Last week, I got my hair done! For many women, getting hair done can either be routine or a fabulous treat. For me, getting my hair done is both those reasons, but above all, it means that I am healthy and my hair is healthy.
For new readers, I have an autoimmune disease called Lupus. When my Lupus is super active, my hair can fall out.. Last August/September 2014, my hair started to fall out in clumps again. This is the second time since my diagnosis in July 2010. This massive hair fallout prompted to me chop my hair off. You can see my hair chop journey in my before and after post. In my opinion and experience, as well as online research, thinning hair looks less noticeable on short hair.
I started taking Biosil (see picture below) as it helped my hair regrowth significantly the first time my hair fell out. Sadly, and for some reason, it wasn't helping me this time around.
BioSil Advanced Collagen Generator
I was frantic and started searching for other options. In January 2015, I came across Carli Bybel's blog post on hair tips. She mentioned a biotin supplement (see picture below) that has really done wonders for me this time. My hair has grown faster. Not all of my hair is growing back (not all my hair grew back the first time, but majority did), but I am seeing little hairs pop out at my hairline. I am very pleased with the results.
Natrol Biotin Maximum Strength
This April, I felt ready to dye my hair again. In my Peekaboo Retouch post, I write about how and why I only do my hair twice a year. My peekaboo colored hair allows me to do that. It saves me money and does less damage.
Per usual, I got the peekaboo color hair style. I'm not sure if there is a formal definition of peekaboo colored hair. I understand it to be a contrasting hair color underneath the top layers of your hair that peeks through.
I got my hair done:
Left: You can see my brown bangs peek through underneath
Middle: My brown hair underneath
Right: When I lift my hair, you see the brown
Left: When my hair is down, you see my natural black hair on top with my longest brown layers peeking through in the bottom
Middle: I lift pieces of my bangs and boom! Brown!
Right: I lift more pieces of my bangs and there is more brown underneath
Top left: Hair black with a brown peeking through
Top right and bottom left: My brown hair underneath
Bottom right: If I lift more of my hair up, viola!
Bright lighting and natural lighting
You may not understand how much it means to me to have dyed my hair again. I've been doing this look since April 2009 and stopped for a little bit when I got sick in July 2010 and had to wait 2 years before my hair got healthy and strong again.
My hair this ways makes me feel healthy, confident, and allows me to live out my inner edge. I don't think I could ever do one colored hair...at least, not for a while.
I thought I would end this post with the hairdo that started my peekaboo addiction and also other styles I am in love with.
April 2009: When my hair addiction first started
LOVE!! Maybe one day :)
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Taken from Pinterest