Blonde hair looks great on some people, but for me, not so much. My hair is very thick, dark and very difficult to color. I’ve settled with red a few times in my life, and it made a very subtle difference. I was watching television one afternoon and noticed that there were these two girls who were natural brunettes with very long blonde hair. I though they looked fabulous, and I made a trip to the drug store to purchase a highlighting kit. I knew that a box of blonde hair dye wouldn’t do the trick, so I used a formula that was meant to be used for highlights.
When a hair disaster strikes
I went nuts and just threw out the cap that comes with it and just piled it on top of my head and spread it around. I waited the full 90 minutes to wash it out, because I knew it would be a process to get my hair blonde. After rinsing it out, I knew it was a mistake. Normally, I can’t tell a big difference until my hair is dry, but on this particular day, I knew right away. I shook it off and waited for it to dry, hoping that I would get used to it and love it. Once my hair was dry, I was horrified, I looked like a clown. My hair was yellowish orange, wasn’t evenly colored at all and was very frizzy.
Trying to remedy a hair disaster
I pulled out my hair straightener hoping that would smooth it out and it would look okay. It worked but, it was nowhere near the result that I was hoping for. I felt disappointed but my friends and coworkers all seemed to like it? Maybe they were just being nice. I ended up going to the drug store again, this time I opted for a light brown color to help cover up my disaster area that was now my head. I breathed a huge sigh of relief after it was done my hair was now back to a more normal color.
Better to go to a salon than be sorry
The hair dye would rinse out after a month or so and I had to continue doing it until it was long enough to just cut the hideous “blonde” hair out. It took about a year to be completely done with the disaster. My advice to anybody wanting to make a drastic change to their hair is to go to the salon. It’s expensive, but, it’s much better than having to purchase a new box of hair dye as often as I was. It’s certainly a lot better to have hair that you love versus hair that you will be continually trying to make “normal.”