Here at The Parenting Dare, I spend a lot of my time thinking and writing about the bigger topics; family culture, conversion, identity, etc.
Today is not one of those days. This post is simple. But. It could actually radically change your life.
Do you dye your hair? If so, keep reading.
When I was 19, all spunky at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, I noticed that I had something odd growing in my dark brown hair.
I yanked at it. It was attached.
Oh my stars. I had several strands of white hair. WHITE. At the age of 19.
What the? I called my mom and she just chuckled. Seems like I had gotten the White Hair Gene from my dad’s side of the family. His mom’s hair had turned totally white while she was in her 30’s.
When I was in my late 20’s I was fed up with the snowy take-over and I began to dye my hair. That was awesome. For about a week. Then as my hair grew out, I got this lovely thing:
The White Stripe.
What’s a girl to do?
Then a friend told me about a simple, non-permanent hair dye. Oh.my.stars. All I had to do was spray it on my roots and they magically disappeared.
Is that not crazy?
Where to find this magic potion? Well, there are different kinds and they can be found just about anywhere. Wal-Mart. Target. Sally’s. Walgreens.
This is what I use: Loreal Magic Root Cover Up in Light Golden Brown.
After you shower (I also blow dry my hair; you don’t have to), hold the canister 6-8 inches from your roots and gently mist in the color. Don’t get too close; the further away you get, the more natural it looks.
I shampoo my hair every two days and the dye simply washes out.
If you have problem spots on your temple, the spray can get a little dicey; you don’t want to spray your eyes full of dye. Instead of the spray, use a brush-on color such as Clairol Root Touch Up.
Sometimes it’s the little things that are the big things. Enjoy!
P.S. Of course, we are more than hair color. If you want to go deeper than dye, I invite you to sit with this post: The Truth About Your Beauty.