Wes' Worst Hair Moment in History

It's that time again curlies! The beautiful Wes of Honeybrownsugar is back on the ones and twos! Check out her Worst Hair Moment EVER...then head over to her site to read about mine!


During my college years, I did soooo much to my poor strands- from relaxing to bleaching- you name it. It's still amazing that my hair is still in tact and on my head! My worst moment ever was probably when I attempted to "highlight" my OWN hair. I had purchased the African Pride highlight kit (it had just came out) from Walmart. I put on the cap (with the pinholes in it) and had my roommate pull the hair through the cap (which hurt like HELL). Afterwards, I applied the bleach mixture to the hair that had been pulled through. After letting it penetrate for probably 30-45 minutes, we ran upstairs to rinse it out in our dorm's laundry room sink!
Thank God I still had all of my hair but my texture had changed drastically. It was stiff, dry and felt like hay (and NO, I didn't deep condition afterwards :-O , I think I blow dried and flat ironed :-O ). This was also during a period in my life when I was using Optimum's Super Strength relaxer...
I don't know what was wrong with me back then... *smh*

What has been your worst hair moment in history?

17 Weigh in!:
Anonymous said...

My worst hair moment was going to a stylist (not my usual) because I wanted to get a fly hairstyle. Well, she curled my hair with a fairly "warm" curling iron and used the Dudley's Pressing Creme. Well, 2 days later as I'm fingerstyling my cute curls, 2 fell on the floor! She burned my hair! I was sick (as you can imagine). I put my hair in a plastic bag and promptly went back to the salon the next day and showed her my hair. From that day on, I did not venture from my regular stylist:)

Rhapsody in PURPLE! said...

9 Months ago i was still relaxed but transitioning, and i went to get my hair straightened. Now i had a tapered spiky cut with about 1 1/2 inch of new growth. My stylist back home had no porblem. In chicago, however. The crazy stylist if i can call her that, with acid wash jean and a matted wig (which should have been the first sign to run away and not look back) proceeds to mousse my new growth down put me under the dryer for 30 minutes then go through with a pressing comb. naturally, it wasnt working and she kept saying, "Have you ever thought about going natural?" If i hadnt thought about it, she probably would have scared my natural!

Veronica Marché said...

Omg! Did EVERYONE use the African Pride highlighting kit freshman year in college? (Wes, I will DIE if you tell me your freshman year was in '01. Because that would mean, yes, everyone DID use that kit at the same time. Lol.)

I was in a group of six friends that first year in school, and yes, we got on the African Pride bandwagon too. Well, not all of us. Myself and another friend opted out of the do-it-yourself highlighting. Doesn't mean we didn't watch though. Lol. The brave souls that did try it all selected a shade from the beauty supply store next to campus, and we headed back to the dorm. One by one, we watched our girls do each other's hair (STILL can't get the image of that cap out of my head! Lol.) and come out with brown, red or blonde strands. Actually, it looked pretty good on everyone when they first did it. But no sooner than three weeks later were my girls complaining of dry strands and split ends. I think one friend eventually just cut her hair, another colored over the highlights, and a third simply let them grow out. But yes... I saw first-hand the wrath of African Pride. Lol.

KeetaRay said...

In college, I wanted to dye my hair SO BAD. Prior to that, I dabbled in semi-permanent hair rinses, which caused no issue. Well, I tried Dark & Lovely's at-home hair dye, my hair was a pretty brown color. However, after a few weeks I noticed sections of my hair broken off/missing in the middle. I thought, "When did this happen!?" It was a mess. I had to get my hair cut into a bob and just let it grow out from there.

Raquiiba Bolton-Dawes said...

My worst hair moment was when I dyed (rinsed) my hair black for a guy I was dating... Well, rather because HE felt black women looked best with black hair. Well my hair is naturally brown. (Dark but it lightens up in the spring/summer).

Anyway I got jet black from the BSS and rinsed I did... Only as it started to dry I noticed it wasn't black but GREEN! I was mortified. So I pulled it back in a pony, ran back out to the BSS and bought ANOTHER rinse. I tried to "re-dye" only for it to still rinse out green!

Luckily for me it was mostly in the middle so for almost a month I just pulled my hair back into a bun. SMH!

The things we do for what we THINK'S love! Ha! Never again! NEVER again!

I ended up wearing a black weave for a while. It actually turned out really pretty but I realized that black hair isn't for me! Not my thing... Especially for an extended period of time.

Next guy will HAVE TO like me AS I AM... No more green hair! Ohh and don't dye your hair at home! LOL!

