Cheers to the weekend!
For the first time in seven years, I finally decided to start coloring my hair again. My hair had always been colored for as long as I can remember--my very first memory of it didn't take place in a hair salon, but rather at home, with my mom "lightening" my hair color by pouring a can of beer into my hair and letting me run around in the hot sun while the beer "went to work". As odd as that sounded, it actually did work and was a better alternative to putting toxic chemicals into an 8 year old girl's hair. Of course, that was a one time thing, and when I got a little older, I started dying my hair light brown with the occasional blonde highlights, consistently until I graduated from high school. (Think Jennifer Lopez in the early 2000's.) It wasn't until I discovered
(aka permanent hair straightening) in college that I couldn't straighten my hair over my color treated hair without seriously damaging it, or worse, losing it. So I had to choose: straight hair or colored hair? Being that my hair is naturally very kinky and curly, I obviously chose to have straight hair.
Fast forward seven years later--I was chit-chatting with my current hair stylist about wishing how I could color my hair over my Japanese thermal-treated locks, and she said that she could actually do it for me--she would just have to use a slightly stronger solution, but leave it on for a much shorter amount of time than you would do for regular hair coloring. She also recommended putting on a keratin treatment that would help minimize hair damage. Being that she's had years and years of experience doing Japanese thermal straightening and that she's been doing my hair for nearly a year now, I knew I could trust her and that my hair wouldn't come out looking like I've been electrocuted.
We decided to do the ombre technique, since it's super low maintenance and the color wouldn't touch any of my new hair growth, which will be ideal for when I go back to get my hair thermally retouched in a few weeks. To be honest, I think my hair looks a little more like I got highlights than it does ombre, but it doesn't mean that I don't love it! I love it, I really do, I feel like the lighter hair color makes my skin look a lot more tan than it really is, which is never a bad thing!
Setting my hair aside/switching subjects, I am IN LOVE with my B Brian Atwood Laplata Sandals! It's my first pair of caged anything, and I think it'll be a challenge (in a fun way) to find outfits that go with these bright purple bad boys.
What do you think of the ombre hair color? And how would you wear these caged sandals?
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Pants :: Joe's Jeans (similar