OMG ex dyed their hair!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Registered: 02-14-2006
OMG ex dyed their hair!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Sun, 10-22-2006 - 12:17pm
Well ladies....I can honestly say I have never been more livid in my life!!!!!  It has now been about 3 weeks since this happened and I'm guessing you'll still sense my level of anger!!!  My ex husband's fiance let her 12 year old daughter dye the boys blonde hair red!!!  It was supposedly a non-permanant halloween type of color that washes out in 10-12 washes.  Doesn't the semi permanant in the store say 6-8 washes???  Let's just say that about 200 washes and a trim later and it is still an ugly shade of pinkish burgandy!!!!!  I have used regular soap and pert plus---was told it's good at stripping color...apparantly not good enough!  They had a print audition last week with their burgandy hair!  Above and beyond their work, I am more upset about the upcoming holidays.  I was planning on having some good photos taken of the 3 of them together for Christmas cards.  If I buzz them it won't have grown in enough by then so I don't know what to do.  I think I am going to take them to my hair guru and see what he says about it.  Anyone have any suggestions?  I cannot believe the fiance thinks there is anything remotely appropriate about doing this to a 7 year old!!!  I was embarrassed for them to go to school....it is soooo trashy in my opinion!!!  Arghhhhhhhhhhhh!!!!!!

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Registered: 06-21-2006
Sun, 10-22-2006 - 1:27pm

Oh Amanda, I am so sorry this happened! I can understand your anger. You may have already thought of this and I have had no experience in this area - but what about re-dying their hair a different, more natural color for the time being. At least until the red either washes out or more blonde grows in. At least then it wouldn't look so unnatural. They could be dirty blondes, or brunettes for Halloween and Christmas this year. Someday, many, many years from now, when their beautiful blonde hair grows back in, you might even laugh about it. You never know. Make sure to take a few pictures. Let us know how it turns out. And perhaps setting some ground rules about not changing the boys' appearances with your ex would be helpful in the future.

Elizabeth

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Wed, 10-25-2006 - 11:47pm
oh man I would have been so ANGRY if I were you..... you have every right to be upset... as you are learning Red is a HORRIBLE color to work with exspecialy on virgin blonde hair.... Im not sure there really is anything you can do other then grow it out or strip it..... Im no expert though... maybe you could have some awesome pictures taken in black in white? hehe just an idea :)




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Registered: 02-14-2006
Sun, 10-29-2006 - 11:13pm

Well....we spent 2 1/2 hours trying to fix their hair today with my hair guy!

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Mon, 11-06-2006 - 9:49am

Wow, I would be LIVID. Do you have a Beauty Supply store nearby (we have a palce called Sally's here)? Go ask them how to strip this color wash out of their hair. I am thinking it might be as simple as using the 20 vol. peroxide as a shampoo (not the same as household peroxide) but the clerk might have a savvy tip.

For the next time, lighter hair will suck those so called temporary colors in and stay there (been there and done that with a shade of hot pink). Also, before any chemical is put on your children's head-make sure your ex knows to get permission first. For what it is worth, I would take my children to the salon and have them help out-then send the ex the bill.

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Registered: 11-09-2006
Thu, 11-09-2006 - 4:03pm

Well, two issues here. One is that the kids make $$ on their appearance, and the ex needs to respect that you know more about it than he does. As far as the IDEA of dying heair, well, kidz in the biz do it all the time, at 7 and younger, but of course, for commercial effect. By professionals. Some add natural highlights, some do shocking-blonde surfer-dude stuff- I am sure you've seen it. Not all blonde is natural, even at 7.

I would be more upset that your ex lets a 12 year old pour chemicals on your children's heads.