I did it! I dyed my hair red! (pics to come).
But in doing so I came to a terrible realisation that I'm "that girl" - you know the one that believes that skinny + blonde + big boobs = Beauty. I know how stupid that is! I know so many beautiful red heads, brunettes, hell the most attractive girl I know has the blackest of black hair! But it's not for me! I have no boobs - my friends 11 year old daughter is bigger than me, seriously! - So I feel that I have to compensate by being blond - maybe two out of three ain't too bad! I know how wrong it sounds, but in my head I cant see anyone looking past the busty blonde to get a look at the flat chested brunette!
Someone told me the other month that I was to pale to have my hair as blonde as it was (it was platinum). So natch that's what I saw every time I looked in the mirror. Maybe that thing that resembles a spiderweb on my head isn't actually doing we wonders in the hot department! It got me thinking.... heaps of rangas are pale, and a vast majority of them are gorgeous. Theres my answer, I'll go red! It might even make my skin look better if I have a hair colour that complements it! So after a few weeks contemplating ( I wont be going back to blonde - without a wig - for a very long time!) I decided to join the Ginger Ninjas!.
I feel so boring :( and i sure don't feel like a hot redder! We didn't quite get it as red as I'd have liked but that will take time (it's a pretty big deal changing from almost white!) So I'll have to build up the colour, but like Ali said, it means I just keep getting hotter. Damn it!
With out putting down the red too much, there are some big bonuses I've already found....
♥ The shine factor - hair that resembled straw weighed down by a gallon of hair spray in an attempt to tame the frizzies doesn't exactly scream luster! Its nice to have some shine!
♥ Regrowth - although the red will fade, it'll be nice not to look like an inside out skunk 2 weeks after spending half my pay packet to fix that exact problem!
♥ Improving the condition - Not bleaching my hair might help it to grow - hopefully curing my hair piece addiction - thus saving me money! bonuses all round!
♥ The more I learn to love it, the more it'll help me dispel my stupid belief that blondes have all the fun!
♥ And I get to cross off number nine on my 32 things! woot! Go me. 2 down 30 to go!
Hopefully I'll learn to love being red, after all, Red is the new blonde!