Have you ever been so excited to get a new hair color, only to have it not turn out like the box? I do this every time. I feel like I need a change so I go out and buy a box or two of hair dye. I think I’m being realistic in how it will turn out being that it’s coming out of a box for under $9.99. I know it won’t be like at the salon, but still, I buy my box on Monday night-get home, do my regular things, put the kids to bed…and slap on the dye.
Well, it says to keep it in for 10 minutes. The color is mocha/sable—–7 minutes have passed and my oldest walks upstairs, looks at me in horror and says “MOM go wash your hair NOW, I don’t think it’s right.” I look in the mirror and have the same horror as her, OH MY GOD, it’s BLACK!!!”
I rinsed for about an hour with no change in the color. I tried everything to get it to lighten up aside from buying another box to dye it again!
So, oh well, I will live with it till I get the urge again and buy another box and go through the same thing again. I think I’ve been doing this for 15 years now. I even had it turn a shade of green once. Oh well, my kids get a laugh I guess.
So my question to you is have you ever dyed your hair only to have it not turn out anywhere near what the box said? Am I just being unrealistic? I just can’t justify spending all that at a salon. $75-$100!! What about you???