Monday, November 09, 2009

With brown hair.


I will just write a post to tell you that I had a good day and that I have brown hair. I won't get into the nitty gritty of the day too much, because I have to let it all sink in and find it's place and I'm to high and slightly manic now to produce a serious post about serious subjects. Part of the reason I am slightly manic now is that I forgot a dose of medications this afternoon and the subsequent dose I took hasn't gotten me down enough yet, so I have to take another one. I will go do that right now.

So anyway, after a quite heavy duty session with my psychiatrist, he asked me if I was going to do anything nice for myself, because he thought that was necessary, and I said that yes, I was going to color my hair. It was an idea that I had thought of in the morning when I saw another woman with short hair like mine who had gone from a blond to a brunette and I really liked it. I assumed I would look good with brown hair because of the color of my eyes and the coloring of my skin. So when I left my psychiatrist, I stopped by the drugstore and bought the hair coloring and I had a lucky day, because I got two boxes for the price of one, so I can do the next job for free. That will assure me that I keep it looking good.

When I got home, I read the instructions well, although they are always the same, but you never know if they are going to change them some day. I put on my brave shoes and mixed the solution and applied it to my hair and waited 30 minutes. It had turned a very dark brown when I got ready to shampoo it, but I assumed everything was well. I really lathered it up well to get all of the solution out of my hair properly and rinsed my hair very well and applied the conditioner and let that sit for a few minutes. My hair was very dark because it was wet and I thought that maybe it was too dark. But when I rinsed the conditioner out and dried my hair really well with a towel, I could see the real color and it was perfect. It was just the way I imagined it would be.

What I forgot to buy is a shampoo for brown hair and before I wash my hair, I want to go back to the store and buy that. I don't want to ruin the color with just any shampoo. I do want to treat my hair right and make the color last as long as possible. I'm so pleased with how this turned out that I'm going to keep this color for awhile and it's so nice and shiny looking that I want to try and keep it that way too.

Anyway, that was my successful adventure in hair coloring. You pay forty Euros for that at the hairdresser. My sister called while I was mixing the solution and she wanted me to come over when I was done with my hair, so the dog and I walked over there for our evening walk. She liked my hair and thought it suited me well and I can only agree with her. Even my nephew liked it and he is fifteen, so that's saying a lot.

At creative therapy I got the painting from one creative space to the other and worked on it all morning. For some reason it is easier for me to work on paintings where I am on Mondays and Fridays. The tables are higher and the light is better, I think. It must be that those things make the difference. I got a lot done and it's going faster than I had anticipated.

I'm coming down off my high now. The medication is working and I'm becoming quite normal again.

I'm going to change into my pajamas and get comfortable and watch television. This was just a short post about my hair. A short silly post about my hair.

Have a good night, don't let the bed bugs bite and all that...

Ciao,
Irene

10 comments:

aims said...

I'm interested in seeing the end result of this colouring my friend. How about a pic?

Maggie May said...

All we want now is a picture!
BTW....... word ver is *gutsy*!
Sleep well brown haired girl! X

Nuts in May

Wildernesschic said...

Sounds like you had a lovely day both productive and satisfying .. A new hair do can really give you a lift .. funny I am working on a post about hair colour and going grey should post tomorrow. x

Gail said...

A new woman!

frazzledsugarplummum said...

Good for you...going brunette. I just love the picture of the red poppies. Red poppies really do it for me. Thanks.

Lucky Dip Lisa said...

I came here and read yesterday...I opened the comment box and then suddenly there was noise and calling out from down the hall. My son was having an allergic reaction to some new medication and suddenly I was off to the hospital, your page still open on my computer until well after midnight! I was thinking of you and your blue day. I am glad to hear your a bit better and have been bold enough to try something so different with your hair! Good on you!

Re the art swap, any size you want is the going thing, any type. It's a bit of a lucky dip:) what you get and send just be mindful of postage! Keen?

jeannette stgermain said...

It's not silly, Irene -I agree, we want a pic with your new hair:)

Babaloo said...

Hey, now you're teasing us - we want to SEE the new you! Give us a picture!

I feel in the mood for a change, too, but first I need a trip to the hairdressers for a cut. Haven't been in ages but on Thursday I've got a dentist appointment (boohoo!) and that's just across the road. So I might pop in and see if they can fit me in for a cut.

The Green Stone Woman said...

Frazzled, you should see me as a brunette, I look quite nice. Oh yes, I have to post a picture, don't I?

I'm glad you like the poppies, they are such happy flowers, don't you think? Like little flags waving in the wind.

Maureen said...

I love your new color... it does suit you well!