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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