I can’t quite believe I did this again and more importantly I can’t quite believe that I actually like the result.
Remember the last time I went dark? I was so sad I couldn’t even look in a mirror. I will now admit that a tear was even shed! It was all very dramatic but I just didn’t identify with the person that I saw staring back at me and I swore I would never go dark again.
Well, fast forward a few months and here I am! Just call me YoYo.
I have been thinking about growing out my ombre for a month or so. It’s not that I want to be natural, it’s more that I want my hair to look a little less brassy. This week I was working in Abu Dhabi and the lighting in the office toilets really highlighted the brass. It just didn’t look chic or professional so I shook my head and decided that it had to go.
Is this me growing up?
Because we are essentially the same person (just call us Limone), Simone has also been considering the same change and she did the deed on Tuesday. When I saw her WhatsApp photo I decided to march myself down to Boots at Battuta Mall and get the only dye that I have faith in – Phyto.
Now this is pretty hard to find – it’s not even in every Boots in Dubai – but I swear by it. It fades quickly which sounds like a negative but is a comfort should the colour not come out as you wish. It also doesn’t give you an intense dark finish – I find the result a lot softer than you would typically get with the likes of L’oreal.
Flashback to when I tried L’oreal Brasilia, a dark brown, and ended up with black hair.
25 minutes of cooking time on the head and I was left with the above colour. It’s just what I like – not too cool and with a coverage that isn’t too opaque so I still get the hint of dimension in the ombre pushing through.
Someone asked me on Instagram if this was like my natural colour. To be honest I have no idea! I have been colouring my hair for so long that my grip on “natural” has long faded. I would say though that brunette is probably where I should settle.
My next hair mission is growth. I am itching to get passed the mid-length phase and enter the nipple covering stage. If you know of any magic products that will get me there feel free to let me know.
PS. I had lots of questions about my makeup on Instagram and I am afraid to say that I am wearing the same old boring things. MAC Mythology on the eyes and MAC Boldly Bare liner with MAC Pure Zen on the lips!