Not insanely cute but insanely tired today. Between being at O's dance late, DH getting home late and the dogs barking when he got home, the storms I think I got 2 hours of sleep. The perk of now riding the bus to work was a little nap on the way home.
Since we're talking hair today, anyone want to talk to me about hair dye? I haven't dyed my hair in years, but I'm thinking about doing it again because my hair is dark brown but is getting an awful lot of grey in it. It isn't to the point of being a nice silvery grey, though, so I'm noticing that I don't particularly like the way it looks. My hair is really short (1/4" to 1" at the longest), which I know means any added color would grow out really fast. Is it worth dyeing? If so, any tips? I'd do it myself because it certainly wouldn't be worth paying someone to do it.
With hair that short, I would definitely consider dyeing it at home. So...the theory is that you go lighter as you start to go gray, so you approximate the color you had when you were younger. It tends to be more flattering to your skin as you get older to go for the softer, lighter tones than to go darker, which tends to look harsh.
I haven't actually looked at colors, but I would probably go with a medium brown or possibly a reddish-brown. It'd be hard to go too much darker without just going for black and I certainly can't do anything toward the blonde end of the spectrum without bleaching my hair.
I've had good luck with Garnier colors.
You can always start with the semi-permanent first if you're not ready to commit.
Mine needs upkeep about every 6-8 weeks, you may need more often, but since your hair is short you don't have to worry about damaging it.
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I think this is what I used when I used to go red. You may want to see if you can make a bottle be at least two applications too. So knowing if the packaging is somehow resealable might be good.
I've also used henna, which can gives tones from red to black. I'd buy it at the Indian grocery store. Made my hair VERY soft, too!
I don't think you can make it be two applications as once it's mixed - it's mixed, but at only $8 it's not a big deal.
Unless it's designed to be resealed and stored, do not do that. It can explode.
I figure even permanent color would grow out in fairly short order.
I like this wash in glaze
. Not full color, but does help with the grey and super easy b/c you just wash it in the shower 1x a week.
Interesting. Does it do a decent job of adding some color? The "easy" part is definitely appealing!
It adds some color but not full color, so makes my greys much less noticeable but doesn't 100% cover them (also, since it gradually washes out I don't get roots/color line which I hate).
Anyway, I can't bring myself to go through the pain in the neck of doing real color any more...although maybe I will in another 5 years. Given a bottle is about 10 bucks and works for 3-4 washes for me (and my hair is almost to my waist), it is probably worth trying to see if you are happy with it. Given your short hair one bottle will definitely last you. I just put it on in the shower (once a week) after I wash my hair, shave my legs (also only once a week
) and then rinse it after the end of my shower. Works well enough for me to feel less self conscious about my greys and is super easy.
Ok, thanks! That does sound like the type of thing that might work well for me. Dyeing hair isn't that difficult but I'd rather not do it if I don't have to. I'm not totally committed to covering all the grey -- I just want a better color overall -- so that might work well.
I use the Natural Instincts semi-permanent color. It gradually washes out over 6-8 weeks, so you don't end up with the grey skunk line. It's just a nice, gradual fade that you can refresh at any time.
Ministicky flew solo last night - no diapers. Nothing but a thin layer of cotton undies and flannel footies between him and the world. I took him to pee before I went to bed, and no accident! He cried last night saying he didn't want a diaper again. I'd wanted to buy more mattress covers before, but gave in, and who knew. Turns out he is ready.
Parent fail. We probably should have listened to him already a few weeks ago.
And no, I don't feel insanely cute. It's freezing cold and since it never really is, we don't have appropriate clothes. We're all in layers. I feel like the marshmallow man.
I had a bit of a revelation last night, when I woke up around 4 a.m. and found my brain spinning with anger over my first marriage, and XH, and certain issues that still bother me, like his treatment of Ratbag, and his neglect of the cats.
Many people have told me how important it is to let go of that anger and frustration and move forward, but honestly, it feels like so much of it was unacknowledged during my marriage that I NEED TO EXAMINE IT, and acknowledge the fact that I am angry as hell, and upset, and hurt, before I can let go of it. I mean, I felt so lonely and unsupported and maxed out for so many years, but bulled forward like it was normal, business as usual, that I need to let myself feel that it was a bad situation, and to recognize it for what it was.
However, I felt a click last night after I let this stuff churn for a while, in which I realized I am simply tired now of feeling angry and powerless. It's time to pay more attention to the present, and to the good things, than to dwell on the past. I am in a very good situation, seriously the best I could ever wish for, and it is worth my full attention.
sometimes I really hate my city. Twice now in a few months I had to call the police while running.
this time I was running the asphalt loop behind the middle schools. On my second to last lap two young men (18-25?) approached me and said they were going to do something on the field, did I mind? Umm why would I care? I asked if they were going to do something athletic. At the high school guys do weird crap at the track on occasion for football (I assume). No, they said they had to "test some products and it would be loud." What kind of products? I asked. They walked away - and I never was that close to them to get a great description. I don't get close to people that time of the day.. they walked to the other side of the loop and I heard two gunshots. They darted down the sewer easement (where they came from) and then came back and did it again.
you better believe i hoofed the other direction. The janitor had just gotten there and I ran inside his storage room, but he didnt speak good English. So I ran to my car and drove across the street and called the police. Apparently other people called and reported gunshots. The police came and I talked to them. He brought up the possibility of explosives, not gunshots. That could be it. I didn't actually see a gun. My vision sucks and they were across the field. But I know what bottle rockets and firecrackers sound like. It wasn't that. But anyhow, it blows. I doubt I will ever run there again. And I really hate to tell my DH. He won't be happy with me out anywhere running again.