Monday, July 11, 2011

Something New: Jet Black Hair

Those of you who follow me on Twitter saw my new look a little over a week ago:

Post relaxer and cellophane rinse
This change was a suggestion of Mr. Love Bird. Yes, he was the one who had suggested my box color a few months ago and unfortunately, that was short lived. As fast as my hair grows and my grays come in I cannot keep up with the lighter color and despite what the box says, it's EXTREMELY damaging to relaxed hair.

So . . .

I ended up getting a jet black cellophane rinse, which is non-damaging to relaxed hair. What's so awesome about it is that you can get it at the same time as your touch-up. I get my touch-ups every 8 weeks and because my previous color was so light, I'll need to get it the next time around but can skip it the time after that. 

It's amazing to see how my hair's progressed:

Natural blown dry in October 2010
Relaxed (and uneven!) November 2010
Both my mother and the hairdresser said jet black was too harsh of a look for me, but honestly I like it! I've always gone lighter, but I think for now my plan is to stick with dark and keep growing my hair out. I don't plan on doing a big chop for many, many decades to come. Mr. Love Bird is very happy with my hair, and I am too!

I definitely credit biotin and Jane Carter scalp serum for minimizing the damage of my color mishap.

You can get both on (use my 20% off coupon code to the left!):

This is actually on sale now - 43% off!
Love this!
I'm well on my way towards my goal length/style: