Sugar. I made my hair ugly.
Years & years ago, I used to colour my own hair. I used henna, every brand of semi-permanent dye, plus I coloured over other dye, highlights – you name it. Hubs (my then boyfriend) even cut my hair for awhile, which I mentioned here, so I am no stranger to the DIY hair-do. But a few years back I turned to a hair dresser to help grow out a black, DIY dye job gracefully. She suggested a chic, ombre colour that I loved. Over the years, she created a fabulous angled bob, then a lovely crisp layered cut and then some glittery highlights for me. But somewhere along the way she lost her magic. My last set of highlights were too brassy, but the cut was sharp. Then the next cut was crooked and wonky. I panicked, because I hate finding a new stylist and have a fear of spas and salons. So I avoided getting my hair cut, or coloured, for about a year.
My highlights got worse and worse. See how drab and faded my highlights were on our trip to Boston (I snagged this photo from my telephone museum post)? They were also getting really grown out.
I finally had enough and bought a box of hair dye, deciding to return to my DIY ways. I’d coloured over highlights before and I picked a colour close to my natural shade, thinking things would go smoothly.
But somehow this happened (and, yes, I badly need a trim, too. Ugh, so shaggy):
The weird, splotchiness disappears if I pin my hair up, so I’ve been rocking some Joan Holloway updos but that’s hardly a permanent solution.
I called customer service and was sent a coupon for a free box of dye, but I’m scared I might make it worse.