Wednesday, August 8, 2012

the day I hair

I know that I've tried to title all my post with the word "pretty"...but it was tough to keep coming up with if something clever strikes me, I might use it...but for now let me just take a minute to talk about my little in home hair experience.

I've had my hair colored by professionals mainly. I've gotten color, done the highlights, and the lowlights.  At home left to my own devices I generally just stuck to giving my hair the occasional clear gloss.  Yesterday I was at Target, and Garnier Nutrisse hair color was a dollar off, so as with all trips to Target I went in for one thing...and came out with a bunch of random things.

I picked out Garnier Nutrisse's Medium Natural Brown 50 (or "Truffle").  This morning I got up slipped on the gloves, mixed it up and 25 minutes later...voila!  I like the way it turned out overall. Just a few shades darker than the color I started with, which is what I was going for.  Ever since I dyed it red forever ago I can almost always see some reddish tints in my hair...but this appears to cover super evenly.

I did have one tiny little mishap though...I didn't feel a little length of hair that was pressed against my jawline.  When I put all of my hair up to wait for the timer I missed these few little strands and so they stayed on my lower cheek for the entire time with hair dye on my face! As quick as I could I googled how to remove the stain.  Wouldn't you know that everyone told me the best way to avoid a stain is to prevent them from happening in the first place!! Well duh...but clearly, if I'm googling "how to remove hair dye from face" it's a little late for the preventative measures.

I had already tried the various home remedies (oil based makeup remover, scrub, exfoliate with brush, etc...).  So it was suggested to go to my local beauty supply (I generally go to Sally's) to pick up a hair color stain remover.  What's nice about these is that they actually sell individual packets for these little minor mishaps.  I tried two different brands. Both had the same instructions (leave on the stain for 30 seconds, then rinse with water).
Tried this one first, worked pretty well.
It faded the stain  almost  completely.  

Used this one to remove the mostly faded stain.
I didn't really like how it smelled, but it doesn't stay on long.

There you go, that was my adventure into hair color at home...don't know why I have to make things so difficult sometimes. 


  1. Yay! I went darker with my hair color earlier this year. It was an impulse and i didn't think about stains because I always just highlight my hair... So no worries. I had stains everywhere, and they last, unlike the hair color on me though, but im counting my blessings ...So great call on the wipes.

  2. I'm loving the darker hair (my hair tends to lighten up pretty quickly, so we'll see how long it lasts). The wipes were under a dollar a I got a couple extra for next know, just in case. :)


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