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I'm a twenty-nine year old Army wife currently living near a large Army post. I have an unhealthy obsession with Dr. Pepper, the Internet, cloth diapers, and ridiculous TV shows. I'm a stay at home mom to two beautiful daughters, AJ and Amelia. We also have a 6 year old beagle named Abby who is as dumb as a box of rocks.
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Saturday, August 7, 2010

My Hair Dying Experiment

I recently announced my intentions to save a buttload little bit of money and dye my own hair. So about a week ago I dyed my hair from a box. I haven't really ever done this before (aside from the mishap during my college years) so I was a little unsure about what kind of hair dye I should buy. I have seen all the commercials for the various products on the market and that is approximately where my knowledge of hair dyes ends.

Sorry this picture is so blurry.

I went to the PX and purchased a box of dye based on what the model looked like on the front. You might be thinking that this method of selection is not the best way to do things, and you may be right. Who knows? All I know is that my hair is approximately the color that the box promised it would be. I consider that to be a success!
This is what I looked like during the process.

Yep. I'm wearing a garbage bag. D thought it would be a good idea so I didn't ruin one of my super nice t-shirts (dripping with sarcasm). Anyways, it took a really long time. I thought that it would be quick and after the recommended minimum of 20 minutes I would be able to wash the dye out. Not so much. I think I left it in for almost an hour before it became obvious that we didn't do a good job getting it on everything evenly. I washed it out and sent D back to the PX to buy a second box to do the touch-ups (read: roots).

This is the close-up of the shoddiness of the first round.

In the end though, I am happy with the way it turned out. Immediately after, the contrast was a little intense for me. I was afraid that I looked ridiculous, but after it faded a little bit I ended up liking the outcome and will most likely attempt to dye my hair myself again.

Before

After

5 comments:

  1. The garbage bag is sexy! Your hair looks good--turned out much better than when mine came back chestnut with a hint of magenta.

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  2. I love your new color!

    This is funny because I just dyed my hair for the first time this week too and was going to post about it. :-)

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  3. i think it came out nice!! too bad we arent close, i used to foil my roommates hair all the time ... *sigh*

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  4. Great job! I'm so glad this time turned out way more successful than that other time! It looks fabulous!

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  5. Dude! I think it looks awesome! And you weren't kidding it is getting ridiculously long!

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