Bride-to-be learns a very brutal lesson about why you should never stick a pen in your hair 2 years ago

Bride-to-be learns a very brutal lesson about why you should never stick a pen in your hair

A week before her wedding, too.

It's something we've all been guilty of: when you want your hair out of your face ASAP but don't have a hair tie around, you twist it up, turn it into a knot and poke whatever item you can find (that will realistically work) to hold it up.

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A pen, a chopstick - maybe a straw, if you're really stuck.

But one bride-to-be learned the hard way why you should never pop a pen in your hair - even if you need to keep up your 'do.

Daphne Martin stuck the writing tool in her hair to keep her ponytail in place...only for it to burst and dye a section of her hair a dark, inky blue.

A week before her wedding.

....yeah. Not quite the 'something blue' she had hoped for, we imagine.

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Daphne told Allure that she was, thankfully, able to fix her hair in time - as she had previously trained as a hairstylist. With the help of her fiancé, she managed to get most of the pen out of her hair before applying bleach.

She added:

"Let’s just say there was a series of ponytails and kitchen sink hair-washing. Surprisingly enough, five minutes of bleach got that out of my extremely light hair."

Photos of Daphne's hair were shared online by colourist Kelly O'Leary-Woodford, who called it the "craziest thing I've ever seen".

She warned that while Daphne was lucky to be able to fix her hair at home, people who find themselves in a similar situation but have darker hair may not find it so easy.

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The best course of action in that kind of situation would probably be to head to your salon ASAP and explain what happened - while it would be a pricey fix, you wouldn't run the risk of it going wrong.

But if you want to avoid it altogether? Just make sure you've got a hair tie.