I know, I know…I was supposed to make an appointment to get my hair fixed after yesterday’s fiasco, but I simply didn’t have time for that. I had to be at the school all day today and meet a bunch of people for the first time. They say first impressions count the most, and I didn’t want to be forever known as the “Skunk Woman”.
Instead, I found myself re-doing my hair at six o’clock this morning. I had found a nice, quiet color called “brown spice”. On the package it looked pretty close to my original color. (parts of which you could still see) Its main purpose was to cover “even the most stubborn gray hairs”. It made perfect sense to me that if it could cover them, it would cover my Skunk Markings.
After I applied the gooey concoction I started searching the instruction sheet for a time chart. Much to my dismay, there wasn’t one! What kind of crazy product was this? They are always supposed to give you easy directions you could read while the product is working. With this brand, you were supposed to snip off a bit of your hair and do a test to see how long to leave it on. (Apparently you were also supposed to do an allergy test as well) Obviously it was too late for that, so I had to make a wild guess.
I set the timer for thirty minutes as it seemed to be a nice round number. Then I asked the girls to keep an eye on my skunk spots and to let me know when they matched the rest of my hair. They looked at the back of my head then hesitantly asked it I was trying to be a redhead. That wasn’t really the answer I was looking for. I had to go investigate. After some angling, I managed to gawk in the mirror and was astounded to find that I now had some vivid red streaks where I used to have skunk blotches. I could already tell that this was going to be a very long thirty minutes.
I’m now a redhead. Well, kind of. I don’t have Mimi’s beautiful red curls or KT’s strawberry blonde tresses (Although, I was once that color before age and lack of sunlight darkened it) What I have now it a bit like dark brown hair with a red rinse over it. I think I need to get a punk hair cut to make it work. Sigh…
Shaun, brilliant man that he is, told me that it looks better than it did before the Skunk Do and even before my original color. He says that my hair has character now. I know that he meant it in a good way, but I’m not quite sure what that means yet. At least nobody was embarrassed to be seen with me and I didn’t notice any strange looks being shot my way. Or at least I didn’t catch them at it!
Hmmm….I wonder what color I should try tomorrow….