The devil is in the details.
So I thought I’d share a hair journey moment brought to you by moving too fast and not reading enough.
So I’ve been rocking the crochet braids this week and getting lots of compliments.
One of my coworkers decided that she wanted to try the technique to add a pop of color to her locks. She has type 2b fine hair so finding a store with the color she wants in her texture proved to be a task.
Off to the store we go after work in search of some Crayon grade colored bulk hair.
Fast forward, that just doesn’t exist in a retail to the public environment.
Being the creative genius that I imagine myself to be I suggest that we find a high level blonde (613 to be exact) and deposit the color she wants. Makes good sense, sounds easy enough to achieve right?
Add this to some developer and we’ve got color right?
Baby, when I tell you that hair served every level of little old lady bouffant tea… It looked like she went gray.
So why did that happen?
1. Notice the label on the first picture…. bogus human hair. They had the nerve to lock it up with the real deal. Human Hair Quality is a nice way to say synthetic. Unless it’s a silk protein fiber, you can forget about color unless you spray it.
2. That color was a tint! The swatches lie. We should have never expected a vibrant color in the first place.
In the end we ended up just adding the tint to the ends of her hair.
I shared all this as encouragement in your DIY journey. Reading is fundamental! I hope you got a good laugh, we certainly split our sides when we realized the number of mistakes made in our execution of the style. We completely abandoned the initial plan and decided to try it on a day that we hadn’t just worked for hours having fried or brains.
Hair is a process, but tonight was a tribulation. If you can’t make it to a salon be sure that you read every label, like I’ve been preaching over the past year. Even the seasoned Old Fros get caught slipping.
As usual ask questions when it stops making sense.