Wednesday, February 14, 2007

Um, Can You Say Orange?

In the words of Piglet from Winnie The Pooh...."Oh d-d-d-dear!"

I have been trying to think of ways to save money lately since adopting is so expensive. I figured one way to do it would be to spend $10 to dye my hair at home instead of $65 + to do it at a salon. I'm not a novice when it comes to home hair dyeing so I went to the store and bought the hair color, Light Golden Brown. I bought it a couple of weeks ago and hadn't had a chance to do it. Yesterday was a perfect day for dyeing hair. The kids both napped at the same time. I was hanging out with nothing but laundry to do. I figured hey, no time like the present, (who wants to do laundry anyway?). I read the instructions, put on the cheap gloves and dyed away. If you've ever colored your hair, at home or otherwise, you know that the color your hair is when the dye is on it is not the color your hair will be when the dye is gone. For that reason I had no indication that anything was amiss. I spent the 30 minute processing time catching up on some emails and such. I jumped in the shower, rinsed all the goo out, applied the conditioner that came in the box, rinsed, and then stuck my head out to check the results. Looked okay to me. Finished my shower and then heard the kids so I jumped out, put a towel on my head, got dressed and got everyone situated. By that time Brent was home from work and I went in to blow dry my hair. That's when the shock came! My hair was not alright. Not even close to alright. My hair is ORANGE!!! Not red, not auburn, not even strawberry blonde and most definitely not Light Golden Brown. Oh no my friend, it is orange. Thankfully it's not Ronald McDonald orange. No, it more closely resembles a lovely shade of carrot. It is much too orange to try and pass off as being red.

There is one bright spot in all this. Brent always says that he never notices when I do something different with my hair because I am too subtle. Well I sure showed him! He certainly noticed this time.

I guess my desire to save money was a bust. Maybe I'll just try buying less expensive toilet paper and leave the hair dye to the professionals.


MyKidsMom said...

Oh No! Home hair dying can be so tricky. I still get teased about when I dyed my hair pink, as in fushia pink. Was supposed to be strawberry blonde.

I wanna see pics :-)

Lanna said...

I've done it, too, except I ended up Christmas red an hour before I had to go to Porter's Christmas (excuse me, Winter) concert at school a year ago. Fortunately, I'm not brave enough for a Level 3, so the color faded quickly. I'm looking forward to "improving" my hair color in another two months, but I think I'll leave it to the professionals. :) Best of luck correcting the color.

Julie W said...

Pics Please! :) Julie

terilynnh2000 said...

I don't want to see carrots, I want to see you the orange headed lady!!!!!! Post a pic!

Miranda said...

Hi Jodie, I'm a hairstylist. You can go to a salon and ask for a toner, it shouldn't be too expensive. Or you could go to the store and buy a toner (I think they are called fancy full) and get a violet based toner. This will not make your hair purple, but it will cancel out some of the yellow. Let me know how you make out. Pictures would be great :) LOL!!