Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Hair Drama

I went back to dark hair again. 
Remember the last time?  (Hair Makeover post here)
The summer sun has  effectively "oranged" my hair and I kept putting lowlights and highlights in it.  See:

So, I decided to go ALL brown.
Trying to save a buck, I decided to do it myself.  I went to Sally's Beauty Supply and had the worker pick me out the perfect color.  I wanted to go to my natural color, which is pretty dark.  And then the worker recommended that I go one shade darker.  That might have been OK, but as my hairdresser later said, my hair is extremely pourous meaning it soaks up color like none other.  And I left it in waaaay too long.

It wounded up being BLACK.

I did NOT want black.  So, I washed my hair appx 15 times with baking soda and shampoo.  Luckily, I had only bought a semi permanent kind so it is continuing to get lighter.  This next picture was taken the following day and it had already lightened up some:

I know it's kind of hard to see it.  But I like it now.  It is continuing to lighten up and become the color I initially wanted.  I'm sure I'll add highlights again soon, but this is a nice change.  However, please don't anybody ever let me dye my hair myself again!


Elisa said...

I like it, actually. Doesn't look too dark to me, even at the beginning. But I'm not there in person. Your opinion is what matters. :)

and I just read your post about the 'clingy' gal. Hope that has improved a ton!

Brittney said...

I think it looks cute! It doesn't look black to me even in the first "darker" picture. I am going to let you do it yourself again, sorry. :)

Jillayne said...

Don't feel bad! I did that exact same thing too. It's still really dark. (Mine was the next to darkest shade...right before black).

One week before a wedding to cover my grays.

Nice huh?

B and C said...

I like it. I am doing my hair darker next month too.

Linford Family said...

I think your hair is beautiful!

Your daughter is a cute too!
I've had (and still have somewhat)clingy kids and it's a challenge trying to figure out what they need. A lot of times it is just the simple stuff that makes everything a bit better. I can't even say how many times my kid has been grumpy and then later I realize they are hungery!
You sound like you are a great momma with good kids.

Hays said...

I didn't realize it was that light.

Looks great!