Shirt: Brooks Brothers Tailored Fit shirt, sz.2
Pants: Talbots Signature Fit Trouser jeans, sz. 2
Bag: LV Evora
I tried to lighten my hair. At home. And I seriously f#@&ed it up.
I've been dyeing my hair dark for so long now (with a vegetable based peroxide/ammonia free dye), I think I forgot how light my natural color is. I thought it would be a refreshing change to lighten things up a bit for summer, seeing as how my hair is a much lighter shade/tone naturally. Since I've been dying my own hair for years, I thought I could manage this change myself. Since vegetable dye only works to deposit darker color and really does nothing to lighten color, I went ahead and bought a drug-store Hi-Lift kit to just lighten everything a shade or two. I thought that since I had a single process color in my hair it should be relatively easy.
Sadly, even though I followed the directions exactly, it worked far more effectively on my roots then on the longer lengths that have been dyed dark over and over. Now I have what looks like reverse ombre. Hideous. And stupid. I should have known better. Lesson learned. Don't trust the cheapie drug-store chemical crap, and stick with what works. I've been dark for over 5 years now, and I just need to be happy with what I can safely count on doing myself at home (as I refuse to cough up $100s of dollars at a salon for what I can do at home for $15 and a lot less chemicals). In 2 weeks when it's safe, I'll be going back to the same old, same old. And that's all I have to say about that.