Friday, April 30, 2010

Brown Hair!!

Wowser, what a change!  I have been wanting to go dark for a few years now.  Just for a change.  I have been naturally platinum blond for all my years of existence and I just wanted to spice things up a bit.  We all wish that from time to time.


So, after looking and researching and deciding my cut and color, I made the appointment, sweat in my boots and then trekked to the salon.

She began by cutting off 2 inches as to not waste colorant.  Okay, I'm going shorter.  No biggie.  She hadn't colored yet so I could still turn back.

She went and mixed the color as I sunk down in my chair thinking "do I really want to do this?"  She came back and starting applying color.  Well, it is what it is, no turning back now!

She colored, I waited, she put me in a chair to let the color set and then started to wash my hair.  It looked darker wet, but it always does.  Then she started to blow dry it.  After about half way through the blow drying, we both looked at it and said:

"the color didn't take, there is absolutely no difference!"

She mixed color at 3 shades darker than my natural color.  She said that since my hair is very healthy and hardly porous that the color just didn't attached (color apparently likes porous hair).

So, after a few hours *to think about it*, I returned for a second application.  I mean, after the anxiety and anticipation, there was NO QUESTION, I want to go dark!  I was expecting this big dramatic difference and then.absolutely.nothing!  I wanted dark!

So, we did it again, 5 shades darker, and this is what I look like today.

Kind of appropriate that I'm wearing the exact same shirt in both pictures! :-)

It's going to take a little getting used to but so far, Husband and I both like it (though I will be going back to blond eventually).

Happy Friday Y'all!!  Oh, and Happy Derby Day too!


  1. Yay! I love your brown hair! I had the same thing happen with the color not taking at all the first time I dyed it dark brown. So glad you decided to go for it and go back for the second application! Have a great weekend :)

  2. you look fantastic. Love the is quite a change to get used to. Did Lallie think it was weird?

    Great book post too. I have read many of your recent reads, but will have to get a few of those after your recommendations.

    Happy weekend!

  3. I think it looks so good! What a great summer "do"!

  4. I love it! I think it's always fun to change your hair every so often. I think husbands enjoy it too, just to see a change, and not see the same thing day in and day out. You know what I mean?

  5. I absolutely love the new look, it's so perfect for summer! :) xox

  6. Love you blog and your style! I left you an award on my blog. :)

  7. I love the cut & color on you!