Well, here it is, I had promised some girls in the ward some pictures of what happened to me when I dyed my hair and had an alergic reaction to the hair dye. It was not a good situation at all.
Here is the story:
I did have a roommate that really cared for me and really wanted to get me out of the state that I was in and sat me down and we decided together that I was going to rid myself of the old, sad, depressed me and become someone else, a happier more confident version of myself, the person I had lost.
I could not do it, could not handle the humiliation. So we decided to go back to Walmart that same night and buy a different color to try to change my hair to a somewhat normal color before I was set into a more deep state of depression. Well that plan backfired. As soon as we began putting the dark brown on top of the red, my head began to burn, so bad that my body began to twich uncontrolably, we finished the process even though I was in extreme pain. NOT A GOOD IDEA!!!! The color was fixed, I was not really a fan of the dark hair on me but it was way better than the shade of red that previously existed. The next day, as I showered, the color began to wash out a bit or something, I do not know what it was, but after the shower my eyes began to swell and become very pink. My face became very patchy and dry. I ended up having to put Bag Balm on my face to make it not crack, my face looked like the scales of a snakes skin. My eyes hurt so bad!!! My neck began to get a rash as well that went down my back. My scalp began to flake off and my hair began to slowly fall out. It was miserable!!! I had no family, no health insurance, no money, and now I was even more depressed than befor because I looked like a dead person. The doctors kept trying different alergy medications that would take away the symptoms while I was on the pills but the day I got off them the symptoms came back and were worse than before. After weeks of dealing with this I was refered to a dermatologist who put me on steroids (that made me fat) and those finally worked. I suppose I had such a bad reaction to the dye that it poisoned my blood stream and the sterroids were all that could fix the problem.
Through this experience 2 guys in my ward took me in under their wing, they would pull me out of my bedroom and take me out to dinner looking like a freak, they would treat me so well. Always doing what it took to make me smile and forget about what I looked like. They to this day are 2 of my BEST FRIENDS and will be forever!!! Thanks Bryan and Ryan!!! I also gained a HUGE testimony of Priesthood Blessings and of the strength I personally have to get through trials. It was a growing experience in the end but YIKES what a ride!!! Enjoy, my nasty photo's!!!