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Please please support me through my hair disaster!

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hangingoutattheendofmywick Mon 18-Apr-16 11:10:55

I have had a hair disaster. A complete and utter disaster. I dyed my hair (which I will NEVER EVER EVER do again). For some reason I thought it was a great idea to dye it platinum blonde. It has gone orange white. White roots and orange all the way through. I know there are important things going on in the world and its not the end of the world - but at the moment I can not describe to you how upset I am. My husband thinks it's funny. I have a hair appointment tomorrow which I'll have to wear a hat to. It's so bad I can't go out.
1. Will the hairdressers be able to fix it or will I need a wig?!
2. Have you been through this and did it all go ok in the end?! Or did your hair fall out? (Please Lord tell me your good stories)
3. Please sympathise because I ain't getting any here!

BrianMolkosAlterEgo Mon 18-Apr-16 11:16:59

I'm pretty sure a decent hairdresser will be able to sort it out, either get it back to how it was to start with or fix it to the colour you were actually aiming for. Is it worth trying to speak to them on the phone beforehand so they don't die laughing when you take the hat off know what they're up against and can ensure they have enough time for your appointment?

HardShit Mon 18-Apr-16 11:48:17

I would do a little diy hair conditioning mask at home today just to help the hair between colouring. Just an avocado, olive oil type one and let it dry naturally of course. Might make you feel a little bit better to be doing at least something to help it before it gets fixed tomorrow.

A friend did something similar a while back and the hairdresser ended up giving her a full head colour, dark enough to cover everything. Can't remember the name but it was one of those conditioning dyes.

hangingoutattheendofmywick Mon 18-Apr-16 11:49:43

Thank you!! I am absolutely dreading them seeing it. It's a hair dresser I've been to for years and trust and she's sort of a friend too. I have explained to her what happened. I just can't believe I've been so bloody stupid.

hangingoutattheendofmywick Mon 18-Apr-16 11:50:20

It's been in intensive conditioner since the incident. blush

SavoyCabbage Mon 18-Apr-16 11:51:46

Did you put any toner on afterwards?

greedygorb Mon 18-Apr-16 11:53:50

Oh god I've done this before. Orange hair from trying to go very blonde. It's fine the hairdresser will sort it out.

SavoyCabbage Mon 18-Apr-16 11:54:01

Like this?

I dye mine platinum and it's always orange first before the toner.

hangingoutattheendofmywick Mon 18-Apr-16 12:06:29

Oh god thank you greedygorb.
It won't let me click on the link sad
I think where I went wrong is I washed it off too early (from looking on the net) because I panicked and saw in the mirror it looked horrendous. Even if it was white and not orange it looks vile. I have never ever ever looked so horrendous. sad

SavoyCabbage Mon 18-Apr-16 12:28:35

Honestly mine is always orange first, before the toner. The toner is a blue colour which gets rid of the orange.

Do you want to try to rectify it or see a hairdresser?

What did you use? I use bleach London total bleach and then bleach London toner. From Boots.

gingerbreadmanm Mon 18-Apr-16 12:32:36

Head full of highlights and low lights followed by a toner should do the job dont panic and dont leave the house unless it is an emergency grin

hangingoutattheendofmywick Mon 18-Apr-16 12:51:30

Thank you everyone. I am not leaving the house TRUST ME. I am going to get a taxi to the hair dressers door! With a hat on. I'm praying I'm the only person they have in. I have ignored 3 knocks on the door this morning. Only way I'll leave the house is if it's on fire.

Eliza22 Tue 19-Apr-16 19:45:12

Is it done? Are you Ok? We've all been there with hair disasters and though it's not the be all and end all, it can feel devastating at the time.

hangingoutattheendofmywick Wed 20-Apr-16 10:09:08

It's done!! Happy to report she's pulled off a miracle and it looks great. I'll never touch bleach again. I've learned my lesson. Thanks for your help everyone. Phew.

burnishedsilver Wed 20-Apr-16 10:14:21

Delighted to hear its worked out :-)

hangingoutattheendofmywick Wed 20-Apr-16 10:24:02

Not as delighted as me!! grin

Eliza22 Wed 20-Apr-16 14:40:58


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