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I Feel Pretty

Remember that one time I talked about coloring my hair at home?

Well, it finally happened! I had been dragging my feet since I didn’t want to spend the extra money last month. I went online to Sally Beauty and wrote down the prices of everything I needed…realizing that it was only a $15 investment. Oh.

So, yesterday after church we made a trip to the store to gather the necessary supplies. Merfman was very tempted to make things a little more interesting with some hot pink highlights, but quickly put it down. I was beyond nervous that I was going to buy the wrong supplies or not mix the ratio correctly and end up bald.

Last night we prepared the bathroom and wore old pajamas for fear of transfer. After 20 minuets of skilled application by Merfman, and 30 more minuets of processing I was ready to rinse and dry!

I kept checking myself out in the mirror absolutely surprised that it really WORKED!! Who knew, following directions can get you results?

Now, I didn’t do anything too intense. I only went a shade or two darker than my current shade, and I consulted a pro to get the info on what brands and supplies to buy.

The real victory is the savings, Dave Ramsey would be so proud! $15 for an at home color, or $55+ for a salon version. Yes, the home version isn’t as comfy or posh, and the results aren’t exactly the same. But I’ll take it!

3 thoughts on “I Feel Pretty”

    1. I was instructed to use a demi-permanent color, mine will wash out in 24 washes and it has 50% grey coverage. My hair girl recommended Wella Color Charm or Clairol. I used Clairol. She also said to try a cream base, since it’s easier to apply. I used a brush, but I think you can use a bottle too. From your photo you look like a brunette like me, and she said I’m normally a 5/6. She also said to stick with a natural undertone, since coppers or reds can be tricky. Oh, and I used a 10 volume developer. When you apply start at your roots and work your way out, starting your processing time when you get the ends done. I went to a Sally Beauty Supply and they were helpful in making sure my color and developer were compatible. Good luck!!

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