Change: It’s Not Katy Perry Pink

Playing with Haircolor

Since I’d posted the results of the InStyle hair app last week, I figured that I should share what I actually ended up doing.

In just a few hours at the salon, I went from this (earlier this spring):

To something much closer to my natural color (not that I’ve seen my natural color since 2001):

I keep forgetting that I’ve changed it, so when I look in the mirror, I’m still a little bit surprised. I also have a hard time grasping the fact that my hair was this dark for most of my life.

Strangely, since I’ve colored it, I’ve noticed that many more random strangers are starting conversations with me. Does dark hair make me seem more approachable? Or smarter? Hmmm….

So will I keep it dark? I really don’t know yet. I have a lot of gray “sparkly” highlights in my hair, and it remains to be seen how bad the roots will be when it grows back in. That’s really the deciding factor as to whether it stays darker or gradually eases into a lighter color.

What do you think?

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4 Responses

  1. I like it! Bummer about the pink though…

  2. Alisa says:

    Yeah, my 5-year-old was a little bummed that it wasn’t pink, too. He’s holding out hope for my next appointment. 🙂

  3. Lisa Y says:

    I like it dark too! And thank you for “sparkly highlights”. That is how I will refer to mine from now on!

  4. Alisa says:

    I have to admit that “sparkly highlights” was a term coined by the Tiny Kitchen Assistant when he was about three years old. It always made me laugh!

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