02 February, 2010

Opps: Accidents with Dye

I had a really great post planned for today. I was going to unveil my new hair. If you follow me on Twitter, you may have noticed some tweets about buying supplies and panicked tweets about coverage. I had decided that today was the day, I was going to dye my hair black. Armed with plastic gloves, a shower cap and a package of henna-indigo hair dye from my local health food store, I set about the process.

This is where our valiant hero (me) encounters an obstacle. You see, applying green goop that smells like freshly cut hay and has the consistency of a cream soup to one's own head is difficult. Trying to do so without coating the house in the fore mentioned goop leads to holding ones hair upside down over the bath tub.

Which is how the hair directly next to my face and the very bottom layer on the back of my head came to be several shades darker, with a slight green tint, while the top back of my head is still light brownish.

According to my mother, who came home after all this, it isn't terrible, and I have to agree. My father didn't even notice until my sister informed him that "Rosie had dyed her hair a ghastly colour." She can be excused because she's little though, and he was wearing fogged up glasses.

Sorry about the text heavy, some what dreary post, I was going to post pictures, but the flash makes my hair look bright blue and it's too dark to use natural/normal indoor light.

Love, Rosie


  1. oh, i can't wait to see pictures!! how could you leave us hanging like this?!

  2. i've never dyed my hair, but i feel your pain :( hope everything works out!

  3. Oh, I'm so sorry to hear about the hair disaster darling; I'm sure it's not as bad as you think! :)

  4. I've gone through a bunch of dying escapades myself and I know how frustrating it can be and how devestated you can feel! Don't give up you will get it there. Hair is hair You can always change it :) Good luck!

  5. Everyone goes through a bad hair dye at some stage, at least you don't have a purple scalp like I did at one point...

  6. oh, sorry to hear about what happened sweetie.
    i've been dying my hair but i'm glad nothing bad happens with my hair/ to me.

  7. i love the title! so suspensful!! you can say you purposely wanted to achieve that 'ghastly' colour! haha goodluck!

  8. well Rosemary, sorry to say,
    but it looks reeeally badd.

  9. i hope that you are liking it better now!