Posted in News on July 10th, 2012 by Reagan
Tags: balayage, Bleach, Blondes, free hand highlights, growing out hair, Hair Color, Hair Painting, Highlights
I have a little game I like to play called “how long can Reagan go in between highlights”. The motivation behind this game is that my locks are naturally dry and highlights do a number on my hair’s health. Since I’m hoping to grow out my hair long enough to clothe me this winter, I have to be careful with the chemical services. Y’all, this game is a matter of necessity…I just pretend that it’s fun.
So this round of the game lasted since early February. If you remember, I went quite a bit lighter. I held out an impressive 4 and a half months, and have a feeling I can go longer next time.
So, I blocked out a little time at work to have my roots done, but gave special instructions to go easy on the processing (I told my colorist about the game). So she did a light painting at my roots, being careful not to saturate the hair too much with the bleach so that it will have a much more natural effect. It’s very subtle and lots of my true color is still there, just a little brightening up. Especially at the front. She nailed it. Mark my words, I’m going at least six months this time.
(Looking up to the heavens for support during this journey)
I’ve found that the painting technique (free handing the application, rather than using foils) allows you to go much longer between services. How long do you go in-between? Do you have any strategies to growing out your hair healthy and quickly?
See you in December, bleach!