For the last 10 years I have been mostly picky about getting my haircut every 5 to 6 weeks. I am challenging myself not to get my haircut until at least September. It has been about 5 or 6 weeks since my last haircut. I am trying to grow my hair out. I didn't think this would be doable until a few weeks ago when I decided to leave my conditioner in my hair and not rinse it out in the shower. I always thought it was gross to leave in conditioner. What I have found is that when I towel dry my hair half of the conditioner comes off any way.
I started coloring my hair every other month last year to cover gray. I swore I never would, but now I like it. It has been a lot of fun trying new colors. I found a hair dye I really like. I found it at a health food store near Houston, Texas this spring when I was visiting my sister. The hair dye is called Naturtint and I now buy it on-line since I can't buy it local in central Iowa--that I know of. If I am wrong please let me know! The color I have applied recently is really interesting, Mahogany Chestnut. I love it! Here's some product info for anyone interested:
Naturtint is the first permanent hair colorant without Ammonia or Resorcinol. Thanks to its gentle formula enriched with active vegetable ingredients, Naturtint richly colors your hair and will completely cover grey hair.
Thanks to the New Formula and its multiplying effect, Nutrideep regenerates the hair fibre giving to it 3 times more strength and volume; its active ingredients greatly improve the condition of your hair and color duration of your hair and color duration by forming a protective shield to neutralize the effects of UV rays.Sounds impressive? I am happy with the product although with shipping I spend about $5 more than Clairol. I don't mind too much. I'll probably trim my own bangs or grow them out as well. I may even highlight strands of my hair again. I did that last year with an $8 highlighting kit I bought at a local grocery store.
Another thing I have tried lately is only washing the roots of my hair. We have hard water and my hair seems to do best with not being lathered. Some oil on my hair keeps it healthier. Right now I am using a Dove shampoo for color treated hair. I prefer salon shampoos, but I can't always afford it.
Who dares me to go medium blond? I tried a reddish color before this latest color. What hair experiments have you or your kids tried? When I get REALLY brave I will try the hot pink I've been thinking about--maybe just on a few strands.