Back in December of 2015, I went in for my monthly colour appointment at the Aveda Institute and was expecting my regular blonde balayage to be toned up. For the first time, I had a student, Kayden, which wasn't a bad thing, but the process did take a little longer because the cut and colour had to be approved by a teacher and it was also a SUPER busy day at the school! My hair was in desperate need of a tone up as my blonde was looking quite warm and brassy so I asked for a slightly darker hair colour that would wear better over the coming weeks as I washed my hair. What ended up happening was far more dramatic than I was expecting, but ended up being a good thing!
I became a brunette! We did a demi permanent colour which contains no ammonia and is used for refreshing colour, toning highlights and enhancing natural colour. I was told it would last about 20 washes and that the colour left behind would be more like a light brown as opposed to brassy. I had been blonde for long enough that I was a bit shocked when everything was done, but I had to admit that this beautiful brown was perfect for the winter season and more professional-looking for work. I also had highlights done higher on my front bangs, but to this day my roots are still untouched. I have no greys and I will not touch the roots until greys come in!
My boss and hubby both loved it and all of you gave me so much IG love that I ended up hanging on to the colour for my next appointment too! What I loved about going darker was how much easier the colour was to maintain. I was still using purple conditioner, but I eased up on the purple shampoo.
For my next appointment last month, I wanted to go a little bit ashier on the brown, enrich the color as well as address the issue of my extremely dry and itchy scalp this season! I don't know what it has been about the weather, but my scalp has been so dry that it has been flaking on the front of my scalp. I have stopped taking hot showers which I thought ...