Over the last five months I’ve spent quite a bit of time playing in my hair. Twisting, twirling, brushing, combing, swirling. . ya know, all that stuff you’re not supposed to do once you step out of your hair dresser’s chair. And just as a point of transparency, I haven’t needed a hair dresser since I’ve gone natural. . but keep reading, you’ll get why. When I’m done adding a part to my hair, I cover it back up. When I’m done picking out all the curls, I usually spray a mist of moisture from my tiny water bottle I keep near the bathroom sink and get my hair to curl back up. And when I wrap it up like the beautiful models I’ve been seeing with the colorful head scarves, I usually hand pic my fro back. I guess what I’m saying is that I’ve really enjoyed wearing my hair in a fro. . and that’s about it. Five months. Same style. SO unlike me. The one thing I’ve changed multiple times since I went natural is my hair color. This is my “Blonde Bombshell” look.
And this is me as a “Risque Redhead.”
The red is much more vibrant! I LOVE it! . . for now. And I still wash my hair every other day. . or every day. . because I work out every day, and I’m a serious sweater. Because I wash my hair so much, I use a leave-in conditioner. . and shea butter. . and olive oil.
HERE’S ME TODAY: I colored my hair the day I went natural: August 13, 2014. So, I’ve had two months to learn about caring for my natural hair and caring for hair that’s been colored. Yes. A double wammy. But I think I’ve done pretty darn good using the hair products I’ve been using for my natural hair. I’m still using the souffle’.
When I started this process of going natural, I died my hair Honey Blonde using Soft Sheen Carson’s hair dye. I really love how soft and radiant my hair is now. It took awhile because the first couple of weeks, I wasn’t moisturizing it enough, so my hair was really dry. But now, even after two months, I love the color definition. The whole process of coloring my hair took about 30 minutes total. If you’re planning to do it yourself DON’T RUSH IT! If you wash out the color too early, your hair won’t be full color. If you don’t like the color when you first wash it out, be patient with your hair. Don’t re-color it for a couple of weeks.
- One because that gives the color enough time to kinda grow on you, and
- Two because it gives your hair a little break so it doesn’t dry out form over-coloring.
If you over-color it, it WILL dry out and feel like straw. You don’t even want those problems, so take the coloring process slow and then, SIT DOWN SOMEWHERE! for awhile after you are done coloring your hair the first time.
I’ve let this color chill in my hair for a couple of months, so my mind is already skipping ahead to What’s Next? Not for today. . Or even this week or this month. I just don’t feel like dealing with it. But I think I’m going to make a switch before Thanksgiving. If I do, here’s the color that’s on my mind. . right now. Let me know what you think in the comments.