This post was developed in partnership with Clairol Nice’n Easy, as part of an Influencer Activation for Influence Central.
It’s hard to share this out loud (or on page I guess) but there are times I struggle with confidence. It can happen for many reasons… often times the reasons aren’t logical, but regardless, my confidence doesn’t deal in logic. When I have struggled with these days or periods of time, there have always been some things that make me feel a little better… talking to a good friend, having a fresh manicure, putting on a great lipgloss, kitten snuggles and getting my hair done. These things don’t make me confident, but they are things that feel good to me, which does help my confidence by being good to myself.
I remember when the transition happened of coloring my hair as a treat/to feel good vs. coloring my hair out of necessity. It was almost like clockwork, I had suffered a debilitating injury and I’m convinced that the stress on my body is what caused me to start to gray prematurely. Or maybe it was just that I couldn’t get into the salon to see my BFF Nikki so the grays presented themselves. Either way, they were here to stay.
I was just given the opportunity to try Clairol Nice ‘n Easy for the first time and I admit, I was a little anxious. I wasn’t nervous about the quality, I’ve always heard that Nice ‘n Easy is salon quality and that it covers gray 100%. I wasn’t really nervous about color either… since there are 45 shades I was easily able to match the color I wanted to one of the colors on a box. I guess I was just anxious about the process, what if I messed up? Or the color didn’t look natural?
After opening the box and reading the instructions, I realized there would be no “messing up”. The directions were very clear and I saw how easy the process would be. The instructions directed me to do a skin allergy test (which should always be done) so once I did that and waited the 48 hours to ensure I wasn’t allergic, I was ready to get started!
All there is to it is adding the color blend formula to the color activator and shaking them together. The application and time depends on the color of your hair and whether you color frequently or not, but again it’s clearly spelled out in the directions.
After I finished coloring, I experienced step 3, the color seal conditioner. This stuff is ahhhhmazing! I could feel it immediately drenching my hair in moisture and made it feel so soft (and smells great!). As I was blow drying, I could tell I was going to like it. Once it was dry, I didn’t like it, I LOVED it! I loved the color (I decided to go darker for fall) and was completely amazed how shiny and soft my hair looked and felt (even Ryan commented on it) and how much dimension the color had when the light hit it!
Here is my hair before…
There is a fun Clairol Nice ‘n Easy Challenge that you can join in below; not only is it fun but there is a contest running through October 7, 2016 with a chance to win 1 of 5 $500 Ticketmaster gift cards! I took the challenge and picked my hair color through the website!
*I-C will randomly select winners from all program entries and will handle fulfillment of the winning prizes (5 winners).
What are some things you do to feel confident?