The Redhead

  • Posted on March 30, 2010 at 10:27 pm

Yep, I did it. Actually, Terry did most of it, but we took some time out Sunday and dyed my hair red. I like it, but I’m not exactly used to it yet. I’m not expecting the color when I look in the mirror (which is fairly infrequently anyway), so it still takes me by surprise when I see it.

Not many people have commented on it, but then I worked with mostly men, so that’s not a shocker. The coworkers who have commented so far were both women. 😆

As I’ve found with other level 2 colorants, my hair felt better after the coloring than it did before. Which makes me want to laugh. I just bought some extra conditioner on the way home today, too, so it will feel even nicer after a couple of days.

Now, if only I could get my face to soften up. I started using a new acne treatment regimen about a week ago and it’s starting to catch up with my skin. I noticed the other day that my skin was drying out, but I’ve been using moisturizer every morning, as much for the SPF as for the hydration. Last night my face was a little sore when I laid down for bed and then this morning, it felt like it was sunburned. So, I guess I need to lay off of the cleansing a little bit until my skin gets used it to it. That and I think I need to order some moisturizer from the same company, as well. They have one called a “skin soother.” It’s just a shame that I have to back off when I’m starting to see some results. Of course, things are also bubbling to the surface as the bacteria is being cleared out, so it’s almost getting worse at the same time. All to be expected, but I need the sensitivity to come under control before sailing season starts.

Enough about all of that, though. Here are a couple of photos of me with my new hair. I don’t like having my picture taken, if I can avoid it, so don’t expect too many more. 😛 You don’t notice the color change as much with my hair curly as with it straight. Part of it is lighting and background color, but still. I think it looks half-decently plausible as a natural hair color for me. Considering my Irish heritage and that I probably would have been born a redhead if the genes didn’t skip a generation, it actually could have been possible, under different circumstances. Now, if only the dye had taken properly at the roots on both sides of my head, it might actually look natural, as well… Next time.

10 Comments on The Redhead

  1. Annette says:

    That’s about the color red I used when I did my lowlights last fall 🙂 Very nice!

    I also work with mostly men – only one commented and I figure it’s because he’s single!

  2. Sharon says:

    Very pretty Jenna!

  3. cathy says:

    It looks great! my hair never takes red like that.

  4. Anne R says:

    Congrats on the new color – it looks great on you! I can’t tell from the pics that you need more on the sides?

    I used to think one package of hair dye wasn’t enough for my hair, but now when my hair is better moisturized to begin with, it’s plenty. And my hair is a lot longer now, go figure.

    I think maybe adding a night cream would be good for your skin? As I get older (yeah, I’m 35 – practically an old hag 😉 ) my skin gets more dry and needs that little extra care at night before bed – good luck with that!

  5. Barbara says:

    You look GREAT!! 😀 My hair also feels better after coloring (which makes me wonder why I don’t do it more often). The stylist said it’s because I have such babyfine (=limp) hair – the coloring opens up the shaft, gives it more volume. Gosh, I think I just talked myself into getting it colored.

    As for skin, I’ve been using Dr Hauschka products for about 6 weeks now and see a real improvement, especially in my rosacea (which was becoming intolerable – felt like I should walk around with a bag over my head). If you decide to try it, do use the 30 days of ‘rhythmic conditioner’ ampules as you make the transition.

  6. Outi says:

    Oooh, /me likes!

    The colour looks really good on you and makes your eye colour pop. 🙂

  7. Von says:

    It’s perfect, Jenna!! You look great! 🙂

  8. Christine S says:

    I think the red really suits you, Jenna! Have fun with it!

  9. Jennifer says:

    Love it! And I like the curly better than the straight, epecially if your hair is naturally curly. Straightening it KILLS it (and fades the red faster). I think the color looks great on you!

  10. Coral says:

    How is your skin doing now? When in the business we were told to stop anything immediately there is sensitivity to a product.

    I use Clinique Redness Solutions, it really is fantastic, I can now even go without foundation without feeling self concious now. It stopped my cheek redness pretty quickly. I love their products, but my list currently for what I need to replace is longer than waht I own.

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