As some of you might have noticed (meaning, my mother), I took an unexpected break from blogging this week.

I kind of snapped and haven’t been in the frame of mind to blog.

Which means I should’ve known I also wasn’t in the frame of mind to do a DIY dye job on my hair.

So instead of cleaning, blogging, resting, etc etc etc in the mornings while the girls were at school as I normally do, I was busy dying my hair like a mad woman.

Let us start from the beginning.

I have been dying my own hair red to touch it up for 6+ months. It has gone wonderfully and there have been no mess ups.

The last time I got my hair done by a pro I HATED the color red she did and wore a hat until I could tone it down.

The worst part- IT COST SO MUCH MONEY I HAD TO TAKE A SECOND MORTGAGE OUT ON THE CHILDREN.

Oh, I kid, I kid. But it was a whopping $150 for a trim and bad dye job. OH AND SHE DIDN’T EVEN DRY MY HAIR AT THE END. Let’s just say it wasn’t the best experience.

Andy almost died from a heart attack when I told him how much it was. And it was uber shameful to have to tell him I hated the color. (He hated it too.)

That is when I started doing my own hair.

Well Andy was “over” the red and it was so hard to maintain the roots. So I decided to DIY a new color.

So I chose a brown color and dyed it and EW it was mousy and dull and terrible.

So I headed back to the drug store and saw an ombre kit and thought, “YES! This is what I need! I will just lighten the bottom of my hair and it’ll give it dimension and be cute!”

Bless my heart.

(This is where I warn you that there are a lot of horrifying pictures coming of my hair and my no makeup face. You have been warned.)

So I did the ombre and came up with this which actually wasn’t so bad.

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Except Andy saw me and had “Chloe face” and was clearly not thrilled with it. So I decided to just lighten the very bottom a little more and it would all work out.

N

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NOOOOOPE.

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I WENT INTO PANIC MODE AS ONE MIGHT SUSPECT.

I immediately started texting Telena to get her to help a sister out seeing as she’s a professional hair person. She calmed me down a bit.

Then I also texted Tasha because WHAT ARE SISTERS FOR THAN TO TEXT THESE THINGS TO?

(WARNING: SOME LANGUAGE USED. NOT PROUD. WAS IN CRISIS MODE. FORGIVE ME MOTHER.)

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I replied with this pic:

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(I don’t believe Telena ever told me to lighten it more- I think I was on the crazy drugs and made this up.)

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So. As you can see, I was having THE ISSUES.

I hung my head in shame with a baseball cap on and entered Walmart to buy some color with the help of Telena on the phone.

You know you’ve hit a hair dye low when you are shopping hair dye with this one:

IMG_3177Bet you $100 her husband put her on a budget too.

Well. I WOULD bet $100 except its not in the budget to do so.

I consulted Telena when purchasing the new color. Here goes nothing…..

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End result.

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IT WILL JUST HAVE TO WORK.

So here is my Personal Service Announcement:

DON’T DYE YOUR OWN HAIR.

At least my momma loves me no matter what I look like…. RIGHT MOM?!

 

 

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fun, sun, and embarrassment
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a night in the life of Tiffany.

3 comments on “the worst kind of diy (alternate title: this is all dave ramsey’s fault)”

  1. I actually really like the brown hair on you…I know it is hard to get used to a different color…but I think it makes you look cute and younger.

  2. Oh geez. This is awful. Bill use to color my hair all time – even pulled it through caps for me đŸ™‚ More details for you that Bill would kill me for telling!

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