Hair horror stories

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When I was in high school (in the 80s)--14-15 yrs. old, I had goth-girl dyed blue-black hair. (Naturally reddish-brown.) I decided that I was done with that, and I bought a kit to strip the color off. I don't know what I thought would happen, but I was left with calico fluff.

It was the only time I was allowed to stay out of school for an appearance related issue. My mother even took a day off work. I spent eight hours the next day in a salon (owned by a family friend) getting repairs done. Everyone in the shop worked on me in shifts. I had a burnt scalp when all was said and done, but at least I could go to school the next day.

For months everyone called me Ms Clairol. Bizarre that no one had ever commented on my very unnaturrally black hair.

I later found out that the salon services were donated and we only paid for the product. (Still must have been awfully pricey.)

I need to remember to thank my mom for first of all not stiffling my creative streak and second not making me live with the "interesting" results.
Growing out my 3(b) curls!
2 words: middle school.

ahhhhhhhhhhhhh run for you life!!!!!
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"Your head is like a crown on you.
It is as beautiful as Mount Carmel.
Your hair is as smooth as purple silk.
I am captured by your flowing curls."
Song of Solomon 7:5 (NIRV)

How about every time I got my hair cut?

The stylists always would put the strangest stuff in my hair. A long, long time ago I got done up with Sebastian Potion 9 and Laminates gel; a perfectly good thing they ruined by putting in palmfuls and palmfuls into my 12-year old head of hair. Since then, it's been straightening balm ("we use this on all our curlies! it really enhances curl") and something that reminded me of wildberry yogurt (both in and out of my hair). I could never associate a good hair day with soft hair -- it always had to be flaky or sticky.

But now I know better.
Location: North NJ or NYC
10th grade-freshman year of college

10th grade as about when my curls started reappearing, and I didn't realize it. I had a giant poof ball on my head for 4 years. I just wish someone ould have told me!
In DESPERATE need of a haircut.
How about every day of my life?!? lol. Not really, but many days Up until 8th grade, I brushed **insert shrieking icon here** my hair every day. I didn't know any better! I've often used **too** much of a great product, just to end up with cement stiff, although very defined, curls. Those are always bad.

measam, that's a priceless story! I couldn't help but laugh when I read your post. I imagine it wasn't funny then though. 8 hours in the salon fixing it Wow! That was really nice of them to donate the services though
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All throughout junior high and high school I would blow-dry my hair straight (or my best attempt at it). It was bad needless to say, big poofy and blech! In 8th grade I used a whole bottle of sun-in on my hair at about 5:00 pm. The next morning my hair was pumpkin orange. My senior year of high school I got my hair cut in a bob, and it was horrific. During the summers I would wear it curly though, and got tons of compliments, I never got it that maybe I should do that more often. Finally when I got to college I just accepted it and started wearing it curly all the time.
measam, that's a priceless story! I couldn't help but laugh when I read your post. I imagine it wasn't funny then though. 8 hours in the salon fixing it Wow! That was really nice of them to donate the services though
Originally Posted by sessac81
At the time there were a lot of tears, but some laughter through the tears as well!

Yes, they were very good friends to my mother (and me).

This experience does help me put normal bad hair days into some perspective . . . most of the time.
Growing out my 3(b) curls!
I burnt about a third of my bangs off lighting a cigarette on the stove. The burnt part just stood straight up for about a month.

Another time, I fried a small patch of bangs off leaving a relaxer on it too long (it was bleached, too). And it stood straight up like a little horn for about a month also.

I got a perm in high school because I thought it'd be a good wash 'n go solution I couldn't get my fingers through my hair for weeks. Not only that, but it didn't take correctly so I was left with my same texture but my hair was needlessly destroyed.
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There are so many.... I would say the worst was in college when I wore my hair fairly short. I went to a male hair stylist and I left with my hair about an inch and a half long all over. I tell ya it was really hard to go back to class the next day. I don't think I've ever felt so sick over a haircut.

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