Wednesday, March 23, 2011
Sometimes you just need a little change
So I just needed some change. My roots were a good 3-4 inches long and I honestly was too cheap to have it colored in a salon. A major downside to hair this length and thickness is I get charged an additional fee because I always require more bowls of color. Just to have my lowlights and highlights touched up in a salon I trust (and isn't fancy) I was creeping over $150 territory and last time was over 3 hours!!! I wanted out of there so bad. That's why I waited 6 months to deal with it. When I do it at home I use 3 "boxes" of color and it takes me 1.5 hours. This time Dave and I went to Sally's and I called my mom a licensed hairdresser and she walked us through what we needed. I did demi permanent which is somewhere between permanent and temporary. They claim 24 shampoos. If I love it they sell the same shade in permanent. It cost me $30 and $10 was for reusable supplies. I am not perfect in my application technique and it's isn't 100% even but honestly I think I made less mistakes than the last few times I had it done in a salon. (last time I have two big spots that were missed by the hair dresser and she got a bleach spot on another part and she ruined by shirt which was brand new) I don't know if I'll keep it but for now I love it. It's going to fade and my red is hard to cover it always creeps back in.
This all started when my friend Julie went dark a few weeks ago. I decided to finally put up or shut up about it. I was inspired by these photos of Zooey Deschanel.
Up next talking Dave into giving me a trim!
Edited to add. I was sad to hear about Elizabeth Taylors' passing. The poor soul seemed to be in quite a lot of pain I hope now she is at peace. I've always loved her and did a photo in her honor a few years ago. No one could ever compare to her striking beauty.