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Woman left looking like ‘Barney the Dinosaur’ after hair dye job goes wrong

Since salons shut their doors once again in January, many of us have found ourselves in hairy situations.

During the lockdown, many of us have turned to at-home hairdressing, and as a result, our barnets have never looked so unkempt.

For some, things have turned so bad that we’ve been left mortified by the result – and turned to the internet for advice.

And when it comes to hair dye – it can be really obvious that it’s gone wrong, and turning off our Zoom camera’s won’t hide it.

One woman was left looking like ‘Barney The Dinosaur’ after her dye ended up going everywhere, not just the hair on her head.

She shared her issue on Reddit’sToday I F* Up’ forum which has 16.8 million followers, where she explained: “TIFU by accidentally dying my entire body purple.”

And she shared a photo of her hand and arm – which showed some very dark purple fingers.

She explained: “Today I decided to dye my hair black with a semi-permanent dye I bought. Black dye is presumably made up of very dark blue and purple shades. Anyways, everything was going fine until I went to take a shower and rinse it out.

“The dye ran all over my entire body, and unlike previous dyes I’ve used it dyed my skin. I spent 30 min in the shower trying to get it off, but I couldn’t so I am now purple until it comes out or I figure something out.

“A few of my friends who dye their hair often have had similar experiences and seem to think I should be able to get it out tomorrow.

“Which I’m really hoping for because I have work tomorrow. To make matters worse I don’t even like the hair color and even though it’s supposed to be semi-permanent I’m not that hopeful it’ll ever fully go back to the shade it was before, so it wasn’t even worth it at all.

“TL;DR: Rinsing black dye from my hair turned my skin purple.”

The woman shared a photo of her skin after one person asked: “I kind of want to see HOW purple it is? Like Barney the Dinosaur purple or more of a slightly tinted light lilac type purple?”

One Redditor bluntly replied: “So kinda like Barney.”

Another Redditor referenced the character Violet Beauregarde from the book Charlie And The Chocolate Factory, who turned into a giant blueberry.

They joked: “Violet! You’re turning violet, Violet!”

One added: “Wow, that’s an intense shade of purple. Maybe Willie Wonka has a temporary job opening.”

A second helpfully commented: “I heard that Willy Wonka has been looking for you.”