When You’re In The Mood For Something New

8-16-11

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 3: A Place of My Own

Day 3: Just a touch up will doThis is what my hair (almost) does naturally.  This is how I like my hair!  I do love my hair straight after I get it done.  But try as I might I’m not so good at maintaining that look.  Long wavy hair is a natural fit for me.

Today’s hair (Day 3) is curly because I went on a run.  In the rain.  Then I put it up in my trusty scrunchy (scrunchie?  scrunchi?) for a bit.  When I took that scrunchy out it was already wavy.  All I did was use a large barreled curling iron on the ends in the back to get them going in the same direction. It turned out great with just a smidge of effort.

One of the biggest misconceptions of the Hair Care Girl lifestyle is that people think they won’t have to do anything to their hair.  I have never said this.  I just said you aren’t going to wash your hair.  The goal is to reduce the damage of stripping your hair through over washing and then making it worse with excessive heat (a.k.a. your blow dryer).

But here’s what I’m really thinking, “Who knew I had so much to say about my hair?”

“I did”, says Hair Care Girl’s Hubby.

So you can see why this blog is a good idea.  I have a lot to say and Hair Care Girl’s Hubby someone is tired of listening to me.

Total time from shower to shoes: 30 minutes

P.S.  I’m thinking about putting scrunchies on my product list.  I’ll get to that after I put my leg warmers away.

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