My Secret: I Love At-Home Haircolor
I have been coloring my hair since I was 16 years old. First it was blonde highlights, then it became all-over blonde. Too blonde, actually - someone probably should have mentioned that it wasn't a good look on me. I stayed a blonde until I went to college, and after a particularly woeful experience becoming a platinum blonde a la Gwen Stefani right before a sorority formal, I drifted back towards a honey-colored brown. As the years went by, I drifted towards a deep brown with a few golden highlights - a look that I still enjoy. Currently though, I'm quite happy to call myself a redhead. A redhead. Crazy.
There are lots of things in life that I can't control. In some weird way, changing my hair color has been something that I've used to express myself and exert a little control over my oft-chaotic life. When I was younger and had the funds (read: Mom's credit card) I would get my hair colored in a salon. However, now, I have a little secret.
I color my hair myself.
I stopped going to the salon because my funds were limited and I was shelling out cash every 6 weeks or so because my hair grows like a weed. Also, did I mention that when I do it at home, it oftentimes happens at 12:30 in the morning, after my daughter is asleep and after I've hit my deadlines for the day. In other words, I love doing it at home myself because it's easy and on MY timeline. No babysitters involved. Just me in an old t-shirt in my bathroom. It's actually kind of peaceful.
I have been using the same color for almost a year now. Last month I went to get a haircut and the girl washing my hair exclaimed "she (meaning my stylist) did such a GREAT job on your color. It looks amazing!" Imagine her surprise when I told her that I did it myself. She didn't know quite what to say at that point. I took great pleasure in the fact that even a professional couldn't tell the difference!
If you have never tried coloring your hair at home, and want to, you should consider checking out Clairol - they have the following guarantee: Love it or we will replace it with a box of your regular color product (receipt required*). Not too shabby, if you ask me - it's basically risk-free! Of course, fair warning, you might find yourself doing it at midnight after your kids are in bed - but in all honesty - isn't that the best part?
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