38126950_10156332644845856_4643456316717662208_oThree days ago, I had super long hair which I’d been fed up with for ages. So on Saturday, I finally braved the cut and had it chopped off…all 30 inches of it! 😮

Sometimes I think I can still feel phantom strands floating about, but truth be told, I am so glad to be rid of it. This is now going to save me a fortune on hair conditioner, and I never have to worry about sitting on it anymore (ouch!). :/ It’s literally a weight off my shoulders! Plus, my hair’s also gone to a good cause – Little Princess Trust.

I’m usually pretty adventurous when it comes to hairstyles, but what I’ve got now isn’t new to me – a layered bob like from years ago, and years ago before that. All that’s different this time is the colour. As I wanted the hues to have a natural gradient, I was advised against going for an even shorter crop. Furthermore, the colouring will be less prominent as my hair grows out.

As you can imagine, dyeing dark hair like mine is not an easy task. I’ve had highlights before, and even went auburn at one point. However, a lot has changed in the world of trichology since then, and many advances have been made. Not only has the spectrum broadened for brunettes, but ombré (and balayage) has been a thing for some time!

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The lilac has more or less faded since then…I didn’t expect it to last as pastels are challenging colours to achieve on brunettes, but the silver is more or less still holding on, with some help from PRO:VOKE Touch of Silver. My hairdresser has also supplied me with a sample of more intensive toner from System Professional, the type that requires a longer treatment time…and gloves, so I shall be expecting further dramatic results!

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New hair always looks so sleek right after you leave the salon, but days later, it’s another story. In my case, it’s a tale that’s actually made my hair curl! 😀 I’ve always had straight hair…a few kinks here and there, but nothing that really stands out. I noticed it was a little wavy (as can be seen in the video) after my hair cut, but thought it was the result of my hairdresser’s magic touch. And then, one wash later, I could see it was distinctly tousled…It even curled at the ends!

I’ve heard hair follicles can change due to age, but this is one side effect I’m not going to complain about! My normally fine hair has got so much more bounce to it than before, and it’s kind of given me a gamine look too.

When I get a chance, I will update with a photo of my flicky-uppy tresses. In the meantime, it would be great to hear from others who have had some experience with smoky or silver hair. Any tips (apart from what I’m already doing) on how to keep the brass away?

As I’ve said, the lilac is practically gone, and I don’t mind it as it’s mainly the cool silver tones I want to maintain. Besides, plenty of colours left on the rainbow, and with my hair pre-bleached, I now have soooooo many options. In a world that’s looking increasingly grim, why be anything else when you can be a unicorn? ❤