Teenage Wasteland

My Hair DISASTER, And What It Looks Like Now!

When I was 10, I was visiting my Gramma for a few weeks when she suggested that I get a few blonde highlights in my hair. I had never had my hair dyed and I thought it would be fun, so I said yes. We went to the drug store and bought a do-it-yourself dyeing thing. I got home, we did it, and my whole entire head was was ORANGE. It was so not a good color on me. I was even embarrassed to even go outside, so we called the salon and went in the next day. I dyed my hair blonde. I thought it looked bad, but everyone else said it looked nice so I kept it.

I got home and my mom hated it! To my pleasure, she said that she would get it back to its original color (brownish) by doing one of those do-it-yourself things – the same one that made my hair orange. Once we used it, my hair was a disaster. It was so blonde that it was almost white and I could swear for a minute it even looked purple.

My final resolution was to chop it all off. I was on the junior provincial swimming team so it was better anyway. Plus, my hair was also really messed up from the chlorine. I had an Emma Watson pixie cut and everyone said it looked cute, but I was still not too crazy about it. This is it after it grew out a little.

Now, my hair has grown out. My mom promised me for my 12th birthday that I could get a streak. I always thought that my hair was really boring so getting a streak would make it awesome. Even though my birthday was 6 months ago, I just got it. Its kind of a magenta-ish color. Tell me what you think! I really like it.

  • http://www.facebook.com/MorganicVolcanicEruptioooon Morgan Louise McGregor

    Cuuuuuute :)
    I really like it on you. Though, you’re lucky, your natural colour is pretty :)

  • http://www.facebook.com/saraapol Sara Apol

    Love happy endings.

  • http://www.facebook.com/marcelle.karp Marcelle Karp

    i love it! ah i remember my disaster :) the alphalpha sprouts are still messed up and are still there aha :) glad it turned out ok!

  • http://www.facebook.com/marcelle.karp Marcelle Karp

    whoops that was ruby btw haha…. im so lost

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=62601667 Tali’Zorah Haberkamp

    I think it looks really nice!

  • http://www.facebook.com/julyjuniper Alicia Davis

    So cute! I experimented a lot with my hair in middle & high school due to a friend that could talk me into doing anything. Even when I was 21 I let her bleach my hair.
    It’s fun to try different things out and because you’re young you can do all sorts of fun colors. So have fun experimenting!

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1388945930 Christin Richter

    you should be happy that it was a bright colour. i’m in the middle of turning deep black (about 15 years) into a nice chocolate brown. it’s hell. and be happy that your hair wasn’t that long to start with, so chopping it off like that didn’t exactly hurt much either ๐Ÿ˜‰
    and yeah, looking good, little lady.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=708918964 Holly Henry Mobley

    This reminds me of the time my Granny decided we should dye my hair. LOL She did it twice because the color wasn’t blonde enough :) Of course when I got home my Mom was LIVID…I had to dye my hair two more times before she was semi happy with the color. ๐Ÿ˜€ Glad it turned out out…looks great!

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1027576865 Frollein Schultheis

    aaaaaaw girl, you look absolutely beautiful!
    the color is really really nice :)

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1026507789 Lies van den Boomen

    love it! I had some hair-disasters to. lots of, to be honest ๐Ÿ˜‰ now I’m stuck with half black/half blonde-redish because I could’nt decide wich color I wanted :$.

  • http://www.facebook.com/heathy.hanna Heather Simonรช

    It looks great.

    Your not the only one to have a hair troubles…I went through the same thing. I learned to never “do it your self”. LOL! I’m through with dying my hair. ๐Ÿ˜›

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=821634827 Andrea Maramara

    wow looks much better now, i love your hair color, is really cute C: i hate my curly hair :S

  • http://www.facebook.com/jday18 Jessica Day

    Box color can go wrong in so many ways (green-orange-you name it). Your hair now looks very cute though!

  • http://www.facebook.com/allie.tetreault Allie Tetreault

    I love your hair now! So cute!

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1294698727 Rebecca Morrow

    So cute! I just got a blue streak in my hair a couple of weeks ago. I’m all about bright hair colors!

  • http://www.facebook.com/kpoffenroth Kristina Poffenroth

    I have had similar hair disasters and let me tell you, yours has recovered in a far more adorable way than mine did!

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100000030513466 Brux Lรถw Eizerik

    doing hair all by yourself can make a real mess.
    my “sister” (the exchange student who lived with us for 5 months) bleached her hair and i had to try to fix it, cause it was orange and all weird.
    i had a lit of experimenting with my hair. blond, brown, black, red, orange, pink, green, whatever colour i could find :p

    your hair look really nice now.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=659845056 Laura E

    Love it !! Always wanted to dye my hair a crazy colour or get purple streaks :)

  • http://www.facebook.com/Liisagab Lisa Abernathy Kirk

    Love the color! Great style dove…keep it up<3

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1290032597 Mary Stokes

    ahhh, the hair disaster. It’s a rite of passage, and luckily a self-correcting one.

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