Tuesday, May 22, 2012

23.) Dye my hair

Last weekend, I checked another item off my 30 before 30 list. My 30 before 30 list is compiled of things I’ve never done before and would like to complete before I officially turn 30 years old in August. You can check out that list here.

Recently In the past year or so, I’ve noticed that my hair has started to turn gray. Not just one or two strands, but a lot. I may be exaggerating, but it was bad to me. I especially noticed that a lot of the gray hair was UNDER the top layer of my hair – so it was only visible if I pulled pieces of my hair up with a bobby pin.


(I know it’s hard to see, but there’s a wayward gray hair all the way to the left of the picture.)

My graying hair came as no surprise to me because my mom’s hair started to gray right before she turned 30, also. I’ve never had the need to dye my hair until now, so I was CLUELESS, but I knew I didn’t want to use a nasty chemically (is that a word?) based dye. As I was driving through Baton Rouge on my way home from the ONS conference in New Orleans, I decided to stop at Whole foods for a shopping trip! I spent a solid 30 minutes in the cosmetics section reading boxes and ingredients on all the different types of dye.


I finally settled on “Tints of Nature” in a Rich Copper Brown.

Since this was the first time to dye my hair, I was super nervous. I didn’t want my hair to turn out streaky or clumpy in color.

The directions told me to wash my hair with the clarifying shampoo which left my hair feeling incredibly clean – squeaky clean, in fact! I loved it!


After the wash, I mixed the color gel with the color fix and I covered my hair as best as I could with color. The directions said
to separate the hair into sections and squeeze the color into the root line. Before I knew it, my entire head was covered in color.
Surprisingly, the bottle held WAY more color than I thought it did (I did end up using the entire bottle just for extra measure)!


I covered my hair with the included cap and set the timer for 30 minutes. After 30 minutes, I washed the color out, then dried and flat ironed my hair. I was pleasantly surprised and happy with my new color!


The “new” color is a little darker than my original and I notice tints of red in the sun! Yay!

Overall, coloring my hair was WAY easier than I thought it would be, although it is very time consuming. However, I am in love with the results! I think this could become addicting!! :0)


On a side note, my husband is so sweet! On Mother’s day, he came home with 3 bouquets of flowers – one for me for being a mommy to our fur-balls, one for his mom, and one for his grandmother! :0) He’s a keeper!


  1. Really pretty - love the color! Looks great on you. I colored my hair myself once with not-so-great results...yours looks awesome!!

  2. It looks great on you. Even more addicting than dying your hair is highlights hehe. By the way you are doing awesome on your bucket list and have inspired me to do one of my own. Thanks for the idea. :)

  3. Your hair looks really cute! I like the color.

  4. I've spent the last two weeks catching up on all of your posts, all the way from the beginning. Thanks for all of the motivation. Your hair looks great!

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