Hairy Situation!


Short Version
1.Don't try and save money two days before sons graduation.
2.Don't believe color on box.
3.Don't leave color in past suggested time thinking color will last longer.
4.Don't let a few grays scare you.
5.Don't think just because your hair is black it cant get blacker...it can!

6.Don't let color get on cabinets or floors.
7.Don't let color get on forehead or ears.
8.Don't try using a facial mask/scrub thinking it will help remove color from skin.
9.Don't leave mask on while blogging and forget it there till you feel burning.
10.Don't try to scrub burned skin.
11.Don't cry cause it doesn't help.

Do apply cool compress to burning red face.
Do look in the mirror at your black hair and red face and laugh.
Do get excited cause you can share this priceless info with your friends.
Do buy new nail color to paint your black fingernails.
Do give thanks to the Lord because you have a sister to share this with.
Do take many showers between now and Thursday at 6:00 PM
Do tell your son you were just trying to keep up with his blue hair.
Do thank the Lord that you are healthy and have a thick head of hair.
Do thank the Lord that you will be watching your precious son graduate because not every mother will have that chance tomorrow night.
Do make sure to take pictures of yourself as soon as your face stops burning so you can share with all of your friends!
Having y'all to share this with makes life all the sweeter!

71 comments:

  1. Susie....I am cracking up over this!!!

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  2. That cracks me up!!! We've all been there!!! I have black hair too! :)

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  3. that is why trying to save a few bucks really is not worth it.
    xo

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  4. This is SO funny....glad you can laugh. Try washing your hair with Dawn (as you can tell I've had the same problem). Somehow Dawn will help strip the color quicker.

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  5. I was really considering dying my hair this weekend to save the money -- now I'm having 2nd thoughts :) haha, at least you can laugh about it!

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  6. Add baking soda to your hand with a little shampoo and it will remove a LOT of the color, it lifts too dark... That is straight from my hair dresser, when my dark brown went BLACK... It does work.... Be sure and condition afterwards...

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  7. Your just too funny!!

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  8. You are too funny!

    Right after Zach was born, I was 30 lbs overweight and tried to make myself feel a little better with a new color. I ended up with FLAMING red hair when I used a color that was supposed to be "auburn". Needless to say that did not help draw attention away from my baby weight!

    Mandy

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  9. There you go turning lemons into lemonade! ;) What a great attitude you have! We've all done this once (at least!)

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  10. "Do get excited cause you can share this priceless info with your friends." - Love this!

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  11. LOL too funny.. thank you for sharing these tips. I will need them for Thursday week. Congratulations!!

    {{Big Hugs}}

    Cathy

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  12. Yes, even through the disaster and the burning, you were excited b/c you could blog it. lol. THAT is a true blogger.

    Hope you get it all straightened out soon! Hopefully your hair doesn't start falling out and your face start peeling off.

    It won't, don't freak. ;)

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  13. Ouch!! I've never made those same exact mistakes but very similar. My husband calls it, "company mania". The way you get before a major event or just when the girls are coming for bunco...you know. :)

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  14. DO wash your hair with Palmolive or some other similar dishwashing liquid. Trust me, it will take out a lot of that color. Prell does the same thing. Been there, sister and I feel your pain!!!!

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  15. You are too funny. It'll all come out in the wash - so to speak.
    Enjoy all of your festivities.

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  16. OH YOU ARE FUNNY! I should say that with my inattention and easily distracted nature, that's why I NEVER dye my own hair! I will if I MUST...but so far, I go somewhere and let them do it! I do not trust myself!

    I CAN tell you that dishwashing liquid on a coarse washcloth is pretty darn good at getting the ye off your skin, though!) Hehehe! LOVED this post! Have fun watching your son graduate, you will be so busy sobbing and busting your buttons, your hair will be the last thing on your mind! ; > )
    XOXO
    Joni

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  17. You girls ROCK! Im off to buy some dawn and plenty of tissues for graduation!

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  18. Ok, I'm laughing with you not at you...yah!!!

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  19. Oh Susie!

    Been there, done that...I was the Bride of Carrot Top.

    Dandruff shampoo also helps strip the color.

    Lisa

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  20. Oh I'm sooo sorry, but thanks for a little laugh. I sure hope your face color evens out and your hair color lightens up. ;-)

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  21. Susie, You have just scared me to death! I just had a cute, sweet friend point out that my grays are starting to SHOW!!! I will be coloring from home soon! I'm taking notes! Good Luck!

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  22. LOL...it sounds like you've never colored your hair(or maybe you did a long time ago)

    It's good that you can laugh about it. It will come off eventually.

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  23. Done this myself a few times - not seen my natural hair colour for 15 years, I've been dying it that long.

    Hope its out now, but if you do spill hair dye on your skin, toner removes toner. even if the colour has dried, wet hair dye, wiped over will remove it so you can then rinse clean the skin affected.

    I'm pretty sure Sally's sells a dye remover, too, in severe cases!

