Sooooo last weekend I had the ULTIMATE hair disaster!
Before I delve into what was a very good lesson learnt, I’ll fill you in on an event you most definitely want to get tickets for when it returns to London in August!
The holi festival of colour was held at the Olympic park in Stratford over two days. Having worked Friday and Saturday, a Sunday session doing something a little different was most definitely appealing.
If you know me at all, you’ll know I bloody love getting my hands dirty. And throwing ridiculous moves!
The idea of being given bags of paint and a licence to throw, well that was enough said, I was in!
We were so excited en route that we jogged past the herds of people embarking on the forty minute walk from station to the festival, and when we finally made it in to the queue we managed to snake our way to the front and make a few friends on the way!
This is what we looked like before it got messy…
We had the most amazing 4 hours of dancing in a wild crowd chucking paint over everything and one. These pictures don’t do it any justice, in the words of Ace Ventura it was just beeuuutiful!
Did I mention it rained?!
The next day was not so beautiful!
After having a shower when I got home and popping my clothes in the wash, I jumped into bed and had a good snooze.
I got my pristine white clothes out of the wash in the morning and was pretty impressed that all the paint had come out.
Not so impressed when I looked in the mirror to put my slap on and saw what looked like a fluorescent rainbow on my head. Well, in my hair to be exact!
I panicked, washed my hair 8 times, used some super strong paint stripper like stuff for hair, so strong my hair started to fall out. Fantastic.
Thank the Lord for my wonderful, wonderful friends at Lockonego on Kings Road for saving the day.
I spent the day with my head in the sink while they applied treatment after bleach after treatment after bleach after… Well you get the idea, it was not an easy job.
The paint did not want to shift!
Two or three inches later, I walked out of the salon looking like a respectable human being again…
Lesson: if you have bleached hair and plan on attending the Holi Fest, wear a bloody shower cap!!!