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Recommendation - Back to Natural

Monday, December 28, 2009 8:40 AM  |  by Babe with a Mane

Not sure if you all remember my order that turned up Strawberry blonde or not, but I have a story for you! A couple of weeks ago, I had a unit turn up that didn't look up to par with my usual hair. So, I came up with a plan.

Since I had some hair that had come in with the wrong color, but it was still nice hair, I thought about coloring it. Well, I was afraid to use the permanent color on it since I didn't have time to bleach the knots. Wheels were spinning and the gears were turning....OH...I almost forgot, I just received my back to natural color depositing conditioner!

Yep, you guessed it. I tossed my hair into the sink and drowned it in B2N dark brown. 15 minutes later, the hair matched my natural hair and I was able to rinse it off, dry it and attach! The conditioner left the hair nice and shiny and the color was great! I'm pretty sure it may just be a temporary fix, but that's all I needed in the meantime!

I'll let you know how long it lasts, but I plan on renewing the color every 5-7 days to help keep it consistant.

One side note - if you leave B2N on your skin too long, it does tint you. Great news if you want to be dyed, but if you don't, just make sure you rinse your hands within a minute or two! If you apply in the shower, it shouldn't be a problem!

Babe

About Babe with a Mane

My natural hair has not been seen for over 20 years. It has hidden under wigs and weaves, under toppik, colored sprays, couvre and dermatch. My growing hair is a significant burden. It takes too much time to try to fix it up to be presentable, too much money to try to fix, too much energy to worry about and conceal. Every day, I used to wish for great hair. Every day I was ashamed of my thin hair. Every day, I woke up feeling confident, feminine and sexy inside. Then, I looked in the mirror at my natural hair and those positive thoughts were robbed from me. My natural hair forced me to feel unattractive, timid and insecure. I know who I am inside and I wanted to project that image to everyone else. To do that, my hair had to change. Women who are bald or have very thin hair, are not considered "socially acceptable" in the general public's eye. I wanted to be considered socially acceptable, my natural hair wouldn't let me. My dream hair allows me to lead a normal life. I wake up to my guy nuzzling my neck while my soft hair is brushed aside. I jump in the shower to wash my hair. I look in the mirror to see a confident and sexy woman, looking back at me. I don't waste hours trying to disguise myself to fit in. I blow dry and curl my hair and start my day with a spring in my step. I don't catch others staring at my thin hair while trying to have a conversation with me. The same confident, self assurance that I feel inside is now projected on the outside. There are no further internal battles between true persona and an incongruous outward appearance. I am finally, after a lifetime of dreaming, able to project an image that reflects the confident, sexy, intelligent, feminine woman I truly am.

Comments

bryonbnm said:

I frequently apply in the shower, and it will still tint you hands.  I immediately wash my hands with soap after I out BtN in my hair.

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