I’ve been thinking about what to do with my hair lately. I do this a lot. Let it grow (go) and before I know it, it’s pretty long and unmanageable. Then I go to the opposite direction and cut it all off.
One time I even cut it myself.
That was a few years ago when I decided I should quit dying my hair and let it go back to natural. I only did this because I envisioned long beautiful gray hair. And being the impatient sort, I didn’t want to see a bunch of long dyed hair at the bottom, and my new amazing gray hair at the top.
So I chopped it off.
And then I waited for my new silver strands to take over. Only they didn’t. Turns out, I don’t have much gray and even less silver. No, mine was what I like to call “dishwater blonde”. Nope.
I was so happy the day I went to my hairdresser and said, “dye it”. She was happy too.
I’ve had long hair most of my life. At 16 it was down to my waist. I got tired of it, so I asked my sister to cut it and give me a perm. Talk about a difference. Wow.
That may have started my need to change things up.
I was blonde as a kid, and into adulthood.
But after having kids, I noticed my hair started getting darker and darker. Back then, in the early ‘90’s I was getting highlights to keep it blonde, but then one day, out of the blue as I was sitting in the chair at my hairdresser’s, I said, “Dye it red”.
I forgot in that moment that red and yellow make orange. Which is closer to describing the color than red. Boy did I shock my family and friends with that one! Wow.
I ended up going to the coast with some girlfriends the very next day and when I woke up the next morning and looked in the mirror, I screamed. They laughed but said they loved my new hair and thought I was brave to change it up.
But I’m not really that brave when it comes to my hair. I’ve never dyed it purple, or got one of those isometric cuts. I’ve never tried dreads or anything too trendy.
Still, I’ve been trying to decide if it’s time to shake things up a bit. Maybe I should just go get a trim before I do anything too drastic? What do you think?