For as long as I can remember, I have stuck to a specific routine with my stylist that I am sure many of you out there can relate to - cut every six weeks, followed by a cut and color, then a cut, then cut and color again, and so on.
So again, what the hell is happening to my hair?
I recently hit a milestone birthday and something in my brain must have screamed up to my follicles, “Hey, she’s old now! Grey it up!”
So now I guess I can’t go the six weeks anymore…my roots just can’t hold out that long.
But here is the deal.
I am not a millionaire, and therefore cannot afford to get my hair colored more than I already do. I shouldn’t have to make the choice between going to the doctor or getting my hair cut and colored, but apparently that is what it has come to.
Drastic times call for drastic measures.
Hello, box of hair color from the grocery store.
At first the thought of going back to the box made me feel a little dirty. I mean, I have done it before, but that was during the high school/college years and usually resulted in disastrous effects.
Henna that made my hair orange? Check.
Sun-In sprayed so heavily that the texture of my hair resembled that of steel wool? Yup.
Red that was so red it looked like I had used a packet of cherry Kool Aid, or that my head may be bleeding? You bet!
So yes, I am afraid to go back to the box. But at this point in my life, I need a little something-something just to get me by.
So readers, I am asking for your advice.
If you have tried one of the ‘root touch up’ products that are on the market now and you want to rant or rave about it, I would love your input. What brand is best and why? Please make a comment on this post, and I will of course report back with the down and dirty details.
Do I go back to the box or do I need to get a second job to afford to see my stylist more often? You tell me.
|From a box? From a tube? From a of point of desperation.|