So I'm kind of ticked off. This is the second time that this has come out more like this. And before you ask, no I'm not stupid enough to grab the wrong box despite the general similarities in the models. And I've been using that first colour for about three years on my hair, so there's no goddamn reason why my hair should be dyed darker than it started (but still lighter than my natural very dark brown colour) from using it. My hair was actually lighter than this when I first used the dye. So I can only conclude I once again managed to pick up a mislabeled box where somehow, Colour R68 ended up in 74's box, or that I picked up a faulty dye. I'm fuming about my hair being a full 6 shades darker than I want it. AND it didn't even dye all my hair, there's two mirrored patches on the top of my head that didn't get dyed.
And it's not like I left it in any longer than I usually do, just to point that out, too. I actually left it in for less time than I usually do. Which still doesn't explain how my hair got darker. If anything, leaving it in for too long should make it dark, but it didn't. I was worried, too, because usually it's vibrantly orange at the roots and the loose strands I brush out after when it's wet and it wasn't this time. I can tell if it dyes the right colour and I had a bad feeling when I saw my hair right after I was out of the shower.
I'm so frustrated with it I just want to cry/shave it all off even though I'm trying really hard to get my hair long again. I can't afford to get it professionally done, as much as I'd like to.