Friday, February 6, 2015

Not my 1st attempt


The last time I dyed my hair was in September of 2014.  I have decided to let my SPARKLE hair finally shine thru!  It's an exciting and sometimes depressing adventure, but so far I have stuck to it.  This is NOT my first attempt at this life changing feat!



These pictures are from March and April of 2012 when I had my hairdresser start to help me transition.  She stripped my hair and did something else to it so the end result was this!  My hair was like straw and I hated the brassy color and the haircut!  I think it was probably the hair cut I hated more than the color.  So needless to say I colored it not to long after.
And I kept coloring.  And some days, like right after the color wore off my scalp, it looked ok, I think?!  I really wanted to give it another try, but my oldest daughter was getting married in September of 2014, so I didn't want to have my Sparkle showing for the pictures.  I felt too fat as it was and didn't want to also have my hair looking like it looks right now on her special day, so I hit the ole bottle again!
And when I look at my hair in these pictures, I am still not happy with it.  But anyway at least I didn't have a skunk line!

Today I am kinda liking my SPARKLE stripe for some reason.  I actually look at it too much.  It always looks different depending on the light and time of day.

I figure if I can handle getting braces on my teeth when I was 39, I should be able to handle having my natural hair color show itself!

I was seeing gray hair in my locks since I was like 13.  I don't remember how old I was when I started coloring my hair or the reason for it.  I'm pretty sure it was just "because" and not to actually hide my gray.

I have always been told I look younger than I am and sometimes that gets annoying because I don't really try to do that.  But I'll take it!  I can't wait to see if ANYONE will ever think that way again after this process ends.  But, REALLY? Who cares!
  
I don't think I will cut my hair this time and I doubt I will have anything done to it.  I know I have a very crazy contrast of colors going on, but I kinda like it!  I guess being 57 makes you care more about other things?

I remember when this little bit of root used to send me in a deep depression!  I JUST had dyed my hair like 2 weeks ago!  WTF!  It was exhausting and smelly and messy, not to mention the time it took to do it.  

And then my scalp looked like this!

RED hair dye stained and ugly! UGH!

So for now I am excited mostly about the transformation going on with my hair as well as my thoughts on my life.  I am a very lucky woman to have four great kids and even more blessed to have seven grandchildren that all live close to me and that I love with every piece of my heart!  What more could you ask for!


My current transition and my 2012 failed attempt below!

Sparkle on.....


1 comment:

Megan Anderson said...

I love you. & I love your sparkle πŸ˜πŸ’–πŸ’–πŸ’–