Bethany OlsonComment

The Changes in Life / Herbal Essences x Nylon

Bethany OlsonComment
The Changes in Life / Herbal Essences x Nylon

My hair has gone through a lot in my lifetime. I’ve made a lot of good and bad decisions with my hair. These past few years I’ve tried a few different hair styles, including platinum blonde. My hair is naturally pretty dark, so when I did this it completely fried my hair. I thought I would be okay since I dyed my hair a blonde baliage a few times… wrong. My hair was dry, frizzy, had lots of breakage, and just wasn’t healthy. Living in LA, it made my hair extra dry and it was extremely hard to style. So that added a negative impact on my hair. A few weeks ago, my husband and I moved back to our hometown Seattle, and I’ve already seen a difference in my hair. It feels more lightweight, soft, tangle free, and just healthier. New beginnings can be hard sometimes, but this time around it’s been great. I’m learning to love and embrace the changes in my life, and my hair is starting to recognize that too. I’m excited to be partnering with Herbal Essences and Nylon and sharing my story of some changes in my life, and how my hair is responding to it.

I’ve always loved hair. I love the way people can express themselves through it, it shows their personality, and how beautiful different types of hair can be. Hair can add a huge level of confidence, which is one of the things I love about my hair. I feel confident in styling my hair, but also leaving it natural. Moving to Seattle is definitely a huge change in my life, but one for the better. The weather in Seattle plays a huge role with my hair, and for some reason my hair LOVES the city. And yes, even when it rains. It’s softer, easier to style, and is less frizzy.

This video below speaks to me because I can relate to certain things that some of the women are talking about. After I got married, we moved to LA and I wanted to change up my hair. So I did and I cut 13 inches off. The last time I had super short hair I was in grade school, and I was overweight. I thought that short hair made me look larger, so I wanted to grow my hair out. It took me a few years, but I finally got it to the length I wanted it. I kept it pretty long throughout middle school, high school, and college years.

So two years ago, the second time around, I didn’t feel that way. I chopped it off. I was confident with my new look and wanted to show it. Now I’m growing my hair out because I miss my long hair. But who knows, maybe I’ll chop it off again. 

For this next season of my life, I’ve been wanting to try new things and change the way I style my hair. Curling my hair is one of the ways I can express myself in this season of life, and I feel so much more confident when I do. I’m so excited that I’m partnering with Herbal Essences and I can’t wait to continue to use their products for the next few months to see how it positively responds.