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How To Fix Your Hair Disaster {Better Yet Prevent It}

How To Fix Your Hair Disaster {Better Yet Prevent It}

If you try and don’t succeed, destroy all evidence that shows you tried! While this quote is not typically used for hair disasters, it still applies. In many cases way more than women would like to admit.

Over the years I have personally had a few of my own hair disasters. We all have!

How to fix your hair disaster

The painful perm

Back when I was younger, way younger, for some unknown reason I thought it would be a great idea to get a perm. Because who doesn’t right? {Insert sarcasm}

Anyway, my vision of perfect loose curls was not at all what I saw looking back at me in the mirror. It was an absolute disaster! While I expected my hair to be a bit damaged and in need of a good treatment, I was taken back by my newfound white girl afro. It was far from a good look and beyond brushing it straight and tying my hair up, there wasn’t much I could do. Lesson learned!

Damaged hair from bleaching

Bleaching damages your hair, we all know this and yet at one time or another we have all done it, we have bleached dark hair to blonde. The results? Well where do I start? Damaged hair, loss of hair, orange hair, and the list goes on particularly if it was an at home bleaching job.

How can it be fixed? Well that’s the thing with bleach, beyond putting a darker over it and using treatment after treatment to try and add the nutrients back into the follicles, there is not a lot you can do. Tip: If your hair is already damaged or you have dark hair do not attempt to bleach your hair at home because you could end up like this woman on YouTube!

Hair dye disaster

Who hasn’t gotten bored of their hair colour from time to time and tried to spice it up? I know I sure have! Unfortunately for a lot of women (and some men) the colour they thought they would love, did not love them back!

Red/black are not the right colours for everyone, nor is ombre but if you want to try something new that is the gamble. There is a good chance that it won’t suit you; your skin might be too light/dark, it isn’t what you expected or in extreme case – you might scare young children!

How can it be fixed? Well you have few options that don’t include hiding away or wearing a hat! You could tempt fate again and try another hair dye colour or you could use hair colour removal products. While I haven’t used any of these colour removal products myself, there does seem to be an increase in popularity. The most common one I tend to see mentioned in Facebook groups is JoBaz Hair Colour Remover because it doesn’t use ammonia, peroxide or bleach. Since hearing about it I seem to be seeing a lot more but this probably because it is stocked where I shop, Priceline, BIG W and Woolworths.

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Dry and brittle hair

Most households own at least one hair straightener or curling iron that is used on a daily basis, but how many of those same households frequently use hair care products to minimise the damage that is caused? Using a hair straightener strips the essential oils and proteins from the hair, leaving it dry and brittle. This often results in hair breakage.

How can this be fixed? You can prevent your hair breaking by ensuring you look after your hair and replenishing the hair daily. Once a week use a deep-conditioning treatment and trim split ends as they arise. This will also promote healthy hair to grow. If your hair is in need of help, STOP before you end up like YouTube sensation Tori. (Her face is priceless!)

We all have at least one hair disaster story, share yours below!

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  1. 19/12/2016 / 6:31 am

    My hair gets brittle – I usually just end up getting about three inches cut off when I finally get to the hair dresser…

  2. 19/12/2016 / 7:50 am

    I dyed my hair black when I was a teen and it came out blue-black. It looked terrible! I always go to the hairdresser for a colour now.

  3. 19/12/2016 / 9:35 am

    My hair ‘disasters’ was always perms and yet I kept getting them…my school photos of the 1980s are all me with perms…Yikes.
    Thank you for your link up. I know you are a busy blogging mama and wish you the best for the coming festive season.
    My link up will go on weekly without a break and into 2017.
    Denyse x

  4. 19/12/2016 / 10:18 am

    I am allergic to hair dye and when I colour it my whole head swells and my skull is covered in scabs! It is really horrible, hopefully I don’t go grey any time soon!

  5. 19/12/2016 / 11:43 am

    No hair disasters here as I tend to leave hair cuts and colour to the experts. Hope you have a lovely Christmas and thanks for hosting this link up each week 🙂

  6. 19/12/2016 / 11:58 am

    Bleach disaster? Go see your hairdresser for an Olaplex treatment- stat!

