- 5 years ago
- Wedding: July 2017
Let me start out by saying I don’t know anything about salons and hair dye. I usually go get $14 haircuts from this little Vietnamese lady.
I figured a year before my wedding i should start going to a proper salon and started going to this really high rated one and my mom is friends with the owner (their businesses are in the same neighbourhood.) I wanted hair extensions and maybe balayage. I have never spent this kind of money on my hair before.
i meantioned it to the stylist and she suggested i buy lighter extensions , and she would dye them darker and she would balayage my dark hair and it would match. I guess talking about it we got all excited and I figured, “Well, I’m 7 months out, what’s the harm? I had wanted to go subtle but she suugested dramatic because we can always tone it down. I mentioned being worried because my hair is dry I don’t remember my stylists’ response but it was something that calmed my nerves about it.
i got balayage and well…. my hair is really damaged. It does not style well and the curls fall out fast and it looks dry and frizzy. Even if I dye it back, my hair has lost it’s moisture and it’s so frizzy. I’ve done tons of hot oil treatments but it’s still pretty bad. I was like, “well, I won’t say anything, I’ll just trim a lot of the damage off and rely on my extensions .
Well, I got my extensions back the other day and they smelled REALLY strong. So I wondered if the dye wasn’t washed out. Today I had some time so I took the money to the sink to rinse. Well, they were FULL of dye. This dye had been left in for at least a week. I thought it was weird that the stylist hadn’t rinsed it out because I have really severe allergies. I started rinsing it out gently one at a time. Still tons of dye so I got out the baby shampoo and conditioner. I conditioned them well and rinsed.
long story short, the extentions are also ruined. Dry, ratty, frizzy. I spent 250 on extensions and 180 on balayage and 80 on dying extensions. This is kind of a big deal to me.
Should i just spend andother 250 on dark extensions and dye my hair back to normal and cut off the damage? Should I say something to the salon? I feel really uncomfortable because I really like my stylist and my mom and the owner are business friends.
Also if you have any advice to help me not feel so terrible about wasting over $500 on hair that’s worse than when I started I’m listening! My heart is just in the pit of my stomach right now.
PS i don’t know why my iPad is acting weird and not capitalizing the word “I”!