Mum-Of-10 Left Looking ‘Like Crabstick’ After Using Daughter’s Red Hair Dye By Mistake

A mum-of-ten claims she was left looking ‘like a crabstick’ after she unwittingly used her daughter’s red hair dye in an unfortunate bathroom mishap.

Kerrie Henderson was unaware when she washed her hair with conditioner it would leave her with a bright pinky-orange colour.

The 44-year-old, who has been colouring her hair blonde for a year, accidentally applied her daughter Kiera McLean’s red hair dye while taking a bath last Tuesday.

It was only when her six-year-old daughter Amelia pointed at her hair that Kerrie realised her unfortunate mishap.

Kerrie, of Stockport, Greater Manchester, said: “I honestly nearly died. I just thought oh my God.

She was left with pinky-orange coloured hair (Image: Mercury Press)
“Amelia came into the bathroom after I had got out and she told me I had pink hair. I didn’t believe her.

“I knew the bath water had a red cast to it but I thought it was just from the bubble bath I had used.

“I just told her it was my bubble bath and left it at that.

“But she kept saying that it was pink so I went to rinse my hair just in case and then I saw the red running into the bath and I realised my hair must have been dyed pink.

“The water was bright red coming from my hair.

“I didn’t think it would be that bright as I only had the conditioner on for a matter of minutes.

Kerrie Henderson has been dying her hair blonde for a year (Image: Mercury Press)
“Then I looked in the mirror and realised how bright it was, at first I text Kiera but then I realised she needed to see it so I video called her.

“I’ve been trying for around 12 months now to get my hair back to a blonde as I love having blonde hair but that’s not going to happen for a while now.

“My husband wasn’t too impressed either, I did shout him into the bathroom and he came in and just asked what I wanted him to do about it.

“I’m not a huge fan of all the crazy colours Kiera dyes her hair, so I didn’t really want pink hair myself.”

Student Kiera, 24, was at a friend’s house when she received the phone call and confesses she couldn’t stop laughing at her mum’s new hair colour.

Kerrie accidentally used her daughter’s red hair dye (Image: Mercury Press)

Kiera said: “My mum messaged me at first and said she had used my conditioner and it had dyed her hair.

“I thought it would have just been a slight cast but then she video called me.

“I couldn’t stop laughing, I nearly wet myself from laughing.

“It looked the same colour as a crabstick on the screen but I think it’s a lot brighter than that.

“I was in so much trouble, in fact I still am in trouble.

“I can’t have any conditioner in the bathroom now, I’m banned from it.

“We have a really big family though so there are that many different bottles in there you don’t know who owns which one.

Kiera left the hair dye in the conditioner bottle used by Kerrie (Image: Mercury Press)

“The colour wasn’t actually that bad. But because she just threw it on like you would with conditioner it was quite patchy.

“Plus, she doesn’t put conditioner on the roots so it was really bright at the end but light at the top.”

The next day Kerrie was forced to use bright purple in a bid to try and cover up her accidental dye job.

Kerrie said: “The next morning I just chucked my hair up to try and hide how patchy it was and went to the local supermarket to try and find something to cover it up.

“Kiera said that my hair would be too weak to bleach to try and go back blonde so I had to find a darker colour from a box.

“I got to the supermarket and they didn’t have any colours that I was that keen on.

“It’s a dark purple but it’s quite bright so I’m not majorly pleased with it.

“But it is better than the patchy pink it was before.”