I still remember the moment I got bangs, I was 21 and had just broken up with my boyfriend of 6 years, and decided I needed a fresh look. I was BANGING! I loved it, I loved them so much that I rocked those bangs for over 10 years. Then I realized, I’ve had the same hairstyle for a decade. I had just began a new relationship, a really happy one, and my life just felt new and fresh so again I wanted a new look.
The way it was....
January 2017 |
In January of 2017, I remember sitting in the chair at the salon and looking in the mirror and thinking I really love my hair the way it is but let’s be brave and do something new.
I showed up to my hair appointment and showed my hairdresser pictures of what I wanted:
Sofia Jamora |
And after a few hours, this is what the final product was.
I kept this look for a couple of months until I realized I wanted more. Now I wanted this look:
I went to a different hairdresser because I knew my long time hairdresser would not bleach my hair to achieve the look I wanted. After a couple hours, this was what I looked like:
February 2017 |
My hair was still strong, thick and long and it was a really nice grey, I should have just kept it at this color but nope I wanted more so I went in again to bring the color upwards in my bangs. I had decided at this point that I wanted to grow my bangs out. In my mind if my hair was all one color they would grow out quicker.
April 2017 |
At this point my hair was weak, starting to thin and break. I was frustrated that my hair color wasn't what I wanted and it was uneven, which you can tell from the picture above. So I went back to the salon a few weeks later and bleached more and ultimately was my final and last time bleaching my hair.
I wanted my hair to look like this:
Victoria @Inthefrow |
The final product looked like this:
May 2017 |
My hair completely broke off. My poor long beautiful thick hair was now frail, brittle, and short. But what is done is done and I tried to keep it grey as long as I could but slowly the color started changing to a more yellow blonde. I knew I couldn’t just dye my hair black again so soon because my hair has had it and I didn’t want to damage it more. To try and nurse my hair back to health, I researched everything and tried everything.
August 2017 |
Embarrassed to go back to the previous hairdresser, I found my new forever hairdresser, a friend of mine, who is helping me revitalize my hair back to healthy. She refused to dye my hair back to black so soon, so she gave it a trim and toned it and gave me lots of treatments to soften the damaged hair. The grown out roots actually looked pretty cool and I got a lot of compliments but I wanted my hair color to be even and wanted it to look healthy again.
Gianna, my hair savior |
In late October of 2017, I dyed my hair back to dark brown in hopes to let it grow back long and healthy again. Going back to dark gave me my confidence back as well, I just felt like myself again.
November 21, 2017 |
Luckily, I have such an amazing boyfriend who loves me blonde, grey, black, brunette, or whatever hair color I choose. I realize now that what I had is now my #hairgoals. I will never destroy my hair ever again and neglect to realize that what I had was amazing. I hope that one day my hair will go back to how it was, long and healthy again. Now, I do treatments once a week, I only wash my hair twice a week, and I take hair vitamins to strengthen and try to speed up the growing process. I know that I need to be patient and keep my fingers crossed that I will get back to my hair goals again.
Sophia Miacova |