Ok, you all know I'm the new kid in town and don't know a whole lot about this blogging business yet. I've been doing a lot of link ups lately and of course I add all their 'buttons' to my post to give them the props they deserve for so awesomely hosting. The trouble with that is, all of those buttons add up to be almost longer than the post itself sometimes! I don't know proper 'blogging etiquette' so I hope I'm not breaking the rules; I absolutely want to give them their well deserved shout out. I gave all these lovely hosts their own page up there. Of course, I will still link them in my posts I just thought they deserve a little more than a small text at the end of my ramblings.
Check it out, click around, there are so many fun blogs to be found! (whoa, totally didn't mean to make rhyme, that's not like my catch phrase or anything!) Or who knows, maybe your link is up there! If you know of any awesome link ups/blog hops I should check out, leave me a comment!
Alright, moving along... as I said yesterday, I'm on spring break Holla! So did I leave the house or change out of my sweats? Not a chance. Izzy and I had a girl's day! We did makeovers, DIY face masks (tutorial for that here and here), painted our nails, and I colored my hair.
I color my own hair at home for a number of reasons. My hair grows super fast, so when it says "touch up every 4-6 weeks", for me that means closer to 4 if not 3. Also, my hair is like 50% grey. I know you think that's an exaggeration and boy do I wish it was. I found my first grey hair when I was 17 and it's had 11 years to multiply. At first it was hilarious; 17 years old with a wild grey hair, that's hysterical! Now I'm just bitter. Basically it all falls back on how expensive it is to go get it done as frequently as I need it so it's go grey or do it myself.
I know the thought of coloring your hair yourself with something you bought in a grocery store can be really intimidating. But I'm here to tell you that it's actually so easy it's stupid and any idiot can do it. Seriously. I have tried so many different brands of at-home hair dye. I used the Garnier for such a long time because it had this oil in there that made my hair so shiny. But on one rainy day, I couldn't afford to even buy hair dye. We had dance class tuition due, recital costume to pay for, t-ball fees in addition to all other monthly expenses and I just did not have any extra money. So sad, I know. I didn't have a choice so I just had to buy the cheapest and that turned out to be Revlon at $2.94.
I was just waiting for my hair to turn green. I mean, why was this only 3 bucks?? But I opted for green over grey. The directions are simple and it comes with all the same dye paraphernalia as the others; gloves, developer, color and conditioner.
It's incredibly simple. Add your color to your developer, WEAR THE GLOVES (I'll spare you that story), distribute it evenly and wait. After your time's up, hop in the shower, rinse it well and add your conditioner. DONE! I tentatively looked in the mirror expecting some bright, primary color but it was a brilliant, dimensional color and it was so shiny! My $3 Revlon left my $7 Garnier in the dust!
Moral of the story, if you're trying to save some money, try out the at-home dye. I mean, $80 vs $3? It's a no brainer for me. And you cannot screw this up. Obvi you can't go from black to blonde at home, nor should you want to. If you're making a drastic change, opt for a salon. But, if you're just trying to cover some greys or give your hair a little kick, there is just no sense in spending so much mullah.
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