Welcome to BellaSugar's new feature, Beauty Bloopers. A beauty blooper can be anything from a botched wax job to a haircut catastrophe to going out in the sun after using Retin-A. I've got a slew of my own, but I'd love for you to share yours with me and the rest of the world (don't worry, you'll remain anonymous).
Submitting your stories is a cinch. If you aren't already a TeamSugar member, all you have to do is join here and send me a private message. This is your chance for some real down-and-dirty girl talk—and who knows, sharing your beauty misfortunes might even save another gal from her own glam trauma!
To read my personal anecdote to get the ball rolling, read more
Anyone ever hear of Sun In? As a young college student without much money to spare, I thought this would be a great and inexpensive way to lighten my hair for summer! You spray the solution into your hair, sit outside and let the sun oxidize away. What I didnt realize is that brown hair turns orange before it becomes blonde... and that's exactly what happened to me. My virginal mousy brown hair was now an unpleasant shade of fire!
Needless to say, I had to get it professionally fixed and the ends of my hair started to fall out from all of the processing. Nice. Lesson learned: Next time, see a licensed hair stylist for any first-time dye jobs!