I partnered with John Frieda® Hair Care in this sponsored post.
Once a year I get an itch. I become so enamored with changing my hair that it becomes all I can think about. Typically, I’m analytical. I like to think things through. I take my time and make a pros and cons list. Then I make my decision. For one reason or another, when it comes to hair, I get an idea and I want it right then and there! This might be the reason why I’m typically “meh” about my hair. I put a lot of time and effort into my makeup, but when it comes to hair I want effortless beauty. I realize this doesn’t make much sense. Luckily, John Frieda® Hair Care understands me and I’m so happy that we partnered to tell you my story.
This year I decided I wanted bangs – cute choppy bangs – because they’re sassy and fun. I paired the new bangs with a lob (that’s “long bob”). I knew going in that I had a signature hairstyle in mind. I wanted the fun messy curl look. That style paired with my fun-loving bangs would be a perfect combination, and they were! However, after a month or two, it was clear that the bangs were just a little bit too high maintenance for me, so I ditched the bangs and kept the lob.
I still love my hairstyle so much, but I’ve been yearning for my deeper natural color. You see, last year my “itch” was highlights. I put golden balayage highlights into my previously untouched brunette hair. They were so pretty, but I grew tired of them and I just wanted my brunette hair back.
That’s where Brilliant Brunette® Visibly Deeper™ Collection comes in. These three products have been a game changer for me. I don’t have to worry about dye and I can finally work towards a deeper color again. Plus, these products provide a subtle change – so it’s a nice way to ease myself into something new without a ton of commitment!
The Brilliant Brunette® Visibly Deeper™ Colour Deepening Shampoo and Conditioner work to gradually infuse rich, deep tones. After just a couple of washes, you’ll see the color of your hair start to visibly deepen. They also smell amazing and are non-damaging, so they’re perfect for everyday use. For more immediate color, I’ve been using the Brilliant Brunette® Visibly Deeper™ Colour Deepening Treatment after shampooing. I leave it on for 10 minutes before rinsing, although you can see results in as little as 5 minutes. I do this treatment a couple times a week (but feel free to use once a week if your color stays longer), and I love that it deepens my natural brunette hair with rich tones right in my shower.
If this hair situation has taught me anything it’s that it’s totally great to change things up, but it’s also totally great to go back to what you know you love. I’m excited to transition back to full-on brunette. I’m also really enjoying my hair sans choppy bangs. I’ve gotten pretty consistent about styling my hair, too! I always put a little dollop of mousse in my wet hair, concentrated at the roots. Then I flip my head upside down and blow dry. Once my hair is dry, I heat up my flat iron… but I don’t straighten! I use my flat iron to curl my hair – the perfect style for my brunette lob.
How to Curl Hair With a Flat Iron
First, I section my hair into 3 sections: I section off the hair above my ears and pin it up, so that it’s out of the way.
To curl, I take 1-2 inch pieces of hair, and clamp the flat iron onto it. Then, I turn my wrist so that the flat iron rotates 180 degrees away from my face. I pull the flat iron down through the hair at this angle all the way to the tips. To enhance the curl, I take a finger and twist the hair in the direction of the curl before moving on to the next piece.
I repeat until all of the loose hair is curled. Then, I take down another section of hair and repeat until all of my hair is curled.
I save my pesky bangs for last, because I’m growing them out. I flat iron my bangs to the side and attempt to blend them with my curled hair. I top the style with a quick spritz of hair spray and then I run my fingers through the curls to break them up. Ta-Da! Super easy curls with a straightener. Who’d have thought?
Do you ever get an itch to change your hair? Is it usually a long term change or just something you stick with for a short time? If you’ve ever wanted to deepen the color of your brunette hair, be sure to check out the John Frieda® Brilliant Brunette® Visibly Deeper™ Collection that can be found at Walmart.