Low-maintenance hair


I ought to preface this by saying that I have, 1. a hairdresser phobia, 2. next to no cash and 3. naturally mousy brown hair.


I should also add that there’s *no way* I will let Kitty colour her own hair. The minute she fancies more blonde, we’re off the hairdressers.

But here’s how I mess around with mine…


  • Mr Fish cuts the ends straight across for me every now and then; I chop in some layers at the front with my craft scissors
  • Every month, I dye the roots a Dark Blonde by Schwarzkopf  (£1 from Poundland and covers the greys like a charm)
  • A couple of times a year, I lighten the ends with a box of chemist-bought bleach lightener, then tone out and lift the resulting hideous brass by covering the lot with Schwarzkopf Colour Mask in Pearl Blonde

I style it on jumbo hot rollers I spotted at our local dump or let it dry naturally for a messy, scrunchy look. My goodness, could I be any cheaper to run?

But hey: this way there are more pennies left for enamel dots…

4 thoughts on “Low-maintenance hair

  1. Your hair looks great! I have a dry trim 3-4 times a year and also color my grey roots with a chemist bought dye….literally saving over a thousand $’s a year. My roots are always done and there’s no hanging around the hairdressers getting board.

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  2. Suse Fish

    Yes! There’s a lot to be said for diy/low maintenance styling… I’ve never gone for ‘a style’ for that reason – couldn’t face all the maintenance!


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