If you have been watching my videos since the beginning of the year, you may have noticed that I seem to have an “issue” that’s getting worse as my hair grows. Yes – the dreaded dark roots on blonde hair from my little color mishap at the end of February, which left me with blonde roots, and color that didn’t really take on the rest of my hair. Peep the video:
When this first happened, although I was thoroughly amused (honestly, I don’t get really upset about my hair unless it’s falling out in clumps or breaking), I had planned to get my hair either dyed by a professional or dye my hair medium brown to correct the color. Taking a friend’s advice, I was going to wait at least two weeks to do this, because she is very knowledgeable about dye and told me that my hair needed some time to normalize and for me to deep condition/protein treat it. Well…two weeks came and went, for a few reasons.
First, after a couple of weeks, I already saw my darker roots peeking through. If I was going to go to a colorist and have my whole head dyed blonde, I would be in the same predicament another two weeks later. See, one of the major issues I find with color is that many women cannot stand roots, so when they dye their hair, they have to keep getting it dyed in order to avoid roots, which is um…the same “issue” with relaxers. I stopped getting relaxers so I didn’t have to worry about touching my hair up continuously, and I wasn’t about to get sucked into that cycle now.
Second, although my hair seemed to continue to retain moisture well and my elasticity wasn’t of concern, I know what dye does to hair, and I know what overprocessing does to hair. Dye isn’t a process that washes out; like relaxers and heat, the damage can build over time until your hair cannot be saved and you need to cut. I still have flashbacks from when I bleached chunks of my hair in high school (using Loreal Chunking) and the blonde sections turned into mush and would stretch and snap anytime I applied any kind of tension to my strands. That shit was way more uncute than some brown roots.
Third, oh my stars and suns – THIS DAMN HENNA! I have tried my darndest to get rid of this stupid red color/tint. I’ve done dark rinses, tried to go lighter, etc. It always comes back! I feel as if I’m just going to eff my hair up trying to make it go away – you win, henna!!! YOU WIN!!! I’m just going to grow my hair out and keep trimming it as needed to get out the red.
After contemplating all that, I decided that I didn’t really care about my roots and this tricolor blend thing I’ve got going on. I’ve been dyeing my hair since before I could drive, drink, or have a job, and I always let my roots grow out. Hair color is just experimentation to me, I’m not trying to make people think I am a natural blonde or black haired maven. And, I’d rather have healthy dark roots than a head full of effed up fried and dyed hair. But…that’s just me. Will I dye my hair in the future? Maybe, but for right now, I’m coastin’ bishes.