It’s no secret that I am a fan of coloring my hair. I like changing up my appearance and setting myself apart. I find it very easy to do that with a bold, bright hair color.
As of early June, I said bye to my overall blonde hair color and opted for a new, fiery color that will give the fire emoji a run for its money.I was scared to leave the blonde life because I had adjusted to it and loved it for a little over a year, but as much as I loved it, I had grown tired of the maintenance. It was time for a change.
Some of the reasons for change should come as no surprise, especially if you are or ever have been blonde. It’s a big monetary and time commitment, and I just didn’t have it in me anymore.
With my blonde color, I was keeping a haircut schedule of 2 to 2.5 months instead of the usual 3-month maintenance schedule. I felt that my ends got drier and my hair became frizzier a lot quicker, my hair shed a lot more, and it lacked definition when it was time for a haircut. In order to maintain my blonde and keep my hair healthy, I had to get rid of those ends as soon as possible. I noticed that getting my maintenance cuts around 2 to 2.5 months allowed me to keep my hair looking and feeling its best; however, it became tiring to keep up with the schedule.
Excessive Shedding and Frizz
I loved my blonde hair color, but the shedding that came with it is something I don’t miss. It also doesn’t help that the hairs are so light, which can make it seem like you’ve lost more hair than you actually did. Not to mention, the frizz was sometimes at an all time high and the only way to tame it, would have been to rewet and style the hair. Now that I’ve changed my color, I’ve noticed a significant change in the amount of shedding and frizz. Both have decreased greatly since it’s a lot easier for my hair to stay strong and hydrated.
Staying on Top of Root Touch Ups
I live for a dark root, but sometimes the dark roots got to be a bit much, especially with the ends of my hair which were very light.It became a hassle to color my roots, especially because I didn’t want to have an in-between base color, which gave me 3 or more different colors whenever I straightened my hair. I wasn’t a fan of the look. After a while, I cared less about touching up my roots and let my hair grow out to the point where I had a few inches of new growth. Just another hint at how much of a change I needed.
In-Salon Strengthening/Moisturizing Treatments
There is only so much that a drugstore strengthening/moisturizing treatment can do. Even then, some strengtheners only coat the outside of the hair rather than strengthening the hair from within. With the color of my hair, it was important that I used a strong strengthener to ensure the health of my hair, decrease shedding, and prevent unnecessary breakage. While I was able to do my own treatments at home for an additional cost (purchasing the Olaplex No. 3 treatment at $28 for 3oz), there were times when I needed an in-salon treatment and wasn’t able to get in with my stylist, which sometimes left me in a state of panic. It was seriously time to give it up!
Just Needing a Change
Growing tired of maintenance and lifestyle changes are clear signs that it may be time to make an adjustment to your hair. This is so you don’t become careless and neglect your hair, causing unnecessary damage.
I’m so happy with my new color and I’ve received great responses since the reveal. I’m sure there will be some maintenance with the new style, but I’ll be able to spread my treatments and haircuts out more, making it easier for my lifestyle.
Want to see more of my color? Check out my IG @curlsfothegirls!
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