As an ex dye addict, I used to change my hair colour more than some people change their knickers. Last year, I realised that not only was this expensive and time consuming, it never looked any better than the previous one. I decided to let it grow for a while and find out what my natural hair colour actually was. As it was then blonde, I had visions of some perfectly blended, natural ombre look that I could leave to grow forever. Ten months later and my hair looked more like trailer trash lost the peroxide than super trendy ombre. Something had to be done. I didn’t want to feel like I’d wasted the past 10 months growing time so I opted for a dye that was pretty close to my natural colour and only applied it to the lengths of my hair, not the roots.
I went with Loreal Colour Experte in ‘Biscotti’. I would love to pretend that I got it done at some fancy salon, but I picked it up at a discount warehouse store for $5.95. Just to add a little more class, I applied it myself, with help from Rich, after drenching my hair in coconut oil, in the outdoor ladies toilets at our hostel. It was raining, we had latex gloves and plastic bag capes. Pure class. On another note, I was pretty impressed with this product. I have used the same brand before but never in this shade and not for many years. As my hair is pretty long I was seriously expecting to run out half way through but to my pleasant surprise, one pack was more than enough. As I said earlier, I want to keep growing my hair out so I only died the lengths, not the roots. It blended pretty perfectly and I’m really happy with the results. Proof that great hair doesn’t have to break the bank.
What do you think? Better or worse?
BEFORE – AFTER