I remember the first time I went to a salon and had my hair colored it was a real treat. The whole salon experience is fun you get to focus on yourself for a few moments and just relax. My natural hair color is dirty dishwater blonde and as I started to get older the color naturally darkened to what looks more gray than blonde. Before kids and well to be honest common sense kicked in I had no issue paying a $100 or more to get highlights and lowlights to dress up my bland hair.
Once my kids were born my priorities changed and I could no longer justify an expensive trip to the salon. I would much rather pay a bill or buy something my family needs but I still missed being able to transform my hair which led to the coloring kits that populate many store shelves. I am not going to lie I have tried every brand and pretty much every color but eventually I began to tire of this because while these kits are affordable I wasn’t happy with the results that I was getting. Sometimes my hair would come out great and I would be super happy but then I would try the same kit to replicate the previous results and my hair would turn a brassy pinkish orange, not very flattering. This led to me casting away all of the kits and embracing my natural grayish blonde hair.
I spent a year letting my hair grow out and repairing the damage that I had done over the years. My hair went from being frizzy and coarse to soft and silky and I am so glad that I took that break but even though my hair was softer and healthier it was still dull looking. I began to consider having it done in the salon but I still couldn’t justify spending that much money on myself. This left the at home kits but I had done those for years and I was never truly satisfied with the experience so I started researching my options. This is when I discovered that there were several companies doing customizable hair color and instead of going to the salon for the service they would ship the kit to my home so that I could do it myself.
This left the DIY kits from the drug store, but I had done those for years and I was never truly satisfied with the experience so I started researching my options. This is when I discovered that there were several companies doing customizable hair color and instead of going to the salon for the service they would ship the kit to my home so that I could do it myself. After considerable research, I decided that eSalon was the right fit for me.
So far I am 100% happy with the results that I have had with eSalon and I love that I have 100% control over when I receive my next kit. I originally set my kits to ship out every 10 weeks but I noticed towards the end of last week that my roots were beginning to show so I went into my account and was able to get my kit a week early. The cost of the kit is a little bit more than you would pay for a drugstore brand but I feel like it is worth value. Typically my hair would begin to fade after just four weeks but this time around my hair still looks vibrant and the only thing I needed to do was a root touch up.
If you are tired of paying high salon prices or perhaps like me you gave up salon trips for the good of your budget then I highly recommend that you give eSalon a try. While it doesn’t replace the entire salon experience it is still fun to get your box in the mail with all of your goodies. I wait until the kids are in bed and then I put on my favorite reality show and grab some ice cream while I wait for my hair to process. I enjoy my new routine and I think it is so important to just take a moment to ourselves and do something indulgent. Not only do you feel better after taking some time for yourself but it allows you to recharge your batteries and this will affect the whole family because when mom is happy and rested everyone is happy.
Name one thing that you like to do to pamper yourself?
Photo Credit: Lift Arn. 2013. Lady in hair dryer traced from http://thegraphicsfairy.com/retro-ladies-a-day-of-beauty/.
Just for the record I am not being paid or sponsored in any way to represent this product. These are my own personal thoughts and opinions regarding this product. I just wanted to share with other moms who may be looking for salon alternatives. eSalon is in no way affiliated with me or this blog.