9 February 2018

The night before last was pretty good. All the kids were actually, really, asleep by 20:30, and I only woke a couple of times in the night feeling a bit restless (that’s usually a sign that I’m caught up and just need to do some exercise in the day).

But then last night was not great. I woke at midnight, then F woke at 01:20 with a terrible cough and coughed and moved around in her cot until 02:30. I gave her a couple of cuddles and a drink, but she just needed to cough up what she needed to. I dropped back off to sleep and then she woke again at 03:40 and wanted the blanket over her as it had slipped.

The screaming has definitely reduced a lot though, which is great for my stress levels as I’m not being woken up thinking that the world is ending every couple of hours. Also she’s going to sleep faster and with less crying than when she was in her own room. Yay for small improvements.

I dyed my hair today. I’ve had increasing amounts of grey hairs for years now – the first time someone commented on them was around 2014, and I was already well aware of them by that point. They have slowly gotten ever more numerous and I just can’t live with it any longer.

I went with a semi-permanent, dark brown colour (L’Oreal Casting Creme in Darkest Brown 300). My hair is really long at the moment and the newest hair is always very dark so that seemed the best match.

However, it wasn’t the miracle cure I was hoping for. Firstly, my grey hair is REALLY stubborn. After dying it, all my hair is a different shade, but you can still see the grey. It’s not as obvious, but it’s still there. Also, I was under the misapprehension that my hair was completely brown, but it turns out it’s actually quite a warm brown colour (see pics to see what I mean).

So, the upshot is I now have a flatter and slightly darker hair colour, and the grey is better, but not gone. Oh well. At least it washes out in 28 washes. I need to come up with a better plan for next time.

1 thought on “9 February 2018

  1. Oh the grey hair thing. They are natural light highlights as my hairdresser says. Because they are lighter they always are a different colour than the rest of your hair, even when coloured. They should have taken more colour though – it could be that the semi was t strong enough? I never do my own so can’t give any more tips unfortunately!! And yes, your natural colour does have a lot of warmth to it! So interesting!

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