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MrsUnderwood Sun 07-Aug-16 19:56:01

Oh gods, this is embarrassing, but here we go.

A while ago I decided to bleach my hair with the eventual goal of dyeing it a nice silvery colour (like the Khaleesi). I have very long, thick, wavy hair and I didn't do a great job- there were a lot of dark patches at the back of my head that I missed and none of the silver box dyes I bought really worked that well.

So, in an attempt to get it looking how I wanted it, I decided to get it professionally bleached and toned. There's a hairdresser that I usually visit who is brilliant, but because of some childcare issues I wasn't able to get an appointment with him, so I booked in at my local salon last Thursday and they bleached my hair and used a light silver toner on it.

They managed to even out the colour (no more dark bits or roots) but the silver toner didn't take on all my hair. The result was an ash blonde with platinum streaks. It looked okay but not really what I had wanted, but I figured that it was the best they could do and maybe my hair just wasn't up to taking the silver dye, and that maybe using some silver shampoo would help build up the colour a bit more.

When I got home, the salon called me and said that they weren't happy with the result and offered to book me in and use a different, darker grey toner on my hair to try and get an all-over silver. I agreed and went back in yesterday afternoon, they did a bleach bath on my hair and applied an iron-grey toner.

I could see from the stylist's faces that it wasn't looking good as they washed the toner out- there was a flicker of worry and some pursed lips. When they dried my hair (badly), it became clear why- half my hair had gone grey, the other half, a kind of horrible grey-yellow.

I honestly didn't know what to say. I was gobsmacked as the colour looks much worse than my attempts at home and the salon's first attempt. To add insult to injury, the stylist had kind of scrunch dried my hair (something I never do) which made it look fucking dreadful- I seriously walked out of there into the sunlight looking like Old Gregg, the mangina-flashing fish-man from the Mighty Boosh.

I rarely go to the hairdresser- it's a once every 9 months thing- and I'm really annoyed that I spent over 100 quid and came out looking like Noel Fielding with a load of kelp on his heid. My question is- what should I do?! Is it fixable? I didn't say anything at the time as I was in shock- especially as they tried to brazen it out and said 'ooh yeah that's a lot better'. I know I should really go in and complain but I'm really embarrassed and I don't particularly want them to have another go at it seeing as they've made a complete pig's tits this time- I'd rather go to my regular stylist at the salon in town. Also, the salon is in our (relatively small) village opposite my daughter's nursery so there's a good chance I'll be running into the people responsible for my swampy dye job on a semi-regular basis.

I'll post pics in a bit but for now I'm going to drink Bailey's from a shoe to drown my sorrows.


MrsUnderwood Sun 07-Aug-16 19:58:42

Here I am, looking shite.

Summer23 Sun 07-Aug-16 20:02:40

Hi, it doesn't look too bad, but it's still not what you wanted. I'm sure a hairdresser will be along soon with some advice. I would phone and speak with the manager.

Summer23 Sun 07-Aug-16 20:12:47

That doesn't look like a professional blow dry either 😟

MrsUnderwood Sun 07-Aug-16 20:14:29

It's not- this is how my hair is after it's been plaited and then brushed out, but not styled. Believe it or not the blow dry was worse- it looked really crunchy and like a rat's nest.

DownstairsMixUp Sun 07-Aug-16 20:16:57

Tbh I've had mishaps with my hair after dying it red blue pink etc all with numerous bleaches in between... and it looked similar to your hair after years of abuse. I know it's not what you want to hear but the best thing to do is cut as short as you can bear and start again. I dyed mine my natural colour and cut it like frankie Sandford hair as that's the shortest I could bear it... I didn't bleach or dye for months and used elasticate by bed head for months with deep conditioning treatments in between. It's now in great condition and I do still love having lighter hair but I stick to ombre nowadays. grin

Love the boosh references though. Noel fielding is great to be fair!

Ohb0llocks Sun 07-Aug-16 20:17:54

Stop panicking, and whatever you do, don't drink baileys out of a shoe.

DownstairsMixUp Sun 07-Aug-16 20:43:43

And don't go to a club where people wee on each other.


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