Tuesday, September 1, 2009

True Story Tuesday

When I was a little girl, I had the blondest locks that you ever did see! I loved my hair...I had it long, short, bobbed...I loved it! As I grew up, my blonde locks got darker and darker and darker UNTIL they turned to gray...*gasp*...I know! I am lucky though, I think, since my nannie AND my mom had entire heads of gray by the time they were....35...! I am thirtysomething (older than 35!) and I have alot of gray, but not totally gray!

Now usually I go to the salon and spend mucho bucks getting it highlighted and lowlighted and glossed and anything else they can do to charge me more money!! Well, I was done with that!! I spent over $120 in June to have my hair done and here it is only 2 and a half months later and my hair looks terrible...
My roots are totally gray and I was wearing it up in a ponytail almost everyday so that I didn't have to see all that gray...that is until I saw a commercial for this and decided to try it on my own! I was so nervous! Now mind you...I have seen my mom do this a hundred times...BUT... I had never done this before and I am looking in the mirror thinking to myself, what if this goes wrong, really wrong, and I come out with not so great looking hair? I mean there's not much I can do about it on a Monday night at 8pm...so here goes nothing...

I flipped my head over and squirted, flipped my hair back and squirted some more! I wasn't sure if I needed to put all of the stuff on, or be done after half or what...so I put most of it on my hair all the while suffocating from the toxic smell!!
And then the timer was set and the waiting and praying began!!
35 minutes later and.....

Viola!
I am very pleased at how it turned out...lighter with a hint of reddish blonde! I now know for next time, oh cuz there will be a next time people, that I really have to do my roots and around my face the most with the rest of my hair getting the excess...but for my first time...not bad!!

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14 comments:

He & Me + 3 said...

I think it turned out pretty. Great job. I need to color my hair too. I think after my dark hair color that i bought from the health food store is gone I am gonna get some highlights and start getting lighter and lighter because the gray is just taking over. GRRR. I am not happy.
So proud of you to do your own hair!

Stacy said...

Looks great!!!

Jules said...

It looks really good. I am scared to try it myself. Kuddos to you...

Following HIM said...

You look great! LOVE the color too. I nominated you for an award over at my blog. Have a terrific Tuesday!
~Elyse

Robyn said...

Wow you are a brave woman to post pictures of dying your hair. I love the new color it looks great on you!

E @ Scottsville said...

I've always wanted to try those, but never had the guts. Still don't!

I'm a big chicken, I guess. {{Ba-Gock!}}

Darcie said...

Very pretty! It is amazing what those little boxes can do...and so much cheaper!

Stephanie said...

I like it!!!!!! Loving that color on you!

Foursons said...

I did this once with horrible results. Maybe I need to turn it into a TST post.

Mr. and Mrs. Nurse Boy said...

I think it looks great!!1 I am also tired of paying all that money for it to grow back and reveal those awful grays!

Mrs. Nurse Boy

Mocha Momma said...

You are brave. It looks nice. Great job, Stacey!

I have a Neno Award for you. Come by and pick it up when you get a chance. I posted it August 31st

Rachel said...

How pretty! I would have spent those 35 minutes pretty darn worried... only because I once used an ENTIRE BOTTLE of Sun-In on my head and walked out into my mother's Bible study group totally panicking (I actually think I wasn't the only one screaming).

Yours turned out GREAT! I was so worried you were going to post that you were unhappy with it! And I am a total cheapo when it comes to my (early graying) hair... and the last time I got it cut? Was in a children's salon. Yeah... classy.

Thanks for joining in!

Five Moms & A Blog said...

Looks good! I like you as a reddish blondish brownish girl!!!

I have tried in the past with my color also but I am not that great at it!!! ')

-stephanie- said...

Oooooo yes. Very pretty. Makes me want to get off the stick and brighten my hair up.