In my early 20s, I was way too experimental (& wild) with my hair color and style. Pixie cut, bob, almost-blonde hair, lowlights, higlights, I tried them all. I think I got this hair obsession from my mom who is never contented with her own mane. Six years ago, I finally decided to grow my hair long. To channel a more lady-like appeal. Maybe.
At 36 years young (yay!), I don’t deny that there’s a little bit of gray hair here and there. And with hair past my waistline, just imagine how expensive it can be to have regular salon visits. Thanks to Do-It-Yourself hair color products, I can do simple root touch-ups myself.
I grew tired of my light brown hair color. That has been my signature look for eons. Now I want to go dark. Black is too harsh. Ash is out. Too many choices. Migraine.
Last week, I bought this hair color from Target. Upon the recommendation of a good friend, I chose Clairol this time. I settled for 117D or Natural Medium Cool Brown.
Will my hair color come out like this?
My old hair color. I am talking about mine, not my dog 🙂
My hair has natural waves. Sometimes it has a mind of its own
I colored my hair following the package instructions, plus some tricks I learned from my hairstylist before. The product label is Nice n Easy. So was it easy? Yes. Was it nice? Yes. I’ll tell you why:
Easy application. The bottles and tube are numbered so you know which to mix and/or use before and after. It’s dummy-proof because there are illustrations too.
Nice product. Unlike other hair colors which have that overwhelming scent, I’d say this brand doesn’t have the annoying smell. My scalp wasn’t itchy during the application process. I didn’t experience flaky scalp compared to the last brand I used. And yes, it has full coverage of the obnoxious gray hair.
Overall rating :
….And now for the new look
Up close. I went dark.
Look fab today. Hair is a woman’s crowning glory.
** With hair this long, how do I take care of it? Watch out for my next blog for tips.
Watch my updated hair care here: