Time for a Change...

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Happy Monday friends! I’ve spent my entire weekend indoors, secluded from the world as I planned out my April shenanigans. You know – the post-breakup sort. A lot of traveling internationally as well as domestically to places I’ve never thought of venturing to (Nashville this weekend!). The other half of my shenanigans involves doing something drastic… to my hair.


After a lot of back and forth, I decided to pamper myself and my virgin hair to something I always wanted to do but never been ballsy enough to do – go lighter. Yea, it’s drastic and will probably cost an arm and leg but I have my reasons and research.

On the hair change being drastic… well, after a breakup (which are never glamorous) I wanted to look inwards at myself and do the things I’ve always wanted to do in all aspects of my life such as: traveling, running a marathon, living on my own, changing my hair & more. As they say, it’s time to do me and learn more about myself while in the process.

And in a weird way, switching up my hair feels like announcing my arrival in the dating world. Weird, right? Or do you do the same thing haha.


With this breakup comes a new apartment (goodbye savings account) but I still want to go lighter. This is where the research I was talking about comes into play.  Heading into a salon for a double process can cost upwards of $300+. Trust me, I looked everywhere but couldn’t find a salon that could promise me brassy-free curls without going over budget.

Not being a fan of that price-point I went to my local Walmart and cruised their color wall of at-home coloring sets. None of the colors seemed to fit what I was looking for and again the idea of turning into a brassy Sally scared me. PLUS, I have a lot of hair. Doing an at-home coloring project would be a fail before I even started.

Instead, I decided to go with something a little more seamless that would work with the color I already have. Enter John Frieda Visibly Brighter® Line which lightens your brunette locks without having to step foot into a salon.
Alright, so the new line is made of the John Frieda Brilliant Brunette® Visibly Brighter™ Subtle Lightening Shampoo and Conditioner – together this duo gradually brightens your hair for those sun-kissed locks. Not only that, but used daily (or when you wash) these two keep brightening and illuminating your brunette tones. The other portion of the line is the John Frieda Brilliant Brunette® Visibly Brighter™ In-Shower Treatment which instantly lightens up your locks one entire shade lighter and in your hair’s natural spectrum too (no need to worry about looking brassy with this). Like I mentioned, I basically have virgin hair with my last dye job being over 15 years ago so I feel better knowing this line is safe for natural, highlighted, and color-treated hair.

Altogether, I spent under $40 on the line, which feels so much better than fainting in a salon after viewing their bill. The perils of having thick curly hair.

I’m going to go all in with this line and in two weeks I’ll report back. Hope y’all don’t mind but I felt like it easier to show the transition on blown out locks as opposed to my frizzy-when-it’s-time-to-shoot hair.

Also, how much fun would it be if we did it all together? You can scoop up the line at your local Walmart or online at Walmart.com! The new line is located in the hair care & styling aisle. Your Walmart might have it set up differently than mine but I found these guys right next to all the John Frieda styling products.

Are you going brighter or darker with your hair this season or for summer? Tell me about in the comments!

Photos by Lydia Hudgens.