I love the color. LOVE it. However, if you look at the ends, they're kind of muddy looking and not as bright as the roots. Truth is, it was VERY difficult for me to find a stylist willing to make the change from black to red for me. It took 4 hours with a lot of bleach, a very patient woman (thanks, Karen!) and some fancy hair color mixing to get me to this shade, but the ends had so much black hair color on them she wasn't able to strip it completely.
I lived with this for about a day before I decided to go under the scissors and cut my hair into a bob again to get rid of most of the darker color. The plan was, the more of the darker color I got rid of, the more vibrant the color would be as it grows back and I keep coloring it.
I've had bobs before and generally I like the freedom of shorter hair (though it's not as much fun to style), but my hair was always dark. Somehow, it looks ENTIRELY different with red hair...and I don't like it.
I am fully aware that I'm being ridiculous about it, but somehow it makes me feel awkward, uncomfortable and mildly apologetic (like I should explain to people that it was a bad cut and I'm growing it out..) Anywho, it puts a bit of a damper on the Pin up Plan for me. I wanted Rita Hayworth and instead I'm feeling a bit more Jane Jetson.
How about you? Have you ever had a bad hair experience that made you feel out of sorts? What did you do to make yourself feel better?
I leave you with a long distance shot of the new hair cut (I'm not ready for a close up just yet) with the added distraction of cute Grandma (Alice) and my sweet youngest daughter Riley reading her a story. (So darn adorable you're not even noticing the hair are you? Maybe I should just travel with them as an entourage for a while..)
Hugs and Smooches,