last night I tried to dye my hair. I had wanted it to turn a nice medium golden brown (as John Frieda promised), and then I was going to take it up a few levels with highlights. I had done it 2 months ago, and it was time to do it again. I'm not sure what exactly I did wrong - I may have mixed it incorrectly, or I left it in for a few minutes too long - but my hair is now a deep, awful brownish purple. it is not exactly what I had in mind. I spent the day at work feeling very self-conscious about my new hue, and after a few minutes spent Googling 'how to fix too dark hair color' I came to the conclusion that I needed professional help. I washed it 3 times with clarifying shampoo this afternoon, and I don't think my feeble efforts did any good.
I have a 9 am emergency hair consultation and coloring appointment tomorrow morning. I've been wanting to go back to my roots and let my natural light brown color and sun-streaked highlights come through. I'm going for a look that says I spent the day sailing on Lake Champlain and now I'm going to drink wine and watch the fireflies come out. I just hope I can convey that to my colorist.
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