I have had bad hair days, just like everyone else, but I have had only one horrible hair disaster.
My worst hair disaster occurred in my first year of college. I saw another girl with the same shade of dark brown hair that I have. She had several red streaks of highlights in her hair and it looked great. So I got the idea that I could have that done to my hair too.
I went to a hairdresser who lived down the street from us. She worked out of her home and had been cutting my family’s hair for several months. I explained to her how I wanted my hair to look. She brought out her sample book and I found the shade of red that I wanted in my hair. She mixed the color and put the highlights in my hair. When I saw them, the highlights were orange. She said that they would get redder in a couple of days. A couple of days later, the highlights were even more orange. It looked like someone had dumped old ketchup on my head. I needed a way to fix this. Also, I was not going to be using that hairdresser again.
How I Fixed the Disaster
I went to Wal-Mart and looked at the hair dyes. I thought the dark brown hair dye, which is the original color of my hair, might work to cover the orange. My mother dyed my hair, but it did not hide the orange highlights. So, I went back to the store and bought the black hair dye. Once again, my mother dyed my hair. This time the orange highlights disappeared. The black hair looked so natural to my face that I have kept it.
How to Avoid this Disaster
My first suggestion is not to add unnatural colors to your hair. However, if you want to be adventurous, use professional beautician at a salon. Check and make sure that both the salon and beautician have a good reputation. Do not use a hairdresser that works out of her hose and lives down the road. Ask the beautician to do a sample strip of your hair to make certain that the color comes out the way you want it to.
Hopefully this might help you avoid this same pitfall into which I found myself. If, however, the same thing does happen to you, then dyeing the hair a dark color helped might help like it helped me.