Thursday, April 18, 2013

Salon oops

I had a salon oops yesterday.  I asked to color my hair instead of highlight it, and it came out rather red. I was expecting blonde...
 She told me it was two shades lighter than my hair...
Well, it is  something new.
I read on-line that lemon juice and conditioner may soften it up a bit....


 I'm afraid I feel rather gnomish this morning.....

I Think I can soften it a bit before I have to go out in public.   Any tips??? Have you been there??

As for knitting this Thankful Thursday, as Channon says, I am restarting the Scalloped Juliet Cap today.

I love the green Quo Vadis bamboo yarn that I won from Emily Yarn Miracle about a year ago. 
I think it is the perfect pattern for this skein of yarn. 

I started it last night and did the unthinkable twist instead of straight join at the get go .....I was only a couple rows in so it does not hurt much.
As Karen R says, "Good Knitters rip ...
and the rip a lot" 

The pattern is from hearstringsfiberarts.com

If I hurry up and knit I can cover the reddish hair with a green hat....





13 comments:

Nancy Kay said...

Well, I remember putting lemon juice on my hair and sitting in the sun; that lightened it right up...much like regular sun-bleached hair. I hope you don't have to wear a hat!! Maybe you'll get used to seeing yourself as a fabulous red-head??!

SissySees said...

Ooops! I bet you are a very cute red-head, but if you don't like it, it doesn't matter. I haven't had a hair scare in a while...

Katherine said...

Hey! I had to go out in public as a redhead all my life!! LOL! Try it you might get some very nice compliments. Like Chan, I'll bet you are cute as a redhead and this may be your only chance to try it.

I join you, heroic knitter, in ripping today. I don't like the fingerless mitts I started last night with a very busy variegated yarn.

lapr said...

besides the fact thar redheads are the most brilliant vibrant intelligent sexy amorous beings alive if you fell you can't handle being all that and need to go back to boring blonde the only color that off sets red is green so if you want to tone it down you need semi or perment light ash blonde color anything from walgreens will do just make sure it is LIGHT ASH BLONDE and leave it on half the recommended time best of luck <3

Mereknits said...

I put lemon juice on my hair when I was younger to bring out the highlights. I bet you look HOT! What does fireman think? I bet he likes it.
Hugs,
Meredith

Jennifer said...

I think you should embrace your new redhead status and be bold. Of course, we want to see pictures. I bet you look amazing!

Tanna at The Brick Street Bungalow said...

I don't know; I've always thought being a red-head would be fun! I agree on the ripping (at least I tell myself good knitters rip a lot!). LOL! blessings ~ tanna

Nancy said...

Tell everyone that it is your natural hair color and flash a pretty smile.

Judy S. said...

I'll bet it's not as red as you think! And I also bet you look great. Remember, it'll lighten up on its own and till then, have fun with it!

KSD said...

Never colored my hair, but my daughter has become quite knowledgeable, having had her hair dyed several times in the last year.

I'm sure everything will be fine. Don't hide your light under a hat!

SapphireBlue said...

The red goes well with your fiery personality.

Teri said...

I hate it when I get caught by that rookie mistake, the dreaded twisted cast-on -- especially after I've cast on a bazillion stitches for a sweater to fit my ample frame...It never happens when I'm knitting something small in circumference, for some reason.

fancystitching said...

Been there, done that. The first time I colored my hair it was rather red... but at least it wasn't GRAY! I adjusted to the color quickly, and it does gradually fade back. After several applications of the red-brown, I have decided to go one shade darker. I'm coloring it today... we shall see!

I'm sure it looks wonderful on you! Enjoy the change... sometimes when I passed a mirror, I would wonder, "Who's that? Oh, it's me."

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