So I emailed the Dare company a while ago with a response to their Forget Me Not hair dye.
I wrote in response to their Instagram comment and basically told them how it didn’t work and that I was unimpressed etc. etc. Something I wouldn’t usually do unless I really meant it, ya know!
They wrote a very long and very detailed response in UNICORN language, exampling how I can achieve the look I desired (with their product) and offered to send me some product to try!!!
Hopefully I will get Forbidden Grape and Dare to Mix in the mail. I will follow their very descriptive instructions and let you (and them) know how it goes!!!!
I got to say, I am very impressed with this customer service!
I know I am not alone in thinking this, as I have heard someone quote someone else (he said, she said etc) that "You know a woman’s going through a change in her life when she changes her hair colour"
On a personal (and remotely cheesy) note….
I finished High School last year and so I have pretty much started “the rest of my life”.. and I can definitely say that thus far there have been many changes; personally, socially and in my family life.
Recently I have been getting to grips with some of these changes and trying to put myself in a distinct place amongst the world. AND I BELIEVE, consequently, this resulted in a very forceful decision to change my hair completely.
The conclusion to this tale is that I feel very refreshed and a lot more willing to accept my new position. I am pretty content with the way things are now.
Not saying it was a NECESSITY to change my hair… but it definitely felt like ripping a part the picture in my head of what I was supposed to be, as opposed to what I wanted to be.
I hope this gives people some confidence to just make the changes they feel they need to! I really believe that our intuition gives us guidance.
We all expected this!
WHAT WILL I DO ABOUT IT?
Well good thing I prepared a list :)
- Moisturise thoroughly every wash
I am not kidding. EVERY TIME. At least for now because it requires some drastic measures to retain moisture into this hair! After a while I will turn it to once a week again..
- (as mentioned before) Only shampoo once a week!
Simply because I don’t need to any more often than that, and if I don’t need to- I won’t!
- Wear my hair in protective styles
So when I first had it done it was blow dried quite beautifully and felt nice to touch as well, so for a few days I left it in a nice shower cap every rinse. But now- it is frizzy and curly time and just my luck I have also become very ill with a mildly serious infection (its getting better) so I have been at home and my hair has gotten quite… messy to say the least. STYLES I RECOMMEND FOR FRIZZ-BALL HAIR
-Anything in the plait genre, that is, pigtail plaits, french braid, you get me… this is a protective, stylish and frizz eliminating style that never goes out of season.
-Anything of the bun variety, messy bun etc. Keeping in mind that sometimes with the more elegant buns (ballet buns) hair can get even messier when taken out at the end of the day so I wouldn’t wear this before a night out!!
-Half up-do. Because it is actually really easy to make the frizz work for you. A good frizzy half up do can look really casual chic. My tip is to only use a small amount of hair in the upper ‘half’ and leave strands at the front of the face to help frame your pretty features ;) Keeping in mind this style isn’t as protective as the others.
- SERUMS OMGSH
I feel like I haven’t used Argan oil in forever but I have never needed it more! Argan oil or Moroccon oil is a MUST but I also recommend Coconut oil. I WILL BE TRYING A LOT OF SERUMS SOON SO KEEP AN EYE OUT FOR SOOTHING REMEDY REVIEWS! :D :D
-I want the Kevin Murphy one so bad.
Okay, my lovelies. Thanks for reading and good luck taming your tresses :) xxx
So I have booked an appointment in at Lattouf hair and day spa ( I got a voucher for Christmas and it expires in May so I need to use it ) This spa sounds pretty good and I have read up on this “Silk Lightning” by Goldwell which they offer so I will be trying that.
I realise that before going in I must do a few bits of PREP.
(( I have been growing out my hair for 1.5 years so I am glad I can start off with a relatively healthy base… but my ends are still a bit dry from past bleaches so I am going to do thorough hair masking for the next few days before going in. ))
>MACADAMIA OIL remains to be my FAVOURITE HAIR MASK.< So I will be leaving it in my hair for up to 10 minutes.
I will also obviously NOT APPLY HEAT in any shape or form, nor use any serums, as I don’t want to weigh down my hair.
I will wear my HAIR UP in a plait for the next few days as well, to keep the ends from getting tatty.
I will continue to sleep on my SILK PILLOWCASE. Highly recommend getting one if you have dry hair, guys!
I am very excited and I will post heaps of photos of the process and before and afters of course! !!
Thanks guys x
I am a victim of this addiction.
The feeling when you walk through an aisle of hair box dyes and you can’t help but think “maybe…”
Truth is, the root of the problem isn’t your need to change the colour, but your deep desire to change up your look.
Maybe you’re just bored, tired of the everyday?
Here are my tips to avoid “unecessary” dye jobs (in saying this, a good colour change is never out of the option)
1. Get your hair cut! It is damage free and will still change a decent amount of your look to feel satisfied!
2. Think about the money you save. You can use this money to purchase other goodies!
3. Research celebrities or idols who share the same hair colour, how do they make it work?
4. Maybe try a cheaper, temporary alternative? However, I do NOT recommend “live” products. I attempted to go brown and went strawberry blonde??? What.
>These are just a few ideas to prove that you don’t need to succumb to your hair dye addictive needs!
—-but, if your heart tells you to do it… and there is a specific idea in your head that you are desperate to try.. just do it, :P