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  24. I love the comment about keeping up with your sons blue hair :)
    You should check out my blog...You have a surprise on there a few posts back.

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  25. Hysterical! Please share a picture! Do you need me to send you some money...{that's what my mom would say}!

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  27. I forgot to say be sure to use the conditioner that came with the hair color afterwards. That's important.

    My mom has been coloring her hair for years. It's worth it if you follow directions.

    If you do it again, don't leave it on past the recommended time. If you don't wan't it as dark, don't leave it on as long as the box says. It's ok to do that.


    Also, if you wash your hair right after you color it, it will take a lot of the color out. The more you wash it, the more the color will fade.

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  28. That's so funny! I've been blonde, brunette, strawberry blonde, and red, so I can empathize with trying to get it right, but getting unexpected results!

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  29. I have had coloring my own hair traumas, too. I've always told myself that it grows, it fades, it won't be like this forever. And seriously, be thankful for thick hair, because I USED to have thick hair...it slowly coming out :(

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  30. Oh girl...been there, done that! Except, I don't think I had such a great attitude about it. I really love that about you. You always put things in perspective and focus on what is truly important! Thanks Susie.

    ~Amanda


    p.s. CUTE, cute, cute picture. For a minute I thought it was Missy. Y'all look so much alike.

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  31. You so made me laugh! lol. I too have had a chair of mine in my kitchen with color remenant on it...stained for life. Good thing is I can add a little more paint to fix it since I originally painted them. Congratulations to your son on his graduation!

    Hugs,
    ~Victoria~

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  32. I did the same thing about 4 weeks ago, but black was not the color I was going for. I like a hint of red, but believe me when I looked in the mirror I saw anything but red. I will be getting a cut tomorrow and looking forward to a little hint of red. The showers and shampoos will help. Jackie

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  33. I'm so sorry - I've been coloring my own hair forever now, and have done everything you have done. It makes a good post!

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  34. I've done this before, and even again--not learning my lesson the first time. Had to giggle just a bit.

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  35. Get that picture posted on here NOW! WE don't want the pic of the chick on the box...we want you. :)
    Too funny!

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  36. You are just precious!!! I'm laughing with you...done that too! My light brown hair became as dark as your beautiful hair. But on me?? NOt quite!! This too shall pass!!

    Catching up on your news from earlier posts. Wow...y'all have gone through some tough spots. Give that darlin' son a hug because you can :) Congrats on graduation!!

    Hugs,
    Susan

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  37. Oh girl...don't get upset. (I'm sure you are well beyond that point now) Ha ha! I bet you look beautimous! (as always) I am cracking up at your extremely witty post regarding this. You have a way with words and I just love it! Hang in then, it will wash out very soon - always does - except maybe when we want it to. Ha ha!

    And yes, how about doing the guest blogging on Monday, June 1st. That is in like 3 weeks. Would that give you enough time to think of a topic? If not, we can think of another day? You just let me know. And yes...whenever you want photos of the kitchen, just say the word and I'll send them over. Feel free to email me directly at:
    Angie@AngelicaGraceDesigns.com

    In the meantime, keep smiling about the hair (laughing). It does the body good. We are laughing with you. :) You are just too adorable!

    Hugs, Angie
    www.angelicagracedesigns.com/blog/
    www.angieseamanphotography.blogspot.com
    www.agdprayerblog.blogspot.com

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  38. Every time (no matter how many times it doesn't happen) ... I think I'm going to look like the model on the box. You're right. Not true. lol

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  39. I have a Nice n Easy story, too!! I had dark dark dark hair, about 40or so years ago...I decided to try light brown(blonde)....can you say Big Orange??! Oh my!

    Where are the photos, Susie?;-)

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  40. Oh, Susie, I am laughing with you! As we say in the South, bless your heart! : )

    And it is for a number of these reasons that I haven't taken the plunge and colored my hair...I'm too nervous it will turn too black!

    You will look fabulous Thursday night!

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  41. Try milk or buttermilk to soothe your face and keep smiling, you are so positive and funny too!!! Enjoy all of the fun and wonderful memories this week is sure to bring!!
    xo

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  42. Oh, NO!!! Well, you've got a friend (hey, that's a song!) Seriously, last Fri I changed hair dressers and yikes!!! I came home looking well... horrible. I cried and cried. I sat up in our bathroom with the door locked and texted my hubby not to say a word. I washed it and washed it trying to get it to fade....

    DYING to see pics!!!

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  43. Sista just getting in from work...It will all be ok...you look great no matter what color your hair is...WHAT color is your dress..you don't want it to clash with ya hair.LOLOLOL
    Thank goodness you where there for dad and his mishap. You really need to keep a journal about all the adventures with him...LOVE YA, MISSY

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  44. okies okies.. so I gotta ask... did you also try to dye your eyebrows to match?? (Almost afraid of your answer here)

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  45. Yea...and the stains on the carpet just suck.

