In other words, if it ain’t broke, DON’T FIX IT. Kat’s natural hair color is a super glossy dark brown. Why spend big bucks on color?
In her own words:
I remember the first time I got highlights. It was of course because of a boy. (Don’t all dramatic hair changes result because of a boy?) I decided to go lighter and had my friend do it. Of course, she did it the wrong way so we were up until the wee hours of the morning trying to fix it. Since then (and that was maybe…ten years ago?) I’ve been highlighting my hair – I’ve had blonde-ish highlights (not a good look – trust me), reddish ones, brown ones – you name it. For a long time, I was and I’ll admit it – addicted to highlights.
That is until I saw the Hair Thursday light. The famous Whoorl recommended NOT highlighting my hair and going back to my natural color. I’ll admit, I was a bit dubious because I really liked seeing this unnatural magical blend of colors on my head.
But since this is the recession era and I was tired of always having to make appointments and shelling out so much money for highlights, I decided to make the journey back to dark hair. It’s been about six months now and I don’t miss it. I don’t miss the smell of the products, nor the insanely long period of time it took to highlight my hair. My bank is happier. I’m happier.
Plus, Whoorl was right. Having my hair one color does make it a LOT shinier (my hair stylist claims my hair is fake, it looks so shiny) and it looks a LOT healthier. It’s taken a bit of effort from my stylist to maintain the natural color as I wait for the old highlights to grow out but I love the me with my au natural hair.
I’m not saying that everyone should go back to their natural hair color but when you’re like me and it’s been years since you’ve seen your real hair color, perhaps getting back to your roots (haha, get it?!) is the way to go.
If I were to go the highlights route again, I think I’d go for very natural ones which is tough when you have such dark hair like mine. But until then, I’m loving (and hopefully rocking) it.
You are most definitely rocking it, Kat. Thanks for your sage advice and occasional ass-kissing comment. Love ya, girl. Mwah!