Tuesday, August 17, 2010
I desperately needed a touch up on my roots and it really showed since I'd been highlighting my hair for the last few yeasr. So, I bought a little bottle of temporary hair color and tried it out on myself on Sunday night. After I put it on my hair I noticed the directions that stated," Do NOT use on highlighted hair." It could cause the hair to turn on "off" color. That was an understatement! It did not look too bad wet, but after my hair was dried. What a sight! My highlights were bright orange with a little of a green tinge. So, I shampooed my hair about 6 times trying to reverse the process. It did NOT work. Yesterday and today I wore my hair up in a clip until I could get an appointment to get it fixed. After work I went to my appointment. I had two young ladies working on my hair. One spoke mostly German and the other spoke English and translated what I wanted. Her name was Roxie. When I told her what I wanted, she replied that I should stick to one color since the stylist was not that good. Just the kind of comment I wanted to hear before letting the girl near my hair. The stylist argued with me about light brown hair since she wanted to do "Espresso." Then the girls started speaking in German. I know that I hoped to get brown and I know it would get rid of the greenish orange hair. I was easy to please at this point. I also only wanted a trim and told them I was growing my hair out and I wanted to grow my bangs out. As Rosie styled my hair I kept thinking it is kind of dark. My natural color is a deep brown too, but I've been a blonder version for so long that my hair seemed too dark for me. Two hours later I walked out of the salon to my car where my patient hubby waited. His comment when I got into the car? I though you weren't going to get your hair cut. Not a word about the dark brown hair. Yes, it is shorter than I wanted, but I am pleased not to be a discolored mess.
My youngest daughter called and I told her about the hair fiasco. Then I took a picture and sent it to her. She replied, "Looks great. Keep it. No more blond." That was some positive affirmation for me. So, I sent the picture to my oldest daughter too. She replied, "Not sure why you sent me your picture." My daughters are very different.
You be the judge. Here is my new look.