I decided it was time for professional help! I have had the same local hairdresser, Nancy, for several years, but I was doing my own hair for the past two years. I made the brave phone call, told her what a mess I made of things and asked her for help and made an appointment. I was a bit worried she would be upset with me, but she was so kind! I told her I would like to try a permanent for more body and see if it lightens it and then I would like her to dye it back to blond. She said we could totally do this!
As a side bar, one thing I do enjoy about aging, I am losing my vanity. Don't get me wrong, most of the time I try to look my best, but back when I was young I never would go out without make-up and hair done and I always wore cute outfits. Now that I'm an old lady with confidence, it's kind of nice that I am able to walk around with goofy hair and it doesn't bother me so much. Hello!!! I finally learned this major lesson....my outer looks do not define who I am!
I felt like I was at Truvy's from Steel Magnolias! All these local townspeople were in the shop. There were two men who were just battling it out over the local football teams, a lady came in to show her new puppy, two women came in for makeovers and of course I heard a little local gossip. I think I might always make my appointments on Saturday mornings from now on!
So, the moral of the story is...while it's fun to dye your hair at the spur of the moment, be very wise and careful. You might not be able to undo your new do so easily!
"But even the very hairs of your head are all numbered. Fear not therefore; ye are of more value than many sparrows." Luke 12:7