Saturday, December 4, 2010

Dyed my hair & gave myself a trim.. :)

Hey Guys!

Hope everyone is having a good weekend so far.. I've been cuddled up all day in my house because today was the first snow fall of the winter for Chicago.. I love the snow and all, but I do not love driving in it. lol Anyways, Thursday night I decided to dye my hair because it had started to lighten up a bit. I've been using the same hair dye for months now. Clairol Natural Instincts Brass Free Brunettes 5C Medium Brown. The dye is semi-permanent, so the color fades quite fast. I try to limit the fading as much as possible by using color care shampoo's.. but 4-6 weeks seems to be the time limit. I dye it closer to the 6th week mark. The reason I keep using this particular dye over and over is because It always gives me a natural dark, rich brown (it actually looks identical to my actual hair color) with no "brassy" or unnatural tones. When my hair color fades, it fades to a light-medium auburn brown. I don't like auburn tones at all in my hair.. so this dye eliminates it well (temporarily). Also, what I love best of all is that you only need it in your hair for 10 minutes before you shower. After I rinsed my hair thoroughly, I applied some coconut oil throughout my hair and left it in for about 10 minutes to add a little shine to my hair. Then I shampooed (I always do even though it says for the best results wait a day) and let my hair air dry. My color came out extra shiny and the color was exactly as I wanted it. I noticed my ends were looking really uneven as I was flat ironing my hair, so I ended up evening out all of the ends of my layers by an inch or so and trimmed around 2 inches off of the total length of my hair. It definitely is looking a lot healthier. I was thinking of giving myself some wispy in my face bangs. What do you think??
(sorry for my lack of any facial expression lol)

21 comments:

  1. Your hair looks great & cute outfit by the way. :)

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  2. Your hair looks great!!! So pretty! :)

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  3. your hair looks so healthy and beautiful...it's great just like it is now....didn't know that you were in chicago too, this whole snowfall thing SUCKS! it's pretty to look at but i hated being in it this morning :-/

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  4. luv ur hair , kute outfit!<3

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  5. your hair is so pretty and shiny!

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  6. looks gorgeous! it's funny because i actually like auburn tones in my hair, but my skin is so cool toned so i think i need the added warmth. you have such a nice tan and pretty colored eyes so the cooler toned hair really compliments it all!

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  7. your hair looks amazing, can you tell me where you get the coconut oil from?

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  8. I LOVE your hair dark..so so beautiful Natty!!

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  9. You are so beautiful and I love your hair! You are the prettiest blogger out there :)

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  10. I agree about driving in the snow! I live in metro Detroit area and my boyfriend's dad lives in Chicago. He told us about the 4 in snow and we were waiting all day for it but it hasn't come yet lol. Your hair looks so healthy and shiny, absolutely gorgeous! :)

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  11. Your hair always looks good. Cute outfit btw =).

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  12. I love your hair color! I tend to dye my hair medium to dark brown too because I hate how "brassy" my naturally brown hair looks; the color looks lovely, but i hate to continuously dye my hair every 4-6 weeks. have you tried the loreal excellence 10 minute hair dyes? the medium and dark browns hold up well with daily wash & sun. i'm thinking of re-dyeing my hair again since it's a brassy reddish brown again! :(

    p.s. looove the layout!

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  13. You look awesome!

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  14. really nice....i'd love to know how to cut my own hair. any tips?

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  15. my town has had terrible snow too!

    your hair looks so shiny and gorgeous

    Vikki-Gabrielle World Blogspot

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  16. Whoa, your hair looks SO shiny! The color is perfect with your olive coloring. Love that outfit too, it's so intricate but it all goes together so nicely =)

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  17. love the new hair color and cut! bravo for doing it all on your own and saving big bucks!! i love your outfit btw - so incredibly cute!!

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  18. would you be willing to help me with an outfit I have in mind that I'd like to wear for Xmas Eve.

    I live in NY and it's cold out....what would you throw on over this?

    http://www.thelimited.com/items/ltd/images/large/7326352_105.jpg

    It's a white tank top that I'll be wearing and I'd like to wear a cardigan but I'm not sure what type. Thanks girl!!

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  19. Fabulous! I also do that in photos... i forget to move my face!

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  20. oooh your outfit is soooooo cute.....looks so nice...can you please tell me what you are wearing? Your so beautiful...

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