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padboz Fri 18-Jul-08 11:57:10

Awful?

Elmosgirl Fri 18-Jul-08 11:58:49

yes very

Dropdeadfred Fri 18-Jul-08 12:00:09

not if you like broken orange hair....hmm

witchandchips Fri 18-Jul-08 12:01:21

best done with an 80s style duran duran type heavy fringe

padboz Fri 18-Jul-08 12:04:40

Not improved then? I made some spectacular messes in the 80's with it and my 14 year old neice wants to have a bash this weekend... I dont want to be like Jimmy whatsit in the Yellow Pages advert and ruin her hair but she's dead keen. Right of passage?

TillyScoutsmum Fri 18-Jul-08 12:06:05

Maybe try lemon juice instead ? Get lots of conditioner for after though

KatieScarlett2833 Fri 18-Jul-08 12:07:23

Take her to a hairdresser instead, please. My sun-in experiments still make me cringe. Crispy hair, a la Worzel Gummidge anyone?

fortyplus Fri 18-Jul-08 12:08:18

They do three strengths - including a weak one 'with real lemon juice' that is very subtle. DS2 wanted to do it last year and it just looked as though the sun had lightened his hair a bit.

Blondilocks Sat 19-Jul-08 21:02:41

OH used it when he was away & he went ginger! It didn't look that awful, but funny.

My hairdresser said that you must tell the hairdresser if you use that & then go for colours & to definitely not use it on coloured hair.

Aarrgghh Sat 19-Jul-08 21:03:55

my hair went orange and crispy - no no no

southeastastra Sat 19-Jul-08 21:04:27

yes lol do they still make it, is it 1984?

spaghettiarms Sat 19-Jul-08 21:05:55

I used it for ages and used to smile when the hairdresser told me I had lovely shiney hair.

Then I would mention the sun in and they would tell me not to use it because it ruins your hair and makes it dry and brittle.

Try it.. MUCH cheaper than going to the hairdresser.

MaryAnnSingleton Sat 19-Jul-08 21:06:58

don't touch it - very bad stuff

popsycal Sat 19-Jul-08 21:07:59

I remember the smell of sun-in from my teenage years. Hot cat piss.
Nice

Washersaurus Sat 19-Jul-08 21:09:41

I have used the lemon gentle one in the past with no problems - my hair has always been quite shiny and frequently commented on by hairdressers too.

My younger sister however used the regular one on her darker hair and ended up with a brittle orange tangle grin

Bertolli Sat 19-Jul-08 21:16:59

Me too washersaurus.

I use it and have done some modeling for top name hair salon, they love the colour! grin

i think it depends on your hair type!

spaghettiarms Sat 19-Jul-08 21:23:21

Interesting, I have naturally quite blonde hair already really just use it as highlights
never thought about the effect on naturally darker hair

Washersaurus Sat 19-Jul-08 21:35:37

I used to use it because weirdly every summer the sun used to really bleach just my fringe, and then when my hair grew out I had significantly darker roots. It looked like I had just dipped my fringe in a bucket of bleach, so I used the sun in to gradually blend it <artistic> grin

Washersaurus Sat 19-Jul-08 21:36:41

I don't use it any more because I am severely neglectful of my appearance these days and my hair is lucky to get washed, never mind styled.....

expatinscotland Sat 19-Jul-08 21:38:10

Nooooo.

I remember the day one of my two best buddies did this in Denver.

And then fell asleep by the pool.

She phoned me up in tears, 'It's hooker blonde, EIS! It's hooker blonde!'

Jewelsandgems Sat 19-Jul-08 21:45:26

ROFL popsycal grin

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