Back in the day, my mother allowed me to do something awful to myself.
I used Sun-In.
You know, the spray stuff that looks innocently enough like water. Sun-In was supposed to magically make hair look beautifully sun-kissed. I wanted to look like the tanned girl on a beach that was on the box.
Unfortunately, I'm pale, live nowhere near a beach, and I have dark brown hair (which I might add, was permed at the time).
After Sun-Inning my hair, it turned extremely dry and a rather orange-ish yellow-ish color. It felt like hay, and didn't look much better.
Yes, there are pictures.
No, you may not see them.
Well... a funny thing happens when one hay-haired girl grows up and becomes a mother herself.
As I have mentioned before, Faith has been asking to dye her hair. I refuse to let her bleach it so she can get a "true" Manic Panic blue color, and I am holding fast to the line in the student handbook that does not allow unnaturally colored hair.
This weekend, we struck a compromise.
She and I went shopping and purchased demi-permanent hair color... red and black. Well, to her it's red and black. To me it's auburn and darkest brown. Both still reasonable hair colors of sorts. Faith had the most beautiful vision in her hair of red hair with black tips.
I had never attempted a two tone hair color before. I googled and YouTubed it, and this is the result. At least she's somewhat pleased. It may not be the vision of "beauty" she envisioned, but she seems happy enough. She feels somewhat rebellious, and gets to assert her independence a bit.
And at least she didn't ask for Sun-In.