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Oops. I fried my hair!

Discussion in 'Personal' started by grumpydogwoman, Nov 20, 2015.

  1. grumpydogwoman

    grumpydogwoman Star commenter

    Aiming for really white blonde so am bleaching every week or 10 days.

    This morning rather a lot has come off in the towel when I rubbed it dry! :);):cool::p:D:eek::oops::rolleyes:

    It's very short anyway so it doesn't matter. Have you ever had a glitch in your hair and beauty regime?
  2. racroesus

    racroesus Star commenter

  3. aspensquiver

    aspensquiver Star commenter


    White blonde? Ummmmm....cool.

  4. aspensquiver

    aspensquiver Star commenter

    Might as well get a buzz cut, GDW. Should suit you.
    VanEyssen likes this.
  5. Gummibaren

    Gummibaren New commenter

    Please don't bleach your hair every week. White blonde is a slow process-once a month at the most and even then with lots of TLC in between
    midnight_angel likes this.
  6. grumpydogwoman

    grumpydogwoman Star commenter

    Hair and beauty regime.

    Shaving? Moisturising? Hair cut?
    monicabilongame likes this.
  7. grumpydogwoman

    grumpydogwoman Star commenter

    I know @Gummibaren but my hair is really short so regrowth is very noticeable. It was a bit silly but I have taken my strong hair for granted after all these (60) years.
  8. lanokia

    lanokia Star commenter

  9. lanokia

    lanokia Star commenter

    Ooh, I had one of the them today. Number 5 so I don't have to have another for a couple of months and save the pennies!

    Ruddy expensive though £7.50... shocking.
  10. Spiritwalkerness

    Spiritwalkerness Star commenter


    Depending on what colour your natural hair colour is, will depend on the results. I have the devil's own job as my natural colour has a fair few red tones in it. You'll not strip it all out no matter how often you bleach or how strong the peroxide you use ( I know, believe me) If you are buying your bleach from a supermarket/chemist, they no longer have the oomph they used to have (blame the fools who never read the instructions and then sued) 40% vol is what you need - used for highlights and not really recommended for a full head bleach but as you say you keep your hair length short, you should be ok. You need to bleach then put on a toner - not ash as it tends to go a mucky grey, try silver. Some people are destined to be platinum blondes and some of us just aren't - I've tried for years. Use a purple shampoo to help.
    Our elders knew with their purple/pink rinses ;)
  11. RedQuilt

    RedQuilt Star commenter

    When I was a punk I dyed my hair all sorts of colours and my hair was in a dreadful state. Not that it mattered too much as it was caked liberally with hairspray and spraymount to keep the spikes up :oops:.

    Might a conditioning masque help, gdw?
  12. coffeekid

    coffeekid Star commenter

    Home-dyeing can be tricky. The last thing you want as a blonde is to go that horrible sulphur yellow. Or indeed for your hair to fall out! I'm planning on having a subtle balayage procedure as soon as I feel rich enough.
  13. Spiritwalkerness

    Spiritwalkerness Star commenter

    Steady on...I've been sulphur yellow MANY times :D I prefer baby chicken :p
  14. coffeekid

    coffeekid Star commenter

    Sorry! "Yellow" looks better on certain skin tones. Not mine though.
  15. Spiritwalkerness

    Spiritwalkerness Star commenter

    Good save ;)
    coffeekid likes this.
  16. foxtail3

    foxtail3 Star commenter

    Am I the only fair haired person who prefers to be more of a brunette?
    aspensquiver likes this.
  17. coffeekid

    coffeekid Star commenter

    I doubt it. :)
    aspensquiver likes this.
  18. Orkrider2

    Orkrider2 Star commenter

    Nope. I always dye mine darker. It's a horrible mucky dark blonde/mousy brown almost greyish colour normally. Brown dye always tends to fade to a weird reddish tone though on my hair. What I'd give to have lovely dark brown hair naturally!
  19. grumpydogwoman

    grumpydogwoman Star commenter

    I use Jerome Russell high-lift powder with 40% peroxide and mix it myself. I have the purple shampoo (many brands).

    It's a number 2 at the back and sides and about 3cm at the very longest. I spike it.

    Now there's a rather shorter circle right on top! But I don't think anyone else will notice. We shall see!
  20. Lascarina

    Lascarina Star commenter

    "Tis the voice of the lobster", I heard her declare. "You have baked me too brown. I must sugar my hair".
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