The one thing I cannot seem to give up.

Oh. It’s the worst. It’s horrible for the environment. And I have looked and tried to find other alternatives.

Hair color. I’m constantly changing it and can never seem to find what I want. I only like it once I’ve already changed it. But I love trying to find “just the right color.” My color? I HATE it. It depresses me and I’ve found when I have my original hair color, I avoid the mirror and all glass windows.

I know there are newer, more “environmentally friendly” products. It’s allย just a bit overwhelming. ย I go to Sally’s and buy my products because I like trying to do it myself. But there has to be something I don’t know about out there….

Augh! Who do I think I am? Katy Perry? I DREAM about going blue!

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13 responses to “The one thing I cannot seem to give up.

  1. I like the color in the last picture!

  2. Have you tried Hemp Color?

  3. I would just say, go NATURAL! You are gorgeous. You need nothing by the way of enhancement. I still giggle seeing that spit up picture. I have many of those too…

    I too love the last photo.

    • shannon, i do hope women feel at ease with their natural colors..and jennifer is so fine, she needs no enhancement..there are new henna products which do not bleed, some highlighters which add zing to summer hair. mayonnaise also adds shining rays if done once a month. wrap hot towel over hair slathered and combed with one spoon of it, (20 min.)rinse and go.

  4. The uber blonde is super cute! (the one from the back) I also like the first one with the rich brown, really brings out your eyes. I say go for blue. You only live once ๐Ÿ™‚ haha! And your daughter will think you’re the hippest mom EVER!

  5. I like the blonde blonde – suffer from the same problem. I bought a henna color from the health food store when I lived in England, it did nothing other than make a big mess in my bathroom (which I had to clean up). o tell me, pleazse, do you color your hair yourself? or do you go to salon? What hair color product do you use?

  6. I’ve tried henna too – it just looked like I tried to cut up and dispose of a body in my bathtub. I use the boxed dye kits too, a few times a year. In fact, I might do it today, now that you’ve reminded me. I have a box in the cabinet. I know it’s bad – I use handmade soap, crystal deodorant and cornstarch for powder, but put boxed chemicals on my head. I cant think of a way around it, unless I decide to go grey and back to sh*t brindle brown, but I need all the help I can get to feel attractive. It’s silly and vain, but there it is.

    • heidi, you have finally come up with a name for my color(s) all my life i have been “brindle brown” instead of trying to explain what specific hue i was, i could have simply said ‘brindle’.
      i do have my summer lights, brass strands and my winter white strand, right at top above forehead.. and yes i have tried some over the counter remedies–OTC hair..every few years with varying degrees of success; depending on how long i kept the store special in my cupboards before i dared try it..
      do not keep over 7 years–do not use just before that wedding date–do not experiment the day before the big trip to mom”s..and foremost, refrain from identifying with the girl on the box..you will leave the goop on too long and the mirror will not be kind..ns

  7. I so hear you!!! I used henna for years but the henna sold here in NZ is rubbish. I now use tints of nature which is a fantastic product. I too must cover that brindle brow. Though I call it mousie brown either way eww Mx
    http://www.nzecochick.com/2011/06/tints-of-nature-hair-colour.html

  8. This post is so timely for me. Last month I struggled with the very same problem. I’ve been coloring my hair lighter for years (except during my two pregnancies, just to be safe) and since I try to be green with the products I use, I wanted to ditch the chemicals. So within the month, I tried two other, more natural products and both were huge failures. I couldn’t stand the results (brassy instead of blonder), so I gave up and went back to my original chemical cocktail. Oh well…maybe someday, there will be something that works better and I’ll give it a go again!

  9. Oh my gosh! I discontinued coloring my hair for several years – my sister, after a visit with my nieces, called me up and said her kids told her as they left, “Mom, don’t ever stop coloring your hair!”

    So, vanity won out – At least I do try to buy the bottles at Sally’s so I know I am at least saving on some of the packaging…I only use one glove. I just have to have a glove! And I reuse the squirty bottle over and over.

    For years, I tried to recreate my “natural” color, but as my neighbor said, “have fun!” It’s only hair and if you don’t like it, you can change it! So this month I am a red head…oooh la la…

    Why not just take a section of your underneath area behind your ear and do a blue stripe?

  10. Wow, you ladies made me feel so much better. I’m not the only one who does this.
    No, I have not tried henna because I’m a chicken. I’ve heard once you use henna, you can never go back. You have to always use henna. ๐Ÿ˜›
    Maybe I’ll just try it on a strand…

    @ Alison–I do my own. It took me 6 different tries to find the blonde I liked and I buy everything at Salley’s. I started out with 8N permanent hair color and worked my way up to a 12N. (from Clairol used with Ion high lift developer. Developer is in the purple bottle. Started with a 30 and went up to a 40.) I loved my color, but then I went brown—had that done professionally and could never seem to get that blonde back. Hmm….
    I have since gone brown again and am considering tinting it with red. Or maybe a red streak and a blue one… ๐Ÿ™‚
    Ah, I don’t know..
    I know Aveda is very environmentally friendly but I want to do it myself. I don’t want to have to go in and pay the big bucks every time…..if I could just find out what Aveda uses…

  11. @Alison–it’s Sally’s I think, not Salley’s. Ugh! ๐Ÿ™‚

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