I also gave up my hairstylist.
At first, I thought, "how fucking hard can this haircoloring shit be?" I went to the drugstore and bought hair color in a box. That bitch on the front of the box looked awesome and SHE used the same shit... so it had to be good! Right?
I followed the instructions... but my hair felt like cardboard afterwards. I piled on the conditioning treatments and tried to make that shit work. Then, just when it seemed the texture was back to normal, guess what I found? Gray hairs. WTF?! So, I waited the the recommended six weeks and tried again with a different brand. Same results. Then, for shits and giggles, I tried it ONE MORE TIME (with a more expensive box of color). But, alas, the gray hairs proved to be stubborn little bitches.
So, I stopped trying. After a few weeks, the tears quit falling and I realized something... the gray hair isn't so bad. If men can pull this shit off under the guise that they "seem more distinguished," then I can, too!
Xena, Get Your Gun: Anything you can do, I can do better! (so, suck it, mofos!)