Long Hair :: Don’t Care

Long Hair Dont Care


My hair grows really fast; actually an average of one inch per month. I made up my mind about a year ago that I really wanted to grow my hair down to my waist. Now, I’ve “decided” this many times in the past but have never been successful since 4th grade at least (my hair was literally down to my knees in elementary school). I think I managed to grow my hair down to my bra line a couple of times in the past before I totally got sick of it and chopped it off. I love change and typically get tired of everything fairly quickly.

This week, I happened to walk by the large glass doors in my house and stopped dead in my tracks. Luckily I was by myself because I spent a ridiculous amount of time checking myself out. I couldn’t believe it; my hair was actually down to my waist. I did it! And the surprising part is that I’m not sick of it, I have no desire to chop it off and I actually still really like it.

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Beachy Hair

More Blonde Hair 560
At the end of July I decided to bite the bullet and get some blonde streaks in my dark brown hair (you can see the post HERE). Well, I liked it so much that I decided to go back and add more.  I never, ever blow dry my hair because it takes way too long.  My hair is down to my waist.  But, my hairdresser always blow dries and straightens it.  I haven’t washed it yet, so I’m eager to see what it will look like when it’s wavy as usual.  So far, I can say…I’m in love!

Summer Hair

Highlighted Hair Ombre

I’ve never really played around like hair color, at least in a salon anyway.  I’ve done a few box colors here and there but because my hair is very dark, it is difficult to get any box color to take to my hair except for maybe a black color.  I decided to take the plunge and go to the salon for a color.  I was shooting for the ombre look initially.  Once I got to the salon, I told my very trusted hair dresser that I wanted the ombre look but was looking for a more natural, beachy look.

Remember, I have never gotten a salon color done before.  Let’s just say that I have a big head of hair to say the least.  Because of this and because my hairdresser applied color to my hair in very tiny pieces, I spent over an hour in the chair just getting the color and foils applied.  The entire process; color application and set time, rinse, toner application and set time, rinse, brush and dry took about three hours!  I was very surprised by the length of the process but I really like the ladies in the salon so it all worked out.

Because I typically let my hair air dry I hadn’t planned on getting my hair blow dried but my hair dresser insisted so that she could assess the color which made complete sense.  The results ended up a bit different than I expected.  I expected a more drastic look but since I asked for something more natural, I did end up with the beachy highlighted look.  Even though it wasn’t what I expected, I really do like it.  Now my next decision will be whether or not I’ll end up going more drastic or sticking with the natural beachy look as it is.   I’m excited to see what it looks like once I let it dry wavy.  I’ll definitely be ready for the beach!

Hair Color Gone Awry

* this is a general pic as my daughter refused to have her picture taken.

 

I will preface this post with saying that my husband is a work from home/stay at home dad.

Yesterday while at work, I find out via a Facebook notification that my teenage daughter and two friends have walked to Wal-Mart to get hair dye and are in the process of dyeing each others hair. My daughter and one of the friends chose to use a dye that included a bleach process first. I come home to two girls with what I would call “zebra hair”.  NEVER allow 15 year olds to dye each others hair.

This fiasco was was followed by one in tears, another in trouble with her mom and a very regretful dad. There is a reason that moms typically stay at home and not dads.

Lessons learned:

  • Dad – don’t allow girls to do extreme things to their hair, body, etc. without mom there.
  • Daughter – don’t ever dye my hair at home unless my mom does it.
  • Me – school just let out. This is going to be a loooong summer.