Rethink Your Hair Color This Spring

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Rethink Your Hair Color This Spring

I love spring!  It is the season of renewal, and as the flowers and trees come in to bloom, we follow suit, deep cleaning and re-organizing our houses.  Spring is also the perfect time to renew and freshen up our personal style.  It’s a great time to update our wardrobes with spring colors and trends, and it’s a fun time to experiment with new makeup and hair styles!  I know I’ve seen some really cute tops that I’d love to buy, and I’m definitely due for a hair cut soon, but this spring, I’m also rethinking my hair color.  No, I’m not planning on going blonde or turning in to a red head; I LOVE being a brunette!  But I am going to experiment this spring with John Frieda Brilliant Brunette® Visibly Brighter™  hair products.

Dark Hair John Frieda

When I’m asked about my hair color, I generally say it’s “medium brown to dark brown.”  I say that because, it’s really thick, and as a whole I’d say it is dark brown (especially if we are sitting inside).

Gary and Jerri Outside

But if you take a look at a small section of my hair, or if you take a look at my hair in the sunlight, you’ll see it’s really more of a medium brown, and I even have some strands of blonde in my hair. (Yes, those are blonde and not gray or white…I’ve always had them!)

I wasn’t really aware of the blondes until I was about 10 and a lady who was cutting my hair asked if I had highlights or if “the sun had done that.”  (I didn’t know what she was talking about!)

Anyway, when I was younger, my mom DID highlight her hair, so when I started high school, I thought it would be fun to do the same.  My dad was against the idea, but of course, my mom let me get highlights, and so I started getting my hair highlighted once or twice or year.  The first time, I got very light, subtle highlights, and then I gradually got heavier highlights.

By the time, I was 18, my dad was “showing off” some pictures he had of me, and I was actually mistaken for a blonde.  It was not long after that, that I decided to stop getting my hair highlighted.  I had gotten a little tired of the look, and I was definitely tired of spending all that money at the salon!  When I was 20, I met the man who is now my husband.  By that time, my hair was “back to normal.”  As far as I can remember, he’s never seen me with any kind of color treatment.


John Frieda Visibly Brighter

Since then, there have been times where I’ve thought about getting my hair highlighted again.  I definitely DON’T want to go all the way back to that place where I got mistaken for a blonde, but I would like to have just a subtle change, but I hate the thoughts of having to spend nearly $100 at the salon, so this spring I’m trying something new!  I recently purchased John Frieda Brilliant Brunette® Visibly Brighter™ Subtle Lightening Shampoo and John Frieda Brilliant Brunette® Visibly Brighter™ Subtle Lightening Conditioner.

These products promise to lighten your hair for a sun-kissed glow, but they do it in a natural-looking and subtle way.  They only illuminate the natural tones of your brunette hair and visibly boosts the brightness of your brunette daily. You don’t have to worry about your hair turning orange!  And you don’t have to worry about nasty chemicals, because the product is ammonia and peroxide-free, and they are safe for natural, highlighted, and color-treated brunettes.

John Frieda at Walmart

You can find John Frieda Brilliant Brunette® Visibly Brighter™ Subtle Lightening Shampoo and Conditioner at Walmart. In the shampoo and hair care products aisle.  Select Walmart stores also carry the John Frieda Brilliant Brunette® Visibly Brighter™ In-Shower Treatment.  This product instantly lightens for sun-kissed brunette.  It will lighten your hair up to one shade instantly but only lightens your natural spectrum, so hair won’t appear bleached or orange.  And it’s also safe for natural, highlighted, and color-treated brunettes.  If you can’t find it in stores, you can order it from

Rethink Your Hair Before

With our azaleas in full bloom, I had a little fun the other day and took this picture.  This is my BEFORE shot.  Stay tuned, and I’ll have an AFTER shot of me and all the details of my experience with the John Frieda Brilliant Brunette® Visibly Brighter™ Subtle Lightening product line.

Till then, I’d love to hear your thoughts!  Do you experiment with your hair color?  Do you like using at home coloring treatments, or do you go to the salon?  Comment on this post or join me on social media to talk about rethinking your hair color.



  1. My mom never let me do the color part of my hair, but the at-home perms? I wish she’d allowed coloring instead! I am not up for the maintenance required either, so I love how easy this system is! #client


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