With great courage comes great (hair) responsibility. Here, 11 struggles that every woman who dyes her hair deals with:
1. You’re a little too obsessed with your roots. If you see the slightest hint of gray hair or natural colour poking through, you rush to make an appointment to cover those bad boys up.
2. Your stylist is your BFF. They know your life story, all about your family, your boyfriend, your job—and if they don’t see you like clockwork, they text you to make sure everything is OK.
3. Trying to keep your dye appointment and haircut appointment on the same schedule is tricky. You love your stylist, but getting both services done in one appointment and with one credit card swipe is preferred.
4. You know it's time to get your hair done when your blowout is lacking volume. Dye opens up the hair follicle giving you a more voluminous mane—and walking around with roots and flat hair just isn't an option.
5. Chemically-induced haircuts are all too common. (We're looking at you, blondes.) Overly-processed hair easily becomes dry and brittle, resulting in major breakage. (Remember to moisturise, moisturise, moisturise!)
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6. Your dye appointment is accounted for in your monthly budget. Rent? Check. Electricity? Check. Colour appointment? Obviously check.
7.You try not to think about all of the things you could be spending money on instead of getting your hair dyed. Sure, you could practically purchase a private island for the yearly cost of getting your hair colored, but those perfectly placed highlights are worth it.
8. We've all had a box dye situation gone wrong at some point. Hey, it happens.
9. Boredom = a new hair hue. Whenever boredom strikes and you feel like you need a change, your hair is the obvious answer—so you pick up your phone and make an appointment at the salon.
10. You have to buy an overwhelming amount of products to help maintain your colour. Colour-protectant shampoo, conditioner, dry shampoo and serum are all completely necessary to avoid stripping your freshly dyed 'do.
11. You change your hair colour with the seasons. Lets be honest: If your hair colour isn’t darker in winter and lighter in the summer, then do you even really dye your hair?
This article was originally published by Women's Health.