

A hard lesson learned

In my overwhelming desire to keep things on the cheap side while I save for the first month's rent, I decided to take the cheap route in touching up my hair ( yes, I dye it regularly) rather than going to the salon. I picked up Loreal's Natural Match in Deep Auburn ( there is a reason for this information) and promptly applied it yesterday afternoon. BIG MISTAKE. My hair turned PURPLE. Not a pretty dark auburn, but PURPLE... my younger sister started calling me Barney and it was totally stripped of all its moisture. Today, with a baseball cap firmly planted over all my nasty purple frizzy straw, I made my way to the salon to see what they could do about rescuing my hair. Over $100 later, I walked out with very dark, but manageable dark auburn hair that i can live with... perhaps it is not as gorgeous as the color I was shooting for, but stripping the deposited color was not an option, nor was buzzing the entire thing. I might be my own girl but I'm not as brave ( or crazy) as Britney Spears. My comfort in this is that the color will fade gradually with time and I can go back to my old lovely shade already picked out at the salon. I have to congratulate Loreal for choosing to pick up the tab on what has turned into my most expensive day at the salon, but the emotional damage has already been done.. Never again will i trust my locks to their coloring stuff.

Lesson: If you are coloring your hair, just go to the salon. It's worth the extra money in the end.. oh, and pics to come soon!

Et Voici!


Micheleknits said...

I think you hair is lovely. I have one daughter who loves dying her hair. Some years ago she did the same thing to her hair. We made the mistake of taking my grand daughter to the park. With the sun coming thru her hair it looked like it was on firer. Many a child rode by and crashed looking at her hair. Remember hair grows back.

LDSVenus said...

I routinely color my own hair, going to the solon is a luxury I can not afford but would love to have someone else do it for me ;p. It helps that I went to beauty college when I was younger. I use the same hair care product I used then (not in the salon tho because they dont use Miss Clairol :P). When using a red coloring it is sometimes wise to use a little bit of a darker warm blonde ( mixed in keep the red from going orange or pink. I suspect that the deep auburn was a burgandy color base (purple). I use a medium auburn, and with the new Clairol Nice & Easy color blending technology I find I dont need to add the blonde at all. Just stay away from any of the burgandy colors would be my advise. And make sure you use a really good shampoo and conditioner on your hair as it grows out, dont substitute the cheaper stuff, your hair will suffer. :(