Sunday, September 7, 2014

Hair: Orange is NOT the New Black

In my Peekaboo: Summer Cut and Touch Up post, I wrote about my bi-annual hair routine. This year, I got my peekaboo color done in caramel. Within washes, my hair quickly turned orange.

Blondish-light brown colors are not new to my hair at all. I've been doing this to my hair for 5 years, but this is the first time my hair turned orange. And it was not okay with me!

(source : online Google image)

Anyone remember Carrot Top? As iconic as he is, that was not the look I was going for. 

I got my hair done on July 5. This is my hair on August 23. 

I attended a friend's engagement party on August 23. And of course, a myriad of photos were taken. I knew my hair was orange walking in, but I never really realized how orange it was until the photos came out. 


After seeing those pictures, I dyed my hair asap. I headed to the drugstore with a friend and bought boxed hair dye. I can't remember what brand it was or what color it was exactly. Sorry, #BloggerFail. You wouldn't want to listen to me anyway...after all, my hair was orange.

All I remember is that the boxed dye was a light to medium brown. It was a bit ashy, but I like it. After a few washes, it's still this color. Phew!

This is the result. It is more me. It is more pleasant to the eyes. 

Note to self: Never do caramel.
Question for self: Is this a sign that I should stop with the peekaboo blonde/brown?

I am even contemplating chopping my hair off, but I just can't. There are reasons for why I can't, or why I won't. I'll explain that in a future post.

Whoever said orange is the new black lied...well, at least for hair.

Until next time...



  1. Oh no!! You poor thing :( I've had my hair turn orange a few times and it has NOT been pretty haha. It looks really good now though, you did well fixing it yourself xx

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  2. Wow....I was going to be nice and say auburn LOL. The new color looks great by the way :D.

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  3. sorry to hear with the orange hair color! The color you dye out now is nicer and pretty <3
    Have a great weekend =)