Why a blog?

I give up, easily.
Anything. Everything.
Because of a lack of confidence.

People won't like me, laugh at me, think I'm stupid.
That is why my entire life I hid away, in dark clothes.
Black, dark blue or grey.
Anything to make me invisible.

I never used make-up in high school because I didn't know how.
My hair was always the same because I had no idea what to do with it (ponytail, tightly pulled back, in case you're curious).

When I was 18 I got married and I wanted a change.
I wanted the real me to come out.
But I still had no clue how.

At 26 I started this blog.
So that I wouldn't give up, wouldn't forget where I was going.

This is my journey, feel free to walk it with me, every step of the way.
All my failures, all my mistakes.
But also my winnings, my happy moments and my bliss.
I'll be honored to have you with me.

How my hair was saved

HairPosted by Fashiondisaster Tue, May 15, 2012 19:43:02
Hi everybody,

Today I'm gonna tell you how my hair was saved by my wonderful hairdresser, so happy with her.

She was so polite and nice to ask me what she could do for me today, so, no giggling, frowning or laughing, exactly what I needed with orange hair.

My reply was: "Save my hair..? Please..?".

First she asked what color that I really want to get on, blond, and then she made a face that made me clear that it wouldn't be easy to get that result... She promised me she would do everything she could so that I could walk out with my head up high and, most importantly, without orange hair...

So, she started out by making blond stripes in my hair (don't know the English word for it, forgive me) and she dyed the rest in a darker blond with a grey undertone to neutralize the red color that was still in my hair. It stayed on for about an hour and the stripes worked out really well, no more red or orange in those places.

But she said that the red was really strong because she used the greyest undertone and you could still see orange and red in my hair but it looks more natural now, the color isn't as strong as it was when I de-colored it. She'll have to do the process 2 or 3 more times and then I can get the color on that I want.

If you want to dye your hair, don't pick red or black if you don't really want it because those are the two most difficult colors to get out again, then they have to work it out like they are doing with me now. Always stay as close as possible to your natural hair color, if you want a radical change I recommend you to ask professional help. I know it's tempting to do it yourself, it's much cheaper for a starter, but when it turns out wrong you lose a lot more money trying to get it fixed. Also, doing it yourself isn't easy because you can't see the back of your head and their is a great chance that you get color-differences in your hair.

Another tip she gave me is that if you use Fructis (from Garnier) or a Pantene shampoo, you have to stop that a few weeks before you dye your hair and use another one because those two shampoos put a film around your hair that makes it shiny but it also prevents coloring to get into your hair. The result is that either, the color does nothing, or that you end up with a totally different color than the one you wanted. For example red color can turn out orange, blond color can turn out green or black can turn out grey. And take it from the person who had to walk into a hair-salon with orange hair (with four people in the waiting-room!), you don't want that.

A few tips for people who want to try coloring :

* If you can't decide between two colors, pick the lighter one, you can always go darker but going lighter is a different story...

* If you have long hair buy two packs of the color you want, it looks kinda weird if you have to go back to the store for another pack when your hair is halfway colored.

* Buy a pot of vaseline and put it on your hairline, it helps you get color of your face if you make a wrong move.

* Never wash your hair before coloring, it produces talc, which buffers between your hair and your color.

* If it fails, wash your hair within 48 hours with a anti-dandruff shampoo, it can get the color off again, if this trick doesn't work you have to pay a visit to your hairdresser...

* If you are stuck with a green shine on your hair after coloring you can neutralize it with tomato-ketchup, no joke.

All I can do now is wish you good luck, I'm heading off to my next disaster, I'll keep in touch!

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My hair

HairPosted by Fashiondisaster Mon, May 14, 2012 09:04:30
Hi everyone,

Last week I decided that the first thing I wanted to handle was my hair. It was red, really red, like a ruby. After having it set on two times I was tired of the color and wanted to try something else, so I asked my hairdresser to put on a chocolate brown, convinced that it would cover the red because it is a really dark color.

When she washed it out I could still see a lot of red, when I told her about that she said that it was normal but once it was dry it turned out that the top of my hair was still red and the bottom was dark brown, it looked awful and all she said was that it would be better after a second time of coloring but for the sake of my hair I had to wait at least 4 weeks to dye it again.

When I left the salon and my husband saw my hair he told me to go back right away... If he says that then it's really no good, he always thinks everything is fine.

The point is that I am not a very assertive person so I needed a few minutes to go back and it was with a very scared heart that I stepped back into the salon.

Luckily the boss-lady was very understanding and tried to fix it with a washable color but then I felt like she was patching it up in an easy way for her... After that I decided to never go back there again because it made me feel really uncomfortable.

I left my hair alone for a few weeks but because she had put on a color that washed out, my hair didn't last very long in a good state. After 2 or 3 weeks the red came back and it looked awful...

I had no idea what to do or where to turn because I have tried a lot of hairdressers but none of them could ever really do what I wanted or asked, except one, 7 years ago I had a great hairdresser, a lovely girl with blond shiny hair.

She always laughed, always friendly, never out for gossip, I loved her but the salon she was working in left my town and so did she...

Until a week ago, she came back with a salon of her own!

I was so happy.

Unfortunately, in the mean time, I had found a product that makes your hair lighter, or if you have a bad color, it will get rid of it. Not in my case... My hair did not only turn orange (yes, orange!), it turned out to be in three colors (yes, three!) as well! On top it was really light blond, in the middle it was bright orange and on the bottom? Exactly, dark and shiny red!

It seemed to me that I never have any luck with my hair...

I tried uploading a picture of the disaster hair look but it doesn't seem to work... I do have a vlog on youtube, so if you want you can check that out, just search for: fashiondisastercc

In the next blog I'll let you know how my hair was saved yesterday :)

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