Coloring my hair has always made me nervous... like sweaty palms, first date kind of nervous. It's so permanent or at least I thought so until now. But, that's what this whole blog is about.
Seriously? Don't they know I will absolutely slaughter them with my review if it fries my curls?
Are you really sure you want me to review your product when I have already confessed to being a hair color Nazi? I was shocked. I was scared. I kicked myself mentally for checking "Maybe" on the box that asked whether or not I would change my hair color.
When my voucher came in the mail to go get my free box of hair color, I waited a week to get it. In fact, I went to the store to get it twice and walked out with something else. I really was not too excited about coloring my hair. So, I tried to find a good reason to skip this product trial. I posted about it on facebook, asked questions to anyone I thought might have colored their hair, and I spent hours scouring the internet for information when I should have been sleeping (Sad but true). I used Clairol's iphone app to test out different shades on a photo I had taken, and I just couldn't make a decision. It was easy to use, but I was just so unsure of the whole thing.
Finally, my husband looked me and said, "Anna, you just need to do this." Short for, "Anna, you're a chicken. You're already in this. Just do it."
So, like a
|Even though my hair looks dyed, it's just lightened from the sun.|
Thanks to my hubby extraordinaire, we documented the whole process for you. Laugh. Go ahead. My hair coloring anxiety is more than evident and captured just for your enjoyment.
|The process was pretty easy, and the instructions couldn't have been clearer.|
|Here we go.|
|You can see the skin test on my elbow. Lol!|
|My hair is really thick and long, so it took a while to work it all in. Thankfully, I had two boxes on hand, because it took both to get my hair covered.|
|Done. Now to wait 15 minutes.|
|Rinsing it out until the water runs clear. I don't recommend doing it this way in a shower. Either get in the shower completely or do this over your kitchen sink. The color splattered everywhere and made a mess. But hey, you knew that, right?|
|After everything was rinsed out, I added the last step- their awesome conditioner. I usually avoid silicones like the plague, but for an adequate review, I went the whole way. I was surprised by how hydrating this conditioner felt. I really liked it!|
|2 minutes later I rinsed the conditioner out. My curls felt good, but I was still nervous. Every time I have colored my hair, my curls have wilted or frizzed. I was still skeptical.|
|After drying, this is the end result. The color was darker than I anticipated, but I loved the gloss and shine. It was the shiniest my hair has EVER been, and my curls looked and felt great. I was super impressed.|
|A couple of days later, it's lightened some, and my hair still looks great. I haven't styled my hair since yesterday, and I am still happy with my curls. In fact, my hair really does feel better now than it did before I took the color plunge.|
My toddler princess thinks my hair rocks.
She says I have "Snow White" hair now.
I think I look like "Wonder Woman" or "Xena." But... maybe that's just me. ;)
What color would you try?
Update! Please read my followup review here:
I'm no longer a fan of this product. Please read my newest blog before using to learn from my mistakes!