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Re: I took the plunge and stopped coloring & highlighting my hair BUT

@Sooner 

 

do what you feel comfortable ...a lot of my decisions maybe that this past 21 months have been a "struggle" in many ways.

 

Seeing my family in person has reminded me (and them) I need to be "good" to me for my "mental & physical" well being...

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Re: I took the plunge and stopped coloring & highlighting my hair BUT

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@homedecor1 

 

Ditto everything you just said. Made by appointment today.

 

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Re: I took the plunge and stopped coloring & highlighting my hair BUT

One of my best decisions was to stop coloring my own hair, and leave it to my stylist. I was not doing a good job, and this is money well spent.

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Re: I took the plunge and stopped coloring & highlighting my hair BUT

@homedecor1 

 

Bold and consuming decision.  I hope you get the results you're looking for.

What will the esthetician do?  I'm 62 and color my hair.  I just simply can NOT see stopping coloring my hair and wearing makeup.  

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Re: I took the plunge and stopped coloring & highlighting my hair BUT

I am still coloring my hair and wearing makeup because I want to do so.  I am toying with ending the hair coloring, but I still feel like "me" with my hair being the same.  I don't mind aging and don't try to look "young" but I want to look like I want to look.  @homedecor1 I understand your decisions and am right there with you.  There are some things I maintain for me.

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Re: I took the plunge and stopped coloring & highlighting my hair BUT

@Sooner 

 

SIMPLE!  I love simple!  It seems like "not normal" is normal now and I don't like it.  My 83 year old mother just asked me to go with her to pick out burial plots and funeral arrangements.  My dad has pretty bad dementia and can't do any of the things he used to take care of.  I don't foresee "simple" for the rest of our lives.  Simple was when we thought we were indestructible.

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Re: I took the plunge and stopped coloring & highlighting my hair BUT

@Jacie 

 

Do you find that salon coloring lasts any longer than what you can do at home?  Yes, it's time consuming to diy but it's also time consuming to get dressed and made up, drive to and from your appt and of course time at the appt.  I tried it 3 times and yes, it looked good but I was not happy to spend $100 for something that didn't last any longer than what I could do at home for $8.  Plus, it wasn't comfortable for me to sit for sooo long.  I'm just going to have to keep coloring at home and use the Color Wow touchup in-between.  So far I only need it from the eyebrows to my ears.  Great stuff!

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Re: I took the plunge and stopped coloring & highlighting my hair BUT

@Kalli 

 

It would depend on the friend and relationship and how she was told.  That's a tricky conversation Smiley Surprised  I "hearted" both yes and no lol

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@monicakm 

 

I have never stripped my hair.  I have low lights & highlites with light under color done.  It's never been stripped.

 

As for my esthetician I used to have deep clean/ facials w/massage every 6 weeks.  My skin was always nice not so much now.  

I cannot wait for my appointments.  Tomorrow back to my walking  routine (which stopped as it was just to hot & humid even 7:00 in the am to walk).  We have a great workout room here -- so I'd been going there but not as good as a brisk walk😊

 

As for your comment re: stopping coloring or makeup-- never say never because I never thought my perfectly healthy spouse would be as sick as he is & god bless every caregiver because one "losses" themselves in the process of caring for a loved one.

 

I did not see your post regarding you are facing tough decisions too☹️

 

 

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@Vivian wrote:

During Covid quarantine, when we couldn't go to the salon, my best friend and I made two opposite decisions from two opposite coasts. She stopped coloring her hair and I continued coloring mine at home. We live a continent apart but we're in daily communication. She sent me a recent photo and asked what I thought. OMG, what could I say? I couldn't hurt her feelings so I told her a 'fiblet' and said she looked very nice. I hope God will forgive me but I could not tell her the natural look provided her look with about 15 more years..


@VivianI think God will not only forgive you but bless you...