When I found out I was pregnant I thought that I should probably lay off the peroxide for a bit. I know that after the first trimester it’s considered safe but I thought I was best not to take the risk, especially considering how often I actually bleached and dyed my hair. I went back to a version of my natural version of blonde (plus a few streaks just to brighten it up a bit.) It also meant that as it time went on, the regrowth wasn’t so noticeable and I didn’t need to go to the hairdressers quite so often.
My hair is naturally blonde, just a dark, not very exciting shade of blonde that makes me feel a bit washed out and bland.
See, not the most fun of colours and look how dark it was. I did have a side fringe cut in too when I originally got my hair darkened but there was so long between that and my latest trip to the hairdressers that I had to pin my fringe up. It was practically down to my chin!
When I went back home to Liverpool a week or so ago I made sure I had an appointment at the hairdressers in the diary. I only ever get my hair cut and coloured in Liverpool. I’ve always struggled explaining what I’d like to my hairdresser and now Katie has been doing my hair for more than ten years, I think, and I’ve never felt uncomfortable with her.
While I was there I realised that it must have been quite some time since I last got bleached up because it was itchy as hell and the toner stung my head and my eyes. Two things that I’d become so used to in my never-ending quest for the perfect platinum blonde. I didn’t really mind though.
The end result wasn’t quite as light and white as I’d hoped for but it was a huge step in the right direction. It wasn’t until I looked back at my before colour that I realised quite how dark it was.
So with a brighter shade of blond on my bonce, a good trim and my old trusty full, thick fringe cut back in I now feel much more “me” again. Which is definitely important, especially just after having a baby. I never realised how gross I felt about how I looked until I got my hair done. It’s incredible how a little bit of time alone with trashy magazines and a new hair do reinvigorate you.
Now my hair is much lighter, next time I get it done I’ll be back to the colour I want but for now my updated hair is making me happy.