I really like the "ombre" look or making a color gradient lightening the tips. Like so:
This is the actual picture I showed to the hairdresser:
With a "we can totally do that" response, the guy undertook a three hour transformation.
I've never colored my hair before; 'didn't really know what to expect. The last time someone did my hair, it was for my wedding, and the girl was really rushed. So I appreciated him taking his time. But you really don't know what you're in for until the hair is done and dried.
Oooh. I liked it.
However, this was after an hour of styling with a high powered blow dryer and a curling iron. Parts of a daily routine? No.
The curls fell out later that evening. My hair was so brittle; cardboard was softer. And it smelled strongly of chemicals. So I washed it, soaked it in a thick conditioner, and went to bed.
At four in the morning I was awake. Why not stare at and scrutinize the new 'do?
Hmm. It reminded me of the brassy blonde you'd see on people who spent too much time in a chlorine pool.
I'm okay with the color, but it wasn't a gradient like I wanted, and it wasn't just the ends of my hair that was affected. Almost everything up to the crown of my noggin was dyed.
|The meth lab called. They want their junkie back.|
But my real problem is this big strip of "face framing highlight" that is not really by my face. It's a colored chunk that runs down the side of my head. I see it and think white trash.
My feelings about hair dye are that it should look like one of two things:
1) Natural color or
2) Purposely colored.
But it should never look like colored hair trying to look natural. Phony!!
That's how I feel about the piece by my left ear.