Well, since the cable didn't seem to work out so well, I looked elsewhere. One thing I couldn't help but see, looked back at me every time I looked in the mirror. My lovely roots. Oh, but not just roots. No, my friends, I'm also going grey. I spotted my first hair around 25. I immediately plucked it out and told myself it was just a different color of one of my highlights. Since then, those little bastards have kept sprouting up, taunting me of the big 3-0 quickly approaching.
Since I decided to dye my hair darker and one color the last time I went in, I figured now would be the easiest time to give it a whirl myself. I had dyed my hair from a box as a teenager...and it was interesting, to say the least. I went to Target and stood in the aisle, completely perplexed. Do you know how many shades of hair dye there are? I wanted brown. There were about 1518943 shades of brown to choose from. Ok, this maybe wasn't going to be as easy as I thought.
I grabbed a box, and was getting ready to set up an appointment with my stylist for the following week to fix what was sure to be a disaster. It took me about a week to work up the nerve to do it.
As I started, I figured it'd just be the same as shampooing my hair. I realized that with long hair, it's kind of a pain in the you know what. I was so paranoid that I wasn't actually getting all of the hair. What if there was a few dry strands in there that I missed? What if it was going to come out with stripes? My hair is long enough, why is there so much of the bottle left?
After the waiting for 25 minutes, I hopped in the shower to rinse it out. I totally forgot that it'd come out colored, until my shower turned almost purple! At this point, it was getting late and I was too lazy to dry it to see the finished product, so I went to bed. It ended up coming out a little bit darker than I thought, but otherwise ok (I think?)
All in all, I think I can say Mission: Accomplished. I figured I just saved about $100 there. Not too shabby. :) Now I don't have to feel quite so guilty thinking about the cable bill while watching a little Bravo.
Also, I have a guest post today over at ELF: A Family Blog for a post on her weekly How I Rock My Marriage Mondays. Stop over and check out her blog!