Standing in front of the bathroom mirror the other day as I pulled back my hair to put it into a ponytail, I noticed that some of the hair around my face was lighter than the rest of my normally dark brown hair. A lot lighter. Almost, in fact, blonde. And I was quite upset because I like my natural hair colour, and I think that blonde streaks look tacky anyway. And since I had not been to the hair salon in quite awhile, I was racking my brain trying to think of how I had acquired these streaks in my hair. The sun, of course, has been known to lighten hair, and I had been walking to work lately (thanks to my beautiful new apartment!) but I really thought I wasn't out long enough for the sun to make a difference, and why would it be just the hair around my face? Then I finally figured it out. I picked up the container of Clearasil Ultra Deep Pore Cleansing Pads that I'd been using on my face for the past two months, and sure enough, right on the label: 1.5% Hydrogen Peroxide.
Oops. I have now gone back to my regular face wash. So let that be a lesson to anyone with dark hair who is using that product: use it very carefully and DO NOT let it touch your hair!! Or like me you will be stuck with tacky looking streaks around your face. I'm not fond of hair dye, so I'm just going to have to live with them until they grow out. :(