Admittedly, I kinda didn’t like my new hair color initially. It was a bit darker than I was going for, which is why I wasn’t so quick to share it on here and I thought it was too dark for me.
It could have partially had to do with the fact that I was looking at it in my bathroom mirror which is unnaturally bright and I was also looking at myself with virtually no makeup on and a tired face. But I thought it made me look washed out, so I wasn’t a huge fan.
This was it the day of (please do remember I suck at selfies and hate taking them):
Don’t get me wrong, my hairstylist gave me an awesome cut and did a great dye job, but I thought it was too dark. It looked almost black in my light. Of course, though, in the salon, it looked chocolate brown like I was going for.
Devon loved it. It took him a minute, because I didn’t tell him I was doing it because I wanted it to be a surprise. He doesn’t always do surprises well, so there was a moment of shock for him but he did love it.
And I have grown to love it since I’ve washed it a couple of times. My hair stylist did a semi-permanent color in case I absolutely hated it, this way it would wash out. At first I was happy about that, but now I wish it wouldn’t. So when I go back, I think I’m going to try a more permanent version.
Now that it’s washed out a little, this is what it looks like (and again I suck at selfies and lighting for them and whatever):
Please ignore the fact that I didn’t use my flat iron well this morning.
I love the color, though, now. It has some red/auburn undertones in it that almost make it look red and in some light, which I’m also okay with.
I’m planning on going back around Christmas to have her touch-up and maybe do a more permanent color of it. I’m okay with it not washing out for months. Sometimes you just need a change.
Devon’s all about me trying black now. I don’t know if I’m ready for THAT much of a change, though.