I recently tried to do the ombre trend with my hair, which I typically keep highlighted blonde. It was a process. Initially, we had to actually dye my roots brown and darken my whole head. For subsequent appointments, my roots would continue to grow out and we would pepper in more blonde closer to my ends.
It was definitely easier to take care of, but I never loved it. For one thing, I realized that I actually do have lots of grey hairs, which is something I wouldn’t have known if my hair had stayed blonde. That was a weird feeling. I keep telling myself that I want to age with grace and thankfulness, but when I saw all these grey hairs on my head, it was a bit sobering to confirm that, yep, I am definitely aging faster than I’d like to be aging. I also didn’t like the fact that I would pay a bunch of money, sit in a styling chair for hours and still walk out of the salon with roots. That didn’t feel right. I guess I’m old school like that.
Last Friday, I decided to take steps back to full blonde. Goodbye ombre. My stylist gave me babylights and, I think I breathed out a sigh of relief when my hair looked normal to me again. I’ve felt like a million bucks this week at work with my new/old hair back. People have even noticed and commented that they like my hair lighter.
Some trends are fun to play with, to shrug into for a bit and try on for size. But, it doesn’t necessarily make you boring if you want to return to the familiar. At least that’s what I’m learning.
Image via Pinterest. Not my actual hair