Tuesday, August 14, 2007

Anything but purple.......

Once again I allowed myself to be seduced by the hair color goddess....the one who says "sure your hair looks nice but why not try something with some kick to it?" sigh. A box of Herbal Essense "Paint the Town" red slips itself gently into my cart among the bagels and cream cheese and I am now $10 poorer than when I first walked into the store.

Cut to late last night---tired, really wanting sleep and yet that magical little box keeps whispering "you really want to use me now"...so I grab an old towel and begin the process of morphing from a brunette to a redhead. (Side note: I have no idea why red is so appealing to me since it really isn't a good hair color for me but dang it I am always tempted by the reds!) Imagine my shock when I put this on and see what looks like carrot juice orange going on my hair.....okay, calm down, as usual its not the shade I am going to end up with. Wait out my 30 minutes impatiently and then step into the shower. Halfway through rinsing this stuff out I glance down and see that it looks like I have stepped in the middle of a bloodbath--eeps! So I quickly finish rinsing my hair out and then spend another five minutes making sure that nothing in the bathroom has been permenantly stained with this crud. By the time I look in the mirror I am too tired to really care what color it ends up being and give it a quick comb and then crawl into bed.

Woke up this morning to find that it LOOKS red.....kewl, I think as I jump back in the shower, make myself up and head out the door for work. I stop floored as I catch a glimpse of myself in the rearview mirror--crap, in the sunlight my hair definately has a purple cast to it! Oh well...the Goddess has slinked off, smirking how once again she has fooled me into thinking I was making some kind of improvement to myself and I am left thinking thank goodness red doesn't stay in my hair for long!

2 comments:

Miya said...

Yeah, I've learned over time that what's on the box is NEVER what you get...you have to look at the back, and even then, you always have to pick one shade lighter than what you want 8/

shoezimm said...

I looked on the back at what it showed would happen to my color hair...it lied! Purple was NOT shown, listed or even honorably mentioned....but I'm starting to like it now.....sadly....