Since May I’ve been working hard to restore my hair from the color damage I got as a result of over coloring my hair. If you missed that post you can check it out here. I ended up cutting off the damaged ends and starting my hair restoration process back in May. I’ve been using a lot of products meant specifically for restoring damaged hair and have also been taking some hair vitamins. In a recent video I recaped my progress and provide details on the different products I’m attributing my hair growth and restoration so far to. Here is a look at my progress in pictures over the past several months.
May – starting point
I’m really happy with my progress! If you’re interested in hearing about exactly what I’ve been using on my hair, click here to watch my hair restoration update video.
Good morning luvs,
Today’s post is all about color damage. Over the past 12 months I have experimented A LOT with color. I’ve had a lot of fun with my hair color and have enjoyed the looks I’ve attained immensely. I always knew going in to coloring my hair that getting color damage was a possibility. I made the sound decision to do it anyway. I chose to share this story with you all for several reasons
- I love you guys
- I want to be transparent
- I want to inform you all
- I want to be able to share my restoration story as it continues to unfold
Since I posted the video on my YouTube channel las night, there have already been some strongly opinionated comments made, which I know is inevitable. I just want to make sure that it is clear that coloring my hair was my choice. The same as going natural and getting and undercut were my choices. I stand behind my choices completely and was prepared to face the consequences of coloring my hair from the moment I did it. And most importantly, I AM NOT traumatized by this experience. I’ve been natural for 5 years and consider this as another part of my hair journey.
Here are some photo highlights.
First color treatment. Hair still thick and healthy
When I first brought in the gender blonde. Still thick & healthy
My hair finally at the color I was trying to achieve
A comparison from a style after just the first color treatment vs when it started to thin out after the last color treatment. Same style, totally different look.
My stretched hair comparison
My color damage at its worse
I have now cut all of the damaged ends and am continuing to help restore my hair. More to come on exactly what I’m doing to do that.
I hope that you all find this helpful. To see my full color damage and restoration story and how I cut my hair click here.
I recently re-upped on my Creme of Nature Exotic Shine Hair Color in Ginger Blonde and Intensive Red. I absolutely adore these colors together! They totally pop.
Want the deets on how I applied this color? Click here.
I’m so excited to share my new hair color with you beauties. The May curlBOX was filled with a bunch of goodies by Creme of Nature including the new Intensive Red hair color.
You can check out my complete product review of all the products in the box here.
So, I decided that I just wanted some pops of color so I didn’t saturate my hair in the color. I did a big chunky section in the front and added some color to the ends of my hair in the back.
This was my very first time coloring my own hair. It was fairly simple and I would definitely do it again. I am in love with the results!! It’s subtle enough for work, but still gives me the pop of color I was looking for.
Here are some styles that really allowed my new color to stand out.
What do you think??
I don’t know about you beauties but I seem to have acquired quite a bit of gray hair since entering my thirties. Consequently I’ve been seriously contemplating getting highlights but have been a bit reluctant because I’m afraid of damaging my hair. I’ve seen countless ladies maintain a head of healthy color treated hair so I know it can be done.
Well, this year that fear can kick rocks! This naturalista will be saying goodbye to these grays and getting highlights this spring after my growth challenge ends in early April. Time for another level of fun with my curls, kinks and coils!
Before I take the plunge I’ll be doing a lot of research on maintaining healthy color treated natural hair. I know that moisturizing and deep conditioning is key! If you have any other maintenance tips that you would recommend please let me know. These grays have gotta go!