Wednesday, August 3, 2011

When hair coloring goes horribly wrong...

I WISH I could say that this post is about somebody ELSE'S hair coloring disaster...Unfortunately, it's about me. So, in order to spare anyone reading this from the same horrible accident that befell me approximately 20 minutes ago, I'd like to share this tip:

When coloring your hair, don't assume that every clock in the house is displaying the same time. When you glance at the clock to see what time you started the coloring process, use the same clock for ending the coloring process. Otherwise, you may find yourself, like me, with hair that was supposed to be a nice shade of light auburn, but is now about the same shade as Little Orphan Annie's hair, all because you changed rooms and used a different clock to monitor the timing, which resulted in the hair color staying on a full 10 minutes longer than it's supposed to.


Ten minutes really makes a difference.

Wait 'til my hubby gets home from soccer practice...

At least it's 3 more weeks until I go back to work. I can just wear hats and shampoo my hair 3 times a day in hopes that my current, dazzling shade of BRIGHT orange will fade to something resembling "light auburn."



  1. An additional tip... it is also wise to check to make sure that your water is working BEFORE you put the hair color in... especially if you happen to have a tankless water heater. Little Orphan Annies unite :)

  2. Ahhh, Jody...Thanks for making me feel less alone in my orange-hued state! (On the good side: My hubby said I look "Sassy!")

  3. LOL! Been there and done that. Curse you hair color models on boxes that LIE about what your hair will look like when you are done! On the plus side, red dye washes out the fastest, something about the molecules being bigger than other colors. I say, embrace the sassy and enjoy the ride ;)

  4. bwahahahahaha! I'm not laughing at you. I'm laughing with you! (Please be laughing, Beth!) Bwahahahaha!

  5. Once i tried going platinum - from black. Ok by "once" i meant last summer - worst experience ever. I dyed it back dark and now my hair is still falling out.

  6. p.s - its littlebabyfeet here! my blog is no more - but i switched over to

    hope all is well!!!