When You’re In The Mood For Something New


You know when you’re in the mood for something new?  Normally when I feel this way I go shopping – new shoes, a new top, just a little something to look forward to the next day.

But, as you can see from the picture above, this time (Oh, this time!) I did not go shopping.  No indeed.  This time I called in Lisa, my Hair Care Gal.

I said, “Lisa, I’m thinking of going darker.”

She said, “OHHHHH!  That would look GREAT!  You’d be a GORGEOUS brunette!  You will LOVE it!  I’m SO excited!  WHEN can we DO IT?!!!”

(Really, this is how she talks which is why I LOVE her).

It all started at the mall.

We were there to get my daughter’s ears double pierced.  So while we were waiting I was dinkin’ around looking at all the stuff.  There was this carousel with those long fake pony tails and I held one up to my face and said to my younger daughter, “Heh, heh, how about this?” in the tone that I think is funny and she clearly does not.

After she turned away I looked in the mirror and actually liked the contrast.  So it started me thinking… Maybe, just maybe, I was ready for a bigger change than a new shirt.

The more I thought about it the more I realized I was pretty sick and tired of fighting my dark roots.

My dark roots started to sprout early. Only 2 weeks post pampering, I found myself noticing them with a disgruntled “harumph”.  I knew this could only mean mean One Thing.  I am no longer naturally blonde!

Even though I was “born blonde,” since I no longer had the roots to prove it, could I really claim this title anymore?  And frankly trying to hold onto my youth was exhausting and a total drag.

So I took the plunge and did it!  You see that picture above?  It’s actually much lighter than when I originally had it done because I took a vacation in the sun right afterwards.  For 10 days.  Oops.

But I love it!  It’s been 5 weeks since I had it darkened and it still looks great.

And the best part?  The Hair Care Girl lifestyle is even EASIER than before!

I’m tellin ya’ – if you’re like the old me and still highlighting your hair, fighting your roots, gripping the past like it’s a piece of delicious cake – take the plunge and go dark.  It’s fantastic!

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Day 17: It’s the dog’s fault


You’re probably thinking 17 days?  Are you kidding me?  Nope, I’m not kidding.  Today is day 17 (3 days past my usual breaking point) and I’m still going strong.

Several days ago I was coming up on Day 14 and getting pretty itchy desperate.  In fact I was thinking that I wouldn’t even make it the full 14 days because I felt so gross and my hair never really looked that good this time through so maybe I should just throw in the towel and wash it, but what kind of example would I be setting, and who has the time anyway?  (Don’t we all think in run-ons?).

But I didn’t throw in the towel because I’m a procrastinator.  When you’re a procrastinator you do things like dink around on your computer, wash the dishes, read a book, drink coffee, check Facebook, play a card game, think about what you’re going to wear, et cetera…all instead of washing your hair.

But usually by the end of a cycle nothing trumps washing my hair.

But this time Day 15 (which turns into Day 1 once I’ve shampooed) got a little busy so I had to skip my planned hair washing.  Then day 16 wasn’t an exercising day and Hair Care Girl only washes her hair on exercising days.  So I committed that today, Day 17, would be my hair washing day.

My dog is so cute!But my dog looked at me with her sweet loving eyes.  And then she cocked her head to one side, twitched her ear, and looked at the door.  And then she blinked. Expectantly.

So this Hair Care Girl did what any pet loving, cute dog owner would do.  I walked the dog instead of washing my hair.

And guess what?  My hair looks better than it’s looked in days! (17 to be exact).

Total time from shower to shoes: 40 minutes
Total time saved: 20 minutes (spent walking the dog)

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