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Confessions of a 30 year old | Hair Problems

Already it’s time for me to drop a bomb on y’all… I got 99 problems and my hair is at least 80 of them. Seriously, I haven’t had a haircut in about 13 months. Yup, you read that right, 13 MONTHS!

Confessions of a 30 Year Old | Hair

It’s not that I don’t need a haircut or that I don’t think about getting a haircut, it’s just that I don’t feel like going and spending the 3-4 hours in a salon chair. And it’s also that I’m so indecisive I can’t decide what I want. I know I’ll get a very angled LOB haircut, it’s my fave and super classy. I also know that I’ll get bangs this time around, like super cool French girl bangs.

BUT the color! What color do I want?!?

You see about 2-3 years ago I started getting gray hair. EEEK! EWWWW! GRAY HAIR! Seriously, who gets gray hair at 27-28 years old… well, just about everyone. 😉 But I didn’t want it. So I took my virgin hair… (virgin hair = hair that has NEVER been colored) and I got myself some blonde, beach-y highlights. And I loved them.

I then proceeded to continue to add more blonde to my hair over the next 6 months. It got a little too blonde. And I was getting ready to get married. I didn’t want to look at fake blonde hair in my wedding photos for the rest of my life.

So, I did what any rational woman would do…

5 days before I was to say “I do”, I ventured to the salon and decided that I needed my dark red hair back. I gave my hair dresser 3-5 photos of completely different shades of red and let her work her magic. And believe it or not I didn’t get what I envisioned. In fact, I got black hair with the smallest tint of red. Such a small amount of red that if you didn’t know there was supposed to be some red, you would just assume it was black hair.

I don’t blame my hairstylist. I love her actually, she is a miracle worker. I blame the fact that I took 3-5 photos of completely different shades in and said, “I want this.”

The next day I spent about 5-6 hours in that dreaded salon chair… there was a lot of bleaching and eventually some hair dying. And that did lead to a gorgeous red. Not MY red, but gorgeous none the less. I can look back at my wedding photos and be happy with my hair.

The day after my wedding my scalp started scabbing. Apparently that was from leaving the bleach on for as long as they needed to. It was not a fun process, but hey, at least my hair didn’t fall out.

After that I decided I needed something a lot more low maintenance. I didn’t want to be at the salon every 4 to 5 weeks getting my hair highlighted, dyed, bleached, etc. So I opted for an auburn color, that was very similar to my natural hair color. I maintained that for another 5 months and now here we are…

My natural hair color is slightly darker than the dyed hair. So every once in awhile I’ll get a comment about how my balayage looks so perfectly blended and natural. And then I think to myself, “I can go a little longer without doing anything to my hair.” 😉

& eventually a little longer turns into 13 months. Oops!

Now I am to a point where I feel like I can no longer wait. I’ll need a haircut and dye by the end of the summer. You see once fall rolls around I’ll be working in a hospital setting daily and I can’t just wear my hair in boxer braids all day. I mean, yeah it’s super cute and convenient for the summer months. But once September hits and I’m wearing those same boxer braids day after day I’m sure the cuteness of it will turn into sloppy. And I’ll just look like a hot mess.

So back to the question of the day… what color do I want?!?

I’ve got plenty of inspiration floating around on my Pinterest Beauty Board. (See Below ↓) I’m drawn to red and I am really loving the rose gold hair. But I feel like that would get super hard to maintain or after a few dye jobs it would be more pink than that beautiful coppery color. But then I’ll see a pretty blonde and it drawls me in. Or sometimes I’m like, “I should try a brown.”  Ugh, what’s a girl to do?!


And of course there’s the split ends. Ugh, the split ends! So. Damn. Many. Split. Ends!

So naturally it’s absolutely time… and hopefully I’ll figure out the color I want before I sit in the salon chair. I can’t go through the drama of black hair again. 😉

Disclaimer: I have ZERO problems with gray hair. If you have gray hair and you enjoy rocking it, kudos to you. You rock whatever look makes you feel the best about yourself.

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