Most women will act as if their beauty comes naturally and they are completely flawless with very little effort. Deep down they know this to be a complete lie. Sure, we can argue the whole “but everyone is beautiful on the inside” shenanigans — but I’m not talking about inner or natural beauty. I’m talking about when women put forth an effort with makeup, name brand clothing, and of course changing the color of their hair.
I’m not saying that putting on makeup and going shopping is a bad thing. Hell, I love shopping for makeup! What I am trying to say is that trying to make yourself look flawless with contouring and bleached blonde Barbie hair takes a lot of effort. It’s a whole lot of work and men should compliment us on our efforts more often than they do. Of course they should do this without being skeezy. That’s right — skeezy. Lately I’ve been feeling the need to put in this extra effort and decided to start with my hair.
It’s no secret that my husband is in the Army which results in me spending a lot of time alone with our little fur balls. Even though they don’t care what I look like I’m the one who has to look in the mirror. I came to the realization that I had become very lazy when it came to my beauty regime lately. I haven’t dyed my hair in who knows how many months — something I did on a regular basis. I haven’t bothered with makeup because I don’t leave the house and why waste it? Except today I realized that I should waste it. Who cares if nobody else sees it? I see it and it makes me feel good. It makes me feel pretty. Isn’t that the point? We get beautiful not to impress others but to impress ourselves. That, my friends, is beautiful.
Going back to how I haven’t colored my own dirty blonde mess of a hair in the last couple of months, I knew it was time to make a change. The only problem was I didn’t want to make just any change, it had to be a major change! I have tried going bleached blonde (awful!), black (definitely my color), red (definitely my color), and brown (eh). So what do you do when you want to make an extreme change to the color of your hair? You go purple! Or green, pink or even blue, but I chose purple. The only problem was trying to find a brand that would give me the right shade of purple that I wanted.
After much research into different brands and shades of purple I went to Amazon so that I could read some of the reviews. If you haven’t checked reviews on Amazon I highly suggest you do it. A lot of users post pictures of the product that they received as well as give great detail to the packaging as well as quality. I settled on Pravana’s ChromaSilk Vivids which happened to have a lot of great pictures of consumers who had used the product and were either satisfied or dissatisfied with the dye.
If I would have used the product the right way then maybe I would be happier with the product myself.
I’m not going to lie I was totally unprepared to dye my hair. First, I didn’t pack my brushes, clips or mixing bowls for hair dye. It didn’t cross my mind that I had thrown it out before we moved halfway across country. Second, I didn’t let my lack of supplies stop me. I decided that no matter what I was going to dye my hair purple. Gloves to not get dye on my hands? Yeah, no. I used plastic bags. Brush of the dye? Yeah, no. I used an old makeup brush. I’m like a real life hair dying MacGyver.
Well… it’s purple. It’s not as dark or light as I would have anticipated though and I feel it’s almost ashy with a purple tint to it. I am going to give it another try once the proper materials to dye my hair are delivered. Maybe then I’ll be able to try again and see if I can get a better color.
I also bought another brand that I am going to try after another coat of the ChromoSilk Vivids if I’m still not pleased. After the second coat I’ll be writing a real review with pictures so stay tuned!