Monday, February 18, 2013

More Adventures in Hair Color

We're back in Beijing. And my hair looks like straw with gray roots, thanks to a less-than-competent coloring job by my favorite 20-RMB salon guy, Justin. I sat in the salon before the holiday pointing out that the color didn't seem to have colored the gray. Justin's comment was, "That's just the light."

But it turns out that he was wrong and a week in the Filipino sun did nothing to improve the look, bleaching out the blonde part even more and emphasizing the part that was decidedly gray. So I decided to take matters into my own hands. How bad could it be?

I paid a visit to the local Wu Mart, which I was sure had a hair color section. Yep, there it was. My choices were, I kid not, purple black, maroon black, brown black, and black. Finally, after staring at the small selection for about ten minutes, I found a box that said "light medium brown." But the picture on the box made me a little nervous:
Does that look light?
At this moment, that color is sitting on my hair. I think I mixed it right, although I didn't follow the pictures on the box, which seemed to show putting the two elements of the dye in a straight line on the little brush and then pulling it through the hair. Instead, I mixed the two tubes in an old plastic takeout container and then applied it with a brush.

What can I say? I'm a risk-taker. If I end up with Party Member Black hair like that other time I ventured something "brave," I'll just present myself sheepishly back at the salon and beg Justin's forgiveness.

Stay tuned.

1 comment:

  1. OHHH, this is how you got to be a Liz Taylor brunette!! This only confirms my suspicions about Justin's abilities (and concomitant rate). Save yourself!! Don't go back. "Its just the light???" Are you kidding me? That is so funny!! xo Suz