So after a seriously long debate with myself and a whole lot of inner turmoil, I finally took the plunge yesterday and got my hair cut; something which I tend to find quite an ordeal.
Blouse - Zara
Lipstick - Topshop 'Hazard'
To give you a brief insight into my hair history, growing up my hair was very curly and very thick. Up until the age of around 14 I always had it extremely long and rarely used heat on it. At the age of about 15 a defining moment in my life happened; I became the world's biggest emo kid (lol) and this caused me to my bleach my hair bright yellow, straighten it to within an inch of its life, wear terrible ratty hair extensions and dye an ugly black streak in the most ridiculous sweeping side fringe you would ever lay eyes on. Luckily this phase was over and done with within a year or 2. When I left school at the age of 18 I trained as a hairdresser for a year and the ability to have my cut and colour done for free resulted in me sporting a rather eye catching bright red bob. Since I began university in 2009, I have been attempting to grow my hair and because of this I have now developed a fear of going to the hairdressers and coming back bald. Yeah you know what I mean, that old 'Ill only take an inch off' then you come out looking like youve just been scalped.
That then leads us up to this haircut. With my hair being so thick and heavy I told the hairdresser I wanted her to put some shorter layers in to give me some volume and I asked her to not take anything off the actual length; thankfully that's exactly what she did and I am now finding myself constantly flicking my hair round with its new found body. As for the fringe, I asked for a Zooey Deschanel inspired heavy full fringe (or bangs if you're in the US) that was longer at the sides to blend into the rest of my hair; we all know that girl is just queen of the fringe. I didn't get my hair re-ombred however I think the shorter layers have given my colour a new lease of life, it's looking much fresher!
Since having my hair dip dyed a few months ago I have noticed the ends of my hair feeling a lot drier and because of this I have felt the need to invest in more specialist haircare, unfortunately good old Herbal Essences just weren't cutting the mustard. I have been using Loreal Professional's 'Silver' shampoo in order to stop my ombre looking brassy and I have just recently purchased Redken's 'Exreme' conditioner which is meant to put the vital proteins back into dry and distressed hair. I want to test the conditioner more before I do a full review of this product, but so far so good!
Overall I am really happy with how my hair is looking and thankful to have found a hairdresser that respects what I actually ask for. Im always on the look out for products that put moisture back into dry or damaged hair so if you have any recommendations please let me know!