A few weeks ago I had posted that I would be changing hair color real soon. Well, last night was the night. It didn't turn out as dramatic as I thought it would, which in the end turned out to be a good thing as I was starting to panic midway through.
This goofy picture to the left I will consider the 'Before' picture (couldn't find anything else).
Thursday night I hemmed and hawed whether I should still do this. I'm not used to spending any more than $6 on hair care. Ruben and I sat in the livingroom (where we only sit if we are having a serious conversation or we have company) and discussed this. He told me to go for it. I actually had a sick feeling in the pit of my stomach. I was actually scared!
I forgot to bring the picture of the girl whose hair I loved and posted to my blog a few weeks ago. Rats! As it turned out though, where my hair is so dark, the stylist, Chris, decided that she would start by lightening the roots and weaving in some darker colors to make it all blend in. She will be lightening and blending in the roots for quite some time. Apparently this whole process will take about a year. I will probably document these changes here.
She did warn me that within the next couple of months I may need to wear my hair up until enough has grown out. We'll see.
The picture to the right is the 'After.' My hair is still a little wet but there are actually blond hair extensions in place to give it some highlights.
<—–Here is the back. Picture compliments of Ruben. Taken on location in the Man-Cave.
The whole experience was really fun. It has been absolute ages since a professional has touched my hair. There's something to be said for having your scalp massaged by someone who knows what they're doing and also for having a product used on your hair that you most likely can't buy in a grocery store for under $5 like I'm used to.
Chris was wonderful. She is really passionate about hair and it shows in everything she does.
I think I will like this although the change has been scary. After being a brunette for all of my adult life, it feels like an end of an era. It's not a huge change yet but little by little my whole head will be the color of those blonde extensions. Wow. Turning 40 has been interesting to say the least. Stay tuned….