Don't you love free gifts? I do I sometimes buy and item.. just cause I get another for free. *heh*
My Dye Story
I started dyeing my hair when I was about 12 or 13 with friends. My Mom wasn't too thrilled, but one time during a sleepover one of my friends and I applied red streaks to our hair. From then on the dyeing continued. I don't even remember all the colors I have been through but I did have a red phase for about 3 years straight and then after that I went to black for a couple years.
Around 20 my hair was quite damaged from the dye and the hair straightening and everything else... So I buzzed it off. YUP *bZZZZT* My long hair that was to mid back fell onto the bathroom floor... I second guessed doing this at 1/3 of the way through... but really what was I gonna do with the 1 inch hair I had in the front of my head??? (Crazy glue in some extensions?!) Once my hair was buzzed I didn't dye it again until it was about chin length. I only dyed it twice a year and was alot more careful with it. It grew in nice and thick, got passed my shoulders. And then I went through a stressful time in my life and my hair got quite thin. *UHGGGG* So I did not dye it for around 2 1/2 years. I was worried it might be too fragile and could just break off or something... Now ever since these hair issues.. I have found that I get REALLY NERVOUS when it comes to applying hair dye.
My natural color is a medium brown... but in the past couple years I have been noticing some stupid grey strands here and there. The last time I dyed my hair until two days ago was in January.. The black came and went and until last week my hair had been my natural color. I could not leave it any longer and once I found the dye I use for a sale price of 50% off what excuse did I have? Other than thinking my hair would fall off (Cause seriously that is the only reason I left it so long.)
I mixed up the the dye, had on my gloves, held the bottle near my hair... and seriously started feeling anxious... It was ridiculous. I finally had my whole head saturated.. *Including blue ear tips and for head streaks too* The whole 25 min I had to wait I was antsy and pacing thinking I felt weird things going on to my scalp.
Finally the timer was up I washed it out and when I realized most of my hair was staying intact I let out a breath of relief.
Now I do not look relieved do I?
I look like I am getting my mug shot taken after a massive booze bender.
"HEY GUYS LOOK I still have my hair"
I am posting this for the next time I have to dye my hair... I may be able to resort back to this post in a time of worry.
Question: I have heard Henna is alot healthier and safer for your hair. I know you can get red and black. Has any of your tried black Henna? I was thinking of maybe giving it a try in the future.
No Frock on Friday for me unfortunately
Today was busy as we had shopping to do. In the morning we are waking up early and going on our out of town day trip.
So I will be thrifting in new territory!
But I will leave you with what I purchased for $1 this afternoon.
I seriously let out a squeak when I saw these sitting on a bottom shelf at The Salvation Army.