Juggling life through a bi-polar lens. Sometimes up, sometimes down. Mostly trying to tread water in the middle. Creating a likeness to a normal life. Whatever "normal" is...

Monday, 16 April 2012

Hey, I'm not paranoid but even my hair is out to get me!

My hair's fight for the right to be white grows ever more militant. Time to reach for the L'Oreal (or whichever was on offer) box of tricks.

I've dyed it since my early thirties at least so you'd think I could do it blindfolded by now wouldn't you? Uh-huh? Read on...

OK you get the same in every box- sheet of instructions, gloves, colour activator, colour, conditioner. You mix 1 into 2, use, wait, wash out, add conditioner, wait, wash out, dry, then sit in front of a small mirror squinting as you pull out all the white ones that the concoction missed.

All was going well. I had my gloves on and had mixed the two potions. I had even remembered to cover up anything in the bathroom that could get stained. I was dividing my hair into sections and speading the stuff all through my parting, along the roots, down the back..... it smelled really nice. In fact I KEPT THINKING how nice it smelt. No smell of ammonia. Mmm. This is nice. And there is TONS of it. Spread spread spread.... WOW enough to go through all the rest of my hair- this will be nice and even! Tum te tum... oh what's that other bottle? Oh yeah, that one's the conditioner.... carry on...... tum te tum......mmm does smell nice this one. Hmm. Come to think of it, the conditioner isn't usually in a bottle. It's usually in a tube, like the one I squeezed into the activating fluid and..... OH SOD.

Yup, I had slathered activating fluid + 6 doses of conditioner onto my head. Didn't end there. I KNEW it was just daft, and I don't know why I did it, it never couldhave worked, but something made me put the dye solution all over my head THINKING THAT THE REST OF THE STUFF WAS ALREADY THERE SO WHAT THE HECK, I'LL JUST MIX IT UP ON MY HEAD!!!!

It didn't sting, not for a full 40 seconds it didn't!

I rinsed and rinsed, some of it went in my eye OUCH and it took ages to get the lot off my head.

Now, it's all dry. I have clean, glossy, soft shiny hair. With glowing white ones. I swear they would be giggling if they could.



 

6 comments:

Angel and Kirby said...

oh Helena I am so sorry. It's funny how sometimes our mind plays tricks on us and we think we know what we were doing only discovered that we didn't. My mom grabbed the can of hairspray once when I was a child sprayed her hair to get ready for church only to discover it was bug killer. She said that stone quite a bit when the water hit it to wash it out needless to say dad took us to church without her.

Feronia said...

Oh my, Helena! Sounds like some of the situations I've had with hair dye!! At least it didn't turn out blue or something...I was a little worried you were going to say that as I was reading!

Julie said...

My Mum once put hair conditioner on her face in mistake for skin lotion for a week and got terrible skin burns so thank goodness that didn't happen to you. And happy too that you didn't turn pink or blue lol

MorningAJ said...

And that's why I always let the hairdresser do it. I know that I'd end up green or something, even if I followed the instructions.

Blue said...

I've totally lost the white battle, salt now dominating my pepper.

I once went for professional auburn tints - only ended up a complete red head!
Have done the home dies too, but found repeats gave me a greenish tinge, so letting nature win now.

Helena said...

I just can't give up the fight yet! LOL!!!!