I never gave you guys an update on my hair coloring adventure! I ended up buying a box of Garnier Nutrisse hair color. It was regularly $6.99, on sale for $5.50, and I had a coupon for $3 off a box, making it a grand total of $2.50. Can’t beat that (if it’s good), right???
I chose a color that’s close to my natural (a dark blonde). My thought was that it would help conceal the new growth (no visible growth line), so it would allow me longer between colorings.
Since my last dye job was a bit of a platinum blonde disaster, I left the dye in for the max amount of time that the directions referred to as for use with “stubborn greys.” When everything was said and done, I was a little disappointed. I don’t know whether to blame the boxed dye or my terrible previous dye-job for destroying my hair, but the boxed color didn’t entirely hide the old blonde. It certainly made my hair a few shades darker, but I feel like my old growth line is still visible (at least if you know where it is and are looking for it).
So, I felt pretty “meh” about it.
Then a couple days later I had to take the girls’ to the doctor and while there the nurse complimented me on my hair color!! She said it a couple different times, too “I love your hair color” (and later) “I really love the color of your hair!” It made me feel so much better! I can’t even remember the last time I got a compliment on my hair color (and this coming from someone who has exclusively paid for professional colorings for the past several years).
So it looks like I may give Garnier another try next time I color my hair (probably not for another month or two). Not too shabby, boxed hair dye! Not too shabby!
Do you have a favorite hair dye brand?
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