15 A Dyeing Disaster

Stella had decided that she really didn’t like the colour of her hair, which was mid-brown, and she was planning on dyeing it. She had asked her friend, Carol, for help and they had both gone to the shopping centre to find a suitable hair dye. There was a large selection from which to choose, but Carol said, “I can vouch for this brand. My sister swears by it. She always uses it and her hair looks great.” Then it was a question of selecting a colour. Many of the shades had exotic names, but Stella chose one that she thought was auburn. When they reached Stella’s house, Carol read out the instructions on the box carefully and the dyeing process began. Carol helped Stella to rub the rather unpleasant-looking creamy substance into her hair, and Stella, then, put a plastic cap over her hair and scalp. They hadn’t used up all the dye, and so they put the tube in the box and had a cup of coffee while they waited. It would be 45 minutes before they could wash the colorant out. The time soon passed and Stella peeled off the cap. Her hair was a peculiar colour, but the girls thought it would be all right when they rinse the dye out. Unfortunately, this was not the case. Stella’s hair was bright purple. Something had gone far wrong and she had to visit a hairdresser right away before any of her family saw her hair.

 

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15 A Dyeing Disaster

Stella had decided that she really didn’t like the colour of her hair, which was mid-brown, and she was ……..    ..   dyeing it. She had asked her friend, Carol, for help and they had both gone to the shopping centre to find a suitable hair dye. There was a large selection from which to choose, but Carol said, “I can …..    …  this brand. My sister swears by it. She always uses it and her hair looks great.” Then it was a question of selecting a colour. Many of the shades had exotic names, but Stella chose one that she thought was auburn. When they reached Stella’s house, Carol ….    …   the instructions on the box carefully and the dyeing process began. Carol helped Stella to …    the rather unpleasant-looking creamy substance ….    her hair, and Stella, then, …   a plastic cap ….    her hair and scalp. They hadn’t ….     ..   all the dye, and so they put the tube in the box and had a cup of coffee while they waited. It would be 45 minutes before they could ….    the colorant …  . The time soon passed and Stella ……    …   the cap. Her hair was a peculiar colour, but the girls thought it would be all right when they …..    the dye …  . Unfortunately, this was not the case. Stella’s hair was bright purple. Something had gone far wrong and she had to visit a hairdresser right away before any of her family saw her hair.

 

 

Conversation Questions

 

What would you have to take into consideration if you were planning on going on holiday?

Which Internet service provider can you vouch for?

Would you have to read out the instructions properly when you have to put furniture together or could you do it without reading them out?

What kind of products are good to rub into your skin and hair?

In which cities do people have to put a mask over their nose and mouth? Why?

Which item do you use up really quickly in your house?

Which stains are really difficult to wash out?

How do you think it feels to have wax peeled off at a beauty salon?

Parents often tell their children to rinse out their mouth if they swear. How often did your parents have to do that?

 

 

 

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