I've wanted to dye my hair since 7th grade.
Then again, 7th grade was also my I-want-to-marry-Frodo stage, so I guess we can't all go off of our desires at that age.
Except that if by "we" we mean "me" and if by "can't" we mean "can", then yes. That's true.
|to just pick one color would have been easy. I, however, choose to make everything overly complicated and painfully unsmooth. Including dates. Come at me, boys.|
Hair dying. It's a big deal, right? It's like marring the "perfection" that is your natural beautiful state.
If by "your" you mean "my" and if by "marring" you mean "improving". Then yes,
In truth, my main qualm with dying my hair was the issue of upkeep.
NEWSFLASH: I'm like, supeerrrrr lazy.
Like, my-room-is-a-mountain-of-clean-laundry-because-I-refuse-to-fold-clothes-after-I've-washed-them-ever lazy.
So the thought of "maintaining my roots" is actually mildly disturbing.
I am in no way a go-to-the-hairdresser-once-a-month kind of gal. In fact, my record for salon attendance has been about once every 2 years up until this point.
So yes, it will be an adjustment.
On that note, sometimes an adjustment is good.
I've become pretty bored with my surroundings as of late, so I decided to partake in that special kind of morning freak-out session that comes the day after a relatively large physical change. You know - just to spice things up a bit.
I don't know, though. Am I a ruined woman? Have I lost touch with my Pocahontas origins?
I mean, would my girl Poca have dyed her hair if dyeing her hair was in fact an option?
Editor's note: apparently Native Americans could dye their hair. So . . . #BlondePocahontas is officially a possibility.
So what now?
Am I no longer "effortless"? Am I a narcissist? Do I think too much about my appearance to be cool?
Do I think too much about anything and everything to be cool?
PS: A big thank you to Carmen @ Elevation Spa & Salon in Madison, WI for being the most patient individual ever and exercising her creative license in the absence of any guidance from yours truly. There's a good chance that I may be the least decisive person on planet Earth.