Purple-Gray Hair Mishap – #mmmpinwin

So. I’m not actually a natural blonde. There. I said it. I’ve colored my hair so passably for so long that most of my friends and acquaintances have forgotten, if they ever wondered in the first place, my original mouse-coat brown ever existed. 

Since I found this this little $8 box of awesome:

I’ve been pretty darn happy with my color. I mix it up per the box instructions and apply the color in rows, starting at my part and going all the way around from hairline to crown. I wait 20 minutes then gently comb to the ends for the last 5 minutes.
I have very straight, fine hair and I don’t often style it beyond a comb-through with a wide-toothed comb immediately post shower. I also use good  conditioner, a hydrating detangler and (of course) a deep-treatment weekly. I’m shamefully proud of the compliments I get after I color, especially from really talented pros (Thanks, V). The longer it gets, though, the trickier home color gets.
I keep getting these streaks in the front fringe pieces and in the back. I’ve tried coconut oil on the spots I know to be prone to over saturation but it has a hit-or-miss success rate. Petroleum jelly worked really well but left the strands I coated super greasy for a few days. 

This last color was a streaky disaster. 

Splotchy, streaky and brassy… That’s me!

I controlled my anxiety and got on Pinterest ASAP.  I found a lot of variations of the recipe to follow, but this lady’s article was too cute and clever not to share. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=2838366
Here’s the Fix:

3 parts lemon juice, to one part conditioner. Mix together, coat affected parts of hair (or do your whole head!), let sit for an hour, then shampoo and condition as usual. Boom!
I made too much so I’ll give it to Sassy and she can do a #mmmguestblog

It certainly worked and I love it when a pin comes together 😉
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