I admit, when it comes to hair, I’m just a tad vain. That might surprise you after all my previous blog posts, however, it does fit with my motto, “If they don’t have what you need, want what they have.”
For years, during my 30’s my hair looked like s**t, mainly because I let my husband color it every 3 weeks with L’Oreal extra light ash blond, from a box. He’d ask me to sit on a kitchen stool with a towel wrapped around my shoulders and then gently massage the color onto the roots, using his special brush– no, not a paint brush. He became an expert at dabbing each row with goop and after twenty minutes, I felt like I had Marilyn Monroe’s hair color, without the looks. Imagine what ten years of this procedure did to my hair. It turned white and cracked like uncooked spaghetti. The same thing started happening in Belize, after only two months in the surf and sand. You can see the beginning of wild sun-damaged hair in the photo above.
Now that I live in the land of great hairdressers, I’ve fallen into the trap of getting it professionally colored again. No more dry spaghetti hair for me.
So what about you? Are you vain when it comes to your hair? I don’t know if you can send a photo in the comments section, but if you can, I’d love a visual to go with your comment.
To the men. Have you colored your wife’s /girlfriend’s hair? I’m curious how many other men have done that.
Jill Kemerer says
Oh, yeah, I’m vain about my hair. My husband loves it long, so I leave it long. Sometimes I’d love a sassy bob, but I figure leaving it long is something nice I can do for my husband. And I like it long most days. Your hair looks terrific!!
Susan Matthewson says
Do I care about my hair? Well, I told my hairdresser that he can never, never die or move away as long as I’m alive. A woman’s hair and, therefore, her hairdresser are essential to her well-being, just as important as her doctor. Vanity? Ah, yes, ’tis, but a minor sin in my moral universe. Besides, my nails (and my toenails) are awful–but those I can hide. Not so with my hair.
Cairo Typ0 says
Hubby has never coloured my hair for, but he does help me wax my brows and whatnot. I put the strip on and he yanks it off. Perfect maritial therapy! :p
I’ve started colouring my hair at home – but not very often… My husband helped me with the highlights and did a great job!
I’ve also helped him with his hair and beard dye…
Stacy Nyikos says
Oh you bet. My husband used to cut my hair. I remember the first time I went to a hairdresser (after we had to money to afford such luxuries 🙂 IT. WAS. SO. AWESOME. Vanity took over after that. I love having my hair done and how it looks!
My mother used to bleach my hair. It did damage my hair a little yes…
I don’t spend a lot of money on my hair but I love extremes – extremely blond or extremely dark. I luuuuve dark hair but it’s expensive to keep colouring it dark and it also damages the hair (it’s long).
Currently the best solution for me is a T section with highlights. Only needs a touch up every 5-6 months and it doesn’t cost as much as a full head of highlights. Natural and affordable although not as sexy as the extreme look….
haha, my husband!? He would NEVER color my hair! I have a continuing struggle with my hair. It is thinning out so much and I hope that taking hormones will help on that matter as well. Coloring is always done at a salon. Just because I enjoy the hour of pampering! 🙂
Lori Tiron-Pandit says
I only color my hair with henna now and my husband is an expert in that, because in India most men color their hair too.
And yeah, hair is important, isn’t it? It can change my moods. I think for women hair has a deep connection with their inner life.
Gramma Ann says
I like your hair, it looks great!
I have very fine hair and thin yet to boot, so I have always had to keep it short, otherwise, it just gets split-ends and looks awful. I use to have my hair professionally dyed, but quit about 5 years ago, it was just another chemical to make my already thin head of hair thinner. My profile photo is the latest picture I’ve had taken. It was taken in April I think.
Lady Glamis says
You can see my hair in my blog profile photo. I don’t cut it much. I’ve never colored or dyed it. It’s usually up in a ponytail to get out my way. I love and hate my hair. Most of the time I don’t care much what it looks like. Sad huh? I’m so far from GLAM. 😀
You are gorgeous and your hair looks great.
I am too cheap to be vain. I do it myself!
I know what you mean. I won’t let my hairdresser leave. Even when she had her first baby, I was upset.
What a nice husband. Do you think he secretly enjoys pulling the wax strips off?
Team work. What a great idea!
es, it can be expensive depending on what you have done.
Funny that you like extremes. Never heard of a T-Section, but can imagine it.
I would not like to have my husband color my hair anymore. I hope the hormones help.
I think you’re right about hair Lori.
Your hair looks great in the photo. I know you have fun laughing with your hairdresser as you posted something about it once.
You’re young enough you don’t have gray hair. Looks fabulous.
That’s a nice compliment. Thanks.
Mom's Fortress of Solitude says
When I was younger, and being from Texas (Land of the Blonds), I admit I, too, exaggerated my dirty blond hair.
“Sun in” or “Touch-of-Sun” were my best friends.
After I had kids, though, I would have it colored professionally every once in a while.
My hair was pretty damaged by the time I hit 30, so I decided not to color it at all.
After the twins were born, I had agreed to let my friend color it, and it was awful! Neon Blond comes to mind. That was seven years ago.
Now that I’m close to 40, of course, the gray hairs are standing up to say, “Here I am!”
With four boys, though, I’ve figured I’ve earned my gray. My hair is in the greatest of conditions, now, and I’m scared to put any chemicals on it. Knowing my luck, it would all fall out! lol
Yes I’m vain about my hair. I have done home coloring jobs too numerous to count, have had my hair professionally colored and (most recently) highlighted. My husband has helped me with home highlighting kits, he does the back where I can’t see!
Elizabeth Bradley says
Hair! What a subject, don’t we all fear “bad hair” days? My daughter-in-law, or my niece color my hair with professional dye, no dried out mess. I tried to let the gray grow in, (I’m 53), but it looked like crap. My husband and kids like my hair long, so I keep it long. Great subject, (Your hair looks marvelous, by the way.
I think my hair is beyond help…it is curly and unruly. I tried once, years ago, to lighten my hair color a bit, but I turned out looking like a skunk. It was awful.
Yes, vain about my hair!
Years ago I got my long hair cut off and I grieved it. Weird, huh?
Karen (KayKay) says
Oh my goodness – this hurts to admit. Yes. I am soooo vain about my hair. When I was younger I had Breck girl hair – without even trying. Now that I’ve gotten older I have to work much harder to have nice hair and I hate that! I would never let anyone but a professional touch it. I get it colored to hide the gray that is coming in faster and faster and even though I’m nearing 50 I still wear it fairly long. I’m going to have to join the world of adult southern ladies and get it cut short one of these days.
Kelli Nørgaard says
Mads did translate the instructions on the box for me when I did my one “self color” in DK!!! Does that count?
Btw, your hair looks great!!!!
The Blonde Duck says
I’m totally vain about it.
PiNG aka Patti says
I love my hair, or I should say, I did love it. Unfortunately, as I’m now dealing with a serious illness, I had to cut it all off last weekend to prepare for treatment. So, now, I’m just hoping it grows back in healthier than it’s been lately!!
My wife has naturally red hair. It’s gotten a bit darker over the years, but she doesn’t colour it. Looks great, like yours, but much shorter (“wash and go” style).
As for mine:
1. I don’t colour it — it’s gray on top, though my beard is white. (Only problem is in winter, when I wear my red coat, and have been mistaken for a mythical character who lives at the North Pole);
2. Like the economy, my hair is in recession.
Mine is naturally blonde, and has gone to a champagne-platinum color as I get older.
I’m leaving it long since it hides certain faults, like a wrinkly neck.