Tiffany said...

I used the African Pride highlighting kit too! It was my first time highlighting EVER (I was in 8th grade) so it had to have been 2001...my hair was pink. PINK!! I hadnt rinsed the whole mixture out so it was kinda my fault. What the heck was I thinking smh..

Anonymous said...

I actually got an early started and used the African Pride Highlight Kit my junior year in high school. I wanted golden brown highlights but they ended up being a bright yellow instead. Fortunately after a few washes the color toned down a bit.

Terra D said...

My worst hair moment occurred after entering high school. I lied and told my hair dresser that my mom said I could get a relaxer since I was entering H.S. and she believed me.
She put the relaxer in and it started burning fairly quickly. She told me that "it has to, if you want your poofy, thick hair to be straight". After she finished and styled my hair it continued to burn. My mom and I took my hair down the next day and it was burned to my scalp. We had to comb chunks of my hair out.
The worst part was that my mom laughed the whole time, because I had lied. She didn't even ground me because my hair was so jacked up!

modest-goddess said...

I had one of those gold crimping curling irons. I let it heat up for over an hour then proceeded to burn a chunk of my hair off in the back.

Anonymous said...

worst hair moment was like 8th grade. it was when I first got my hair permed and started doing my hair myself. I was totally addicted to gel. I would curl my hair with mad gel on it, did I mention I was using a sizzling hot curling iron. I use to do these masterful big curly looking monumental hairstyles. it was so sad. I thought I was the business for sure though.

Anonymous said...

My worst hair experience occurred when I was freshman in high school. My hair was sooooooo fried, dried and processed beyond repair... I was talking to a boy I had liked A LOT and there were small pieces of my hair that had all broken off on my white shirt--I must have just combed it!!! I was so embarrassed. IF THE WIND BLEW MY HAIR WOULD BREAK OFF...

Anonymous said...

My worst hair moment actually lasted about two years. It was when I was wearing an ugly little mullet from about 13-15 because my hair was so damaged it had broken off. The hairdresser cut the sides down to bob length and the left the back long so I go still get the few strands I had left into a ponytail. I ended it at 15 when I cut my hair into a cheek-length bob.

Queenofthe4s said...

I am over here DYING LAUGHING at the African Pride moments. My sister and I were also a victims of of their highlighting kit in 2002, my sophomore year. We put the cap on, followd the mixing directions to a "t" and applied generously. Our hair turned blonde so fast that we didnt really have time to cover everything before we were at a level 10..platinum blonde!! Not to mention that it was heating up to the point of feeling HOT to the touch.

Right after we rinsed, we both decided that we didn't like looking like Bedtime Barbie, so we ran out and got some black rinses to put over it...BIG mistake!! We got the green tint!! So we went right back out and got red tone rinses to neutralize the green, and that worked well for a few weeks..when the color began to fade we ended up looking like Rainbow Bright and breakage was to the MAX!!

All we could do was let a professional cut it up to chin length and correct the color...Lesson learned..NEVER AGAIN!!

Anonymous said...

lmaoooooooooo yall r hilarious the stuff done to the hair. dye is somethin to be real careful w/

Kez said...

Ahh, i have had a couple . . some braids with curly ends, but it looked soooooo fake and tacky, not like some that can look pretty cool!
I had a hairdresser chop all my curls off, i looked like an old lady for reason as i didnt know how to seperate and define the curl - it didnt sit well on me, and I tried to go blonde im dark-medium brown (though blonde till teens!), but that was dreadful too, and finally, my first and last relaxer, the lady killed my hair (&confidence and appearance and social life lol), not good!

Anonymous said...

HAHAHAHAHAHAHHAHAHAHAHa, on all those hair horror stories!

Mine: I decided that I KNEW how to cut my bangs (after countless times of watching my stylist). When I finished...my bangs were "saluting" me...had to slick my hair back and thank goodness for Chicago winters...oh and had to explain to the boyfriend and my hairstylist what happened! ((bag over head))

Anonymous said...

I did a permanent jet black for homecoming one year in highschool, but me being the "hair guru" that i was completely forgot about that when the next summer i proceeded to bleach my hair blonde and then added a red dye after i bleached it. OMG! my hair ranged from a platinum orange at the roots to a deep burgundy at the ends. I was completely horrified. I knew I was going to lose my hair. Which i did. But all the girls at school wanted hair just like mine. They thought I did it on purpose. Silly girls. I shudder when I think of all the terrible things i did to my hair.

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