Mondays are the same for Nuke and me; we just don't wanna... Don't wanna move. Don't wanna wake up. Don't wanna -- wait. Did somebody say food? Well, we always 'wanna' for that, okay? This week has just been a blur and not because I'm running around crazy but because I'm adjusting to my new schedule and need to remind my body late nights are no longer an option when I have to wake up before 6:00 a.m.
All that aside, I have something to say. *taps mic* Is this thing on?
To celebrate one of my favorite days of the week, I've got some news. OMG! I colored my hair for the first time ever! I know what you're thinking and no, this isn't the first time my hair has been colored but it's the first time I'VE COLORED MY OWN HAIR. I didn't do anything crazy so don't worry... I just missed the healthy shine of my natural hair color. I've been upholding the promise I made to myself to make time for myself and to invest time in myself. By doing so, I've been committed to regular hair appointments and I've even become more adventurous with hair color.
There was the dirty thirty hair color (January 2013):
It faded to the auburn:
Then, there was the purple and wine ombre of March 2015
Because I couldn't get it touched up while my stylist was on leave, I noticed the pigment faded and the blond, pink and other colors started to show through. My hair was lavender, purple, fuchsia, blond, pink and brown. It was NOT cute.
My deep conditioning treatments would bring it back to life so it was still cool when my hair was done and I always got loads of compliments when we were out.
It was cool but I felt it was time for a change. It was so crazy because I'd condition it and get it fresh and it would look awesome and I'd debate over dying it, lol.
You see my face. The frustration was real! It was an awful cycle but I grew tired of the dry brittle hair... She (the fro) needed TLC and my stylist still had quite a long time before she'd return to the salon. I did my research and decided to use a brand I trust, Shea Moisture.
Again, all I did was fluff and click. You see the lips, I was pretty much over the way my hair was feeling. The fro was dehydrated and the color soaked up most of the moisture in no time; I couldn't win! Of course, when it was time to color, the Hubbs professed his love for my hair and tells me the unique color makes me spicy and, because I'd never done it before, he prayed my hair didn't fall out. Bald spots are never in style, Islanders.
I started the process and I was super surprised... surprised one box was enough... and surprised the kit came with plenty of conditioner and shampoo for the job!
I was loving my new look the following day at the office and snapped a number of selfies to share with those folks who supported me through the dying process. Now that I've given a little background on the product and my experience, here's my "official" product review of the Shea Moisture Hair Color System.
Seriously, have you seen my hair? Why wouldn't I give it a perfect score for this performance?