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My hair journey has been a rocky one. Ever since I was young I always thought I looked a bit “generic”, and the only way I could make myself stand out was via clothes and hairstyles. I was so happy when my Mom finally let me dye my hair for the first time! I went all out and got myself a long bob with wide bleached stripes that were on-trend back in the late 90s. I felt like the chicest girl at school! Most high schools had a strict policy about wearing makeup, nail polish, and hair color, but mine was very lax because it’s an art school, so we had all sorts of colorful characters.
I’ve done many hair experiments since then. I chopped it all down to a pixie cut, and grew it out as long as the middle of my back. I had bangs and layers, highlights and lowlights. I colored it dark brown, light brown, and even blonde. That last one didn’t go too well, actually, because I ended up with green undertones and had to do multiple color corrections. Thank goodness I didn’t burn my hair in the process!
In one of the last color experiments I finally found my perfect hue. It was a color that I felt an instant connection with; it was so “me” that people who previously didn’t know me all thought I was born with it. That color is, of course, red.
I tried on a lot of different reds from fiery to auburn, and the latter is perhaps my most successful one. It looks very natural and works well with my skin tone, making it look organic. I have nothing against rainbow hair, but I love my auburn so much I don’t think I’ll ever try another hue, no matter how trendy!
Now, my hair length is another story. When I was younger it was nice and full, and individual strands always seemed so thick and shiny. As the years went by I started noticing slight thinning and split ends. At first the thinning was barely visible, but now I can definitely tell that my shafts are at least twice thinner than they used to be when I was in high school. These days my hair can be characterized as limp, very fine, and slightly damaged. At one point I became so disheartened that I stopped blowing out my hair and just wore it in a tight ballerina bun every day.
Well, I think it’s about time I freed my hair from that bun, but that will require some prep. To prevent it from looking like a frizzy dandelion I choose nourishing and moisturizing products that can give it body without weighing it down, which is no easy task.
A few days ago I stopped by a local Target and purchased NEW Dove Hair Regenerative Nourishment Collection to try. The brand’s body lotions and body washes are already a staple in my house, but I was curious to find out how well their hair care products compare to the rest of the line. I tried some kind of hair oil a long time ago which I liked, but haven’t really purchased anything other than my usual bath & body goodies in a while.
Dove Hair Regenerative Nourishment Collection includes three products – Serum in Oil, Shampoo, and Conditioner. Infused with Red Algae and Keratin NutriComplex, these products are said to replenish nutrients and penetrate deep inside the hair, to make it smooth, strong and healthy looking. Yesterday I used all three and finally let my hair down for Valentine’s Day, and my husband kept showering me with compliments. I felt so pretty and so special! 🙂 Honestly though, I am very pleased with this trio, and the Serum in Oil in particular. Just a couple drops quickly ran across my hair made it look healthy, shiny, and smooth.
What was the craziest hairstyle you’ve ever rocked? Did you ever do something to your hair that you regret? Have you tried Dove Hair products? Let me know in the comments below!
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