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'Cause I know you're just DYEING to know how it turned out, LOL!!!!

If you missed my previous post...I did something really stupid and dyed my hair BLACK. It's not a good look for me.

I got tons of great advice on that thread and I am very thankful to all who responded, if only to laugh with me!

I did go to Sally's and get Color Fix -- kind of expensive, but if it works, I'll pay! I think it was $23. Still cheaper than a salon.

Just got done with the process. It's not quite as easy as putting the color INTO the hair, but not horrible either. Gotta mix bottles 1 and 2 in a bowl, apply, wait 20 minutes, rinse and shampoo. Repeat this if needed, which I did. At this point my hair looked *normal* again, maybe a little brassier than I'd have liked. I was ready to throw a party, let me tell you! Then after that you're supposed to apply bottle 3, processing toner whatchamacallit...it's like water, so not real easy to apply evenly, I dripped all over. :) Leave on for 5 minutes then rinse. And I used a good conditioner.

Result? My hair is now dark brown with a little reddish tinge. Not quite what I'd hoped, but still a HUGE improvement over Raven Goth Halloween Black! It's not totally even in color, which is actually kinda cool, looks like I might've done that on purpose just to be different.

I can live with this. I still have a little bit left in each bottle, so I might try it again to see if it gets a tad lighter.

I've read reviews of this stuff, and a lot of women have left off the final bottle #3 step because it darkens the hair again. I don't know what would happen if I did that. Might not work in the long term; I think the hair would gradually get dark again anyway? And it smelled a little yucky -- but the bottle #3 made the smell go away. My hair isn't as soft as it used to be, but I've definitely had it fried worse. :p

Moral of the story? Gosh, I'm sure there are several. :D
 

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nosey, but disinterested
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Next time, have fun. Go try on wigs if you can find a store that still sells them. Then you will have an idea if you want to damage your hair to get that color or be happy with your natural healthy hair! I have several relatives that think I should dye my hair because I have been going gray since I said I do the first time at 19. I figure I'll leave it gray and use it as a constant reminder of what husbands and children are capable of doing to the one they love! In reality, beauty school and then working in a salon for a couple years made me hate dyed hair. It's just too much trouble to keep up.
 

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Well...I guess it all depends on how vain you are. :)

Vanity...(sigh) it's getting to be my weakness.

For the past 10 years I've been a SAHM devoted to my children and household. Vanity? Hah....I was just trying to keep from going broke and from looking like a total frump, still wanted to look kind of good for my DH, but he wasn't too particular. :)

Well, I'm done with that phase of my life. I want to look GOOD again. I still can't afford much, but I'm working on it.
 
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