COLOR! I Finally Love It!
Six months after my last attempt to cover my gray with some color, I finally got around to touching up my roots. Only this time, I can’t exactly call it my roots can I when I had more than 2+ inches of new growth.
I waited so long for a couple of reasons. One, I’m lazy. It’s one of the main reasons it took me so long to make up my mind to FINALLY color my hair ealier this year. I simply wasn’t looking forward to the maintenance of touching up my roots on a regular basis. When you color your hair and the color is drastically different than your own, you’ve got some major upkeep on your hands every six weeks or so…just like a dang relaxer. In my case, it’s not so much that I was looking for a drastic change, but I hadn’t a clue about trying to match my natural hair color to something in a bottle. To top that all off, my primary purpose was and is to cover my scattered gray hair.
Both attempts failed miserably.
The first time, I tried, it just didn’t occur to me to check to see if it was made to specifically to cover gray. It wasn’t so it didn’t. Then to top it all off, for reasons I won’t get into right now, I ened up with a color that I wasn’t particulalry fond of. It was loud and brassy and just not me at all. So six weeks later I tried to correct it. I liked it better but it still wasn’t exactly what I was looking for, and it still didn’t really color my gray. So that leads me to the SECOND reason I didn’t get around to touching up my color on a regular basis…I just didn’t know what color I should try.
So off and on over the past six months, I kept checking various beauty supply stores and other places looking for a color that I thought I’d like. I finally settled on Clairol’s Texture and Tones cocoa brown. What’s interesting about this choice is that it’s rather nondescript looking on the box. Nothing daring about it all. But I figured it would tone down my current color AND cover my gray.
I did the deed last night and I’m sooooooo happy to say I LOVE IT! Despite the fact that it’s a deeper, darker brown, I still have some highlights peeking thought from the older color, which I LUV so it’s not as flat as it looks on the box. This color is definitely a keeper. Now I just hope I can bring myself to touch up my roots on the regular to keep it looking fresh and on point.
Time will tell. In the meantime, I really, really like it. Ah, I think I said that already.