Let me warn you, this is not a happy/glamorous post (as you can probably tell from the picture above).
In fact, as you can probably tell from my face in the picture above, I have been crying my eyes out for the last few hours.
You see, I've always considered my hair one of my best features, my pride and joy. It has always been a source of daily compliments and amazement. I considered my golden locks my best accessory and the simplest way to update my look in one easy step. I had also grown to love my given nickname, Goldy locks.
The source of pride was even greater when I mastered the at-home colouring. Never before had so many people asked for my colourist's name. I loved seeing people's reaction when I told them it was my own work. I have always been an advocate for at-home colouring but that was until tonight...
You see, lately I've been craving a darker shade of blonde, something along the lines of a dirty blonde. After thinking it over for a few days, I went over to Pharmaprix to pick up 3 boxes of L'Oréal Healthy Look in the nuance Dark Golden Blonde. BIG MISTAKE.
After putting on the product, I grew more and more concerned as the shade became darker and darker. By the time it was time to hop in the shower my whole head was a deep shade of dark brown...not even close to the original shade on the box. As I released the towel from my hair onto the floor, my heart sunk. My golden hair was gone and replaced by a strange shade of brown (not even light brown). At this point, I told myself that the new shade would get some getting used to but that I could deal with it. It was an unexpected change. However, the tears started flowing from my eyes as soon as I was done with my usual styling. I could see big spots of uneven washout blonde/dark, nothing that could pass as ombré (trust me, I tried to convince myself it could). Now, I need to book an appointment with my hairstylist asap!!
I think it will be a while until I experiment with new hair products again or I'll stick to my trusty Belle Color by Garnier or Perfect 10 by Clairol from now on.