New Hairs

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):

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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.


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