  7. 19/12/2016 / 12:31 pm

    The best tip I’ve ever gotten for hair was for my frizz. Use hand cream on hands then scrunch through hair. No more frizzies!

  8. 19/12/2016 / 12:39 pm

    So many disasters – a year 8 perm, riotous experimentation with multiple colours, bleaching to a straw like consistency, a nightmare cut and a sketchy fringe that lasted for about 20 years. Nowadays I leave it to the trusted professionals and try not to get too carried away! Thanks for the link up this year!

  9. 19/12/2016 / 12:41 pm

    My hair is currently falling out in clumps. I’m not sure anything can fix that but I have a cut that kind of works with chunks missing and I had lots of hair to start with.

  10. 19/12/2016 / 2:03 pm

    Remember the epilady? The original one had a coil spring that would spin and grab your leg hairs and pull them out one by one. Well I got that stuck in my hair. My long hair. My long permed hair. Let’s just say it didn’t end well and it took 90 minutes for my flat mate to unwind it all for me. Only minimal hair loss …. on my head (and only minimal hair loss on my legs for that matter … it wasn’t an outstanding success).

    Thanks for the link up!
    Thanks for the laugh.
    Merry Christmas x o

  11. 19/12/2016 / 2:31 pm

    Many moons ago my then boyfriend turned our flat mates hair purple with Magic Silver Whites. She had dyed her hair and it had turned out an orangey colour so the chemist told her this would tone it down. Still laugh about it 25 years on!

  12. 19/12/2016 / 2:52 pm

    My hair disasters are knots. I once brushed my hair, got in a car, drove 2km with the windows up, walked about 50m from my car to the hairdresser and it was fully of knots and the hairdresser asked if I had just been to the beach.

  13. 19/12/2016 / 7:30 pm

    Hi Kell!

    Loving your Monday link ups! Joined 2 already and I’m finding this fun. xx


  14. 19/12/2016 / 8:46 pm

    Every time I see a hairdresser they always compliment me on how healthy and thick my hair is… it’s because I never style it! My hair gets washed twice a week before being thrown up into a mum bun. Beautiful, boring hair haha!

  15. Megan
    19/12/2016 / 11:06 pm

    I’ve had a few hair disasters. From being a kid and going to bed with fake nails made of Blu-Tac only to wake up with a glob of it stuck in my hair, then I was worried how mum would react so before she woke up I went and got her good sewing scissors and lopped off a huge chunk, to high school and being bored to within an inch of my life in science and allowing another student to hack at my ponytail, to a more recent and probably the worst. Dyed my hair, I didn’t like it, dyed it again and it was patchy. Tried every removal technique known to Google. Vitamin C soak. Sunlight soap. Vinegar. Anti-dandruff wash. You name it I tried it. Caved, went and bought the remover as mentioned in this piece.
    Nope nope nope NOPE! Never again. Thinking a second dose would work better, and being the sucker for punishment that I am, did it again. Oooweee. It was bad (understatement of the year). Soooo back to the shops to get more hair dye (I couldn’t confess my sins to a qualified hairdresser!), slopped it on. Forgot that council had arranged for water supply to be shut off for the day. I hadn’t run since year 6 athletics carnival but good gosh (I don’t drive) I hot footed it out of my house down to the public shower block at the tourist information centre. Thank the hair God’s that my luscious locks didn’t fall out. HA!

  16. 19/12/2016 / 11:58 pm

    Between dying my hair every possible color for twenty years and having premature greys- my hair is done.

    I recently became addicted to this root coverage Rootflage. You can read about it on my blog. I am obsessed. You can do overall color OR root coverage. The blend is amazing. It is a mineral powder as well as a dry shampoo.

  17. 20/12/2016 / 3:05 pm

    Only one main disaster when my mum tried to lighten my hair when I was a teen. It turned out orange! But I am a firm believer in paying for a good hairdresser, and haven’t had a bad experience since.

  18. 20/12/2016 / 9:51 pm

    I can’t say I have had a hair disaster that I recognized at the time. I can look back at photos now and think.. ahhh that wasn’t a great idea. ☺️

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