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  46. By the way a I am a new follower...you make me giggle!!!! Love it!

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  47. Hahaha! You are so funny! What great perspective though! :) Hey, black fingernails are IN right now! :)

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  48. Oh, now, it can't be that bad. Can it? You are too funny.

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  49. You never fail to make me smile! I am sure that you will look great no matter what. I got my "hairs did" today so that I can look good for my son's graduation on the 24th - no way could I attempt to do it myself but I salute your bravery!

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  50. Been there, done that, feel your pain! You are hilarious. But WHERE are the pictures?
    BTW, should you ever decide to color your hair again, put vaseline around your hairline and ears. That will keep the color from staining you.

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  51. I have so done this before! The week of my wedding I had a spray tan disaster and I looked like an oompa loompa from the WIlly Wonka Chocolate Factory. I have never showered and exfoliated more in my life! Atleast you can laugh about it. Laughter makes everything easier.

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  52. I didn't know whether to laugh or cry! You are too funny today:)
    Hope everything goes well tonight and just remember, it all comes out in the wash, ha! ha!

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  53. Hee hee...sounds like quite the adventure! Can't wait to hear about what you're up to! :) I did get your email and you are SO welcome!! I am happy to help! Enjoy your week! God bless.

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  54. Okay, I am dying to see a picture! I am sure you still look adorable. You should have done some crazy color that is on e of those that washes right out. You know, just so you could see the look on your son's face. THEN you could have told him that you were trying to keep up with his blue hair. hehehe
    Andi

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  55. Susie, oh my gosh girl, what a hair raising experience ;)
    You laughed about it all and that is awesome girl! You are a good person!
    I've never colored before but am for sure taking mental notes on your post b/c my luck is bad and this would for sure be something that would happen to me, too!
    Happy black fingernail painting!
    xo Les

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  56. Oh sweetie. This is exactly why I go to the salon.

    Danger will robinson! Danger! LOL.

    Enjoy watching your son graduate.

    I am one of those mothers who will not see her son graduate. No prom, no graduation, many tears.
    Hug your son and love him - let him know that despite his silly blue hair, he makes you proud and you love him.

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  57. Brittany Sues NieceMay 15, 2009

    This is Susies niece; just to let everyone know I AM the one that told her to color it! It looks GREAT, the box stuff is just as good, if not better than the big dollar salons! I know you blog people cant wait to see pictures, she looks great!

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  58. Brittany, you stinker! I do hope you and Nick come over tonight and par'take in some of this mass food supply we have here. thank you for being so sweet about my "new hair". Im kinda getting use to the color now that it has lightned a bit and I think Im liking it too~
    Thanks for sharing our evening with us. It seem like just yesterday we were celebrating your big day. Love ya girlie!!!

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  59. Too funny!! I have blonde hair...well it used to be blonde and the older I got the darker it got..so I started to lighten it. I have turned my hair smurf blue, green and a lovely shade of slate gray!

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  60. pattylg67@gmail.comMay 15, 2009

    I haven't been on the computer in a while and, therefore, haven't looked at your blog in a while. How funny that I chose today to look in because my daughter is graduating from college on Thursday and I am wondering if I can color my hair again after only three weeks. I thought I'd at least wait until Wednesday evening, but thankfully I saw your lists and was reminded about the colored neck, ears and forehead I wind up with. Thanks for your timely post - and the wonderful list of dos.

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  61. I just jumped over from Rue's Blog. I just wanted to say Hi and nice blog!

    This post made me laugh!

    Carolyn

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  62. I have this old set of clothes I wear everytime I do color on my hair. The shirt looks like it has dried blood spots all over it! Just hair dye! I always roll up my bathroom rug and have an old towel or two available to wipe up any spills.

    They say to put vaseline all around your face by the hairline so you won't color your skin.
    I bet you look great in spite of the mess! We've all been there!

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  63. Bless you for turning that into a good story to laugh about! It reminds me of the time I decided to use a cream to get rid of facial hair instead of waxing like I normally do. Right before we left for vacation. Apparently I have sensitive skin and it gave me a chemical burn! Burned red skin for days, then the top layer of my skin peeled off (which prevents the use of foundation which I REALLY needed at that point). Yikes!

    I am finding that highlights work fabulously for grey hair and the grey is not as noticeable when the color grows out.

    Blessings,

    ~Heather

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  64. Such a cute post especially since I've been there done all that on occassion. Congrats to you, hubby, and son on his graduation. Its such an exciting time in his life. I'm so sorry for the young man and classmate that drowned. What a horrible thing for the family and community to go through. My prayers are with all of you.

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  65. Another don't for you...don't put the cap back on the bottle while cleaning up and forget to remove it from the counter. In a few minutes you will have a fountain of color that will change your ceiling forever!

    You crack me up girlfriend! I saw your more recent post and you look lovely!

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  66. You're hysterical! This is too funny!

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  67. I loved this! FUNNY! I know exactly how you feel. Bless your heart.

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