It's a brand new week and I have 2 job interviews lined up, yay! ANYWAY. Today I wanted to talk about hair. I wanted to share some of my previous experiences so that others wouldn't make the same mistake >__<. As some of you may be aware, I want to grow my hair, it's already quite long as you can see in the photo but I want it to be like Nicole Scherzinger long or like in the photos of my earlier post "Hair Woes". In those photos I actually had extensions. I have never had my own natural hair at that length simply because of split ends. I hate them. They ruin everything and I always have to get my hair chopped off at the salon to get rid of them, and in the process my dreams of long hair are crushed.
So, back to my bad hair experiences... I have died my hair a stupid amount of times in the past 2 year. I went through a phase of experimenting with vibrant shades (about the same time everyone else did when Cheryl Cole was on X factor with dark purple colored hair) but my tastes kept changing and I must have tried half the range of Schwarzkopf XXL Live Color hair dyes. I went back and forth from black to mahogany brown, plum, then finally in the summer of 2011, I got bored and wanted to go lighter. I didn't want to spend lots of money in a salon so I went to a supply store and bought hair stripper, bleach and brown hair dye. BAD IDEA.
My hair was left brittle and super dry. The photo to the left was just taken in early January this year, and even though it's been about half a year since I bleached it, the condition was still very poor. And because my roots were growing out I had to keep dying my hair. Now if you want to achieve this kind of color DO NOT USE STRIPPER OR BLEACH. You can achieve this color just by using a professional hair dye in a light ash blonde color. Big big kudo's to StyleSuzi on youtube for the video below. This even works on non-virgin, dark hair. If I'd just done this in the first place maybe my hair wouldn't be so bad now :(.I used the same products as Suzi except I went for 8NA which is Light Natural Ash Blonde.
So! The moral of this story is don't strip or bleach your hair when you don't have to! I'd also like to say that my hair is now in much better condition but I'll talk more about how I achieved that in my next post :).
Thanks for reading!